Most people try to put their best face forward each day, whether they’re going to work or a social event. Unfortunately, certain lines and wrinkles can make you appear unhappy, even angry, no matter what makeup or hair tricks you try. These signs of aging could pose more than a cosmetic issue for you as someone who looks unhappy or exhausted may be treated differently by acquaintances and even in your doctor’s office because of the perception given off by your wrinkles.
Dr. Carlos Chacon at Divino Plastic Surgery can help you smoothen these signs of aging so you look well-rested and refreshed. The following are some of the common facial lines and wrinkles that give off a sour facial expression.
Horizontal lines across your forehead form over time due to repeated frowning, squinting and other facial expressions. As they deepen, you may appear worried and unhappy. Botox is a neuromodulator injectable that can treat the source of forehead lines, smoothening the skin for a rejuvenated and welcoming look. Botox is made with botulinum toxin type A and is injected into the muscle under your forehead lines to immobilize the muscle temporarily.
Also called “11s,” these vertical lines between your eyebrows give off the impression you’re angry and stressed. Frown lines are also caused by repetitive muscle movements when you squint, frown or concentrate. Botox is FDA-approved to treat frown lines, undoing years of effects from frowning, smiling and squinting, with results that may last three to four months. Maintenance treatments can help you retain your anti-aging results with Botox.
Sagging skin, stretched muscles and fat displacement from aging can cause your eyebrows to sag or droop, making you look tired or sad. In some cases, your brows may droop so low that they affect your ability to see clearly, causing you to lift them with your fingers to perform everyday tasks such as reading. A brow lift with our skilled cosmetic surgeon can restore a youthful placement to the brows and improve frown lines. Dr. Chacon can combine your brow lift with eyelid surgery to provide a well-rested, younger look with clear vision.
Hollows Under the Eyes
Dark circles, under-eye bags and hollowing are common as you get older. Some of these could be hereditary or due to aging combined with dehydration or stress. No matter the cause, hollowing under the eyes can give you a sad, exhausted appearance that no amount of coffee or concealer can truly hide. A few ways to treat under-eye cosmetic concerns include lower eyelid surgery (lower blepharoplasty) and dermal fillers such as Juvéderm that add volume to the area.
Marionette lines are the vertical lines that extend from the edges of your mouth toward your chin. As you get older, your skin starts to produce less collagen, an essential protein found throughout your body that helps the skin maintain its youthful structure. You also make less elastin, which gives your skin the ability to snap back after facial expressions and worsens lines and wrinkles. Marionette lines and other wrinkles around the mouth can give you an angry or sad appearance, but dermal fillers are a great way to reduce these signs of aging.
Schedule Your Facial Rejuvenation Consultation in San Diego
If you struggle with looking sad, angry or tired due to signs of aging, Dr. Carlos Chacon can help. Contact Divino Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation and see which surgical or non-surgical procedure is right for you.