When analysing the face three main factors should be taken into account: The quality of the skin, dynamic facial lines caused by underlying muscle activity and gravitational lines caused by descent of the facial structures.
Many factors influence the quality of the skin. These include skin type, sun exposure and cigarette smoking.
Familial factors, sun exposure, smoking and diet are among some of the other factors which affect the skin. Typically these lead to decreased collagen formation, surface irregularity and mixed pigmentation.
Dramatic changes to can be produced by addressing the quality of the skin. These start with sensible preventative measures such as using a daily moisturiser containing sun block. Once the changes have occurred laser or chemical peel treatment can be used to rejuvenate the skin.