The aging process can have an impact on the face as the skin can start to form conditions such as forehead wrinkles and hollows under the eyes. The appearance of aging skin on the face can be treated to the point that it gains a look that is more youthful and rejuvenated. How are these changes to the face achieved? The answers are in this article which begins with the latest from Cosmetic Town TV:
While the face of every person shows signs of aging in an individual manner, there are certain signs that indicate the skin on the face has lost some of its firmness and elasticity.
The signs of aging normally start around the eyes and in the eyelids. One of the reasons for aging starting to be noticed here is because the skin located around the eyes is the thinnest skin on the face. As a person ages, dark circles and hallows under the eyes start to appear and give the eyes a look that is sunken in appearance. In addition, there might be the development of some puffiness under the eyes, crow’s feet (fine wrinkles located at the corner of the eyes), and excess or droopy eyelid skin.
In addition, the face can start to see the fat in the area dropping downward in the cheeks as well as the development of fine lines, wrinkles, and droopy skin around the cheeks and jawline. If the fat around the neck and jaw starts to move downwards, people will develop the appearance of jowls. The skin can also experience skin discoloration and changes in the contour of the face.
Out of the three layers of the skin, most of the changes related to aging happen to the dermis which is the middle layer of skin. This layer contains substances such as collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin that work to keep the skin smooth and firm. The skin can start to lose these substances and gain a look that is lax in appearance. Plus, the loss of these substances means subcutaneous fat (the layer of fat under the skin that gives the face its definition and volume) around the eyelids, chin, and cheeks will start to shift downward. This will cause the face to lose its contour and also develop lines, wrinkles, and loose skin.
One of the most common treatment options is dermal fillers that patients use to restore lost volume in the face and gain skin that is firmer, smoother, and containing less wrinkles. The results from fillers are only temporary but they are a good option for a person who wants to treat early signs of aging on the face.
Fat transfer, also known as fat grafting, is considered to be more of a permanent solution for the face. The surgeon performs liposuction to remove excess fat from one part of the body and then injects it into the face. While not all of the transferred fat will survive the process, the fat that does survive is considered to be a permanent addition to the treated area.
Patients who want to address the hollows and dark circles under the eyes can have blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) to redefine the shape of the eye by treating the upper eyelid, the lower eyelid, or both eyelids. Upper eyelid surgery fixes the look of sagging and loose skin over the eyes. Lower eyelid surgery tightens excess skin, reduces the amount of drooping experienced by the lower eyelids, smooths the appearance of wrinkles, and lessens the amount of puffiness in the treated area.
A droopy brow can be treated with an eyebrow lift to correct the look of the aging brows. The treatment, which is also known as a forehead lift, removes excess fat so the skin can be tightened as well as the muscle tissue located in the forehead and brow.
If the skin around the neck and jaw starts to form jowls, a neck lift can be performed to tighten the skin and give the jawline a look that is firmer and smoother. In addition, the facial definition in the treated area is restored. The changes made by a neck lift also include the removal of excess fat in the lower face and underneath the chin, a reduction of any deep smile lines, and a restored tightness to any neck skin that is loose.
Once the desired changes have been made to the face, the patient should take care to maintain the results. Some of the simple ways that the skin can retain a youthful look include limiting the amount of sun exposure experienced by the face, following a regular and proper skincare routine, and following up with the doctor if any of the procedures listed above require regular treatments to maintain the results.