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Young Faces: What do They Look Like? 5 Keys to Looking Younger6 min read

reducing the effects of aging
Phillip Chang, MD

Phillip Chang, MD

Board Certified By The American Board of Plastic Surgeons.
Voted Top Plastic Surgeon in Loudoun, Virginia
Offices in Leesburg, Virginia.

Best of Loudoun 2019
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Growing old is inevitable. Year after year, we gain more experiences, memories, laughs, and opportunities to learn. Unfortunately, aging comes with a cost, and that cost is something we see everyday in the mirror.

Luckily, we don’t have to sit idly by as our faces age. There are many ways we can be proactive in improving our appearance, reducing the effects of aging, and achieving a healthier, younger, livelier look. Read below to learn about 5 keys to looking younger now!

1. Healthy, Vibrant Skin

As the largest organ in the body, our skin needs to be healthy, clean, and well taken care of to keep it looking young. This means cleaning the face with a gentle facial cleanser, staying well hydrated, and using a facial-sensitive sunscreen to protect your skin from the negative effects of UV rays.

For acne prone skin, a tea tree oil infused facial wash or mask can do wonders to clear skin. For irritated or dry skin, aloe vera cleaner is natural, soothing, and has well-known anti-aging properties. For deep creases, wrinkles around the nose, marionette lines, crows feet, and other tell-tale age indicators, coconut oil, beta carotene (found in carrots and other veggies), and lemon balm tea leaf can help reduce their prominence. For dark spots, uneven coloration, moles, marks, or other blemishes, laser skin rejuvenation can painlessly remedy these trouble areas for younger, clearer skin.

One of the most beautiful features of young-looking skin is the radiance and glow of youth. Broadband Light Therapy and Laser Skin Resurfacing improve the complexion in a gentle, painless, easy way, that smooths skin texture, improves skin health, and rids the unwanted effects of aging like rosacea, sun damage, and broken blood vessels. It reduces hyper-pigmentation and heavily textured skin to make skin look 10 years younger and feel 10 years younger.

Did you know that around 90% of visible skin changes attributed to aging are caused by the sun? Wearing sunscreen is vitally important to skin health!

2. Young, Smooth Facial Shape

As we age, our face shape tends to age along with us. We lose our round youthful shape, our jawlines vanish, and our necks sag. These unfortunate effects don’t have to haunt us – there are many remedies that can fix these problems and return our face to its best self.

A mini-facelift is one of the best ways to fix facial laxity and skin excess. This beautification service is tailored to fit for natural, youthful, and customized results satisfactory to every patient. The mini-facelift can improve the jawline, round out “squarer” faces, add volume to the cheekbones, reduce wrinkles, folds, and lines in complexion, and tighten up a drooping neck. Additional services like lid lifts, liposuction, and Botox can be added depending on what the patient is looking for.

The mini-facelift is the best way to appear younger in a natural way. With shorter recovery times and long-lasting results, the mini-facelift is well worth the investment. Watch the video below for more information.

3. Shaped, Tight Neck

Often overlooked, the neck is one of the most essential features to facial beauty! A shaped, tight neck is a sign of youthfulness that is essential to a young look. A sagging jowl, turkey neck, or neck-chin is a result of aging that fortunately can be treated in many ways.

Facial exercises and facial rollers are two home remedies that can improve neck tightness. Don’t underestimate the importance of neck stretching, sleeping with a long neck, and neck exercises. Even stretching the neck backwards and kissing the lips for a few minutes a day can taut the muscles and reduce sagging. Jade and other facial rollers also help lymph drainage and eliminate puffiness, which in turn assists blood flow to the face (that also means less facial wrinkles!).

A neck lift treatment by a surgeon can fix a double chin, turkey neck, neck-chin, excess skin, and overall improve the youthful appearance of the neck. This procedure tightens the area around the chin and neck, instantly making the patient appear much younger. The neck lift procedure can be life-changing for those who’ve struggled with self-confidence due to aged, loose, or overly-wrinkled necks. Contact us for a free consultation to see if a neck lift is right for you! 

4. Lush, Healthy Hair

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Hair is often called “the crown of the head, the frame of the face.” And properly so! Hair has a major effect on a youthful face, so healthy hair is important for anyone wanting to look younger. It’s important to remember that hair-washing products should target hygiene AND hair health! Be sure to research your shampoo, conditioner, and hair treatments to be certain they aren’t too strong for your hair and are meant for your hair type. Don’t aggressively towel-dry your hair or brush it wet – that’ll cause breakage. Use a comb as often as possible. Coconut oil treatments can aide hair regrowth and hair strength by adding nutrients to the scalp.

Hair extensions and hair color can be vital to looking younger. A proper hairstyle can make all the difference to age appearance. Thin, short hair may benefit from some hair extensions to add fullness and life. Discolored, faded, or funky hair color could benefit from professionally colored hair. A beauty stylist will help find the best hair color that will compliment lifestyle, skin tone, and overall refresh your look.

Keratin treatments and Brazilian blowouts greatly improve the quality of hair by restoring the natural protein in the hair to increase collagen production, creating a protective protein layer around the hair, and helping the hair appear thicker and fuller. It improves hair elasticity, adds smoothness to hair, reduces frizz, and adds a beautiful shine. While these treatments are ideal for any age, they are especially helpful for people who are seeking to look younger, improve their scalp, and overall have healthier hair.

5. Shining, Bright Eyes

Young Forever BBL

The eyes are the windows to the soul, and your eyes should reflect your youthful soul! However, as we age, the skin around our eyes tends to sag and droop, making our faces look tired. Applying a cold compress to the eyes for a few minutes a day can reduce swelling, puffiness, and soreness. Adding a quality eye cream to the eyes can reduce redness, dryness, and add vitality to the eyes. An eyelid lift (Blepharoplasty) may sound intimidating at first, but it can transform a person’s appearance to looking 10x younger by giving a more awake, energetic look. An eyelid lift also can target under-eye bags, skin folds, or heavy lid wrinkles. With results that can last over a decade, an eyelid lift may be an essential key to looking younger.

Ready to look younger?

If you’re interested in any of the services above, have more questions, or would like to begin your beautification journey, we invite you to come in for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Chang or one of the cosmetic laser and injection nurses to explore what services, produces, and treatments would be best to achieve your desired results! To find out more whether Aesthetica can help you, contact us online or at 703-729-5553 to arrange an appointment. Dr. Phillip Chang is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Northern Virginia near Leesburg, Virginia and an expert in a wide variety of cosmetic treatments.

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