How to Improve Skin Elasticity and Firmness with Age
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How to Improve Skin Elasticity and Firmness with Age

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As you age, your skin begins to lose its natural plumpness because of a decrease in the production of collagen and elastin—two major structural proteins that give firmness and elasticity to your skin.

You lose approximately 1% of your collagen production each year after the age of 20 and significantly more post-menopause. Similarly, the elastin in your skin also decreases with age causing the skin to become crepey and saggy.

Besides ageing, the biggest factors that contribute to loss of skin elasticity are UV damage, sleep deprivation, smoking and genes, but stress, hormones, pollution and poor diet can also accelerate the breakdown of collagen and elastin.

While you can’t turn back your biological clock, you can still protect and improve your skin’s elasticity with our expert-approved skincare practices:

Use a retinoid at night

Retinoids, molecules derived from vitamin A, play a pivotal role in skin rejuvenation by stimulating collagen production and accelerating skin cell turnover. This ingredient not only promotes the formation of new collagen, which enhances skin firmness and reduces the appearance of wrinkles but also facilitates the rapid renewal of skin cells, leading to a smoother and more even complexion. Additionally, studies suggest that retinoids boost the production of elastin fibres, further improving the skin’s elasticity and resilience. This makes retinoids an essential ingredient for maintaining youthful, vibrant skin.

Add Vitamin C

Vitamin C offers a variety of benefits for the skin including brightening and protection against free radical damage, most notably its role in promoting collagen production. This essential micronutrient helps to maintain the skin’s firmness and vitality, contributing to a healthier, more youthful appearance. 

Try peptides

Peptides, which are small chains of amino acids, serve as the building blocks of proteins in the skin, such as collagen and elastin. These short sequences of amino acids are adept at sending signals to skin cells, prompting them to commence the repair and regeneration processes. When peptides stimulate collagen production, they effectively help reinforce the skin’s structural integrity, leading to a reduction in fine lines and an improvement in skin texture and firmness. By promoting these essential proteins, peptides play a crucial role in maintaining the skin’s youthful appearance and resilience.

Invest in Peels

Chemical peels with collagen-boosting active ingredients such as lactic acid, retinoids and glycolic acid can also help improve skin elasticity.

Stimulate collagen production from within

Utilise treatments like RF microneedling which work by creating micro-injuries on the skin, stimulating the body’s natural healing process and collagen production. The RF energy heats the deeper layers of the skin, enhancing the tightening effect and improving skin texture and elasticity. This method is particularly effective for addressing fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin.

Invest in polynucleotides

Polynucleotides have been found to significantly improve skin hydration by attracting and binding water molecules to the skin. This not only provides immediate relief to dry skin but also enhances the skin’s elasticity. The increased hydration can lead to a plumper, more youthful complexion, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Get adequate sleep

Your body and skin regenerate at night. Staying up on your phone or not getting the right amount of sleep really affect how your skin repairs itself. Poor sleep quality also contributes to the breakdown of collagen and elastin fibres, causing your skin to sag.

Improving skin elasticity and firmness with age is achievable through various advanced treatments. Whether it’s RF microneedling, chemical peels, skin boosters, or Sofwave, each option offers unique benefits that can help you maintain youthful, healthy skin. Always remember to complement these treatments with a good skincare routine, healthy diet, and sun protection to maximise results and maintain skin health.

If you’d like to explore the options, click here to enquire or to book a consultation with an expert practitioner.

Disclaimer: Please be aware that results and benefits may vary from patient to patient taking into consideration factors such as age, lifestyle and medical history.

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