Ageing is a natural process of life, and years of smiling, frowning and sunbathing will inevitably lead to an increased number of wrinkles. As we get older, it is normal to want to age gracefully; therefore Nova Clinic London has a number of trained skin therapists and qualified medical experts who can help you do just that.
There are a number of reasons why wrinkles occur, the main one being less production of the proteins collagen and elastin. Both are important proteins for enabling the skin to 'bounce back' from a facial movement such as smiling or frowning. As we age, the skin isn't as readily able to produce collagen and elastin, which therefore makes wrinkles more likely.
While lines occur naturally throughout life, certain lifestyle choices hasten and worsen their appearance. The most obvious are smoking and excessive sunbathing without the use of SPF protection.
Skin which is unprotected from UVA rays becomes dry and flaky, due to it losing the essential oils and moisture that keeps it looking supple. The nicotine in smoking, meanwhile, narrows blood vessels close to the skin's surface. This results in it not receiving as much oxygen and nutrients, like vitamin A, causing the skin to sag and wrinkle prematurely.
As you age, it is often necessary to use penetrating serums and hydrators that reach deeper into the dermis to deliver nutrients essential for maintaining skin health. Make sure to drink plenty of water, and eat a lot of fruit containing vitamin C - like oranges - as this stimulates collagen production naturally.
Whilst diet and lifestyle can slow down skin aging there are
Our qualified medical experts and provide a number of safe, lasting but temporary injected treatments such as Wrinkle smoothing injections and dermal fillers to give a natural looking rejuvenation and smooth away lines.
If you are looking for a non-invasive approach to aging we have a number of pioneering antiaging treatments. These include our unrivalled non-surgical facelift; the NovaLift along with collagen inducing Laser Facial treatments.
We also offer microneedling treatments and skin peels directed at kick starting the skin’s natural collagen production, increasing cell turnover and renewal and therefore dramatically reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
If aging and lines are current concerns or you are looking to start preventative treatment book a consultation with Nova’s skin experts.
Microdermabrasion revitalises by polishing the skin of its dead outer layers, and stimulating skin renewal, to reveal fresher more youthful skin. Microdermabrasion is ideal for city worn, congested and tired skin, and is a great way to improve the appearance of a range of skin concerns.Learn More
Revitalising peels to tackle dull complexion, aging, pigmentation, and acne. Delivered by our experienced Aesthetic Skin Therapists and tailored to your skin, these exfoliating treatments smooth, brightening and clarify the appearance of skin.Learn More
We’re just a couple of steps away from Cutty Sark DLR Station, and 7 mins walk from Greenwich National Rail services.
Public parking spaces are available in the Cutty Sark Gardens, close to M&S.
Close to Bond Street Station, Oxford CIrcus Station and Regent's Park Station
Public parking spaces are available in the streets around the clinic