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ANTI AGEING CONCERNS
Wrinkles and Fine Lines
When we talk about ageing, we almost instantly talk about wrinkles and fine lines. As we grow older, our body’s capacity to produce collagen, that is responsible for keeping the skin firmer, reduces, and this is where the problem begins. But did you know that there is a difference between fine lines and wrinkles and these are not interchangeable terms?
What are fine lines?
Fine lines, also sometimes known as expression lines, appear around the corners of eyes, mouth, between the eyebrows and even sometimes the slight beginnings of a furrow on your forehead. These lines are caused due to the facial expressions we make on a daily basis but they are so fine, thin that they are mostly just on the superficial layers of the skin. Although they start out small, these are the lines that deepen with age.
What are wrinkles?
Wrinkles are much deeper and often appear where the fine lines or the baby wrinkles first started, by deepening them. Over time, with the loss of elastin and collagen, which are responsible for holding in moisture and keep the skin taut, the skin starts getting thinner and folds start appearing as it starts to sag.
What causes wrinkles and fine lines?
A lot of factors are involved beyond the simple ageing process that could speed up the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Genes: Sometimes, the way your family genetics are, can shape the way you turn out to be and can basically cause more or less wrinkles depending on the genes you possess.
Sun exposure: Sun exposure causes a lot of damage to the skin and without proper protection, constant exposure to the sun can cause the fine lines’ appearance to speed up.
Smoking: Constantly puckering to inhale and exhale the smoke can easily cause fine lines to appear around the mouth. Not only that but when you smoke, it adversely affects the blood supply to your skin, speeding up the ageing process.
Fair skin: As much obsession as there is when it comes to fair skin, it comes with its fair share of problems especially because fine lines might appear and be more visible on this skin type if proper skincare and sun protection is not used.
The 10 treatment options for wrinkles and fine lines
At PHI Clinic, we offer 10 different types of treatment options depending on the severity and need for your skin type. Medicated facials, Medicated peels, Dermal fillers, Botox, Microdermabrasion, Mesotherapy for face, Face PRP, Laser therapy, HIFU (ultrasound) and surgical (facelift) are the 10 options available for clients. These treatments range from non-invasive, non-surgical methods to surgical facelifts and completely depend on what you want to opt for and what kind of treatment would be the most useful for your skin condition.
To understand in-depth about each of these procedures and the risks involved in them, if any, please contact us and our experts will personally guide you through the wrinkle treatments.
As we grow older, our appearances also change with age. The way we look, the way our skin feels, everything changes and our skin starts ageing as well. But so many times, how our skin ages, depends not only on our age in years but also depends on our lifestyle, environmental factors, habits, etc.
Causes of ageing skin
There could be a lot of factors that cause skin ageing right from environmental factors to hereditary factors. Environmental factors like pollution or exposure to the sun can damage the skin layers resulting in ageing of the skin. Often times how soon your age, how soon the wrinkles show up, could also depend on your genetic makeup. Smoking and other lifestyle factors like poor diet, lack of exercise, etc. could also lead to damaged cells causing premature ageing. Other factors like facial movement, obesity, stress, and the way you sleep could also lead to ageing of the skin.
What happens in skin ageing?
With skin ageing, what specifically happens is the structure of the skin layers undergo changes.
- The outer layer of the skin starts thinning, making the skin layer more fragile and sensitive.
- With the skin becoming thinner and more translucent, any spots that appear, become more visible.
- The skin tissue also undergoes drastic changes like decreased elasticity, lowered strength in the skin, loss of firmness or tautness of the skin.
- But it isn’t just the appearance that changes with these factors. The innermost layer under the skin layers becomes so thin and fragile and loses its fat, that the insulation and the padding that is used to provide, is lost. This could cause additional risk of injuries and could also cause overheating of your body.
- Moreover, such loss of fat, especially below the area around the cheeks, temples, chin, nose and eye could cause the skin to loosen, give an appearance of sunken eyes and give you an overall “skeletal” appearance.
- Dryness and itching are also common later in life as the skin layers can no longer hold moisture. With skin ageing, we also tend to lose sweat glands and oil glands which could cause itching.
How we can help
Ageing is a natural process but premature ageing sometimes can be avoidable. In order to avoid premature ageing, we at PHI Clinic will help you come up with balanced lifestyle changes using our holistic approach to treatments. We will help you find a balance between treatments, oral medicines, dietary changes and overall health improvement. Right from the basic care routines like protecting your skin from sun exposure, to eating healthy, exercising, moisturising daily and when needed, opting for skin treatments that are more intricate and involved, we will help you find the best routine.
