Common Changes

  • The lower face widens as jowls form
  • None changes in the upper and lower jaws shorten the face
  • The youthful ratio of the space between the upper lip to nose and between the lower lip to chin changes with age to become almost equal

Common Goals

  • Symmetry of both side of the face
  • Smooth curved contours
  • Even skin tone and texture
  • Subtle and harmonious transitions between areas of the face

Signs of facial aging

The aging face has common changes that are easy to spot. Any plan to address them needs to take into account the multiple structural layers of the face and how they work together for facial harmony.

The aging face, from the 30th to the 50th

  • Bony features, lines, and wrinkles are more visible
  • Forehead lines become more prominent
  • Lines from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth are more noticeable
  • Cheeks lose fat, thus losing their fullness
  • Loose skin is apparent at the midface
  • Changes occur in the area around the mouth, including vertical wrinkles, lip thinning, and flattening
  • Development of prejowl depressions, also known as marionette lines, form from the corners of the mouth to the chin

Over time, the face loses bone and collagen, and fat is redistributed. It helps to think of your face from every angle when you consider the effects of aging. The three main structural areas that are affected are skin, fat, and bones. Changes in any one of these structural layers affect the other layers.

As skin ages, the middle layer of the skin thins because of collagen loss, which means that the skin is more dry, less supple, less elastic, and thinner. With less collagen, the skin is less able to retain moisture. Reversing the signs of aging depends on reversing the signs of structural decline. Including collagen loss and the loss of volume.

Collagen loss leads to decreased skin supplements

Fat redistribution leads to loss of facial volume

AGE 35                  AGE 45                  AGE 55


AGE 35                  AGE 45                  AGE 55

AGE 35                  AGE 45                  AGE 55

Medical Aesthetics & Wellness

Bone loss leads to a decline in structural support