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20 Nov

5 reasons why your face ages

We all know we age, have you ever wondered why our age shows on your face?  Check out these 5 reasons why our face ages.

 

1. Environment

Particularly in Australia, the amount of time we spend in the sun and elements can have a noticable effect on the speed our appearance.    

A study of two twins in the US showed one twin who spent more time outdoors in a sunnier climate with a visible age difference of over 11 years compared to her twin who lived in colder climate predominantly indoors.

 

2. Bony changes

When we are young the bony skeleton around our area is a round shape.   As we age that round shape distorts and changes to a more oblong shape.    These bony changes in combination with the changes to the fat compartments result in shrinkage and loose excess skin.

 

3. Fat Comparments

As we age the fat compartments move and shrink causing loss of volume. These bony changes in combination with the changes to bony skelton in our face result in shrinkage and loose excess skin.

 

4. We All Age

Unfortunately, it is a fact of life.   Even someone as beautiful as Elizabeth Taylor could not maintain her youthful look.

 

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5. Genetics

As we age the fat compartments move and shrink causing loss of volume. These bony changes in combination with the changes to bony skelton in our face result in shrinkage and loose excess skin.

 

What can we do to look the best for our age?   

Check out my blog "6 non surgical steps to face rejuvenation" where we will look at the basics of anti-ageing and rejuvenation including skin care, anti-wrinkle treatments, dermal filler and other non surgical options.    

 

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Dr Naveen Somia MBBS, PhD, FRACS

Dr. Naveen Somia is a Sydney Plastic Surgeon who listens to his patients, understands their problems and works alongside them to help achieve their aesthetic goals by applying his skills and years of experience in Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery. A published author on Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, Naveen’s blog is aimed at helping you make the right choices and stay safe in your quest to look your personal best.