There are so many factors that contribute to ageing skin; such as environment, weather, lifestyle choices, diet, heredity, and personal habits. When we grow older, the 3 Ds of naturally-occurring age-related facial changes will begin to occur; Deterioration, Descent, and Deflation.
How Do The Skin Age?
Ageing Skin: DeteriorationDeterioration of the skin becomes more and more obvious when we age. The skin becomes thinner, less elastic, loses hydration as well as its strength. The skin no longer has its youthful glow and radiance. Pigmented brown spots, uneven skin colour, fine lines, wrinkles, and small veins begin to appear. This is due to the inefficient shedding of old dead cells from the skin’s surface, resulting in enlarged pores, rough skin, and irregular skin texture. Aesthetic treatments which make use of energy devices like medical lasers, radiofrequency and Intense Pulse Light (IPL) are useful in treating these changes.
2. Ageing Skin: The Descent
Descent of the lower face and fat around the cheeks is caused by gravity. As older skin is thinner and less elastic, more folds appear. Of particular concern are the deepening folds of skin between the cheeks and the upper lip area (nasolabial folds), and downward folds from the corners of the mouth to the jawline (marionette lines). The facial triangle of youth with a narrower lower face will later age into a square-shaped face. Aesthetic treatments such as HIFU and Ultherapy are effective in treating concerns.
3. Ageing Skin: Deflation
Deflation arises as the fat pockets in the face shrink as we get older. Reabsorption of bone structure follows, and this makes the face even more sunken. The bone loss may also occur around the mouth and chin and may become evident after the age of 60.
Facial Rejuvenation & How The Face Ages?
Non Surgical Treatments To Reverse The Ageing Process
While aging is inevitable, there are many ways we can do to slow down or reverse the aging process. With the aid of advanced technology and our unique treatment plans, we have developed many non-surgical treatments to successfully deal with these age-related changes. Our treatment approach is always to combine a few cutting edge aesthetic modalities to give the best results. Because every face is different, and that there is no –one size fits all– treatment.
In order to tailor a suitable plan for you, consultation is advisable. During the consultation, a detailed assessment will be conducted so that we can have a clearer understanding of your skin and concerns, to plan a customized treatment strategy to meet every individual needs.
In the series of videos below, our resident doctor, Dr Chiam CT will share with you which facial rejuvenation is suitable for the different types of aging concerns.