- Shiny, frozen foreheads: The forehead is the only elevator in the upper face and many people complain about forehead lines with unrealistic expectations... NO movement. So, what happens? The frontalis is over treated with toxin creating a brow ptosis (heavy brows), diminishing the arch and masculinizing the face.
- Brows that are pulled too far apart in the center with Captain Spock peaks laterally. This is usually a look created by a newbie who is over treating the glabellar complex (muscles in between brow) and the medial forehead area. It also makes the bridge of the nose look wider and the eyes look smaller. A dead give away that you have botox and an unskilled injector (Groupon anyone???).
- Frozen upper face with exaggerated movement in lower face. Many injectors forget to use a pan facial approach to softening muscle movement with both the upper and lower face. A little bit of neurotoxin in the chin, DAOs and perhaps lip lines can be a wonderful softening for an overall nice look. The problem? Once again it is the unskilled injector who often is only focused on the upper face with much too much toxin and nothing in the other half.
- Over filled lips. We have all seen it and shockingly, many people want the look. There is a fine balance, however, between giving you a full lip that looks proportioned to your face and giving you a look where you lips enter the room before you do. Your injector should look at all of your features and create either a subtle or plump lip that fits your face. It is also important how the filler is injected to avoid a 'joker mouth' when the corners are turned up too high and also a 'duck lip' when the lip sticks out.
- Cheeks for days. We have gone to the extreme now. Many injectors used to fill lines and not cheeks, which did not look right. Now we focus on cheeks and forget to assess all of the face to created softness and proportions. This includes looking at the temples, fat pads in front of the ear area, lower face and cheeks. Many providers over inject the cheeks, often medially, and cause the rest of the face to look off. With such injections, often the lateral face is flattened, the temples are sunken and the eyes to look smaller.
We all want to look and feel great. The skin is the largest organ in the body and it protects us from the elements and ages us quicker than we care to admit. While investing in injectables and skin care is great... Ultherapy is the treatment that you really want to add to your arsenault of anti-aging skin care and this blog tells you why.
It is time for women to have a bit more focus on our lady parts. After all, men have had a lot of medications and treatments to help them achieve an erection, but when do women have their turn? Because our team is focused on the latest technologies, we have decided to partner with VConfidence to introduce an awesome laser that improves many of the symptoms that women experience post child birth and pre/post menopause.
Medical grade skin care is essential when addressing pigmentation, acne, lines and wrinkles and more age related changes. It is not the same a going to the mall and purchasing a product with the MD brand name on it. Medical products are only available at Physician and Medical Esthetic practice. Here are some of the top must haves in your skin care line up and why they make a difference.
As a blonde woman, the peach fuzz facial hair is always a challenge to deal with. Lasers do not work and who wants to deal with waxing? Then I discovered the Dermaplane treatment and life was simple again. Ever heard of Dermaplanes? This blog addresses this treatment option.