Facial AgingIt’s no secret that the aging process can have a significant impact on the appearance of our skin, causing lines, wrinkles, a loss of skin elasticity, areas of lost volume and more. Skin, collagen, fat and bone all undergo changes as time goes on, and factors like sun exposure and smoking can work to speed up this process. Fortunately, modern technology affords patients a number of different options when it comes to rejuvenating skin and restoring a more youthful appearance. Take a look at some of the most common signs of facial aging and the procedures that can address them.

Lines and Wrinkles

Perhaps the most common form of facial aging is the appearance of lines and wrinkles, brought on by a loss in skin elasticity as well as repeated facial expressions over time. There are a number of procedures designed to address lines and wrinkles, with the most notable example being BOTOX® Cosmetic. Through a series of small injections, this procedure can smooth lines and wrinkles for up to six months, allowed for a more rejuvenated and youthful appearance.

Dermal fillers can also address these unwanted signs of facial aging, filling in areas of lost volume and smoothing away lines and wrinkles. Popular dermal fillers include JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel, Sculptra® Aesthetic, Restylane® and Perlane®. Each of these fillers is different, so speak with your doctor about which is the best choice for you.

Blemishes or Skin Discoloration

Issues with skin pigmentation are a common part of the body’s natural aging process, though they’re often brought about by excessive exposure to the sun’s harmful rays. Chemical peels can help reduce these blemishes by removing the skin’s damaged outer layers. In addition to discoloration, chemical peels can help improve the texture of skin and reduce scarring. They’re also customized to meet the unique needs of each patient, so your doctor will help you find the peel that’s right for you.

Ready to Combat the Signs of Facial Aging? Contact Dr. Balle Today.

For more information facial aging or any of the procedures we offer, contact us today to schedule an appointment. Our offices are located in Grosse Pointe, and we can be reached at 313-886-2600. We hope to hear from you soon.