Age sneaks up on the best of us. Over time, the skin’s structure breaks down. It begins to sag and volume decreases. The visible result of this natural process is skin that looks older, but you don’t have to live with sagging skin and volume loss.
The skin’s aging process could be divided into four stages.
Stage 1 affects people in their 20s and early 30s. During this time frame, the skin is voluminous and youthful. While early signs of aging – like the appearance of fine lines when making facial expressions – can begin to show, they go largely unnoticed.
Stage 2 affects people in their mid to late 30s and 40s. Visible fine lines and wrinkles appear around the eyes and on the forehead. Bags under the eyes can begin to be problematic. The skin around the jaw can start to sag, and the early signs of years of sun damage can manifest as sunspots and age spots.
Stage 3 affects people in their 50s and 60s. Wrinkles are more visible, the skin around the eyes is loose, and there is often a significant amount of volume loss in the face. Skin can appear thin and shallow, and facial contours can begin to change.
Stage 4 affects people 70-years-of-age and older. Lines and wrinkles become prominent, particularly around the eyes and across the forehead. Cheeks and the skin around the eyes sag more visibly. Deep marionette lines often appear, and the skin around them droops.
Why does the face age? The dermis or skin stops producing the proteins that “fill” our skin – collagen and elastin. The rate at which production subsides varies from person to person and can be impacted by unique factors like environment, genetics, and overall skin care.
When the skin is carefully cared for and maintained, the aging process can be slowed and minimized. While sagging skin and volume loss are natural, you don’t have to bow to them as early as your 20s and 30s. Your skin has the potential to look youthful as the years pass.
At Dermacare of Hampton Roads, we work with some of the top anti-aging and skin care solutions. Not only can we provide skin rejuvenation treatments, but we can also help create a skin care and maintenance routine to best benefit your unique skin.
Skin tightening treatments like Exilis Ultra and SkinTyte™ II heat the deep dermis and encourage it to produce new collagen and elastin. As a result, the skin looks and feels younger and tighter.
Dermal fillers are an injectable treatment designed to replace lost volume instantaneously, and they can help replace lost volume at different skin depths. The injections are usually made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring compound found in the body. At Dermacare of Hampton Roads, our expert cosmetic injectors work with Allergan Fillers, which are dermal fillers that restore lost volume in the face and lips.
If sagging skin and volume loss are among your concerns, our team of skin care experts can help. We can discuss the pros and cons of all available treatment solutions and whether a combination of them will be the best option for reaching your goals within your budget.
In addition, our staff’s knowledge of skin care products is second to none. We can help you find the best products and design an optimal routine to slow – even reverse – the natural occurrence of sagging skin and volume loss. Let us help your skin age with beauty and grace.