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Your Face as it Ages: Decade by Decade

Everyone’s face ages. And everyone gets wrinkles. Whether a person was exposed to excess sun before age 20 can have a drastic effect on how skin will age and wrinkle. WebMD explains that women, in their 20s, will lose “baby fat” in their faces. During this time, a woman’s first wrinkles might start to appear, initially in the brow area. These are called “motor wrinkles” because they occur in places where muscles move the face. Some women also develop their first “crow’s feet” at this time.

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The next decade brings new wrinkles and challenges. During the 30s, women are more likely to develop crow’s feet and lines around their mouths. Some women choose to have Botox injections in their 30s in order to stem the development and deepening of these wrinkles.

During the 40s women see lines along their upper lips. Skipping sunscreen in younger years can make these lines develop more deeply and more prominently. Again, the use of Botox during this time is more common and fillers can fill in areas where skin is sallow.

During the 50s, women start to see the breakdown of collagen and elastin, along with a deepening of wrinkles. The structures that hold skin taut tend to break down during this time, resulting sometimes in droopy skin. Women also lose fat under the skin, causing the skin to look and feel looser. The skin looks more translucent and blood vessels might be more readily visible. During the 50s and 60s women more readily experience the effects of gravity. At this time, women may choose to have a face-lift or Fat Transfer procedure. WebMD recommends that women consider using Botox at this time, dubbing it a veritable “fountain of youth.”

If you want to see this aging process captured in under five minutes, you might want to head over to the Huffington Post where Anthony Cerniello’s “Danielle” video simulates the aging process in one woman. The woman starts as a child and ages as the video progresses. Cerniello used composite images of the woman’s relatives in order to create a computer simulation of her aging.

Cerniello explains, “the idea was that something is happening but you can’t see it but you can feel it, like aging itself.”

The video is quite remarkable and offers a good first-hand, time-lapse view of the aging process.

For women who want to reverse the aging process, Botox injections and use of filler like Restylane or Juvederm are still a great option. Hyaluronic Acid  injections can fill out the face and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Of course, only a skilled plastic surgeon can effectively utilize Botox and Fillers to allow for beautiful natural-looking results. Dr. Leonard Grossman, M.D. is a plastic surgeon in Brooklyn devoted to helping his patients achieve their aesthetic goals. If you would like to reverse the aging process, contact Dr. Grossman today to review your options and to start looking your best.

By |2018-09-24T18:29:44+00:00October 2nd, 2014|Plastic Surgery Blog|0 Comments

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