Aging, along with other factors like sun exposure and daily stress, can take a toll on your skin. As you age, your skin loses collagen and hyaluronic acid which are important for the structure, texture, and volume of the skin. This is why your skin may appear droopy, dry, and dull. Along with that, your skin’s ability to heal itself decreases significantly with age, making it vulnerable to damage from environmental factors. This makes it extremely important to take care of your skin and consider anti-aging solutions to prevent them from developing.
If every time you look in the mirror and notice a few more fine lines and wrinkles have formed, and get bothered by them, you may benefit from our tips on how to look 10 years younger. Some of the anti-aging solutions available not only reverse the effects of aging but also prevent them from occurring in the future, knocking years off your appearance.
There are two major types of anti-aging solutions that you may consider; non-surgical solutions and surgical solutions. Depending on your personal preferences, and factors like your age and the extent of your aging, you may opt for either one of those.
Non-Surgical Anti-Aging Solutions
There are many non-surgical anti-aging solutions available to you, ranging from vitamins and pills to injectables and fillers. Preventing or slowing the aging process is your first and the best option. You should always maintain a healthy lifestyle and stick to your daily skincare routine to make sure that your skin is healthy. The results of aging are not only visible due to the passing of time but also due to excess UV exposure, pollution, and everything else that results in photodamaged skin.
Once your skin has aged, you can opt for solutions such as skin needling, anti-wrinkle injectables, dermal fillers, lip fillers, and so on. These options rejuvenate your skin and reverse the effects of aging and photodamage to an extent. Book a consultation today to find the best option for you.
1. Healthy and Balanced Lifestyle
If you are constantly eating unhealthy food, it’s going to show on your skin. Eating highly processed food increases hormones in the body that can increase oil production in your skin, resulting in oily skin. Similarly, foods with high sugar content can increase the appearance of acne on your skin. All of these effects make your skin vulnerable and more prone to aging.
Eating a balanced diet and staying active can help keep your body young and healthy for a long time. Your diet should include Vitamin C and Vitamin A especially, as they are really beneficial for the health of your skin. You can either take these vitamins in the form of pills or topically apply them to your skin.
Vitamin A or retinol is a strong antioxidant that protects your skin from any photodamage due to UV exposure and pollution. Eating foods rich in Vitamin A like carrots, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, and mangoes can really help your skin glow and appear more youthful.
Recent research has shown that Vitamin C, when taken orally along with Vitamin E reduces UV ray induced epithelial damage hence, reversing the effects of UV rays on your skin. It’s important for your diet to contain these vitamins to ensure that your skin stays healthy and doesn’t show any signs of aging.
2. Good Skincare Routine
A good skincare routine determines the appearance of your skin now and in the future. Having a regular skincare routine is important to ensure that your skin stays healthy and is protected from all of the environmental toxins that it is exposed to every day. Not just that, sticking to the routine and not skipping any days is equally important.
You should incorporate moisturisers and anti-aging serums containing ingredients like retinol, tocopherols, and Vitamin C into your skincare to ensure the best results. All of these ingredients are commonly used in the cosmetic industry due to their various antioxidant, anti-aging, and hydrating effects on the skin.
3. Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
For those who are seeking a more natural approach to anti-ageing procedures, Alocuro PRO-PRP therapy is the ultimate biological skin rejuvenation treatment. It uses your own cells to refresh your complexion and provide overall rejuvenation by repairing the elasticity, colour and quality of the skin which minimises wrinkles, scarring, and crepe skin.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy involves taking an extract of your own blood that contains a high concentration of platelets, growth factors, and active proteins essential for tissue regeneration and healing. It is then injected into the exact location where you want your skin to repair and rejuvenate itself.
Book a consultation to find out more about platelet-rich plasma therapy and if it is the right choice for you!
4. Injectable Skin Boosters
As you age, your skin will begin to sag and lose its general volume due to the loss of hyaluronic acid, a natural component of the skin. Hyaluronic acid’s main function is to retain water to keep your tissues hydrated and plump, so as it naturally depletes, you may experience dull and aging skin. A good way to combat this loss is by getting injectable skin boosters, which are micro-injections of hyaluronic acid given directly into the dermis layer of your skin.
The penetration of the skin by micro-injections promotes wound healing and collagen production which can reverse signs of aging such as loose skin, fine lines, wrinkles, and crepey skin texture.
The benefits of these skin boosters are further enhanced by the effect of Hyaluronic Acid. Topical application or injections of hyaluronic acid hydrate and moisturize the skin, giving it a refreshed and youthful glow. Micro-injection of this component allows the skin to anti-age from the inside, reducing any wrinkles and fine lines that may be present while preventing any new wrinkles from developing.
5. Lip Fillers and Lip Lifts
Aging can also affect your lips, causing them to lose their volume and definition, hence, making them appear thin and pale. This negatively affects the overall aesthetics of your face and alters your self-image and self-worth. Soft lip fillers can enhance the appearance of your lip and give them a rejuvenated, healthy glow. Furthermore, it’s a simple procedure and aftercare after lip fillers is fairly straightforward too.
These lip fillers not only improve the structure and shape of your lips but also reduce any fine lines and wrinkles around your lips. Usually, the fillers are made of hyaluronic acid due to its volumising and anti-aging effects. Book a consultation now to find the best lip filler solution for you.