To understand in-depth about our different treatment plans, and to learn more about our holistic approach to treating ageing skin, please contact us and our experts will personally guide you be comfortable in your own skin.
When we think about ageing, we instantly think of wrinkles, dark spots and fine lines but what we don’t think of is neck and hand ageing. Neck and hands are in fact, few of the first places that show signs of ageing mainly because the thin around our necks are so thin and both, the neck as well as our hands are always ignored compared to our faces.
What is neck ageing and what causes it?
Age starts to show first on the neck mainly because of the very thin layer of skin around it. Neck also has fewer oil glands compared to the rest of the body which is how it quickly starts to lose elasticity as you grow older. “Turkey neck” is a commonly used term to describe what happens to our neck when we start showing signs of ageing there. Essentially what happens is you start to lose elasticity and volume, making your skin around your neck sag and loosen. This creates loose skin flaps making your neck appear like a turkey’s neck.
There are two main factors that can cause neck ageing:
- Sun exposure can cause severe damage to the skin and often we forget to protect our neck as carefully as we protect our face.
- Loss of elasticity due to the natural ageing process can cause the skin to around the neck to sag and create folds.
What is hand ageing and what causes it?
Our hands are exposed the most to outside elements especially since we also put them to so much work. Unfortunately, not many recognize the signs of ageing that our hands start to show until it is a little too late. Our hands actually start showing signs of ageing in our 20s but we only start to notice the wrinkles and sagging of the skin on our hands in our 30s or even 40s. The elasticity of the skin on our hands, as well as the production of collagen, begins to reduce, making the skin on our hands look and feel more fragile.
There are several factors that could cause hand ageing apart from age itself:
- Sun exposure without any proper care or protection over many years, can lead to brown sun spots, irregular pigmentation, thinning of the skin and wrinkles
- Routine habits like hand washing, doing the dishes, cleaning with certain chemicals can seriously dry out your hands leading to an acceleration in the ageing process.
- Certain medical conditions or genetic factors can also be responsible for thinning, sagging skin on your hands.
How to treat neck and hand ageing
Even if you’ve ignored your neck and hands your whole life, certain lifestyle changes, habits, products, and treatments can help restore a youthful look and prevent your neck and hands from revealing your age.
To understand in-depth about all the non-invasive, non-surgical treatment options as well as surgical options, please contact us and our experts will personally guide you through the anti-ageing treatments.
Who wouldn’t want healthy, glowing skin! But maintaining that level of skin radiance is very difficult, although not impossible. In order to help regain the lustre to your skin, it is very important to understand what causes skin dullness and the necessary steps in order to recover from this.
Causes of skin dullness
There are a number of factors that cause skin dullness, ranging from medical issues to just pure environmental elements. Some of these things are in our control while for others, we can only take preventive measures and care for our skin better.
- Ageing is the most obvious cause of skin dullness. As we grow older, our body’s ability to produce new surface cells, as well as shed the dead cells, slows down. This causes the dead cells to accumulate on the surface making the skin appear dull.
- It’s clear that dead skin can cause our skin to appear dull however, it is important to note that ageing is not the only factor that causes dead skin build-up. Pollution, poor makeup removal habits, poor skin-care habits, not washing face regularly, not exfoliating, can all cause the dead skin cells to build upon the surface.
- Stress can wreak havoc with your health and it can start to show on your skin.
- If your skin lacks moisture and you have dry skin, it can also make you appear dull. People living in drier regions with very little humidity also experience dry skin and if it is not properly moisturized regularly, it can cause dullness.
- Poor sleeping habits can also cause your skin to dull over time.
- Smoking can also cause the skin to dull over time. Carcinogens in cigarettes cause the skin cells and collagen to breakdown and could make your skin appear waxy, saggy, dry and wrinkled.
How to treat dullness?
No one wants to look dull, pale, dry. Some basic home remedies can help you stay youthful and glowing but in case your skin dullness is more deep-rooted, and requires clinical intervention, we, at PHI Clinic will help you reach a treatment plan that best suits your needs.
Some remedies to treat dullness:
- Drinking plenty of water, and staying hydrated helps keep our skin healthy from the inside, which is very important for the skin to appear healthy on the outside.
- Eating a healthy diet, with sufficient anti-oxidants, vitamins and avoiding caffeinated drinks can help keep our skin healthy, moisturised and hydrated.
- If you smoke, quitting smoking is a place to start in your skin recovery journey.
- Protect your skin from sun exposure and keep moisturizing your skin with topical creams or moisturisers.
Apart from these methods, a lot of our anti-ageing treatments involve non-invasive treatment options that can help improve blood microcirculation. To understand in-depth about what treatment plan works best for your skin type, please contact us and our experts will personally guide you through our holistic treatments targeting skin dullness.
