Do you wake up one morning, look in the mirror and think you have aged overnight?  

This is what I hear most commonly from my clients. 

The truth is – the aging process starts when we are in our 30’s!

It is also multifactorial – affecting the facial bones, volume, and skin integrity. 

How does aging affect the facial bone structure?

As we age, our jaw bone shrinks and retracts. Our chin recedes.  The eye sockets become wider, longer and larger – causing the dreaded tear trough otherwise known as bags under the eyes. 

How does aging affect facial volume?

When we are younger, we have full fat pads under our skin that lift our cheeks, temples and jawline.  These deep fat pads fade away as we age, causing the face to appear to have fallen down and forward –  causing pre-jowling and a disappearing jawline.

How does aging affect the skin?

Now let’s look at the skin. Collagen and elastin are essential ingredients for youthful, firm smooth skin. However, our facial collagen production slows down starting in our 30’s and we completely stop making it by the time we are in our mid 40’s.  

Also, our skin cell turnover slows down dramatically and we eventually stop making fresh new skin cells.  Cellular turnover plays a significant role in how our skin looks and feels. The term cellular turnover describes how quickly new skin cells migrate from the deepest layers to the top layers of skin. Slowed cellular turnover leads to a loss of skin vibrancy, lift, elasticity, and firmness. 

At BeautoxEtc, we feel that taking a conservative, multi-modal approach to slow the signs of aging yields the best results.  

We can accomplish SO MUCH with 

  • A great skincare regimen that stimulates timely skin cell turnover
  • A few injectable treatments to beautifully rejuvenate the face, replace the lost volume and gently reverse the aging process 
  • Collagen stimulation treatments such as microneedling and Sculptra to replace lost collagen. 

So even though it seems like you have aged overnight – you haven’t. This process has been going on for a long time. However thanks to the latest aesthetic advancements, we can keep facial aging at bay for a long time.

Mary Dealy

Mary Dealy, is a board certified Nurse Practitioner with over 25 years of clinical expertise from some of Massachusetts most prestigious hospitals. She launched BeautoxEtc, a cosmetic dermatology practice located in Medfield, Massachusetts.

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