Anatomy and Physiology of the Aging Face

Do you look in the mirror and see furrows, fine lines and wrinkles appearing?

It’s frustrating I know, but in order to know how to treat mature skin, it’s important to understand how our skin ages.

Our face is made up of the following structures:

  • Skin
  • Bone
  • Muscle
  • Fat pads

By breaking the face down into three distinct areas, you can begin to get a profile of the ageing process.

A technique referred to in the industry as face mapping.


Skin: This area loosens and dehydrates, resulting in the formation of frown lines, forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet
Fat pads: Loss of volume in fat pads, create hollowing around the eyes and temples, which can cause eyebrows to become lower.
Bone: Bone loss causes hollowing around the eyes and temples.
Muscles: Repetitive movement creates lines at rest in the frown area, forehead and crow’s feet.


  • Forehead lines
  • Frown lines
  • Eyebrows
  • Temple hollowing
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Crow’s feet

Skin: Mid face volume loss, creates lines under the eyes and nose to mouth lines, which become deeper over time.
Fat Pads: Loss of volume in the fat pads of the mid face area, accentuates tear troughs and nose to mouth lines.
Bone: Bone loss in the cheek area, accentuates mid face flattening.
Muscle: Repetitive movement, this creates lines at rest in the mid face


  • Tear troughs
  • Cheek enhancement
  • Nose to mouth lines
  • Nasal bridge improvement
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Acne scar improvement

Skin: Loosens and dehydrates, creating lines around the mouth and chin.
Fat Pads: Volume loss in the fat pads, combined with gravity creates jowls and lower facial lines.
Bone: Bone loss along the jawline accentuates jowls.
Muscles: Repetitive movement creates lines around the mouth, chin and lower face.
Lips: Lip volume decreases with age.
Bone: Bone loss causes lips to appear inverted.
Muscle: Repetitive movement creates lines around the mouth, chin and lower face.


  • Lip volume
  • Lip border
  • Lip lines
  • Lower neck lines
  • Chin enhancement
  • Jawline enhancement
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Acne scar improvement
  • Neck
  • Decollete
  • Hands

Essentially we can put these changes down to two things in the body, extrinsic and Intrinsic ageing.

The Naked Truth

If your anything like me and many of my clients, then you’ll be keen to know, how to ward off ageing naturally.

To this end I have created a number of skincare products, that will help you keep your skin in check.

Miracle cleanse, ACE antioxidant complex and A+ retinol sleep complex, are intelligent formulas containing potent antioxidants, that help to combat the damaging free radicals responsible for premature ageing.

Helping to return your skin back to health, so you can maintain a youthful, dewy glow, for now and many years to come.

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