Urmston now has its very own team of Cosmetic Doctors.
Experts in Botox and Dermal fillers, Dr Abha Gupta (an Eye Surgeon and respected Cosmetic Doctor) and Dr Caroline Colaco (local GP and talented Cosmetic Doctor) both from Alpha Med Aesthetics are now seeing clients regularly at The Retreat in Urmston.
The Doctors explain the importance of looking after your skin at all ages to help maintain a youthful complexion.
Our skin changes from season to season and year to year. Looking after your skin requires healthy eating, exercise, drinking plenty of water, UVA and UVB sun protection, avoiding smoking and goodnight's sleep. In addition to these factors, our genetics have a lot to do with how quickly or slowly our skin ages. Thankfully there are some steps we can choose to take at each stage in life to help us age gracefully. Here are some of the Dr Abha and Dr Caroline's suggestions:
The Cosmetic Doctors Suggest:
IN YOUR 20s:
In your twenties, your skin is naturally radiant with little or no wrinkles. There is an abundance of collagen and elastin plumping the face, resulting in a youthful look. You may suffer from spots, acne, clogged pores or excess oil; however this phase for most will pass.
It is important to maintain a good skincare regime using: cleanser, moisturiser and day and night creams for the face, neck and delicate eye area. Look for skincare products that contain peptides,retinol and collagen-boosting ingredients. Avoid heavy creams on the eyes and stick with light eye gels to avoid puffiness. Use sunscreen every day and ensure it is at least SPF30.
Professional Skin Treatments:
In your early 20s popular treatments include lip fillers, microdermabrasion, gentle laser treatments and facials. Some people may also consider the use of fillers for non-surgical nose jobs. It is best to avoid the use of deeper 'medical grade' peels in your 20s and stick to superficial peels.
IN YOUR 30s:
In your thirties, the skin's collagen and elastin production begins to slow; the skin can't repair itself as well as it could in your 20s. It is important to keep up the regime you started in your 20s (see above) and add a daily or weekly gentle exfoliator too. Monthly facials become a must, facial massage helps circulation and deeper penetration of products.
Professional Skin Treatments:
In your early 30s, popular non-surgical cosmetic treatments include preventitive botox, lip fillers and microdermabrasion.
In your mid to late 30s, regular botox injections for forehead lines and light crows feet lines may be required. You may also consider a course of facial peel treatments to help even out skin tone and smooth the skin. This can help with early signs of sun damage and sun spots.
IN YOUR 40s:
Maintaining a timeless appearance at 40 requires dedication to your skincare regime. You need to focus on your skin's specific needs. During your 40s, the skin is challenged by hormonal changes, peri-menopause and a decrease in cell turnover. This results in loss of volume in the face, laxity of skin, wrinkles and uneven skin tone. Seeking the help of a good Cosmetic Doctor or Dermatologist is vital to help understand your skin's needs and a bespoke treatment plan to put in place.
Professional Skin Treatments:
Popular treatments in your 40s include: lip fillers to restore lip volume, medical grade peels such as the Obagi Blue Peel to help even out skin tone, regular Botox Injections to temporarily erase lines and wrinkles, facial fillers such as Juvederm Voluma to replace volume loss in the cheeks and fillers for nose to mouth lines and any other deeper set lines.
It is also time to start considering other treatments such as Fraxel laser treatments which may improve tone and help to reduce lines and wrinkles. Skin tightening therapies such as Ultherapy (an ultra sound treatment) which may help to stimulate the skin's production of collagen and elastin, are also popular.
Dr Abha :"the results from Fraxel lasers and Ultherapy are mixed. These treatments are expensive and not all clients see visible or effective results. Therefore Botox Injections tend to be the most popular and effective treatments in your 40s".
IN YOUR 50s
As the ageing process continues into your 50s, collagen and oil production are further reduced. Dr Caroline: "You now only have around one-tenth of your previous estrogen levels". The face and jawline drop and jowls become more prominent. Loss of natural volume becomes more evident, particularly in the cheeks. Dark spots become more prominent and skin tone is unbalanced.
Professional Skin Treatments: Popular non-surgical treatments for those in their 50s & 60s include:
Botox injections which are used to treat crows feet, neck lines, frown and forehead lines. Fraxel Lasers are more effective at this age to help resurface the skin, improve tone and reduce lines. Fillers which are used to treat deep set mouth-lines, nose-to-mouth lines, marionette lines, deep set crows feet and other deep lines. Sculptra fillers can be used to replace lost collagen and can help stimulate the production of new collagen. Juvederm Voluma fillers can be used to replace lost cheek volume and lift the jowls. Juvederm can also be used to plump the lips where thinning of lips has occurred. Ultherapy maybe used to treat skin laxity, to tighten and lift the skin on the face and neck.
There are many other treatments that can be used to help maintain the skin, the above are just a suggested few. It is always best to ask for a skin consultation and full analysis to determine what treatments are best suited to you.
If you would like to book a skin consultation with Dr Abha or
Dr Caroline for Botox Injections from £99, Lip Fillers from £150 or Facial Fillers from £225, then please call The Retreat in Urmston 0161 755 3282 or Alpha Med Aesthetics on 0161 833 1423. Also visit www.alphamedaesthetics.co.uk to check out our botox prices and juvederm filler prices.