Skin aging is an inevitable process that begins around the age of 25, with some factors being from heredity and lifestyle. During the aging process, every cell in the body slows down and an imbalance at the cell communication level occurs. This imbalance is commonly the cause for the skin’s failure to renew itself, thinning of the dermal layer, and loss of muscle tone. Aging skin treatments are some of the most commonly performed at Q Esthetics.
Signs of aging skin
Fine lines and wrinkles are some of the first visible signs of aging to the face. Fine lines are small shallow wrinkles, that become noticeable around the eyes at the top of the cheeks; referred to as laugh-lines or crow’s feet. Wrinkles are typically deeper than fine lines, and may stay on the skin even when our face is at rest. They may first appear on the forehead as horizontal lines. And because they result from facial expressions, they will most likely become more pronounced and deeper as time goes by. Deeper wrinkles such as the nasolabial folds can form in the crease between the nose and mouth, and will also deepen over time. Wrinkles related to skin sagging result when thinning and sagging skin shifts downward on the face, and folds and creases may appear as a result.
Our skin is a complex organ, and aging occurs on all three of its layers in different ways. These layers are the epidermis, dermis and subdermal or lipid layer. In the epidermal layer, slower cell turnover and reduced sebum production means roughness and dryness on the skin’s surface. The epidermal layer also becomes more sensitive to UV light as it ages, increasing the level of damage. Immune function reduction due to aging means that the skin repairs itself more slowly, making it more prone to delayed wound closure and infection. There is a 1% reduction of collagen in the skin’s dermal layer after the age of 25. Collagen and elastin are the building blocks of the skin, and their decline causes dermal tissue disorganization. When skin structure is weak, fine lines and wrinkles are more easily formed.
Causes Of Aging Skin
The clinical signs of aging include increased visible vascularity; such as leg veins and facial veins, actinic keratosis, wrinkles and skin laxity. As environmental and other factors damage our skin, dyschromia – such as sun spots and melasma – may show up due to an overproduction of melanin. Unfortunately when our skin begins to age, dead skin cells no longer slough off, exfoliate themselves, or regenerate as easily. This causes the skin to appear dull and uneven in tone and texture such as cellulite, stretch marks and skin tags.
Fat pads in areas like the cheeks can begin to diminish and create a sunken look. With the loss of collagen and natural hydration in aging skin, a brittle quality as well as less oil production can leave the skin feeling and looking dry. Fine lines and wrinkles love to settle into thin, dry skin.
Aging Skin Treatments
In order for aging skin treatments to be effective and complete, they must reach and treat all three levels of where aging takes place because aging. It occurs in all three skin layers; namely the epidermis, dermis, and muscles.
At Q Esthetics Laser Clinic, we are proud to provide a wide variety of aging skin treatments, suitable for all skin types, colors and ages:
• Light Therapy for Aging Skin
• Laser Wrinkles Removal
• Skin Care Products for Aging Skin
• Anti Aging Facial Treatments
• Botox Injections for Anti Aging
• Skin Tightening for Sagging Skin
• Laser Vein Removal
• Pellevé Skin Tightening
• Ultherapy Treatment
• Cosmetic Dermal Fillers
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Anti Aging Clinic
With cutting-edge technologies and a team including cosmetic doctors and nurses, we proudly offer a wide variety of aging skin treatments for men and women in Toronto, Mississauga, Thornhill, North York, Scarborough, Brampton, Etobicoke, Markham, Richmond Hill, Woodbridge, Vaughan, Newmarket and other surrounding areas of the GTA. We customize a personal anti-aging plan for each patient according to his or her needs.
If you need more information about aging skin treatments, prevention, or would like to book your complimentary consultation, please call one of our two convenient clinics today.