Senescence is the biological process of ageing, this is the natural phenomena where throughout the years, the cells gradually deteriorate and are unable to function as well as they have previously. This process is what causes the skin to become wrinkled and lose its volume, resilience and elasticity. Ageing skin is an inherent part of life and how you age can be dramatically improved, and in most cases, controlled. Knowing all the information surrounding ageing equips you with the power to manage how you look later on in life.
The cause of skin ageing can be influenced, and accelerated, by a range of intrinsic and extrinsic factors. Intrinsic ageing is the inevitable, physiological process that results in thin, dry skin, fine lines and wrinkles, and the gradual declination of essential anti-ageing proteins, collagen and elastin. The rate of intrinsic ageing is genetically determined but can be affected by free radicals (called oxidative stress), hormones and your body’s ability to repair damage.
Extrinsic ageing, on the other hand, characterises the external, environmental factors and lifestyle habits that contribute to a prematurely aged complexion. Over-exposure to UV rays, air pollution, smoking, stress and heavy alcohol consumption are all extrinsic factors that impact senescence.
To help identify the cause of your ageing, it is also worth knowing the different types of wrinkles. Static and dynamic wrinkles are the main categories facial lines are put into and we can distinguish them both easily. Dynamic lines are the lines made from repeated facial movements, such as smiling, squinting and frowning. Static lines, however, are lines formed through a loss of elasticity and have a gravitational element, such as the downwards sagging associated with jowls or marionette lines. Eventually, dynamic results become static wrinkles which is why identifying them early is recommended to help treat them.
We have a range of injectable and light-based treatments to combat moderate to severe ageing concerns. They are:
Anti-wrinkle injectables – One type of anti-ageing injectables that can soften many facial and neck lines for a dramatically youthful – but natural – complexion. We use FDA approved Botox® injections that temporarily restrict muscle movement and relax lines exacerbated, and formed, by repeated facial expressions. Botox® is an affordable option to quickly resolve any ageing concerns to restore a smooth, refined complexion seamlessly.
Dermal fillers – This is another type of injectable treatment that works to replenish volume into the sunken, depressed areas of the face. Depending on your concern, dermal fillers can also help to subtly lift and contour your features – whilst eradicating fine lines and wrinkles too. In all our dermal fillers treatments, we use Juvéderm® which is mainly formulated of hyaluronic acid, as it has amazing water retention abilities that means it attracts, and binds, to water molecules in the skin. Juvéderm® is used globally and is renowned for its 98% satisfaction rate within the cosmetic industry.
Collagen boosting – We use laser and light technologies to specifically trigger collagen production which has amazing powers to improve connective tissue in the dermal layer of skin and cause the fibroblast cells to release new collagen and elastin proteins. This is an ideal treatment for anyone looking to rejuvenate their skin and reduce wrinkle visibility – without the invasiveness of injectables.
Profhilo® – an award-winning treatment that can achieve complete facial rejuvenation and hydration thanks to its innovative bio-modelling approach. This treatment uses the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid that works to improve the skin’s structure for weeks after the first treatment. It works by targeting five areas of the face to boost collagen levels, firm papery and crepey skin and surge the skin with hydration, ideal for chronically dry and aged-induced dull skin.
Laser and IPL Skin Rejuvenation – another light-based treatment that works to improve skin tone and refresh pigmentated, aged and tired-looking skin. This treatment works in a similar way to collagen boosting and encourages skin cell renewal artificially, but completely safely, for a re-established, glowing look.
For mild to moderately tired and aged skin. We offer a collection of minimally invasive, non-injectable treatments for natural rejuvenation. These are:
Skin peels – An advanced facial peel that contains a powerful blend of anti-ageing ingredients, active natural acids and enzymes to leave your skin feeling newer and fresh.
Microneedling – Using genuine DermaRoller® devices, we gently roll cone-shaped microneedles over the skin to physically stimulate the body’s natural healing response and activate collagen production. The tiny entry holes made are completely atraumatic and heal within minutes of the treatment. This is ideal for mild wrinkles and pigmentation – like fine lines, age and sun spots.
