This brings us to elasticity of the skin and aging. One of the key changes in our skin that occurs as we age is a loss of elasticity. Our skin becomes loose. This is due to two very important factors, sun exposure and our genetics. Without a doubt sun exposure is the most important preventable factor. If everyone was to use sun screen and avoid long term sun exposure, our skin would maintain its youthfulness much longer, not to mention reduce the risk of skin cancer. However, our genetics also play a role. Some people age more quickly than others.
One question that arises is whether these boundaries are also important in aging. Do these boundaries become more defined and thus more noticeable with age? What if we were to smooth these boundaries in older people, will this give the appearance of a more youthful face?
I’ve decided to start a weekly/bi-weekly section on my website in which I will review a recently published, cutting edge article. I will try to summarize and discuss the implications of the findings and hopefully give people some insight into the treatments we perform.
How do we go about deciding who is the “best” cosmetic or “top” plastic surgeon? Who is the top surgeon for that matter? It’s a question that all potential patients want answered. There are many factors why this is such a crucial question.