Reclaim a youthful appearance with skin rejuvenation

Skin rejuvenation has become increasingly popular over the last ten years as a result of the extreme advances in skin treatments and social media. Through social media patients now have more access to information and are better educated about the treatments and solutions to skin aging.

Skin rejuvenation treatments are now more widely available, there are sold by clinics, spas and salons and in shopping centres. This has resulted in confusion of the correct products to use, which are safe and which are not and which are most effective.

Dr Ayham Al-Ayoubi : Skin rejuvenation is not essentially just choosing which cream to use or what cosmetic treatment to have; it should be based on a treatment plan with a combination of approaches suited to each individual's needs.

The ideal approach to skin rejuvenation includes:

- Use topical skin agents to restore the skins general health

- Use topical agents to treat existing diseases such as acne, rosacea etc.

- Use procedures such as lasers, chemical peels or fillers when the topical agents do not fully restore the skin to its original state.

After analyzing the patient's skin and confirming a diagnosis the practitioner will be able to create an extensively tailored treatment plan. The reasons for each part of the treatment plan should be explained to the patient.

Preventing Photo damage

Photo damage is a prevalent problem that starts from age two to three years old can affect any skin type. Initially, it is not visible in young skin but as a person starts to age and has increased sun exposure over the years the damage, which includes pigmentation and loss of skin elasticity, can start to show.

In many cases, the early signs of photo damage are not detected by consumers or skin care professionals until the effects begin to show. Early recognition and intervention are essential to prevent more clinically challenging types of photo damage from developing.

The best way to treat photo damage is to prevent from happening in the first place. There are four key ways to help prevent photo damage.

1. Tanning needs to be avoided and can cause major unhealthy skin changes.

2. Sunscreens alone must not be depended on as protection from the sun. Studies have shown that sunscreen is often not re-applied after it has worn off and people often under-apply it.

3. Try to avoid the sun. Practice outdoor activities before and after peak sun times. Also try to wear protective clothing such as hats, long pants and tops with sleeves.

4. Maintain a healthy skin care protocol, using efficient skin care products.

Eyelid Rejuvenation Treatment

The eyelid is a delicate area and is often on of the first places aging begins to show. The most complained about age-related changes that affect the eyelid area are sagging, brown spots, fine lines, and wrinkles.

Discolouration of the skin is caused by excessive sun exposure, and the sun exposure can also worsen the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin.

Dr Ayham Al-Ayoubi: Bags under the eyes are caused by bulging pockets of fat and loose skin. With age the skin loosens and loses elasticity, more fatty deposits also move to this area and become more visible. Dark circles may also appear due to hollowing of the tear troughs.

There are many treatment options for eyelid rejuvenation.

  • Botulinum Toxin may be injected to soften fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Dermal fillers can be used to fill in the tear trough hollows to combat dark circles.
  • Laser treatments can be used to improve skin texture and discolouration.
  • Upper and lower blepharoplasty can also benefit patients who have very loose skin above and below the eye and it can tighten the muscles.
  • Fat transfer is also technique commonly used to fill in the groove below the lower eyelid.

Dr Ayham Al-Ayoubi: When selecting a treatment plan for patients' topical agents are necessities to keep skin looking fresh and healthy.

At the London Medical and Aesthetic Clinic, Dr Ayham Al-Ayoubi and his team have the latest technologies and topical cosmetic medical prescribed products to help achieving youthful and glowing skin.