There are several aging changes that occur to the face. Let’s talk ageing and what typically happens over the years, as well as tips for prevention and treatment.
Let’s Talk Ageing
Getting Real about Changes
While many women and men would love to age gracefully, they don’t always feel like they are doing so because of age-related changes. The face is the first thing that people see, so you may feel uncomfortable about the drooping skin and other things that happen over time.
What to Expect Over the Years?
The face undergoes many changes, with sun exposure and cigarette smoking advancing the aging process.
Among the changes are a retreating hairline, which can lead to a bigger forehead, and a drooping tip of the nose that results when the supporting cartilage in the nose weakens over time.
There are also changes happening that you cannot see. In your younger years, the fat in the face is evenly distributed, but that fat loses its volume over the years. Features such as the cheeks that are normally round start to sag.
The skin loosens too. For some seniors with sagging jowls, they may look like they have a double chin.
Also, your eyelashes and eyebrows will turn grey. The skin around the eyes will develop wrinkles or “crow’s feet” as they are often called.
If you have spent considerable time out in the sun over the years without wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen, you are likely to see dark spots or pigmentation. These dark patches can also result from pregnancy and certain prescriptions.
Losing teeth in older age can also change the look of the mouth, making the lips look thinner. A decline in bone mass in the jaw can also make the lower part of the face appear sunken, with the nose and forehead becoming more noticeable.
Prevention and Treatment of Age-Related Changes
For some people, they look younger than their years because of good genes. However, even if you are one of these people, you will still experience changes to your face as you age.
No matter what you do, you are likely to get wrinkles and experience at least some of the changes described above. Of course, you can control how aging takes place and slow it.
If you are not comfortable with the changes to your face, pigmentation removal provides a way to minimise the look of dark patches on the face. In addition, wear sun protection to safeguard against UVA and UVB rays when outside, even on cloudy days.
Wearing a wide-brimmed hat while in the sunshine is another way to prevent sun damage. It’s great that there are treatments that you can do yourself.
You might also seek surgical options, such as a facelift. Laser treatments are also something that some people choose to do with a professional.
Conclusions on the Aging Face
Knowing what to expect now can help you anticipate how the way you look will change over the years. From the nose to the eyes and the skin, there are many age-related changes. Thankfully, there are also several options available to those who want to look youthful longer.