When we think about facial rejuvenation, our mind may naturally go to the most extreme scenario. It wasn’t all that long ago when facelift surgery was the go-to treatment for facial aging. However, because surgery is a big commitment, people would often wait until the signs of aging were significant to seek treatment. This is no longer the optimal way to approach managing facial aging. Still, it’s almost as if the idea were hard-wired in people’s brains, so other forms of care are overlooked. Here, we explore signs that it may be time to seek facial rejuvenation.
Signs that Facial Rejuvenation is Right for You
We should note that, from our perspective, facial rejuvenation is right for everyone. Why? Because every face is aging. Adults of all ages can be great candidates for various treatments that have been placed into the “anti-aging” category of care because the factors that contribute to changes in the skin, muscle, fat, and even the bone structure of the face emerge in our twenties. Some of the consequences of these changing factors include:
- Fine lines and wrinkles. Fine lines may first appear at the corners of the eyes and between the eyebrows. Over time, facial expressions cause lines to become etched in the skin. Horizontal forehead lines, fine lines around the mouth, and even creases on the neck may creep onto the scene around mid-life, when collagen depletion has become significant. Pro Tip: start early with collagen-induction therapies to postpone the formation of fine lines and wrinkles!
- Skin laxity. Collagen is the protein that promotes skin firmness. Elastin is a chemical that helps the skin bounce back when stretched. It is the chemical that works alongside collagen and hyaluronic acid to maintain smooth, plump, resilient skin. Without sufficient amounts of these chemicals, the skin loosens, dries, and thins. This can result in bags under the eyes, heavy upper eyelids, and jowls at the jawline. Pro Tip: daily use of sunscreen can offset the deterioration of collagen by protecting the skin from sun damage.
- Uneven tone and texture. A ruddy complexion and roughness or bumpiness can age the skin just as much as lines and wrinkles. These changes often do not become noticeable until mid-life, when they are exacerbated by dryness. Pro Tip: the skin’s tone and texture are affected by the cells that cover the epidermis. Expediting cellular turnover with chemical peels, microdermabrasion, or other professional treatments can promote prolonged smoothness and radiance.
If you are ready to correct the signs of aging or want to postpone them, we can help. Contact Renaissance Plastic Surgery in St. Peters at (636) 896-0600 to schedule your consultation for one of our powerful spa treatments.