The skin is the largest and most visible organ of the body. As we get older our skin changes, it tends to get drier, more wrinkled and sometimes spots and growths can start to appear.
Many of these skin problems can be prevented. New therapies are now available to treat many conditions that can cause health problems or may be just cosmetically unattractive.
Some of these changes are normal and unavoidable, causing no harm to our health. It is just a natural part of the aging process.
Here are some skin changes that occur as we get older. It is normal for the skin to change with time, but some changes can be a sign of a skin disorder and can cause itchiness or pain, which may require medical attention.
Treatment for Ageing Skin
Now a days there are some promising treatment for aging skin. Retinoic acid is used as a cream to improve the surface texture of the skin, reduce irregular pigmentation and increase dermal collagen if applied daily for several months, as an effective medication to reverse some of the effects of sun damage. Retinoic acid is also used successfully in the treatment of acne skin.
Wrinkles and creases caused by facial expressions such as squinting, frowning or smiling can also be treated with dermal fillers, injectable soft tissue, such as collagen or fat, into the skin and under the wrinkles or scars to reduce creases or even out indented scars.
BotoxTM (botulinum, a naturally produced toxin) can also be injected into the skin to relax the muscles and eliminate fixed expression lines.
Broken blood vessels can be treated with laser or cautery.
Liposuction (removal of fat by suction to eliminate unwanted bulges) can be used under local anaesthesia to remove fat folds under the chin, around the waist and hips and on the thighs.
It is important to note that none of these treatments can guarantee the look of a young skin, but they can help to improve the appearance of the skin. Before you undertake any treatment or surgery, discuss your options with your dermatologist, who can inform you of the pros and cons of a treatment, including possible side effects and complications.