The aging process has an effect on every part of our face – from skin right down to the bone.
At the skin level, damage caused by sun exposure is the most common concern. Living in sunny Perth, it is inevitable that these changes become more prominent with age. The most obvious signs of sun damage include pigmentation, visible redness and vessels as well as textural changes in the skin. Sun exposure can break down collagen and elastin in the skin which can lead to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, or an overall ‘crepey’ appearance of the skin.
Sadly, it doesn’t stop there. With the normal aging process, the once plump compartments of fat in our face (called fat pads) regress and descend down, which leads to under-eye hollowness (tear trough deformity), deepening of smile lines (nasolabial folds), sagging and the appearance of jowls. A youthful face appears as an inverted triangle with more fullness in the cheeks and pointier chin.
With the aging process, as the fat pads shrink and descend down and as we lose the facial bony scaffolding, our face begins to look more ‘bottom heavy’ or more squared and our once plump cheeks appear flatter. The ideal inverted triangular face begins to appear more like an upright triangle.
However, when you stop and think about it – aging should really be celebrated! Aging ‘gracefully’ and confidently is possible by the careful use of select and customised anti-aging treatments. Given that the aging process affects every layer of our face from skin down to the fat pads, muscles and bone, it makes sense that to achieve the most natural looking result, all these layers are appropriately addressed.
To address the skin layer, we routinely combine advanced skin treatments such as Medical Grade Skin Needling (Dermapen) along with COCO Medi-Facials. COCO Skin Clinic is also proud to offer the revolutionary Forever Young BBL™ treatment. It’s a light-based treatment suitable for keeping skin looking youthful. BBL™ Skin Rejuvenation or Forever Young BBL™ can also be combined with Halo PRO Laser (called Combo BBL & Halo), to deliver the ultimate anti-aging treatment.
By adding in a carefully selected combination of medical cosmetic treatments such as wrinkle relaxers, dermal fillers, collagen biostimulators, thread lifts and/or skinboosters, we can achieve fresher and a more confident you. Natural looking anti-aging treatments are our specialty – book in for your consultation with Dr Jane Lucas to find out how we can help you to look as young as you feel.