How The Face Ages and What You Can Do

Most people treat “aging” like it is a bad word. Just ignore it and hopefully it will go away! However, learning about how you age can be a helpful and instructive task, as you can simultaneously learn tips and tricks to slow down the landslide that is aging. Each person ages differently, but there are some patterns in aging that are fairly uniform to all people. The aging experts at San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic will explain how the face ages, and what you can do to halt the aging process. If you are interested in more tips on how to fight the effects of aging, contact San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic today by calling (619) 432-3414.

Aging in Your Twenties

If you live a happy and healthy lifestyle, your twenties should be a time of youthful exuberance without any drastic signs of age. You should have a youthful glow to your skin, giving you a vibrant shine that unfortunately will diminish with age. In fact, as you reach the end of your twenties your skin may have lost some of that glow and you may see some early signs of sun damage, including fine lines and sun spots.

Treatment in Your Twenties

Much of your treatment in your twenties should be preventative treatment. Make sure to apply sunscreen, moisturize, and use nightly retinol or retinoid. If you are seeing some early signs of age or sun damage, you may want to go in for laser resurfacing, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion. All of these treatments not only address problem areas, but also actively work to keep your skin looking youthful.

Aging in Your Thirties

Now the party is coming to an end and aging has finally arrived. Your skin may begin to sag, the vibrant glow of your youth slowly goes out, and wrinkles start to pop up left and right. Another popular sign of aging in your thirties is the development of bags under your eyes and skin pigmentation issues.

Treatment in Your Thirties

Injectables such as Botox or Dysport can help with a lot of the surface level wrinkles and fine lines, such as lines on the forehead or frown lines. Other popular treatment methods include chemical peels, phototherapy, and laser treatments.

Aging in Your Forties

Gravity is taking its toll, as your skin starts to drag and droop downwards, leaving you with a turkey neck, sagging cheeks, and descending eyebrows. This is also the point in your life when you will begin to lose volume in your face, leaving your cheeks looking sunken as you finally lose the last vestiges of your “baby fat”.

Treatment in Your Forties

Now the treatments start to get more serious, as sagging skin is usually treated with a surgical option. This includes neck lifts, eyelid surgery, and brow lifts. For sunken cheeks and a loss of volume in your face, you are going to want to get a dermal filler injection.

Aging in Your Fifties

As you age, your body slowly loses fat, elastin, and collagen, leaving your skin looking thin, inelastic, looser, and dry. All of these factors make wrinkles stand out more and leaves your skin more susceptible to sun damage, inflammation, and changes in texture.

Treatment in Your Fifties

There are ultrasound and radiofrequency treatments that can help to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin in your face, tightening the skin while simultaneously adding volume. For sun damage, the best option is a fractional laser resurfacing treatment that can also treat wrinkles and fine lines. Finally, if you are looking for drastic results, it may be time to consider surgery.

Treatment for All Ages at San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic

No matter how far along the aging spectrum you are, the team at San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic can help. We offer a variety of treatments that can turn back the hands of time and have you looking younger and more beautiful in no time! If you are interested in learning more about our anti-aging treatments or would like to schedule a consultation, give us a call at (619) 432-3414.