The three most common facial ageing concerns – and what to do about them

eye-211610_640The complaint we hear most frequently from patients at our Mayfair aesthetic clinic is that they look older than their years – or at least, older than they feel.

Of course, there are numerous factors that affect how old you look, and it’s not all about your face. However there are three concerns that top London cosmetic doctor Dr Joney De Souza hears time and time again in his consultations, so this week we thought we would write a post on what those concerns are, and what we can do about them.

1. Lines and wrinkles

It will come as no surprise to anyone to learn that facial lines and wrinkles are the number one reason people seek treatment at our clinic. These are often the first visible signs of ageing on the face, and they are relatively easily dealt with:

Dynamic wrinkles – those lines that appear when you form a particular facial expression, such as frowning – can be frozen using anti-wrinkle injections (commonly known as Botox). Other facial lines can be treated with dermal fillers, which will literally fill in the lines so that they are no longer visible to the naked eye.

2. Volume loss

Once we reach a certain age, the amount of collagen and elastin our skin cells produce begins to deplete. As these are the substances that keep our skin plump and firm, the outward effect of this is a decrease in volume in key areas of the face, often leaving us looking gaunt.

Facial volume loss can be treated in one of two ways. Either using specialist dermal fillers, which are slightly more viscose (thicker) than those used to fill in lines, and are injected deeper into the dermis to fill out the areas of lost volume; or using platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP), where platelet-rich plasma is harvested from your own blood and injected into your face. This stimulates the production of collagen in the skin, which in turn plumps out the face. This process takes much longer than using fillers for volume loss, but the results last longer, too.

3. Bags under the eyes

Another common complaint from patients here at our London cosmetic clinic is that the dark circles under their eyes have become more pronounced with age, causing them to look tired all the time.

This problem can again be treated with dermal fillers, in a procedure known as tear trough rejuvenation. This is quite a specialised technique, which should only be performed by a suitably qualified and experienced practitioner, such as Dr Joney.

If you are suffering from all of these problems and are unsure which to treat first, it might be worth considering our revolutionary 8-point Facelift procedure, which aims to deal with all of these ageing concerns in one treatment.

For more information, please contact us.

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