6. Skin Needling
Skin needling, also known as micro-needling is a collagen-stimulating treatment that allows your skin to heal from the inside. This minimally invasive procedure can be used to reduce acne, wrinkles, fine lines, and pore size. Skin needling also improves the texture of the skin and reduces the appearance of large pores, which can significantly impair your facial aesthetics.
The skin needling procedure includes penetration of the skin with micro-needles that stimulates wound healing and collagen production in the skin. As you age, the collagen in the skin becomes disorganised and your skin starts to sag. But with micro-needling, collagen is reorganised and the basic structure of your skin is improved to reverse the signs of ageing from your skin.
Surgical Anti-Aging Solutions
Everyone likes to age gracefully and beautifully. But all the environmental toxins, unhealthy lifestyles, and increased stress make that nearly impossible. If you have any signs of aging on your skin, you can opt for the following procedures to remove them completely.
1. Mini Face Lift
Aging reduces the elastin content of your skin, giving your skin an increased elasticity. This results in droopy and saggy skin, especially in the cheek region. A mini facelift is a surgical cosmetic procedure that not only reduces the sagginess of your skin but also improves the overall appearance of your skin.
A mini facelift performed at age 35 or 40 years, when the signs of aging just begin to appear, can save you from undergoing a traditional and invasive facelift at age 50 or 60 years. The results of a mini facelift will persist for a long time if you take care of your skin and adhere to a great skincare routine and live a healthy lifestyle.
Also known as a light facelift, this procedure includes incisions around your hairline to lift your skin and tighten it over the facial muscles. This tightening of the skin can contour the face and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well. A combination of this procedure along with fillers and injectables ensures the best anti-aging results overall. Book a consultation now to find out if this is the right procedure for you.
2. Eye Brow Lift
Due to gravity, your brows move downwards as you age. Along with that, your forehead may develop frown lines or wrinkles in the middle due to aging and a lifetime of expressing yourself. This, along with lowered lashes alters the structure of your face and makes you look years older than you actually are.
If your brows are low, you subconsciously raise your eyebrows using the muscles of your forehead. This leads to the development of frown lines and wrinkles. Surgical elevation of the brows means that this muscle activity is not necessary, and your frown lines become less pronounced.
One of the best surgical solutions to this problem is an eyebrow lift. An eyebrow lift is a surgical procedure that raises your brow and improves the appearance of your forehead. The results of this cosmetic procedure can be enhanced by performing this procedure with a facelift or injectable skin boosters.
A high raised brow and reduced appearance of wrinkles on your face can knock off more than ten years off your face, giving your face a rejuvenated, youthful glow.
Another area where you may see sagging of the skin due to aging is the neck. Getting a facelift or adopting a great skincare routine cannot help to eliminate the sagging of skin in this region once it has begun. In that case, you need to undergo a neck lift procedure. Also known as platysmaplasty, this procedure includes tightening of the neck skin to reduce sagginess of the skin and eradicate any wrinkles and fine lines that may develop with age. Apart from smoothening the skin, a neck lift can also improve the profile and make your neck appear slimmer than before.
A neck lift along with a mini facelift will make you look ten years younger. If you eat healthy, workout, and strictly adhere to your skincare routine, you can maintain the results of these surgical procedures for a long period of time.
4. Breast Augmentation or Lift or Fat Transfer
Aging doesn’t only affect the appearance of your face but also the rest of your body. Your breasts especially are significantly impacted by the aging process. As you age, the skin loses elastin and collagen resulting in sagging of your breasts. In fact, the loss of skin elasticity is one of the most common reasons for saggy breasts.
Getting a facelift or eyebrow lift may improve your facial appearance but not the appearance of your body. Undergoing breast surgery can make your breasts perky and youthful again, making your body look 10 years to 15 years younger.
To improve the appearance of your saggy breasts, you can either undergo a breast augmentation procedure, breast lift or a combination of the two – a breast lift with implants. Mostly, a breast lift procedure is preferred for saggy breasts but you should talk to Dr Doyle before making a decision.
A breast augmentation procedure includes the placement of a breast implant to improve the shape and structure of your breasts. If you do not like the idea of an implant, you can simply opt for a breast lift procedure to improve the appearance of your saggy breasts. A breast lift procedure includes the removal of excess skin and tissue to reduce sagginess of your breasts and enhance the natural contours of the breast.
Fat can also be harvested by liposuction from other parts of your body and injected into your breast to increase your breast size without the need for breast implants. This procedure is called a Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation.
Reverse the Signs of Aging Today
If you want to knock off a decade worth of damage to your skin, you should definitely consider all your surgical and non-surgical options. Book a consultation now to assess all the solutions for anti-aging and determine which is the right option for you.
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About Dr Mark Doyle FRACS (Plast) – Queensland Plastic Surgeon
Servicing patients in Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Cairns and New South Wales NSW – Northern Rivers, Byron Bay, Ballina, Lismore and more.
Dr Mark Doyle is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon with over thirty years of experience performing Breast, Body, Face and Nose surgery. As a highly esteemed plastic surgeon, Dr Mark is driven by an intense passion for helping patients achieve a happier, more beautiful self through advanced cosmetic surgery procedures.
He maintains a strong commitment to achieving the best possible results for all his breast, body, face and nose patients, both men and women.
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