No matter what your age, this could work for you!
21 December 2014| Last updated on 30 January 2018
To make things easier, we have spoken to Dr Allen Rezai, Lead Surgeon of Elite Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Group of Dubai Healthcare City who is not only an internationally renowned Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon with a practice in Harley Street, London, but also an expert in non-surgical rejuvenation treatments and technologies.
According to Dr Rezai, for the best understanding of the most suitable options, it is convenient to consider specific broad age groups and what their typical needs are found to be. And this applies not only to women but also to men, whose skin care needs is not dissimilar to those of females. Men are increasingly concerned about their appearance and many today turn particularly to non-surgical rejuvenation treatments in order to retain or regain their youthful image and with it their self-esteem and confidence.
Dr Rezai explains that “When in your twenties, your skin is generally the most important area on which to focus. Even though the twenties is the prime time for your skin, having left behind adolescent acne and looking and feeling youthful and radiant with a well-toned epidermis, it is also the best time to guard against future damage. Protecting the skin from the sun, wind, pollution and other environmental factors is the best way to prolong a youthful appearance and to minimise the longer term effects of ageing.
"Beautiful skin in your forties and fifties starts when you’re in your twenties!"
“Damage prevention is better than cure, and protecting and caring for your skin now by having a good skin care routine and applying sunscreen daily is fundamental to preventing premature wrinkles, age spots and skin cancer caused by harmful exposure to the sun. It is important to be aware that most of the damage to a person's skin that becomes visible in their thirties and forties has actually been there since their twenties – it simply wasn't visible. So if the skin isn't looked after in earlier years, the visible signs of damage will appear in the future,” says Dr Rezai.
Elite Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Group offers a very comprehensive range of non-invasive skin care treatments that can be conveniently broken down into groups suitable for different age ranges. The following list details the most popular skin treatments:
Firstly, and applicable to all age ranges, are SkinCeuticals facial treatments. The SkinCeuticals skincare range is suitable for all skin types and is based around the powerful skin rejuvenating effects of prescription strength retinol (vitamin A) and the combined protective antioxidant properties of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Ferulic Acid and Phloretin.
SkinCeutical products are used in cleansing and toning the skin; prevention of skin damage through use of powerful antioxidants; protecting the skin by employing an advanced sunscreen formulation which gives protection from the entire spectrum of damaging UV rays; correction of specific skin problems using targeted treatments combining anti-ageing, lightening and exfoliating ingredients; and last but not least, moisturising the skin with multi-functional ingredients that nourish, protect and exfoliate as they hydrate and restore elasticity.
Botox injections are employed for line and wrinkle smoothing, reducing or eliminating frown lines, forehead creases, crow’s feet near the eyes, and thick bands in the neck. It can also be used very successfully in the treatment of excessive sweating.
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Laser hair removal is a highly popular treatment with both women and men, being a convenient non-invasive method to reduce hair growth safely and affordably. The highly advanced medical grade laser system used at Elite Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Group works well on all skin types including light, Middle Eastern and dark skin with minimal discomfort.
Skin peels of various strengths are employed to improve skin texture, smoothness and colour tones by removing the outer layers of skin which may be damaged by age, sun, acne, wrinkles, scarring or pigmentation problems.
Dermal fillers help fill in lines and creases in the face which are caused by ageing, sun exposure and years of facial muscle movement, such as smiling, chewing and squinting, temporarily restoring a smoother, more youthful appearance. Soft tissue fillers, such as Restylane and Juvéderm, when injected beneath the skin, plump up creased and sunken areas of the face. They can also add fullness to the lips and cheeks.
Exilis Elite Fat Reduction & Skin Tightening is a state-of-the-art technological solution combining Radio Frequency and Ultrasound in a revolutionary non-invasive treatment for lifting and the reduction of wrinkles, skin tightening, body reshaping, reduction of targeted fat deposits and cellulite, with long-lasting results.
Laser Skin Rejuvenation is ideal for reducing wrinkling, freckling and a wide range of skin issues including sun damage, with minimum downtime and at a reasonable cost. It works by bypassing the surface of the skin and treating the layers underneath. This enables the skin to regenerate, responding quite naturally in the same way as it would repair a wound.
The 8-Point Facelift offers a more complete anti-ageing solution compared to individual dermal filler treatments. In the 8-Point Facelift the 8 distinct areas of ageing on the face are identified and treated - tear troughs, naso-labial folds, mouth frown, pre-jowl area, jawline and cheek volume.
It enhances the natural beauty of the facial features where the youthful soft tissue under the skin has been lost. Replacing the lost volume from these 8 key points can produce a rejuvenated and refreshed look.
Elite Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Group has additionally created two very convenient packages that combine some of the most frequently requested treatments into highly effective and cost-effective packages. These are the Elite Anti-Ageing Package (combining Botox, fillers, peels, laser and RF rejuvenation) and the Elite Rejuvenation Package (combining laser and RF rejuvenation and SkinCeuticals facial treatments).
