Soft tissues (muscles, fat, connective tissue) fall due to gravity
Skin changes and wrinkles
Facial bone changes
Other factors, like exposure to the sun over time, your habits and diet can play a role in determining when and to what extreme ageing begins.
THE TRIANGLE OF YOUTH
AS WE GET OLDER, OUR SKIN STRUGGLES AGAINST THE EFFECTS OF AGING, SUNLIGHT AND POLLUTION. WHAT IT NEEDS IS A FEW FRIENDLY ALLIES. OUR SAFE, SUBTLE AND NON-INVASIVE TREATMENTS WILL SMOOTH, FIRM AND REJUVENATE YOUR SKIN. AND HELP YOU LOOK AS YOUNG AS YOU FEEL.
Aging of the face can start as early as 20 years old and continues throughout one's life. It is unique to each individual and genetics play an important role in the way the face ages. The things that typically could happen are:
“When you’re younger, facial features are defined and well contoured. We call this the triangle of youth, as you get older, the triangle becomes inverted.”
Ageing isn’t just about the lines and wrinkles on your face. It also occurs beneath the skin. Signs of ageing exist at every layer of the facial structure, including skin, fat pads, muscles and bone.
As we age, we experience a loss of facial glands, collagen and elastin. This can greatly reduce the moisture in our skin, which results in the development of laugh lines, frown lines and crow’s feet. It also causes increased discolouration and a rougher texture.
Fat pads: These are located below the skin’s surface. With age, some of these get thinner and descend whilst some accumulate and become heavy. This causes drooping skin, deep lines around the nose and mouth, jowls and a double chin.
The bones are the foundation for your facial muscles, fat pads and skin. As you age, you experience facial bone loss, which changes the dimensions and contour of your face.
TREATING YOUR FACE
Dr Plichta is trained in understanding the ageing process and addressing the options for your concerns. Each face ages differently so getting a personalised treatment is key. We use a combination of anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers to create a holistic plan for you.