Ever looked into the mirror and wondered where has all the youth gone to? Well, there are 2 key factors that causes the skin to age: biological ageing and environmental ageing.
Biological ageing is often genetically determined and cannot be stopped but that doesn’t mean you can’t slow down the process. There are also other factors such as the daily exposure to trillions of free radicals from the sun’s UV rays, pollution, smoking, harsh weather and external stress which are the common culprits that causes the skin to age quickly.
In fact, research shows that on average, women will incur 80% of their sun damage prior to turning 20. At 20, collagen production will decline by 1% per year and skin thickness will decrease roughly 7% every 10 years.
So what does it mean to an average person, let’s study the Ageing Face.
The Ageing Face
At Prive, we have a variety of non-invasive treatments to help slow down the ageing process:
- Thermage is a non-invasive FDA-approved procedure that uses patented radiofrequency (RF) energy to tighten, smooth and contour your skin in as little as one treatment with no surgery, no injections and little to no downtime. Using the new CPT (Comfort Plus Technology) system, Thermage boasts a more comfortable experience and an improved, more uniform heating action that stimulates your body’s natural renewal of collagen, which creates a subtle, natural looking results on the face. This treatment can be done on the eyes and body as well.
- Ultherapy is also another non-invasive FDA-approved procedure, using ultrasound treatment that counteracts the effects of time and gravity on your skin, without any downtime. Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy which has unique properties that allow it to bypass the surface of the skin non-surgically, to treat depths of up to 4.5mm under the skin. It has been scientifically proven that ultrasound energy can stimulate collagen production in the skin’s foundation. This results in a clinically significant lift of tissue over time as new collagen works to lift and tighten the skin under the chin, on the eyebrow as well as smooth skin on the chest.
- Exilis Elite Whether you’re in your 20s or 40s, Exilis Elite can enhance and or protect your appearance. The radio frequency energy will stimulate skin cells to produce collagen, reduce wrinkles and improve skin texture. The benefits of stimulating your own collagen is that collagen is deposited in an orderly structured manner and that there is no risk of allergy, immune reaction or injection-induced infection. Therefore 20-30 year olds can be proactively rebuilding their collagen, fiber elastins & epidermis prior to lines settling in. While 40-50 year olds can repair year’s of damage and deeper wrinkles.
- Youth Revival Aqua Skinbooster adopts a 5-in-1 approach to improved skin by delivering an exclusive cocktail of brightening antioxidants and growth factors from CALECIM® – cord lining conditioned media derived from red deer umbilical extract. By plumping skin from below the surface, this stem cell technology works by sending “youth messages” deep into the dermal layers to rejuvenate and renew. The results are beyond skin deep, the effect will be visibly improved firmness and skin density, as well as enhanced facial definition.
Not sure which treatment suits you best, email us today to fix an appointment for a consultation and computerized skin analysis to see which treatment suits you best.