Wonder Why Your Facial Skin is Aging?

signs of agingThe march of time doesn’t take a day off. It’s more relentless than your mother-in-law at Thanksgiving! The passage of time isn’t kind to your skin, particularly on your face where it’s exposed to the world day in and day out.

Fortunately, the signs of aging, while unstoppable, can be delayed or their appearance lessened by the various procedures offered by Dr. Moskovitz and his team. Some people wonder when they’ll know when it’s time to have something done. Here are the three signs of aging that usually prompt people to consider getting some help.

  1. Skin laxity — The pull of gravity has its advantages — it keeps us from flying off into space! But as we age, our skin is particularly susceptible to its forces. Also, facial muscles tend to weaken with age. The results? Drooping brows, jowls, sagging cheeks, descending eyelids, and much more.
  2. Volume loss — After you turn 20, collagen (the basic support system for your skin) production decreases one percent each year. Elastin, the protein responsible for keeping your skin supple and malleable, production also decreases. The result is volume loss in areas across the face. The areas under the eyes and below the cheekbones both become hollow with volume loss.
  3. Changes in skin tone and texture — Where the skin was taut, plump, and smooth, as we age it becomes dull, dry, and leathery. This is usually the result of reduced collagen production combined with sun exposure. The skin also becomes thinner with time, again due to decreasing collagen, making it more prone to wrinkling.

Treatment
You have options for addressing these issues, both surgical and non-surgical. Volume loss and changes in skin tone and texture can all be addressed non-surgically. Injectables (Botox and dermal fillers), chemical peels, and laser resurfacing treatments all work to improve these areas. Skin laxity, especially if more extreme, can best be addressed with surgery: a facelift, brow lift, or eyelid surgery. The reason surgery works best in these cases is that the skin may have become stretched and somewhat inelastic, so it won’t respond to tightening. Trimming the excess skin and redraping is the better solution.

And don’t stop with just the face
Dr. Moskovitz believes that steps to slow down the aging process should also look beyond just the face and should include the neck, chest, décolleté, and hands. These areas are often overlooked. It makes no sense to rejuvenate your face alone when a summer dress shows banding on your neck.

Don’t give in to the forces of gravity and aging on your skin. Call Dr. Moskovitz at 201-225-1101 and let’s see if we can’t put that march of time on slo-mo for just a bit.

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