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The 3 Best Anti-Ageing Skincare Treatments To Prevent And Reverse The Signs Of Ageing Skin

Posted by Agnes Lussier-Dow NP-PHC on 27 July 2021
The 3 Best Anti-Ageing Skincare Treatments To Prevent And Reverse The Signs Of Ageing Skin

Healthy Skin Is An Important Part Of Ageing With Confidence.

When you look in the mirror, chances are one of the first things you notice is the appearance of your skin. This is the case for most people and especially for ageing women. Feeling good in your skin is an important part of how you show up in the world.

Caring for your skin as you age is especially important for your self-confidence and overall wellbeing. Research has shown that feeling uncomfortable with the appearance of your skin due to signs of ageing and other conditions can affect your personal relationships and even promote social withdrawal. Therefore, investing in your skincare routine to ensure you feel confident and comfortable in your appearance is well worth your time and energy.

When you have healthy skin you are more likely to feel confident and like your best self.

Woman looking at herself in the mirror.

What Causes The Skin To Show Signs Of Ageing?

As you get older, it is only natural to see changes in your skin. This happens for a variety of physiological, hormonal and environmental reasons. For example:

  • Ageing skin experiences a decline in collagen production which reduces the skin's elasticity.
  • Cellular repair naturally slows with age which means older, dull skin cells linger on the surface longer. It can also contribute to the often thin appearance of older skin.
  • External factors like sun damage can cause "age spots" (areas of skin with a higher concentration of melanin) to form
  • Environmental toxins can also contribute to visible signs of ageing on the skin by reducing collagen and causing inflammation.
  • Your lifestyle affects the appearance and health of your skin. Factors like the quality of your sleep, your stress levels and your diet all have a role to play in maintaining healthy, youthful skin.

While these various factors may cause signs of age to appear in many different ways, fine lines, wrinkles, loss of volume and loose skin are among the most common signs of ageing that affect mature skin.

How Can You Support Healthy, Youthful Skin?

Ageing is a natural process and changes to your skin cannot be completely avoided. However, there are ways you can support the health and appearance of your ageing skin.

  • Protect your skin from the sun by wearing high-quality sunscreen daily.
  • Drink plenty of water. Hydration is an important part of cellular creation and repair and helps to maintain collagen.
  • Eat a nutritious and varied diet. The vitamins and minerals obtained through food are the building blocks of healthy, radiant skin.
  • Use toxin-free soaps, moisturizers and facial care products. The fewer chemicals you have on your skin, the better.

While these lifestyle choices will certainly help to prevent premature signs of ageing and help to maintain the overall health of your skin, reversing the signs of ageing can require a more active approach.

Woman receiving an anti-ageing skincare treatment injection in the forehead.

Anti-Ageing Skincare Treatments To Prevent And Reduce The Signs Of Ageing

If you have already started to notice the signs of ageing on your skin, don't worry. There is always time to act and support healthier more radiant skin. Taking care of your skin, lifestyle, nutrition and hydration are all helpful practices for healthy, youthful skin but sometimes you need to take a more active approach to see the results you are looking for. Fortunately, there are many non-surgical treatment options to help address different signs of ageing as they appear on maturing skin.


Mesotherapy is a minimally invasive skin treatment that rejuvenates, tightens and brightens your skin with micro-injections of vitamins, enzymes, antioxidants, and plant extracts. The formulation used on your skin will be created specifically to address your needs. Mesotherapy can help refresh and nourish your skin by:

  • fading wrinkles and lines
  • tightening loose skin
  • lightening pigmented skin
The treatments are quick and typically take 30 minutes to complete and recovery involves little to no downtime.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatments

PRP Therapy is an effective treatment option to address the signs of ageing. PRP treatments involve collecting 15 ml of your own blood, separating the platelets, and other beneficial growth factors from the whole blood and then injecting the highly concentrated platelets into the affected areas.

By stimulating your body's natural production of collagen and cellular repair, PRP facial rejuvenation helps to tighten, smooth and improve skin tone. It is a great treatment for acne scars, ageing spots, fine lines, sun-damaged skin, and under-eye rejuvenation.


Neuromodulators are injectable drugs that relax and soften your skin by relaxing facial muscles from contracting. They are commonly used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and to refresh and rejuvenate the face. Here at NP Optimal Health and Wellness, we have a variety of neuromodulators available including Botox, Dysport, Xeomin and Nuceiva. Of these, Dysport and Xeomin are known for yielding results more quickly than others - sometimes in as little as 3 days! They are safe, effective and a great option for addressing the signs of ageing.

Whether you invest in mesotherapy, PRP treatments or neuromodulators, there is a skincare treatment option available that will help you to slow or even reverse the signs of ageing on your skin.

Investing In Skin Care Is An Investment In Your Best Life.

