We often see patients who complain that they suddenly look older – occasionally they will pinpoint a specific time when they believe that the aging process began.
Often this realization reflects an abrupt awareness that the shape of their face has changed. This is a component of the process of facial aging; your face changes, fat deposits shift, and skin loosens up.
Wrinkles normally visible only when smiling or frowning may now be present constantly. Ridges, bumps, and folds have begun to interrupt the smooth facial surface contours of youth. It becomes frustrating to be asked repeatedly if you are tired and angry when you actually feel well rested and happy. There is a tipping point that each of us has where the slowly progressive, cumulative changes that have been occurring are perceived as aging. This awareness frequently creates the desire to do something to counteract or at least slow down the process.