People turn to a micro face lift, or a mid face lift, in a bid to tackle the early signs of aging.
This process is further escalated by lifestyle and external factors such as sun exposure, stress, smoking, nutrition and sleep. Our skin produces a protein called collagen. This is what gives our skin a plump, fresh and youthful look. Collagen production diminishes with age and as a result, our skin loses its elasticity, causing it to wrinkle and sag. This laxity can lead to hollows, lines and ridges appearing on the face. You may experience some or all of the following:
- Flattened or sunken cheeks, caused by age-related loss of facial fat
- Deep creases between the lower eyelid and upper cheek, known as tear troughs
- Saggy cheek fat
- Deep smile lines, also known as nasolabial folds, which stretch from the bottom of the nose to the mouth corners.