Botox, Filler and Various Anti-Ageing Treatments to Treat Wrinkles, Sagging and Fine Lines

download (7)When we are young, fat is distributed evenly in the face, with little pockets here and there that plump up the cheeks, forehead, temples and areas around the eyes and mouth. As we age, the face loses volume, so rounder features may sink and skin that was smooth and tight, becomes looser and starts to sag.

There are many things that cause our skin to age. With the passing of time we all get visible lines and wrinkles and it’s natural for our face to lose some of its fullness. The skin on our face is thinner and more delicate than the rest of our body which is perhaps the reason that we can see the fine lines and wrinkles more easily.

Ageing is a fact of life and some of the things we notice about our skin includes:

  • Thinner skin – The rate of skin cell turnover reduces in ageing skin, which results in thinner crêpe like skin.
  • Sagging – Less production of elastin and collagen means ageing skin is vulnerable to the effects of gravity.
  • Wrinkly skin – In time, ageing skin becomes thinner due to reduction of elastin and collagen.
  • Age spots – Pigment cells in the skin increase in certain areas and cluster together, resulting in sun spots, freckles or liver spots.
  • Dryness – The ageing skin has fewer sweat glands and oil glands and is prone to dryness.
  • Facial thread veins – The blood vessels in ageing thin skin are more likely to break, bruise or become permanently dilated, resulting in broken veins.

Some things, like the natural ageing process, we can’t do anything about, but other things we can influence. Our environment and lifestyle choices are partly to blame for our skin ageing prematurely, but by taking some preventive actions, we can slow the effects that this type of ageing has on our skin.

Certain things accelerate the skin ageing process:

Sun damage

Protect your skin from the sun every day. Always apply sun cream, as UVA rays emitted by the sun breaks down collagen and elastin. They stimulate production of skin pigment cells which results in age spots.

Smoking

Smoking causes wrinkles and a dull complexion, and repeated facial movements with smoking can cause mouth and lip wrinkles. Also, the supply of collagen breaks down, slowing the skin’s repair and renewal process, resulting in wrinkles, loss of elasticity and dryness.

Repetitive facial expressions

Over the years, repeating the same facial expressions can lead to fine lines and wrinkles, because as it ages, the skin loses elasticity and doesn’t spring back to its original state. The way we sleep can also have a similar effect, with the skin pressed up against the pillow for so many hours. Sleeping on your back can minimise the chances of these type of wrinkles from occurring.

Alcohol

It causes the skin to dehydrate, and in time, this can make us look older. Consumption of alcohol causes dilation of the blood vessels in the skin, and this can contribute to broken veins and a blotchy, uneven look, which may become permanent with excessive drinking.

Lack of sleep

Sleep deprivation will cause puffiness in the face, dark circles and bags under the eyes, and sagging of the skin. Too little sleep will leave you with a sallow, tired complexion.

Stress

Stress and worry cause frowning, and over time the muscles in the face actually conform to that movement causing frown lines and deep furrows to appear.

A good clinic can offer the latest, safe and effective cosmetic medical treatments for anti-ageing skin procedures. Experienced and fully trained aesthetic teams will recommend a range of treatments and tailor a treatment plan especially for you, from solo treatments or combining different treatments.

The following treatments are available for Ageing Skin:

  • Botox
  • Medical Microdermabrasion
  • Chemical Skin Peels
  • Tear Troughs
  • Smartxide Dot Co2 Fractional Laser
  • Vampire Facelift
  • Lip Enhancement

Do you need help choosing a cosmetic procedure? We provide an extensive range of cosmetic procedures for the face and body to help create a younger, slimmer, more youthful looking you!

At the Selston Cosmetic Clinic, located in Selston, Nottingham, after a free consultation, we offer a bespoke service with a personalised touch and deliver high client satisfaction. We have been involved in the cosmetic industry for over 10 years.

The Long And The Short of Living Longer, Better

Take a Long-Term View

Always having something to look forward to is one of the recognised ways of adding years to our lives. And no one can rule what that something is. Sometimes, however, short-term views can get in the way of a long-term ones that can hinder living a longer, better life.

