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Types and Causes of Skin Ageing

As we journey through life, our skin undergoes various changes, with ageing being one of the most significant transformations it experiences. 

Skin ageing can be attributed to a combination of intrinsic, genetic, and extrinsic factors, all of which contribute to the visible signs of ageing. 

Understanding these factors and their impact on the skin is crucial in developing effective age management solutions to maintain a youthful and radiant complexion.


Causes of Ageing


Intrinsic ageing, also known as natural ageing, is determined by our genetic makeup and biological processes. As we age, our skin's ability to regenerate and repair itself decreases, leading to a decline in collagen and elastin production. This results in the gradual loss of firmness, elasticity, and volume, as well as the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Additionally, factors such as hormonal changes and metabolic slowdown further contribute to intrinsic skin ageing.


Our genetic predisposition plays a significant role in how our skin ages. Certain genetic factors can influence our skin's characteristics, such as its thickness, moisture levels, and susceptibility to environmental damage.

While we cannot change our genetic makeup, understanding our genetic predisposition to skin ageing can help us tailor age management strategies to address specific concerns and minimise their impact.


Extrinsic factors, such as sun exposure, pollution, smoking, and lifestyle choices, also contribute to premature skin ageing. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is one of the primary extrinsic factors responsible for accelerating skin ageing, leading to the formation of wrinkles, age spots, and uneven skin tone.

Additionally, environmental pollutants and toxins can damage the skin's barrier function, causing inflammation and oxidative stress, further accelerating the ageing process.

Age Management Solutions

At Lux Aesthetics, we understand the complex nature of skin ageing and offer a range of innovative treatments to address age-related concerns and restore skin health.

Our age management solutions are designed to target specific aspects of skin ageing, providing comprehensive rejuvenation and renewal.

Restore Volume Loss

Volume loss is a common consequence of ageing, resulting in hollowed cheeks, sunken temples, and sagging skin. Our consultations offer personalised solutions to address volume loss, which help restore volume, smooth lines, and rejuvenate the skin for a more youthful appearance.

Minimise Appearance of Wrinkles

Dynamic and static wrinkles are hallmark signs of ageing, often appearing in areas of repetitive facial movements, such as the forehead and around the eyes. Our treatments effectively minimise the appearance of wrinkles through techniques targeting specific areas to soften lines and restore a smoother complexion.

Stimulate Collagen

Collagen is the foundation of youthful skin, providing structure, firmness, and elasticity. Our treatments stimulate collagen production through modalities such as skin needling and IPL rejuvenation, promoting skin renewal and enhancing firmness and elasticity for a revitalised complexion.


Skin ageing is a multifaceted process influenced by intrinsic, genetic, and extrinsic factors. Understanding these factors and their impact on the skin is essential in developing effective age management solutions. 

At Lux Aesthetics, we offer a comprehensive range of treatments tailored to address specific skin ageing concerns and restore skin health, helping you achieve a radiant and youthful complexion at any age. Book a consultation with us today to find the best solutions for you!

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