There are many ways that our face changes over time. Skin descends, volume disappears, muscles sag and relax, bone structure is resorbed. Here are some interesting images of mother and daughter to help you understand the process. Let us help you turn the clock back by addressing some or all of these issues as you age. We can also be proactive in preventing changes too!
GENETICS PLAYS AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN AGING. How your mother ages can provide a glimpse into how your face may change over time. As we age and lose facial volume, the contour of the face changes, causing shadow patterns to develop while youthful highlights fade. We’re going to see these changes, layer by layer, starting with the skin.
AS WE AGE, facial bone changes, soft tissues (like fat-pads) deflate and fall due to gravity, and skin sags and droops downward. Facial fat-pads shift, while the fat-pads beneath the chin can increase in prominence, causing fullness between the neck and chin, also known as a double chin, and jowling.
• Youthful skin is soft, supple, smooth, and well hydrated • As we age, we lose moisture, collagen, and elastin, which can lead to sagging • Sagging skin may lead to the formation of dynamic and static wrinkles DYNAMIC WRINKLES—formed by everyday, repetitive facial movements, such as smiling , laughing, frowning, or squinting. STATIC WRINKLES—dynamic wrinkles that are gradually etched into the skin overtime since the skin is no longer able to bounce back as it did in our youth. MANY FACTORS IMPACT THE WAY OUR SKIN AGES. Some people experience premature – onset aging of their skin, and potentially, at a fast rate of progression.
AS WE AGE, FAT-PADS GET THINNER AND DESCEND, WHICH MAY CAUSE: • A less firm and sunken face compared to our youth • Hollows to form beneath the eyes • Lines around the nose and mouth (“nasolabial folds”) • A sagging jawline and jowls • Increased fullness under the chin (“double chin”) FACIAL VOLUME in the entire face decreases with age, leading to an overall deflated look. That’s when more wrinkles, folds, and sagging of skin appear. A goal for facial rejuvenation is to restore FACIAL VOLUME , which helps to decrease the appearance of wrinkles and folds.
OUR FACIAL MUSCLES LIE BENEATH OUR FACIAL FAT-PADS. AS WE AGE, loss of facial fat, combined with gravity and repetitive muscle activities(eating ,laughing ,smiling, frowning, etc), can lead to deep wrinkles in the face. FACIAL MUSCLES ALSO GET WEAKER OVER TIME. The loss of muscle tone and thinning skin can give the face a loose, sagging appearance. Our jawline loses its contour, and our chin profile becomes less defined.
FACIAL BONES PROVIDE THE FOUNDATION FOR MUSCLES, FAT-PADS, AND SKIN. YOUTHFUL BONE STRUCTURE: • Full and high cheeks • Defined brow bones • Less sunken eye areas BONE STRUCTURE gives us our unique facial shape and contour.
Treatment options include general and specific skin care for the surface, volumizing with fillers, relaxing muscles that create dynamic wrinkles with Botox, and lifting sagging tissues where needed with surgery. We study the anatomy of your face and create custom solutions to rejuvenate!