How many times have you watched TV and critiqued the movie stars who have had “an abundance” of cosmetic procedures and interventions? Their lips look similar to Jessica Rabbit’s, their cheeks are high enough to hold a drink, and their foreheads are shiny and tight. And don’t forget those eyebrows – high enough to make Cruella de Vil envious. Can you say exaggerated intervention?
But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are other options. Aesthetics can offer a refreshed, rested, and more youthful appearance. Aging is an absolute certainty, but it can progress in a kinder, gentler manner.
Part of understanding the effectiveness of aesthetics is understanding the geometry of the face. The youthful face has a triangle shape with the base of the triangle in the forehead with the chin being the point. The forehead is the widest part of the face with the cheeks and mouth more narrow.
As we age, the triangle basically turns upside down. The mouth and chin become more of the base of the triangle, and it narrows as we ascend up to the forehead. The cheeks lose volume as the fat pads lose volume. This results in the appearance of “jowls.”
Our lips often thin and look dry and dehydrated. Where we once had nice full lips, they now seem narrow and sometimes the top lip can almost disappear.
Lastly, there’s the fat waddle underneath the neck – the double chin that replaced the single chin.
For those of us who want to “ease in” to the twilight years, there are several options out there. Neurotoxins such as Botox and Dsyport can, in many cases, get rid of wrinkles that make us look angry or those “crows feet or smile lines” around our eyes.
Filler, such as Juvaderm, Voluma, or Restylane, can be used to fill in the cheeks and middle face that have lost volume and give back the nice high cheekbones we all used to proudly dust with blush. Filler can also be injected into lips to plump them back up and even reduce the lines around our lips. Lips that once looked thin and dehydrated can now appear more plump and refreshed. And no, enhanced lips don’t have to exaggerated or fake. You can literally go as little or as big as you choose.
Finally, the “waddle” or “double chin” now has a solution. Kybella is a series of injections that actually get rid of the fat without surgery or anesthesia. The before and after results are amazing! So there you have it, the low down on aesthetics for those who want to age more gently. Aesthetics offer “quiet,” but effective improvements. People won’t ask, “Did you have work done?” They will ask, “Are you using a new face cream? Did you just return from vacation? Have you lost weight?” Who doesn’t want to deserve and hear these comments?
And yes, men, this is for you too.
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