Wrinkling, sagging, hyperpigmentation, dryness and skins general loss of luminosity, associated with intrinsic aging is part of living. While it is made worse by a lifestyle that involves over exposure to the sun, smoking, stress and often poor diet, the main cause premature aging is excessive solar exposure. These rays result is excessive oxidation of the collagen and elastin fibers, which results in a process called “cross linking.”
Normally, collagen and elastin fibers are found in nice thick even rows spread parallel to the skin surface in the basal layer of the skin. With cross linking, the fibers become disorganized and entangled into many disorganized bundles which cause the skin to dimple, sag and become susceptible to the force of gravity. Muscles of expression further result in deep lines caused by repeated use. Last but not least, incorrect skin care procedures, and over-drying of the skin further results in an unhealthy skin.
Fortunately, apart from surgery, non-intrusive and non-ablative treatment protocols such IPL Lasers, Photodynamic Therapy, microderambrasion, light peels and facials can all improve many unwanted aging signs.