Despite surgical advancements and the constant emerging of new products, facial changes do occur over a person’s lifetime that can’t be stopped. Aging is a fact of life, one that does happen to everyone eventually.

There are some occurrences that can speed up the natural aging process, such as excessive sun exposure and stress. Although some claim the following activities can also affect facial sagging and changes, this is just not true.

  • Running: Although the body does become jostled while running, the movement is not enough to disturb collagen, which gives skin its plasticity, to the point of damage. Sagging skin is caused by both the loss of collagen and the loss of facial fat, not a quick jog after work.
  • Sleeping on your stomach: A sleep position won’t cause sagging, but it can create sleep wrinkles. These creases and fine lines seen in the morning hours, often disappear in young people but have been known to remain in older people, as skin becomes less resilient with time. If you’re concerned about your face, try switching positions. If this is too hard, rest assured that you will move during your sleep, whether you remember you did or not.

A facelift, also known as a Rhytidectomy, is a procedure patients turn to when their face begins to change.

A facelift enables a patient to smooth and firm their skin, creating a fresh, youthful appearance. This procedure can be performed on a variety of areas within the facial area including along the nose and mouth, as well as the neck and jawline.

If you’re interested in learning more about a facelift procedure, schedule a consultation with Dr. Lett of The Lett Center.