Aging Skin 

With maturing, the external skin layer (epidermis) diminishes, despite the fact that the quantity of cell layers stays unaltered. 

The quantity of color containing cells (melanocytes) diminishes. The rest of the melanocytes increment in size. Maturing skin looks more slender, paler, and clear (translucent). Enormous pigmented spots, including age spots, liver spots, or lentigos, may show up in sun-uncovered regions. 

Changes in the connective tissue decrease the skin’s quality and flexibility. This is known as elastosis. It is increasingly perceptible in sun-uncovered territories (sunlight based elastosis). Elastosis delivers the rough, climate beaten appearance basic to ranchers, mariners, and other people who invest a lot of energy outside. 

The veins of the dermis become increasingly delicate. This prompts wounding, seeping under the skin (frequently called feeble purpura), cherry angiomas, and comparative conditions. 

Sebaceous organs produce less oil as you age. Men experience a negligible diminishing, regularly after the age of 80. Ladies bit by bit produce less oil starting after menopause. This can make it harder to keep the skin clammy, bringing about dryness and irritation. 

The subcutaneous fat layer diminishes so it has less protection and cushioning. This builds your danger of skin injury and diminishes your capacity to keep up internal heat level. Since you have less regular protection, you can get hypothermia in chilly climate. 

A few medications are consumed by the fat layer. Losing this layer changes the way that these prescriptions work. 

The perspiration organs produce less perspiration. This makes it harder to keep cool. Your hazard for overheating or creating heat stroke increments. 

Developments, for example, skin labels, moles, unpleasant patches (keratoses), and different flaws are progressively normal in more established individuals. 

Causes: 

Hormonal impacts. Diminishing degrees of estrogen (guidance giving hormones) bring about decreased informing between the phones. 

A less fortunate blood flexibly to the skin implies the conveyance of supplements and oxygen to the skin’s surface is obstructed. The brilliance that is an element of youthful skin blurs, and skin gets more blunt. 

Hereditary qualities. Hereditary qualities assume a key job in how skin ages. The phototype and skin type we are brought into the world with have any kind of effect to how rapidly indications of maturing show up on skin’s surface. For instance: 

Sun. The sun’s beams are the essential outside reason for skin maturing by means of oxidative pressure. Skin harm brought about by the sun is known as photoaging and lopsided pigmentation is regularly one of the main noticeable signs to show up. Furthermore, it’s not simply delayed UV presentation that causes skin harm; regular introduction impacts skin as well. 

Contamination. Introduction to contamination, most usually in urban areas, can trigger the arrival of skin harming free radicals. Contamination additionally compounds the impacts of sun introduction quickening oxidative pressure. 

Smoking. The synthetic concoctions and nicotine contained in cigarettes are liable for an upsurge in the quantity of free radicals in the skin. Like contamination, they heighten the impacts of sun introduction prompting oxidative pressure. 

Nourishment. Cancer prevention agents are atoms with the capacity to kill the free radicals that harm skin and accelerate skin maturing. Eating heaps of cancer prevention agent rich products of the soil is a significant piece of thinking about our skin as it ages. 

Wrong skincare. Skin will age all the more rapidly on the off chance that it is ineffectively thought about or on the off chance that you use items that disturb skin. Exhaustive purifying utilizing delicate items fitting for skin type, along with the normal utilization of care items focused at skin’s essential concern, will assist with thinking about skin. Powerful sun insurance is vital to forestalling untimely skin maturing. 

Treatments:

Ultherapy

1.  Description

Ultherapy is the only FDA-cleared, non-invasive procedure that lifts the neck, chin and brow, and improves lines and wrinkles on the upper chest. Through the ultrasound imaging with Ultherapy, energy is delivered precisely to the place where it will benefit you most—for natural-looking results that improve over time.

Ultherapy™ in Toronto is the only non invasive treatment cleared by the FDA & Health Canada for skin lifting.  Treatment areas include loose or sagging skin on the chin, along the jawline, neck, brow and decolte.  This  non-surgical face lift therapy utilizes intense focused ultrasound and is the same ultrasound technology that has been safely used for over 60 years for medical imaging.

According to clinical studies, Ultherapy improves the skin from the deepest layers to help lift and tighten skin.  Fine lines are reduced, Skin laxity improved and collagen is restored.

Without harming the outer layer of the skin Ultherapy™ penetrates deeply below the surface for firming, lifting, and tightening the skin.

