10 Common Signs of Aging
By The Landings Surgical Centre on May 25, 2018
With age comes wisdom, but unfortunately, age also brings on collagen loss and reduced skin elasticity, both of which contribute to the physical appearance of the aging process. Indeed, by the time a person reaches the age of 40, the signs of aging are starting to become evident.
At The Landings Surgical Centre, Drs. Richard Bendor-Samuel and Louis Boileau offer non-invasive rejuvenation treatments and facial plastic surgery to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and skin laxity. In this blog post, we discuss the 10 most common signs of aging. Read on to learn more, and then contact our Halifax, NS practice to schedule a consultation with us.
Crow’s feet are the fine lines that extend out horizontally from the outer corners of the eyes. These are often the first signs of aging. A good moisturizing and sunscreen routine can delay the appearance of crow’s feet. BOTOX® Cosmetic injections can treat these fine lines.
For many patients, the cheekbones appear to sag as they reach their 50s and 60s. This is due to a combination of loss of facial fat, reduced collagen production, and loss of skin elasticity. Drooping cheeks can be treated with facelift surgery, cheek implants, or dermal filler injections.
The nasolabial folds are the vertical lines that run from the corners of the nose to the corners of the mouth. The lines deepen with age. Nasolabial folds can be treated with facelift surgery or dermal filler injections.
Vertical Lip Lines
Vertical lip lines are also referred to as smoker’s lines. However, they can appear with age whether or not you are a smoker. To minimize the appearance of vertical lip lines, we recommend the use of dermal filler injections.
The marionette lines are those that run from the outer corners of the mouth down to the sides of the chin. These can make patients look older and more tired than they actually are. Fortunately, marionette lines can be addressed with facelift surgery or dermal filler injections.
Forehead lines run horizontally across the forehead, or they may appear as two vertical lines between the brows. These dynamic wrinkles eventually appear because of the facial expressions that we make on a daily basis. Forehead lines can be treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic injections or brow lift surgery.
The jowls refer to the fleshy, hanging excess skin that appears along the lower jaw line as you age. Unfortunately, exercise and diet won’t help tighten up this skin. To minimize the appearance of jowls, patients can undergo a lower facelift or dermal filler injections.
Under Eye Bags
As we age, the fat underneath the eyes can begin to bulge, resulting in the appearance of circles or bags under the eyes. Lower eyelid surgery can be performed to redistribute or remove fat under the eyes to create a more youthful look.
With age, the brows or upper eyelids can begin to droop. At best, this contributes to an older appearance. In severe cases, overhanging upper lids can actually obscure vision. To treat drooping lids, we can perform upper eyelid surgery. To address the brows, we may recommend BOTOX® injections or brow lift surgery.
As the muscles in the neck separate and loosen, vertical cords or bands can appear on the neck. This condition can be treated with neck lift surgery.
To schedule your facial plastic surgery consultation with us, contact The Landings Surgical Centre.
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