Most Common Signs of Aging

Some people start to show signs of facial aging as early as their mid- to late 20s, whereas others do not see signs of aging until their 40s or later. No matter what age Father Time catches up with you, it is reassuring to know that Dr. Abhay Gupta can help you reclaim a youthful and vibrant appearance.

How Does Aging Affect the Appearance of the Face?

The most universal signs of facial aging include the following:

  • Wrinkles and creases around the eyes and on the forehead
  • Skin creases and folds around the nose, mouth and chin
  • Excess fat in the upper and/or lower eyelids
  • Under-eye bags or circles
  • Sagging, sunken or hollow-looking cheeks
  • Jowls
  • Slackened jawline
  • Excess pockets of fat underneath the chin
  • Enlarged pores
  • Age or sun spots
  • Pigmentation changes
  • Overall dull or uneven complexion

Addressing Signs of Aging with Non-Surgical Treatments

With the help of Dr. Gupta and our team, you can tackle signs of aging as quickly and comprehensively as possible.

We offer a wide variety of non-surgical treatments to minimize the appearance of wrinkles, creases, pigmentation problems and other signs of aging.

One of the most popular options is Botox, which is injected into targeted facial muscles to temporarily soften overlying wrinkles. Another category of injectables called dermal fillers can be used to fill in deeper creases and folds or plump up hollow or depleted-looking cheeks, temples or lips. Like Botox, the results of treatment with dermal fillers last temporarily.

Chemical peels and laser resurfacing can improve a host of age-related concerns, including wrinkles, sun or age spots, pigmentation problems, enlarged pores and more. These treatments remove older, damaged layers of skin, revealing healthier and more youthful looking skin.

When Surgical Treatments Become Necessary

Although non-surgical treatments can effectively soften mild to moderate signs of aging, they generally cannot address more severe signs of aging, including prominent facial folds and creases, and loose, saggy skin and tissues.

In those circumstances, surgical correction may be needed to lift and tighten the skin and deeper structures of the face. Facelift surgery lifts and tightens the tissues, muscles and skin in the middle and lower portions of the face and neck. Eyelid surgery lifts and tightens the upper and/or lower eyelids, and brow lift elevates a heavy or droopy brow.

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Gupta

To discuss your own age-related concerns with Dr. Gupta and our team, we invite you to schedule an appointment at our San Diego practice today.

Fun Fact of the Month: The human body has an enormous amount of skin cells! According to the American Academy of Dermatology, there are about 19 million skin cells in every inch of our bodies.

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