Causes of Facial Aging and How Dr. Rahi Can Help You
Are you having wrinkles and finelines? Understand the process of facial aging and the treatment options available to you by Dr. Rahi’s Anti-Aging and Integrative Aesthetics Specialist. Contact us today for more information or schedule an appointment online. We serve patients from Beverly Hills, CA.
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Facial aging is common to us all, even if it does not seem like it! While some people experience facial aging at younger or older ages than others, there is usually a treatment available that can safely and effectively correct any blemishes resulting from that process. Keep reading to find out more about the causes of facial aging and how Dr. Rahi can help you!
When Dr. Rahi and other medical cosmetic providers speak of facial aging, they are referring to the ways in which the appearance of one’s face begins to change as they age. Things like wrinkles, fine lines, skin laxity, lost volume, and various blemishes are all considered signs of facial aging.
Facial aging is generally caused by a decrease in collagen production as we get older. Collagen is a fibrous protein that your body naturally produces to keep your connective tissues (which includes your skin) strong, healthy, and firm. It is also essential to any healing process in your body. Thus, the decrease in collagen production as we age results in a parallel reduction in the structural quality of our skin. As a result, the signs of facial aging we just listed begin to appear more frequently.
However, there is another culprit that is instrumental in facial aging signs, and that is muscle contractions. Whenever we make a facial expression of any kind, whether it is squinting, smiling, or frowning, it creates a lot of work for the muscles, nerves, and skin fibers in those areas and requires a lot of collagens to maintain the structural quality of our skin.
As a result, wrinkles and fine lines develop at the site of those repeated muscle contractions (i.e., facial expressions) as your skin gradually loses its ability to bounce back into form effectively.
While there is no means of literally reversing aging (until someone discovers the fountain of youth, that is!), there are some effective treatment options that can reverse some of the signs of aging, or at least put them on hold so you can defy time and maintain your youthful glow as you age.
Dr. Rahi can help you with aging skin in numerous ways! We have several effective treatment options available for whatever aging skin concern you have, whether wrinkles and fine lines, skin laxity, lost volume, sunspots, or something else. Some of the treatment options available with Dr. Rahi include:
– Botox injections
– Chemical peels
– Customized facials
– Dermal fillers
– Forma skin tightening
– Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy
– PDO thread lift and other non-surgical facelifts
– Skin resurfacing treatments
– And more!
Skin resurfacing treatments work by exposing the skin in the treatment area to a substance or energy source that removes any damaged or unwanted skin. Some examples of skin resurfacing treatments include chemical peels and laser skin resurfacing.
With a chemical peel, a chemical solution is applied to the patient’s skin in the treatment area that removes the outermost layers of skin. While there is some redness and slight discomfort associated with a chemical peel, it only lasts a short time, varying on the depth of your chemical peel (light, medium, or deep). Once the skin heals, the new tissue is younger, healthier, and firmer due to an increased flux of collagen to the treatment area.
Laser skin resurfacing works in a similar way to chemical peels. However, it sends pulsating beams of light to the skin in the treatment area that precisely removes damaged and unwanted skin one layer at a time on the epidermis (outermost surface of the skin) while heating the dermal layers of skin and producing new collagen fibers in the treatment area as a result. Like chemical peels, the new skin tissue that results as the skin heals is younger-looking, smoother, healthier, and firmer.
For more information on the causes of facial aging and how Dr. Rahi can help you, please feel free to contact us or schedule an appointment through our website! We serve patients from Beverly Hills CA, Culver City CA, Santa Monica CA, West Hollywood CA, Marina Del Rey CA, Inglewood CA, and surrounding areas.
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