Common Signs of Facial Aging (and How to Treat Them)
There may be times when a person looks in the mirror and appears worn-out or tired. These instances can occur in spite of the fact that a person tried to take care of their skin.
Ultimately, an individual can show signs of aging facial skin at any time. But, with the right approach, anyone can correct aging facial skin before it becomes a long-term issue.
What Are the Most Common Signs of Facial Aging
Certain signs of facial aging can crop up without notice. If left unaddressed, these issues can escalate. They can even reach a point where they severely damage an individual’s facial appearance.
Those who can identify common signs of facial aging are well-equipped to correct such issues in their early stages. Now, let’s look at six common signs of facial aging and what can be done to address them.
1. Loose or Sagging Skin
Typically, the facial skin remains firm. If an individual pulls firm facial skin, it will instantly snap back into place. Yet,an individual’s skin will begin to lose its elasticity starting as early as the mid to late 30s. This results in sagging skin and wrinkles along the face and neck.
Too much sun exposure can contribute to loose or sagging facial skin as well. Spending long periods of time in the sun can hinder elastin and collagen production. The result: extended sun exposure can cause loose, sagging facial skin and other skin issues.
The consumption of excess amounts of alcohol can result in loose or sagging skin, too. Alcohol removes fluid from the skin, which causes dehydration. This increases the likelihood of loose or sagging skin in the face.
2. Loss of Facial Volume
Facial volume loss tends to be gradual. The facial skin loses volume due in part to the natural aging process. However, several factors can accelerate the loss of facial volume.
Individuals will begin to look constantly tired as they get older because they lose fat from their face. This can make a person’s face look hollow. It can also cause a person to look exhausted, despite the fact that he or she may feel fine.
Meanwhile, excess sun exposure can cause a person’s facial volume to deteriorate. Much in the same vein, people who smoke regularly may be more prone than others to facial volume loss.
Sudden weight loss also can impact facial volume. For instance, someone who goes on a “crash” diet may lose a significant amount of weight in a short period of time. This diet can be effective, since it allows an individual to shed pounds. At the same time, the diet can be dangerous, as it can cause rapid weight loss that puts an individual’s overall health and wellbeing at risk. And, those who engage in a crash diet can experience a drastic loss in facial volume.
Jowls consist of sagging skin that develops below an individual’s jawline or skin. They begin to form with age as a result of volume loss and sagging skin.
Loss of elastin and collagen in the face is one of the leading causes of jowling. If elastin or collagen loss occurs, the cheek skin becomes looser than ever before. At this time, the skin near the mouth and chin can sag, resulting in jowls.
People can experience jowls due to genetics. Individuals with a family history of jowling are more susceptible to this issue than others. They can experience jowls even if they maintain a healthy lifestyle and maintain a skincare regimen.
4. Facial Shape Changes
As a result of all the above-mentioned signs of aging, the face can lose its youthful heart-shaped appearance. As the skin sags and volume decreases, many people start to notice their face shape becomes more rigid and less elegant than it was in the past.
People can experience a wide range of facial shape changes over the course of a lifetime. For instance, people can lose facial muscle tone, which causes facial drooping. Or, people can experience jowling that results in a double chin.
5. Sun Damage and Rough Skin Texture
The sun can be problematic relative to skincare. If a person spends too much time outdoors without protecting their facial skin against the sun, he or she risks lines, wrinkles, and other visible signs of aging. This individual also can experience rough skin texture.
6. Discolored Skin
Skin irritants, the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays, and air pollution can cause skin discoloration. These issues can make the skin appear uneven and dull. They also can lead to acne scars and dry, flaky skin that can make people appear older than their actual age.
How to Remove Facial Lines and Signs of Age
There are many things that people can do to remove facial lines and signs of age. These include:
1. Protect the Facial Skin Against the Sun
Apply sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher. Sunscreen can be used year-round, any time an individual plans to go outdoors. It also pays to use sunscreen that is water-resistant and apply it to the facial skin at regular intervals throughout the day.
In addition to using sunscreen, wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses outdoors. Together, a hat and sunglasses further reduce an individual’s exposure to the sun’s UV rays.
2. Stop Smoking
Those who smoke should try to give it up altogether. Smoking damages the facial skin and can contribute to myriad short- and long-term health issues. Fortunately, smoking cessation programs are available in cities and towns nationwide. These programs can provide people with tips, recommendations, and guidance to help them quit smoking.
3. Avoid Alcohol
Alcohol dehydrates the skin, increasing the rate in which it ages. So, avoiding alcohol or limiting the consumption of it can make a world of difference for those who want to enhance their facial skin.
4. Maintain a Healthy Diet
Eating foods loaded with nutrients, vitamins, and minerals can improve facial skin health. For instance, consuming fresh fruits and vegetables may help lower the risk of premature skin aging. Furthermore, enjoying healthy foods can help people look and feel their best now and in the future.
5. Exercise Every Day
Research indicates that regular exercise can improve circulation in the body and bolster the immune system. As a result, an exercise routine may help an individual maintain a youthful-looking facial appearance.
6. Use Skincare Products
Various products can be used as part of an at-home skincare routine. For instance, people can use a cleanser that unclogs facial skin pores and refreshes the skin. They also can use skincare products to correct fine lines, acne, and other facial skin issues and prevent them from recurring.
