Prejuvenation: stop the ageing process before it starts
Minimally invasive beautification strategy tapping into your own body’s resources to fight early signs of aging and its prevention.
Why is prejuvenation skincare important?
We start to lose hyaluronic acid, collagen and elastin in early 20’s. Our lifestyle factors influence our skin and body’s aging though often are not noticeable at younger age. Our skin and body compensate even extreme sun exposure, smoking, poor diet and alcohol consumption. Healthier lifestyle and genetic composition are not always able to support and prevent early signs of aging. Beauty trends such as using botulinum toxin in early 20’s masks real problems by giving superficially smooth appearance and minimally addressing decreasing skin ability to counteract external and internal stress on our skin cells and thus prevent aging.
Prejuvenation treatment protocols:
Prejuvenation is skincare programmes and protocols that focus on treatments to increase your skin’s ability to repair, replenish skin reserves especially extracellular matrix with collagen and hyaluronic acid, reduce signs of inflammation to prevent early skin ageing (a concept known as inflammaging), improve cell energy exchange mechanisms and ensuring antioxidant resources for cells to fight free radicals.
Prejuvenation protocols are addressing all skin layers – epidermis, mid dermis, and deeper skin layers including extracellular matrix.
Epidermis or skin barrier treatment prejuvenation
Skincare routine suitable for your age and addressing early aging signs are essential to ensure a healthy epidermis. Skin treatments such as light chemical peels can be an excellent way to stimulate epidermal cells to renew or from time to time having treatments using exfoliation and microneedling will stimulate your skin’s epidermal cells, and improve skin blood flow, and barrier function.
Mid-Dermis ensure adequate skin hydration
Hyaluronic acid is excellent in ensuring the skin’s ability to attract and retain water. Hyaluronic acid molecular size does not allow them to penetrate from the skin surface therefore most of the treatments will include needles. Treatments such as biorevitalisation, skin boosters, profhilo or even light hyaluronic acid fillers are the first step to preventing skin dehydration and fine lines. The increased hyaluronic acid concentration in your dermal layer will stimulate your own cells to produce more hyaluronic acid, and stimulate collagen and elastin production in order to maintain the new skin’s physiological balance.
Supporting extracellular matrix (ECM) and preventing laxity
The deeper skin layers will include subdermal skin structures, fat pads, and muscles. Collagen biostimulators and energy-based devices are best to address this skin layer aging.
Sculptra or Lanluma, known as poly-L -actic acid (PLLA) has the ability to increase our collagen and cells’ abilities to produce more collagen and hyaluronic acid, improving tone and elasticity. Collagen biostimulators can also come in thread form, which can reposition fat pads and prevent early signs of laxity and sagginess.
Energy-based devices such as microneedling with radiofrequency (RF) energy are known brand names: Secret RF or Morpheous8 – able to address superficial, mid, and reach deeper skin layers. It is an excellent alternative to improving skin elasticity and ECM function.
High Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) known brands are Ultraformer, Ultherapy – another excellent treatment without visible downtime which improves all skin layers and can even uplift deep muscle layers known as SMAS. Besides HIFU technology, SMAS can be uplifted only with surgical interventions.
Prejuvenation into your body’s healing abilities.
IV infusions are one of the best ways to ensure adequate nutrient and microelement bioavailability for anti-oxidant boost. Antioxidants such as vitamin C fight free radicals, and participate in cell oxidation functions; lipoic acid is necessary for restarting cell energy mechanisms, glutathione is well known for having, multiple benefits at the molecular level to reduce aging signs and pigmentation. Individual consultations are required for IV treatments to identify unique combinations of nutrients required for your body’s aging prevention.
Basic prejuvenation protocols in your 30’s
- EPIDERMIS: Zo Medical Anti-ageing kit or Obagi Vit C system
- DERMA – SUB-DERMAL LAYER:
Microneedling with Vit C and/ or platelet-rich plasma (PRP);
Skinboosters x 3 treatments a year;
For more advanced skin ageing prevention – SECRET RF with plasma-rich platelets (PRP);
40’s and above prejuvenation protocol
- EPIDERMIS: Zo medical aggressive antiageing kit, Obagi Nu-derm or uniquely selected skincare set
- DERMA LAYER:
Fractional Laser or Secret RF;
Hydrafacials for skin barrier restoration post Secret RF;
- FULL BODY ANTIAGEING PROGRAMME:
IV Ultimate antiaging drips;
50’s and above prejuvenation protocol
- EPIDERMIS: Skin care should be targeted to individual needs, therefore skin assessment and discussion with a clinician is essential;
- DERMA LAYER:
Fractional lasers or Zo medical 3-step peel;
- SUB-DERMAL LAYER:
Lanluma or SCULPTRA;
APTOS threads for fat pad drop prevention ie jowling, mid-face, and neck laxity;
- FULL BODY ANTIAGEING PROGRAMME:
Myer’s, Cindella: high dose of Vitamin C with magnesium and glutathione – IV drips for overall skin vitality and wellbeing;