Do you feel like a wrinkly apple?
One minute the apple is fresh and plump then the next minute it is looking sad and wrinkled, the only thing left for the poor apple life is an apple pie. However, this is not the case for you! Restoring youthful vigor and vitality to your skin is possible. As with all my articles, I’m going to give you a very brief and simple explanation on why our skin ages and what can be done to rejuvenate your skin.
Why does our skin start resembling a wrinkly apple?
Our skin is made up of 2 layers - the epidermis and dermis. It’s the dermis that gives the skin it’s volume, strength and elasticity, thanks to the collagen and elastic fibers that make up the dermis. However, as we age there is a decrease in fibroblast activity leading to a reduction in collagen synthesis. This leads to a loss of collagen and elastin in the dermis, which on the surface of the skin resembles fine lines, wrinkles and skin laxity.
So, what causes this reduction in collagen and elastin synthesis? The biggest factor is SUN! UV exposure over time will destroy the dermal elastin network, the consequences of a sagging and wrinkly skin. The other factor is we are human, so sorry to break it to you we are going to age. Skin aging is also a result of physiological changes over time due to genetic factors. However, there are ways to prevent premature aging and if you are at the stage of life looking like a wrinkly apple there is hope for you too.
Now you know why your skin can look like a wrinkly apple, I can now move onto the exciting part - How do you prevent your skin from looking like a wrinkly apple?
The Answer - Skin Rejuvenation treatments, now I know it is a cliché word but the right skin rejuvenation treatment will give you your bounce and vitality back into your skin.
What Is the best Skin Rejuvenation treatment?
There are many different skin rejuvenation treatments on the market, it all comes down to what one is the most effective and will deliver results. As I mentioned previously, a decrease in collagen and elastin synthesis in the dermis is what causes fine lines and wrinkles. So an effective skin rejuvenation treatment needs to target the dermis. This is why I love RF for skin rejuvenation.
RF (radio frequency) devices have become very popular for skin rejuvenation treatments due to faster recovery, shorter downtime, and very minimal side effects. RF machines use electromagnetic energy to generate heat in the dermis which causes the contraction of collagen and elastin fibers in the dermis tissue initiating new collagen formation.
Now you know the how, why and what of skin rejuvenation, it’s time to wake up and plump up that dermis.
For more on Skin Rejuvenation treatments check out the info below.
Restore radiance treatment involves our fractional skin resurfacing and can be combined with the skin tightening for an overall skin rejuvenation treatment. It is ideal for clients that are wanting to reduce pore size, concerned with aging, fine lines and wrinkles or would like to increase the intensity of their skin treatments.
The Rejuvenation and Restore Luminance treatments can be customised into these 3 categories
Skin Resurfacing - for removing the skin's surface to create a new, fresh skin surface. great if you have pigment (not hormonal or melasma), enlarged pores and evening out skin tone.
Skin Rejuvenation - stimulates new collagen and elastin to restore bounce and plumpness. Great for fine lines and wrinkles and skin that is started to resemble the "orange peel" effect
Skin Tightening - for tired looking skin that needs to be woken up.
BHlthSc (Dermal Therapies), MHumNut (Nutrition)
Amanda is a Dermal Clinician with a Bachelor of Health Science in Dermal Therapies. She has 17 years experience in the skin, and aesthetic industry, and is very passionate about skin health, acne, and digestive health. In 2019, she completed her Masters in Human Nutrition as she believes that healthy skin starts from within.
Having battled with acne in her 20's which left her with acne scarring, she knows how this can affect self-esteem and the frustration of not seeing results. This has been the driving force to focus on acne scarring and restoring skin.