Aging Skin

Changes in skin quality are usually among the first signs of aging. In addition to natural aging, years of exposure to the sun and environmental toxins gradually wear down the skin, causing volume loss, sagging, thinning, and fine lines and wrinkles. Anti-aging skin care treatments and products can help slow the effects of aging, restore skin health, and keep you looking younger longer.

Common Aging Concerns

Aging skin manifests in several ways. Kirsch Dermatology offers anti-aging dermatology treatments as well as at-home skin care recommendations to keep your skin looking and feeling healthy, vibrant, and youthful.

Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Some lines and wrinkles, such as those that form between the brows or at the corners of the eyes, are called dynamic wrinkles. These wrinkles begin to show with age due to many years of making facial expressions. Other lines and wrinkles, such as those that form around the mouth and nose, are called static wrinkles. These lines form as skin elasticity diminishes with age and the skin begins to sag.

Deep Creases

Deep creases in the skin are more likely to occur with moderate to severe facial skin laxity caused by aging and gravity. Common examples are nasolabial folds (lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth) and marionette lines (frame the mouth and chin).

Thinning Skin

Your skin naturally thins out as you get older. As collagen and elastin levels gradually deplete, skin loses its youthful fullness and plumpness and is more likely to show aging. Thinning skin shows facial volume loss and develops a fragile, papery look.

Sagging Skin

Over time, your skin will gradually begin to sag. Elastin naturally found within the skin keeps it tight and firm; however, elastin levels diminish as you age. This allows gravity to take its toll and leads to noticeable aging signs, such as facial jowls and sagging neck skin.

Rough Skin Texture

While babies have soft skin that is silky smooth, older individuals often have rougher skin that requires the frequent use of lotion to soften it. Rough skin texture develops due to gradually diminishing skin quality and increasing dryness due to aging.

Increasingly Dry Skin

The older you get, the more you will find yourself concerned with skin hydration. Keeping your skin hydrated becomes increasingly difficult as aging reduces the skin’s natural hydration levels.