7 Ways To Fight Facial Aging
Our bodies naturally produce collagen, but as we hit our 20’s (yes, that young!) this amount becomes less and less, declining with about 1% a year. That’s why it’s important to take control of facial aging.
When we’re young, fat in the face is evenly distributed that plump up the forehead, temples, cheeks, and areas around the eyes and mouth.
With age, the fat loses volume, clumps up, and moves south. Features that were formerly round sink, and skin that was smooth and tight gets lose and sags. Meanwhile other parts of the face gain fat, particularly the lower half. We tend to gain extra chins, jowly in the face and saggy in the neck.
And, of course, there are the wrinkles. Those deep ones in the forehead and between the eyebrows are called expression, or animation lines. They’re the result of facial muscles continually tugging on, and eventually creasing the skin. Other folds may get deeper because of the way fat decreases and moves around.
Facial aging is also caused by external (or environmental) factors in the world around you, including sun exposure, smoking, pollution, gravity, facial expressions, and sleep position. All of these factors can contribute to changes in the skin, as well as changes in facial bones.
Overall, the damage to the underlying structure of the skin reduces the skin’s ability to maintain elasticity and retain moisture. But when your collagen is replenished, you’re able to retain elastin and hyaluronic acid that cushions and lubricates to keep the skin moist.
To improve facial wrinkling and replenish collagen we perform different procedures utilizing various methods to restore volume to your face.
Autologous (one’s own tissue) Fat Transfer is a grafting procedure that transfers fat from areas where you have excess fat, such as your stomach, into areas of the face that are lacking in volume.
BBL (Broad Band Light)
This type of laser treatment passes through the top layer of skin and penetrates to the deeper layers where blood vessels, pigment and collagen are found. BBL stimulates new collagen to form, reducing fine lines, minimizing pore size and increasing skin elasticity. It is fast and virtually pain free. EASY!
When your platelet rich plasma is injected into your skin, it releases growth factors that stimulate new collagen. As the collagen matures the skin tissue tightens and strengthens. Learn more about PRP Treatments for the Face. Learn more about PRP Treatments for the Hair.
Fraxel – or fractional laser – is a skin resurfacing treatment that helps reduce signs of aging like wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, reduces pore size and scars. It works by stimulating the skin’s collagen – which in turn rejuvenates skin cells, making the skin more elastic and reducing signs of aging. The result – it greatly improves skin texture making your skin look younger and smoother.
Dermal fillers can stimulate collagen:
Restylane uses a stabilized hyaluronic acid that is specifically formulated to act like your own body’s hyaluronic acid. Restylane restores volume and fullness to the skin, correcting moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth.
Like Restylane, Perlane restores volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of the mouth. Perlane differs from Restylane in that the particle size is larger and the plane of injection is slightly deeper. This provides a more robust correction, which is great for contouring and sculpting marionette lines and augmenting the cheeks.
Recently FDA approved in the USA for filling the cheek and jowls area, Voluma is more robust hyaluronic acid filler that can be placed along the bone for an immediate lift.
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