How you feel about your skin affects how you feel about yourself in much bigger ways. Putting your best face forward increases your confidence and helps you to live a balanced and joyful life. Ageing skin is inevitable, however, ageing skin doesn't have to look old! With a good skincare routine, healthy lifestyle choices and the help of anti-ageing skincare treatments like mesotherapy, PRP and neuromodulators you can prevent and reduce the signs of ageing on your skin and present a fresh and rejuvenated face to the world. To learn more about anti-ageing skincare treatments here in Peterborough, contact the NP Optimal Health & Wellness clinic today.

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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP): The Natural Skin Tightening Treatment You'll Love To Reduce Loose Skin And Dark Circles

Posted by Agnes Lussier-Dow NP-PHC on 28 April 2021
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP): The Natural Skin Tightening Treatment You'll Love To Reduce Loose Skin And Dark Circles

Feeling Confident In Your Skin Is An Important Part Of Ageing Well

As you age your body changes. Systems slow down and your body's ability to restore and heal itself is affected on a cellular level. For many women, some of the first noticeable signs of ageing are changes to the skin - dark circles under the eyes and loose skin on the neck and jawline being two of the most commonly reported changes. If these physical signs of ageing are causing you to feel uncomfortable or self-conscious about your appearance then they are detracting from your overall health and wellness. How you feel matters. For optimal wellness, you need to consider the body, mind, and spirit. All three aspects are connected and affect each other.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments offer a safe and natural way to reduce the physical signs of ageing while safeguarding your body from the hidden toxins found in so many off-the-shelf skincare products. PRP skin tightening treatments allow you to refresh your outer appearance and feel good about how you are doing it.

What is Autolagous Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy?

Autologous Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a natural, non-surgical personalized cell therapy treatment that uses your own blood platelets to stimulate collagen production, cell repair, tissue regeneration and cell growth.

In the comfort and safety of the clinic, 15 ml of your own blood is drawn from your vein into a sterile syringe. The syringe is placed in a centrifuge (a machine that spins at extremely high speeds) which separates and concentrates the platelets (and other beneficial growth factors) from the whole blood. That is then collected in a syringe and injected into the treatment site.

The whole process takes no more than 30 minutes, is virtually pain-free, and because the platelets are collected from your own blood (autologous means "of cells or tissues obtained from the same individual") it is exceptionally safe. To see optimal results for skin tightening or reduction of dark circles or puffy undereye skin (sometimes called "bags") most patients will receive 3 treatments done 30 days apart.

Agnes Lusier Dow Np-PHC in her Peterborough health and wellness clinic

What Makes PRP A Safer Option For Skin Tightening And Dark Circle Treatment?

Unfortunately, skincare products are often laden with hidden toxins. They may help you achieve the results you want externally, but there can be a cost to your health. Women are exposed to as many as 128 chemicals each day through their personal care products. Because companies aren't required to list everything in a product, your favourite undereye creams or shampoo may contain ingredients you would never choose to put on your body like:

  • Formaldehyde
  • Phthalates
  • Parabens
  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • triclosan and
  • Benzophenone

While you are taking care of your body on the outside, these chemicals - specifically endocrine disrupting chemicals - can make their way into your system and cause all sorts of health issues.

Some of the most popular skincare products for women are "anti-ageing" skin tightening treatments and serums to elimintae those dark circles. If you are using these products daily, you may unknowingly be working against your health and wellness goals. This is why autologous PRP treatments are such a comparatively safe and natural option for treating loose skin and dark circles. With no synthetic additives used, autologous PRP relies on what nature gave you to heal you.

Why Do Women Experience Loose Skin And Dark Circles?

Leading up to and during menopause, women as young as 35 can experience lower collagen production, slower cell repair and a drop in estrogen levels. These things, in combination, can contribute to wrinkles, loose skin and dark circles under the eyes.

"As much as 30% of collagen can be lost in the first five years of menopause." -


Chart showing the connection between estrogen and collagen as it affects the skin

How Does PRP Address The Root Causes Of Loose Skin, Dark Circles And Undereye Bags?

PRP treatments can help refresh and even reverse the effects of ageing by increasing the skin's firmness (by boosting collagen) and elasticity (by boosting elastin). This leads to tighter more supple skin, less pronounced "bags" under the eye and can help to reduce those dark circles, too. Simply put, Platelet Plasma is loaded with multiple growth factors that work together to act as a "powerhouse" for cellular regeneration and tissue growth.

Optimal Health Is More Than Skin Deep.

If you are noticing signs of ageing like loose skin or dark circles under your eyes and it is causing you to feel self-conscious about your outward appearance, you have options. Choosing skincare products that are transparent about their ingredients, like MONAT, will help to maintain your skin in the long term. Meanwhile, a series of PRP skin tightening treatments can kickstart a powerful regeneration that gets you visible results in only a few months. Because PRP treatments are minimally invasive and free from the hidden toxins in many off-the-shelf products, they are a safer and truly natural skincare option. Click here to learn more about PRP skin tightening treatments in Peterborough and book a consultation with me, Agnes Lusier Dow, NP-PHC.

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