What You Need to Know about the Aging Process

About the facial aging processThe Aging Process

Knowledge is power when it comes to good skincare. Understanding the aging process and your specific aging concerns allows you to make informed decisions on what measures to take. Here, Sacramento plastic surgeon Dr. Donald Hause breaks down the most common aging concerns as well as surgical and non-surgical treatments to address them.

Twenties and Thirties

Not even young adults are immune from developing wrinkles and fine lines. Sleepless nights, eating unhealthy foods, and sun damage can all lead to premature lines, wrinkles, and dark under-eye bags. The best thing you can do in your 20s and 30s is practiced good lifestyle habits, including not smoking, drinking plenty of water, cutting back on sugary, fried, and fatty foods, and protecting your skin from the sun. Pair these good lifestyle habits with quality, medical-grade skin care products. Products with ingredients such as retinol and hyaluronic acid can preserve your skin’s supple and youthful appearance for as long as possible.

In recent years, more young adults have begun to invest in non-surgical cosmetic treatments such as Botox to address wrinkles and lines before or as soon as they begin to appear. Treatments like laser skin resurfacing are helpful in treating sun damage and improving skin complexion.

Forties and Fifties

As you get older, your body produces less collagen, a protein that gives skin its elastic quality. This, paired with the loss of facial fat and muscle tone, causes the skin to droop, a common aging concern among individuals in their 40s and 50s. Loose, drooping skin can accumulate on the eyelids and cause the eyes to appear hooded. Puffy under-eye bags can form and the neck and jawline can lose definition.

While non-surgical treatments like Botox can still be used to minimize wrinkles and lines, some individuals begin to consider surgical options including mini-facelift. Mini-facelift can remove excess skin on the neck, jowls, and cheeks. Dermal fillers can be used to restore volume and fullness in the cheeks and underneath the eyes.


Individuals in their 60s and older likely have the same aging concerns they did in their forties and fifties. However, these signs of aging are much more pronounced and likely need to be corrected with more invasive treatments like a full facelift and eyelid surgery. For more comprehensive results, these procedures can be performed in conjunction with each other or other surgical or non-surgical procedures.

Dr. Hause can help you look and feel great at any age. To discuss your aging concerns, please contact Sacramento Aesthetic Surgery by calling (916) 646-6869 today.

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