facial aging

In the field of aesthetic dermatology, the most demanded body region is the face. Undesirable changes are observed on the face as a result of both chronological aging, sun exposure and smoking. Although the aging process of the face differs between individuals depending on many hereditary and environmental factors, there are some basic elements that are the same in each individual.

Wrinkles: Wrinkles on the skin become apparent only during the work of the mimic muscles in the early period, but they also become visible over time when the muscles are at rest. Although this situation can be delayed by preventing the operation of mimic muscles with Botulinum toxin (Botox) applications as a preventative, energy-based applications such as laser, radiofrequency and plasma are also frequently needed in advanced cases. The short duration of the application and the relatively little pain, the fact that there is no recovery process after the application, it does not adversely affect the social life of the person, and the high patient satisfaction because it is effective has made Botox applications the most sought-after cosmetic intervention worldwide. The most obvious disadvantage of the application is that the effect lasts for an average of 2-6 months.

Loss of volume: During the aging process, it is inevitable to decrease in volume in facial fat, connective and muscle tissues. From the early thirties, approximately 1-2 ml of volume is lost each year. This becomes evident towards the age of forty. This can be delayed in dark-skinned individuals and with appropriate sun protection. The volume loss on the face can be corrected with dermal filler applications. The most popular dermal filler is hyaluronic acid, one of the components of the skin.

Stains and redness: The most obvious environmental factor that plays a role in skin aging is sun exposure. As a result of solar damage, the skin loses its elasticity, as well as an increase in the thin capillaries near the surface and the formation of spots of various appearances. Both problems have solutions with applications such as laser and IPL. Of course, it is possible to prevent these problems with proper sun protection.

Sagging: Loosening and sagging occur due to the loss of elasticity of the skin and the effect of gravity. In order to overcome this situation, energy-based applications such as high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), radiofrequency and laser and rope suspension methods are used. In advanced cases, surgical methods are needed.

For each individual, several of the above-mentioned problems often coexist in varying degrees. This makes it necessary to plan more than one treatment option correctly and to personalize the treatment. Both the fact that there is a lot of information pollution on the internet and the statements and actions of people who are not legally competent in our country regarding these issues, which have no scientific basis, are confusing for the individual who has aesthetic concerns. Your Dermatology or Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery specialist is the right address to define (diagnose) the aforementioned problems correctly, to determine the treatment options, to plan the entire treatment process and to manage the unwanted situations that may occur by taking preventive measures first.