Facial Ageing

What is it?

Facial ageing is a natural process that occurs as we get older. It involves a combination of intrinsic factors, such as genetics and hormonal changes, and extrinsic factors, such as sun exposure, lifestyle choices and environmental factors. Over time, the skin loses its elasticity, volume and firmness, leading to the development of wrinkles, sagging skin and other visible signs of ageing.


Signs of facial ageing can vary from person to person, but generally include:

  1. Fine lines and wrinkles: These are often the first signs of facial ageing and can appear as crow's feet, forehead wrinkles or expression lines.
  2. Loss of volume: As we age, the face can lose fat, resulting in a sunken or hollowed appearance, particularly in the cheeks and temples.
  3. Skin laxity: The skin can lose its elasticity and firmness, causing sagging jowls, a drooping neck or the formation of jowls along the jawline.
  4. Uneven skin tone and texture: Facial ageing can result in uneven skin tone, a rough texture and the development of age spots or sun spots.

Treatment in Facial Aesthetic Medicine

Facial aesthetic medicine offers non-surgical treatments that can help treat the signs of facial aging. Some common treatment options include:

  1. Botox: Botox injections can reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles by temporarily relaxing the underlying muscles responsible for their formation, such as forehead wrinkles, crow's feet and frown lines.
  2. Facial harmonisation: Dermal fillers are used to restore lost volume, smooth out fine lines and wrinkles and improve facial contours. They can be injected into areas such as the cheekbones, lips, nasolabial folds and marionette lines.
  3. Yarns: Thread lifting involves the insertion of biocompatible threads into the skin to lift and reposition sagging facial tissues. This technique stimulates collagen production and provides a subtle lift to improve facial contours.
  4. Chemical peeling: Chemical peels involve applying a chemical solution to exfoliate the outermost layers of skin, revealing smoother, younger-looking skin underneath. They can improve skin tone and texture and reduce the appearance of fine lines and sun damage.
  5. Microneedling: Microneedling uses tiny needles to create controlled micro-injuries in the skin, stimulating collagen production and promoting skin rejuvenation. It can improve skin texture, reduce wrinkles and improve overall skin quality.

Facial Plastic Surgery Treatment

Facial plastic surgery offers surgical interventions to treat more advanced signs of facial aging. Some common procedures include:

  1. Browlift: A brow lift or forehead lift lifts the eyebrows, smooths forehead wrinkles and improves the appearance of expression lines, giving a more youthful, refreshed look.
  2. Upper blepharoplasty: Upper blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the upper eyelids, resulting in a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.
  3. Lower blepharoplasty with midface lift: Lower blepharoplasty treats bags and puffiness under the eyes by repositioning excess fat and suspending the lower eyelid. A midface lift can be combined to treat sagging cheeks.
  4. Lifting labial: A lip lift is a surgical procedure that treats excess skin between the upper lip and nose (philtral area). It lifts the upper lip, creating a more youthful and defined lip shape.
  5. Facelift: A facelift is a surgical procedure that treats sagging skin, wrinkles and jowls on the lower face and neck. It involves suspending the underlying tissues and repositioning the skin for a more youthful and lifted appearance.
  6. Necklift: A neck lift is performed to correct sagging skin, excess fat and muscle bands in the neck area. The result is a more defined neck and a smoother jawline.

Our team and expertise

At Cunha Coutinho Saúde, we have a team of experienced facial aesthetic medicine specialists and facial plastic surgeons who are dedicated to providing comprehensive and personalised treatment options for facial ageing. We combine the latest techniques and technologies with a patient-centred approach to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.


We have agreements with several insurance companies and health plans to offer you the treatments you need at the most affordable prices.

Appointment Request

If you are concerned about facial ageing and are looking for effective treatment options, our clinic offers a range of options in facial aesthetic medicine and facial plastic surgery. We can help you choose the most suitable treatments to rejuvenate your appearance and boost your self-confidence. Contact us today to book a consultation and take the first step towards a younger, refreshed facial appearance.

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