What are my anti-ageing options?

What are my anti-ageing options?The process of ageing plays out boldly on our faces, making the fact of our age visible to all – and to ourselves in the mirror. Disguising it presents a challenge.

For many of those who present at Mr Sudip Ghosh’s Milton Keynes anti-ageing clinic, the signs of ageing are not a true reflection of how they feel or how they act – ‘I’m not old, I don’t act old – yet I’m starting to look old!’

And their fear is that in appearing to be more senior, more tired and more weary, they will start to feel that way, too. What are their options for preserving their youthful appearance?

Why is my face beginning to sag?

Over time, gravity, the sun and lifestyle factors undermine the skin’s elasticity and the condition of the underlying facial muscles.

The cheeks are a pivotal feature of the face, with volume here providing shape and structure; as they lose volume, there follows a general drooping: jowls form along the jawline, the nasolabial crease deepens, the corners of the mouth become more inclined to turn down, the skin on the neck crinkles.

Above the cheeks, the eyelids can also droop. Milton Keynes surgeon Mr Sudip Ghosh offers a range of surgical procedures: eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) to rejuvenate the eyes, facelift or mid-facelift to tighten the skin and restore youthful definition; a neck lift can smooth out the loose effect that is a classic telltale sign of age.

Is cosmetic surgery the only answer?

Surgical procedures are not for everybody and there are many non-surgical alternatives that can produce anti-ageing results.

Botox works well to still dynamic wrinkles, dermal fillers temporarily restore volume and definition, and chemical peels rejuvenate the skin by removing the top layer, revealing a less damaged, more youthful layer with fewer pigmentation marks and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

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