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The Questions You Always Wanted To Ask About Ageing But Were Afraid To!

Upper arm dimples, where did they come from and how can I get rid of them?

The dreaded word…cellulite. Over the years the word has had negative connotations heaped upon it left, right and centre but you can be sure that it’s just something that women and some men experience. But, what is it really? Hormones play a part, in particular oestrogen, the primary female sex hormone, although we don’t yet know why. One theory is that oestrogen can encourage your body to produce more fat. So an imbalance between oestrogen and testosterone levels often causes cellulite. Your vulnerability to cellulite may be partly inherited, too. This can come from genetic factors linked to the speed of metabolism, distribution of fat under the skin and ethnicity.

What do we recommend?

The LP Cellulite Eraser is definitely the treatment to tackle this – it does what it says on the tin! Perfect for breaking down and eliminating cellulite, this rejuvenating treatment helps to smooth the skin, banish dimples, and leave you looking toned. During treatment, a handpiece is moved across the area delivering energy which not only breaks down the fat but also tightens the skin. The Cellulite Eraser is a reliable and safe method of body rejuvenation that uses entirely non-surgical techniques to transform the way you feel about your body.

When did my jawline start making its way towards my navel? How can I get it back to where I want it?

Your jawline is one of those things you probably take for granted… We all do. It’s like shoulders and wrists, it’s not something that ever needs to be squeezed into Spanx; it’s just not a problem area. Until one day it is. I blame Snapchat filters. The filters augment our features Disney Princess proportion. But then you flick that filter off to see Shrek staring back.

But what’s to blame? Offender one is skin laxity, this can be a result of genetics, inflammatory skin conditions such as acne or rosacea that cause your skin to age faster, or damage caused externally like smoking or sun exposure. If your skin is lax, the anatomical features of your face simply won’t be held in place.
The second culprit is the one that will affect us all eventually. Gravity. As we age our facial fat pads slowly slip downwards, causing heaviness and loss of definition in that lower third of the face. The result? The dreaded jowls.

What do we recommend

The solution? The Geneo+ Treatment. Geneo+ takes its inspiration from natural hot springs – known for inducing skin oxygenation. By simulating this effect, geneo+ triggers a body response that sends oxygen to the treated area. At the same time, geneo+ exfoliates the skin and creates an optimal environment for infusion of essential nutrients both during and after treatment. The ability to layer Radio Frequency induces collagen and elastin regeneration in the dermis layer, which leads to smoother and tighter skin and a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles.

I'm afraid to wear v necks without a super huge necklace - how can I combat chest and neck wrinkles?

Crepey skin ordinarily makes an appearance on our chest and necks when we hit our 40s. But it has been known to show up as early as our 20s and 30s. In fact, in some women, the lines and folds in the chest and cleavage area show up sooner than face wrinkles. Why must we suffer so?

There are many reasons behind why chest and neck wrinkles grace us with their presence. The two biggest causes are volume reduction in the skin (this is natural thinning and loss of collagen that occurs as we get older) and regular folding of the skin (from, the position you sleep in at night or how you cross our arms). There are definitely other things that play an active role in causing chest and neck wrinkles as we age. Here are a few:

– Genetics: If your mum had them, it’s likely you will too.

– UV Exposure: SPF is a must-have. Tanning beds, definitely cause them —but natural sunlight does too.

– Significant weight loss or weight gain: This can result in a stretching and sometimes drooping of the skin.

– Some medications: Some medication can cause thinning of the skin, like steroids, especially when used long-term.

What do we recommend

Before any corrective treatments we recommend that you start with a preventative – a good quality SPF is key to preventing UV damage that can cause wrinkles and fine lines. Our product recommendation – The MultiVit Sun Protector by Noon, this protects the skin from UVA/UVB and IR rays, each which induce skin damage in different ways.

To work to treat fine lines and wrinkles we suggest a skin rejuvenation laser treatment. At the Practice Beauty Clinic, we use the Quanta Duetto. This is one of the industry’s most effective and pioneering technologies, combining ND Yag and Alexandrite technology to deliver effective skin treatments. The Laser reduces the appearance of fine lines, skin blemishes and uneven skin tone, leaving a more youthful appearance.

Got more questions you want answered?

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