The Ageing Face: Characteristics and What You Can Do to Address Them
How our skin ages will depend mostly on our DNA, but an aging face is inevitable for everyone.
When you’re young, the fat in your face is evenly distributed, keeping your cheeks, forehead, temples, and areas around your mouth and eyes nice and plump. Your skin is smooth, tight, and bright.
As you age, the collagen and fat in your face start to decrease in production, making your skin begin to shift downward. Your skin starts to loosen and sag, and it will no longer appear as even as it once was. Thinning skin and loss of muscle tone may give your face a drooping appearance and sagging jowls.
The muscles in your face begin to crease to the point that they create wrinkles. Nasolabial folds and Marionette lines often referred to as smile lines or laugh lines, begin to form. You may notice changes in the appearance and size of your mouth, forehead, nose, and even ears. As the skin surrounding your eyes gets wrinkles, crows’ feet will appear and become more pronounced when you smile or squint.
And if you’re a cigarette smoker or get a lot of sun exposure, you can expect skin aging to accelerate and cause pigment changes and blotches.
What You Can Do About Your Aging Face
Your genes will indeed play a crucial role in how your face ages. However, there’s no reason to submit entirely to genetics and let nature take its course. After all, you’re still in control of your lifestyle and diet, which also impact the health of your skin.
You also have the freedom to explore treatments that have been tried and tested to transform aging skin and give it a more youthful appearance. Here are a few of the remedies people swear by when it comes to improving the appearance of aging skin:
Micro Laser Peels
Laser skin resurfacing treatments help reduce fine lines and wrinkles in aging skin. Unlike traditional facial treatments like dermabrasion and chemical peels, laser skin treatments focus specifically on areas of the face that require rejuvenation. Lasers penetrate deeper than dermabrasion and chemical peels, and they can precisely target areas to be treated.
BOTOX is one of the most in-demand beauty treatments in modern medicine for its ability to reduce unwanted forehead wrinkles, crows’ feet, neck bands, and general wrinkles. BOTOX is a purified protein that blocks nerve impulses to contract muscles, leaving your skin smooth and wrinkle-free.
Another treatment that can help with wrinkles is called Dysport, an injectable treatment made from botulinum toxin type A, the same neurotoxin from which the BOTOX Cosmetic is made. It differs from BOTOX by having fewer protein molecules than BOTOX, which means it distributes a little more product and therefore, may take effect more quickly.
Dermal fillers can help with tear troughs, nasolabial folds, Marionette lines, mouth corners, lips, cheeks, chins, and nose. This non-invasive procedure is both quick and painless
Do you want to learn more about how you can battle the signs of aging? At CüR Laser and Skin, we’ve mastered the art of subtle transformation. Schedule a consultation and discover why Dr. Kumar has received rave reviews.