Much of the ageing process is brought about by factors outside of your control, such as ultraviolet rays from the sun – this weakens your skin barrier with each exposure.
Combined with facial creases and conditions such as eye bags or droopy eyelids, an ageing face is what causes you to look older than you actually are.
Patients who tend to be expressive with their face will also find that they are more prone to wrinkles and deep furrows at a young age. This is because it is tougher for the skin to move back into position which leads to permanent lines on the face.
Some causes of an ageing face in Singapore may include:
The ageing process starts from 25 years old. You may have an ageing face if you have:
A fat grafting procedure involves moving fat out of other parts of the body such as the thighs, abdomen, flank and buttocks which tend to have excess fat, to the face such as the cheek area. The fat is then processed into liquid form and injected into the treatment areas for a bouncier look.
Fat grafts may not stay the same for life as they can be affected by factors such as weight loss and continued ageing. In general, patients will be able to see a more natural increase in volume in the treated areas as most of the fat will still remain in place.
Botox is an injectable that relaxes your muscles that cause wrinkles. This allows the skin to look smoother. Facial wrinkles such as crow’s feet and frown lines can be treated with Botox. For patients who want to prevent the onset of ageing, Botox can also be a suitable treatment method as long-term use promotes collagen production and skin elasticity.
A liquid facelift is when dermal fillers are injected to targeted areas on the face such as the nasolabial folds, jowls and other facial creases to replace the gradual loss of collagen. This helps to correct the look of an ageing face. Some types of fillers that are commonly used in Singapore are hyaluronic acid (HA), calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA) and Poly-D-Lactic Acid (PDLA).
Botox and dermal fillers are non-permanent methods of treating an ageing face and will require frequent maintenance.
Ptosis is a condition where your eyelids become droopy as a result of ageing. It can easily be treated in Singapore through ptosis surgery. Ptosis surgery is a permanent procedure where the muscle that helps to control eyelid movement is tightened or attached to other muscles to help raise the eyelid. Patients will see an improvement in their appearance after their scars have healed as they will have a more “awake” look that helps them to look younger.