This article was originally published in 2019, as an insert in Modern Aesthetics. The following excerpt was written by Dr. Munavalli, on behalf of the publication.
Your face ages in many different and specific ways. Some changes come from the outside—namely the sun’s damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays and environmental exposures—and others come from the inside, such as your genes and age.
Together, these external and internal forces control how quickly and radically your face ages.
Makeup can cover up some signs of facial aging, including uneven skin tone and tired-looking, puffy eyes, and good skin care can also counteract some of the signs of aging, but they can do only so much.
This is why so many of you are concerned about the signs of facial aging. Topping your collective list of worries is skin discoloration, followed by lines and wrinkles around the eyes, skin texture issues, and overall sagging facial skin in the mid- and lower face, according to the latest survey from the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS).
You can’t stop facial aging, but you can control how well you age by putting the brakes on some of its more vexing and visible signs. Prevention—first and foremost, the judicious use of sunscreen—can help keep skin wrinkle-free longer. Luckily, a growing array of minimally invasive technologies including energy-based devices, such as lasers and micro-needling, can help erase and smooth some of the other visible signs of aging on the face.
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