Combining skin treatments with cosmetic injectables is the most effective way to treat the signs of ageing and maintain strong, healthy, resilient skin. While injectables work to eliminate static lines and restore lost volume, skin treatments can help to support the building blocks of your skin for even better results.
Here’s how they work…
The two most popular cosmetic injectable treatments are anti-wrinkle injections and dermal filler.
Anti wrinkle injections work to temporarily block the signal from the nerve to the muscle, reducing the range of movement in the treatment area. These injections are used in areas prone to expression lines and wrinkles, such as frown lines, forehead lines, crow’s feet or smile lines. While these lines may not be visible when you are younger, that can become static and deeper over time. Anti-wrinkle injections are best used before your collagen and elastin production begins to rapidly decline as a preventative method.
As you age, you may also notice your face isn’t as plump as it once was. The contours of our face are made up of fatty tissue, which gives our cheeks and lips a firm, rounded appearance. However, as we age, this tissue naturally breaks down and begins to drop. Dermal filler is commonly used to restore lost volume, fill in lines and wrinkles, add facial definition and create a desired aesthetic.
Maintaining the health of your skin is the easiest way to prevent premature ageing.
You’ve probably heard your skin therapist recommend a clinical treatment every 4-6 weeks. This timeframe is recommended based on the behaviour of your skin cells. Every 28 days our cells are turned over as the most superficial layers of the skin are replaced by new ones. Professional treatments help with this process by exfoliating dead skin cells and ensuring this process is regular, as it naturally slows with age.
Our facial treatments also use a range of techniques to promote overall skin health. They incorporate methods of deep cleansing, professional exfoliation, and stimulating massage to rejuvenate your complexion. This helps to oxygenate the skin, encourage blood flow and increase hydration. They also aim to nourish your skin and protect its barrier for a complexion that is plump, radiant, and more youthful.
Cosmeceutical skincare is another essential step in your anti ageing regime. Professionally prescribed products contain active ingredients that are scientifically proven to give your skin the nutrients it needs to function optimally. These can include vitamins such as l-ascorbic acid (vitamin C) which helps to prevent free radical damage and photo-ageing and retinol (vitamin A) which is proven to boost cell turnover and assist with collagen and elastin production.
The most important product to prevent premature ageing is something you will already have at home: sunscreen. Over 80% of premature ageing is caused by sun exposure. UV rays not only cause burning and pigmentation imperfections on the surface, but also penetrate deep within the cells, damaging collagen and elastin stores. This is where a broad-spectrum sunscreen comes into play. An easy way to remember the difference is UVB are the ‘burning’ rays and UVA are the ‘ageing’ rays. Applying SPF each morning is the #1 way to prevent premature skin ageing.
A combination of both
For best results, we recommend combining cosmetic injectables with regular skin treatments.
While injectables can soften fine lines and wrinkles and replace lost volume, your skin is the support system that will determine the outcome and longevity of your results. By incorporating skin treatments with cosmeceutical home care and cosmetic injectables, you can optimise skin functioning, and prevent the signs of ageing now and into the future.
To create your anti-ageing treatment plan, book a consultation with our team here.