So there are sometimes when taking longer-term views can be a better alternative, particularly if you’ve lived long enough. Chances are you will have found that:

• In the short term, there’s never seems to be enough time; yet in the long term, ‘things’ seem to happen that eliminate any need for worry or concern.

• In the short term, we may think that we can fool anyone; yet in the long term, someone always finds out.

• In the short term, we might be impressed by the amount of time we’ve saved by taking short cuts; yet in the long term, we spend most of our time ‘paying’ for taking those short cuts.

• In the short term, decisions seem more urgent: yet in the long term, most decisions seem easy to make.

• In the short term, we tend to panic and obsess on emergencies and urgencies; yet in the long term, emergencies soon lose their urgency.

• In the short term, gaining attention might seem like the BIG deal: yet in the long term, doing things our way is a more important quality.

• In the short term, hoping that there will always be someone else who will clean up any problems occurring because of our actions (or inactions); yet in the long term, taking responsibility for what we do (or don’t do) is the way forward.

• In the short term, it might seem easier to go with the flow; yet in the long term, steady as she goes has much to recommend it.

• In the short term, trying to tear people down may seem like the way to get ahead; yet in the long term, building relationships that last is much better way.

• In the short term, seeking the approval of others might be appealing; yet in the long term, spending time with people we love and doing work that matters to us is what really matters.

• In the short term, ‘selling our soul’ might have some appeal; yet in the long term, ourselves and the environment in which we live must take pride of place.

How Genes Take Shape To Change Your DNA One Workout At A Time

download (6)Are you ready for a DNA make-over that’s guaranteed to help you get slimmer, stronger, happier and overall in great shape?

It’s called Epigenetics, a cutting-edge new science that studies how our gene expression is influenced and changed by a whole host of factors-from diet, exercise, and mindfulness practices such as yoga and meditation – to environmental factors and lifestyle modifications as well.

Although the DNA code that we’re born with may not change throughout our lifetime, new scientific research now shows that the way this code is expressed actually does-offering real opportunities to take charge of our health and overall wellbeing, positively impacting our ability to prevent illnesses and increase longevity.

We all know that exercise improves our health in so many ways– by making us fitter, happier and boosting our immune system to prevent disease–but how exactly do our genes benefit from exercise?

For some time now scientists have known that gene expression directly responds to exercise by some genes becoming more active or a bit quieter, but until recently scientists were unsure how. However a recent study conducted by the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm may have found the answer.

Our DNA is amazingly complex and dynamic, with gene expression constantly turning on or off as a direct response to the myriad of biochemical signals that are received from the body. As genes are turned on, they express proteins that prompt physiological responses elsewhere in the body. These Epigenetic changes occur through a process scientists call DNA Methylation.

In DNA Methylation, newly formed methyl groups, comprised of carbon and hydrogen atom clusters, cling to the exterior of a gene like microscopic barnacles on a ship’s hull, making the gene more or less able to receive and respond to biochemical signals from the body, including signals sent while exercising or other biochemical responses to changes in environment and lifestyle. Of course these changes in our genes can be both positive and negative.

Exercising and eating a healthy diet, for instance, is extremely supportive to positive gene expression, but being exposed to high levels of mental stress or environmental toxins on the other hand definitively is not, adversely affecting our health and risk for disease.

Using the latest technology in gene analysis, researchers at the Karolinska Institute found that even a small amount of regular daily exercise changes the fat storage levels of cells, which in turn affects epigenetic gene expression in many profound and diverse ways-including changes in more than 5,000 sites on the genome – particularly in genes known to play a role in energy metabolism, insulin response, inflammation, and those linked to a heightened risk of developing obesity or diabetes.

For those unlucky enough to inherit unwanted or unhealthy DNA patterns, emerging new health techniques based on Epigenetic discoveries like this could reset not just your workout, but the expression of your DNA as well.

Leading edge scientists are rapidly shattering the dogma and proving false the notion that we are all stuck with the hand that the genetic cards have dealt us. In fact, we actually have a tremendous amount of control over how our genetic traits are expressed and quite literally have the ability to change this expression at any time in our lives.

Remember, not only does exercise, diet, environment and mindful living improve our overall health and wellbeing, but it also helps us express our best genetic selves, and getting started is as easy as getting our DNA in shape one workout at a time.