For the first three months of 2013, we are covering the three aspects of facial aging, their causes, and the available treatment options, both surgical and non-surgical. Last month we covered the first aspect, skin sagging or droopiness. For February, we will be focusing on the second aspect: skin texture changes.
Changes to your skin texture can make you look older than you feel, and there are a number of them that can “gang up” on you, depending on your genetics and lifestyle choices. A few examples of skin texture changes include wrinkles and expression lines, acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, age spots, sun damage, dull skin, skin that looks dry, and an uneven complexion. Each of these changes can increase or become more severe as we age, especially if they are exacerbated by our own habits (such as sunbathing or smoking).