HydraFacials – a six step facial that detoxifies the skin, clarifies and extracts any dead skin cells for a visible, reinstated glow. During a HydraFacial, each step brings you closer to the brighter, younger skin you’ve always wanted. This is a relaxing facial that can be customised to suit you and your skin.
EDS Revitalise – this is a type of microneedling treatment that has the added benefit of releasing a hyaluronic acid solution whilst the microneedles stimulate collagen regeneration. This is the ultimate treatment to restore vitality into the skin and works wonders to leave you looking visibly younger. One of the benefits of EDS is that the hyaluronic acid used will be able to penetrate into the deepest layers of skin and make more of an impact on a dermal level. You can expect your skin to be deeply rehydrated and plump after a single session of EDS Revitalise.
Taking a preventative approach to skincare is fundamental as this ensures how your skin will look in the years to come. You should start immediately, no matter your age, as anyone can be affected by senescence prematurely.
The best anti-ageing skincare regime always has SPF in it. This is the first way to prevent your skin from ageing – by wearing SPF daily. UV radiation is the primary contributor of extrinsic ageing, so never skimp when applying.
Other amazing anti-ageing skincare ingredients that can be universally included into any regime are: peptides, retinol, collagen, vitamin C, glycolic, hyaluronic and lactic acids.
Peptides are strings of amino acids that combine and form proteins in the skin. They act as building blocks for collagen and elastin, which play a large role in the skin’s resilience and flexibility. Peptides facilitate many functions in the body, but for the skin specifically, it plays a large role in tissue repair which is why it is important for ageing skin as it helps to resolve any cellular damage caused in the day.
Retinol is another important anti-ageing ingredient, whose powers are often heralded as ‘age-defying’. Retinol is derived from vitamin A and has collagen boosting and cell regenerating qualities. It is most effective when used at night because of its reparative powers, and as during the night the body essentially goes into repair mode, it will boost the body’s natural healing and regenerating processes. Gradually build up your dosage of retinol, and start with something like 0.5% – 1% retinol, it is a very strong ingredient so high levels of it can cause redness if used on skin that has not used it before.
Collagen is always a must and is the most abundant protein found in the body. It plays a vital role in the body’s healing process, in skin resistance, elasticity and skin structure. Most people are familiar with collagen and are aware of the anti-ageing qualities it possesses. So be sure to include it in your skincare regime.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant which helps to fight, and neutralise, free radical damage that contributes primarily to the premature death of skin cells. It is known mainly for its brightening purposes but has many benefits to hydrate, reduce redness, fade pigmentation and help treat photoaging (like sun damage).
Glycolic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), which is a group of plant acids used in many skin products. AHAs are known for their exfoliating properties but can also help to promote collagen and blood flow, improve superficial fine lines and correct discolouration, like age spots. Glycolic acid is derived from sugar cane and has the biggest benefits in attracting moisture into the skin so it can be perfect for dull and ageing skin.
Hyaluronic acid is a trending product that is clear in appearance and gooey in texture. It is naturally produced in the body and has amazing water retention abilities. It has a plumping effect and is used in many filler treatments due to its ability to bind, and attract, seamlessly to water molecules in the skin. Other benefits of hyaluronic acid are that it makes your skin feel more supple and intensely hydrated.
Lactic acid is another alpha hydroxy acid and is made from the fermentation of lactose. It is another important skincare ingredient that is a powerful exfoliant and helps to significantly improve the skin’s appearance. It is known to increase cell turnover, eliminate dead skin cells, brighten and firm the skin.
You can use all these skincare products in the same regime and they do not always have to be topicals, like moisturiser. You can find them in cleansers, serums, eye creams and toners.
Preventative treatments are also the way to boost skin health, improve tissue quality and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Regular treatments should be incorporated into every anti-ageing regime as professional skincare treatments can help to elevate the effects of at-home products – meaning that they will be able to penetrate deeper into the skin and make more of an impact.
