There are three elements to facial aging that, when combined, make us look older and more tired. Those three elements are volume loss (fat loss), changes in skin texture such as age spots and acne scarring, and skin droopiness. We will be discussing skin droopiness and how to correct it with cosmetic surgery in Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia here on the blog for the next few weeks.
Before approaching droopiness with solutions, its important to understand the causes. Skin begins to sag as we age because of a number of reasons:
Sites of Skin Droopiness/Sagging
The most common places where skin droopiness becomes problematic are: the forehead, which can develop folds that make it look permanently furrowed; the eyelids, which can droop over the eyes and make it difficult to see; the neck; and the jawline. Droopiness also causes marionette lines, folds that run from the mouth to the jaw, and nasolabial folds, which run from the nose to the corners of the mouth.
So, what can you do about skin droopiness or sagging on the face that is making you look older than you would like? There are several solutions, and we will be discussing each in depth over the next few weeks. There are both surgical solutions (such as facelift surgery or mini-lift) and non-surgical solutions (like a laser facial resurfacing).
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