If you ever wondered whether you had a good or a bad year, have your photograph taken! No matter what you do, the tell-tale signs of stress and normal ageing seem to be magnified when somebody decided its time for a picture! Bad news is, this is the “silly season”…lots of parties, lots of drinks and lots of photographs, so you might just as well get ready for them! Luckily we live in the age of new technology and a visit to your local Skin and Body Renewal clinic before you go and celebrate your year-end function can do wonders for your looks!
Ageing has a profound effect on the appearance of the mid face. There may be significant atrophy of subcutaneous fat, leading to a loss of volume and decreased support for facial features, as well as a loss of skin elasticity. The consequences of fat atrophy in the mid face include a loss of prominence in the cheek area, accentuation of hollow cheek bones, and the presence of excess skin. In addition, the area below the cheek bone, known as the buccal cheek area, will often become more indented. This can create a 'gaunt' or aged look. Ageing cheeks can even cause a hollowing effect around the eyes, especially if eye surgery with fat removal has been performed. Volume loss is one of the most significant contributors to facial ageing. People who are overweight rarely develop this sign of facial ageing as their cheeks remain fuller and more rounded.
Skin Renewal has introduced techniques such as dermal filler rejuvenation which is better suited for volume replacement, without any downtime! Fuller cheeks reflect light, tighten the skin and create a youthful appearance. This non-surgical, aesthetic procedure to treat volume loss is quickly gaining popularity - The Liquid Facelift - a facial contouring procedure that involves the use of strategically placed Botox® and FDA approved dermal fillers around the face. Apart from the increased volume, the fillers also have a lifting, pulling effect that negates the appearance of nasolabial folds and sagging in the lower regions.
What does the procedure involve?
The Liquid Facelift volumising procedure involves multiple injections and may result in some swelling or bruising, but most patients can return to their normal routines the same day following treatment. Topical numbing creams, ice and local anaesthetic blocks minimize the pain during the procedure.
Don’t wait for photographs to tell you that you’re a year older and that the stresses and strains of 2011 has taken its toll on your looks…make an appointment at a Skin Renewal centre near you before this year’s Christmas party!!