How To Prevent Premature Ageing
As you get older, the internal processes that have kept your body and skin healthy for so long will start to slow down. Some of these changes will be noticeable, for example, you may find yourself taking longer rest periods in between stints of exercise, other changes, however, are not so obvious, such as the reduction in the amount of collagen your body produces.
As our body undergoes these changes, wrinkles, fine lines and many other signs of ageing can start to become more prominent. Visible creases may start to appear on your face and your skin may become drier and thinner. Although these changes are largely linked to our genetic makeup, various external factors can speed up the ageing process, making you look older than you are.
Although it may be impossible to avoid ageing, there are ways to prevent premature ageing – if you have the right strategy, that is! Carry on reading to learn all the tips and tricks from our medical experts and keep your skin looking youthful and healthy long into the future!
What Causes Premature Ageing?
There is no set-in-stone ageing process – it is something that affects everyone differently and can begin as early as your twenties. Don’t worry though, with the latest innovations in aesthetics, there are very few completely untreatable problems.
One of the most apparent signs of ageing, and probably the most feared, is the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin. These characteristics tend to appear as you enter your 30s, primarily because the rate at which your body produces collagen will start to decrease. This can have an undesirable effect on you and your skin as collagen is one of the most valuable and abundant proteins in the body – playing a significant role in strengthening your skin, as well as providing it with much-needed elasticity and hydration!
However, various external factors can contribute to premature ageing. For instance, it has been proven that wrinkles and pigmentation issues can be linked to the environment in which you live or the one you grew up in. If you live in a big, urban environment, then your skin will regularly be coming into contact with the toxins and pollution that are present in the air.
Your daily routine can also contribute to premature ageing, especially if you live a stressful lifestyle. The hormones that are produced as a result of stress can cause inflammation, as well as impact your sleep patterns, something which in itself is connected to signs of ageing as sleep is vital in refreshing and replenishing your skin cells.
Finally, something that will come as no surprise to you is that excessive alcohol consumption and smoking can also play a big part in the ageing of your skin. Smoking is a big culprit as it causes your skin to become dry and can allow for the formation of wrinkles.
How Can I Prevent Or Manage Ageing?
There are numerous strategies you can use to prevent premature ageing. If you are concerned about any signs of ageing or have any questions, then we recommend that you talk to a doctor or dermatologist. They will be able to create an all-encompassing treatment plan that will help you discover which products you should be using, the environmental factors you need to adjust, what you need to change about your lifestyle, and even examine your genetics and family history.
For example, If you suffer from visible fine lines, wrinkles or sagging skin, then one of our medical professionals may be able to provide you with medical-grade skincare products to help you treat these problem areas. In severe cases, or if the recommended products have not achieved your desired results, then a clinical route may be suggested. If this is the case, common treatments such as Botox® or dermal fillers will be advised to provide you with visibly smoother, clearer and healthier skin.
Here at North West Aesthetics, we take great pride in the treatments we offer. Our philosophy is that if no one skin condition or concern is the same, then no treatment should be either. If you have an aesthetic concern, whether it be premature ageing or something else, then please do get in touch and join us for a complimentary consultation. During this session, we will be able to examine your skin and recommend the best treatment plan for your specific concerns. Sometimes a simple change, such as adjusting your daily routine, can help solve the most stubborn of skin issues, in other cases, more significant treatments will be required.
Whatever your concern, it is always best to eliminate the guesswork by visiting a medical professional.
North West Aesthetics
Our state-of-the-art clinic is based in Wigan and we offer a wide range of treatments for several parts of the body, including many skin rejuvenation and hair loss procedures. Led by Dr David Taylor, we ensure that all of our treatments, products and services remain competitively priced without compromising on quality. We only ever use industry-leading, top-of-the-range equipment and the highest quality treatments for all of our patients.