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Which Facial Features Truly Reveal Our Age?

Posted on: January 21, 2016  |   Category: ,,

shutterstock_239296303When it comes to looking younger, are we targeting the right physical characteristics? Surprisingly, some of the facial features that really make us look older aren’t things we can hide behind age creams or the right makeup. Here’s what you should really be paying attention to when you want to seek out a younger, more youthful glow:

Your Skin

Enlarged pores, dark spots, and sun damage can easily make your skin look like its years older than it really is. If you’ve put it through a lot in the past, you may want to consider options like microdermabrasion to buff away uneven, dull skin. Chemical peels can erase the appearance of blemishes or dark spots. Sometimes intensive pulsed light (IPL) is used instead for areas of sun damage.

Your Eyes

Nope – it’s not necessarily your crow’s feet at the corners of your eye that are giving away your age. Rather, it’s droopy folds of skin along the eyelids. The excessive skin ages your face and can gradually impact your vision without you even realizing it.

If dark circles are prevalent, it can make you look worn and tired – not the age you feel inside. Fortunately, we are able to manage these delicate, sensitive tissues with a variety of different eye treatment options.

Your Cheeks

Are you starting to see your cheek tissues pull downward, creating lines around your mouth? A mid facelift may be an excellent way to tighten the loosened skin and a younger contour to your facial profile. We can also add dermal fillers in areas along the side of the face to fill in fine lines or wrinkles caused by the pull of your drooping tissues.

Your Neck

We don’t spend as much time taking care of our necks as we do the rest of our face, but it’s one of the first places that really make us look older. As gravity works wonders on pulling our tissues downward, it’s not uncommon to experience looseness of the tissues just below the jaw. Fatty deposits in the region add to bulkiness of sagging areas, adding insult to injury.

Fortunately, we can treat some types of neck droopiness with non-surgical techniques to erase fatty tissue and tighten the skin with options like Kybella.

Your Lips and Nose

Did you know that the idea of your nose continuing to grow as you age, is true? It continues to grow both outward and down, the older we get. Thankfully, it is fairly easy to reshape your nose, so that it looks more youthful and brings harmony to your facial features.

To add insult to injury, our lips also begin to thin and lack volume the older that we get. Adding volume to lip tissues or even lifting the border of the lip up can create an illusion of fullness.

Don’t Hide From the Camera!

As an experienced cosmetic surgeon, I’ve seen just about every concern when it comes to premature facial aging. Fortunately, it’s simple to address these concerns through our comprehensive menu of aesthetic services.

If you’re hiding from the camera or feeling worn down by how life is impacting your facial characteristics, call Southwest Plastic Surgery today to schedule a private consultation!

You can contact one of our specialists at Southwest Plastic Surgery by calling (915) 590-7900 or by filling out our online contact form.