What We Can Improve with Cosmetic Dermatology
As we age, we naturally lose collagen in the dermis. However this process is greatly accelerated by the amount of time we spend outside in Australia as well as the high UV index. This leads to sagging, fine wrinkles and a sallow appearance. By increasing collagen production in the skin we can improve the appearance of the skin. It is never too early to kick start the process of new collagen production in the skin (also known as neocollagenesis).
This is the process of extrinsic ageing that occurs from exposure to UV radiation. This is usually caused by sunlight but can also occur in those who use solariums. At a cellular level, there is damage to DNA and a breakdown of structural proteins in the skin. This leads to wrinkles, pigmentation, dilated blood vessels, and the development of skin cancer.
Change in the colour can occur following acne, inflammation, following sun exposure or due to genetic factors.
This can occur in both adolescents and adults. There are often a variety of intrinsic and extrinsic factors that contribute. There are a range of topical, systemic and light based therapies that can significantly improve or even completely resolve this problem.