Help your Aging Skin Look Youthful Again with Antiaging Skin Treatments
Aging skin is caused by two main factors. Internal aging skin is caused by the genes we inherit and external aging skin is caused by environmental factors.
Internal or Intrinsic aging skin: This type of aging skin is known as the natural aging process and begins in our mid 20′s. Collagen production slows down, elastin is less elastic, dead skin cells don’t shed as quickly and turnover of new cells may not be as quick. Although these changes start in your mid 20′s, they may not be visible externally for decades.
Some of the signs of aging skin are:
- thin and transparent skin
- fine lines and wrinkles
- hollowed cheeks and eyes from fat loss
- dry skin
- sagging skin
Genes control how quickly we age. Some people notice grey hair in their 20′s whilst others won’t see any grey hairs until they are 40.
External or extrinsic aging skin: There are a number of external factors that affect our normal aging process and can make you age faster. Most premature aging skin is related to sun exposure. Other factors include repetitive facial expressions, sleeping positions, smoking, stress, gravity, lack of exercise, alcohol use and lack of sleep.
“Photoaging” is a term that doctors use to describe aging skin from the suns rays. The amount of photoaging depends on skin colour and long the exposures to the sun have been. People with fair skin and a long history of exposure develop more signs of photoaging than those with darker skin. Signs of photoaging are wrinkles, brown spots, sagging skin and uneven complexions.
The signs of photoaging may appear to be overnight but mainly these signs can be present under the skin for years. UV photography , such as that using the Visia Skin Analysis, allows us to see the damage happening under the skin years before the aging is visible.
Whilst you cannot stop the internal aging, you can control premature aging by protecting you skin from the sun, less stress, no smoking , limited alcohol and so on.
It should be noted that sun beds and tanning salons accelerate UV damage to the skin and cause premature aging as well as a potential increased risk of skin cancers.
Treatments for aging skin
At BC Laser and SkinCare Clinic we offer antiaging skin treatments in our Surrey clinic to clients from across Surrey, White Rock, Langley, Vancouver and Coquitlam. For you solutions to antiaging treatments call our office at 604 580 2464
There are a number of treatments for aging skin:
- Skin Care products
- Chemical Peels
- Laser Peels
- “Photofacial” treatments with laser
- Fillers and Volumizers
- Thermage CPT
- Ultherapy by Ulthera
- Pigmentation treatments
- and many more
At BC laser and Skin Care Clinic we possess the largest array of medical esthetic devices to help you achieve your goals for aging skin. We believe that one size does not fit all and use combination treatments to achieve your goals for reducing the signs of aging skin.