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Mill Plain Medical Aesthetics
Facial Ageing and Rejuvenation
Skin aging is a complex biological process that arises from two basic processes: intrinsic aging (influenced by genetics factors, cellular metabolism, hormone and metabolic processes) and extrinsic aging caused by chronic light exposure, pollution, ionizing radiation, chemicals, and toxins.
These factors are responsible for structural and physiological alterations in each skin layer that cause changes in appearance especially on sun-exposed skin. Many of the clinical facial manifestations, influenced by intrinsic aging, are caused by decrease in collagen, atrophy, loss of volume, gravity, reduction in skin elasticity, gradual bone resorption with resulting in dry and wrinkled skin.
Progressive photodamage to the epidermis and dermis results initially in loss of luster, then dryness, followed by fine lines and wrinkles and age spots. Histologically, there is thinning of the dermis. The collagen becomes fragile and disorganized and there is a decrease in elastin and fibroblast content.
In the case of women, estrogen levels begin to decline in women in their late 30s, contributing to the progressive loss of elastin and collagen as well as slowing of the rate of renewal of cells of the skin. This is further accelerated at menopause.
Advances in Medical Facial rejuvenation has allowed both men and women to seemingly halt the aging process. The use of neurotoxins and facial fillers have increased year after year as well as other modalities of treatment in aesthetic medicine such as lasers, liposuction and skin care products. The trend seems to be moving away from typical facial "surgery" by addressing and correcting the causative factors. The realization is that the aging process cannot be improved only with surgical intervention. Patients will still need facial filling to regain a youthful appearance.
The human skin, like all other organs, undergoes chronological aging that starts from approximately 30 years of age. The skin aging is the sum of the interactions between individual hereditary expression and the environmental influences that occur during one’s life.
Facial Aging and Rejuvenation