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Thicker Epidermis: The Reason Behind Wrinkles and Dryness


In adulthood, skin is the healthiest in your twenties, typically when a person is 25 years old or so. The skin is able to repair itself relatively quickly as cell turnover is just under a month. The dermal layer is thicker at this age, which is important since that’s where supporting collagen and elastin fibres as well as the hydrating sweat and oil glands are located. The skin is more supple as well. However, over time the dermis becomes thinner while the epidermis (the upper layer of the skin) becomes thicker. The epidermis is comprised mainly of dead skin cells, which have traveled up to the surface from the dermis. While the epidermis serves as protective armour against the elements, the increasing accumulation of dead skin cells makes it more difficult to maintain hydration levels and elasticity. That’s why your skin gets drier and more wrinkled as you age. By the time you’re in your seventies, the rate of cell turnover slows to every 3 months.

The purpose of laser skin treatments and chemical peels is to reduce the thickness of the epidermis and facilitate cell turnover, so that moisture levels can increase and wrinkles are corrected. It is important that a good moisturizer is used after every treatment to nourish and protect your skin. Talk to your aesthetician to find out which moisturizer is suitable for you.

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Skin Vitality Medical Clinic is the top provider of Botox Cosmetic ® and Juvéderm ® injectable treatments in Canada. We perform more Botox ® and Juvéderm ® treatments than any other doctors or nurses in the country, and we consistently achieve natural beautiful results. We are also the largest provider of CoolSculpting, Fraxel, Venus Freeze & Legacy Treatments in Canada. Whether you’re looking for non-surgical body contouring, laser skin tightening, or fillers and injectables, our experts are here for you.

9 Locations to Serve You

Having helped thousands of patients, we have extensive expertise in performing non-surgical laser treatments on a variety of skin types to tighten your complexion, erase blemishes and eliminate fat. With 9 locations throughout Ontario to better serve you, we are always expanding our knowledge to bring you better service. Visit any of our locations in Toronto, Richmond Hill, Ajax, Mississauga, London, Kitchener, St. Catharines, Stoney Creek, and Oakville with more locations coming soon.

Leading Doctors & Nurses

Our team consists of over 200 professionals including 10 Medical Doctors, 40 Nurse Practitioners (NP) and dozens of Registered Nurses (RN) and Registered Practical Nurses (RPN). We will individually assess, educate and inspire you to make the most of whatever age you’re at. By integrating beauty and physical well being through state-of-the-art technology, we are able to provide you with safe, effective solutions to your aesthetic concerns. That way, you’ll look and feel rejuvenated. We’ve been helping Canadians since 1992!