It is commonly accepted that men and women mature at different rates, at least early on in life. However, this same imbalance continues throughout our lives. Beyond major differences seen in menopause, men’s and women’s faces age differently as well.
Due to increased testosterone levels, male skin is thicker and therefore less susceptible to the signs of aging. In addition, when a woman begins menopause, her collagen production drastically declines before gradually evening out. A healthy man’s collagen production may decline less rapidly with age. This leads to women often looking more aged than men of the same age.
Men are less likely to use skin care products like moisturizers and daily sunscreen, which can contribute to faster aging in men. Compared to women, they may also begin showing their age in different areas. A woman may begin to see the first signs of aging in her upper and middle face, such as crow’s feet and frown lines. Men usually first see their aging in their lower face like the jowls and neck.
Procedures like a facelift, neck lift, brow lift, and blepharoplasty can help rejuvenate the face and make you look years younger. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Santos, call us at 206-430-1035 or contact us online.