How will your Face change with Ageing? - SW1 Clinic

How will your Face change with Ageing?


As we age, our faces go through many changes. These changes can be both physical and emotional, and can be caused by a variety of factors. Over time, our skin begins to thin and lose its elasticity, leading to wrinkles, sagging, and a loss of volume. We may also see changes in our hair, including thinning, graying, and receding hairline. Additionally, our facial expressions become more fixed and our muscles may become stiffer, leading to changes in our appearance. All of these changes can be seen in the face, making it a major indicator of our age.

#1 Cheeks

As we age, our cheeks can become less full and more sunken. This is due to a decrease in collagen and elastin production, which causes the skin to become thinner and less able to hold onto fat deposits in the face. As a result, the cheeks become less plump and more hollow. As we age, the skin on our cheeks can also become drier and more prone to wrinkles and sagging. Additionally, the blood vessels in our cheeks can become more visible, making the cheeks appear flushed or slightly discoloured.

#2 Temples

As we get older, it’s not uncommon for our temples, the side of the head behind the eye between the forehead and the ear, to become thinner due to loss of fat and muscle tissue, and the skin around your temples can become looser and more sunken in. You may also notice wrinkles and sagging skin in the area. Additionally, your hairline may recede, giving your temples a more hollowed appearance.

#3 Jawline

Due to a loss of muscle mass in the face, our jawline can become less defined. This can cause the jawline to become less sharp and more rounded. Additionally, sagging skin can contribute to a less defined jawline. The skin on the jaw and neck area can become loose due to the natural loss of collagen and elastin in the skin as we age. This can cause the jawline to look less defined and result in a more rounded appearance.

#4 Nasolabial folds and marionette lines

As people age, their nasolabial folds, which are the lines that run from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth, tend to deepen and become more pronounced. This is due to the natural aging process, which causes the skin to lose elasticity and collagen. The loss of these two substances is what contributes to the deepening of the nasolabial folds. In addition, the loss of fat in the face can also cause the nasolabial folds to become more pronounced.

On the other hand, the marionette lines that run from the corners of the mouth down to the jawline become more prominent. This is due to changes in the underlying facial structure, including the loss of fat and collagen in the area, as well as a weakening of the muscles. These changes can cause the marionette lines to become more pronounced, giving the face a sagging, aged appearance.

#5 Lips

As we age, we can expect to lose collagen and elastin in the skin and this extends to our lips, creating a thinner appearance. The lips may also become less plump and dry, as the natural oil glands in the area decrease with age. Additionally, the natural colour of the lips may appear more muted, and can even become darker in some cases. Age spots may also appear on the lips as we age, due to sun exposure.

#6 Chin

Depending on your facial structure, your chin may become more prominent as your facial muscles weaken and the skin on your neck and face begins to sag. This can cause your chin to look more pointed and defined as it juts out from the surrounding skin. Additionally, some people may develop jowls around the chin, which can give the appearance of an even more prominent chin.

What can you do about the signs of ageing?

The signs of aging on our faces can be difficult to cope with, some more than others. However, there are several things we can do to improve the appearance of our skin. 

First, we should consider our diet and lifestyle habits. Eating a balanced diet rich in antioxidants can help protect against free radical damage, which can cause wrinkles and other signs of aging. Additionally, limiting our exposure to the sun can help prevent premature aging. We should also consider using a daily moisturizer with SPF to protect our skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays. 

Second, we can consider using anti-aging products. Anti-aging creams, serums, and masks can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Additionally, face masks can help to hydrate and nourish the skin, which can make it appear more youthful. 

Finally, we can consider getting professional treatments. Professional treatments such as chemical peels, laser treatments, dermal fillers and threadlifts can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging. These treatments should be done by a qualified professional to ensure safety and the best results. 

Face threadlift: what does it do?

A very popular option in halting the signs of aging on the face without any surgery is face threadlift, a non-surgical procedure that can be used to lift drooping facial features and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. The procedure involves inserting dissolvable threads into the face, which are then used to lift and pull the skin in the desired direction. The threads are made of polydioxanone, a material that is gradually absorbed by the body over time.

The face threadlift procedure is minimally invasive and can be done in a doctor’s office. It is much less painful than a traditional facelift and requires no downtime. The results can be seen immediately, and they can last up to 18 months. It is also an ideal option for those who do not want to undergo a full facelift.

Face threadlift can provide a more youthful look and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It can also help to lift sagging facial features, such as the cheeks, jowls, and neck. It can be used to improve facial contours and can help to create a more defined jawline. It is a safe and effective way to reduce the signs of aging and give skin a more youthful appearance.

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