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Is Ageing About to Become a Thing of the Past?

We’ve usually thought of ageing as a natural and inevitable process, but with the growing advances in the aesthetic industry, can we still say that is true?

Our lifestyle choices and how we take care of our skin can delay the signs of ageing, but it’s commonly accepted that ageing itself is both natural and inevitable. Accordingly, many of us take a positive approach to ageing, making a conscious decision to age happily and gracefully. We embrace subtly administered aesthetic procedures and healthy lifestyle choices, enjoy plenty of exercise, eat rainbows of fruit and veg and drink plenty of water, happy to look and feel good for our age. Mostly, through whichever means, people simply want to control the way they age – not try to hold back a natural process.

But what if ageing wasn’t inevitable, as we’ve always thought? What if it could be reversed, or even prevented entirely?

One recent study from the Salk Institute found that ageing can be reversed in mice. A pioneering new technique involving the activation of certain genes was found to make the mice both look younger at a cellular level and live 30% longer – and scientists hope to be ready for human trials within the next ten years. The study opens an interesting possibility – that ageing really could become preventable, one day. But with such radical treatments some years off, can aesthetic science offer anything which prevents wrinkles, now?

The aesthetic industry has advanced significantly in the past decades – we’re now able to skilfully and subtly administer safe, high-tech formulations of products such as dermal fillers, for natural yet remarkable results. And our scientific knowledge continues to grow and deepen extensively, resulting in new anti-ageing procedures which grow ever more sophisticated – and the latest addition to the Waterhouse Young clinic, Profhilo, is one which is truly extraordinary.

Profhilo is a new injectable which uses hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance which moisturises the skin. Profhilo is the only product known to stimulate the growth of all four kinds of collagen and elastin, smoothing out wrinkles and visibly tightening the skin. Rather than just treating the wrinkles that already exist, Profhilo encourages the growth of collagen and elastin to prevent the growth of new wrinkles – effectively remodelling your skin from the inside out.

Profhilo is injected in several separate points on the face, spreading evenly from these sites to moisturise and reduce wrinkles across the whole face. The purest form of hyaluronic acid, Profhilo contains no chemical cross-linking products, giving you maximum moisturising benefits from deep within your skin. It’s a truly exciting treatment, which combines the plumping effects of dermal fillers with skin-tightening, bio-rejuvenating effects – and it’s the most effective of the new generation of injectables.

So, while it may be a few years yet before studies such as the Salk Institute’s consign ageing to the past entirely, we do have effective anti-ageing treatments available now. With skin-tightening treatments like Profhilo, you can prevent and treat wrinkles, while restructuring and plumping the skin. So if you’re interested in retaining your firm, youthful skin for as long as possible, simply contact one of the experienced staff members here at the clinic, and we can arrange an in-depth consultation, where we’ll create a customised plan for addressing your individual skin-concerns.

Waterhouse Young is one of London’s first medical aesthetic clinics, founded by renowned cosmetic surgeon, Norman Waterhouse – former President of the BAAPS. Based in the Harley Street medical district, WY contributes regularly to the media, from Vogue, Tatler, Vanity Fair and Elle to The Times. WY’s longstanding team offers advice and  non-surgical treatments to maintain optimum skin and overall health. 

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