Good skincare can gradually slow down the harmful effects of the environment and ageing. Before proper skincare can be attempted, it is important to have a thorough understanding of how the skin operates. The skin consists of three layers. The innermost layer is the subcutaneous tissue. The tissue in the subcutaneous layer contains fat cells, which insulate the body. The middle layer of skin is called the dermis. The dermis contains the connective tissues. The outermost layer of skin is the epidermis
The purpose of the epidermis is to protect the inner skin from environmental contaminants. Cells in the epidermis continuously move from the innermost part of the skin to the surface, flaking off once they reach the top layer. The cells in the epidermis become thinner over time. Less collagen is produced causing the skin to lose its elasticity. This causes the skin to sag and wrinkle. The number of sweat glands also decrease over time leading to dryer skin. As people age, cells in the subcutaneous layer become smaller also contributing to the sagging and wrinkling. UVA and UVB radiation from sunlight thin the epidermis even more. They also contribute to a faster breakdown of collagen in the dermis.
Good skincare requires a lot of effort. At Dr Saras & Co, we promote the importance of preventative skincare to help restore the skin’s vitality and youthful appearance. Our personalised and rejuvenating skincare regimes are designed to suit individual client needs — with visible results. We specialise in skin rejuvenation and problem skin concerns — whether they be acne, ageing, rosacea or pigmentation — we tailor treatment packages to suit a wide range of requirements.