As we started to delve into the world of skin, the only way to lift and tighten or reverse any signs of ageing was to opt for surgery or some kind of medical, anaesthetic induced procedure. Good old soap and water just didn’t cut it (still doesn’t to be honest..) so if you didn’t want surgery you just had to accept and deal with all the natural signs of ageing. However, nowadays there are so many more ways, non surgically, to get real, age reversing results.
We’ve all heard the word ‘Collagen’ before but do we actually know what it is or even what it does within the skin?
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and is what forms a scaffolding that provides strength and structure to our skin. The less collagen we have the less tight, less firm skin we have (imagine someone taking away one scaffold pole at a time! It wouldn’t be a safe, solid structure for very long). When we are young, our bodies naturally produce collagen and has a constant supply of new collagen being made which gives us lovely youthful, supple skin. As we begin to age, this production slows down and we lose 1% of Collagen every year from the age of 18 with it ceasing altogether when menopause hits!
With that being said, there is some good news! With different, non invasive technologies, we can now stimulate this production and encourage it to continue providing plump, toned and rejuvenated skin. Not only can we work towards decreasing the visible signs of ageing that may have already started appearing but also slowing down the whole ageing process, keeping it at bay for longer. The great thing about doing this non-invasively means that our advanced treatments can be done with little to no downtime and not to mention at an astronomically cheaper price than cosmetic surgery.
A lot of aesthetic treatments will boost this collagen supply by activating a wound healing response within the skin, which makes the body produce more collagen naturally, resulting in firmer, tighter skin! A face lift is great but you haven’t actually stimulated any collagen or told the body it needs to start reversing the ageing, you’ve just tightened the skin on top.
A few of our favourite ways to tackle signs of ageing is through Radio Frequency, Ultrasound, Acoustic Laser and IPL light laser. These can be found in the treatments below:
Visible results can be seen after one treatment, however there is an optimum number of each one for you to receive the absolute best results. We refer to these kind of treatments as our ‘slow burners’ this means that once we have treated the skin and the collagen has been stimulated, the results will only continue to get better as you go, working away underneath without you knowing. Better yet, combining these treatments in our Ultimate Lifting packages means that you have all the best bits in one treatment plan!