Signs of Aging in the Upper Face
- Brow descent
- Hanging upper eyelids
- Excess skin upper eyelids
- Crow’s feet
- Loss of support of the outer angle
- Scleral show (excess show of the white of the eye)
- Fat herniation, lower lids
- Malar groove (depression outer lower eyelid)
- Malar (cheek bone) hang
- Nasojugal groove (inner lower eyelid depression)
Signs of Aging in the Lower Face
- Nasolabial fold
- Nasolabial groove
- Hanging corner of the mouth
- Lateral mandibular groove
- Prejowl depression
- Loss of volume lower lip
- Flattening of uper lip due to loss of volume
- Chin crease
- Loss of dental support
Facial Skin Aging
Our body begins to age the moment we are born, and as we grow older normal physiological changes cause loss of volume and progressive degeneration of our skin.
The combination of involution and thinning (aging) or the thickening (sun damage) of the skin often leads to skin problems, such as surface roughness and uneven contours of the face, sometimes called the “hills and valleys” of aging.
Extrinsic aging, caused by environmental damage, disease, or weight alteration, combined with intrinsic aging, caused by chronologic or ethnic factors, can result in a variety of skin imperfections. These imperfections (whether they are wrinkles, age or “liver” spots, acne scars, or other skin rhytids) may be uncomfortably noticeable.
Today, a variety of different methods including injections, laser procedures, plastic surgery and physician-strength skin care products can be used to produce smooth, clear skin and younger-looking facial contours. Old Age = Lost Volume As we grow older we continue to lose volume in the face, and our skins loosens as it stretches and the wrinkles multiply.
The aging process continues as the layer of fat under the dermis erodes and the muscles underneath the fat weaken and lose elasticity and tone These changes manifest themselves most notably as loss of volume (thinning of the skin, drooping of mouth corners and jowling).
As We Age Repeated Muscle Movement Causes Wrinkles
Our emotions including anger, grief and happiness are stamped on our faces by the repetitive movements of our facial muscles, which in time causes facial wrinkles.
Important facial muscles include:
- Frontalis: raises the eyebrows.
- Corrugator: draws eyebrow downward and medially.
- Procerus: forms a horizontal crease in the bridge of the nose.
- Orbicularis oculi: closes eyelids, aids passage and drainage of tears.
- Orbicularis oris: narrows mouth orifice, purses lips and puckers lip edges.
- Depressor Anguli Oris: pulls the corners of the mouth down causing marionette folds.
- Platysma: depresses the lower lip and forms ridges in the skin of the neck and upper chest.
Anti-Aging Laser Treatments
We offer most popular anti-aging injections including:
Financing Aesthetic Treatments
Every anti-aging treatment includes a consultation with your physician who will advise you which treatment is the most beneficial and appropriate for you.