What to Know about the Aging Process

May 17 2018

As the saying goes, “knowledge is power,” — and that is absolutely the case when it comes to good skin care. The first step towards finding the right skin care products, treatment or facial rejuvenation procedure is to identify what your needs are. In this blog post, Atlanta Plastic & Reconstructive Specialists breaks down common aging concerns by decade and discusses non-surgical and surgical cosmetic solutions.


Thanks to great collagen support, your skin is tight, firm and supple during your twenties. However, it may not be all smooth sailing for your skin. Common skin conditions like acne, paired with unhealthy lifestyle habits such as smoking and sun tanning can take a toll on the health and beauty of your skin.

Your twenties are the perfect time to invest in good skin care products that refresh the skin and protect it from irritants and sun damage. Moisturizers and serums containing hyaluronic acid and retinol can preserve your skin’s supple and firm quality while keeping wrinkles at bay.

For a more effective wrinkle treatment, consider Botox. This non-surgical treatment is popular among millennials because it softens the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the facial skin. Some experts believe that it even prevents wrinkles from appearing on the skin in the first place.


As you get older, your body produces less collagen, which causes your skin to slowly but surely lose its once firm and elastic quality. This, paired with sleepless nights and stress caused by work and family, causes wrinkles and dark under-eye circles to become more apparent.

Dermal fillers are a great option for restoring volume underneath the eyes and fillings in wrinkles and lines. In addition, non-surgical skin treatments like laser skin resurfacing are effective for stripping the skin of impurities that cause your skin to look dull or damaged.

Forties and Fifties

As you reach your forties and fifties, volume loss has become more obvious as the skin on the cheeks and forehead begin to droop. Creases around the mouth, around the eyes and on the forehead have also likely deepened.

Depending on the severity of these aging signs, you may opt for a non-surgical treatment (e.g., Botox, dermal fillers) or a surgical procedure — such as eyelid surgery or mini facelift — that produces more dramatic and long-lasting results.

Sixties and Older

The aging concerns that bothered you in your forties and fifties will likely have become much more obvious and pronounced once you reach your sixties. As a result, you may opt for more extensive facial rejuvenation. Some patients choose to combine eyelid surgery and facelift to treat multiple signs of aging on the upper, middle and lower facial areas. Or, they undergo a procedure like facelift and maintain their results with Botox or dermal fillers.

Atlanta Plastic & Reconstructive Specialists can help you look and feel great at any age. To discuss your skin and facial rejuvenation treatment options, schedule a consultation. Call our Northside office at (404) 255-2975 or our Piedmont office at (404) 343-0897.