How to avoid premature ageing.Beautec
How can I avoid premature aging?
Wrinkles, altered pigmentation and loss of skin tone. We associate these changes with skin aging.
Age-related skin changes are the results of genetically-programmed changes (intrinsic factors) and environmental wear-and-tear on the skin (extrinsic factors). However, extrinsic factors cause more pronounced changes.
Changes associated with skin aging:
How can I control skin aging?
An effective line of skincare defense will help control ROS, MMPs and AGEs that trigger the signs of skin aging.
Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) are dangerous forms of oxygen molecules generated by UV rays and pollution. They attack and react with stable molecules within the skin cells, therefore causing irreversible damage to the cell. This triggers wrinkles and lessens skin’s natural ability to repair itself. Topically-applied Vitamin C and E antioxidants fight ROS, while smoothing skin and helping to stimulate new collagen formation.
Matrix Metalloproteinases (MMPs) are enzymes activated by UV exposure or inflammation. They contribute to the breakdown of existing collagen while inhibiting the formation of new collagen. Topically-applied Retinol (vitamin A), Grape Seed Extract, Green and White teas and Soy help to inhibit the formation of MMPs in the skin.
Advanced Glycation End-products (AGEs) are the result of glucose (sugar) reacting with collagen (a protein) in skin. This reaction results in the formation of AGEs, which leads to wrinkles, inflammation, inhibited skin cell growth and accelerated aging. Glucosamine, Soy proteins, Genestein and peptides help ‘trap’ sugars before they can react with collagen in skin.
Salon Treatments to Reduce Visible Signs of Aging
But it’s not all bad news… There are a multitude of anti-ageing products and treatments available to help fight the signs of ageing. Here are our list of tried and tested super facials.
IPL Skin Rejuvenation – stimulates collagen and elastin, reduces pigmentation, whilst increasing cellular turnover, making skin feel plumper and look more youthful. 6-9 sessions needed.
Microcurrent – Works on skin to produce collagen and elastin, blood and lymph system to help drain toxins and increase nutrients to skin cells, and muscle toning for an all-round anti-aging treatment. Can be used in conjunction with all other anti-aging treatments. 2 treatments a week, 10-12 sessions in total.
Microdermabrasion – a minimally invasive procedure used to renew overall skin tone and texture. It can improve the appearance of sun damage, wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, acne scarring, melasma, and other skin-related concerns and conditions. 6-10 sessions needed.
Galvanic – Deep feeding facial that penetrates active ingredients 400 times better than a manual facial. 1-2 a month until desired results are met, maintenance is recommended thereafter.
Microneedling – Creates micro wounds that start the process of skin healing, in turn producing collagen and elastin, and speeding up cellular turnover. 3 sessions, spaced 6 weeks apart.
Chemical Skin Peels – This is a fast exfoliation of the epidermis, which in turn increases cellular renewal, stimulates collagen and elastin and reduces pigmentation. 6 sessions, 3-4 weeks apart.
Plasma Lift – Our Jett Plasma Lift device works on tightening and lifting the skin. Our machine is the only direct current device on the market with patented technology. By being a direct current, it ensures that each dot is the same size creating even tightening across the area. It also allows for a scanning technique which increases the effects of the plasma but reduces the amount of downtime a client needs by 50%. Our Jett Plasma medical device additionally has electro-mesotherapy, giving you the opportunity to increase the effects of anti-aging products on the skin and increase the effects of your skin tightening procedures. 1-2 session of plasma lift, 6 sessions of electro-mesotherapy.
Key Skincare Ingerdients
Vitamin A (retinol) – Actively promotes the production of collagen and elastin in the skin. Help to regulate melanocytes, so they do not over actively over produce pigmentation. Help to lock in moisture into the skin, by encouraging hyaluronic acid production in the skin.
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) – Actively works to reduce the visibility of hyper pigmentation. This works to fast exfoliate the skin, increasing cellular turnover and reducing the amount of concentrated melanin in the skin.
Vitamin E – Actively works to help heal and hydrate the skin. Extremely good for dry and sensitive mature skin. Vitamin E also works to natural reflect UV rays, so is a key ingredient in SPF products.
SPF – Sun Factor Protection is essential in any anti-ageing skincare routine, as UV rays are the biggest contributing factor to skin ageing. By protecting our skin daily from general UV exposure (even on a cloudy day) we reduce the ageing process.
GAG (glycosaminoglycan) – Amino-sugars that support the matrix structure for collagen and elastin in the dermis and attract moisture. A large percentage of all GAGs are hyaluronic acid.