When you look in the mirror, do you feel like you appear tired or run down? Or, maybe you have developed a deep line that runs up and down between your eyebrows that makes you look a little mad? We all want to look and feel our best, but sometimes even if you treat your skin well and choose a healthy lifestyle, the aging process can put a damper on your hard work.
Luckily, whether it is crow’s feet, frown lines or the look of sleep deprivation that have you frustrated with your appearance, the professional staff at Truyu Aesthetic Center can help, offering a variety of treatment options.
Facial maturing is a continuous process. It begins in your 20’s and progressively advances due to physiologic changes in the skin and underlying tissue. Aging skin is most noticeable in the face and neck where personal and environmental factors, such as sun exposure, smoking and changes in weight, can accelerate this process.
During the course of the aging process the general outline of your face changes from a triangle, with the apex pointing downward, to a rectangle. This is mostly due to the sagging of skin and a descent of the soft tissue of the cheeks. These changes are a result of loss of volume and elastin in the skin, creating a predictable course of facial aging with maturing skin.
Common facial changes with aging include:
30-40 years old
- Crow’s feet in the outer corners of eyes, frown lines in the forehead
- Loss of fat tissue under the eyes, causing dark shadows
- Deepening of the nasolabial folds (smile lines that run from the corners of your nose to the sides of your mouth)
40-50 years old
- Appearance of lower eyelid bags and glabellar lines (vertical lines between the eyebrows)
- Drooping of the outer sides of the eyebrows
- Loss of fat tissue in the cheeks and the temple area
- Platysmal banding appears in the neck (known as “turkey neck”)
- Creping around the eyes and lines around the lips
- Appearance of marionette lines (the crease from the corners of your mouth to your chin)
- Pigment changes (age spots, freckles)
- Vascular changes including dilated superficial blood vessels on the cheeks, nose and chin
50-60 years old
- Drooping of the eyebrows, creating a hooded appearance
- Thinning of the lips
- Appearance of neck wrinkles and jowls
60-70 years old
- Skin atrophy and substantial loss of underlying tissue components including fat tissue, collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid.
Finding A Solution
Botox and Dermal fillers are commonly used treatments for facial rejuvenation. They are designed to revitalize your skin and expressions giving you back a more youthful appearance with significant improvements in mild to moderate facial lines and wrinkles.
Botox – A Solution for “Angry Face”
Botox is most often used to reduce lines of the forehead, frown lines between your eyebrows (glabellar lines), crow’s feet and perioral lip lines. Patients often complain of that dreaded line between their eyebrows saying, “I see pictures of myself and I always look mad,” or “my kids tell me I look angry all of the time.” Thankfully, Botox can help you bring back a more pleasant expression that matches your mood. Botox targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet—the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. Your provider will inject these muscles with Botox to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of your crow’s feet lines and frown lines between your brows. Botox can also be used to achieve a slight eyebrow lift to open up your eyes. The effects of Botox will typically last approximately three months. It is recommended to be injected every three months to maintain the best results.
Dermal Fillers – Restore Volume, Re-capture Youth
Dermal fillers allow us to replace lost volume, creating a more youthful appearance. Your Truyu provider can replace volume in the cheeks, nasolabial folds, marionette lines and lines around the mouth. Dermal fillers can even restore volume in your lips. We offer a multitude of different types of dermal fillers. This allows our experienced staff to choose the best product for each individual based on treatment goals and location the filler is placed. Dermal fillers are expected to last anywhere from one to two years, depending on the type of filler used and where on the face it is injected.
If you are skeptical of these procedures, we invite you to schedule a consultation with one of our experts to talk through your concerns and find the best solution for your individual needs. Though Botox and Dermal fillers offer great solutions for aging skin on the face, we can also offer a more conservative approach, with corrective facials, skin care products and beyond. We also have two highly experienced cosmetic surgeons on staff—Drs. Muiderman and McMullin—who can offer solutions for more advanced care and full-body surgical options.
Truyu Aesthetic Center is a state-of-the-art facility with the most experienced medical staff in the surrounding region, providing a multitude of services for facial rejuvenation. Our comprehensive offerings include cosmetic surgery, dermatology, injectables and laser rejuvenation. Please call us at 701.780.6623 to schedule a complimentary and personalized consultation.