How to rebuild skin firmness
How to rebuild skin firmness
If you’d like to look, well, fresher, you may think you need to do something drastic. But we know plenty of ways you can rejuvenate your look without extreme surgery. It’s about taking care of your skin, with a healthy diet and the right products, as well as adding in some targeted treatments that can help you obtain a more youthful look.
Bio stimulator (Sculptra) treatments address the underlying cause of facial ageing, not just what you see on the surface.
It penetrates deep down to revitalise production of collagen and help restore your skin’s actual inner structure and volume, unlike collagen creams which only act on the surface.
What is sculptra?
So what is Sculptra? Get ready for the scientific name: poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) collagen stimulator. The good news is that we won’t quiz you on it, you just have to sit back and see the results.
Over an appointment of around one hour, our Nurse will inject microparticles under the skin. Once these are absorbed, the volume in your face is able to start to improve.
That means wrinkles will appear shallower and skin will appear firmer. While some people see results with one session, others require two to three sessions to produce results that clients love.
By the way, your skin may be a little red or tender after treatment, but there is minimal downtime. Safety-wise, Sculptra is FDA approved in the United States and has been used globally for more than 22 years.
Of course, our clinic also offers a range of other treatment options if you want to maintain your skin in peak condition. These range from Skin Hydration Boosters to Platelet Rich Plasma injections – ask us which one is right for you. If you’re all about keeping skin looking healthy and fresh, here’s some other tips.
Protect skin from ultraviolet (UV) light
Skin doctors estimate that exposure to UV rays is responsible for 90 per cent of visible changes to the skin and that photoaging is a direct result of cumulative sun damage. Always wear a sunblock on your face, neck, decolletage and hands and reapply as necessary.
Moisturise, moisture, moisturise
Dry skin is more prone to flaking and wrinkling. Enough said.
eat for your skin
Your diet doesn’t just show up on your body, it shows up on your face, says qualified nutrition coach Helen Hawkes. Three skin superfoods you should make sure to eat plenty of are:
– Fatty fish like salmon (canned, wild-caught is better than farmed fresh because it has less toxins). It contains omega-3 fats that work to reduce inflammation and zinc for the production of new skin cells.
– Avocados. With plenty of vitamin E, they protect skin from oxidative damage caused by UV, pollution and other toxins.
– Broccoli. A great source of skin-healthy zinc, vitamin A and vitamin C. Buy it chemical-free or organic if you can. This green vegetable also contains a special compound called sulforaphane, which acts as a protective agent against sun damage.
don't worry, be happy
An optimistic personality will, literally, show on your face and a smile is a great accessory for your look.