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Ageing Skin

The is skin is the largest organ of the body and is often forgotten about.
We take for granted our skin when we are younger, but as get older, we notice more and more how much of our skin can have an impact on our well-being and confidence.

Skin Changes That Comes With Age

As we grow older, changes like these naturally occur:

  • Skin becomes rougher.
  • Skin becomes slack. The loss of the elastic tissue (elastin) in the skin with age causes the skin to hang loosely.
  • Skin becomes more transparent. This is caused by thinning of the epidermis (surface layer of the skin).
  • Skin becomes more fragile. This is caused by a flattening of the area where the epidermis and dermis (layer of skin under the epidermis) come together.
  • Skin becomes more easily bruised. This is due to thinner blood vessel walls.

Often with aged skin, one of the main causes of the skin to look aged is loss of volume from the face. A combination of aesthetic and skin treatments can achieve great results, Dr Linea may suggest that some aesthetic rejuvenation treatment would be beneficial before or alongside skin treatments to achieve best results.

Changes below the skin also become evident as we age. They include:

  • Loss of fat below the skin in the cheeks, temples, chin, nose, and eye area may result in loosening skin, sunken eyes, and a "skeletal" appearance.
  • Bone loss mostly around the mouth and chin, may become evident after age 60 and cause puckering of the skin around the mouth.
  • Cartilage loss in the nose causes drooping of the nasal tip and accentuation of the bony structures in the nose.
  • Facial movement lines become more visible after the skin starts losing its elasticity (usually as people reach their 30s and 40s). Lines may appear horizontally on the forehead, vertically on the skin above the root of the nose (glabella), or as small curved lines on the temples, upper cheeks, and around the mouth.
  • Sleep creases result from the way the head is positioned on the pillow and may become more visible after the skin starts losing its elasticity. Sleep creases are commonly located on the side of the forehead, starting above the eyebrows to the hairline near the temples, as well as on the middle of the cheeks. Sleeping on your back may improve these sleep creases or prevent them from becoming worse.
  • Smokers tend to have more wrinkles than non-smokers of the same age, complexion, and history of sun exposure.
  • Dry skin and itching is common in later life. About 85% of older people develop "winter itch," because overheated indoor air is dry. The loss of oil glands as we age may also worsen dry skin. Anything that further dries the skin (such as overuse of soaps or hot baths) will make the problem worse. If your skin is very dry and itchy, see a doctor because this condition can affect your sleep, cause irritability, or be a symptom of a disease. Some medicines make the itchiness worse.

Dr Linea is able to address many of these additional skin concerns with medical aesthetics treatments. Find out here how she can help you.


Skin Changes That Comes With Age

As we grow older, changes like these naturally occur:

  • Skin becomes rougher.
  • Skin becomes slack. The loss of the elastic tissue (elastin) in the skin with age causes the skin to hang loosely.
  • Skin becomes more transparent. This is caused by thinning of the epidermis (surface layer of the skin).
  • Skin becomes more fragile. This is caused by a flattening of the area where the epidermis and dermis (layer of skin under the epidermis) come together.
  • Skin becomes more easily bruised. This is due to thinner blood vessel walls.

Often with aged skin, one of the main causes of the skin to look aged is loss of volume from the face. A combination of aesthetic and skin treatments can achieve great results, Dr Linea may suggest that some aesthetic rejuvenation treatment would be beneficial before or alongside skin treatments to achieve best results.