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Common skin problems of those in their twenties includes acne scars, poor skin texture and various irregularities. Perhaps the best way of understanding the most appropriate treatments for these problems is simply by listing the most popular treatments for the twenties age group. These are: mild skin peels, the SkinCeutical facial treatments, Home Care Program and sunblock; Botox employed in the underarms; lip fillers, and laser hair removal.
Thirties is the time when physiological changes characteristic of ageing begin to manifest. Dr Rezai explains that “In the thirties, skin becomes thinner and finer, and collagen starts reducing. The complexion also begins to dull, resulting from the slowing down in the speed of cell regeneration. Fine lines and wrinkles start to develop, particularly around the eyes and mouth, and there may be some discolouration caused by sun damage or melasma due to excessive oestrogen. Even those who have taken good care of their skin when younger are still likely to have skin that is uneven and less radiant.”
"Some of the most popular non-surgical solutions sought after by patients in their thirties include dermal fillers, line and wrinkle smoothing with Botox, skin peels, Laser Hair Removal and Elite Rejuvenation Package."
Moving into their forties, according to Dr Rezai, people start noticing cumulative sun damage resulting in blotches, red spots and ruddiness. The skin also becomes less elastic and will retain less moisture. Now the main areas of concern are the eyes and brow region. The effects of ageing and sun damage develop further, resulting in moderate and deep wrinkles in the areas of repetitive expression such as the forehead, brows, and eyes.
Here is a list of popular procedures for those in their forties: fillers, Botox, 8-Point Facelift, non-surgical face lifts with RF and ultrasound and also laser. Also, popular are the Elite Rejuvenation Package and the Elite Anti-Ageing Package.
Dr Rezai goes on to explain that “For women, menopause also plays an important part in how the skin changes, as the decreased oestrogen, slows the production of sebum, resulting in decreased protection and drier skin. Facial hair can also begin to appear, due to an imbalance of male and female hormones.
Thus the best solutions for those in their fifties are the more powerful skin rejuvenation procedures such as deep skin peels, RF & laser skin rejuvenation, treatments that combat wrinkles, uneven skin tone, age spots and sun damage. Lifting and plumping of the skin will also help achieve a more supple, toned and youthful complexion. Once again, the 8- Point Facelift and our Elite Rejuvenation Package and Elite Anti-Ageing Package are very effective non-invasive treatment option” says Dr Rezai.
And what about men? Like women, many men are today also looking for more subtle and less invasive options than surgery that can provide them with natural-looking results with minimal downtime. According to Dr Rezai, “Male skin is generally thicker, has less underlying fat and more collagen than female skin. And as men age, their skin elasticity decreases and it becomes rougher and dryer. There are many different types of laser and other devices used to rejuvenate a man’s skin and his appearance. The choice of technology employed must take into account the thickness of male skin compared with that of women, the hair-bearing portion of the face, and the set of ageing concerns unique to men.”
Dr Rezai further explains that his preference is for a comprehensive and holistic approach to skin care involving first of all prevention and protection, then following up with correction where needed. Research shows that ageing skin is the result of more than just natural ageing. Exposure to environmental elements like sunlight, smoke and air pollution are extrinsic factors causing ageing of the skin which not only leads to the formation of lines, wrinkles and discolouration but can also lead to serious skin conditions, including skin cancer.
One powerful form of prevention and protection is provided in the use of antioxidants which studies have proven to neutralise the chemical reactions generated when skin is exposed to environmental attacks. For this reason, Dr Rezai explains that his clinic has opted for employing the SkinCeuticals professional range of products and treatments aimed at improving overall skin health, since their emphasis is on a sophisticated use of antioxidants to prevent cellular skin damage, guarding against sun damage and other causes of environmental ageing. Furthermore, according to Dr Rezai, SkinCeuticals products work synergistically with clinic-based non-invasive treatments that help to maintain and restore the skin’s health and appearance.
As a final ingredient in their holistic approach to skin care, Elite Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Group offers Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup in a complimentary consultation and application following surgical and non-surgical procedures, so as to camouflage any redness or bruising and at the same time aid the skin's healing process. Its unique properties soothe irritated skin and allow for complete coverage for skin conditions like acne, rosacea and redness.
Founded in 1994 and run to this day by Jane Iredale, The Skin Care Makeup is especially safe and effective to apply following treatments like injectable cosmetic procedures, chemical peels and laser rejuvenation. The advantages of mineral makeup are today well-recognised, in particular the minimal risk of allergic reaction, and its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Furthermore, the Jane Iredale range of micronized mineral bases acts as a foundation, powder, concealer and sunscreen, all in one, making it particularly suited to application following many different types of skin treatment.
For information concerning non-surgical solutions tailored specifically for you, please call +971 4 431 2396 to make an appointment to visit Elite Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Group for consultation with a specialist who will create a treatment plan tailor-made to your needs.