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Skin Ageing & Wrinkles
What is skin ageing?
Skin ageing refers to skin changes related to composition and/or health which can include uneven texture, age spots, fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin and more.
While everyone will eventually experience skin ageing, its pace and severity can be influenced by factors such as UV exposure, lifestyle habits, and genetic makeup.
At Dr Nerina Wilkinson + Associates, we are committed to addressing wrinkles and ageing skin, providing tailored treatments to help patients significantly delay the signs of ageing for more youthful-looking, vibrant skin.
What are fine lines and wrinkles?
Fine lines and wrinkles are visible creases that appear on the skin due to various factors, including ageing, sun damage, and repetitive facial expressions.
As skin matures, it loses collagen and elastin, which maintain its firmness and elasticity, leading to these age-related imperfections. They are often most noticeable on the face, neck, and hands.
Types of skin ageing conditions
At Dr. Nerina Wilkinson + Associates, we specialise in identifying and treating various conditions associated with skin ageing, tailoring solutions to match our patient’s specific skin needs.
As leaders in skin science and aesthetic medicine, we provide our patients with a range of treatments and specialist advice, addressing conditions like premature ageing, wrinkles and fine lines, skin sagging, age spots, and overall skin ageing.
Our expertise in the ageing process, combined with our dedication to state-of-the-art treatment methods, ensures that we effectively address ageing skin concerns, boosting our patients’ self-esteem and rejuvenating their skin’s natural vibrancy.
Learn more about the types of ageing skin and wrinkle conditions we treat below and contact us to book your consultation.
Premature ageing is marked by early signs of skin ageing brought on by factors including your genetic makeup, UV damage (photoaging), diet, exercise, and other lifestyle-related factors. Treatments aim to restore firmness and enhance radiance, and boost overall skin health.
Fine lines & wrinkles
Fine lines and wrinkles are telltale signs of ageing, often influenced by sun exposure, facial expressions, skin dehydration, and other factors. Our treatments for fine lines and wrinkles focus on revitalising the skin, replacing lost volume, and enhancing overall skin vitality.
Skin sagging occurs when skin loses its firmness and elasticity, often due to reduced elastin and collagen production, UV damage, weight changes, and genetics. Our skin-sagging treatments focus on tightening and uplifting the skin, replacing lost volume, enhancing facial contours, and fostering optimal skin resilience.
Age spots, or liver spots, are flat, brown discolourations visible on the surface of the skin, commonly linked to prolonged sun exposure and other causes of skin ageing. These spots predominantly appear on sun-exposed areas, such as the face, hands, or arms. The treatment of age spots focuses on reducing their visibility and restoring an even skin tone to help you achieve a balanced complexion
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Types of treatments for skin ageing and wrinkles
At Dr. Nerina Wilkinson + Associates, we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of cutting-edge skincare treatments, personalising our approach to suit our patients’ distinct skin requirements.
Drawing from our expertise in aesthetic medicine, we guide our patients on a journey to attain their skin goals with a comprehensive suite of treatments, including GFIT (Growth Factor Induction Therapy), Dr. Vampire Facial Treatment, LUMECCA™ IPL, I-Peel-L Bespoke, 3D Medical Skin Needling, Harmony® XL Pro ClearLift, and more.
Our team’s extensive experience in tackling skin ageing conditions, combined with our dedication to the latest advancements in skincare, ensures a proficient approach to various skin challenges and uplifting their overall skin vitality.
Learn more about the types of skin ageing and wrinkle treatments we provide and contact us to start your journey towards youthful skin.
Frequently asked questions about skin ageing conditions & treatments
What causes premature skin ageing?
Premature skin ageing arises from various factors, including prolonged UV exposure, environmental pollutants, lifestyle choices (like smoking and excessive alcohol intake), chronic stress, genetic composition, inadequate skin care, lack of sleep and more. These factors may accelerate the natural ageing process, leading to the early appearance of signs of skin ageing.
At Dr. Nerina Wilkinson + Associates, our state-of-the-art VISIA Skin Analysis provides a comprehensive understanding of the underlying reasons for early ageing in your skin. With this knowledge, we tailor effective treatments to reduce and prevent signs of skin ageing. Book a consultation with our specialists to chart your personalised skincare journey.
What causes sagging skin?
Sagging skin results from multiple factors both intrinsic and extrinsic. Internally, declining collagen and elastin levels, loss of facial fat, and bone resorption play pivotal roles. Externally, prolonged exposure to UV rays, significant weight fluctuations, and certain lifestyle habits exacerbate skin’s loss of firmness.
