Did you know that as we age we actually shrink? It is true. Longitudinal studies of people who, for whatever reason, have required multiple CT scans or MRI studies of their face over the years, show that as we age our facial skeleton shrinks! Not only do we experience bone loss but we also lose muscle and fat. Remember that plump face of your youth? Well it shrunk away with the years.
Men and women don’t show our age the same either. Facial wrinkles appear will depend largely on a person’s sex. Men are more likely to develop deep wrinkles in their forehead, and it’s not uncommon for them to see their chins diminish over time.
Women, on the other hand, will typically see finer lines on their face, usually around the eyes – known as crow’s feet – or mouth, often referred to as laugh lines or bar code lines. They also frequently see a change in their jaw line, especially in the jowl area.
Both sexes often see a loss of cheek volume that result in lower lid bags and those big laugh lines alone the side of the moth from the nose down of nasolabial folds.
For both men and women, wrinkles on the face can be treated with BOTOX or soft tissue fillers like Bellafill | Artefill or Juvederm, though the location of the injections will vary depending on the location of the wrinkles. Getting an early start, when these problems first appear may help prevent the need for more drastic measures like a facelift as time goes on.
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