Time, the sun, heredity, and hormones, as well as other factors are responsible for aging, wrinkles, color and textural irregularities of the skin. Facial aging is not skin deep however. Structural changes, including bone loss, as well as soft tissue/ fat loss and shifts account for the visible changes of a “tired, drawn, sagging” face.
Early intervention in the late thirties, early forties, can help slow down the aging process and allow you to look fresher and younger.
30’s – Early fine lines and wrinkles can be treated with neuromodulator (BOTOX, Dysport, Xeomin) injections to relax muscles and smooth out lines. Laser technology and anti-aging skin care can also help improve the color and texture of the skin.
40’s – Deeper lines and hollow cheeks begin to develop due to bone loss and soft tissue/ fat shifts. At this age, soft tissue fillers such as Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm, Radiesse, and Sculptra can help restore the younger shape and fill in the “drawn” look. Neurotoxins still have an important role, relaxing the muscles beneath lines allowing them to smooth out. Lasers can also be used to help smooth out skin texture and even out skin tone. Radiofrequency devices may also be needed to tighten areas that are beginning to sag.
50’s and over – Here we use a combination approach with fillers for a “liquid facelift”, neurotoxins to relax lines, and laser / radiofrequency devices to tighten skin.