On the surface, the skin accumulates sun damage, leading to age spots, blemishes, and fine lines. Deeper lines and creases develop as the skin loosens and sags.
Beneath the skin, the support structures of the face (muscles, ligaments, etc.) loosen, and the soft tissues change so that our face loses volume.
This causes changes to the face – the nasolabial folds deepen, the jawline slackens, fat collects beneath the chin, the eyelids droop and fat protrudes from the lids, the eyebrows, cheeks, and tip of the nose go down.
Treatments for the aging face include nonsurgical cosmetic treatments and cosmetic surgery.
In general, nonsurgical treatments are best suited as main treatments for younger patients with milder signs of aging or as adjunctive treatments for older patients.
Older patients with more pronounced signs of aging typically need surgery (in addition to the nonsurgical treatments) to produce effective results.
Noninvasive “tightening” procedures, such as Thermage, Titan, etc., may tighten the skin, but to date patient satisfaction rates have been low.
Older patients with more pronounced signs of aging, including sagging skin, prominent jowls, etc., typically need cosmetic surgery to produce good results.
Surgical options include
the face lift,
midface lift, and
These procedures are often done in combination along with nonsurgical treatments.
"Any Surgical or Invasive Procedures carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.”