Let’s face it: there’s no stopping and preventing you from ageing but that doesn’t mean you have to look the part. By adopting a preventative approach early on in your youth with top skin treatments recommended by reputable skin expert, Dr Kenneth Lee, Founder of SW1 Clinic, you stand a way better chance of looking your best regardless your age.
In Your Twenties
While acne is the most common skin issue at this age, Dr Lee cautioned the real danger lies in sun damage. Thus, apart from applying sunscreen that is of SPF30 and above religiously and quitting sunbathing, he recommends regular facials to achieve and maintain a clear and youthful complexion.
“A facial combined with LED light therapy produce superior results because the light energy is proven to penetrate skin and stimulate its natural rejuvenation response. At SW1 Spa, patients love our Clear Blue facial, which taps on blue light to kill bacteria responsible for acne, and our Deep Red facial, which uses red light slow skin ageing and reduce pore size,” Dr Lee said.
In Your Thirties
IPL helps to reduce skin redness and lighten freckles.
This is the decade mistakes made in your youth come back to haunt you in the form of fine lines and age spots. Additionally, according to Dr Lee, natural stores of hyaluronic acid gets depleted, resulting in skin losing its suppleness and volume.
IPL uses high intensity pulses of light to tackle superficial pigmentation such as freckles, sun spots to uncover brighter and refined skin. On the other hand, Rejuran DNA Resurgence is apt for facial rejuvenation where salmon DNA extract is injected into skin to repair and restore skin tone and elasticity.
“As we age, our body’s ability to synthesise DNA diminishes and this DNA shortage leads to skin ageing. Rejuran DNA Resurgence counters that by supplementing DNA extracts into skin to boost complexion health. When combined with laser or filler treatments, this treatment prolongs their results,” Dr Lee explained.
In Your Forties
Nasolabial folds are less prominent after injecting with fillers.
This is the age where most women are looking to age gracefully. Wrinkles and pigmentation may have become etched but with technology, you can reverse or delay the signs of ageing. Looking refreshed is possible with dermal fillers and BB AquaTouch Laser.
Top skin treatment – dermal fillers – helps restore volume in areas such as the chin, sunken temples and hollow undereye area while another clear favourite among SW1 patients, BB AquaTouch Laser, promotes a faster clearance of pigmentations.
“Its key strength lies in its ability to stimulate renewal of the superficial layers of skin. It gives an instant “photoshop” makeover effect – skin looks more refined, smoother and brighter – and these results continue to improve over the next few weeks,” Dr Lee said.
If sagging skin is your concern, the expert recommends Ulthera, the gold-standard in non-invasive skin tightening to lift and firm skin.
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In Your Fifties and Beyond
Collagen loss manifests as saggy, dry and thin skin. To protect skin at this age, Dr Kenneth Lee recommends choosing skincare products which replenish collagen such as those containing retinoids or glycolic acid. Lasers are also viable options as they remove stubborn pigmentation and scars while jolting cell regeneration, so you look unbelievably good despite your age.
“For women in their fifties who are looking for a dramatic skin lifting, this is a good time to try Silhouette Instalift where bio-absorbable threads act as anchors to radically lift and tighten skin,” he said.
Regardless of whatever treatment it is, Dr Lee stresses the importance of research and only seeing qualified and experienced cosmetic doctors and nurses.