There is a Chinese saying that goes “time is merciless”. No one is able to stop time from flowing by and every day, our body continues aging. Signs of aging can be spotted in many parts of the body, from the hair becoming white to the wrinkles on your forehead. But there are 3 specific areas that will truly reveal the effects of aging.
These areas carry the tell-tale signs of your age, and can even make you seem much older than you actually are.
While no one can stop the inevitable aging of the body, or reverse time to restore things to how they were, what we can do now with today’s vast cosmetic procedures is effectively erase the signs of aging from our body. Who said you would need a time machine to look young again?
Dermal fillers can effectively fill in wrinkles, replace lost volume in the skin and also hydrate the skin. Some dermal fillers can even stimulate the production of collagen in the skin to make the effects of anti-aging last even longer. The use of fillers is a very popular alternative to surgeries as it is non-invasive, and there is hardly any downtime following a filler treatment.
Botox is a neurotoxin formulated from the bacteria called Clostridium botulinum. Botox is injected into the muscle to prevent the release of neurotransmitters, cutting off messages from the nerves to the muscles, and so the muscles will not contract, thereby reducing the number of wrinkles and fine lines.
Botox can effectively rejuvenate the appearance of your skin as well as reduce the wrinkles and fine lines. Botox treatments takes less than 15 minutes and the process is generally painless.
Laser skin rejuvenation is a non-invasive procedure which utilises light energy in the form of lasers to improve the appearance of the skin. Wrinkles, fine lines, brown spots and sagging skin can all be fixed by laser skin rejuvenation.
Our hands play a very big role for us to carry out day to day activities and more often than not, we neglect the hands when it comes to taking care of our bodies. More often than not, the hand turns out to be the culprit that reveals your age.
As we age, our skin at the back of our hands losses its elasticity and volume due to the reduction in collagen production, giving the hands a wrinkled appearance. The hands also lack fatty tissues, and as we age, the veins on the hands also becomes increasingly prominent.
The sun is also a very big factor in causing the hands to appear aged. Our hands are rarely covered and hence always exposed to the sun whenever we are outdoors. Age spots can also be formed due to sun exposure, further increasing the signs of aging.
Botox reduces fine lines and wrinkles as well as tighten sagging skin, giving the hands a smother appearance. Botox can also reduce the band lines found on the wrists.
Botox can also be used on the hand for many other purposes such as stopping sweaty palms.
Lasers are used on the hands to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, and also to remove age spots. Laser can effectively destroy the pigmentations that cause the age spots found on hands.
“Sometimes, the eyes speak more than the mouth.” Our eyes can tell a lot about us, our emotions, our lethargy, most importantly, our age. The skin around our eyes is thinner and wrinkles and fine lines are formed more easily from repeated actions like squinting and smiling.
As we grow older, our eyelids will stretch wider, while the muscles that support them will grow weaker. This leads to a surplus of fats accumulated both above and below your eyelids, producing unflattering eye bags under the eyes. The sun’s damage can also play a big part if you do not have a habit of wearing sunglasses when going out.
Apart from eyebags, dark eye circles are also a very big and common problem faced by many. Dark eye circles give the perceptions of tiredness and gives the skin a very dull appearance.
As we get older, we also begin to lose bones found around our face. From the age of 35, bone regenerating cells in our face start decreasing. As the bone around our eyes continues widening, causing eye hollows. Over time, the bones in the centre of our face and at the jaws also degrade, and moves backwards and downwards. These two phenomena cause the skin area under the eye to look sunken in. Our tissues and skins under the eyes may also become too large for the bones, causing wrinkles and folds to become even more evident.
Fillers work effectively to treat wrinkles and fine lines, dark eye circles, as well as fill in the hollow, sunken in parts of the under eyes.
The injections under the eyes are not painful, and the whole process takes less than 15 minutes.
When we look at someone, one of the most prominent feature after the face will definitely be the neck. ‘‘Turkey neck’ refers to the skin laxity and loss of volume in the skin of the neck that occurs as we age. Neck can also be wrinkled apart from just having the skin becoming saggy. The neck often looks older before the face because its skin is thinner and it does not have much fats, hence the effects of aging is much more prominent.
Botox is injected into the cords of the neck to create what is known as a “Nefertiti Lift”, providing a “lift” to the neck area.
If a patient does not want too drastic changes in their appearance, instead of a face lift, Botox can be injected into your neck to just tighten the neck area. Botox will not cause the skin to not look frozen or pulled back, but rather relaxed and fresh.
Laser skin rejuvenation is used on the neck to reduce sagging by tightening the skin. Wrinkles and fine lines on the neck can also be effectively removed by the laser. Laser skin rejuvenation allows tightening of the skin on the neck without having to undergo surgery or liposuction, greatly reducing any risks and pain.