At times patients express hesitation about moving forward with aesthetic treatments because they worry about looking “done”. There have been enough procedures performed where a person does not look natural, and almost looks like a caricature of their former self. We have all seen people with either lips or cheeks that mother nature would not have created. Even celebrities, with deep pockets who can afford to be treated by the most reputable injectors, have become victims of “too much”.
Unfortunately, these examples give the whole industry a bad name. (the actress in the above photos has admittedly been over treated and has since then had a lot of the filler dissolved)
Most injectors will discuss your goals with you and come up with a plan to make you look restored and rejuvenated, but not “done” or radically changed. It can be helpful to bring photos of yourself when you were younger to allow you and your provider to review where age related facial changes have occurred. You can then come up with your individualized rejuvenation plan.
Neuromodulators can help to balance out your depressor muscles, which pull down, and your levitator muscles, which pull up, or lift. Treating fine lines and creating balance in the face with neuromodulators can have a rejuvenating effect. Additionally, restoring lost volume and correcting asymmetries with dermal fillers can further restore or correct changes in your face that may be bothering you. We often note that an individual has more volume loss and skin changes on the side of the face they predominantly sleep on. This can be subtly addressed with filler, restoring symmetry.
In addition to injectables, you and your provider may decide that skin rejuvenation with laser or light devices may help to improve the appearance of your skin. There are lasers that can do an amazing job removing hyperpigmentation, improving skin tone and texture and tightening and lifting the skin.
If you have thought about seeing an aesthetic provider but have shied away because of seeing individuals who look overdone, rethink it. Medical aesthetics can offer a wide range of options to help you look your best.
From Dawn Sasiela, R.N. blog: