Everybody ages, it is a fact of life, and an inevitable side effect of that fact is looking aged – whether it be noticing more wrinkles around your eyes or looking sunken in your overall facial structure. Whilst there is nothing wrong with ageing, these signs of ageing can sometimes make us feel less confident about our appearance and unhappy to look in the mirror.
Sound familiar? Fortunately, with the help of dermal fillers, Botox™ and Dr Sharma, we can help restore what you have lost and turn back the clock on your appearance to boost your self-love from within.
How do Botox™ and Dermal Filler differ?
Dermal fillers and Botox™ (botulinum toxin) are different treatments. Dermal fillers are used to plump, lift, support and hydrate your skin depending on what your skin needs. Botox™ is a product used to relax your muscles so that they are less able to move.
Dermal fillers and Botox™ are often used together but can be used alone depending on what your skin needs to look youthful and refreshed. Both work in different ways to address different issues which is why you should book a free consultation to get our expert opinion on what course of treatment(s) is best for you personally.
The natural look
The first area most people will look to when addressing signs of ageing is the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles when in fact what really keeps you looking youthful is addressing any hollowing and dips in your facial structure. Excessively chasing fine lines and wrinkles is where your aesthetics treatments start looking fake and plastic. Looking at your face as a canvas and focusing on the areas where you have lost facial structures will help you to look ‘the best for your age’ whilst still looking natural.
How can Botox™ and Dermal Fillers help?
Everybody ages differently, some will see deeper wrinkles in the forehead, whilst others will experience sagging skin and obvious folds, that’s why it’s always vital to have a consultation before undergoing any treatment plans. These are medical procedures and you should always be fully informed of your treatment options and why certain treatments are being advised for you and what we aim to achieve by undertaking the treatment.
However, scientific research suggests that there is a general pattern of ageing based on the anatomical structure of our faces. Looking at this anatomy of your face is where the success of our treatments at Cosmetier comes from.
There are different fat pads at different levels within the skin on our face. Most fat pads shrink with age. Think of the supporting structures of your face (bone, fat, muscle) as a continuously shrinking table and your skin as a tablecloth. As the table shrinks each day, the tablecloth becomes looser and drapes over the table. The best way to address this issue is not to restrict the movement of the skin by looking at fine lines and wrinkles but by adding volume to the supporting structure to once again support and pull the skin tight by lifting it up and back.
What many people don’t realise is that while most of the fat pads of our face get smaller and diminish with time, there are two fat pads that grow bigger as we age; these are the nasolabial folds and our jowls. This causes your face to change shape as it will look wider and heavier at the bottom (see image below). Many of those who visit our clinic for concerns of looking aged will get treated to address these areas.
Areas to Assess
When you look at pictures of others, where is the first place you look? Usually the eyes (unless they have had an overdone procedure so their face is disproportionate). The eyes are where we would start to look when assessing any signs of ageing in your face.
You may look angry because your eyebrows have dropped or you are constantly frowning without thinking about it or you may have crows feet in the corners of your eyes or even sunken tear troughs, all treated here at Cosmetier with dermal fillers or Botox™.
Signs we tend to look out for and address include:
- Looking tired under eyes
- Obvious nasolabial folds
- Obvious jowls
- Face changed shape, bottom half looks heavier
- Sad smile
- Sad eyes
Our clients often come in unhappy with their tired or sad appearance, when, more often than not, this is actually a reflection of ageing rather than lifestyle.
All of the treatments carried out here at Cosmetier are to restore what you may have lost, leaving you looking refreshed with only a subtle difference. We are not here to fuel the fear of ageing but rather create confidence and boost self-worth within you so you feel happy to look in the mirror. If you’re unhappy with any signs of ageing in your face, book a free consultation with Dr Sharma to begin your journey to feeling happy in your skin.