The most apparent signs of ageing show up on our skin. From wrinkles to age spots, how we treat each condition varies. Treatment depends not only on the cause of the issue, but which layer of the skin it affects.
The skin has three basic layers:
Today, our team of Newmarket plastic surgeons examines the different skincare treatments for each layer
The hypodermis is the bottom layer of the skin. It’s sometimes referred to as the subcutaneous layer. This is because this is where the subcutaneous tissue (fat) layer is found. It’s where most of your body fat is stored, and is the layer that separates your tissue and organs from your dermis.
When doctors use callipers to test your body fat ratio, they are examining your subcutaneous fat. As the fat layer grows it can alter the appearance of your skin. As well as creating love handles, muffin tops, and double chins.
These fat bulges are one of the most commonly treated issues in the hypodermis layers. And CoolSculpting, with its ability to target and eliminate stubborn fat, is one of the most popular treatments.
CoolSculpting is Safe for Skin
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. This procedure allows your cosmetic surgeon to freeze fat cells in your hypodermis — without damaging your skin. The process applies cold to target bulges or fat, such as double-chins or love handles.
The targetting gives the doctor precision control for better results. It also makes CoolSculpting pain-free or with just mild discomfort, depending on your pain tolerance.
This procedure is best suited to treating fat cells in the hypodermis. It helps give you a slimmer, more sculpted appearance.
Almost anyone, male or female, can be a good candidate for CoolSculpting. And the best results are found when removing fat from your:
- Buttocks & under the buttocks
- Flank (love handles & muffin top)
- Thighs (inner or outer)
- Under the armpits
- Upper arms
If you think this process could be right for you, read up on: How to Find a Newmarket CoolSculpting Clinic That Gets Results.
The dermis is the middle layer of skin. It’s the thickest of these three layers and serves to protect your body from stress and strain. The dermis contains:
- Nerve Endings
- Blood Vessels
- Hair Follicles
- Sweat Glands
- Sebaceous Glands
- Lymphatic Vessels
- Apocrine Glands
Collagen and elastin are found in the dermis, maintaining the skin’s shape and elasticity. These are abundant in younger skin, but decrease as we age. As a result, we lose tightness, causing wrinkles and sagging skin. Fortunately, there are several options for skin rejuvenation in the dermis.
Dermal fillers inject FDA-approved hyaluronic fillers into the dermal layer. These add volume, allowing you to smooth out sagging skin and fill in wrinkles. They can also be used to plump your lips or lift your cheeks.
This is one of the most popular solutions for rejuvenating skin without plastic surgery. Depending on the target area, results can last up to 24 months.
If you’re considering this treatment, look for a dermal filler clinic that uses safe, effective fillers like Juvederm and Restylane.
Facial Muscle Relaxers
Like dermal fillers, facial muscle relaxers are injected into the skin to restore a youthful appearance. These are used on the face and forehead to help:
- Reduce Wrinkles
- Lift Sagging Brows
- Remove Frown Lines
- Correct jawline
- Resolve Down-Turned Mouth
- Reduce Neck Lines & Bands
There are two main differences between facial muscle relaxers and dermal fillers. The first is that dermal fillers replace lost volume under the skin. Whereas, muscle relaxers relax the muscles which cause wrinkles to form.
The second difference is the ingredients used. Muscle relaxers (sometimes called wrinkle relaxers) use Botox or Dysport.
Although Dysport is newer for this treatment it has earned a strong reputation quickly. Botox lasts 3-6 months and takes 5-7 days to show results. Whereas Dysport shows results in just 2-3 days and can last up to 4 months.
BroadBand Light (BBL) Therapy
Another popular treatment for rejuvenating the dermis is BBL therapy. The BBL Forever Young treatment helps to boost collagen production in your skin. This causes your skin cells to behave like young cells — creating smoother skin with fewer fine lines.
Laser skin tightening is a popular option because of its effective and long-lasting results. Once you achieve satisfying results, it only takes 1 or 2 sessions per year to maintain healthy, youthful-looking skin.
Another sign we often associate with ageing is lumps and bumps. Although the causes of cysts are not directly due to age, they still affect our overall appearance. There are several dermal cysts, with the most common one being a sebaceous cyst.
A sebaceous cyst is generally not harmful or painful. However, you may want to remove them for comfort or aesthetic reasons.
As well, you always want to have a doctor assess cysts and other cosmetic skin lesions. They can help determine the type, cause, and best solution for cyst removal.
The epidermis is the outer layer of skin. It’s a protective barrier that helps keep your body safe from bacteria, UV damage, chemicals, and physical damage. It also regulates hydration in your body. But, for most of us, the most obvious feature is that it’s what people see when they look at us.
If you want to maintain a youthful, healthy appearance, you need to keep your epidermis in good shape.
Some of the most obvious signs of ageing occur on our epidermis. Part of what keeps us looking young is that the skin cells on the epidermis are constantly replacing themselves. But, as we age, this process slows down. This allows us to lose skin tightness as well as show damage and discolouration.
To resolve this, we often turn to laser resurfacing.
Halo Hybrid Fractional Lasers
Halo hybrid fractional lasers are advanced tools for cosmetic laser resurfacing. They directly combat signs of ageing skin on the epidermis including:
- Dull skin
- Age Spots
The hybrid lasers combine two wavelengths at once. This makes the treatments more effective and convenient. A single treatment is equal to 2-3 standard laser resurfacing treatments. So you save both time and money.
Using Halo laser resurfacing buffs away old skin cells, promoting the regeneration of new ones. This mimics the natural process of younger skin. As a result, you can rejuvenate your appearance with a natural, healthy look.
Get The Best Anti-Ageing Skin Treatments in Newmarket
Newmarket’s Plastic Surgery Skincare Clinic uses the latest technology delivered by experienced cosmetic surgeons to get you the best anti-ageing results. Our team listens to your goals and helps you determine the right treatment for you and your skin.
Schedule a consultation and start your path to healthier, younger-looking skin!