Facial aging is due to changes in our skin, bones, muscle, and fat. Due to these changes, many of us experience drier skin, thinner skin, and less elastic skin as we get older. We also see more wrinkles and sagging skin, and we may even notice that our face looks “sunken” in.
Counteracting the Facial Aging Process
Let’s take a look at 3 common signs of facial aging and different treatment options for fixing these aging issues.
Crow’s feet are wrinkles that form around the outer corners of our eyes. They are sometimes referred to as “laugh lines.” Sun damage, aging, smiling, squinting, and other facial expression can contribute to the development of crow’s feet wrinkles.
As we age, our facial skin becomes less elastic, and we start to develop crow’s feet wrinkles. People may begin to notice these wrinkles in their 20’s; however, bad skin care practices can lead to even earlier aging in this area. Using skin moisturizer and protecting your skin from the sun can delay the onset of these wrinkles.
Despite preventive measures, everyone ends up getting crow’s feet. However, some people’s wrinkles will be more noticeable than others. Botox is one type of treatment used to reduce the appearance of these facial wrinkles. Botox injections for the face temporarily prevent the treated muscles from contracting and moving. With less muscle movement around the forehead and eyes, wrinkles in these areas smooth out and soften up. These effects are temporary and can last up to 4 months.
Although genes and weight gain can play a role with the formation of a double chin, aging also affects the skin and fat under your chin. As we age, our neck muscles weaken, skin loosens, and fat accumulates under the chin. Many people are turning to Kybella to diminish their double chin. Kybella injections destroy fat cells under the chin and produce a better chin profile.
Loss of Volume
As we get older, our face loses fatty tissue. This can produce a sunken and flat appearance of the cheeks. A fat transfer or dermal filler can be used to counteract the loss of volume. A fat transfer is a surgical procedure where fat is removed and collected from one area of the body (i.e. the abdomen) and injected in another part of the body (cheeks). Dermal fillers, on the other hand, are naturally-derived or synthetic materials that are injected into the face. They are designed to fill out wrinkles and create a more plump appearance.
Although most of these facial aging effects are unavoidable, may can be delayed. Smoking, sun damage, and an unhealthy diet can contribute to early aging. If you are looking for any facial skin rejuvenation treatment, such as Botox for your face, contact Apex Medical Spa. We’re located in Las Vegas and provide a wide range of treatments to help counteract the aging process.