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How to combat ageing skin

10th October 2012  : 

We can think of how the skin ages in two ways. Firstly, we can think about the fact that the ageing process is a natural part of how our body changes. For example, the elasticity of our skin diminishes as we get older, because by the time we turn 40 most of us have stopped producing collagen. This in turn leads to wrinkles and forehead lines.

Then there are also the environmental effects on our skin. Without protecting our skin, harmful UV damage from the sun can cause further damage such as age spots and pigmentation.

While skin care products such as moisturisers and SPF creams can delay the ageing process, there will come a time when you may want to consider anti-wrinkle treatments that can help you restore your fresh, youthful and healthy appearance.

There are plenty of straightforward procedures that are perfect for removing wrinkles. Botox® is the UKs most popular cosmetic treatment and the reasons for this are obvious: it’s an affordable, painless and quick procedure that helps relax the muscles in your face leading to smooth, wrinkle-free skin.

Sculptra® is another type of anti-wrinkle injection, but it has a longer-lasting effect than Botox. It works by filling in wrinkle lines with a substance produced naturally in the body. Safely used for more than a quarter of a century, Sculptra® is the perfect way for many people to fight the stubborn signs of ageing.

While Botox® is practically painless, many people don't want needles anywhere near their face. In these cases, a chemical peel may be a better option. These non-toxic chemical solutions work by safely shedding the outer skin layers, which in turn promotes cell renewal and collagen production, in effect turning back our body clock. The result is fresher, brighter skin, with fewer imperfections and fine lines.

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