In every skincare regime, the focus should always be on having a consistent, vigilant day and night routine, avoiding skincare damage, like UV radiation and smoking, and then adding in a professional treatment to simply surge your skin with hydration and collagen. In your 20s, your skin already has a high amount of anti-ageing proteins so simple rejuvenating treatments, like HydraFacials, skin peels, microdermabrasion and microneedling (including EDS Revitalise), can help to maintain strong skin health.
In your 30s, this is when the first signs of ageing become visible and senescence is already in process. Collagen and elastin levels are beginning to diminish and your skin may feel less supple than it once did. This is the ideal time for preventative treatments like collagen boosting, microneedling, Laser and IPL rejuvenation and even anti-ageing injectables – to stop deeper, more prominent lines from developing.
In your 40s, senescence becomes more noticeable and laxity issues may become more evident. Loss of volume in the mid-face, such as sunken cheeks, may affect you significantly and as elastin declines, you may be more prone to the early signs of jowls and crepey skin. During this time, we recommend more enhanced treatments that can make an instant impact, such as dermal fillers – to help restore lost volume and help redefine your cheeks, neck and jaw. Laser resurfacing treatments can also be effective in helping to restore collagen whilst improving laxity and boosting firmness. Profhilo® is also another useful treatment to aid complete facial rejuvenation.
In your 50s and 60s, menopause can affect your skin. This can be seen in the rapid declination of collagen, moisture and elasticity. You may notice your skin looking duller than usual, increased facial hair growth and an overall looser, luck-lustre complexion. For this age group, a combination of treatments is very effective. We recommend both skin rejuvenating and resurfacing treatments, like HydraFacials, skin peels and laser rejuvenation, alongside subtle augmentation treatments like dermal fillers or Botox®. If you prefer a less invasive approach, regular treatments of collagen boosting, microneedling and EDS Revitalise may help to improve aged skin. However, this can take time and may not be as effective as an injectable approach. For menopause-induced hair growth, facial laser hair removal is also a lasting way to diminish noticeable, unwanted hair.
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Anti Ageing Treatment Pricing
|Epionce Lite Refresh Skin Peel||£83|
|Hydrafacial Platinum Personalised with Dermabuilder Booster||£139|
|Epionce Lite Refresh Skin Peel||£249||£220|
|Hydrafacial Platinum Personalised with Dermabuilder Booster||£417||£375|
|Microneedling (Full Face)||£786||£734|
|Epionce Lite Refresh Skin Peel||£498||£440|
|Hydrafacial Platinum Personalised with Dermabuilder Booster||£834||£695|
|Hydrafacial Platinum Personalised with Dermabuilder Booster||£1,668||£1,251|
Frequently Asked Questions
If you want to look naturally more rejuvenated we have many diverse treatment options for you. The best way to move forward in your skin journey is to come and have a consultation with one of our expert practitioners. They will dedicatedly outline all the suitable treatment options for you depending on your desired outcome and will create a personalised treatment plan to help you achieve this.
Yes and no. We specialise in achieving natural looking results that will leave you looking fresher and more youthful so friends and family may comment on how “well” you look but there won’t be any obvious signs that you’ve had treatment.
90% of premature ageing is caused by lifestyle factors such as UV exposure, smoking and pollution. These factors creating reactive molecules that damage the protein, collagen and lipids in our skin, causing the ageing process to speed up. Another factor that may influence how fast your skin ages is your genetic make-up.
There are three essentials:
We strive to give natural looking results – it is our philosophy. We always insist that our treatments are done gradually and this can take multiple visits, in order to maintain subtle results and enhance your beauty – not to drastically alter it! By visiting us more than once and slowly undergoing each treatment, it gives you more control over the final result as you will see the gradual improvements and not be shocked by any sudden or obvious changes.
Yes. We only use products by the internationally recognised supplier, Allergan. Allergan are very reputable in the pharmaceutical industry as they are known for undergoing rigorous clinical testing.
Treatments are administered by our skilled team of medical practitioners. From doctors, nurses to expert practitioners, they are all fully-trained to prescribe the most relevant treatment journey to help you age the way you want to. Once you have been paired with your professional, they will be the one who you consult with, who performs your treatment and manages your aftercare.
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