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.