how to improve skin quality with regenerative treatments

How to improve your skin quality with regenerative treatments

Work on increasing hydration, collagen production and elasticity to maintain your radiance and glow with regenerative treatments. 

Get ahead of collagen production now with regenerative treatments at Dr Miriam A

The first thing to know is that our skin’s natural scaffolding is key – that’s collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. As we get older, the production of these key substances causes the skin to lose volume, hydration, and plumpness.

So, what makes our skin’s natural scaffolding?

Collagen is the essential protein that creates structure and form in the deeper skin layers.  Sadly, it falls at a rate of 1% per year from our late twenties. For perimenopausal women, there is a further drop of a whopping 30% over the subsequent 5 years, which then levels out, ultimately stabilising at a loss of 2% each year.

Elastin fibres around the cells provide stretch and recoil. 

Hyaluronic acid forms a gel-like matrix around our skin cells, acting as a shock absorber that brings incredible skin hydration. This naturally occurring sugar chain molecule has the unique capacity to bind and retain water, by a staggering ratio of up to 1000 water molecules per HA, keeping our skin hydrated and plump. Production begins to decline in our 20s and reduces to half by the age of 50. 

And what happens when it declines? 

The gradual decline of our skin’s natural scaffolding ultimately leads to lines, wrinkles, and loss of volume. 

While traditional aesthetics such as Botox and dermal fillers are effective at smoothing and volumizing your skin, they are most helpful in preserving your current collagen stock and supporting tissues with lost volume. They work best in combination with harnessing the skin’s own ability to regenerate and regrow its essential components. Regenerative treatments give long-lasting results with fewer complications!

Think of your skin like a bank account.

If you think of your skin like a bank account that needs slow and steady input, you may be able to cover some of the inevitable losses we experience over time. If you’ve been working on collagen stimulation pre-menopause, then you’re likely to have more available in the bank to lose. And since your fibroblasts are more responsive in your earlier years, it would be wise to capitalise while your body has a better regenerative capacity! But remember, collagen doesn’t last forever, it gets broken down…so slow and steady is the best way forward.

Our ethos at Dr Miriam A’s London-based clinic is to kick-start your skin’s own capability of rejuvenating itself for positive results that accumulate over time. For Dr Miriam, regenerative treatments that teach your skin how to repair and rejuvenate itself are key to maintaining long-term skin health. They are less about the instant fix and more about slow results over time.

What’s the right regenerative treatment for me?

Microneedling for skin repair 

An oldie but a goodie. Microneedling has 30 years of excellent evidence for skin rejuvenation as well as improvements in a wide range of skin concerns. In-clinic devices deliver thousands of micro-punctures to the skin surface, initiating a cascade of healing signals for the skin to rebuild itself.  Micro-needling can be used on the face and body to increase collagen production, treat scars and stretchmarks, reduce the size of large pores and fine lines, balance pigment issues, and settle some types of acne and rosacea.

These results are even more amplified when these punctures are used to deposit active medications selected for your skin concern into the deeper layers of the skin. At-home options are available, though results don’t reach the same level as in-clinic devices, as the number of punctures is far fewer and the angle of skin penetration can cause complications. You will need at least 4 treatments which will be spaced at 2-6 week intervals depending on the concern we are targeting.

Facial acupuncture also employs the same method of trauma to the skin, and we see great results from its skin-sculpting and collagen-boosting effects. It’s a natural alternative to injectable cosmetic treatments and can also help with dullness and acne.

How to improve skin quality

Polynucleotides for ultimate rejuvenation of skin and deeper layers

Polynucleotide treatments boost all cells to replicate. Polynucleotides are DNA fragments that are injected directly below the skin surface. They immediately disperse across the facial tissues, signalling a call to the DNA in your own cells to function and replicate better. They exit after their work is done and nothing remains except your own body’s natural results. Whilst it targets your whole face, it’s particularly helpful as a regenerative treatment under the eyes. You will need 3-4 sessions approximately 3 weeks apart to see results, with maintenance sessions every 6-12 months. 

Skin boosters to restore skin 

Skin boosters focus on skin quality without changing the structure of your face, they replace moisture with hyaluronic acid and can stimulate more collagen production with the addition of calcium hydroxyapatite. Skin plumpness, radiance and glow are the main objectives here. Best results are achieved with 2 treatments approximately 4 weeks apart, with maintenance sessions every 6-12 months if you like what you see. 

Try the dual-effect of HArmonyCA to add lift 

HArmonyCA works at a deeper level, giving a skin boost with a subtle but instant lifting effect. This stand-alone hybrid treatment works directly under the skin, with a dual effect of restoring volume loss at the cheeks and jawline while stimulating long-lasting collagen production. Part-skin booster, part-dermal filler, the result is skin tightening and volumisation that works over time.  You will need a single treatment to see results and if you like them, you are safe to have extra treatments every 6-12 months.

For more information on prices and procedures book a consultation with me.

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