How Our Face Changes As We Age & Which Treatments Can Help

Our face is made of four major structural areas that change with age – skin, fat, muscle and bone. With age, our face loses muscle tone, our skin thins, the fat pads under our skin wither and drift, collagen and elastin within the skin depletes, and our bone structure changes.

How Our Face Changes With Age

Bones lose density and go through morphologic change as we age, despite their rigidity. The nose, eye sockets and jaw are key migration points. Loss of bone density in the face can lead to a narrowing of the temples, a sunken look to the eye area, retraction of the jawline and the nose starts to descend. Anti-ageing treatments that add volume and keep the skin taut can help to avoid sagging skin.

The fat pads under the skin are responsible for the beautiful, plump youthfulness when we are young. With age, the fat diminishes and migrates down the face – to under the eyes and along the jawline. Anti-ageing treatments can replace lost volume and tighten skin under the eye area and along the jawline.

Facial muscles are responsible for lines and wrinkles that etch themselves in due to repeated facial expressions. They can also contribute to that sagging appearance when muscle loses tone and strength with age. Droopy eyelids and under eye bags appear as skin and muscle weakens. Skin over the face becomes thinner and starts to look tired and dull. Years of sun exposure can cause pigmentation concerns and speeds up the onset of the signs of ageing.

Symptoms of an Ageing Appearance

We know that ageing is a natural phenomenon and it cannot be avoided, however we can prolong youthfulness and diminish the signs of ageing with the latest non-surgical treatments.

Signs of ageing include:

  • Lines and wrinkles
  • Sagging skin
  • Jowls
  • Sunken cheeks
  • Hooded or droopy eyelids
  • Under eye bags
  • Loss of volume in the lips and around the mouth
  • Pigmentation – dark patches of skin
  • Uneven tone and texture

Non-Surgical Anti-Ageing Treatments

To naturally slow-down the signs of ageing, we must protect our skin from the sun by wearing a good quality SPF every day. A nutritious diet, regular exercise, limiting alcohol and avoiding smoking will all help to reduce prematurely ageing skin. Cleanse your skin gently and use cosmeceutical-grade, personalise skin care. If your skin needs an extra helping hand, here are 6 cutting-edge, non-surgical skin tightening and facial rejuvenation treatments you can consider.

For a personalised skin analysis and treatment plan, book a consultation with a skin expert at Appearance Clinic Australia.



Offering natural results, 3D HIFU non-surgical face lifting and tightening treatment can be used to tighten and lift sagging skin on the cheeks, brow, forehead,nasolabial folds, jawline, jowls and neck. 3D HIFU stimulates your body’s natural collagen production to strengthen, smooth, tighten and rejuvenate the face and neck.

Benefits include facial contouring and slimming, skin tightening and lifting, smooths lines and wrinkles, refines pores and improves texture.

Non-Surgical Eyelid Tightening

Treating droopy eyelids and under eye bags is not as simple as popping a couple of cold cucumber slices on your eyes. At Appearance Clinic Australia, we use Plexr non-surgical eyelid tightening, a medical device that non-surgically tightens the tissue of the upper and lower eyelids, without the need for any incisions. Not only does Plexr treat under eye bags and hooded eyelids, it can also be used to smooth crow’s feet and smokers lines.


Anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers are ideal for treating lines and wrinkles. Fillers can also add volume to ageing or sun damaged skin where fullness has been lost over time.

Muscle relaxing injections are a popular treatment to minimise lines and wrinkles by stabilising the muscles that cause the skin to crease.

For its instantaneous effect, dermal fillers are one of the top treatments for loss of volume. Dermal fillers, when done by a highly experience cosmetic doctor, can be used to enhance your natural beauty, contour the face and bring back youthfulness with added volume.

Cutera Laser Genesis

Want a laser facial rejuvenation treatment with no downtime? Cutera Laser Genesis is advanced laser technology that treats sun damaged skin and a range of skin conditions, such as excessive redness, pigmentation, uneven texture, large pores, lines and wrinkles, with the benefit of no downtime.

This innovative, non-invasive laser treatment has been scientifically proven to stimulate the production of new collagen, regenerating the skin’s strength and firmness. It restores radiance and promotes a more youthful appearance.

Micro Needling RF

Secret Micro Needling RF offers advanced skin rejuvenation therapy, combining micro needling with radio frequency to promote skin tightening and wrinkle reduction, restoring fullness by triggering collagen production and tissue rejuvenation.

Secret Micro Needling RF can be used to restore plumpness and a youthful glow. Benefits include lifting and tightening of the skin, wrinkle reduction and pore size reduction.

Book Your Free Consultation

At Appearance Clinic Australia, we offer personalised, medically and scientifically-based facial rejuvenation treatments. To discuss treatment options suited to your individual skin condition and skin goals, book a complimentary consultation. Simply click on the button below to book your free consultation online now. Alternatively, you can call our friendly and experienced team on (03) 9331 2566.


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