The (Not-So-Scary) Truth about Aging

young woman holding shirt collar

You know that saying, there’s more (to something) than meets the eye. This holds true for aging, too. The aging process goes well beyond what you see on the surface. Our underlying facial structure actually transforms as we get older.

Triangle of Youth vs. Pyramid of Age

As we age, changes occur in our faces and skin. Don’t worry, we can fix them…but we’ll get to that part later! Before we discuss restoring youth, let’s discuss what happens during the aging process in the first place. This will clarify the purpose behind certain anti-age solutions. During the aging process, the bottom parts of our faces (near the jawline and lower cheeks) become fuller and our faces become less firm. We also have less volume and moisture in our faces and skin. This happens due to to a decrease in hyaluronic acid: a substance that naturally exists between the cells, and gives skin a firm, youthful appearance. As we age, skin also produces less collagen and elastin. Collagen provides structure and elastin is what enables the skin to stretch.

The result? The youthful skin we know and love (features like high cheekbones, a defined jawline and overall fullness) lose definition. This is when the triangle of youth becomes the pyramid of age: characterized by flattened cheeks, folds and a less defined jawline.

How Ideal Image Can Help?

woman with inverted triangle over face
woman with triangle over face

Have no fear! Dermal fillers, anti-wrinkle injections and skin-tightening treatments can help you combat these effects. They’ll help you boost skin’s elasticity to restore facial volume, reduce wrinkles and provide Ideal Facial Rejuvenation™.

While we can’t stop the aging process, we can certainly fight it! Depending on your anti-aging needs, combining one or more of these treatments will help you achieve your desired outcome, and in turn, have you looking and feeling your best.

  • Tone and tighten with Ultherapy®This non-surgical, non-invasive procedure uses focused ultrasound and the body’s own natural healing process to lift, tone and tighten loose skin on the forehead, brow, neck, under chin and even the décolletage. Talk about benefits of a lift without the inconvenience of surgery.
  • Smooth away wrinkles with Botox® – Improve the appearance of wrinkles with these injectables that block the signal from the nerve to the muscle, reducing its ability to contract. You’re not only in and out of the office in minutes, there’s no downtime or recovery needed. Sign us up!
  • Restore volume instantly with Voluma® – Injectables like Voluma® can help add just the right amount of volume to contour your face for natural-looking results.
  • Plump up lips with Juvéderm® – Add fullness to your lips with FDA-approved fillers like Juvéderm® and Restylane®. These treatments add lost hyaluronic acid back to the skin, smoothing out smile lines and restoring lost volume for a more youthful appearance. Bonus: Results last up to one year with optimal treatment.
  • Define your jawline with Kybella® – This treatment targets double chins by destroying fat cells, melting away excess neck and chin fat to reveal a more prominent, defined jawline. Hello, new and improved side profile!

While aging is unavoidable, these treatments will help minimize the signs of aging so you can put your best face forward. Of course, the magic formula for a more youthful appearance doesn’t come without a healthy diet, lots of H20 and adequate sleep.