ABOUT AGEING

Our face is our calling card. It defines you through your look, your expressions, and your unique personality. It’s what you present to the world as ‘you’, so it’s worth looking after.

 

When your skin is healthy and glowing you appear more youthful and as a result you feel more attractive and confident. But maintaining this vitality becomes more of a challenge as the natural changes that come with ageing take place.

The skin is more than a convenient layer separating you from the outside world.

It is the human body’s largest organ, with a range of functions for survival including providing a barrier between you and the outside environment. As we age, our skin becomes thinner, losing elasticity, and the production of collagen and cell renewal slows, resulting in the appearance of wrinkles and a loss of facial volume.

The good news today is you can slow the visible signs of ageing, and maintain youthful looks in subtle and natural ways. Whether you make simple lifestyle choices (such as improving your diet, drinking more water and getting more rest) or you decide to undergo medical treatment, it’s possible to take control.

Ageing is  inevitable; but understanding how it can occur can help you slow the progression and unnecessary negative effects aging has on skin. Select from the menu on the left for information about skin, what happens as we age and some helpful advice on how to keep your skin looking healthy and radiant.

While the ageing process cannot be avoided there are alternatives available to rejuvenate your face and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Once you know how ageing affects your skin, you will be better informed to decide what action to take.
When it comes to physical attractiveness, your face is the first area of focus and represents your identity. While ideas of beauty have varied across the ages, cultures and continents, there are certain physical characteristics that make a face attractive.

WHAT HAPPENS AS WE AGE?

      • Lines and wrinkles become more obvious
      • We lose facial volume and shape
      • The quality of our skin changes

20s     30s     40s     50s    60s

WHAT CAUSES THESE CHANGES?

Extrinsic Factors

      • Diet
      • UV
      • Stress
      • Alcohol
      • Smoking

Intrinsic Factors

      • Skin
      • Muscle Movement
      • Fat pad resorption and descent
      • Bone resorption

And of course there is the genetic component too.