Intrinsic aging – is caused primarily by internal factors alone and is an inherent degenerative process due to declining physiologic functions and includes a slowdown in the production of collagen and elastin in the dermis. There is a widely held belief that the intrinsic aging process is largely due to oxidation of the body that leads to damage to the DNA within our cells. As far as we are aware this is not a proven theory at this time but the benefits of antioxidants in our diet and applied topically are well documented.
Extrinsic aging – Is accelerated aging caused by external factors including, exposure to too much sunlight (photo aging), cigarette smoking and air pollution, especially in cities where pollution from diesel fumes has been shown to age the skin up to 10% faster than normal.
At Cosmex Clinic we obviously cannot stop the process of aging but we can slow the aging of the skin and in cases where it has been neglected we can even turn back time.