Have you ever looked in the mirror and felt like the person looking back doesn’t look quite like… you? Perhaps your skin has started showing one or more of the six signs of ageing, making you look older on the outside than you feel on the inside. If so, don’t worry. While ageing is a natural process, there are certain steps you can take and treatments you can try to help slow these signs and keep you looking younger for longer!

Age spots and pigmentation

One of the earliest signs of ageing skin is the appearance of pigmentation or “age spots” as they are appropriately known. From the minute we are exposed to sunshine, our skin begins to change. As we move into our mid-twenties and older, our pigment cells (or melanocytes) begin to multiply faster, grouping together to form age spots or visible pigmentation. By reducing pigmentation and evening the complexion of the skin, it is possible to return that youthful glow.

Treatments to consider: Microdermabrasion with Jessner, Pigmentation Peel, Micro-needling

Loose and sagging skin

Another one of the six signs of ageing skin includes loose or sagging skin. As we age, our bodies produce less collagen and elastin that helps to keep our skin looking tight and firm. Loose or sagging skin can greatly affect a person’s self-confidence and can increase the appearance of lines and wrinkles. You can tackle this sign of ageing skin by focusing on tightening treatments that boost your skin’s collagen and elastin stores!

Treatments to consider: Fractional RF, Thermage

Lines and wrinkles

The most obvious sign of ageing skin would have to be those pesky lines and wrinkles that commonly appear around the dynamic areas of the face such as eyes (crow’s feet), mouth (marionette lines), frown and forehead. While lines and wrinkles are a concern for many, the great news is they are also one of the quickest signs of ageing to treat! When administered by expert medical professionals, anti-wrinkle injectables offer a fast and effective solution.

Treatments to consider: Anti-wrinkle injectables

Facial Volume Loss

Facial volume loss is often forgotten when we talk about the signs of ageing. Unlike lines and wrinkles that are easy to see, volume loss may not be as easy to identify and happens gradually over time. However, it still plays a huge role in the appearance of ageing skin and can start as early as thirty! If you’ve noticed you face is looking gaunt or hollow, you might be losing important facial fat and structure that keeps us looking plump and youthful. The key is replacing the volume that the body is losing with dermal filler.

Treatments to consider: Dermal Filler for the cheeks, Structural filler

Thinning Lips

A part of overall facial volume loss, our lips also begin to thin as we move into our wiser years. The leading cause of this phenomenon is a natural decline in our body’s collagen production and the all-important hyaluronic acid. If you already had naturally thin lips or smoke a lot, you might notice they start to thin earlier than most. It’s common for the top lip to flatten and in some cases almost disappear! The great news is lip enhancement treatments are available that can return hydration, volume and even symmetry!

Treatments to consider: Dermal Filler for the lips

Dull, Dry Skin

Having hydrated, glowing skin is all about moisture levels, which is why as we age and our skin’s natural moisture levels drop, our skin can become drier. Dry, dull and dehydrated skin can also be brought on by sun damage and other factors but no matter the cause, treatment is simple. By using treatments to maintain or return moisture to the uppermost layers of the skin, we can reclaim that vibrant, dewy look!

Treatments to consider: Microdermabrasion, Peels, O2 Medi-Facial, Hydroboost

At Australian Skin Clinics, our dermal technicians and medical professionals are experts in identifying and treating the six signs of ageing. Book your complimentary Observ Skin Analysis consultation at your local Australian Skin Clinics and get started on your journey to younger-looking skin!