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Runner’s Face, the Downside of Jogging

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Jogging is one of the most popular programs for fitness enthusiasts. It does not require any special equipment other than a good pair of running shoes, and you can run almost anywhere. Wherever you go, you will most likely see people pounding the pavement in the quest to keep fit. Running is one of the best ways to melt the pounds and keep bodies toned. It is a well-known fact that runners produce endorphins that give a natural high and a feeling of well being. There are many healthy attributes to running, so when a negative pops up it can be disheartening. A new catchy term hitting the media these days is “runner’s face”; the name alone conjures up a scary vision.

As people lose weight and the fat starts to melt away, it will show in the face leaving it looking gaunt and sunken, with loose skin under the chin. This is especially true after the age of 40. It does not seem to be a fair trade-off for people who work so hard to keep themselves in shape.

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Dr. Miguel Delgado says that fortunately there are remedies available for the dedicated runner who wishes to keep a youthful looking body and face.

For a non-surgical ultrasound treatment, Ultherapy offers relief from sagging jowls with just  60 to 90 minute office procedure. New collagen starts to rebuild right away with possibly visible results showing up in 2 to 3 weeks. The new collagen continues to build over 2 to 3 months with results showing for up to 6 months or more. As the collagen builds it will tighten and lift the skin, reducing the sagging and jowliness of the “runner’s face.”

For the patient who desires a more dramatic outcome, there are other options available. If deep creases, usually in the fold between the nose and mouth, are an issue, dermal fillers such a Juvederm Ultra and Radiesse can produce excellent results. For a more permanent treatment, fat injections can be applied. For the ultimate in rolling back the clock, a full facelift is the choice for many.

Before and After facelift

This is a 48-year-old resident of Berkeley, California who presented to the San Francisco office at Union Square for evaluation for a facelift. She underwent a brow lift and facelift, including a neck lift and a lower lid eyelid lift with a pre-jowl chin implant. Her procedure was performed at Marin Cosmetic Surgery Center in Marin County, California.

If runner’s face is a concern for you, or if you have loose facial skin, schedule a consultation today (415 898-4161) with Dr. Delgado, who can explain what options are available to you.

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