Telltale Signs of Aging (and Treatment Options to Reverse Them)Posted on Thursday, November 22nd, 2018 by Douglas M. Stevens, MD
Do you feel youthful in spirit, but your appearance tells a different story? Dr. Douglas Stevens can help. Men and women from all over Fort Myers and the surrounding areas turn to Dr. Stevens to reverse telltale signs of aging and reclaim a pleasant, attractive appearance.
Read on as Dr. Stevens discusses the telltale signs of aging and how he can reverse them.
One of the most universal signs of aging is skin wrinkling and creasing. Over time, the body stops producing as much collagen, which is what helps give the skin its firmness and elasticity. As the collagen supply dwindles, the delicate skin around the eyes, forehead, mouth and chin can lose its elasticity and look noticeably aged.
Treatment Options: Dr. Stevens offers several ways to soften wrinkles, depending on the type and location of the wrinkles. Botox injections are an excellent option for dynamic wrinkles that develop from repetitive facial movements like frowning or squinting. Dermal fillers such as Bellafill can be used to fill in deeper folds and creases around the nose, mouth and chin. Microneedling, chemical peels and laser skin resurfacing can also minimize wrinkles.
What was once a defined, strong jawline can slacken over time as the tissues and skin under the chin and along the jaw loosen and sag. Fleshy pads called jowls can develop in the area.
Treatment Options: Laser skin resurfacing can produce a mild skin tightening effect. But for more severe sagging and jowls, facelift or neck lift may be required to lift and tighten the tissues.
Age or Sun Spots
Age and sun spots are very common in adults over the age of 50, and typically appear on areas of the face and body that receive the most exposure to the sun. Age spots that do not respond to skin-bleaching products can be removed with professional treatment.
Treatment Options: Laser or intense pulsed light therapy can target and remove pigmented spots while improving the overall tone and texture of the skin.
Loss of Facial Fullness
With age, the layer of fat that supports and cushions the skin starts to descend and dwindle. This is often apparent in the cheek area, as well as the temples.
Treatment Options: Dermal fillers can be injected into the face during an in-office procedure to plump areas that need volume. For a more permanent solution, cheek implants may be placed.
Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Stevens
If you would like to discuss your specific age-related concerns with Dr. Stevens and explore your treatment options, please request an appointment by calling 888-970-5131 or emailing us today.