Facial Aging is a continuous process throughout life, already starts in the 20’s and advances progressively during life due to the physiologic changes of the skin and underlying tissue. It’s most noticeable on the face and neck where personal and environmental factors can accelerate these changes giving an impression of aging and worried look because of wrinkling and skin atrophy. Innovative measures and treatments like Dermal Fillers and Botox are designed to revitalize your skin and expression giving back a look of youth and freshness.
During the course of this aging process the general outline of the face changes from a triangle with the apex pointing downward to a trapezoid or rectangle due to sagging skin and downward descent of the cheek soft tissues. With time, the effects of gravity and the longitudinal pull of muscles cause drooping or sagging of the skin and deeper structures of the forehead, cheeks, eyelids, nose, chin and neck. The result is wrinkles and jowls in the face.
The aging process in the face is accelerated by:
* genetic predisposition
* emotional stress
* dramatic changes in weight
* exposure to extreme climates eg. chronic sun, cold temperature or wind.
Aging occurs at different rates from person to person. It is related to a combination of loss of bone, fat, collagen and elastin, each of which is related to genetics and environment.