What Happens to My Face as I Get Older?
You’ve probably heard of Botox® and face fillers, but determining what you’d like to combat this aging process can be daunting and intimidating. The most crucial step in determining which treatment alternatives to take is to understand the aging process. So, what changes to your face as you get older?
What happens when it ages?
Face ageing can begin as early as 20 and continue throughout your life. The rate and extent to which your face ages varies from person to person. These things usually happen as you become older:
• Gravity causes soft tissues (muscles, fats, tissue) to fall: As you mature, lack of collagen inside the deep tissues, combined with the force of gravity and frequent exercise, results in deep creases in the face.
• Fat pad volume loss: These are placed beneath the skin’s surface. They thin and drop as you age. Under the eyes, hollows might form. Deep wrinkles around the mouth and nose might be caused by drooping tissues. Fat can build up below the chin, resulting in a double chin.
• Skin changes and wrinkles: As you age, you lose collagen and elastin. This causes the formation of laugh lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet. There is also less moisture and a coarser texture.
• Changes in face bones: The bones serve as a foundation for your facial muscles, fat pads, or skin. You may undergo facial bone loss as you age, which alters the size and contour on your face.
Is the term “fat” significant?
When we are young, the fat in our faces is equally distributed, with pockets in here that thicken up our temples, forehead, cheeks, and areas all around eyes and mouth. Consider how babies have the most adorable, chubby tiny cheeks.
With age, that fat loses volume, clumps together, and transfers lower, causing once round features to sink and skin that was smooth and tight to become loose and saggy. Meanwhile, other regions of the face accumulate fat, notably the lower half, resulting in a baggy chin and jowly neck.
Without volume, we lose the appearance of high cheekbones. When we are young, our faces have an inverted triangle or heart form. As we age, our faces become more square or bottom heavy, giving us an older, worn appearance.
As a result, fat has a significant impact on the ageing process. But it doesn’t imply you should go out and consume a whole bar of Dairy Milk just to seem young!
What can I do to stop the loss of facial fat?
Even if you have excellent genes and appear considerably younger than your actual age, age-related changes in our physical appearance are unavoidable. Our crew has received specialised training in understanding the ageing process and addressing unique problems. Because each face ages differently, obtaining tailored therapy is essential.
The surgical ‘facelift’ technique is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures; nevertheless, these procedures do not solve the issue of facial form because they are incapable of correcting the facial soft-tissue deterioration that happens with age. In effect, they “tailor” the skin to match the smaller framework.
Current facial rejuvenation trends are shifting away from traditional “facelift” treatments and toward the use of non-surgical methods for correcting facial fat loss in the ageing face.
Dermal fillers are a successful therapeutic option for “lifting and filling” the facial soft tissues, whether used alone or in conjunction with other nonsurgical facial procedures.
Should I have fillers to make me seem younger?
Dermal fillers are used to address wrinkles caused by collagen and fat loss. The treatment region is plumped to provide a lift and rejuvenate areas that require more volume by returning this lost fat. This enhances the structure of the face as well as the texture of the skin by replenishing hydration.
Dermal fillers come in a variety of shapes and sizes. At Collagen Restore, we use Juvederm fillers made by Allergan (the producers of Botox). We also utilise FDA-approved Belotero fillers for the lips.
Juvederm & Belotero fillers were crosslinked hyaluronic acid gels that vary in viscosity & texture to cover regions with lost volume, creases, and wrinkles. We believe in giving our patients a natural result, which means not drastically altering their appearance, but rather giving them a revitalised and rejuvenated appearance.
Where should I NOT use fillers?
Many patients come into the clinic with a preconceived notion of where they need filler to remove lines and wrinkles, and most of the time, they are incorrect.
At Collagen Restore, we look beyond the symptoms (such as deep marionette lines or nasolabial lines) and consider the entire face. Filling in these ‘problem’ lines with dermal filler will result in nothing more than a ‘puffing up’ of that area. Overfilling the marionette line area of the face can potentially begin to deform the shape of some patients’ faces. Some patients will thicken in the bottom portion of their face instead of having the desirable face shape of fullness in the cheeks and thinness and sharpness around the jawline.
Fillers are intended to ‘lift’ the face, resulting in a natural-looking appearance.
Dermal Fillers make people look less weary, angry, awake, and well-rested. They can successfully raise the face and connect the way you look outside to the way you feel within.