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Facial Aging is marked by wrinkles, fine lines, dark circles, bags under eyes, sagging skin, hollow cheeks, sagging jowls, sagging eyebrows, thinning lips, thinning temples, age spots, acne scars, and more. Both internal and external factors determine facial aging. Examples of external factors include:

  • Sun exposure
  • Natural aging
  • Repeated facial movements (always smiling or frowning)
  • Skincare (or lack thereof)
  • Environment
  • Lifestyle

Internal factors may include:

  • Genetics
  • Hormone levels

The good news is that external factors can be controlled and protected against. However, internal factors, including aging, are much harder to counteract, regenerate, or rejuvenate, but not impossible. It starts with you when you’re young. The more you take care of your skin in your 20s and 30s, the better prepared you are to combat any genetic predisposition.  While facial aging and aging go hand in hand, there is a difference between aging along the natural course and aging prematurely. Facial aging signs by decade include:

The 20s

  • Crow’s feet
  • Drooping upper eyelids
  • Fine lines

The 30s

  • Fine vertical lines from facial expressions
  • Laugh lines and frown lines
  • Decreased skin volume
  • Decreased skin elasticity

The 40s and beyond

  • Increase in skin volume loss
  • Increase in the reduction of skin elasticity
  • Looser jawline
  • Sagging skin
  • Facial Hair Growth

Hormones play a large role in regulating and maintaining all of your bodily functions, including skin maintenance and appearance. Fortunately, with the advances in preventative, regenerative, and aesthetic medicine, several non-surgical treatments are available to address the many concerns that come with facial aging, including hormone replacement therapy, vitamin injections, laser therapy, neurotoxins, dermal fillers, medical facial rejuvenation devices such as microneedling and microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and more! Finding a medical expert is as simple as visiting our online community. At AgeEnvy, valuable information detailing facial aging and qualified providers for this concern is at your fingertips. Keep in mind that your health and safety comes first. That’s why our mission is to give consumers control over their health by getting them connected with providers that are licensed; verified experts focused on facial aging.