Aging: Wrinkles, Folds & Laxity

Aging: Wrinkles, Folds & Laxity

With age, it is only natural to lose the elements that keep one’s skin soft, taut and supple. Furthermore, this process can be unduly accelerated by frequent facial movements like squinting or frowning. Loss of elastin and collagen with superadded effects of gravity, eventually convert a smooth face and neck into a valley of wrinkles and folds, that etch on a sad tired or even angry appearance.

As we age, the effects of gravity, sun exposure, and the stresses of our daily lives can be seen in our faces. Supportive structures tend to stretch and deep creases form between the nose and mouth, the jawline droops (jowling), and the neck becomes fatty and loose (turkey gobbler). Sometimes creases begin to form between the nose and the mouth.

A combination of these factors result in wrinkles that typically form around the eyes, forehead and sides of the face. Loss of volume and structural support cause skin to sag over the lower face forming wattles and double chins with deep laugh lines.

A combination of skin treatments can assist to boost the structural integrity as well restore lost volume, to minimise these effects.

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