When the UK first went into lockdown last year, it was a time for many people to wind down from the stresses of school runs, commutes and daily routines, so you could be forgiven for thinking that your skin would benefit from this, but being separated from the people close to us and living in fear of the virus took their toll.
Many experts agree that the stress of the pandemic has resulted in skin care problems and an increase in the signs of aging, as we all struggled to come to terms with a new and changing reality. If you believe that lockdown has aged you, we can come to your rescue with a range of facial treatments to help you feel younger and have more confidence in your appearance, now that you can get out and about and be with your favourite people again.
Firstly, let’s look at how lockdown might have affected your skin.
Does Stress Cause Wrinkles?
In short, yes. High amounts of the stress hormone cortisol can break down the skin’s elastin and collagen, causing wrinkles to develop. Stress can also increase inflammation, causing the skin to age. Not only can it cause wrinkles, but stress can also result in bags under your eyes and dry skin, both of which can make you appear older.
How Can We Help Rejuvenate Your Skin?
We offer a wide range of medical skin care treatments to help keep your skin looking healthy and youthful, which might be just what you need after a stressful year.
Wrinkle Reduction Treatment - our wrinkle reducing treatment is designed to decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in typical problem areas such as crows feet, forehead lines and frown lines. It is a simple, quick and painless procedure that leaves no visible signs of treatment and doesn’t require any down time. You can even wear makeup after the procedure! Results will be visible within 2 - 14 days of treatment.
Skin Boosting Fillers - As we age, the collagen and elastin fibres in our skin degrade, resulting in rougher, drier skin. Our skin boosting fillers tackle this problem by providing deep dermal hydration, improving skin elasticity and plumping up the skin to make it look more youthful. Treatment usually comprises three sessions and can target problem areas including frown and forehead lines, decolletage, jowling and lip downturn.
Dermal Fillers - this is a popular treatment for helping to reduce the appearance of deeper lines and wrinkles. Designed to fill out and smooth away wrinkles, this treatment is particularly good at targeting problem areas such as crows feet, forehead lines and nose to mouth grooves. Treatment is quick, safe and painless and you don’t need any recovery or down time afterwards.
All of our skin rejuvenating treatments are carried out by our highly trained aesthetic practitioners and we only use the most advanced products.
If lockdown has aged you and you want to regain a more energetic, youthful complexion, click here to view our full range of skin care treatments or call our team on 020 7091 0677 to book an appointment. We look forward to welcoming you to our practice.