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Causes and Solutions of Aging Skin

Most of us would agree that taking care of our skin properly is very important. Given that your skin is the largest organ and certainly the most visible one, it can get rather distressing to witness your soft and supple skin slowly developing wrinkles and show signs of aging skin. In fact, the beauty and personal care industry has grown steadily, earning a “recession-proof” status. Sales in beauty and personal care industry is estimated to exceed US$150 billion by the end of 2017.


What Causes Aging Skin?

What Causes Aging Skin?

INTRINSIC AGING This is the result of changes that occur naturally in your body. Everyone’s aging process is determined by the biological clock that is predetermined by your genetic makeup. As we get older, our skin loses its ability to function as it once did. Your facial features lose their ability to retain its shape and position. Your nose becomes bigger, eyes become droopy, double chin forms and jowls develop.

Young skin maintains a healthy level of moisture in the skin to keep it smooth and radiant. Regular skin cell renewal promotes new skin to be brought to the surface as old cells continually shed. As we age, the rate of skin cell renewal drops, causing old cells to outnumber new cells in your body. Another important factor that causes your skin to dry out easily is due to the loss of moisture. The key molecule involved in providing moisture to the skin is Hyaluronic Acid (HA). HA has a unique property to bind and retain water molecules to make the skin soft and supple. There is a marked disappearance of HA as we age. There is progressive reduction of size and density of HA polymers present in the skin as a result of aging. Over time, the skin becomes thinner and more susceptible to environmental damage. Eventually, the skin appears dull and saggy.




One of the leading causes of aging skin is due to our environment. The environment plays a major role in causing our skin to age prematurely. Environmental aging occurs because of daily exposure to large amounts of free radicals from various sources such as UV rays, pollution, smoke, and extreme weather. These external stressors can damage proteins and the ability of cells to function and compromise cellular structure that will result in aging skin.

UV rays and cigarette smoke compromise the development of collagen and elastin fibers in your body. It breaks down the moisture barrier, resulting in wrinkles, sagging, uneven skin tone, dry and dull skin texture. UV rays can penetrate the skin and damage collagen-producing fibroblast cells.


Effective Anti-Aging Skin Strategies

Effective Anti-Aging Skin Strategies

Medical Skin Care Treatments
There is very little result you can achieve if you only rely on home care treatments as they work only on the superficial layers of the skin. Complete anti-aging treatment should incorporate skin care treatments that address laxity in the the deeper layers of the skin.


At-Home Skin Care Routine

At-Home Skin Care Routine

There are very few serums or creams in the market that can effectively lift the skin. Ageless Megalift Skin Tightening Serum is just the skin care serum you need if you have mild sagging skin. It lifts sagging contours, reduces pore size, and erase wrinkles with strong skin-tightening botanical extracts. This powerful serum delivers anti-aging benefits with skin nourishing algae and Lactoballicus to lift, tone and restructure the skin. The extracts have been shown to support the formation of collagen-I, providing a holistic treatment for lax and saggy skin.




Dermal fillers have become a popular way to add volume to hollow, deficient areas on the face and reverse signs of aging without surgery. With more advanced and versatile techniques, dermal fillers can be injected at different layers of the skin to provide longer-lasting, natural results for you. Dermal fillers, which are usually made of HA, can reduce appearance of fine lines and facial wrinkles, reverse mild skin laxity due to aging, and restore youthful volume to deficient areas due to aging.




This treatment works by delivering stabilised HA just under the skin using a series of micro-injections. HA is naturally found in the body that maintains hydration in the skin by absorbing water and bringing deep skin hydration to the skin. By refuelling the skin with the HA, it turns back the clock and reduces appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face and gives the skin a healthy, luminous glow.




Ultherapy is the only FDA-approved non-invasive treatment for skin lifting and tightening. It uses focused ultrasound to lift, tone, and tighten loose skin. Although instant results cannot be seen after the treatment, it stimulates collagen production in your skin. Over the next few months, gradual tightening occurs, resulting in lifting of the face and tightening of the skin. Ultherapy is able to penetrate deeply and precisely into the foundational layers of facial tissue. It is designed to leave the superficial skin unharmed but tightens the deeper muscle layer, also known as the SMAS layer of the skin. This is the deep layer that cosmetic surgeons reach when they perform an invasive skin lifting surgery. The doctor places the Ultherapy tip to deliver focused ultrasound, which then leads to contraction of the SMAS muscle to stimulate collage production.

