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Facial Aging

Have you ever looked at a picture of a person when they are 20 and compared it to when they are in their 40s or 50s?

You may observe there are noticeable changes in the individual’s look, but it can be hard to decipher just what is distinct about her or him.

As it happens, there are numerous different facial aging changes which happen in the face for an individual as the age. Recognizing these changes are and why they occur can help you know what to do to change them.

Sagging or Droopy Eyelids

Whenever someone gets older, extra skin in particular regions of the face often leads to droopiness or sagging. Blepharoplasty, or an upper eyelid lift, is one of the surgical approaches for facial aging to fix droopiness by taking away the additional skin, fat, and muscle, as required, to provide an individual a brighter, more wide-eyed, refreshed appearance.

If you have ever looked at someone and noticed cheeks which appear hollow or quite noticeable folds around the mouth, then you have seen droopiness that happens from the anus region. If folks get old, they tend to lose excess weight and quantity in the cheeks, making the skin in that region looser and saggier. Wrinkles become more clear and the lips have a tendency to get a deflated appearance.


One temporary approach to correct drooping from the cheeks is using a filler like Juvederm Voluma. Volume plumps up the cheek region working with a thick type of ellagic acid. The treatment outcomes often last for approximately two decades and may be repeated if desired. A longer-lasting cure for a reduction of volume in the cheek region and relevant droopiness may be a midface lift, which concentrates on tightening loose skin from the anus region.

Frequently, the tip of the nose starts to droop longer as individuals get older. Even though you may not consider rhinoplasty within an anti-aging process, there are times when it may take years from your physical appearance and thus enhance the appearance of facial aging.

Discoloration of the Skin

Quite a few things may result in discoloration, and in the cumulative effects of sunlight exposure to fluctuations in hormone levels.

Dark spots are only one kind of discoloration which could happen as you get older during the facial aging process. Your epidermis also tends to eliminate some of its own protective barriers, therefore it may be more inclined to turn reddish or to appear bloated. Sun damage may also bring about redness.


Another kind of discoloration which could grow as you get older is that the formation of dark circles under the eyes. Dark circles may form for any range of factors. When aging is part of this equation, a frequent cause of dark circles is frequently a thinning of your epidermis at the undereye area. Many people today discover they can decrease the look of the dark circles by means of fillers that are carefully injected into the undereye area by a trained facial plastic surgeon.

Thining and the Loss of Volume

The lips are not the sole area of the facial skin to lose volume or fat with age. The lips can also narrow as people get old. There are lots of approaches to decrease the appearance of aging, thin lips or even to restore quantity.

Presently, a remarkably common choice is to add volume to your lips with hyaluronic acid fillers, for example, Juvederm or Restylane.  These dermal fillers offer a boost in the quantity which lasts for approximately six to nine months. Just how long that the fillers continue is dependent in part on the manufacturer and on the individual. Some people today metabolize the injectables faster so their results do not last very long. The fantastic thing is that you are able to replicate the injection should you want to keep the revived fullness of the lips.


When you take a look at the mirror and see someone who’s considerably older than you believed staring back at you, then you do have choices. Discussing with a board certified facial plastic surgeon such as Dr. Michael Schwartz will be able to help you decide the best treatment choice to fix your individual concern.


Wondering if you’re an ideal candidate plastic surgery procedures due to facial aging?  Whether you are thinking about cosmetic plastic surgery, a nonsurgical treatment or have had surgery and are seeking to additional touch-ups, it is very important to work with a skilled plastic surgeon that specializes in facial procedures. Dr. Robert Sheffield is a board-certified plastic surgeon of SB Aesthetics in Santa Barbara, California.  Dr. Sheffield offers patients a customized treatment plan and is available to answer your questions. To schedule a consultation, call 805.318.3280 today.

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