There are many treatments that can help combat ageing, using both surgical and non-surgical procedures. Damage from too much sun exposure can take its toll and be responsible for most of the visible ageing of the skin. As well as photo-ageing, repeatedly spending time in the sun with lack of sunscreen can lead to skin cancer alongside damage. There is no treatment that deals with all skin issues and that will have the same result on every individual. An experienced doctor can determine what would be the best procedure and whether a combination of treatments is needed.
Ageing can take its toll in many ways, including:
Injecting filler materials under the skin can fill in folds, smile and laugh lines and create fuller lips and give more volume to hollow cheeks and eyes. These include dermal fillers, collagen, hyaluronic acid, synthetic fillers and fat transfers.
This temporarily paralyses muscles when injected and prevents the skin from creasing and making wrinkles.
A combination of muscle relaxers, such as Botoxlinum A, and dermal fillers is known as a liquid facelift.
Glycolic, lactic or trichloracetic acid is applied to the skin to exfoliate the top layer so that dead skin cells peel off. This helps reduce fine lines, small scars and sun damaged skin.
Microneedling involves using tiny needles rolling over the skin. The needles stimulate collagen production and the procedure treats acne scarring, lines and wrinkles.
These are used for moderate lines and wrinkles and can improve skin tightness. There are many different laser treatments available such as ablative lasers that destroy the tissue, which is replaced by new healthy tissue. Non-ablative lasers stimulate the collagen and leave it intact. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a non-skin-removing technique that softens lines, wrinkles and can help some scars to fade.
Ultheraphy relies on High-intensity Focused Ultrasound therapy (HiFU)to go deeper than other non-invasive treatments for collagen stimulation. And it leverages traditional ultrasound imaging so medical providers can see the layers of tissue they are treating. This ensures the treatment energy is delivered to where it benefits you most.