What Is the Best Treatment for Common Signs of Facial Aging?
The aforementioned tips can help people alleviate signs of aging facial skin. Conversely, the effectiveness of these tips varies based on the individual, the facial skin issues he or she experiences, and other factors.
For those who are exploring ways to enhance the facial skin, consult with a dermatologist. This professional can conduct an evaluation to assess their patient’s skin. From here, the dermatologist can provide their patient with a personalized treatment recommendation.
A dermatological consultation can provide a great starting point to revitalize the facial skin. The consultation gives a patient an opportunity to ask questions about how he or she can identify and alleviate facial skin problems. Moreover, the consultation enables the dermatologist to share safe, effective treatment options that a patient can use to avoid such issues going forward.
Along with a dermatological consultation, some patients may need extra help to correct severe facial aging signs. In these scenarios, meeting with Dr. Babak Azizzadeh of the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills is paramount. With help from Dr. Azizzadeh, an individual can enjoy a balanced and beautiful facial appearance long into the future.
How Does Dr. Azizzadeh Help Patients Revitalize Their Facial Appearance?
Dr. Azizzadeh is a world-renowned facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon who has been recognized for his expertise in facelift procedures. His philosophy for facial rejuvenation is to always take a customized approach to surgery, so that he can achieve his patient’s anti-aging treatment goals. And, by working with Dr. Azizzadeh, a patient can receive an assessment and find out if he or she is a good candidate for a facelift.
A facelift represents a transformative procedure, one that enables an individual to revamp their facial appearance. To date, Dr. Azizzadeh has performed many facelifts that have helped his patients address signs of aging. These patients have used their facelift treatments to rejuvenate their facial appearance.
Find an Experienced Plastic Surgeon to Perform a Facelift
Unfortunately, not all plastic surgeons are created equal. This means an individual may need to perform extensive research to find the right surgeon to perform a facelift.
Dr. Azizzadeh is an experienced facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He has helped many celebrities, CEOs, and other globally recognized patients improve their facial appearance.
Also, Dr. Azizzadeh is a leading resource on facial plastic surgery and has completed facelift procedures on patients from around the world. He possesses comprehensive facelift expertise and knows how to work with a patient to deliver exceptional results.
Dr. Azizzadeh tailors a facelift surgery to his patient. First, he meets with a patient to determine their eligibility for a facelift. If Dr. Azizzadeh believes his patient can benefit from the procedure, he develops a one-of-a-kind treatment plan.
Prior to surgery, Dr. Azizzadeh educates his patient about all aspects of a facelift. He ensures that his patient establishes realistic expectations for surgery. Dr. Azizzadeh verifies that his patient can make a speedy recovery as well.
Perhaps best of all, Dr. Azizzadeh will collaborate with a patient during each stage of a facelift. That way, if a patient has questions about the procedure, Dr. Azizzadeh is prepared to answer them at any time.
Is a Facelift the Best Choice to Treat Signs of Facial Aging?
A facelift provides an individual with the opportunity to reduce visible signs of aging in the face and create a more youthful facial shape.
Dr. Azizzadeh uses his advanced surgical techniques and expert knowledge of facial anatomy to help facelift patients accomplish their desired results. He offers a facelift procedure that can improve the appearance of loose sagging skin, resulting in a more youthful face. The procedure also can be used to remove the appearance of jowls by tightening, toning, and sculpting sagging facial skin.
Clearly, facelift surgery can be beneficial. The procedure is not always the best choice for patients coping with facial skin aging issues.
For example, a facelift performed by Dr Azizzadeh can tighten the facial skin. But, Dr. Azizzadeh may recommend fat grafting or dermal fillers be performed in combination with a facelift surgery. The comprehensive treatment can help a patient restore volume to the face and refresh their facial appearance.
There can be times when Dr. Azizzadeh recommends non-surgical treatments in lieu of a facelift procedure, too. Non-surgical procedures can be performed in minutes and deliver short-term facial rejuvenation treatment results. The procedures tend to be less risky for patients than surgical ones. They also can require little to no downtime.
Comparatively, patients who need a facelift may need to add a laser treatment to the surgery to improve the texture and appearance of the skin. Dr. Azizzadeh often recommends combining his facelifts with laser resurfacing at the same time to improve his patient’s skin. This combination treatment is a holistic approach to facial rejuvenation that provides patients with optimal results.
Book a Treatment Consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh
A facelift is one of many options to treat common signs of aging facial skin. The surgery can be beneficial, but the risks of the procedure can outweigh the benefits for some patients.
To determine if a facelift or other treatment options can correct signs of aging facial skin, consult with Dr. Azizzadeh. This allows an individual to meet with Dr. Azizzadeh at his Beverly Hills office or via virtual consultation. Then, Dr. Azizzadeh can perform a patient evaluation.
Dr. Azizzadeh uses an evaluation to assess his patient’s eligibility for facelifts and other cosmetic procedures. He recommends surgical or non-surgical procedures only if he believes they can be safe and effective. Dr. Azizzadeh also educates his patients about their treatment options. He ensures that each patient can make an informed decision regarding treatment. And, Dr. Azizzadeh works closely with his patient to help him or her accomplish the best-possible treatment results.
Those who are considering ways to address or prevent aging facial skin can consult with Dr. Azizzadeh. To learn more or request a consultation, contact us online or call us at 310-683-4064.