Aging is a natural process, a key part of human nature. On our faces, the cells and structures that produce vital components that plump the skin, such as the elastin that keeps it supple, eventually slow down and create fewer proteins. As time goes on, we notice the effects on the contours of our faces, with fine lines, wrinkles, and/or sagging skin altering our appearance. Apart from time, other factors can influence the senescent process, such as genetics, the environment, and our health. 

Types of Aging

While everyone will experience facial aging in their own unique way, there are five main types. Let’s explore what they are in more detail. 

Intrinsic Aging

This is also known as the normal aging process. Genetics and the passage of time play a role in slowly revealing fine lines, wrinkles, and thinning of the outermost layer of skin, which might lead to a paler complexion. This type of skin maturing is inevitable. 

Extrinsic Aging

Outside factors, such as sun exposure, pollutants, and blue light impact this form of aging. While small increments of these influences might not cause immediate changes, prolonged periods can lead to rough and thicker skin, with deep wrinkles and possible hyperpigmentation. Your skin care routine also plays a role.

Lifestyle Aging

Just as it sounds, the way we live can have an impact on our skin. Things like smoking, diet, exercise, and stress can all play a role in this type of aging. Smoking, especially, can cause deepening lines, possibly even greying the tone of your skin.

Hormonal Aging

Estrogen is a vital component of our body and its chemical makeup. When levels begin to reduce with age, leading to menopause, the skin will not be receiving the same signals as before. It can rapidly begin to sag or look as if it is pulling away from the face.

Catabolic Aging

A direct result of your health and possible conditions, catabolic aging is often the result of chronic diseases. Hypothyroidism, cancer, or diabetes can all impact the skin. It is likely that your face will become dry or itchy, and you will experience increased sensitivity to products. 

Treatment Solutions

Although there is no way to turn back the clock or reverse the aging process, there are treatments available to help restore skin to a healthy glow so you can feel your best. Reducing the appearance of wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, dark spots, and sagging skin can all be accomplished through a few different procedures. At the Ottawa Skin Clinic, our professionals are experienced in working with many different skin types. 

During our consultation appointments, we take the time to fully understand the results our clients are looking for, examine their skin, and recommend the type of treatment that will yield the best results. Some of our treatments include:


Our aestheticians use a tool called a Dermaroller with small, thin needles to prick the skin and elicit its defence response, creating collagen and elastin to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Our INFINI process works similarly but also uses radiofrequency.

Chemical Peels

By essentially completing a skin reset, a chemical peel uses acids to remove dead skin cells along with the epidermis, which promotes new cell growth making skin appear hydrated and refreshed. Our SilkPeel treatments simultaneously exfoliate, infuse, and stimulate

Rejuvenation Treatment

Innovative and minimally invasive, this procedure uses your own platelets to generate a healing response in your body, stimulating the growth of proteins that slow down due to aging, like elastin and collagen, to repair various types of damaged skin.

We are passionate about getting our clients results that enhance their natural profile and help them feel beautiful. In addition, our professionals are happy to answer any questions you might have, setting your mind at ease and helping you achieve your skincare goals. To learn more about our services, please contact us