How To Prevent Ageing: The Multi-Layer Approach


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by | Jan 21, 2022

Ageing doesn’t just occur on the surface of the skin. It happens to the rest of the body too, right down to our bones. If you have found yourself wondering how to prevent to prevent ageing, frantically searching to little avail, there are some things that can help. The trouble is, most of us are so focused on our fine lines and wrinkles that we forget to consider other changes that might be taking place. This is why my multi-layer approach is so important. There are things a magnifying mirror can’t show you, and taking a close-up look at your skin can really make you feel rotten. Fine lines and wrinkles will always look worse when magnified, worse than they are in fact. The truth is, the odd line is often unnoticeable and can add significant character to the face. 


Your Skin And Bones: Integral Aspects Of The Multi-Layer Approach


I believe that a few lines here or there can look very natural, especially for people over a certain age. Of course, when too many appear, it can make a person feel unhappy with their appearance. This is where wrinkle-relaxing treatments that use Botulinum toxin can help you. These treatments work to prevent the skin muscles from creasing and forming wrinkles. This is most effective on the upper third of the face, but what’s happening below the surface? That’s what the multi-layer approach seeks to address.

It may shock you to know, but your facial bones shrink considerably with age and they lose density too! In fact, it’s said that the ‘bone sets the tone’. In other words, if there isn’t enough support from the bones in your face, gravity will cause your skin to sag, making you look much older than you are. You may have a relatively line-free visage, but this sadly won’t stop gravity from affecting your skin.

Surgery is always an option, but what if that’s not something you want to consider? There are many reasons as to why you may not want to go under the knife. This is always a personal choice, which should be respected. Luckily, thanks to the world of modern aesthetics, there are always other routes to consider. Unsurprisingly, as non-surgical methods of facial rejuvenation have improved, many practitioners now recommend trying less invasive techniques first when it comes to repositioning sagging skin. These include dermal fillers and thread lifts. Such treatments offer support and structure, allowing you to achieve a youthful look without surgery.


What About The Deeper Layers Of The Skin?


When answering the question, “how to prevent ageing?”, every single layer of the skin matters. That’s why specialists, like myself, recommend working on refining skin texture and building collagen in the superficial layers of the skin to see the best results. I find that if skin health is addressed prior to a procedure, whether through targeted skincare or a collagen boosting treatment, then other treatment results are more impressive too. If a person’s skin isn’t healthy to start with, they could be line-free, with no noticeable sagging, but they might still have a dull, lacklustre complexion.

That’s why I follow the multi-layer approach. I like to focus on improving skin health, minimising fine lines by relaxing muscles, and replacing lost support with dermal fillers, threads, or both. I find that patients who are willing to try this approach maintain a youthful appearance as the years go by. Many of my patients have been with me for several years and would say they look much younger than they did at the start of their treatment journey.


Get In Touch Today To Find Out How To Prevent Ageing


Although I am a dentist with 26 years of clinical experience, I’ve spent many of these years specialising in medical aesthetics and skincare. I have the skills and knowledge necessary to ensure you feel happier and more confident in your skin through using the multi-layer approach. My true passion is helping my patients and you could be one of them!

You can contact me, or a member of my team, by filling out a form on our website, calling us on 07595221484 or emailing today.

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