When you first get a brand new rubber band or hair elastic, it has a lot of elasticity to it, and it is usually pretty hard to stretch out. However, the longer you use the rubber band or elastic for, the looser it gets in the process. As you age, your skin goes through a similar process. When you are first born and up through about the first 40 years of your life, it still has a fair amount of collagen and elastin in it. However, as you age, your skin starts to lose those components— leaving you with fine lines, wrinkles, and yes, even the dreaded sag. So, what exactly happens to your skin as you age? Read on to learn more.
Consider the Elements
One of the considerations to make when taking a look at your aged skin is what kinds of elements you have exposed it to. For instance, are you a smoker or have you been around a lot of second-hand smoke? If so, your skin is more likely to age quicker than those who haven’t been exposed. Additionally, think of how much sun you have exposed your skin. Have you spent years of your life outside? If so, you will have a lot more sun damage and wrinkled skin than those who haven’t spent as much outside.
It Breaks Down
The older you get, the more the collagen and elastin in the middle layer of your skin start to break down. As these components give out, the looser your skin will be. Luckily, with fillers and injections, the doctors at Sterling Aesthetics can temporarily give you back the collagen and elasticity you said goodbye to in your 30’s.
It Loses Fat
Have you noticed that elderly individuals have thinner skin that is more susceptible to bruising? That’s because as you age, your skin stops storing fat which means that it will be thinner. Once your skin loses fat, it also loses the plumpness needed to make you look more youthful. With fat injections, however, you can restore your skin and look like yourself once again.
Aging can wreak havoc on your skin, but that’s where we at Sterling Aesthetics come into play. With both surgical and non-invasive procedures, we can help you tighten up your skin and get rid of fine lines and wrinkles in the process. To learn more, contact Sterling Aesthetics today!