Why does our skin age?
The natural aging process is inevitable, biologically speaking, and it’s influenced by internal and external factors. Decreased collagen production, turnover of our skin cells, hormonal changes, and genetics can contribute to this. In addition, other factors such as exposure to UV radiation, environmental pollutants, and certain lifestyle choices can expedite the ageing process, leading to wrinkles and fine lines, age spots and more.
What causes fine lines and wrinkles?
Fine lines and wrinkles are primarily caused by the natural ageing process, during which skin loses its elasticity and collagen production decreases. Prolonged sun exposure exacerbates this, causing collagen breakdown. Other factors include environmental pollutants, lifestyle factors (including diet and smoking), and repeated facial expressions.
At Dr. Nerina Wilkinson + Associates, our team is dedicated to understanding the root causes of your skin’s ageing. Utilising our advanced VISIA Skin Analysis, we offer insights into the factors contributing to your wrinkles and provide a tailored treatment approach. We invite you to schedule a consultation with our experts today.
What are the best anti-ageing treatments?
The best anti-ageing treatments blend both innovative techniques and expertise. Examples of anti-ageing skin treatments include laser resurfacing, chemical peels, growth factor induction therapy, medical skin needling, intense pulsed light therapy, and more.
A skincare specialist will perform a thorough analysis of your skin and concerns in order to tailor a treatment plan that addresses issues and helps you achieve your goals.
At Dr. Nerina Wilkinson + Associates, we curate the most effective strategies tailored for each individual’s unique ageing concerns, ensuring optimal, lasting results. Consult our specialists for a personalised anti-ageing regimen.
How to get rid of wrinkles:
Eliminating wrinkles requires a multifaceted approach, and often require medical aesthetic intervention for optimal results. On the skincare front, incorporating treatments like laser therapy, chemical peels, and microneedling can offer immediate and long-term improvements. Using retinol-infused products and maintaining skin hydration can also help smooth out fine lines.
At Dr Nerina Wilkinson + Associates, we specialise in cutting-edge wrinkle-reducing treatments and advanced skin care. Leveraging a wide variety of treatments, we strive to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and rejuvenate your skin’s natural radiance. Schedule your personalised consultation today.
How to remove age spots:
Age spots are effectively treated using specialised skincare treatments, for example, LUMECCA™ IPL. This treatment uses intense pulsed light to target age spots, enhancing collagen production for a rejuvenated complexion. Similarly, the Erbium iPIXEL Pro, a cutting-edge fractional ablative laser, addresses age spots by stimulating collagen renewal, ensuring smoother skin. Consult with a specialist to prepare a tailored treatment for the best results.
How to get rid of wrinkles around the eyes:
The skin around the eyes is notably delicate, making it susceptible to wrinkles. To address these, consider treatments tailored for this sensitive area. Gentle resurfacing, hydrating serums, and specialised eye creams can all help you minimise wrinkles. Non-invasive procedures, such as targeted micro-needling and specific laser treatments, offer precision in treating the eye region. Regular moisturisation and sun protection, combined with expert consultations, can help maintain a youthful eye area.
How to tighten sagging skin on the face:
Ageing skin often loses its elasticity, leading to sagging. Dr. Nerina Wilkinson + Associates offers the innovative FORMA™ HydraLyft, combining Chemical Peels, Mesotherapy, deep hydration, and the skin tightening capabilities of FORMA™ Radio Frequency. This combination of modalities revitalises the skin, enhancing its elasticity and bestowing a youthful radiance. Embark on a rejuvenating path with our tailored consultation today.
What age does skin start to sag?
As skin ages, typically around the late 20s to early 30s, the production of elastin fibers decreases, causing a gradual loss of elasticity. This reduction, combined with other factors like exposure to environmental stressors and genetic predisposition, leads to sagging. While the onset varies among individuals, most start observing noticeable changes by their 40s or 50s. Regular skin care and preventive measures can help delay and mitigate the visible signs of ageing.
Skin science treatment journey
As specialists in the field of skincare treatments, we pave the way for rejuvenated, youthful skin. Harnessing cutting-edge treatments and the latest techniques, our aesthetic skin care experts delve into understanding and reversing the signs of skin ageing with unmatched proficiency.
Contact us to book your personalised consultation at our exclusive private practice in the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town.