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Understanding Facial Aging

Facial shape, genetics and certain life style choices such as smoking, prolonged sun exposure, excessive exercise and exposure to pollution all play a role on how one will age. Understanding this concept is an important first step in realizing why utilizing multiple cosmetic treatment modalities is vital in the prevention and treatment of aging.

Skin Thinning and Laxity – Decreased collagen and elastin combined with reduced moisture retention and suppleness causes skin to thin and droop which leads to winkles, furrows and fine lines. We recommend combining a highly specialized Skin Care regimen with Exilis treatments to thicken and tighten the skin.
Dynamic Lines from Muscular Contraction – Wrinkles are formed from habitual muscle contractions that crease the skin. As we age, facial muscles strengthen and collagen and elastin weaken, creating creases and wrinkles in the skin. To treat and prevent this, we recommend combining a highly specialized Skin Care regimen with injectable Neuromodulator treatments to soften facial muscle contractions. Combining these modalities with resurfacing treatments such as Resurfacing Lasers and Microneedling treatments, works to further repair existing wrinkles.Audubon Dermatology
Volume Loss from Bone & Fat Loss – As we continue to age, the bony facial skeleton and facial fat pads shrink, resulting in less support for the overlying muscles and soft tissue. This can result in dramatic facial changes, such depressed temples, sunken eyes, deep tear troughs, flat cheeks, and thin lips which contribute to a tired and aged appearance. We restore lost facial volume with the use to Hyaluronic Acid Fillers and Biostimulatory Fillers, like Sculptra® and Radiesse®.Audubon DermatologyAudubon Dermatology

What is my next step?

Contact us to schedule a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Hooper or Dr. Jackson to find out which combination of treatments is best for your skin and anatomy. We offer several payment options for your convenience, and you may qualify for financing through CareCredit®.

Anti-aging and Cosmetic Dermatology treatments we offer include:


Deirdre Hooper, MD, and Sarah Jackson, MD, offer technologically advanced comprehensive skin care for men and women in New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner, and the nearby communities of Louisiana. Contact us to schedule a consultation.

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