Signs of ageing might look different in different people; from wrinkles to age spots or even scarring in some cases. But when dark spots start appearing on your skin, it can point to more causes beyond just age. Most commonly, dark spots appear on the face, back of hands, back and shoulders. Dark spots or hyperpigmentation can be caused by acne scars, excessive sun exposure, or even hormonal changes and a number of treatment options are available to deal with these dark spots, depending on the causes and extent of the damage.
What causes dark spots to appear?
Dark spots are not always age-related and there are a number of other things that can cause dark spots to appear on the skin. These dark spots are not painful and are the same texture as the skin however, the intensity of the darkness of the dark spot might vary from person to person, depending on their skin colour.
- Sun exposure can cause a lot of damage to the skin and if left unprotected for long periods of time, it can cause sunspots or liver spots to appear.
- Skin discolouration can also be caused by certain hormonal changes. Hormones—both oestrogen and progesterone—can increase the level of melanin especially during pregnancy, when hormones could trigger Melasma, a skin condition in which patches of skin turn darker.
- Some medicines could also cause dark spots to appear as a side effect.
- After some injuries and wounds heal, they leave a mark, a dark spot. Such dark spots might fade over time.
- Certain illnesses and diseases can cause dark spots to appear for example in diabetics, or after suffering from a bout of inflammation, dark spots might start appearing on your skin.
Dark spots treatment
Certain creams and procedures can help lighten dark spots or even remove them completely. What treatment option would work for you, may depend on the cause, the size of the dark spot, and the area of the body where the dark spots have appeared.
We, at PHI Clinic, offer a number of procedures apart from dietary and lifestyle plans. Some of the procedures with us are:
- Microdermabrasion treatment helps deep exfoliation of the skin surface with the use of a special device to promote new collagen formation.
- Chemical peels are applied to the skin to exfoliate the skin surface and promote new skin growth.
- Laser treatment is also an option for those who are looking for a more targeted option where the light targets melanin and breaks up the dark spots.
- Prescription skin-lightening creams could also be an option for those who don’t mind a lengthy treatment option. These creams work by bleaching the skin and reducing the dark spots over time.
Apart from these aforementioned treatment options, our clinicians will help you understand in-depth about our holistic approach to treating dark spots. Please contact us, and our experts will personally guide you through the treatments and options.
Sagging skin, or loose skin that makes your skin look flappy, can be a cause for stress for so many of us. What makes your skin appear to be sagging is mainly the loss of fat. So in case you end up losing a lot of fat, it is possible that your skin will be saggy on your face and body. That’s not an excuse to not exercise though and in fact, certain exercises can help improve moderately saggy skin.
Skin sagging is a natural process that also happens due to age. There are a lot of options to take care of skin sagging ranging from over-the-counter products to more invasive surgical treatment options.
What causes saggy skin?
There are several reasons that can cause saggy skin, apart from ageing.
- Reduction of collagen and elastin in the dermis (middle layer of the skin) and the loss of your skin’s supportive connective tissue are major causes of saggy skin.
- Loss of fat, especially among people who experience significant weight loss, can cause the skin to get saggy.
- Pregnancy can cause the skin to sag as women acquire fat for which the skin stretches and then once they have the baby, they lose that fat, leaving the skin to sag. Women carrying multiples could potentially see more skin sagging
- Certain medical conditions and illnesses can cause the skin to sag for example, in hereditary conditions like the Elhers-Danlos syndrome in which a defect in collagen production occurs results in saggy skin often on the face.
Apart from this though, sun exposure, pollution, stress, poor lifestyle choices, poor dietary habits, lack of exercise, smoking, excessive alcohol consumption are also elements that could cause saggy skin.
Treatment for saggy skin
Skin sagging will occur in everyone as a part of the ageing process but to what extent, and how soon, will it depend on the care you take and the lifestyle you live. Protecting your skin from sun exposure, and other elements of nature, exercising, eating healthy, opting for topical products, or prescription products that boost collagen production and Vitamin C serums that help restore the skin elasticity are some of the measures that you could take for saggy skin.
Depending on the area of saggy skin, the treatment options will however vary. What kind of treatment you would need would also depend on how much sagging has appeared as well as what kind of options or plans are you comfortable with.
At PHI Clinic, we have a range of treatment options right from non-invasive or minimally invasive options like medical peels to more invasive surgical options. No matter the treatment option, we believe in a holistic approach to skincare with other lifestyle and dietary changes to go along with your specific treatment plan.
To understand in-depth about the procedures that would work for your skin sagging needs and the risks involved in them, if any, please contact us and our experts will personally guide you through the treatments.