Facial Aging procedure to help reduce signs of aging

Facial Aging: Common Signs & Treatment

As you get older, your face may start to give you away. Unfortunately, the aging process can introduce significant changes in the appearance of the face.  Signs of facial aging can be distressing for many who want to keep looking young and fresh for as long as possible. 

As skin matures, years of sun exposure can take a toll on appearance. Fortunately, there are aging skin treatments that can help you continue to look your best.

1. Creases or Wrinkles on the Brow and Forehead

Creases or wrinkles around the brow are some of the first signs of aging on the face, and they may crop up before you realize it. You may develop permanent creases along those points if you regularly concentrate heavily. Tightening the skin around those areas can help reduce the appearance of both fine and deep wrinkles. Luckily, there are numerous skin-tightening methods and treatments available that can effectively change the surface of the skin and diminish the visibility of wrinkles. These solutions offer a range of options to help restore a more youthful and vibrant appearance.

2. Wrinkles Around the Eyes

The development of crow’s feet, or wrinkles around the eyes, often occurs as the skin ages. While crow’s feet can be a product of too much time squinting into the sun or at a hard-to-read text, they can also appear as laugh lines, deepening the lines that appear as you smile or laugh. Wrinkles around the eyes are frequently an early sign of aging. Treatment, however, can help reduce the appearance of those wrinkles and help you feel young again.

3. Lines Around the Mouth

Smile lines, or lines around the mouth, might celebrate moments of joy, but they can also serve as a reminder of aging. As those lines deepen, you may become increasingly frustrated with them. Skin-tightening treatments can help improve the appearance of those fine lines around the mouth, letting you keep the joy without the wrinkles. These treatments are effective in reducing the visual impact of wrinkles caused by aging and repeated facial expressions.

4. Fat Accumulation

Often, as you age, you start to accumulate fat along the jawline as you age. Fat accumulation at the jawline can remind you uncomfortably of the challenges accompanying aging. Several treatments, including radio frequency tightening, can help deal with fat accumulations around the neck and help restore a more youthful appearance. 

5. Sagging Cheeks

As you age, your skin naturally becomes less elastic. On the face, that often starts with sagging cheeks, which may gradually become more evident as your skin loses its elasticity. Sagging cheeks can be relieved by various methods, including face contouring, which can help you feel more confident about your appearance as you age. 

6. Loose Skin on the Neck

Loose skin on the neck, also known as turkey neck, can leave you feeling out of sorts. As your skin loses elasticity when you age, you may find that the skin on your neck grows looser and starts to sag. Some people will note neck sagging before noticing apparent signs of aging in the face, especially if they have a skincare routine that does not include the neck.

Treating Signs of Facial Aging

For many people, signs of facial aging can become increasingly distressing. Remove those signs, smooth the wrinkles away, and return to your former appearance when possible. Fortunately, several strategies can be provided to reduce visible signs of facial aging. They often involve a range of services, each playing a crucial role in rejuvenating the skin and restoring a youthful appearance.

Skin Tightening Treatments

Anti-aging facials are a convenient, non-surgical way to treat a variety of wrinkles and other signs of aging skin. These non-invasive facial rejuvenation treatments can help restore and retain a more youthful appearance. A few of the best treatments for aging skin include:

  • Ultherapy, which uses ultrasound energy to stimulate facial tissue and increase the production of collagen
  • Accutite which helps tighten the skin around the brow
  • InMode uses radio frequency tightening to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and facial wrinkles and may help tighten skin
  • Morpheus8 uses radiofrequency treatments and microneedling to help reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Morpheus8 can also help reduce hyperpigmentation, including reducing dark spots.

Skincare tightening treatments can help reduce many common signs of an aging face, including forehead wrinkles, age spots, and sun damage around the mouth and eyes. 

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Face Contouring

Many of the signs of aging around the face can be reduced by face contouring. Face contouring allows you to sculpt your jaw, chin, and cheeks, including a precision lift, which helps correct jowls or reduce the appearance of a “turkey neck.” A precision lift is a surgical procedure, which means that it may have a longer recovery time. Still, it can also significantly aid in treating the apparent signs of facial aging, including sagging skin and dead skin cells around the neck, and increased fat in the jawline.

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Injectable Treatments

When many people think of injectable treatments to help with aging, they may first think of Botox. Botox is ideal for treating crow’s feet, or the wrinkles that develop at the sides of the eyes, as well as addressing frown lines caused by the effects of aging. Botox helps relax the muscles beneath the skin that pull and fold the skin to show your expressions. As a result, it will soften your expressions and decrease lines on the face.

Dermal fillers like Radiesse can also serve as a great way to eliminate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Collagen production may decline significantly as you age, leaving you with more wrinkles and lines at the corners of the eyes, in the forehead, and more. Dermal fillers can help stimulate collagen production and make it easier to deal with sagging brows or sunken or hollow cheeks. Juvederm helps add more overall fullness to the face, correcting the look of sagging skin and smile lines. 

Juvederm Fillers for Smile Lines

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Find the Right Treatment for Facial Aging

Your face often bears some of the most apparent signs of aging. Fortunately, some treatments can help reduce those signs of aging and keep you looking your best. At Wave Plastic Surgery, we offer a range of treatments that can help reduce the symptoms of facial aging. Contact us today to learn more about the proper treatment for your needs.

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Dr. Peter Lee, MD, FACS, Founder, CEO and Chief Surgeon of WAVE Plastic Surgery Center and Advanced Endotine Bioskills surgeon educator and trainer, is a top Los Angeles board-certified Plastic, Reconstructive, and Cosmetic Surgeon. Dr. Peter Lee is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Drawing patients from around the world, he is both an innovator and thought leader who has advanced the discipline of plastic surgery through his lifelong commitment to excellence and education. In addition to being bilingual in English and Korean, Dr. Lee has mentored and trained master surgeons in South Korea, China and other Asian countries in state-of-the-art techniques and scientific advancements in the field.

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