Aging Skin Treatment in Toronto

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Aging Skin Treatment in Toronto
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Skin aging involves the loss of the youthful looks of our skin. Skin aging can be either intrinsic or extrinsic aging. In intrinsic aging, genes and the natural aging process are involved. In extrinsic aging, the environment and our lifestyle dictate the skin aging process. By putting some measures into place, premature skin aging or extrinsic aging can be slowed down. For example, limiting exposure to sunlight reduces skin aging.

Skin changes associated with age include:

  • Development of lesions, for example, benign growths
  • The skin gets rough since dry skin doesn’t exfoliate as required
  • It becomes weak and light due to thinning of the epidermis
  • Loss of fat in the underlying layers of the skin which causes the skin to loosen
  • Loss of cartilages
  • The skin gets saggy

Causes of Skin Aging

  • Genetic Factors

Our genes play a significant role in skin aging as they influence when the skin changes begin to occur. This type of aging is called intrinsic aging, and we have no control over the process. However, the skin can be rejuvenated through laser therapy and other skin treatment procedures.

Some rare genetic conditions can also cause your skin to age faster. These conditions include the Werner Syndrome, which only affects one in one million people, and the Hutchinson-Gilford syndrome, which affects one in eight million children. These conditions cause the skin to wrinkle and age at a faster rate.

  • Exposure to sunlight

Exposure to sunlight is a major contributor to the aging of the skin. When exposed to sunlight, UV rays penetrate the skin and cause damage to elastin and collagen (connective fibers). At a young age, the damage caused by the sun may not be very noticeable, and the skin can even rejuvenate after getting damaged. With age, however, this damage becomes apparent.

  • Smoking

A smoker’s skin ages faster than a nonsmoker’s skin of the same age, complexion, and living under similar conditions. This is because smoking deprives the skin of the necessary nutrients and oxygen, which are essential in maintaining its smooth, resilient, and healthy features. It also causes oxidative stress, which causes your skin to dry out and form wrinkles prematurely.

To reduce skin aging caused by smoking, you need to stop smoking. This will improve not only your skin’s condition, but also your overall health.

Other factors that are related to skin aging include:

  • Diet
  • Stress
  • Environmental contaminants
  • Alcohol intake
  • Sleep

Aging Skin Treatments

Skin aging is associated with crevices, sagging, and loss of shape of the skin, among many other signs. These signs of aged skin reduce our overall appeal. This is why at Lumiskins Clinic, we provide you with the best aging skin treatments in Toronto to restore a healthy, strong, and appealing skin.
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Light Therapy

Light therapy, red light therapy to be specific, set at 633nm, is used to reverse skin deterioration due to aging. This light stimulates the production of collagen and enhances blood flow to provide oxygen and nutrients to the skin. Collagen is a connective tissue responsible for the elasticity nature of the skin and, therefore, its increased production leads to the eventual tightening of the skin. The nutrients provided maintain the health and rejuvenation of the skin.

Laser Therapy

Fractional laser therapy is the most advanced form of laser therapy for aging skin treatment. This procedure utilizes an array of microbeams to target and stimulate a self-healing process in both the dermis and the epidermis layers of the skin. By promoting a self-healing process, the skin develops new tissue including collagen and elastin, restoring a smooth and healthy skin. Fractional laser resurfacing is a non-invasive and safe skin treatment method.

Botox Injection

Botox, or botulinum toxin type A, is a skin treatment procedure used to remove wrinkles by relaxing the muscles causing them. It’s injected directly into the target area. The toxin’s effect lasts for a few months, which means that regular injections are necessary to maintain the acquired look.

Ultherapy Treatment

Ultherapy is a skin treatment procedure that uses ultrasound waves to stimulate the development of healthy and smooth skin. The waves produced during this treatment procedure prompt an increased production of collagen. As a connective tissue, collagen restores the skin’s elasticity eradicating skin aging effects.

Dermal Filler Injections

Dermal fillers play an essential role when it comes to aging skin treatment. They are particularly vital when it comes to lifting deep crevices on the face and other parts of the body. Substances used as dermal fillers include hyaluronic acid, autologous fat, and collagen, among others. They plump up the target areas of the skin for a smoother appearance.

Other Aging Skin Treatments Include:

  • PRP treatments
  • Photorejuvenation
  • Skincare products
  • Microneedling
  • Pelleve skin treatment
  • Facelift
  • Mesotherapy
  • Chemical peels

Depending on the condition of your skin, a combination of aging skin treatment procedures can be used to restore a smoother and healthier skin. To learn more about these treatments, contact us or schedule an appointment for a complimentary consultation with one of our dermatologists.

Tips for maintaining healthy skin/ preventing skin aging

  • Wear protective clothing such as sunglasses and a hat when going outside
  • Avoid skin tanning
  • Apply sunscreen with a good SPF before and during exposure to sunlight
  • Apply a moisturizer if your skin is dry
  • If you’re a smoker, quit smoking
  • Avoid using corrosive skincare products
  • Wash your face twice a day and after heavy perspiration
  • Wash your skin gently
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Aging Skin Treatment
Frequently Asked Questions

The cost of aging skin treatments varies as per the combination of procedures being utilized and the number of sessions required to obtain ideal results. To know how much your treatment will cost, book an appointment for a thorough examination.

Each treatment session varies depending on the condition of your skin and the treatment procedures. On average, however, an aging skin treatment session takes about one hour. The number of sessions required depends on the treatment procedures chosen and skin condition.

Each treatment procedure is different, which means the time taken for results to be visible varies. An example is Botox injection for wrinkles due to skin aging. This takes effect immediately after injection, which means results are instant. A treatment procedure which may take longer for results to show is laser therapy. This is because the treatment is based on a longer skin rejuvenation process. Therefore, the visibility of results varies with each procedure.

Yes, minor side effects may be observed with some treatment procedures. These include minor swelling, reddening of the skin, and slight pain. The effects subside after a few hours or days. Since most of our procedures are non-invasive, no major side effects are observed.

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