Anti-ageing products and treatments have come a long way in the last decade; and Cosmetic Doctor in Dublin offer some of the most state –of –the-art treatments available in Ireland.
To understand beauty and the appearance of ageing; we have to accept that often our face is a merciless mirror of our inner health.
We need to combine procedures and treatments with a healthy lifestyle and nutrition in order to keep the machine that is our body functioning at optimal levels, and it will be reflected in our skin.
Billions are spent by researchers and the beauty industry every year in attempts to better understand how to incorporate anti-ageing technology into products, and glean a greater understanding of the skin ageing process at a molecular level.
Collagen production slows down with age
We know it’s not enough to simply slather sticky cream onto dry skin. Products on the surface have minimal effect; they need to reach the dermal layer.
As we age, our cells begin to regenerate at a slower rate, and the cells known as fibroblasts produce less collagen than they did when we were younger.
Collagen is a protein that keeps skin firm, taut and supple, so as it diminishes skin loses tone and elasticity.
These changes are made worse by ultraviolet rays from the sun; pollution and smoking, which can trigger unstable molecules called ‘free radicals’ that prematurely damage the genetic material in cells.
Eating a diet rich in antioxidants (such as those contained in fruit and vegetables) helps; as does wearing sunscreen all the time and stopping smoking.
Collagen induction therapy and reaching the dermal layer
Using skin care that increases the skin’s ability to retain moisture can also help; Cosmetic Doctor has several excellent ranges available.
There are treatments available that can increase the production of collagen, encouraging fibroblasts to ramp up production and make the skin dewy, firm and smooth again.
Collagen induction therapy is the goal of many of the treatments at Cosmetic Doctor; from medical microneedling to INTRAcel.
Most of these treatments make micro channels down to the dermal layer of the skin and allow a shirt window where topically applied products can reach the dermal layer maximising their efficacy, before the micro channels close up again.
For information on the anti-ageing treatments and procedures available at Cosmetic Doctor, call 01 685 3100 to book a consultation for a comprehensive assessment of your skin and specific needs.