There are so many factors that contribute to our skin as we age; such as environment, weather, lifestyle choices, diet, heredity, and personal habits. When we grow older, the 3 Ds of naturally-occurring age-related facial changes will begin to occur; Deterioration, Descent, and Deflation.
- Deterioration of the skin becomes more and more obvious when we age. The skin becomes thinner, less elastic, loses hydration as well as its strength. The skin no longer has its youthful glow and radiance. Pigmented brown spots, uneven skin colour, fine lines, wrinkles, and small veins begin to appear. This is due to the inefficient shedding of old dead cells from the skin’s surface, resulting in enlarged pores, rough skin, and irregular skin texture. Aesthetic treatments which make use of energy devices like medical lasers, radiofrequency and Intense Pulse Light (IPL) are very useful in treating these changes.
- The descent of the lower face and fat around the cheeks is caused by gravity. As older skin is thinner and less elastic, more folds appear. Of particular concern are the deepening folds of skin between the cheeks and the upper lip area (nasolabial folds), and downward folds from the corners of the mouth to the jawline (marionette lines). The facial triangle of youth with a narrower lower face will later age into a square-shaped face.
- Deflation arises as the fat pockets in the face shrink as we get older. Reabsorption of bone structure follows, and this makes the face even more sunken. The bone loss may also occur around the mouth and chin and may become evident after the age of 60.
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By Dr Kenneth Thean
Non Surgical Treatments To Reverse The Aging Process
While aging is inevitable, there are many ways we can do to slow down or reverse the aging process. With the aid of advanced technology and our unique treatment plans, we have developed many non-surgical treatments to successfully deal with these age-related changes. Our treatment approach is always to combine a few cutting edge aesthetic modalities to give the best results. Because every face is different, and that there is no –one size fits all– treatment.
In order to tailor a suitable plan for you, consultation is advisable. During the consultation, a detailed assessment will be conducted so that we can have a clearer understanding of your skin and concerns, to plan together with a unique customized treatment strategy specifically suited to meet your desires.
In the series of videos below, our resident doctor, Dr Chiam CT will share with you which facial rejuvenation is suitable for the different types of aging concerns.