Illustration of ageing part #4 – Current corrective treatments
Ageing is an inevitable biological phenomenon which begins around the age of thirty.
Today, to fight facial ageing we have methods to:
- prevent it,
- delay it,
- or to treat it.
Currently, PREVENTING ageing and DELAYING it consist of:
- protecting yourself from direct exposure to the sun,
- living healthily (without smoking),
- having a good diet (vitamins contained in fruit and vegetables),
- keeping well hydrated (to renew and refresh the water in our cells),
- and doing physical activity (to maintain a good turnover in the activity of our cells).
To CORRECT the signs of ageing, whether this is from the moment they begin to appear or later, we have many adapted products and techniques at our disposal.
ONLY A DETAILED ASSESSMENT OF YOUR FACE and THE SIGNS OF AGEING THAT ARE ALREADY VISIBLE WILL MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO CHOOSE THE BEST SOLUTION from all the existing products and techniques.
Here is a list (not exhaustive) of the techniques shown in video #4:
1. Hyaluronic acid:
This is a filler molecule which has many advantages over other options. This molecule exists in large quantities in our bodies, it is malleable in production (different consistencies depending on the need), it has a lifespan which can easily reach 2 or 3 years, it presents exceedingly few side effects (except if it is incorrectly injected), and it can be removed if the result causes problems.
2. Botulinum toxin (commonly known as Botox):
This molecule, which has been used in medicine since 1975, acts almost exclusively on the muscles. As we have seen in the previous videos, the facial muscles age whilst contracting, and they lose the possibility of relaxing. Administering some drops of Botox to specific places and in certain facial muscles (the most contracted ones) will give your face a fresher and more relaxed expression and will make your eyes more radiant.
3. “Laser” lights
I- pigmentation laser:
By using a certain type of light, it is possible to remove sun spots that form over time. By using the specific colour of the lights, it is also possible to brighten the skin tone of the whole face.
II- vascular laser:
The same principle of specific light focuses on red and violet blood vessels that appear on the skin surface (such as rosacea) to remove them.
III- laser hair removal:
Here, the light targets the hair bulb, destroying it and therefore preventing hair regrowth.
A cocktail of “vitamins” and other “moisturising” products is injected under the skin in multiple injections. The effect is short term and must be repeated to be preserved.
5. Chemical peels:
Local and controlled application by a specialist of a chemical substance leading to the removal of the surface layers of the skin.
6. Heat treatments:
When brought to temperatures above 42 degrees, our collagen contracts and stimulates production of new collagen. This heat is obtained through the emission of waves:
- i)- electromagnetic waves using radiofrequency
- ii)- ultrasonic waves using ultrasound light
7. LED (Light Emitting Diode):
This is a “cold” light of different colours which is absorbed by skin cells and increases their energy production. This energy serves to repair daily damage to our skin or help with healing after an operation. It is good to regularly increase the energy levels of our cells given the daily aggressions they are subjected to.
8. Combining these methods:
They make it possible to regenerate the skin cells and collagen and elastin fibres contained within our skin, whilst guaranteeing aesthetic rejuvenation.