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The Ageing Process

ageing-process-womanAgeing is inevitable and it comes to all of us. But what does it mean in real terms to our skin and our features?

Some people show a few or all of these signs but by getting to know my patients and assessing their faces and lifestyle and using an holistic approach I can prescribe bespoke treatments to enhance and treat the things that bother them most.

The way you look affects the way you feel about yourself. The signs of ageing can make us appear tired and stressed.

So for me it’s about reviving the skin and complexion, softening out the lines and wrinkles and restoring volume and firmness, restoring youthfulness and more importantly confidence.

All of the above issues can be treated by Wrinkle Relaxing Injections (BOTOX®), Dermal Fillers (e.g. Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Voluma) Chemical Skin Peels and Genuine Dermaroller Therapy, PDO Thread-lifts.


Video – Dr Dan Dhunna on Ageing

Video – Anatomy Explained

There are 2 types of Ageing

Intrinsic Ageing

The natural ageing process is a continuous event that usually begins in the mid-20s. In youth, skin has natural plumpness, firmness and elasticity as a result of higher levels of collagen, elastin and Hyaluronic acid.

Through our 30’s, 40’s 50’s and 60’s collagen production slows down, elastin which gives skin its firmness gets less springy. We also lose Hyaluronic Acid, a special sugar based molecule which not only is important in the synthesis of collagen but also gives support to the skin and hydrates the skin by drawing one thousand times its weight in water.

Skin cells turnover twice as quickly in your 20’s than your 40’s. So the older we get the duller the surface of the skin looks.

The signs of intrinsic ageing are: fines lines and wrinkles, deeper folds and creases, thinning skin, dull complexion, loss of volume and underlying fat; which causes the skin to sag,, loss of plumpness and hollowing of the cheeks and temples, and weakening of the jaw line.

Extrinsic Ageing

Commonly known as premature ageing, these are the external factors that are caused by lifestyle habits and the environment. A number of extrinsic, or external, factors often act together with the normal ageing process to prematurely age the skin. The biggest factors in premature ageing are caused by sun exposure and smoking.

Other external factors that prematurely age our skin are repetitive facial expressions (dynamic lines), gravity, sleeping positions, and continued use of sunbeds.

The signs of extrinsic ageing are crow’s feet around the eyes, deep creases, wrinkles and lines around the lips and mouth, brown spots , irregular pigmentation (sun damage) and crepey skin.

Make an appointment with Dr Dan Dhunna today call 0844 815 8455

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