by Buinewicz Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic Medicine, Le Medspa
The key to aesthetic correction is not to over correct! Patients can enjoy looking three to five years younger with simple injections, such as Botox, and dermal fillers, such as Juvederm, Belotero, and Radiesse. Thanks to these dermal fillers patients can gain a remarkable difference to their cheeks, nasolabial folds, and lips, but the key is to pick the right filler for each area, and that is where Plastic Surgeons and Cosmetic Physicians come in! The key to injectables is to be modest with the amount of filler no matter what area the expert injector is targeting. Most patients will only need one syringe for incredible results. Beware of the clinician that recommends too much filler. You can always add more if you want but at times it’s impossible to take back!
Botox products such as Botox cosmetic, Xeomin, and Dysport decrease muscle strength which then results in decreasing wrinkles and deep lines in the area of muscle function. Key areas that Botox may be used in are the crows feet and the area between the two brows, that create the “11.” We can now target the lines of the forehead, lift the jawline (Cleopatra lift), the strap muscles of the neck, and the fine lines of the lip.
Combinations of various products may be recommended by a skilled Plastic Surgeon or Cosmetic Physician. The Combination of Botox with fillers has been branded by the media in recent years as the “Liquid Lift.” Facial rejuvenation, therefore, can be accomplished in one visit, within one hour, and can potentially last one year!
Aesthetic Correction in Women
At Cosmetic Medicine and WellMed Spa we believe the female face should be soft in correction and well-contoured. The nasolabial folds should be subtle but without creating a onvex effect. A well demarcated lip line is created with dermal fillers and a small amount of volume in the body of the lip is the focus with lip restoration. The fine crackly lines of the lip line should be corrected in order to prevent “the bleeding effect” of lip liner or lipstick that is prominent in many women 40 and older. Cheek augmentation with thicker dermal fillers creates a lifting effect of the mid-face. Patients should request to see before and after pictures since too much lateral volume can create a square look to the mid-face. The final result is an uplifted mid-face with smooth contours created by the dermal fillers. The Botox effect reduces the lines that create the “always tired” or “angry’ looks.
Aesthetic Correction in Men
With regard to men, you want to preserve the facial charisma and “manly” appearance. Dermal fillers can be used to augment the cheeks, nasolabial folds, temporal areas of volume loss, jaw lines, and the corners of the mouth. Botox can reduce the deep brow lines that are prominent in men as well as create a brow lift for those men that have the hooding effect of the upper eyelids.
The key to our patients happiness is to create a natural but corrected appearance leaving them with a 3-5 year younger appearance!