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Age Related Facial Changes
 

What are Age Related Facial Changes?

The naturally-occurring age related facial changes can be summarised by the 3 D's of aging- Deflation, Deterioration and Descent.

Deflation happens as a result of the bone structure diminishing and shifting at varying degrees and the fat pockets in the face (cheeks for example) also shrink.

Deterioration of the skin becomes apparent when we age. It is due to the effects of the sun, the fact that the skin becomes thinner and loses its strength, hydration and elasticity. Brown spots can appear as can the appearance of small veins and large pores. The skin loses its smoothness and youthful glow due to the inefficient shedding of old dead cells from the surface of the skin, and an uneven texture can appear.

Descent of the fat around the cheeks and lower face gravitates downward and, since the skin is thinner and less elastic, folds can appear-particularly directed downwards from the corners of the mouth (marionette lines) and between the cheeks and the upper lip area.

The facial “triangle of youth” where there once was a narrower lower face has now been transformed by age into a “squarer” visage.

The facial “triangle of youth” where there once was a narrower lower face has now been transformed by age into a “squarer” visage.

What treatments are available to treat Age Related Changes?

The Wellness Clinic offers numerous ways to effectively treat Age Related Changes including the Thermalift RF, Acculift™ Laser Facelift, BOTOX®, Fillers and Injectables, Silhouette Soft threadlift and the Volume Enhancement Lift. The best course of action can only really be established with a personal consultation to determine any relevant medical factors and timescales that may affect choice of treatment.