Symptoms of Facial Aging and Trauma

Symptoms of facial aging and trauma can range from wrinkled, drooping skin to injuries that cause pain and interfere with sight, smell, speech and breathing.

Symptoms of aging skin can include:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Loss of skin elasticity
  • Drooping features or jowls
  • Loss of definition and supportive fat under the skin
  • Blotchy or rough sun-damaged skin

Other conditions may cause a variety of symptoms that require repair:

  • Abnormalities of the skull or palate
  • Crooked smile
  • Crooked nose (internal or external)
  • Skin cancer lesions
  • Scars and lacerations
  • Facial spasms

Related Resources

American Academy of Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery*

Face to Face: American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery*

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