Not many people realize that a number of their facial features change as they age – and usually not for the better. Below are a few of the most common facial features that will make you look your age as they change.

Heavily Tanned Skin

Many older people grew up in a time where spending copious amounts of time in the sun was highly encouraged – along with using tan enhancers such as baby oil, cooking oil and a host of other unsafe products. In most cases, the darker you were able to tan, the healthier you were deemed to be. However, this will not only make you look a lot older than you really are; it can provide the ideal breeding ground for melanomas, skin cancer and of course wrinkles.

If detected early enough melanomas can be treated and/or removed successfully, while fine lines and wrinkles can be treated with a number of methods these days. Non-invasive options can include dermal filler treatments, while slightly longer term treatments can be in the form of face lift procedures.

Stained, Discolored or Damaged Teeth

As you age, it is normal for your teeth to become yellowed or stained. This can be caused by smoking or excessive consumption of tea, coffee or other caffeinated beverages. Another problem that you may face as you get older is that your teeth may wear, crack or chip, giving them an uneven and unattractive appearance.

These days, there are numerous in-home and surgery-based teeth whitening treatments that can be performed. Zoom teeth whitening and other laser whitening methods can restore your pearly whites to their original appearance within a few treatments at the most. Teeth that are cracked or chipped can easily be repaired or replaced with implants by a dentist as well.

Sagging and Wrinkled Facial Skin

Thanks to gravity, your facial skin begins to droop and sag as you grow older. This can result in the appearance of jowls around the neck and throat areas. Over time, fine lines around your eyes, mouth and on your forehead can also develop into deep wrinkles if not attended to, while bags and dark circles will start to make themselves at home under and around your eyes.

Having a face lift procedure performed will help remove excess sagging skin and/or unsightly jowls and smooth out existing areas that are looking older than they should. If you are unfortunate enough to be suffering from droopy eyelids, you can have a blepharoplasty procedure performed at the same time as your face lift, which will leave you looking many years younger once again.

If you have noticed that the first sign of aging has begun to show on and around your facial area, now is the time to take action. Doing so will enable you to have non-invasive procedures performed, which will enable you to recover and enjoy your new look a lot faster. If you would like to find out more about how you can look more youthful once again, schedule an appointment with us today.

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Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel

Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel

With special expertise in all aspects of facial plastic surgery, and a particular skill for revision surgery, it’s clear why Dr. Spiegel is one of the most celebrated facial plastic surgeons in the world. If you are seeking the best possible results, or have a uniquely challenging problem, you’ve found the right doctor.

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Dr. Onir L. Spiegel

Dr. Onir L. Spiegel

Dr. Onir (pronounced “oh-near”) has years of experience in facial aesthetics and treats some of the most recognizable and famous faces. Dr. Onir started her career in oral health, earning doctorate degrees from both New York University and Boston University. She has been the recipient of numerous awards for her cutting-edge medical research as well as her technical skills in dentistry.

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Dr. Jacob Tower

Dr. Jacob Tower

A board-certified specialist in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Jacob Tower brings a thoughtful approach and an artistic eye to New England’s premier plastic surgery practice, The Spiegel Center in Newton, Massachusetts. In addition to being an in-demand surgeon, Dr. Tower is an assistant professor at the Boston University School of Medicine, a sought-after lecturer, and an expert in facial plastic surgery.

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