Skin Science

Skin consists of three layers: the epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous tissue (hypodermis). The upper-most layer, known as the epidermis, controls the loss of water from cells and tissue. Without this protective barrier, the body would quickly dehydrate.

Just below the epidermis lies the second layer, the dermis. The dermis, although it contains blood vessels, nerves and hair follicles, is primarily made up of a protein called “collagen.” This protein forms a network of fibers that provides a framework for the growth of cells and blood vessels. Because it is the primary component of the dermis, collagen acts as the support structure for the skin. The hypodermis is a layer of fat and connective tissue that contains larger blood vessels and nerves. It also hosts sweat glands, fat, and collagen cells. The hypodermis is responsible for conserving your body’s heat and protecting your vital inner organs.

Why We Age

In young skin, the collagen framework is intact and the skin remains moisturized and elastic. It’s resilient to the many facial expressions we adopt as well as everyday environmental exposure. But, over time, the support structure weakens and the skin loses its elasticity. The skin begins to lose its tone as the collagen support wears down. Every time you smile, frown or squint, you put stress on the collagen in your skin. The effect of these facial expressions is cumulative and facial lines begin to appear.

Non-Invasive Synergistic Technologies Reduce Signs of Ageing

Presently available now we have effective medical devices that deliver the results that required surgery in the past. Our understanding of the science of the skin has allowed scientist to develop technologies to provide these results with non-invasion and non-surgical treatments:

  • Sublative Fractionated RF- Skin Resurfacing
  • Sublime Bipolar RF- Facial Contouring
  • Velashape III- Cellulite & Circumference Reduction
  • PicoWay- Picosecond Laser Tattoo & Pigment Removal
  • GentleMax Pro- Hair Removal, Spider & Varicose Vein Removal
  • Aspect, Cosmedix & Skin Medica Advanced Skin Care