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What Are the Telltale Signs of Aging?

Counter the Signs of AgingDo you feel as though your outer appearance doesn’t reflect your youthful, vibrant personality? You’re not alone. Many of Dr. George Sanders’ patients worry about looking older than they feel inside.

Luckily, Dr. Sanders and the team at Silk, A Medical Spa, offer a wide variety of surgical and non-surgical solutions to soften the signs of aging and help you reclaim your youthful appearance. Read on as Dr. Sanders discusses some of the telltale signs of aging and explains how he and his team can improve them or even reverse them.

Wrinkling

With age, the body’s production of collagen diminishes, causing your skin to lose its youthful, firm and elastic quality. As a result, your facial and neck skin can noticeably wrinkle and crease. Depending on the exact nature and location of the wrinkles, injections of Botox or dermal fillers can help soften the lines. Microneedling with the use of PRP as well as other nonsurgical treatments using radiofrequency or ultrasound energy can tighten skin and produce new collagen. Deeper wrinkles are also improved with a surgical procedure like facelift or neck lift.

Lack of Fullness in the Cheeks

Another telltale sign of aging is a lack of volume and fullness in the cheeks (as well as the temples and the lips). Injecting dermal fillers into these areas can help restore youthful contours and fullness. A more permanent option involves the use of cheek or lip implants.

Rough Skin Texture

With age, your cell turnover rate slows down and the top layer of your skin can become rough and dull. If at-home exfoliant products (such as those with glycolic acid) don’t help to eliminate the damaged layer of skin and restore a beautiful glow, professional treatments like microneedling, microdermabrasion, laser skin resurfacing or a chemical peel can help reveal healthier, more beautiful skin.

Areas of Sun Damage (e.g., Sun Spots, Redness)

Even if you are diligent about sun protection now, perhaps that wasn’t always the case and you have sun spots or areas of sun damage to show for it. Depending on the specific nature of your sun damage, microneedling, chemical peels, or laser skin resurfacing can help remove the damaged layer of skin. In addition, intense pulsed light treatments can target and reduce redness.

Drooping Skin around the Eyelids

The eyes are one of the first features to show signs of aging. The skin of the upper eyelids can stretch out and become droopy, sometimes so severely that it spills over the upper lashline into the line of sight. The best way to permanently correct droopy skin around the eyelids is through blepharoplasty.

Dark Undereye Circles

As you lose fat and collagen under your eyes due to the aging process, you can develop hollowness in the “tear trough” area that manifests as dark circles. Smoothing out the undereye area with fillers can reduce the appearance of circles; lower eyelid surgery can also permanently help by repositioning fat in the “tear trough.”

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Sanders to discuss your own age-related concerns and explore suitable solutions, please contact our practice today by calling (818) 981-3333.

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