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to view photos of dental work carried out on some of our
Before looking at the before and after pictures it is important
to understand the changes in facial features that occur in facial
ageing and also at what age they start to appear. We have created a
section called signs of facial ageing where we compare facial
features of the young and the old. These should not be confused as
before and after pictures.
Facial ageing used to be regarded mainly as gravity assisted
sagging of the soft tissues of the face. Recent research has shown
that boney changes taking place on the face also contribute to
facial ageing. As we grow older the facial muscles thin down and put
less strain on the bones and the bones in turn become weaker. On the
face this can be seen as flattening of the cheek bones.
Signs Of Facial Ageing
Facial ageing starts to occur at a very young age. As early as
the late teens and 20's, the main
symptoms appear on the skin of the face. Ageing of the skin is
caused by external factors like sun, smoking and air pollution, and
internal factors which cause thinning of the skin. At this age, most
of the damage is sun related.
30's: The upper eyelid skin
starts to become loose and lines start to appear around the nose and
the mouth. In the late thirties the corners of the eyes and the
mouth may start to droop downwards.
40's: Wrinkles start to appear
on the forehead, crows feet begin to appear around the eyes and the
jaw line starts to sag leading to the early formation of jowls.
Cheeks are starting to flatten a little.
50's: The upper eyelid sagging
may reach the eyelashes; the droop on the corners of the eye starts
to give a patient a sad look. The nose tip tends to droop and
wrinkles begin to appear around the lips and the neck. The skin on
the cheeks start to become loose and the nice rounded and curved
cheeks of youth appear flat. Hair loses its soft sheen and you may
get receding hairline and thinning of the hair.
60's: All the wrinkles deepen
and there is a decrease in the eye size from the progressive
encroachment from the surrounding lid skin, the skin becomes thinner
70's: Signs of advance ageing
appear making the face more skeleton like. By this age the muscle
mass on the face has decreased by 40%.