Conditions: Ageing Skin Conditions 2017-03-29T09:59:11+00:00

Ageing Skin Conditions

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The best way to figure out whether your specific condition can be treated or not is to give us a call. We can answer any questions you have and help you clarify which treatment options might be suitable for you.

There are different treatment options available for this condition and the most common ones are listed below:

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Ageing Skin Conditions

Types of ageing skin conditions

  • Frown Lines and Crow’s Feet
  • Wrinkles
  • Drooping eyelids
  • Hollow areas
  • Pigmentation
  • Ageing skin

Causes of ageing skin conditions

The main reason why patients seek aesthetic treatments are the effects of ageing.

Examination for ageing skin conditions

Before considering any treatment an ophthalmic examination is performed by the oculoplastic surgeon to ensure there are no eyelid or eye surface problems. The skin type (Fitzpatrick skin number) is taken into account when planning facial rejuvenation.

At Clinica London we take photographs to document the face, eyelids, skin quality and appearance, and then discuss the options with the patient. It is important to discuss first what the patient considers a problem and which facial areas to treat, as well as giving general advice and feedback on diet, smoking and skin care. It is helpful to bring photographs from a younger age.

More about the different types of ageing skin conditions

Frown Lines and Crow’s Feet

This is a procedure where botulinum toxin (Botox®) is injected very precisely into tiny facial muscles to improve the appearance of worry lines, frown lines, crow’s feet, laugh lines and other “dynamic wrinkles”.

Wrinkles

A hallmark of ageing are wrinkles. To keep your youth there are several treatments to get rid of your wrinkles. Botox is predominately used to treat the upper face and dermal fillers are used to treat the lower face.

Video: Ageing skin conditions explained

Drooping eyelids

The only permanent way to treat eyelid ptosis (drooping eyelids) is with surgery. There are several possible techniques. The principle of ptosis surgery is to shorten the muscle that lifts the eyelid called the levator muscle and sometimes the second muscle which lifts the lid, Muller’s muscle (as seen on the diagram below).

Hollow areas

With age there can be a loss of fat in the upper cheeks contributing to the cheek muscles and mid-face to sag. This results in hollowness below the eyes, giving a tired, aged appearance. When this affects the area between the lower lid and the cheek it is often referred to as a tear trough hollow or an orbito-malar groove. Tear trough hollows may present in patients who also have wrinkles, Dermatochalasis, ageing skin etc. All of these conditions can be treated to improve the final result, using a combined approach of medical rejuvenation with filler (Restylane products), biostimulation (Sculptra) and botulinum toxin A injection, skin care and oculoplastic (eyelid) surgery.

Pigmentation

Pigmentation means coloring. Skin pigmentation disorders affect the color of your skin. Your skin gets its color from a pigment called melanin. Special cells in the skin make melanin. When these cells become damaged or unhealthy, it affects melanin production. Some pigmentation disorders affect just patches of skin. Others affect your entire body.

If your body makes too much melanin, your skin gets darker. Pregnancy, Addison’s disease, and sun exposure all can make your skin darker. If your body makes too little melanin, your skin gets lighter. Vitiligo is a condition that causes patches of light skin. Albinism is a genetic condition affecting a person’s skin. A person with albinism may have no color, lighter than normal skin color, or patchy missing skin color. Infections, blisters and burns can also cause lighter skin.

Ageing skin

Ageing skin changes are related to many contributing factors such as genetic predisposition, diet and smoking. The greatest single factor is sun exposure, clearly seen when comparing areas of the body that are regularly exposed to the sun with areas that are covered.

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