Facial Ageing and Rejuvenation
As part of the aging process our skin progressively loses its elasticity and our facial muscles tend to slacken. The effects of gravity, smoking and exposure to sun along with the stresses of daily life can all be seen in our faces. As skin loses its elasticity fine wrinkles develop around the lips, at the outer corners of the eyes and lines of expression.
As aging progresses these wrinkles deepen. Smile lines become more noticeable, the corners of the mouth droop, the jaw line sags and the skin of the neck becomes slack. Around the eyes, the brow droops, the skin of the eyelids gathers in loose folds and eyelid bags may form. As people age they often look tired.
The rate at which the face ages, varies greatly. Ageing of the face may not reflect how we feel about ourselves and many people feel frustrated or depressed about the aging face they see in the mirror.
Facial rejuvenation may help the way we feel about ourselves as well as making us look younger. There are many procedures available to rejuvenate the face. Some, such as facelifts, browlifts and blepharoplasties involve surgery. Others involve non-surgical techniques such as Botox injections, skin peels, dermal filler injections and specialist skincare products.
It is important to choose treatments that will maintain facial harmonies as well as making us look younger. At 152 Harley Street, an important part of your consultation will involve discussing the way in which your face has aged and the ways in which this can be treated to produce a harmonious, natural and pleasing result.