I am a 31 year old female. Height is 5'3" and weight 71 kg. I have normal skin. I have started developing fine lines on my face. Just recently I have developed a slight depression in the form of a line starting from under the inner side of the eye running down the cheek (photo attached). I think this is the beginning of cheek sagging. Is this premature aging? Can this be reverted with non-invasive techniques like topical anti-aging serums, facials, massages or exercises?
Someone suggested me to use Retinol-A, which I have started using and is suiting me well. I have read a lot about the benefits of topical retinoid, vitamin E and C serum. Please suggest the best ones as I have heard that most of the available vitamin C serums in the market are useless as they oxidize easily and do not penetrate the skin. I have seen some videos of facial exercises online. Do you think they are effective? Also let me know how often should I get facials and which one is for anti-aging? I am also trying to put down weight. In this process I will naturally lose some fat from my face as well, but I do not want my facial skin to become loose. What should I do for this?
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Are facials effective as an anti-aging treatment? How often should I get them? I have never had any in my life till now. Also tell me whether it is possible or not to reduce this depression on my cheek by any means?
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Facials basically are mainly effective because of the massage that accompanies the procedure. As these techniques are not standardized and vary widely between one provider to another, the results are unpredictable in short.
I advise my patients to perform facials by themselves and they are ever thankful for the advice. Most of the non-invasive wrinkle treatments would help in recovering from depressions. The frequency of massage can be in the range of fortnightly to every four weeks.
The guidelines that I have already given are highly probable to be effective for you. Best wishes and stay healthy.
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