As we age our faces go through a dynamic process that involves our soft tissue and bony structures that cause overall facial aesthetic changes. The dermis (inner part of skin) thins due to collagen loss. The skin loses elasticity due to loss of Elastin which is a protein found in connective tissue that is elastic and help the skin to maintain its shape. We also lose moisture in our skin and our skin becomes dryer secondary to loss of hyaluronic acid and fat loss. At the same time our bones deteriorate and become more brittle. Starting as early as the 20’s, you may start to develop frown lines in the upper face and fine wrinkles and folds in the mid-face. In your 40’s, frown lines in the upper and fine lines, wrinkles, and folds in the mid-face become more defined and may be joined by some lip thinning, hollowing of eyes and cheeks, and jowls.
Typically, in the 55+ age range, people present with deep frowns in the upper face; extensive fine lines, wrinkles and folds in the mid-face and more prominent lip thinning, hollowing of eyes and cheeks, and jowls.
Although we cannot stop the aging process, we can slow down the process by replenishing it with natural hyaluronic acid and collagen loss. Dr. Pourkesali is an expert in helping you achieve your final goal. This is achieved by using a family of derma fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane.