“How can I stop my skin from ageing?” – That is the million-dollar question. As we age, our body produces less and less collagen and elastin – the “building blocks” or “scaffolding” of our skin. Although we can’t stop our skin from ageing, there is innovative new technology that actually stimulates your body to produce more collagen and elastin and we can target the areas that need it most.
If you are considering facial rejuvenation or facial contouring treatments, this article answers our top five questions.
TOP 5 QUESTIONS ANSWERED
How can I stop my skin from ageing?
It’s impossible to “stop” your skin from ageing, but you can slow it down. There are two things that have the biggest negative impact on youthful skin – sun and cigarettes. There is a whole generation (or two) of Australian’s who are showing the effects from sun damaged skin as a result of the importance of sunscreen becoming known all too late. With smoking, the impact on your entire health and wellbeing can be compromised.
Taking care of yourself with a healthy diet, exercise and keeping well hydrated and your skin well moisturised will all help to maintain your youthful complexion. However, if your skin is already showing signs of premature ageing, there are some effective and safe treatment options that can really improve the look and feel of your skin. If you would like to know more, come in for a free consultation.
What is facial rejuvenation?
By addressing the signs of ageing (fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin and changes to pigmentation), facial rejuvenation or facial contouring is a cosmetic procedure to enhance or restore your facial features for a more youthful appearance.
There are various facial rejuvenation options – injectable fillers, anti-wrinkle injections, Ablative methods (microdermabrasion, chemical peels, laser resurfacing), Sublative and Sublime treatments. The key difference between Sublime and Sublative treatments versus alternatives such as anti-wrinkle injections or fillers is that you are applying energy to stimulate your body’s natural healing process rather than toxins that adversely affect your body’s natural processes (eg paralyse the muscles) and carry higher risks.
How does facial rejuvenation work?
Sublative™ rejuvenation fractionated radio frequency (RF) to create heat in top layer of the dermis thereby stimulating the body’s own repair mechanisms to regenerate the skin. By stimulating new cell growth and collagen and elastin production at this layer you are resurfacing and re-texturising the skin.
Sublime™ Facial Rejuvenation combines safe and effective levels of infrared light and bipolar radio frequency energies to cause bulk heating to remodel the deeper dermal layer of the skin by stimulating new collagen growth. Sublime™ targets the body’s natural wound healing process and triggers collagen and elastin production to replenish in the areas where you naturally need it. Sublime™ effectively plumps up the dermal layer and re-contours the face. The results are natural, unlike fillers where the doctor needs to be very careful in estimating how much to artificially inject to create the required look. Sublime’s™ exclusive combination of energies provides ideal treatment outcomes with a very low risk of side effects and virtually no downtime.
Why are collagen and elastin important?
Collagen and elastin are the “scaffold” that gives skin its structure. The two fibres form a mesh under the surface of the skin to maintain firmness and elasticity. As we age, the production of collagen and elastin tails off and the collagen and elastin that are present becomes fragmented, resulting in skin that loses tone, texture and is prone to wrinkles.
Am I a good candidate for facial rejuvenation?
If you have concerns about your skin and are thinking about treatment options, come in for a free consultation. During the consultation, we can assess your skin, discuss your concerns and talk about the treatment options and answer any questions you have. Our treatments are really safe, so if you are in good general health, but would like to look more youthful, we can help.
If you are unhappy with how your facial skin is ageing and you want to do something about it, there are a range of treatment options that can really improve the look and feel of your skin. The eTwo Skin Treatment System is a safe and effective option. We have helped many women regain their youthful appearance with Sublime™ and Sublative™ treatments.
At Eden Laser Clinics, we offer a free consultation where we can give you personalised information about Facial Rejuvenation and answer any questions you have. If you already have an appointment, you can easily add a free consultation to your booking.