Face Issues

face issuesFace issues: signs of aging

Below is a list of the common signs of aging. Please refer to our face therapies section on page 105 of ‘Beauty: The Ultimate Cosmetic Makeover Guide. Book 1: Face and Skin’ to find appropriate treatments.

Deep wrinkles

Deep grooves and wrinkles can be treated with laser, dermal fillers, plasma laser or injections of platelets. Learn more in ‘Beauty: The Ultimate Cosmetic Makeover Guide. Book 1: Face and Skin’, page 105

Discolored teeth

Tooth enamel wears away over time, exposing darker colors and stains of yellow and brown. Pharmacies and drugstores sell brush-on whitening gels. There are also professional teeth whitening treatments available. Learn more by reading the companion book in this series, ‘Beauty: The Ultimate Cosmetic Makeover Guide. Book 2: Body, Teeth & Hair’.

Drooping brows

Drooping eyebrows and wrinkled, sagging forehead skin can make people appear older, tired, sad or angry. These issues can be corrected with surgical ‘brow lifts’ or with non-invasive methods. See our section on drooping brows, page 27 of ‘Beauty: The Ultimate Cosmetic Makeover Guide. Book 1: Face and Skin’.

Drooping jowls

As we age the fat pads in our cheeks may drop below our jawline, making the face look ‘square’. See our section on jawline and neck rejuvenation under ‘Face Therapy’ (page 164 of ‘Beauty: The Ultimate Cosmetic Makeover Guide. Book 1: Face and Skin’).

Dry skin

As we age, our skin generally becomes drier. See our section on dry skin under ‘Skin Issues’ (page 41 of ‘Beauty: The Ultimate Cosmetic Makeover Guide. Book 1: Face and Skin’).

Fine lines and wrinkles

A loss of collagen and elastin reduces skin volume, causing fine lines and wrinkles. Repeated muscle motions—laughing, squinting, eating and drinking–etch crow’s-feet around the eyes and marionette lines near the mouth.
Prevention is the best treatment. Always wear a sunscreen when outdoors. Practice a regular skin car routine, incorporating antioxidants and retinoids. See our section on Basic Skin Care (page 186 of ‘Beauty: The Ultimate Cosmetic Makeover Guide. Book 1: Face and Skin’).
A medical practitioner can provide treatments like wrinkle-relaxing injections, dermal fillers, and laser therapy. Usually wrinkle-relaxers such as Botox are used for the upper part of the face (forehead lines, that crinkle between your eyes) and dermal fillers are used for the lower half (laugh lines, thin lips).

Long, drooping nose

As we get older the nose tends to droop, because soft tissue (skin, fat, and muscle) relaxes and structural support changes. Bone recedes over time, so there’s less foundation to support the skin and cartilage. Furthermore, loss of elasticity and collagen in the skin causes sagging. You cannot really prevent your nose from drooping, but you can minimize the effect by avoid the sun, smoking, and weight fluctuation. Use prescription-strength skincare products, including retinoids, which help preserve and regenerate collagen. A surgical ‘nose job’ (rhinoplasty) can re-shape the nose. Learn more about nose reshaping on page 179 of ‘Beauty: The Ultimate Cosmetic Makeover Guide. Book 1: Face and Skin’.

Thinning eyebrows and lashes

Changing hormones thin out the hairs of our eyebrows and lashes. Years of over-tweezing may also damage the eyebrow follicles, making it harder for hairs to grow back. Topical ointments, hair transplants and cosmetic tattooing are some of the possible solutions. Page 30 of ‘Beauty: The Ultimate Cosmetic Makeover Guide. Book 1: Face and Skin’ gives in-depth information about cosmetic treatments for eyebrows.

Thinning skin

A loss of collagen leads to a decrease in skin volume. On the backs of the hands, the veins stand out more. On the face, hollows appear beneath the cheek bones. Dermal fillers can plump up hands and faces that have lost collagen. Lasers can stimulate collagen regeneration. See ‘Laser Skin Therapies’ on page 205 of  ‘Beauty: The Ultimate Cosmetic Makeover Guide. Book 1: Face and Skin’.

Thin, pale lips

Lack of fullness in lips can be addressed by treatment with injectable dermal fillers. Color can be restored with cosmetic tattooing. These techniques and more are discussed in detail in our books.

‘Turkey’ neck

Loose, wobbling skin hanging from the neck makes us look older, Fraxel laser treatments can improve the skin’s texture, while wrinkle relaxing injections such as Botox can soften vertical lines. Some doctors use Thermage®, ReFirme®, radiofrequency or Intense Pulsed Light devices, to stimulate production of collagen in the neck. For full details see ‘Jawline, Neck and Jowls Rejuvenation’ on page 164 of ‘Beauty: The Ultimate Cosmetic Makeover Guide. Book 1: Face and Skin’.

Uneven skin tone

The treatment of skin discoloration, pigmentation and vitiligo issues requires initial assessment and diagnosis by a doctor. Therapies include treatment with laser and/or topical skin products (such as creams).  See our section on skin discoloration under ‘Skin Issues’, page 41 of ‘Beauty: The Ultimate Cosmetic Makeover Guide. Book 1: Face and Skin’.

Therapies for the face discussed in ‘Beauty: The Ultimate Cosmetic Makeover Guide. Book 1: Face and Skin’ include:

  •     Boosting collagen
  •     Browlifting
  •     Cosmetic Acupuncture
  •     Facelift surgery
  •     Facial skin tightening
  •     Jawline and neck rejuvenation
  •     Non surgical facelifts
  •     Thread Lifting
  •     Ultrasound Face Therapy
  •     Treating wrinkles and lines
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather