As we age, our skin starts to produce less collagen, elastin, hyaluronic acid, and other essential components that keep our bodies youthful and radiant. The first signs of aging tend to show up in some places before others, including these five areas of the body that show signs of aging first.
The Corners of the Mouth
One of the first areas that begin to show the telling signs of aging is the corners of the mouth. The edges of your mouth turning down can easily make you look as if you are always frowning or angry. Fat loss in your cheeks leads to “marionette lines” on either side of your mouth, which contributes to the appearance of a permanent frown. As the neck’s platysma muscles begin to pull down over time, this can worsen the presence of these lines.
Finding a solution: Drooping corners of the mouth and marionette lines can easily be solved with properly placed Botox or Dysport. These fillers work by restoring lost facial volume and filling in deep lines and creases. Fillers can also be successfully used to reshape the lips, add volume, and correct asymmetry.
The Corners of the Eyes
Fine lines are commonly known as “crows feet” and start to form at the corners of the eyes as we age. Your eyes are involved in so many different facial expressions that these lines are often the first to show before wrinkles develop in other areas of your face. From smiling and laughing to frowning and squinting, these repetitive movements create dynamic wrinkles that show each time your face changes expression. Dynamic wrinkles turn to static wrinkles that remain even while at rest after time.
Finding a solution: Fine lines around the corners of the eyes can be easily corrected using a few techniques. Botox injections can help to relax the muscles that cause crow’s feet to form. Studies have found that starting Botox injections early and getting them regularly may help to prevent crow’s feet and other static wrinkles from forming. For those looking to treat already-present static wrinkles around the eyes (and other areas of the face, too!), Ultherapy is an incredible treatment for reducing the appearance of lines and deep wrinkles.
Vertical Creases Between the Eyebrows
Frown lines, “11 lines,” and vertical creases are all different names for the stubborn creases that form between the eyebrows. These deep lines resemble the number 11, which is precisely where they get their name. These lines start to show for the same reasons crow’s feet do: this is an area involved in many facial expressions leading static wrinkles to form quickly.
Finding a solution: Similar to previously mentioned solutions, vertical creases between the eyebrows are easily treated with Botox and Dysport. Healthy skincare habits like wearing sunscreen daily, keeping your body hydrated, and getting enough sleep all help to reduce the appearance of these lines and wrinkles.
The Backs of the Hands
The skin on the hands is very thin, just like the skin underneath our eyes, making it extremely fragile. Hands are often exposed to the elements that are the biggest culprits of damage, such as sun damage. These harmful UV rays can cause skin-plumping proteins, such as collagen and elastin, to break down quickly and allow dark spots to appear.
Finding a solution: Preserving the youthful look of your hands requires special attention. The most important thing you can do for the skin on your hands is to apply sunscreen. Reapplying throughout the day with an SPF 40 will help lock in moisture and keep your skin protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays. If your hands require some extra TLC to restore their youthful appearance, professional anti-aging treatments like IPL for brown spot removal and Picosure Focus for skin renewal can help.
Loose Skin on the Neck
The skin on the neck is often forgotten about during at-home skincare routines. This area is also prone to develop wrinkles and show other signs of aging before the skin on the rest of our bodies catch up.
Finding a solution: We offer a variety of treatment options and will help you select the treatment that fits your skin and your treatment goals. Ultherapy is the gold standard for sagging skin – it offers excellent results that take hold over time, and stimulates your body’s collagen production. Laser skin resurfacing also helps to improve fine lines and wrinkles caused by loose skin.
For more skincare tips and tricks for correcting the five areas on the body that show signs of aging first, contact Laser Aesthetic Center. We’re here to help keep your appearance as youthful as possible while determining the best treatment options for you!