The Aging Process Explained

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | Sept. 16, 2016, 4:36 p.m.

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Sooner or later, we all see signs of aging and begin to suddenly wonder, how it all happened.The photos above show structures of a youthful face, and an aging face. You can see that the composition of fat,muscle and skin changes as we age.The way that we age depends on our genes, anatomy and of course, lifestyle. Diet, exercise and alcohol consumption, and sun exposure play a role. Over time, the epidermis and subcutaneous fat thin and there is effacement of dermal-epidermal junction. This progressively leads to elastosis, collagen loss and weakening of underlying muscles.While  the aging process is normal, many patients want to reverse the signs of aging. Dr. Kassir's office has surgical and non surgical solutions to help patients of all ages find the right solution to their aging concerns. Patients looking to rejuvenate their skin from sun damage and scars have lasers and peels; those seeking to erase wrinkles have the newest wrinkle erasers; for those looking to restore volume, we have the latest dermal fillers and fat transfer, and finally, for those looking to tighten, repair, restore and rejuvenate, Dr. Kassir performs signature facelifts and non surgical facelift procedures.