2. Advantage 

·  Ultrasound, Not surgery: Ultherapy relies on ultrasound therapy to go deeper than other non-invasive treatments for collagen stimulation. And it leverages traditional ultrasound imaging so Ultherapy providers can see the layers of tissue they are treating. This ensures the treatment energy is delivered to where it benefits you most

·  FDA-Cleared for Lifting: Only Ultherapy is FDA-cleared to non-invasively lift skin on the neck, under the chin, and on the brow—and also improve lines and wrinkles on the décolletage! No wonder it has delivered more than a million treatments worldwide.

·  A NON-INVASIVE PROCEDURE: For those who are not ready for a surgical facelift, Ultherapy provides proven results in a single treatment for most patients. Learn how to treat your loose skin without surgery, without impacting the surface of your skin, and without downtime.

3. How it works

As a natural protein, collagen works to give skin its youthfulness by keeping it firm and toned. As we age, collagen breaks down, and the result is a loss of skin strength and elasticity.2 That’s where Ultherapy steps in and lifts up, through ultrasound therapy.

Unlike lasers, radio frequency, surgery, and other technologies, nonsurgical Ultherapy bypasses the surface of the skin through ultrasound energy with focused imaging—to target just the right amount at the right depths and the right temperature. The result is a jumpstart to your body’s own collagen production.

BEFORE TREATMENT

Plan your collagen comeback without surgery

Schedule a one-on-one consultation with an Ultherapy provider so they can assess your skin, address your concerns, and determine if you are a candidate for Ultherapy.

There are no pre- or post-treatment skin care requirements associated with Ultherapy, so once you book your personalized Ultherapy procedure, you can relax!3

Your Ultherapy provider may recommend certain options to enhance your comfort during treatment.

DURING TREATMENT

A customized treatment plan that’s good as gold.

After cleansing the skin and identifying the specific areas to be treated, your Ultherapy practitioner will apply the ultrasound gel and place the smooth treatment applicator against your skin.

To customize your treatment, your Ultherapy practitioner will next visualize the best location for treatment through Ultherapy’s ultrasound imaging, in order to target the During treatment, you will feel tiny amounts of energy being deposited under the skin, indicating that the collagen-building process has been initiated. Comfort levels can vary from person to person, but you may experience the sensation of heat and/or tingling while the energy is being delivered.3

Recognized as the Gold Standard for nonsurgical lifting and tightening by an expert panel of physicians, Ultherapy is customized, so the length of your treatment will depend on the area being treated and your individual treatment plan.2 A face* and neck procedure typically takes 60-90 minutes, while treatment for the upper chest (or décolletage) takes approximately 30 minutes.

AFTER TREATMENT

No downtime, only natural-looking result. You can return to your normal activities immediately after your procedure without any post-treatment restrictions or requirements.

Your skin might appear flushed at first, but the redness should disappear within a few hours. Some patients experience slight swelling, tingling, or tenderness to the touch, but these are mild and temporary in nature.

Since the procedure stimulates a person’s own collagen production, how long the results last depends on the individual. While results appear over two to three months, they can last up to a year or more. The treatment produces new collagen on the inside, but the individual’s natural aging process will dictate how long that translates into visible results on the outside. Future touch-up treatments can help provide more control over the aging process, which varies by individual.

Side Effects

With Ultherapy, there is no downtime. After your procedure, you can resume your normal activities immediately, without having to follow any post-treatment measures.3,4

There may be slight redness that typically resolves within a few hours following the treatment. Some patients may have slight swelling, tingling, or tenderness to the touch, but these are mild and temporary in nature

Other, less common post-procedural effects may include temporary bruising or numbness on small areas of skin. As with any medical procedure, speak with your provider about what to expect following your Ultherapy treatment.

Result

The proven results of Ultherapy are clear, appearing over two to three months as new collagen works to lift skin on the neck, chin, and brow—as well as smooth skin on the upper chest. Results may improve over the following three to six months, and can last a year or more.* It won’t duplicate the results of a surgical facelift, but Ultherapy is a clinically proven non-invasive alternative for those not ready for surgery.

1. Helps Lift and Tigten Skin.

2. Can Restore & Rejuvenate collagen.

Applicable Crowd

A good candidate for Ultherapy is someone with some degree of laxity, to the point of looking, and often feeling, less firm. Loose skin under the neck and under the chin, or lines and wrinkles on the chest, are signals a patient might be a candidate. Typically, those in their 30s and older who have mild to moderate skin laxity are candidates.2,3 While Ultherapy is not a replacement for a surgical facelift, there are many people who want some facial lifting but are not ready for surgery, whether mentally, physically, or financially. There also are younger people who want to “stay ahead of the game,” as well as patients wanting an aesthetic maintenance option.

