I Am Still 28 On The Inside….. The Aging Face By Decade

SKIN By Dr. Drew Karp

Fantastic Results At Every Age

The Aging Face by Decade

Nearly every woman recalls vividly the first time she looked in a mirror and noticed a line at the corner of her mouth or near her eyes.

No matter how self-assured or determined she was not to allow the external signs of beauty to control her life, she very likely felt a pang at the sight of that first wrinkle.  Men often have the same reaction when they realize that their hairline is slowly receding or bags are developing under their eyes.

While the aging process itself cannot be changed, facial aesthetic treatments can reverse some of its effects.  The following charts delineate the signs of aging decade by decade and suggest appropriate corrective actions.

 

AGE 30’S:aging.face.decade.30

Aging Signs How To Correct
EYES Upper eyelids gradually become hooded.  Pouching of lower eyelids become more prominent.  Fine wrinkling begins. Optimize skincare products and sunscreen.  Considereyelid Thermage or eyelid Fraxel.  LightBotox or Dysportfor early wrinkles.
FOREHEAD Trace of frown lines in lower forehead and between eyes Consider light Botox or Dysport to prevent deepening.  Consider full face light chemical peel orlight laser treatment for all over collagen building.
MOUTH & LIPS Fine wrinkling at outer corners. Consider a light filler such asJuvederm or Restylane to support corners.
NOSE Tip has not yet begun to droop with age, but shape of nose may suggest surgery. Consider nasal surgery or contouring with Restylane.

 

AGE 40’S:aging.face.decade.40

Aging Signs How To Correct
EYES Upper and lower eyelids begin to sag, creating deep-set look; crow’s feet develop. Optimize skin care products and sunscreen.  Consider eyelid Thermage,Fraxel or eyelid fractionated CO2 laser.  Filler for hollow under eye area.  Eyelid surgery.
FOREHEAD Frown lines deepen, horizontal wrinkles develop. Consider Botox in both forehead and frown lines to prevent deepening.  Full faceFraxel or IPLto reverse sun damage and build collagen.
JAWLINE, MOUTH & LIPS Vertical lines begin to appear and deepen around lips; wrinkling becomes more prominent. Fillers like Restylane/Juvedermfor corner droop, support the parentheses around mouth, fill upper lip lines, hydrate the lips.  Full face Thermage or lasers to tighten skin overall.

 

AGE 50’S:aging.face.decade.50

Aging Signs How To Correct
CHEEKS Fluid may accumulate in upper cheek area, causing pouches to form.  Sagging of cheek down and in. Optimize skincare products and sunscreen.  Camouflage pouches withRestylane around the eyes.  Revolumize cheeks up and out with fillers.  Lasers for wrinkles.  Mid facelifteyelid surgery.
FOREHEAD Horizontal lines now established; forehead sags. Botox for horizontal line, fractionatedCO2 laser for wrinkles.  Avoid forehead ‘lifts’.
MOUTH & LIPS Vertical lines begin to appear and deepen around lips; wrinkling becomes more prominent. Fillers like Restylane/Juvederm to treat corner droop, support the parentheses around mouth, fill upper lip lines and hydrate the lips.  Fractionated CO2 laserto treat wrinkles.
EYES & EYEBROWS Eyebrows sag, causing eyelids to appear hooded and heavy. Botox to lift eyebrows, foreheadThermage to lift forehead. Restylane for hollow areas.  Eyelid surgery.
JAWLINE Jawline sags, creating the impression of jowls. Revolumize cheek with Sculptraupward and out to reposition skin.  Liposuction if fat pad.  Consider lower facelift.

 

AGE 60’S:aging.face.decade.60

Aging Signs How To Correct
FACE Face looses elasticity; skin sags. Optimize skincare products and sunscreen.  Revolumize cheeks with fillersand address wrinkles with CO2 fractional laser.
FOREHEAD Forehead lines deepen; temples hollow. Consider Botox in both forehead and frown lines to prevent deepening.  Full face Fraxel orIPLto reverse sun damage and build collagen.  Plus possible forehead lift.
MOUTH & LIPS Vertical wrinkling appears around lips. Fillers like Restylane/Juvederm to treat corner droop, support the parentheses around mouth, fill upper lip lines and hydrate the lips. Fractionated CO2 laser to treat wrinkles and for lines on upper lip.
EYES Eyebrows sag further; hooded appearance becomes more pronounced. Botox to lift eyebrows, forehead Thermage to lift forehead.  Restylane for hollow areas. Eyelid surgery.  Can get almost surgery results with 3 fractionated CO2 laser treatments.
NOSE Tip droops. Nasal surgery – rhinoplasty.
NECK Neck skin droops in fold; cords develop creating a turkey-gobbler look. CO2 laser to tighten and improve crepiness.  Platysmal bands repositioned with surgery. Lower facelift and neck lift.

 

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