UNDERSTANDING AGEING

Understanding how age affects the different parts of your face helps determine what treatment is right for you.

How time changes the face

No matter what genetic hand you've been dealt, to look your best at any age, it’s helpful to understand your face and the typical changes to expect each decade of your life. Different facial areas age at different rates and a skilled healthcare professional will take that into account when devising a tailored treatment plan.

20s

During your mid-to-late 20s, your skin may begin to feel dry and sun damage might appear. You may begin to see the very early signs of fine lines caused by repeated muscle movement. This is typically around the eyes, and comes from smiling, laughing or squinting. These are known as ‘dynamic lines’, as they only occur when your face moves during expression.

30s

Gravity begins to take a toll, especially in the brow area and around your chin. Your skin may become less supple, with a few broken capillaries and larger pores developing. Thin lines may appear to form around your mouth, which are known as ‘smile lines’.

40s

Hormonal changes, particularly in the latter part of this decade, can lead to laughter and expression lines becoming more obvious, with cheeks and eyelids beginning to lower, jowls forming and the tip of your nose starting to droop. ‘Static lines’, which are visible even when your face is at rest, start to appear in this period.

50s

When you hit the half century, dynamic wrinkles can deepen, the number of static lines increases and you may notice that you have less volume in your mid-face and cheek areas. The loss of volume beneath your skin, and a reduction in the quality of your muscles and bone structure, all come into play in this decade.

60s AND BEYOND

In your 60s, broken blood vessels may appear on your face and age spots may appear around the hairline and neck. Wrinkles will deepen in the upper face, while you may continue to lose volume in your face, and your skin may continue to lose elasticity around your cheeks, with the signs of sagging skin becoming more obvious.

 

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