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Ageing Skin On The Body

The loss of collagen and elastin is frequently talked about when we consider the subtle changes that our face experiences as we get older. It is well known that the decline of these substances leads to weak and thinning skin that becomes loose and wrinkled. These effects are not just confined to the skin on the face as skin covers the whole of the body, so it stands to reason that the same concerns will also affect the entire form.

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Wrinkles that develop on areas of the body, such as the arms or thighs, will often look different to the lines that appear on the face. They will often be longer and closer together, giving the skin a crepey, withered appearance. Wrinkled skin is often contributed to by the decrease in tissue density beneath the surface layers. Not only does the middle layer of the skin (dermis) become less volumised, natural deposits of fat and muscle mass can also decline. This can add to the development of wrinkling skin, as well as leading to areas of the body losing their curvaceous characteristics; looking slimmer and less defined. Common places for this to appear includes: the hips, buttocks, thighs and upper arms.

Skin ageing is a continuous process. There are many ways that we can help to maintain the health of the complexion, including the use of a great skincare regime, eating a balanced diet, taking regular exercise and drinking plenty of water. This helps to ensure the skin is well nourished, hydrated and protected so it continues to function efficiently. However, a range of factors can accelerate skin ageing, causing these common concerns to appear prematurely, including: smoking, alcohol, sun exposure and air pollution.

Face medical in Manchester can provide great skincare advice, and ZO Skin Health is a range of medical grade skincare that the clinic has available to help look after the health of your skin. When lost volume and wrinkles are affecting the appearance of various areas on the body, the use of Lanluma fillers can restore a smooth and voluminous look. We use this treatment exclusively for use on the body (neck, arms, buttocks, lower legs and thighs) to naturally restore levels of collagen in the skin, for subtle, natural-looking rejuvenation.