What treatments are available for facial ageing
The 3 major types of facial treatments can be classified as resurfacing, facial injectables and surgery.
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Facial resurfacing works by modifying the surface of the skin to correct visible signs of sun damage, such as fine lines, irregular pigmentation, and blemishes. Some common techniques are chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and laser resurfacing.
Facial injectables include a broad range of substances that are administered by injection to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles and restore facial contours. These include toxins, traditional fillers, and collagen stimulators, and each treatment works differently.
Facial plastic surgery is usually the most invasive treatment and includes a wide range of procedures — most of which are used to lift sagging skin, remove excess fat, or fill hollows. The most popular surgical options are liposuction, face-lift, and fat transfer.
When does facial ageing begin?
Facial aging usually begins in your 20s when the firmness of your skin begins to decrease. Wrinkles, blemishes, and sunspots may also start to appear, becoming more pronounced with age. Of course changes vary from person to person.
What factors contribute to facial ageing?
Facial ageing is caused by both internal and external factors. Internal (or chronological) factors happen over time and are caused by genetics and the natural aging process. External (or environmental) factors are things in the world around you, including sun exposure, smoking, pollution, gravity, facial expressions, and sleep position. All of these factors can contribute to changes in the skin, as well as changes in facial bones.
What is the role of collagen loss in facial ageing?
Collagen is a fibrous protein in the dermis that gives structure to the skin and provides the foundation for the retention of elastin and hyaluronic acid. Elastin is an elastic protein that helps maintain shape, while hyaluronic acid cushions and lubricates to keep the skin moist. More collagen enables the presence of more elastin and hyaluronic acid.
With age and environmental damage, collagen is lost, and as time goes on, the body's natural production decreases. The damage to the underlying structure of the skin reduces the skin's ability to maintain elasticity and retain moisture.