How to Futureproof Your Face with These Top 4 Treatments
Posted by Dr. Julian De Silva September 29, 2019
Today, there are many different facial rejuvenation treatments to choose from. Most treatments have different approaches, but they all aim to give your face a natural, youthful appearance. Instead of choosing the first one you come across, it’s important to learn about the different options you have to futureproof your face. What’s more, you should find out what type of results you can expect and if certain treatments can be combined. Dr Julian De Silva, expert plastic surgeon and medical director of London Facial Plastic Surgery at 23 Harley Street, shares some insights on the top 4 treatments to help you avoid signs of ageing in the face.
Understanding the Skin’s Ageing Process
As we age, many changes take place in the different layers of the skin and they manifest as ageing signs on the surface.
- Epidermal Layer: The first sign of ageing occurs in the epidermal layers when the skin starts losing hyaluronic acid. This results in a rough, dry texture.
- Dermal Layer: In the dermal layers, collagen production starts declining in our late 20s, which is around the time our first wrinkles begin appearing.
- Subdermal Layer: Finally, the cells that store lipids in our subdermal layers start shrinking, which produces sagging and loss of volume.
Futureproof Your Face with These 4 Innovative Treatments
Effective skin rejuvenation treatments give your face a young, natural appearance. Here are 4 highly effective treatments available at London Facial Plastic Surgery in London that can help you futureproof your face:
1. Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers can help sculpt your face, eliminate wrinkles, increase volume, and reduce other signs of ageing. Fillers can also be applied to different areas like the chin, lips, jaw, nose, and cheeks. Furthermore, depending on the filler you choose, results can last months or even years. It’s also possible to achieve permanent results with certain fillers.
2. PRP Therapy
Platelet-rich plasma treatment, referred to as PRP therapy, is a microneedling technique that uses a patient’s own blood to rejuvenate his or her skin. Platelet cells, which are found in your bloodstream, have a key role in healing and contain many growth factors. Advanced machines can spin your blood multiple times to concentrate PRP and this can then be activated and applied to your face to enhance the quality of your skin. Dr. De Silva has also applied this technology to facial surgeries to enhance natural looking results and recovery.
3. LED Skin Therapy
LED skin therapy is a type of light treatment. It uses a range of light energy with varying wavelengths to stimulate cells, promoting faster regeneration that results in a radiant, natural looking appearance without the need for any medication.
4. Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin treatments have been around for some time. However, thanks to the development of fractionated CO2 equipment, you can now opt for laser skin resurfacing that results in younger-looking skin. This new technology means reduced recovery time and minimal side-effects, making it a great anti-ageing treatment choice, especially for people that have a busy schedule.
Find the Best Plastic Surgeon in London Today
Although some patients already know exactly which treatment is best for them, others aren’t as sure. This is why it is essential to work with an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon, such as Dr De Silva, who will give you the best treatment recommendation for your aesthetic goals. Understanding the ageing process is necessary to find the ideal treatment for your skin, but you should also consider the procedures listed above to help improve your complexion. To learn more about Dr De Silva’s work, contact London Facial Plastic Surgery today to book an appointment and a member of our team will be glad to help. Our clinic is a custom built facility for facial aesthetic procedures in the World famous Harley Street, London.