Commonly known as ‘Cholesterol Spots’, Xanthelasma are lumpy, yellowish bumps which usually appear on or around the eyelids.

Although many signs of ageing are apparent on the face, it is the eyelids and surrounding areas which commonly show the first signs of ageing.

Sun damage encompasses a range of symptoms caused by UV radiation, including lines/wrinkles, pigmentation problems and other signs of premature ageing.

Sagging or loose jowls are a common sign of ageing characterised by loose skin hanging at the top of the neck, just below the jawline.

 

Rosacea and redness are characterised by flushing, high colour, visible veins and redness – typically in the face.

The term ‘laughter lines’ describes those wrinkles or creases in the skin of a person’s face that appear around the outer corners of the eyes and mouth.

Frown and forehead lines develop as a person ages due to depletion of collagen and volume in the skin. Frown lines tend appear as 2 vertical creases between the eyebrows that get worse when you frown. Forehead lines tend to be horizontal rows that get worse when you raise the eyebrows.

Pigmentation means the colouring of your skin. Hyperpigmentation is a term which refers to darker patches on the skin which can develop due to sun exposure and are more common with age.

Wrinkles and lines are medically known as ‘rhytids’. These are the creases that appear as the skin loses volume and elasticity due to age.

Warts are a localised thickening of the skin which is caused by the human papilloma virus. These bumpy growths are especially distressing when they occur on the face.