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Fiji Skin & Laser Clinic News

24th Jun 2022

What Is Ageing Skin?

Ageing skin has a number of characteristics, skin generally looks a lot thinner than it did in our younger years with more fine lines and wrinkles. Sagging skin can become a real issue due to the loss of collagen and elastin. In later years clients often fear the ‘Turkey Neck.’ Areas that are especially affected are marionette lines, nasolabial lines, crows’ feet wrinkles and tear troughs.

When left untreated, aging skin becomes loose creating double chins , these become more obvious with age and effect confidence. Clients with aging skin often seek complete skin rejuvenation treatments to tighten their skin, firm their skin and get double chin reduction to reduce loose skin. Comments we often hear are “please can we lift my saggy neck” and “can we do non-surgical skin tightening for the loose skin on my neck”. Pigmented spots, liver spots, seborrheic keratosis, hyperpigmentation also become more common obvious as we age creating a more uneven skin tone.

What causes ageing skin?

From the age of just 25 we begin to lose 1-3% of collagen each year. When ladies reach the menopause a staggering 30% of collagen is lost at once. While we are all aware ageing is something that is going to happen to us all, there are many ways to prevent it from happening so quickly.

One of the main reasons we age quickly is down to unprotected UV light exposure. Over time the UV light damages the DNA, collagen & elastin in our skin. This causes the elastin fibres to break down and in time our skin starts to sag, stretch and lose it ability to snap back. During our skin consultation we educate on the different types of UV light and which are more damaging. 80% of our clients on an initial skin consultation don’t realise that the light from their laptops, mobile phones and TV’s are causing more harm and ageing to their skin than the suns rays on a hot day! Book your skin consultation with us now and learn how to prevent ageing and view that damage that has been done so far. Once you learn about skin health with us you’ll be super motivated and educated to make small changes. These small changes will compound over time and you’ll significant look younger for longer.

Additionally, when our skin is exposed to harmful toxins such as smoking, alcohol, pollution and highly sugary foods it also leads to tissue damage over time. This then slows down our bodies natural ability to repair and maintain healthy skin cells. As we age our skin cell turnover slows down which contributes to signs of ageing such as lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and pigmentation. Click here for more information on ageing skin.

How to treat ageing:

For healthy skin we recommend the following as a good basic routine to protect the DNA of the cell Nucleus and to keep skin glowing.

Firstly, to prevent further damage to the skin a daily SPF with a UVA ***** rating is essential to protect the skin. Secondly, we recommend a form of vitamin A that is suitable to the client’s needs which may be a Retinol or prescription strength vitamin A. Thirdly to enhance results and to increase product absorption we always recommend a skin specific exfoliator such as Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid and Salicylic Acid.

We also off a range of clinical treatments to intensively treat the skin and get those results faster. For complete skin rejuvenation in the fastest time possible we combine advanced skincare, clinical treatments with skin specific supplements to treat the skin from within.

Skin Consultations:

An in-depth initial skin consultation is always required either remotely and or in clinic. During the in clinic skin consultation we take 24 different photos of the skin looking at different layers of the skin which show specific concerns. For example from these images we can see and monitor the following;

  • Pigmentation, melasma, cholasma, post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), brown marks, sun damage, freckles
  • Redness, post inflammatory erythema (PIE), red marks
  • Red vein, broken veins, spider veins, broken capillaries, 
  • Bacteria
  • Black heads, white heads, milia, congestion
  • Excess oil
  • Dryness
  • Thin skin
  • Open pores, acne scars, box scars, rolling scars, ice pick scars
  • Fine lines & wrinkles
  • Dehydrated skin, dry skin
Images taken during our Skin Consultation

Images taken during our Skin Consultation

There are many factors that are considered when building a bespoke treatment plan such as skin type, time scales, skin tone, down time etc

We are fortunate as we have skincare, medical skincare, skin supplements and medical equipment that treats all skin of colour as well as having options that have little or no down time. We tailor make bespoke packages to meet each client’s individual needs. Start your 14-week skin transformation today!!

Advanced Ageing Skin Facail Treatments

Laser resurfacing

IPL Photo Treatment (only Fitzpatrick 1-3)

RF Micro Needling



The LP Facelift.

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We are a leading skin clinic in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham running for almost 20 years with a team of dedicated qualified specialists catering to your every need and help you achieve your dream body goals! Read more about our treatments including Laser Hair Removal, HIFU , HydraFacial's and much more!.

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Wylde Green,
Sutton Coldfield,
B23 5TN

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