Going Youthful Series: How to Regain Better Looking Skin using the latest Non-Surgical Beauty Treatments and Skin Care Advances to your Benefit
Better Skin Elasticity – How Fibroblasts and your skin can be Stimulated with Low Level Light Therapy (Healite II)
The skin is our largest organ, but unfortunately it’s also one organ many of us take for granted. It’s all too easy to forget to protect or nurture our skin. Many of us risk our skin health AND our future skin appearance by exposing our skin to far too much sunshine, cheap makeup or poor cleansing routines. Before we discuss some great solutions to developing a good skin care routine, let’s talk about SKIN and how it ages.
How much skin is there, exactly, on an average body?
Your skin usually weighs slightly more than your brain!
Whenever you consider measurements and human bodies, it’s very important to remember that EVERYONE is unique. That’s why we customise every treatment whether it’s liposuction, fat reduction, double-chin reduction using injections or a laser skin treatment such as Laser Genesis, DOT Therapy (CO2 Laser Skin Therapy), Fraxel Laser Treatments or MonaLisa Touch vaginal revitalisation therapy.
IN general, the total area of SKIN on your body covers about 20 square feet or 1.5-2 square metres. On an average person, the skin might weight approximately 3.6 kilograms. It’s the largest organ of the body and one of the heaviest organs as well; however, when taken together, the large and small intestine weigh a lot more than the skin.
Skin is protective and yet is the first to suffer from environmental pollutants, smoking and sun damage.
As a protective barrier for internal organs and other body tissues, our skin helps prevents microbes and other harmful elements from reaching our other systems. Skin also works to help regulate our body temperature – and it helps us to sense heat and cold, particularly when extreme temperatures start to risk our well-being (think heat stroke risks or hypothermia). If you smoke, however, your skin and all other organs are being seriously harmed – from the inside out as well as from the outside in, and wrinkles and lines will form on the face at exponential speeds compared to non-smokers. So DO yourself a favour and QUIT smoking NOW. There are plenty of medical methods to help if you feel you need an extra helping hand to quit the cigarettes.
Skin cell renewal is an ongoing process that slows down as we age.
Even though you can’t actually see or even visualize anything actually happening in your skin, its innermost lining is always hard at work to maintain your body’s integrity. Old skin cells are being eliminated and new skin cells are forming, and any scars that form on the skin are evidence of the ways your body heals in response to an injury, deep blemish or surgical incision that impacts the dermal layers.
Depending on your lifestyle, home care routines, your genetics and how many years you’ve been on the planet so far, your skin processes WILL slow down over time.
Connective tissue and Fibroblasts of the Skin
- Fibroblasts are cells that produce and maintain connective tissue(s).
- Connective tissues are part of the structural framework that supports your body’s organs; connective tissues attach the skin to underlying tissues.
- Fibroblasts provide your connective tissues with form, strength and durability.
- Fibroblasts also allow connective tissues the ability to adhere to other types of tissue.
- Depending on the location and types of connective tissues being generated by Fibroblasts, many different types of proteins may be secreted during the building process.
Scars: How scars are formed after Cosmetic or Plastic Surgery
Whenever you have a skin injury or penetration of the dermal layers, such as when you have a surgical incision for a breast augmentation or breast reduction or tummy tuck, then your body’s natural repair systems come into play. Elasticity tends to migrate in the healing areas of the body and the healing process can form a scar.
How the Skin is Impacted by Ageing
Fibroblasts produce different types of proteins to help maintain your skin health; but all processes slow down with ageing.
How wrinkles form on your face and body.
As you age, the skin starts to thin (your dermal layers thin out) and most skin types also tend to become drier or flakier.
- Time and natural ageing processes of the body lead to reduced resiliency and internal supports of your dermal layers (skin layers).
- Ageing of the body’s renewal processes, combined with poor nutrition, weight changes, sun exposure and other types of skin damage, results in significantly reduced elastic levels as well as compromised circulation over time.
