Three Natural Signs of Aging and How to Restore Facial Skin

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Our skin becomes thinner and less firm as we age. The fat deposits that keep skin plump also diminish, which leads to the development of deep wrinkles and hollow areas. While we cannot stop natural aging, New Orleans Plastic Surgery offers a custom solution in the form of our I Heart My Face procedure in New Orleans, LA.

Below, plastic and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Michelle Eagan explores three natural signs of aging and how our custom treatments can keep you appearing refreshed and rejuvenated. Call now to learn about our unique combination of dermal fillers, wrinkle relaxers, cosmetic surgery, and fat grafting treatment.

1. Wrinkles and creases

When we lose essential proteins like collagen and elastin, our skin is less able to bounce back from being stretched out or pulled. At the same time, years of making facial expressions cause creases in areas like the forehead and around the eyes and mouth. These are commonly known as dynamic wrinkles.

I Heart My Face treatment at New Orleans Plastic Surgery may include dermal fillers or neuromodulators (wrinkle relaxers), depending on your unique needs and goals. While fillers temporarily fill in creases and lines, neuromodulators stop the contraction of facial muscles that cause wrinkles in the first place.

2. Volume loss

Fat loss is another familiar but undesirable sign of aging. When the fat pads in our cheeks thin out over time, we begin to notice a sunken appearance around the eyes and mid-face. Some areas may appear hollow or gaunt, and the lips may become thinner as well.

Restoring facial volume is one of the main goals of our I Heart My Face procedure in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Eagan achieves this through fat grafting, a process of harvesting fat from one body area and injecting it into places that could use more fullness. This adds more contour to your face and creates a youthful look.

3. Sagging skin

When volume loss occurs, the skin around the face also begins to sag and droop downward. It may become more difficult to see a defined jawline, and loose jowls may start to form. A "turkey neck" is another telltale sign of sagging skin. This is one of the most difficult signs of aging to manage since it cannot be corrected with topical creams or over-the-counter products.

New Orleans Plastic Surgery can tighten the skin around the face and neck through our state-of-the-art cosmetic procedures. A facelift or neck lift can erase years from your appearance by removing excess skin and repositioning the underlying tissue.

Which treatments are right for me?

A consultation with Dr. Eagan is the best way to determine which I Heart My Face treatments work best for you and your goals. During this appointment, we will assess your skin, discuss your concerns, and develop a custom plan that may include one or a unique combination of dermal fillers, wrinkle relaxers, cosmetic surgery, and fat grafting. We help you achieve a refreshed appearance that still looks like you.

Try the I Heart My Face procedure in New Orleans

We understand that aging is an inevitable part of life. But that doesn't mean you have to like it! If you're ready to do something about wrinkles, volume loss, and sagging skin, call New Orleans Plastic Surgery to schedule an I Heart My Face consultation. Dr. Michelle Eagan knows how to help you look and feel your best at any age in New Orleans, LA.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.