Starting in your 30s, getting up in the morning and looking into the mirror may be a whole different experience compared to when you were in your 20s. It’s during your 30s that you will really start to notice some changes that you never thought you’d come to see. Typically, around the age of 30-35 is when you will see the onset of nasolabial folds, jowling, and loss of fat pads in the cheeks. As time goes by, the face starts to sag and this is due to the combination of natural aging and gravity. Although these changes are quite undesirable for most, the good news is that there are a few different face-lifting treatment options that you can do at certain stages of aging.
1. Liquid Facelift
Keep in mind that everybody ages differently. Some people age prematurely while others age more gracefully. Even so, most individuals in their 30s start to notice some volume loss in the cheeks and the formation of nasolabial folds. Nasolabial folds are the creases that run from the corner of the nose to the corner of the mouth and can drastically make the face look more mature. This is a perfect stage for a “Liquid Facelift”. For this treatment, Dermal Fillers are injected into the cheeks and under-eyes to restore the volume that is starting to be lost during the 30s. The results include a younger, refreshed and heart-shaped face with fuller cheeks that lift to reduce the appearance of nasolabial folds. It’s that simple! Liquid Facelift can even be done in the office during a one-hour appointment. The best part about this treatment is that results are instant and there is no downtime!
2. Non-Surgical Thread-Lift with Dermal Fillers
By the time you’re in your 40s, you can expect the nasolabial folds to become a little deeper, accompanied by some sagging skin in the jaw line which is called “jowling.” As opposed to a more youthful, heart-shaped face with a tight jawline, jowling creates an older, square-shaped face due to the sagging tissues along the jawline. Because jowling is usually mild to moderate during the 40’s, a non-surgical thread-lift such as the Silhouette InstaLift is an ideal treatment to eliminate the nasolabial folds and jowling. A thread-lift, such as the Silhouette Instalift, is a more effective option than fillers to lift loose, mature soft tissues and address the jawline more effectively. Once this skin is lifted with the InstaLift, Dermal Fillers can be used in conjunction to rejuvenate the eyes and restore the volume in the cheeks for a more refreshed and youthful appearance. The InstaLift can be performed in the office in an hour and under local anesthesia.
As you get into your mid 50s and older, jowling, nasolabial folds and marionette lines will become more advanced and the fat loss of the cheeks and under-eyes will be much more apparent. In addition to jowling , nasolabial folds and marionette lines, the skin under the chin may start to sag and appear loose. Aging in the 50s is more advanced compared to aging in 30s and 40s, therefore, InstaLift and Dermal Fillers may not be as effective in reversing the signs of aging. At this point, the most effective treatment is a facelift. Facelift surgery addresses moderate to advanced jowling, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and loose skin under the chin and neck. This procedure renders natural looking results and lasts the longest out of all face-lifting treatment options.
As unappealing as aging sounds, it’s an inevitable phenomenon that every individual will eventually experience. Living a healthy lifestyle, wearing sunblock every day, and being proactive about treatments will prolong your youthful glow. Having a qualified and experienced Facial Plastic Surgeon can also help you reach and maintain your goals.