As men get older the skin gets increasingly rough and dry. Restylane treatments can be a useful tool to restore the skin's hydration levels or fill out unwanted wrinkles and folds.

When planning to restore skin or enhance your appearance, an understanding of how the skin changes with age can be a great help. The skin is the largest human organ and has a number of important functions. The skin not only gives us our appearance and shape, it also serves other important functions such as protecting the body from the environment, preventing excessive water loss from the body and protecting the body from infection.

Understanding your skin

The male skin is generally thicker, and has less underlying fat and more collagen than female skin. Whereas women’s skin tends to change after significant events such as giving birth or the menopause, men’s skin ages linearly with time. This results in decreased skin elasticity and, increased roughness and dryness of the skin. Collagen and elastic fibres are degraded, and the quality of the body's own hyaluronic acid is reduced.

Improve skin quality

The rate of skin ageing depends on intrinsic factors such as our own genetic code and the biological clock but also on extrinsic or lifestyle factors which we all can control to a certain degree. It is well known that smoking and drinking, sun damage and stress, can all speed-up the biological clock. For the skin, sun damage by ultra violet radiation poses the greatest threat. Although Restylane products can not turn back the passage of time, they can improve skin quality by restoring hydrobalance, as well as fill out wrinkles and define facial contours.