Your skin is your body’s largest organ, accounting for 6 –10% of your body weight. It’s also one of the few external organs and acts as a protective barrier between the rest of you and the outside elements.
It’s important. And yet, so many of us neglect to look after it as well as we could.
In fact, it may not be until the skin shows physical signs that it’s being affected by the sun, wind or pollution that we start to take notice.
Visible Signs of Ageing from Sun Damage
Your skin could start to show preliminary signs of ageing from sun damage as early as your 20s, but it’s between 35 and 49 that damage really shows changes in your skin.
Signs of ageing include wrinkles, fine lines, and pigmentation.
The earlier you start with sun protection, the better your chances of looking younger for longer.
UV Rays Linked to a Breakdown in Collagen
Studies have shown that repeated unprotected ultraviolet (UV) exposure, even for short periods at a time, breaks down collagen. In addition, as we age, collagen production in the skin decreases. The combined effect of sun and age has a detrimental effect on our skin, making us look older than we might like.
The secret to looking younger for longer is to boost collagen in your skin.
Collagen Boosting Procedures
There are various treatments available to help counter the damaged and dehydrated appearance of skin. By stimulating collagen production in the skin, elasticity is restored and skin appears plumper, with fewer wrinkles.
Microneedling with Dermapen Treatments™
After your skin experiences trauma like cuts or abrasions, old damaged tissue is discarded and replaced with new collagen. Dermapen microneedling is a safe and precise way to trigger the skin to stimulate collagen, based on the above principle.
The Dermapen moves over the skin to create tiny sub-cutaneous channels—up to 1920 micro injuries can be created each second. Due to several advanced features of the Dermapen 4™ and Dermapen HOME™ devices, virtually no pain is felt. The body perceives these tiny punctures as wounds and releases growth factors to trigger the production of collagen and elastin.
With almost no downtime, you get to enjoy smoother, firmer, and younger-looking skin.
The skin continually undergoes natural exfoliation. With age, the epidermal cell turnover slows down and your skin dulls because the topmost layer of dead cells thickens.
This layer can cause whiteheads, blackheads, rough texture and uneven appearance of the skin tone. It hinders the penetration of skin products and even slows down the skin’s renewal function, resulting in a vicious ageing spiral.
A facial peel renews the skin by lifting dead cells off the surface of the skin and stimulating the regeneration and renewal of the cells underneath.
Depending on the result that is required, there are different levels, depths, and types of peels. Previously it’s been a complicated process to match the right peel with each skin type and concern. But those challenges have been overcome with the two ÜBER PEELS developed by DermapenWorld.
These professional peels are administered by your Authorised Treatment Provider either following a microneedling session or as a stand-alone procedure. The appearance of superficial lines and uneven pigmentation can be improved, and your skin looks and feels softer, smoother and more radiant.
Acne scars and enlarged pores may become less noticeable, and acne breakouts may be reduced.
By continuing to exfoliate regularly with MICRO DERM EXFOLIANT, new healthy skin cells are exposed to nutrients from the air, water and the restorative actives in your customised daily routine of Dp Dermaceuticals products.
These nutrients are then transported to the deeper skin cells where they are needed, improving circulation, texture, healthy collagen and elastin production.
L.E.D. Light Therapy
Treating damage from one form of light rays with another may seem a little odd but stay with us. LED light therapy uses red (633nm) and near infra-red (830nm) light frequencies that don’t contain harmful UV rays and absorb easily into the skin.
These beneficial wavelengths work together to boost collagen, increase hydration and plump skin. Other beneficial effects include improved blood circulation and a boost of serotonin for improved mood and better night’s sleep.
Reverse Your Time in the Sun
You can’t take back those sunbeds you enjoyed in the early naughties, but you can reverse the signs of ageing they inflicted on your skin. Talk to your Authorised Treatment Provider to put a collagen-boosting plan in action today for a younger looking tomorrow.
To learn more about Dermapen Treatments and how they can help your skin concern, click here. If you would like to book a clinical Dermapen Treatment, find here an Authorised Treatment Provider close to you.
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