5 Common Signs of Aging & The Real Reasons Why

5 Common Signs of Aging

There comes a point when we start to notice the first signs of crow’s feet at the corners of our eyes, or when our face doesn’t feel as lifted as before.

But aging is a dynamic process: so while we can’t prevent aging forever, there are ways to reduce common signs of aging and age gracefully.

Read on for the 5 common signs of aging and what non-surgical treatments you can do to minimise them.

1. Sunken Eyes
Our skull is a major supporting structure for our facial features, especially around our eye area. But when we age, our bones shrink – this is why we get shorter as we grow older!

Our skull is no exception, and our eye sockets tend to widen as we age. This results in reduced support around our eye area, giving rise to a common sign of aging – sunken eyes.

Sunken eyes can be reversed with tear trough fillers, which can help to plump up the eye area. This gives you a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance. Read more about fillers and what you can expect during the procedure here!

2. Sagging Skin (Especially at the lower face)
The fats in our faces are actually compartmentalised – this is how your cheek fats stay at your cheeks and don’t spread downwards towards your neck, for instance. While a youthful face has fats allocated at the right places, our fats tend to spread out and sag downwards as we age due to the weakening of the compartment barriers.

Furthermore, with age, our facial muscles tend to lose their firmness and elasticity. The combination of these 2 factors tends to result in sagging skin, especially in the lower face area.

Fortunately, there are a few non-surgical treatment options for this:

A. Ultherapy
Think of this as a non-surgical facelift with ultrasound: this US FDA-approved procedure uses focused ultrasound energy to lift and tighten skin while stimulating collagen production. Ultherapy is also great for lifting drooping skin around the eye area, giving you a more refreshed, wide-eyed look.

Read more about how it works here.

5 Common Signs of Aging

B. Threadlifts
These help to lift sagging cheeks, through the safe insertion of PDO threads under your skin. These threads, which are commonly used in cardiovascular surgeries, are safe, biodegradable, and help to stimulate new collagen growth, helping to lift and firm up sagging skin.

Threadlifts are sometimes also used to help achieve a V-shaped face.

Read more about threadlifts here.

5 Common Signs of Aging

C. Fillers
Sagging skin can lead to the appearance of nasolabial folds or an overall sunken appearance – fortunately these can be reversed with poly-L-lactic acid fillers. These fillers help to boost collagen production and restore your skin’s inner structure and volume.

For more information on what to expect during a filler treatment, click here.

D. Dermalift
For those with mild to moderate cases of sagging, Dermalift could be an option for you! It’s an instant skin tightening and lifting procedure pioneered by a renowned South Korean plastic surgeon, Dr. Lee Young Seob.

Dermalift involves the injection of diluted botulinum toxin into your skin, and this has the effect of giving one’s face a lifted and more youthful appearance.

Having been trained by Dr Lee Young Seob himself, Dr. Kok is highly experienced in the Dermalift procedure. Click here to learn more!

3. Age Spots & Other Pigmentation
With age, your skin tends to be thinner, paler, and more transclucent.

Hence, along with accumulated UV exposure over the years, unwanted pigmentation starts to show on your skin, especially in sun-exposed areas such as your cheeks.

5 Common Signs of Aging

Fortunately, age spots, melasma, and other forms of pigmentation can be safely reduced with Nd:YAG laser treatments. And the best part is, latest technologies allow pigmentation to be treated with little to no downtime!

No more peeling skin, no more hiding out at home after your treatment; just simply apply makeup (and sunblock) after your treatment and you’re good to go!

4. Wrinkles
Wrinkles are a common sign of aging, and naturally form as a result of thinning skin and reduced collagen and elastin formation. This results in a weakened skin support structure, causing your skin to crease and wrinkle.

Environmental and lifestyle factors can also contribute to the onset of wrinkles, such as prolonged UV exposure or smoking habits.

Wrinkles can generally be treated with botulinum toxin injections. Those work by reducing muscle contractions, allowing facial muscles to relax, thus reducing facial lines.

Read more about it here.

5. Dry Skin
Have you ever felt like no matter how much moisturiser you apply, your skin still feels dry?

This is (unfortunately) part of the aging process, as our hyaluronic acid (HA) production levels decline, making our skin appear duller and less dewy than before.

A great way to restore HA levels to our skin is through HA skin boosters. These are delivered through a series of microinjections that help to restore hydration to your skin, from within.

Other benefits include:

  • Improved skin elasticity and firmness
  • Reduction of fine lines
  • Smoother skin texture and tone
  • More radiant complexion

Click here to learn more about our skin booster treatments.

For more information on our anti-aging treatments, call us at +65 6738 4700, email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com, or visit us at Wisma Atria Office Tower, #10-04, along Orchard Road.

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