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Primer on Aging Skin

No one is immune to the natural effects of aging over time, though everyone ages differently. Facial aging is a huge concern to many since it is often the first sign of aging that other people notice

At the offices of Steven Jepson M.D. and our medical spa, we’re here to help with all the visible signs of aging on the face and skin. Proper care for aging skin is directly related to a good understanding of what causes this aging in the first place. Let’s take a look at some of the common aging effects that can make you look older.

Facial Muscles

Some of the most common signs of aging in the face appear in the form of wrinkles and lines, and in many cases, these symptoms are the result of facial muscles that have been strained. This happens simply from basic overuse over a period of years and years – repeated use of the muscles in the face cause permanent wrinkles

Skin Laxity

Another common sign of aging skin is lax or hanging skin on various parts of the face or neck. These can be caused by a few different elements, from sun damage and genetics to a decrease in the natural production of vital proteins like collagen and elastin in these skin cells. This will result in loose, sagging skin that can form into folds.

Facial Volume

Many people notice their signs of aging through a loss of facial volume, which can lead to sagging skin, wrinkles and folds. This is another factor that simply happens gradually to many people, and can be affected by external factors like sun damage, genetics, weight loss, etc.

To learn how we correct the effects of aging on the skin, or to find out about med spa services like Botox and laser treatments, speak to the experts at the offices of Steven Jepson M.D. today.