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How Cheryl Tiegs has aged

An interesting way to study the aging process is to look at pictures of models when they were in their prime and compare them to how they look today.

Cheryl Tiegs

Cheryl Tiegs was born in 1947, and started modeling at the age of 17.  During her successful career, she appeared on the covers of Vogue, Time, and Elle.  She also appeared multiple times in Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Edition.

Cheryl Tiegs’ Aging

Here are two pictures of Cheryl Tiegs.  The one on the left is from 1979 when she was 32.  The one on the right is from when she was 60.  Although, she looks gorgeous in both, there is no arguing that she looks more mature in the one on the right.  Regardless of whether or not she has had any work done, there are some things we can identify that make her look older.  So, what exactly are those things?  Let’s explore.

Cheryl Tiegs both young and older

Crow’s feet

One sign of aging are wrinkles around the eyes.  Wrinkles can appear both at the side of the eye and underneath it.   The ones at the side are termed crow’s feet.  They can be treated with Botox, Belotero, and by laser resurfacing

cheryl tiegs crows feet

Cheek volume

Areas of the cheekAs we age, we lose volume in our cheeks.  Although, Ms. Tiegs has great volume in her mid cheek, we can see that she has lost volume in her medial and lower cheek.  The loss in her medial cheek manifests as an area of hollowness.  In her lower cheek, it manifests as more wrinkles.

The main way we treat volume loss is by using fillers such as Juvederm and Voluma.

Cheryl tiegs medial cheeksYou can see that there is more light reflecting off the lower portion of her medial cheek on the right side photo because it has a “scooped out” configuration due to volume loss there.

Cheryl tiegs lower cheeksThere are more wrinkles in her lower cheek because of the volume loss.  One of the changes that happens with age is a loss of volume.


Cheryl tiegs neckLooking at Ms. Tieg’s neck on the left, her skin is smooth, and there is good definition of her underlying muscles and bones.  In addition to her loss of definition on the right, she has developed horizontal neck lines.


There are other features that are not as easy to identify such as weakening of the skin caused by intrinsic aging and sun exposure.  If we could look at her skin up close, we would probably notice more fine lines and discolorations now then when she was 32.

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