Aging Doesn’t Have to Be So Scary
- Posted on: Jun 15 2019
There is a lot to this thing we call aging. Growing older means facing the unknown in every possible way. For many of us, what we fear most is what we see; and what we see is that aging changes the way we look. At American Dermatology Associates, we understand that many adults have a desire to learn more about the effects of aging and how they can be well-managed. It is our pleasure to help.
The Pyramid of Aging
Youthfulness is depicted by high cheekbones, a smooth forehead, and an angular jawline. As the years pass, the body produces less collagen and elastin. These are the proteins that typically hold tissues in place. Not just the skin, but the muscle and fatty tissue that contour the mid face. Elastin allows the skin to stretch and retract, while collagen gives the skin firmness and resilience. Additionally, the body produces more hyaluronic acid to support volume in joints and the superficial dermis. Volume equals plumpness, radiance, and fullness where it belongs.
As a result of these decreases, the fat pads that fill out the cheeks fall to the jawline. Skin becomes increasingly thinner and less elastic, leading to deepening creases around the nose and mouth. The lack of elasticity coupled with normal facial movements also leads to fine lines and creases around the eyes, such as frown lines and crow’s feet.
Yes, this can all sound pretty unpleasant. Fortunately, there are ways to manage just about every aspect of cosmetic aging.
How We Can Help
From our perspective, it seems that it just keeps getting easier to manage the effects of aging. In our Sarasota dermatology practice, we utilize some of the most well-known treatments as well as new technologies.
- Botox to smooth away lines and wrinkles around the eyes and forehead. Botox is one of the most popular injectable treatments. It can also treat neck bands and is sometimes used to correct downturned corners of the mouth.
- Dermal fillers immediately add volume to superficial tissue. This treatment can restore contours to the cheeks and temples, sharpness to the jawline, and contributes to outstanding results from a liquid facelift.
- Kybella injections eliminate unwanted fat beneath the chin. A series of 2 to 4 treatments can dramatically improve the frame of the face.
- Forever Young BBL treatment utilizes broadband light to change the behavior of cells deep beneath the epidermis. The effects of broadband light encourage youthful activity in the cells that support the appearance of the skin.
Beauty isn’t everything, but it’s an important thing. Get the cosmetic and dermatologic care you need to reduce the fear of age-related beauty concerns. Call our Sarasota office at (941) 379-6647 to schedule your visit.