With every candle added to our birthday cake, our skin loses volume, so as we age, we need to prioritise firming, plumping and restoring 'youthful' fullness. The good news is that restoring volume is a gift you can give yourself, one skin-savvy product purchase and treatment booking at a time.
In the spirit of turning up the volume and turning back the clock, here are our top product and treatment picks for facing your next chapter with confidence…
Looking to bounce back in the elasticity department?
NeoStrata Skin Active Tri-Therapy Lifting Serum is an active formulation containing an age-defying mix of potent ingredients; Aminofil®, Gluconolactone, and Low Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid. This resilience-infused serum assists in volumising and filling lines and actively working on deep wrinkles. Regular use will not only improve the overall appearance of your skin but put skin laxity on top of your skin's 'to-do' list.
Searching for the Elixir of Youth?
The newly-launched Lamelle RFM Elixir Cream is the ultimate moisturiser for rejuvenation, thanks to its superstar active ingredient, Stem Cell Conditioned Media (SCCM). SCCM contains active growth factors, anti-inflammatory cytokines, potent antioxidants, collagen-encouraging peptides, and stem cell-derived exosomes for a powerful anti-ageing, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and pigment-inhibiting powerhouse. Delivering the "liquid essence" of stem cells, this cutting-edge cream incubates this superstar ingredient in a liquid gel that becomes infused with its regenerative factors after removal. In a nutshell, this innovative natural encapsulation technology ensures maximal absorption, which equals optimal results.
Time to stop neglecting your neck?
SkinCeuticals Tripeptide-R Neck Repair is a corrective treatment specifically for the neck and chest area that addresses visible signs of an ageing neck with collagen-strengthening ingredients, including Retinol, to reduce skin laxity, crepiness, and sagging. Combining a tri-functional corrective technology with a hydrating delivery system, TRNR reinforces your skin's resistance to ageing because the only place we want a crépe is on our plate, not under our face.
Protection and Prevention are better than cure.
Heliocare 360 Age Active Fluid SPF 50 is a broad-spectrum, anti-ageing fluid that protects while preventing visible signs of ageing, delivering the best of both worlds – proactive and reactive skincare. Containing Fernblock® – a potent antioxidant that protects your skin against four types of radiation (UVB, UVA, VL, IRA) as well as blue light from your digital devices – this fluid's antipollution system and triple anti-ageing complex work together to correct past skin 'sins' and prevent future damage. It also contains Hyaluronic Acid, ticking the 'hydration' and 'firming' boxes, and thanks to its fast-absorbing, light texture, it's easy to apply and serves as an excellent make-up base.
Face it; not all volume-boosting treatments are created equal.
… which is why we're spotlighting the two treatments that work – Sculptra® and Secret RF Fractional Needling. Needless to say, after reading through the what, how and why of these two treatments, you'll kick your 'nerves' about needles to the curb as quickly as you ditched dial-up for Wi-Fi.
Sculpt your way to youthful volume with Sculptra®.
"The talk of the aesthetics industry town", Sculptra® is the first and only FDA-approved PLLA facial injectable treatment proven to stimulate the skin's collagen production, working gradually to rebuild collagen – restoring the skin's scaffolding from the inside out, smoothing facial wrinkles, reducing the appearance of smile lines, for example, and delivering a more youthful-looking appearance overall.
The fact is, topical creams don't penetrate deeply enough to affect real change, and the jury's still out on the efficacy of ingestible collagen. Simply put, if you want to target the underlying causes of facial ageing proactively, not just address the symptoms reactively, a series of Sculptra® treatments are the answer. As an injectable, Sculptra® delivers a substantial collagen boost, turning back your skin's clock by giving collagen production at the deepest layers of your skin a wake-up call. But don't just take our word for it. Extensive clinical trials report that an impressive 94% of Sculptra® clients agree that their treatment results looked natural two years after treatment.
Secret RF – a secret well-worth sharing.
If you're looking to brighten and tighten your skin without anti-social downtime or time-consuming post-procedure admin, Secret™ RF Fractional Needling is the glow-getting treatment you've been looking for.
Secret™ RF Micro-needling combines fractional radiofrequency and an innovative micro-needling system to deliver incredibly accurate, impressively advanced dermal remodelling courtesy of the controlled RF energy delivered directly and precisely at various depths of the skin while maintaining the integrity of the epidermis and reducing patient downtime.
This 'dream team' treatment stimulates and remodels the collagen beneath the skin while working on turning back the clock by addressing common signs of ageing and repairing skin damage caused by scarring, for example. Ideal for those looking to revitalise and refresh their skin, the Secret™ RF device is completely customisable thanks to sophisticated micro-needles that can be adjusted on a patient-by-patient basis to target fine lines and wrinkles; facial, body and acne scars, large pores and uneven skin texture; and texture; sun damage and stretch marks.
While your skin will give the Secret™ RF Micro-needling treatment a glowing review after just one treatment, three or four treatments are recommended to see the results you're after.