Aged Face

During aging, normal replacement of worn out skin cells slows down, and less perfect cells are produced.  The skin also becomes thinner, drier, and loses support and elasticity.  Muscles and fat cells become smaller.  Blood vessels, tendons, and bones become more visible. We loose volume from he fat pads of the face which give the face a sunken in appearance. 

As we get older there is a decrease in the amount of bone and soft tissue which redistributes the facial skin downward, sort of like a deflation of a balloon.

That changes the shape of the face from heart-shape or reverse triangle of youth to oval shape or pyramid of old age.  The fullness of the upper and middle third of the face decreases. 

Many things cause our skin to age. Some things we cannot do anything about; others we can influence.

With time, we all get visible lines on our face. It is natural for our face to lose some of its youthful fullness. We notice our skin becoming thinner and drier. Our genes largely control when these changes occur. The medical term for this type of aging is “intrinsic aging.”

We can influence another type of aging that affects our skin. Our environment and lifestyle choices can cause our skin to age prematurely. The medical term for this type of aging is “extrinsic aging.” By taking some preventive actions, we can slow the effects that this type of aging has on our skin.

To enhance the face and make the face look less aged we can either opt for surgical or non surgical treatments. If we can achieve natural result with non-surgical options then this is less invasive, less costly and the risks are generally much less. 

At Shades Clinic we can carry out an assessment and explain the options of treatment that are available to you and show what could be achieved. We can also carry out our unique ‘golden proportions’ assessment to help you understand how facial structures could be improved to achieve a natural result.