older womanYour skin in your 50s and 60s is not the same skin you had in your 20s and 30s, which is why you need to treat it differently.

Not only does it look different, but it also acts different. As skin experiences more and more damage and the effects of aging further set in, skin can’t regenerate itself like it used to. That’s why more potent anti-ageing ingredients and in-clinic treatments, which work more at a dermal and cellular level, are necessary.  These new skin solutions are only available from regulated medical practitioners and are often know as ‘cosmecueticals’.

Place a heavy focus on smoothing out lines and wrinkles with dermal fillers and injectable treatments such as Botox.

Why you need them: Treating lines and wrinkles will smooth the surface of your skin if the damage caused by sun and ageing is not too severe. “If your skin needs more help or you would like to boost its appearance from within then the best thing to consider is also a laser treatment.  It will even out skin tone and also stimulate your own collagen production,” says Dr Kannan Athreya of Essex Private Doctors.

What else you should know: If lines and wrinkles are deeply etched around your mouth (usually from smoking),microneedling (Dermaroller) can break apart the lines.  The body will then naturally regenerate and form new tissue often plumping out the old lines.   Injectables and fillers, in addition to neurotoxins like Botox and Dysport, are helpful, too, because in combination they work to restore lost volume.

What to use: After undergoing a skin procedure, use products that won’t irritate your skin and also speed up healing.  At Essex Private Doctors we would normally put you on a pre course regime of ZO Skin Care and also recommend that you stay out of the sun for 3-4 weeks prior to treatment.

Load up on creams and serums that nourish and strengthen skin like our range from world renowned Dr Zein Obagi – ZO Skin Health.ZO 1

Why you need them: The older you are, the more depleted your skin becomes of nutrients, meaning it can’t protect itself as well or function optimally, and the effects of aging start to become really evident. During this stage of life, skin tends to benefit most from ingredients that firm and stimulate collagen.

What else you should know: Some department store and chemist creams (more so than serums) can be chock-full of preservatives and filling agents that don’t do much for your skin, so make sure you know what you’re using. No matter how well known the high street brand face creams and potions, there is probably very little longer term delay to ageing with their formulations.

Peptides, Retin A  and Vitamin C  also offer the added benefit of firming your skin, which means you get more than just a nourishing effect from these types of products.

Don’t neglect your neck with anti-ageing products and treatments.

Why you need to do it: Your neck is a dead giveaway as to how old you really are, which is why you need to treat it with the right products and in-office treatments. When loose skin is a problem, it can be tightened to some degree with a skin tightener; neckbands can be smoothed out with Botox, Dysport or Xeomin; and textural changes can be addressed with the Exilis laser.

What else you should know: The neck ages in a variety of ways—laxity, texture changes and banding—you need to treat each problem with the right course of action.

What to use: Exilis Elite RF treatments successfully rejuvenate the face and neck.  It is a really cost effective, painless treatment that will give you speedy results when coupled with a great skin care regime.

Call us today and book a no obligation skin consultation: 01277 201001 or email [email protected]