Endermolift by Endermologie. The solution to fresh, beautiful skin
The changes that occur in our skin structure with aging affect all three layers of the skin; the epidermis, dermis and subcutaneous layers, however the dermis is most affected, losing anywhere from 20-80% of its thickness over time. As a result, the skin begins to thin and becomes more fragile.
Facial aging can be caused by multiple factors, including genetics, the decline of cellular structures and hormonal changes as well as external factors such as sun damage, pollution, smoking and a poor diet or dehydration.
These factors may lead to wrinkles, hollowed cheeks, drooping eyelids, jowls, blemishes and dry and sometimes rough skin.
So what exactly happens to allow this deterioration?
Fibroblasts are the principal active cells of connective tissue. They are responsible for producing the basic building blocks of the dermis: collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid.
- Collagen is a protein that ‘holds’ the skin together, keeping it looking young and giving it firmness and elasticity.
- Elastin is a highly-elastic protein in connective tissue that gives skin its elasticity and rebound after stretching or contracting skin
- Hyaluronic acid plays an enormous role in cell growth and renewal, as it helps retain water and keeps the skin hydrated.
As we age, the number and proliferation of fibroblasts in the dermis decreases progressively and so too does the associated production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. After 20 years of age, a person produces approximately 1% less collagen in the skin each year. By the age of 40, almost 50% of all the hyaluronic acid in the body is located in the epidermal and subcutaneous skin layers.
Although there are many creams out there to claim to replenish aging skin, there is little clinical evidence that any of them work.
Click on the 'How does Endermologie for face work' page to find out what you can down to slow down this ageing process.