I believe facial
rejuvenation is all about optimisation; improving a person’s existing features
so they look better not different.
When I ask clients
about what they want to achieve from their treatment, the following answers
• To look more youthful
• To look fresher
• To look natural
• To look healthier
The things they
don’t want are;
• Frozen face
• Duck lips
• Pointy eyebrows
• Drooping eyebrows
• Dramatic change or “give away that they have
had something done”.
To achieve DOs and
avoid the DONT’s its all about BALANCE.
It’s important to
take the time to carry a thorough facial assessment.
In my opinion the
first rule of facial aesthetics is to RESPECT ANATOMY.
You don’t want to
work against a person’s natural facial structure. You need to recognise it and
work with it. This way you will optimise the existing facial features and
create subtle changes which have a big impact.
As well as
achieving cosmetic results, such as lip enhancement and wrinkle reduction,
there are many people who feel unhappy with their resting facial expression.
For example; people report they are always look sad or moody, and their
“resting facial expression” does not actually reflect the way they are actually
feeling and can convey the wrong impression to others.
Dark, sunken eyes
and downturned mouth convey the look of sadness.
frown lines convey stress and anger.
A combination of
all of the above gives a more severe resting expression with loss of a youthful
to fix it
anti-wrinkle injections using botox and dermal fillers can successfully
softened unwanted and lines and wrinkles, and add volume to areas where skin is
sagging and lacks plumpness.
As an injector, my
main priorities are to reduce and soften unwanted lines and wrinkles whilst
maintaining fluidity of facial expression. In other words avoiding the overly
frozen look which is the main give away of a botox treatment.
The key things for
me are maintaining a natural, spontaneous smile and free movement of the
eyebrows. In this way, you can still move your face and express yourself
normally but your resting facial expressions are softened.
typically makes us feel better. In an indirect way, using anti-wrinkle
injections as an anti-ageing treatment help to bridge the gap between the way
we really feel and the facial image we project.
After all, there
is no beauty without expression!