Beauty for over 30s
Aesthetic medicine meets prevention
As everyone knows, prevention is better than cure – a time-honoured saying that encourages us to take good care of our well-being from a young age to ensure long-lasting health. So, why not extend this approach to aesthetic medicine? In recent years, prevention has been gaining momentum in this field of medicine as much as in any other. More and more people in the 30-40 years age bracket – specific age depends on genetics and lifestyle – turn to medical treatments to combat the early signs of skin ageing.
Skin already begins ageing at 25-30 years of age, with a gradual decrease in collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid – three substances produced by the body itself that are essential in keeping the skin moist, firm and toned. The best moment to act is right then, when the skin is still relatively young and early intervention aimed at delaying the signs of ageing can avoid more invasive, frequent and expensive treatments further down the line.
The aesthetic medical treatments recommended for people in their 30s and 40s are gentle, non-invasive procedures that yield natural-looking effects and promote skin health as well as skin beauty. Let’s look at them in more detail.
BIOREVITALISATION AND BIORESTRUCTURING
These procedures consist of tiny injections of a mix of nutrients including anti-ageing vitamins, free hyaluronic acid molecules for deep hydration, and amino acids – the “building blocks” responsible for the synthesis of collagen. Rather than having a direct corrective effect, this regenerative and preventive approach improves skin structure from a physiological standpoint, making it more elastic, firmer and better moisturised.
Medical peels involve applying different acids that are specifically chosen based on individual needs and skin type. These acids cause the cells in the outer layers of the epidermis to exfoliate, promoting cell turnover and collagen synthesis and improving hydration. A few days after treatment, the skin appears smoother and brighter, and the complexion is more even. Modern medical peels are increasingly well tolerated and involve no downtime, allowing you to resume your work and social activities immediately after the session. For this reason, the treatment may need to be repeated, depending on skin type and the products used for the peel.
ULTHERAPY – GENTLE ULTRASOUND LIFT
This treatment relies on microfocused ultrasounds to induce the synthesis of new, healthier collagen. Within 3 to 4 months, this massive stimulation causes specific body areas – such as the face, neck and décolleté – to be lifted and tightened. Ultherapy is a perfect example of long-term preventive and regenerative medicine, and its results last for years. It requires only a single session, with no downtime whatsoever.
It should be noted that for treatments to have satisfactory and, equally importantly, long-lasting results, a healthy daily routine is always essential. This includes a balanced diet, avoiding or drastically reducing smoking and alcohol intake, adequate protection from UV rays, and use of quality cosmetics specifically designed for your skin type.
A healthy, firm and bright skin is our first calling card – let’s take good care of it!
Dr Michele Bianchini, MD
Hygiene and preventive medicine specialist