How to find the perfect aesthetics for ageing skin
So, you’ve decided to go for an aesthetic treatment to help restore that youthful glow and confidence. But with so many treatments available, and new treatments becoming available all of the time, the world of aesthetics can be hard to navigate, especially if you are new to it.
Non-surgical aesthetic procedures such as Botox, dermal fillers or skin booster treatments, such as UTH’s new Hydrate range, can do wonders for those who are starting to see the signs of ageing in the skin.
Which treatment you go for will depend on numerous factors and you should discuss all of the options with your practitioner, who will be able to advise on the best treatment. Here are some things to think of when considering how to find the perfect aesthetics.
What is causing your skin to age?
The first question you need to ask is what are the reasons that your skin is showing the first signs of ageing? How old you are, will of course be the main decider. As well as whether you are experiencing changes in hormone levels due to the menopause for instance, which can have a real impact on the texture and elasticity of the skin.
Lifestyle choices – sun damage, smoking, alcohol, and late nights – will all affect different areas of the face in different ways. Smoking is likely to impact the mouth area, causing fine lines and wrinkles due to the repetitive pursing action used when smoking on a cigarette. Having lots of late nights will affect the overall face, but especially the tear trough area. And a lesser-known fact is that wrinkles around the eyes can also be worsened by the position you sleep in.
Other factors include how expressive your face is, how good your eyesight is and even the type of job you do.
All of these elements will help you to decipher whether you need something to prevent wrinkles from forming and worsening or whether the skin needs plumping out and volume restoring, where a dermal filler might be the perfect option.
Sometimes, fine lines can be down to dehydration rather than deeper set, more permanent wrinkles. This issue is seen a lot in people who use computers for work, which can severely dry out the skin. Here, a bio remodeller such as Profhilo or UTH’s new Hydrate skin booster would be a brilliant treatment to rehydrate the skin from within.
Where are your lines, wrinkles, and skin issues?
Once you’ve deciphered the cause of your premature ageing, thinking about where signs of ageing are appearing on your face will also be a deciding factor in finding the perfect aesthetics.
Some treatments are better on the upper areas of the face – the forehead and around the eyes – where others work really well for the lower part of the face including the jawline and neck. You can see a very general breakdown in the diagram below:
Sometimes a combination of treatments should be used, for example it is not advised to use dermal filler in the forehead without first being treated with Botox to keep movement to minimum.
Dermal fillers can also be used for tissue augmentation, volume, and facial contouring, in other words, changing the shape of the face. This could be especially helpful for somebody who is developing jowls, would like to change the shape of their nose, or add volume to the cheek area, which can lose plumpness as we age.
Which type of dermal filler do you need?
Even within the dermal filler umbrella, there are a range of products that are used for different purposes. UTH, for instance, has four products which range from a light skin booster to a thicker longer lasting formula that has the ability to form and maintain structure.
UTH Hydrate is a skin booster treatment similar to Profhilo. It provides intensive moisturising to all areas of the face.
UTH Fine is a soft hyaluronic acid filler with a moisturising effect and a long-lasting formulation, it can be used for correcting facial wrinkles and volume loss around the eyes, the nose and the mouth including periorbital and perioral lines.
UTH Deep is a thicker and more viscous gel which lasts longer and can be used in treating moderate to deep wrinkles, naso labial folds and for adding volume to lips.
UTH SUB Q – UTH Sub-Q with Lidocaine has the thickest properties within the UTH range. Designed for tissue augmentation, volume and facial contouring, it has an advanced ability to mould and maintain structure.
Find out more about where on the face each product can be used here.
Who is doing your treatment?
Finally, the most important element in finding the perfect aesthetics is using the right practitioner. They should discuss the changes you’d like to make, as well as your expectations from the treatment. You can find a list of Aesthetic Complications Expert Group World approved practitioners here.
Find out more about the benefits of dermal filler versus other aesthetics treatments here.