Signs of an aging face

By: Dr. John Curry May 07, 2012
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What are the characteristics of an aging face?

Have you ever wondered what makes a face look older?

When we see a person our brain is hard wired; without truly dwelling on the differences, within seconds, we can tell if someone is a youngster, adult, middle-aged, or older. How do we do that?

There are certain signs that we subconsciously allocate to different ages. For instance, we look for these signs in differing degrees. Wrinkles; are they faint or deeply entrenched, the deeper the older the individual.  Sometimes there may be other components that are involved rather than the normal aging factors; things like sun and wind skin damage can be expressed in deeper lines and not necessarily reflect the true age. However, generally, we can give a pretty good guess as to an age of an individual.

See if you realized your brain processed these signs:

  1. wrinkles
  2. sloping eye lids
  3. sparse eye lashes and eye brows
  4. hollowness under the eyes
  5. eyes appear small in proportion to the rest of the face
  6. flattening of the cheeks
  7. hollows along side nose and mouth
  8. drop of the nose tip
  9. enlarged pores
  10. uneven pigmentation
  11. prominent chin
  12. formation of jowls
  13. neck wrinkles or bands
  14. thinning skin

The good news is with today’s technology and innovation all these “signs” can be smoothed and improved to soften their appearance. All without surgery! Almost like magic – you will be amazed. All you have to do is call and make an appointment with a recommended cosmetic doctor. With Botox, laser therapy, and fillers, or a combination of these treatments, you can fool the brain and laugh as they try to guess your age.

Dr. John Curry is the Medical Director of BEAUTI-MED Laser Skin Care Centreand he understands how deeply problem skin can affect our well-being. During his general and surgical practice, he consulted time and again with patients requesting treatment that would effectively rejuvenate and correct skin – without the cost and recovery time of cosmetic surgery.

Dr. John Curry, MRCS, LRCP, DRCOG, has received extensive training and has performed major and cosmetic surgery for over 25 years. His memberships and qualifications includes The Royal College of Surgeons, The International Society of Cosmetic and Laser Surgeons and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.