Three Tips For Achieving Smoother Skin
Our Greenwich facial aesthetics team offer some tips for younger looking skin.
Although our skin will inevitably wrinkle as we grow older, we can do quite a lot to help delay this. A healthy lifestyle and diet are certainly good places to start, and some also argue that using techniques, such as meditation, can help us to relax and reduce the number of frown lines on our face.
These everyday tips make good sense, and we would like to add three of our own to this list which we hope will help you to stay younger looking for longer!
Protect yourself from the sun’s rays
Living in the UK means that when we see the sun, we tend to try to spend as much time in it as we possibly can, knowing that that could be it for a number of days, or even weeks. The sun though, however enjoyable it may be, can be very damaging to the skin and we should make sure that we are well protected when we expose our skin to it. Make sure to wear a high factor sunscreen on your face and any uncovered parts of your body. This especially applies if you spend a lot of time working outdoors. You may also wish to make sure that any outdoor clothes have UPF (ultraviolet protection factor) too, if you are in this situation.
Start your prevention strategy early
If you wait until your forties or fifties before you start thinking about skin protection, it will possibly be a little late, and your only effective route then may be the use of Botox treatment, and/or dermal fillers. This is a very safe and effective approach that we will discuss shortly.
In addition to the advice about sun protection, make sure that you stay well hydrated and definitely do not smoke. You will rarely see a forty year old smoker with good looking skin! You might also consider starting to use moisturising creams that include antioxidants and retinol too. Some of these are claimed to actually help reverse skin damage and also to slow down the loss of collagen, the natural substance in our skin which helps to retain elasticity and which reduces with age.
Restoring your skin
By the time that you hit your forties, and very often before if other factors have contributed to it, you are likely to be facing the reality of lines and wrinkles on your face. At this stage, no cream is going to erase these in full and perhaps the most effective option left is to have facial aesthetics treatments at our Greenwich dental practice. We have a friendly and experienced team who will make sure that you receive the most appropriate treatment for your own circumstances. We use both Botox and dermal fillers to help erase those lines and wrinkles and help you to have younger looking skin.
We do understand that some patients are deterred from having this treatment due to stories they have seen in the media where results have been exaggerated, leaving patients with strange looking outcomes such as the now infamous ‘trout pout’. We can assure patients of the Confidental Clinic that we make sure to apply only suitable treatments and will discuss all aspects of it with you before we start. We know that some patients will have questions to ask, and we are happy to answer them for you.
If you are thinking of treating yourself to a Christmas or New Year present of smoother skin, why not arrange an appointment at our Greenwich practice to see how we can help you to achieve it? You can call us on 020 8858 1422.