The first place where patients experience visible signs of aging is our skin. As time passes, the skin
begins to look older and more worn down, the result of various physiological changes that are
accelerated by the environment, lifestyle habits and genetics.
Fortunately, there are options that can help slow down and eliminate the visible signs of aging. We offer
a selection of clinically proven treatments that we’ve tested out on ourselves to ensure they’ll
be as effective as they claim.
We feature a wide variety of treatments to heal and revitalize aging skin.
Cosmeceuticals are cosmetic products that
also offer healing benefits, including moisturizing rough, dry skin to restore texture and skin tone.
Chemical peels are treatments that
exfoliate layers of dead and damaged skin to reveal fresh, new, healthy skin cells that are free from
Hydrafacial is a great way to refresh your
skin. It deep cleans and kickstarts collagen production for clearer, firmer and healthier skin that
IPL treatment is a
non-invasive light-based method of erasing skin blemishes, clearing up fine lines, age spots, and other
Sublative rejuvenation treatment is a way to
encourage growth of collagen and elastin protein in the skin tissues through application of bipolar
radio frequency energy.
Botox is an injectable that eases away fine lines
and wrinkles that form over time. This restores smooth, youthful-looking skin. We also offer injections
of cosmetic fillers such as Juvéderm in order to fill those moderate and deep wrinkles.
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The skin is composed of several layers. The outer layer is known as the epidermis. Below this, there is
the dermis, followed by the subcutaneous layer.
The layers of the skin contain hair follicles, blood vessels, nerves, oil glands, fat, sweat glands,
pigment cells, proteins, and skin cells. These experience many changes as we grow older, resulting in
the appearance of numerous signs of aging.
The effects of aging on the skin is multi-fold, and they are all visible. The outer layer of the skin thins and weakens, making it more susceptible to damage caused by external factors, such as UV exposure and lifestyle factors. At the same time, cellular turnover slows so that any damage takes longer to repair. That's why any skin concerns tend to only get worse as time passes if they aren't resolved.
Unfortunately, skin thickness and integrity usually decreases at a faster rate for women — thanks primarily to plunging estrogen levels. The areas that are most affected are the face, neck, décolletage, hands and forearms.
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Signs of Aging
The skin begins to sag over time, and wrinkles and folds start to form. This is due to a decline in the
production of collagen and elastin protein, two key proteins for skin tissue health. With less collagen
and elastin, the skin loses strength and support, becoming looser and less elastic.
Skin also becomes thinner. It develops hollow, gaunt areas, a result of less support from the
subcutaneous fat layer. As we age, fatty tissue is gradually lost from this underlying layer. This makes
the skin less padded and more susceptible to trauma.
The skin develops a general dryness, and this coupled with the thinness of aging skin, makes it more
likely to experience trauma. The dryness is a result many factors, including the skin’s sebaceous glands
producing less oil over time and the tissues producing less collagen and elastin.
Loss of colour is another common issue. The skin becomes pale and translucent; this occurs because of a
decline in pigment-containing cells, also called melanocytes.
Brown spots and other types of pigmented lesions are more likely to
form on aging skin, along with warts, skin tags, and rough patches.
Aging skin also has more fragile blood vessels, making it more likely that cherry angiomas will form.
This also causes an increase in likelihood of bruising and bleeding under the skin.
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