Tightening and Lifting the Lower Face and Erasing Years
Aging affects the entire body, but the hands of time leave the greatest indications of age on the face. Many of the underlying aging changes are made manifest by the discreet pull of gravity, which leads to sagging and lengthening of facial skin. This pull of gravity is especially evident as we begin to show jowls, folds near the nose and the weakening of facial skin.
When we understand the common patterns of aging, we can grab the helping hand offered by board-certified dermatologist and aesthetic expert Dr. Chris Hubbell and obtain a customized treatment plan that can help to turn back the hands of time.
Each decade adds distinct change to the lower face:
Ages 30 – 40: Aging begins to display facial atrophy (decrease in size or wasting away), and we experience the development of extra skin. Facial soft tissue changes are initially small, making this the best time to stall the aging process with aesthetic nonsurgical options.
Ages 40 – 50: The nasolabial folds at the sides of the nose become defined and more apparent. The lower face becomes looser and more pliable, and wrinkles begin to show in the loose skin on the lower cheeks. Around the lips, the chin softens and jowls start to form.
Ages 50 – 60: Lines and loose skin develop on the neck. The jaw loses its form and shape, and lips deepen around the mouth and begin to lose fullness. Jowls form, and the end of the nose droops.
Ages 60 – 80: The facial skin is elongated and even more saggy. Wrinkles and sagging lines are displayed on the cheeks and around the mouth and nose. The chin and jowls further lengthen as the skin’s fat dissipates and atrophy gains a stronghold.
Improve Your Skin at Any Age
Subtle cosmetic changes at the any age will help to refresh your skin and improve your appearance. It’s never too late to turn back the hands of time. The outstanding, revolutionary techniques and products in the cosmetic arena are fantastic, and a surgical facelift is no longer the first choice! There are collagen boosting treatments to smooth the skin and facial filler injections to restore volume naturally that do not require incisions or an extended recovery period.
The results from facial fillers can produce a noticeably different, yet subtle and natural looking change in your appearance when expertly and artistically administered. The family of Juvéderm fillers (JUVÉDERM®, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® and VOLBELLA®) is durable with results that may last up to one to two years. Juvéderm fillers are soft and pliable and an excellent product for the gentle areas around the mouth, lips, nose and chin.
These advanced facial fillers are composed of manufactured hyaluronic acid, an otherwise naturally occurring part of the human body, that can produce a natural looking result and are used to restore a youthful looking appearance by immediately filling in wrinkles and deep lines and plumping up sagging areas due to volume loss.
Dr. Hubbell’s mastery of advanced techniques and extensive experience can provide you with a natural and artistically sculpted, firmer looking, smooth and lifted result. Some of the common uses for facial fillers include:
- Erase or soften nasolabial folds (smiles lines that run from the sides of the nose down towards the corners of the mouth)
- Erase or decrease vertical lip lines (smoker’s lines)
- Erase or reduce oral commissures (corner lines of the mouth)
- Erase or reduce marionette lines (lines that run from the corners of the lips downward towards the sides of the chin)
- Enhance thin lips, provide natural balance and symmetry or smooth lips
- Strengthen jaw line for a crisper, more defined chin
- Reduce the appearance of pre-jowls and jowls
- Erase or decrease chin wrinkles
*In some instances facial fillers used off label.
How Will Collagen Help to Stop Aging?
Collagen is a protein within the skin which gives facial skin its strength and shape. Collagen works with elastin to give the skin strength and firmness. Aging and sun exposure deplete both collagen and elastin, and the face and neck begin to show the signs of this loss with sagging skin, wrinkles, jowls and elongated features, such as the lengthening of the nose and drooping of the skin beneath the chin. But, noninvasive cosmetic treatments can spur the regeneration of collagen and elastin, reducing the results of this progression.
Jump Start the Production of Collagen
Ulthera™ is an FDA-approved treatment that uses ultrasound to counteract the effects that gravity has on the lower face, chin, neck, jaw line and décolleté (upper chest). This is the perfect way to push back against the power of gravity and to mainly lift and additionally tighten your skin. The ultrasound energy is safe and typically achieves impressive results without downtime and significant side effects. The treatment shows immediate results and over the next couple of months displays greater results as the collagen responds to the treatment by multiplying.
ThermiTight™ is predominately a skin tightening treatment with additional benefits of lifting and mild fat reduction. This procedure uses controlled thermal energy to comfortably tighten the skin on your neck and jaw line. ThermiTight™ uses a tiny probe with controlled heat to stimulate the skin, which will cause the increase the production of collagen over the following four to six months. The increased collagen will tighten and mildly lift the skin on the treated areas, including the jowls, chin, neck and cheeks.
ThermiTight™ and or Ulthera™:
- Lift sagging skin
- Tighten facial skin
- Define jaw line
- Strengthen chin
- Reduce appearance of lines and wrinkles
- Improve neck skin
- Treat skin on the décolleté
Customized Treatment Plan
Because patients have different desires and needs, Dr. Hubbell offers some of the very best treatments available in the Acadiana area. A consultation is the best place and time to learn about which treatment best matches your personal goals. Board-certified and aesthetic skin expert Dr. Chris Hubbell will examine your face, chin and neck, and he will then provide you with a recommended treatment that is customized for you.
Turning back the years of time is possible with the help of Hubbell Dermatology and Aesthetics. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Hubbell call 337-989-7272. We look forward to hearing from you!