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We are all aware of the effects of aging on our faces. Although many different factors contribute to these signs, we have no control over some, such as genetics. Other contributors, including smoking and sun exposure, are controllable, however. We are also responsible for choices that can help prevent visible aging, such as exercising, eating a balanced diet, and practicing proper skin care. Our Toronto medical spa offers a number of treatments that can help you reduce the appearance of facial aging and keep you looking young and healthy.

To learn more about any of the following procedures offered at Visage Clinic, request a consultation with Dr. Marc DuPéré, or call our office at (416) 929-9800.

Signs of Facial Aging & Treatment Options

Skin

Aging:

  • Lost elasticity
  • Reduced hydration
  • Sagging
  • Loss of facial soft tissue volume
  • Reduced hyaluronic acid support
  • Accumulation of sun damage effects and brown discoloration
  • Breakdown and proliferation of capillaries

Treatment Options:

  • High-quality medical skin care, cleansers, moisturizers, clarifying agents, doctor-prescribed vitamin A cream, glycolic acids (AHA), form-stable vitamin C, antioxidants
  • Medically approved sunscreen protecting against both UVA and UVB rays, as well as physical and chemical sunblocks
  • Dermal fillers such as the hyaluronic acid family (Restylane® and JUVÉDERM®), Sculptra® (temporary synthetic filler), or protein-rich plasma (PRP)
  • Laser treatments:
  • IPL and BBL
  • Vascular lasers to improve larger veins
  • Profraction, a fractional erbium laser resurfacing option for damaged skin that can improve the skin texture, fine wrinkles, hyperpigmentation (brown spots, melasma), and mild scars over several treatments
  • Full erbium laser resurfacing for severe wrinkles and deeper scars
  • Surgical excision and lifting procedures

Forehead

Aging:

  • Sagging forehead, particularly on the temporal aspect
  • Drooping in the outside portions of the eyebrows
  • More wrinkles on the forehead, near the eyes, and between the eyebrows

Treatment Options:

  • Skin care, sunscreens, and lasers
  • Botulinum protein A (BOTOX®, XEOMIN®, Dysport®)
  • Forehead and brow lifts

Eyebrows

Aging:

  • Sagging of the lateral, or outside, aspects of the eyebrows, creating a sadder, more tired look
  • Excess skin in the upper lids
  • Hair thinning in the eyebrows

Treatment Options:

  • Makeup and permanent micropigmentation (medical tattooing) for thinning eyebrows
  • Customized botulinum protein A treatment
  • Dermal fillers, performed by an advanced injector only
  • Brow and forehead surgical lifts

Peri-Ocular (Eye) Area and Lids

Aging:

  • Loss of fatty tissue in the lid-cheek through and over the superior orbital bony area, making the periorbital region look hollow
  • Protruding fat pads
  • More wrinkles
  • Excess skin in the upper lids

Treatment Options:

  • Skin care, sunscreens, and some lasers
  • Botulinum protein A for crow's-feet
  • Various fillers or fat grafting to replenish volume loss
  • Surgical excision of excess fat pockets and skin (blepharoplasty)

Temple Region

Aging:

  • Temporal regions commonly hollow over time due to loss of fatty tissue and, in some cases, thinning muscle and bony remodeling

Treatment options:

  • Fillers to replenish hollowed temples
  • Fat grafting
  • Dermal grafts

Cheeks and Laugh Lines/Folds

Aging:

  • Volume loss
  • Cheek descent
  • Loss of the peaks, or the "apples," of the cheeks in women
  • Soft tissue sagging that exacerbates laugh lines

Treatment Options:

  • Skin care,and laser resurfacing
  • Volumizers such as Perlane®, JUVÉDERM Voluma, and RADIESSE® to lift sagging cheeks
  • Various lifting procedures such as a facelift, especially with deeper work around the muscle layer (called the SMAS) to prolong results

Nose

Aging:

  • Skin quality changes tremendously over time
  • Brown spots
  • Broken capillaries (often also seen with rosacea)
  • Pre-cancerous lesions
  • Soft tissue loses its elasticity
  • Nasal tip may appear to sag down
  • "Bunny lines" over the sides of the nose become deeper and more obvious
  • Bone and cartilage remodel over time

Treatment Options:

  • Topical skin care and sunscreens
  • IPL and BBL for red and brown pigmentation
  • Levulan and blue light for sun-damaged skin (actinic keratoses)
  • Botulinum protein A for "bunny lines" and to lift up a droopy nasal tip
  • Fillers to lift the nasal tip or to correct a low bridge or a post-traumatic concavity in the nose
  • Nasal surgery such as a rhinoplasty with various techniques of skeletal correction and nasal tip refinement

Lips & Mouth

Aging:

  • Downward migration of the mouth corners
  • Appearance of "marionette lines" and triangles
  • Thinning of the lips
  • Small peri-oral wrinkles

Treatment Options:

  • Over-the-counter creams, medical-grade skin care, sunscreens
  • Laser resurfacing
  • Fillers (JUVÉDERM® Ultra and Volbella, Restylane®) to replenish lost volume while maintaining a natural and aesthetically pleasing look
  • Botulinum protein A to lift the corners of the mouth slightly and soften "smoker's lines"
  • Facelift procedures to lift the corners of the mouth

Jawline and Chin

Aging:

  • Jawline loses its crisp definition with loss of skin elasticity
  • Jowls appear
  • Chin starts showing small pits ("orange peel" look)
  • Loss of chin volume
  • Loss of volume in front of the ears and earlobes and at the angle of the jaw

Treatment Options:

  • Skin care, sunscreens and various lasers
  • Botulinum protein A
  • Fillers in the chin and along the jawline
  • Facelift procedures to address sagging jowls, sagging cheeks, and marionette folds

Neck

Aging:

  • The neck is often the first part of the face to show aging
  • Excess fatty tissue commonly accumulates under the chin
  • Neck muscles (platysma) start separating and hanging down, creating neck bands
  • More lines in the neck area
  • Sun damage

Treatment Options:

  • Skin care, sunscreens, doctor-prescribed vitamin A cream
  • IPL and BBL and laser treatments
  • Botulinum protein A for bands and horizontal neck lines, or to provide a small lift when Nefertiti injections are performed
  • Fillers for fine horizontal lines
  • BELKYRA™ injections to reduce fat that causes a double chin
  • Surgical neck lift, often including liposuction to the neck; reattachment and repair of the neck muscles; suspension of the neck muscles; soft tissue redraping; and excision of excess skin
  • Neck lift, performed alone or in combination with a full facelift

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