Our skin naturally begins to lose its elasticity, which will cause wrinkles, and repeated facial expressions, sun exposure, smoking, poor diet, and dehydration will speed up the natural aging process and lead to premature wrinkles.
Our skin ages in different ways:
Wrinkles- The skin loses some of its elasticity causing wrinkles and fine lines, the skin becomes thinner and drier, and new wrinkles are often found around the neck, eyes, forehead, mouth, and lips. Frequent fine motor movements of the face, repeated over the years, are often the cause of these lines.
eye lines – Wrinkles appear on the outer corners of the eyes, caused by squinting in the sun, reading in dim light, or looking at the computer screen.
Expression lines – Frequent frowning when concentrating or worrying can cause deep furrows on the forehead.
mouth lines – Fine lines around the edges of the mouth and lips are usually caused by smoking, pursing the lips, or pursing the lips when drinking through a straw.
When we reach our 30s, one of the most dramatic changes in the skin is the loss of collagen. Collagen production begins to decline over time, leaving behind fine lines and wrinkles and a loss of skin elasticity. Our skin will begin to lose its smoothness due to the loss of fat and tissue under the skin. This loss of volume can make the face look gaunt and sunken, especially around the eyes and cheeks.
Loss of facial volume causes:
- Permanent parentheses lines on resting face
- Sagging skin after sudden weight loss
- Cheeks flatten over time.
- Hollows to appear under the eyes.
As we age, our skin loses the collagen and elastin that keep it looking soft, smooth and youthful. Aging and gravity cause the facial muscles to weaken, causing the skin to sag a little more each day.
The sagging of the skin causes:
- Fine lines and wrinkles that form on the skin.
- Skin pores often appear larger.
- Furrows and cracks begin to develop around the eyes, neck, and mouth.
- Lack of definition in the jaw line.
The natural rate of aging causes some of our wrinkles, sagging, and volume loss, but there are some features of aging that are completely out of our control; such as genetics, anatomy and gravity. However, there are cosmetic procedures available that can help slow down the aging process.
botox – When we relax our facial muscles, lines and wrinkles do not appear. These signs of facial aging can be easily reduced or eliminated with a Botox treatment, resulting in a more natural and youthful appearance.
dermal fillers – Precise placement of fillers gives a natural filled appearance to hollows in sunken cheeks and under the eyes and softens deep furrows, giving you dramatic results.
skin accentuation – We can use it as an independent treatment or combined with other treatments such as chemical peels or microdermabrasion to improve results. These are great ways to tone, tighten, and smooth our skin. It gives the skin a rejuvenated firmness with the toned appearance of youth.