Everyone ages–and while aging is different for everyone–there are many common signs that almost everyone sees as their face ages.
Wrinkles and Fine Lines:
The hallmark of aging–wrinkles and fine lines–affect everyone. For some it is forehead lines, for others, Crow’s Feet, and yet others, laugh lines. These are normally caused by the everyday movements of our face, the natural breakdown of collagen, and can be worsened by certain lifestyles and sun exposure. Common treatments for wrinkles and fine lines include: Botox, facelifts, and dermal fillers.
Even in the rainy Pacific Northwest, the sun exposure can cause age spots to develop on the skin. These small patches of discoloration can affect your appearance and self esteem. Wearing sunscreen (or moisturizer with SPF) can help prevent age spots, but this common phenomena is also easily treated through procedures like: CO2 Laser Resurfacing, facelifts, and chemical peels.
As collagen and elastin breakdown over time, our skin becomes saggy and loses its bounce. This can lead to sagging in all areas of the face and neck including the jowls, eyelids, and brow. Treatments like microneedling and chemical peels can help prevent future sagging, but once it happens, procedures like a mini facelift, brow lift, or neck lift may help.