- The above factors, along with weakened muscle tissues, are a part of why the skin sags and wrinkles; but this is only part of the skin ageing equation that leads to lines and wrinkles.
- In addition to ageing of the structures that underlie your skin, the elastin (which allows tissues to resume their shape after facial movements such as skin stretching or contracting) becomes less connected.
As growth of new skin cells slows down significantly with ageing, you’ll notice an increase in dull-colored skin, fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation (age spots), and visible vascularity (particularly in the décolletage area where we often forget to apply high-SPF sun screen.
Ageing and sun damage are the cause of most skin appearance concerns; but with good nutrition, cosmeceutical skin care regimes and special therapies including lasers and Low Level Light Therapy treatments (LLLT), there’s a lot that can be done to reverse the signs of ageing.
Combined with dermal fillers to boost cheeks, lips and temples and anti-wrinkle injections to reduce furrows and deep facial lines, our team can help you slow down the visible aspects of skin ageing by combining the best options in non-surgical treatments OR surgical and non-surgical treatments.
Even a mild to moderate double chin appearance can be reduced with new cosmetic injections to the underchin/upper neck area.
Heal your Skin from Within with Low Level Light Therapy (Healite II)
Lowered elastic levels and compromised fibroblast activities – are normal parts of getting older.
However, there are several ways our Dermal Clinicians and Cosmetic Injectors can help you to keep your skin younger-looking and healthy.
Healite II for Skin Rejuvenation – The Benefits of LLLT treatments as a Non-Surgical, non invasive option
HEALITE II treatments: Secrets of LLLT (Low Level Light Therapy for Better Skin Health, Post-Op Healing and Scar Reduction)
Why our Surgeons & Dermal Clinicians like Healite II treatments:
- deep-penetrating LEDs
- Stimulates increased circulation
- Induces faster healing.
- Healite II can also be used for Sun Damaged Skin
In summary, Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT) using Healite II technology AMPLIFIES your body’s natural healing abilities, and encourages production of newer, healthier (and more youthful-looking) skin cells. Studies and researchers indicate that:
“LED phototherapy for the rejuvenation of sun-damaged skin have shown increased activity of fibroblasts and increased lower level skin synthesis.
“In addition, LED phototherapy has also been reported to be very effective in preventing scar formation and stimulating hair growth, with red and infrared being the wavelengths of choice. Other benefits can include reduced skin redness, irritation or other discomforts that can be experienced in some cosmetic skin treatments.”[2-3]
Your Dermal Clinician, Cosmetic Injector or Anti-Ageing Physician can recommend Healite II as a standalone skin rejuvenation therapy to improve your skin or in combination with other procedures. It is also offered to plastic cosmetic surgery patients as a healing optimisation treatment and scar management strategy.
Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT) using Healite II by Lutronics can even help reduce acne when combined with proper at-home skin care regimes and in Clinic acne treatments or prescription topical solutions.
How to get started on Skin Renewal and Healite II treatments or other clinic treatments for ageing skin:
The top things you need to have healthy skin across a lifetime are:
- Effective skin care at home – custom selected Cosmeceutical solutions such as Obagi or Medik 8 or PCA/DNA to clear up acne, redness or other skin concerns.
- In Clinic Assessments using the Canfield REVEAL system to keep an eye on sun damage.
- Healite II, laser therapies or facial peels on a periodic basis or to clear up breakouts or recurring and sporadic skin conditions such as Melasma, Acne, wrinkles, lines or blotchy looking skin.
- Schedule a consultation now with one of our highly trained therapists to know more about the benefits of the treatment.
Phone us now on (03) 8849 1444 or send an enquiry form today. Ask for Hayley, Julia or Sarah in Hawthorn East.
We at Coco Ruby Skin & Anti-Ageing look forward to assisting you with keeping YOUR skin looking its best over time, every time – by helping you better understand how different factors impact the appearance of your skin and slow down rather than accelerate your ageing processes.
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