What is the skin aging process?

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Skin aging is a normal, complex and sometimes early process, aggravated by intrinsic factors that we do not control (genetics for example) and extrinsic factors that we control more or less (such as tobacco or the sun).

Most of the aging of the skin is linked to a decrease in the activity of the factory cells of the dermis, the fibroblasts.

The skin will thus lose the bio-mechanical qualities of young and fresh skin.

The drop in hyaluronic acid causes the skin to lose its shape and suppleness. Volumes deepen, static wrinkles form, the underlying structures (veins, bones, etc.) appear transparent, the face loses its radiance, with a darkening that is all the more marked as the melanocytes take on pigments (sunspots or brown spots from photoaging).

The melting of hyaluronic acid also affects all the mucous membranes, such as the lips, which become thinner.

The decline in collagen and elastin fibers causes the skin to also lose tone, elasticity and firmness, leading to the formation of expression lines and sagging skin. The latter will be accentuated if the face is subjected to the constraint of heavier tissues, such as excess fat or water retention.

This sagging of the volumes contributes to giving a weary, sad or relaxed look.

aging in women

In women, the skin is often quite thin, resulting in earlier aging.

  • Hormonal variations will also have a negative impact on several levels:
  • Hormonal variations ( menstrual cycles, pregnancy, etc.) are frequently accompanied by changes in volumes (water retention, weight gain and loss, etc.) which will increase traction on the tissues.

This is how the slackening of the skin will be accompanied more quickly by a sagging skin, with displacement of the volumes.

The oval of the face takes on an inverted V shape and the eyelids droop.

These hormonal variations also promote pigment deposits (melasma from the pregnancy mask, for example), increasing the risk of sunspots, while darkening and hardening the features.

the menopause will play the role of a real endocrine tsunami, with an increase in the relative rate of androgens. This will affect the skin film, which becomes fatter, but also the hair, which can grow and harden the features, or hair loss, which will accelerate.

Aesthetic medicine solutions to rejuvenate?

Aesthetic medicine has revolutionized the management of the signs of aging, in some cases offering alternatives to the traditional surgical facelift. Different techniques (medical waves, LED, peeling, etc.) allow painless facial rejuvenation, without surgery and without general anesthesia.

Two injectable products now make it possible to carry out real medical facelifts , without an operation, provided that there is no excess skin.

Medical lifting by injection of botulinum toxin

Botulinum toxin or Botox ® can treat expression wrinkles, by eliminating the hypercontraction of the skin muscles.

The trend is to favor small doses, to have smooth skin on a face that retains its expressions and remains alive.

Medical lifting by injection of hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid fills in static wrinkles and restores facial volume, in order to restore tissue tension and increase volume. This contribution of more or less volumizing hyaluronic acid will also rehydrate the skin, restoring its pulpiness and radiance.

This more supple and better shaped skin will regain better quality functioning, deep hydration being essential for the functioning of the fibroblasts.

The word of Doctor Cornil

The signs of facial aging are impossible to avoid from the forties, with the first fine lines especially around the eyes.

They are sometimes even earlier, especially if the skin is poorly protected from the sun.

My role is to help you erase these imperfections, with skin that works better and a natural look that enhances your personality and your identity.

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