Sculptra Dermal Filler in Singapore | Radium Medical Aesthetics

Sculptra dermal filler is an effective collagen filler that doctors use to restore lost volume in the face using non-surgical methods. It yields good results as an alternative butt lift treatment in Singapore.

Infini Acne Scar Removal Treatment Singapore | Radium Medical Aesthetics

INFINI is an advanced acne scar removal that uses micro-needles to administer radiofrequency waves into the deep layers of the skin. Unlike CO2 laser, INFINI does not damage the superficial layer of the skin. Depressed scar tissues can be addressed by adjusting the depth of the micro-needles during treatment.

Pico Laser: Harnessing New Technology for Treatment of Pigmentation, Acne Scars

PicoSure Laser is one of the most advanced laser technologies in the world now. By delivering ultrashort laser pulses, it stays on the skin for a much shorter duration compared to a traditional Q-switched laser. The intense, short pulses delivered by PicoSure Laser stimulates the skin to produce collagen and elastin fibres.

This means that it achieves superior results without the downtime.

Benefits of Sculptra: A Powerful Collagen Dermal Filler

Everyone wants to look good, but intrinsic aging is causing your skin to lose volume, resulting in facial sagging over time. Sculptra is an excellent way to target both volume loss and fine lines and wrinkles, giving the face a completely rejuvenated look.

What is Sculptra?

The main compound in Sculptra is polylactic acid, commonly known as PLA. If PLA sounds familiar to you, it is because a popular brand of thread lift treatment in Singapore, called Silhouette Soft Thread Lift, is made of PLA.

PLA is a widely used material in medicine, such as orthopedic devices, surgical sutures, and medical implants. It is completely safe for use in the human body as it is biodegradable.

How does Sculptra work?

Other than its capabilities for medical treatments, it plays a significant role for stimulating the production of collagen. When strategically injected into the skin, it can plump up the skin, reversing facial sagging and filling in deep lines and soften wrinkles.

Once it is injected into the skin, it triggers an inflammatory response and the body creates white blood cells to the area to kickstart the healing process. This process results in fibroblasts, creating new collagen in the treated area.

It takes about four to six weeks for collagen to reach a noticeable level to achieve anti-aging results.

What can Sculptra treat?

Sculptra has unique properties unlike any hyaluronic acid dermal fillers or even other collagen fillers in the market. It has powerful lifting capabilities that can sculpt and augment the body. For a start, Sculptra can be used like a dermal filler to treat the following:

  • Sunken, hollow cheeks
  • Deficient chin
  • Sunken, hollow temples
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Ill-defined lower face, including jawline
  • The FDA approved the use of Sculptra in 2004 for facial volume replacement following lipoatrophy for people living with HIV.

Subsequently in 2009, the FDA approved Sculptra for the treatment of deep facial wrinkles and folds due to aging.

The powerful lifting capabilities of Sculptra has led doctors use them for off-label treatments, such as:

Augmenting buttocks for butt lift
Softening wrinkles and lines on elbows and knee
Reducing cellulite on thighs and buttocks
Tightening and firming loose skin on the arms
Sculpting men’s chest for more definition
The strong lifting and tightening capabilities of Sculptra create an illusion of increased muscle mass and tone, making people look healthier and more athletic.

What are the benefits of Sculptra?

There are many reasons Sculptra is preferred over other dermal fillers. Some of the reasons include:

  • Overall collagen level is boosted in the treated area.
  • Skin tone and texture look better and healthier due to the increase of collagen production.
  • Minimal downtime as it is non-surgical. Very few people can afford to take long absence from work for an elective procedure.
  • Results are natural. Sculptra aims to address skin aging by boosting collagen production in the treated area, so as to achieve a youthful appearance.
  • Results last significantly longer than regular hyaluronic acid dermal fillers.

Do doctors combine Sculptra with other treatments?

Doctors sometimes combine Sculptra with other anti-aging treatments such as Ultherapy or thread lift treatment to achieve a more complete anti-aging outcome for elderly patients with severe skin aging.