Authors/Contributors Preface Introduction 1. Cutting through the confusion The Slow Ageing approach Cosmetics, cosmetic medicine and cosmetic (plastic) surgery 2. What happens to the skin as it ages? The Epidermis The Dermis (inner skin) The Subdermis 3. Exposed to the Elements - Environment and Impact on Skin Ageing The sun - enemy of the skin Smoke and air pollution Other environmental impacts on ageing skin 4. Diet and Lifestyle Antioxidants Fat and the ageing process Sugar accelerates the ageing process Exercise and skin Skin microbiome and prebiotics Sleep and its impact on ageing skin Stress promotes skin ageing 5. Hormones Hormones and their impact on the ageing process 6. Skincare Cleansing Moisturising Topical antioxidants Retinoids Proteins and peptides 7. Injectable Skin Treatments Botulinum neurotoxin anti-wrinkle injections Fillers and volumisers Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) 8. Resurfacing - Peels, Dermabrasion and Microneedling Chemical peels Microdermabrasion Microneedling 9. Resurfacing - Light Therapies including Lasers and IPL LED therapies Laser resurfacing Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) 10. Treatment of Veins Sclerotherapy Laser sclerotherapy 11. Skin-Tightening Treatments Radiofrequency for skin tightening Ultrasound for skin tightening 12. Cellulite and Fat Loss Treatments Cryosculpting for fat loss Ultrasound for treatment of cellulite and fat loss Radiofrequency for fat loss 13. Making an Informed Decision Choosing a practitioner Appendix: Kate Marie (Author) Skin Story
Kate Marie is the driving force behind the 'Slow Ageing' collaboration. Drawing on her frustrations with established medical practice and the generic 'anti-ageing' industry, her work aims to provide transformational health information which gives all men and women the realistic means to control their own ageing and love getting old. Professor Merlin Christopher Thomas MD, PhD is a clinician scientist. His research focuses on the role of diabetes, glycation and oxidative stress in accelerating the changes of ageing, and finding a practical means for their control. Dr Thomas has published over 150 articles in many of the worlds' leading medical journals. Dr John Flynn MBBS, Dip RACOG, FRACGP, Dip.P.Derm, FACCS graduated from The University of Queensland Medical School and has obtained a Dermatology qualification in the UK, Board Certified by the American Board of Laser Surgery, Fellow of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery.
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