Thermage 

1.  Description

Fractora is the most advanced fractional radio-frequency treatment providing anti-aging improvements on skin tone and texture for a more radiant appearance through ablation and skin resurfacing.

Thermage is a facial and body treatment to tighten and lift the skin by stimulating the formation of collagen.

Collagen takes several months to produce, the Thermage Radio Frequency bulk heating mechanism stimulates new collagen, which gradually forms (over 3-6 months) and over this time the patient can expect to see a fuller, more toned and lifted appearance.  

2. Advantage 

The benefit of Thermage Monopolar Radio Frequency it that the bulk heating targets the collagen-rich layers of the dermis stimulating the production of new collagen but the RF also travels along the fibrous septea causing them to contract and give a contouring effect.

  • No Surgery or Injections : Thermage FLX is non-invasive, no cutting, no needles.

A SingleTreatment

  • One quick treatment (30 to 90 minutes depending on the treatment area) can deliver outstanding results for most patients.
  • Fast andComfortable: Designed to deliver maximum results in a short, comfortable procedure.
  • Little to No Downtime: Go right back to life as usual –no need to miss work or fun.
  • Lasting Results: Results improve over time and can last for years.* *Recommended by physicians as part of an annual skin rejuvenation maintenance program.
  • Multiple Treatment Areas: Treats wrinkles and loose skin on the face, around the eyes and on the body.

3. How it works

As we age, the collagen that keeps our skin firm breaks down resulting in aging skin that contains fine lines and wrinkles.

A Thermage treatment uses radiofrequency technology to heat the deeper, collagen-rich layers of the skin. The applied heat causes collagen to contract and encourages new collagen to start growing.This helps create smoother skin after just one treatment with results that continue to improve.

4. Proccedure

Side Effects

There is no downtime with Thermage. The face will only appear a little flushed for the first hour after treatment.

Some patients have temporary redness or minor swelling after treatment, but this usually goes away within 24 hours.

Most patients return to their regular activities immediately following treatment. No special care is required afterward, aside from basic skin maintenance and sunscreens as part of a regular skincare regimen.

5. Treatment Areas

The whole face and neck, the abdomen, buttocks, arms, knees, thighs. Great for Lax and loose skin, thin skin, sagging jawline, crepey skin above the knees.

6. Result

While new collagen takes several months to produce, existing collagen does tighten. You will notice some initial tightening, however, the full benefits of the treatment are more obvious after 4-6 months. The skin will appear tighter and smoother.

For most patients, measurable results appear gradually in the two to six months following a single treatment session and can last for 1-2 years depending on your skin condition and aging process.*

*Recommended by physicians as part of an annual skin rejuvenation maintenance program.

7. Best Candidates

Anyone who’s skin needs some tightening and for those who are beginning to see the effects of collagen depletion. Most of our patients are over 35. 

8. Contraindicated candidates

It is not suitable for pregnant women and as no topical anaesthetic is used it is suitable for breastfeeding women 

Skincare Treatments for Early Signs of Aging

Your top treatment: A light chemical peel. During this 10-minute service, a doctor applies an alpha hydroxy acid solution to the skin, such as glycolic acid, which dissolves away dead skin cells. After one session, your skin will look more radiant. You can expect more even skin tone and tighter-looking pores after a series of these peels.

Skincare Treatments for Intermediate Signs of Aging

Fine lines are starting to appear with more frequency and sun damage-induced brown spots are beginning to surface.

Your top treatment: A non-ablative, fractional laser. This type of laser targets the skin below the surface, stimulating new, skin-firming collagen without injuring the top layer. No open wounds means little downtime (usually two days), but it also means you’ll need a series of three to five treatments to see results. Ask your dermatologist about Fraxel Restore Dual, which tackles lines as well as pigmentation issues on skin’s surface. Wondering how to get rid of wrinkles (or worried about a few pesky lines—say between your brows, across your forehead, or around the eyes)? Ask your doctor about injectable neurotoxins like Botox Cosmetic, Dysport, or Xeomin. These freezers can help smooth creases for three to six months.

Skincare Treatments for Advanced Signs of Aging

You’ve got your glow back and your wrinkles are looking smoother, but maybe you’re experiencing an unflattering loss of volume as you age. There’s a fine line between defined and sunken cheekbones.

Your top treatment: Volumizing injectables. Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers have been around for several years and are typically used to plump up wrinkles for six months to a year. When the hyaluronic acid is injected deep into the hollows of the cheeks, the material binds water, giving cheek skin a plump and lift that will last up to two years. Depending on your need, you may require one to three syringes. There’s no downtime, other than a little redness or possibly bruising at the injection site.