Over time, the effects of sun exposure, gravity, smiling, and overall facial stress can take a toll on your face and neckline. Creases may begin to form between your nose and mouth, and jowls can develop under your jaw line, characterized by skin folds and fat deposits.
How Facial Lines Form
When your skin is young and full of elasticity, it can resist muscle tension; when you squint, smile, or make facial expressions, your skin can “bounce back” – it will not develop permanent grooves or creases. But as we age, our skin begins to lose elasticity and become less resilient. Thinner, drier skin essentially begins to “stick” to the underlying muscle, so when you move the muscles of your face, your skin pulls. The result is deep lines and creases over time.
Your diet, lifestyle and genetics play a role in the onset of wrinkles. You can help keep your skin supple by drinking plenty of water and maintaining a diet full of antioxidants.
If you are bothered by loose, sagging skin, you may want to consider Arlington facelift surgery to restore a youthful, rejuvenated appearance. A facelift is a surgical procedure that is designed to reverse the signs of aging by removing excess fat, tightening your underlying muscles, and re-draping your skin around your face and neck. A facelift can also help reduce the appearance of deep creases along your nose and below your lower eyelids.
If you live in Arlington, Virginia and are considering facial surgery, please contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Desman at the Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery today to schedule your initial consultation.