With each passing birthday, you may start to notice changes in what you see in the mirror each morning. The natural aging process affects everyone differently, but there are surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic options to improve and diminish some of the most common signs of aging and leave everyone guessing your real age.
1. Dynamic Wrinkles
Dynamic wrinkles are caused by the movement of facial muscles that result from facial expressions. Over time, lines can start to remain even when the face is expressionless. BOTOX® can help to temporarily paralyze the underlying muscles and diminish or eliminate the wrinkles created by these muscles. Dermal fillers, such as JUVÉDERM®, can fill in lines around the mouth and restore youthful plumpness.
2. Dull Complexion
With age, naturally-declining collagen levels in the skin and environmental factors such as sun and air pollution can give the facial skin a tired, aged appearance. Nonsurgical skin rejuvenation options, like laser skin resurfacing, can help to restore the youthful, vibrant glow you had in your younger years.
3. Deep Static Wrinkles
Collagen provides the supporting framework beneath the skin and gives it structure and support. As collagen levels decline with age, this framework begins to break down and deep wrinkles can develop on the face. Dermal fillers can often be used to plump up the skin and replace lost volume where the wrinkles have developed.
4. Facial and Neck Sagging
When gravity and the natural aging process combine forces, the result can be loose or sagging skin on the face and neck that will definitely show your age. This sagging is beyond the scope of nonsurgical cosmetic options, but a facelift can elevate sagging skin and create a more youthful, refreshed appearance that’s beautiful and natural-looking.