Of course, the process of aging is only natural. However, often, as a result of various factors your skin might appear “older” than it actually is. The symptoms of “premature skin aging” are most often presented in the form of wrinkles, fine lines, overall loss of volume in certain parts of the face. Todays, we’ll try to give a brief summary on what the most common factors and causes of early skin aging are and what methods, specifically using mesotherapy and dermal fillers, can be applied to stop or even reverse that negative process, while restoring your youthful look.
By far, the most common and leading cause of skin degradations. The main culprit are the UV (Ultraviolet) rays, which adversely affect the skin, reducing elastin fiber production and preventing collagen synthesis. The direct results are the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and the skin of the face and body starting to sag. To add insult to injury, the UV rays can induce skin hyperpigmentation and help for age spots and other forms of color change to appear. The most commonly recommended method to block sun damage to the skin is using a quality, broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least level 30 SPF, even of walking out on a cloudy day, as UV rays can pieces through clouds and still damage the skin.
Not like you need any more reasons not to smoke, but here is one more – it ages the skin. A lot. Cigarettes contain certain chemicals that are known to break down both collagen and elastin, which directly (and noticeably) degrades the skin’s elasticity, smoothness and firmness. Even worse, the repetitive muscle contraction when smoking in certain areas of the face, can help wrinkles formation at the corners of the mouth, as well in the area of the eyes. So, if not for your overall health, at lest consider quitting smoking out of vanity.
Poor Diet / Lack of Proper Hydration
The skin, just as any other organ of the body needs a rich and properly balanced amount of nutrients to be as healthy and youthful as possible. If such are not provided regularly, it will inevitably lead to premature skin aging. Fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy fats – all of these form the healthy diet necessary for your skin to truly glow, as they provide the necessary minerals, vitamins and other nutrients that it requires to stay healthy (as does your entire body, for that matter). But don’t forget to stay hydrated while you’re at it. Lack of proper amounts of water in the body can lead to a variety of heath problems, not the least – dry skin. So, drinks lots of it and stay well hydrated.
Stress is one of the banes of modern society and affects adversely both the physical and the mental health of people. Understandably, your skin is bound to be affected. While under stress, the human body is known to produce high amounts of cortisol, which is a hormone that, among other things, breaks down collagen molecules and speeds up the process of wrinkle formation. Stress managements is a somewhat individual form of treatment, but some good bets include exercise, getting enough sleep, having a relaxing hobby, meditating etc.
The UV light is not the only “outside” enemy of your skin. Throw in the mix pollution, rapid changes of the temperature and a plethora of other environmental factors and you have your work cut out for you. Air pollution, in particular, is proven to cause oxidative stress. As with stress and sun exposure, this can easily cause a breakdown of collagen and elastin fiber production, in the skin. The first line of defense against environmentally caused skin damage and aging is using a quality antioxidant-rich moisturizer, as well as meticulous and regular skin cleansing.
How Mesotherapy and Dermal Fillers Can Help
Fillers and mesotherapy are some of the most versatile products and it’s only natural they can be effectively utilized to bring back your skin’s youthful look.
While a broad term, anti-age mesotherapy usually involves injecting the skin with a cocktail of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and hyaluronic acid, usually at mid depth. Often the focus is to boost the synthesis of collagen, while also helping improve the texture, elasticity and tone of the skin, and, last but not least, help with some deep hydration. Thus, mesotherapy is an excellent method to address a variety of skin aging concerns, including, but not limited to fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, and age spots.
On the other hand, dermal fillers are first and foremost a method to restore lost skin volume and to add fullness to the face. Fillers are applied for a variety of issues and in various parts of the face (and body), filling wrinkles, restoring the loss of volume in the cheeks and even correcting and augmenting the contour of the face. The most common fillers on the market are based on Hyaluronic acid, but other popular solutions include PLLA (Poly-L-Lactic acid) based injectable gel and calcium hydroxylapatite fillers, each of which has individual and unique advantages.
Both forms of skin treatment are utilized for specific skin aging concerns and are by far the most immediately effective methods for anti-age therapy available, especially in instances of premature skin aging, as they are known to offer minimal downtime and lasting effect of naturally looking aesthetic corrections.
Combining Filler and Meso Treatment with General Skin Care
Mesotherapy and fillers can offer a more noticeable, be it immediate or gradual effect. However, to properly address and fight premature aging, it’s essential to take good care of your skin and maintain its health, avoiding further damage. Below are the basing and proven steps for an effective daily skincare routine, which will ensure you stay youthful and radiant:
- Cleanse – carefully and gently cleanse your skin both in the morning and at night, thoroughly removing dirt, oil and makeup, which usually clog the pores.
- Exfoliate – probably the most effective method to remove dead skin cells and improve the skin’s cellular regeneration. An effective path towards a smooth skin with youthful complexion, for sure.
- Moisturize – keeping the skin very well hydration should be your number one concern, when it comes to stopping premature aging.
- Sun protection – as noted above, UV light is harmful to the skin and using a strong sunscreen to avoid sunburn and sun damage is a must.
- Antioxidants – make sure that the cosmetics and skin treatment products you use are rich in antioxidants, especially Vitamins C and E, but also other valuable agents such as green tea extract, which directly prevent the negative effect of free radicals.
- Retinoids – try to add a retinoid containing product in your evening skincare routing, as it will stimulate the production of collagen, thus preventing wrinkle and skin line appearance.
There are many factors that adversely affect your skin causing premature aging. Making sure you properly take on the effects or address issues like sun exposure, smoking, poor diet, stress, and environmental factors, is paramount. The good news is that with the right approach and products, you can easily deal away with early signs of aging and keep you skin smooth, soft, radiant and youthful looking.