01 May Let’s talk about ageing with Dr Holmes
Ageing is something we all must experience. It brings challenges – mental and physical. While we are used to thinking of this as a process that begins in our middle age, in fact skin ageing starts much sooner.
Often people will be aware of more lines on their faces, or redness or pigmentation in their twenties. This is especially noticeable in Australia where the effects of the sun from childhood breaks down collagen and elastin faster than in less sunny countries. Of course, some facial lines and wrinkles are completely normal and seen even in small children. (A concern in our western society is that some people in their twenties are becoming so obsessed about unrealistic “filtered” faces that they lose perspective. They forget what normal natural faces look like. They are then attending cosmetic clinics that prioritise sales over best practice, and over-treat beautiful young people. But I digress!).
You can be pro-active from when we are younger, by utilising some of the effective treatments or home care products that focus on improving skin quality and boosting repair of UV damage for natural glowing skin. This is worth it – future proofing your skin with results driven skin care, while protecting and embracing your individual appearance.
Treatments need to be customised for you. At the same time, it’s never too late to start regenerating older more damaged skin. Get professional advice from an ethical skin specialist centre – like us here at the Mayah Clinic!
If we are starting with more skin damage to reverse, there is not going to be one magic bullet treatment. It will be a gradual skin journey, involving a range of different treatments that work synergistically (i.e. help each other work better). Skin damage and ageing that has taken years to develop will not reverse overnight. Again, plans need to be customised.
These kinds of skin focused treatments may include Active Enzyme facials, LED, PRP, skin needling, BBL, Skin boosters, Tixel, Cold laser and other more aggressive lasers. The plan may even need to be adjusted as we go along, as sometimes an individual patient will respond better to one thing and maybe less well to something else. This relates to everyone’s different skin nutrition and genetic / cell makeup. Results need to be assessed along the way.
As well as this, plans need to be individualised for different budgets, and different patient choices around what treatments they would like to have, etc.
So, Skin is important. Natural Glowing skin that is the best you can achieve is the goal.
Don’t try and look like a clone of the strangely famous but hold on to what is uniquely you.