Tuesday, January 15th, 2019
A new year can motivate just about every one of us to make new goals. From our experience, we see many men and women become more interested in their appearance. Facial aging is an unavoidable problem for which surgery used to be the only answer. Twenty years ago, even folks whose age-related concerns such as jowls and creases on the lower face were mild had to choose between surgery and a “wait and see” approach.
The development of lasers, light devices, and injectables has changed the way that we approach the varying degrees of facial aging. If you’re interested in increasing your perception of personal beauty this year, contact our Highlands, NC office. Together, we can develop a strategy that will provide you with the results you want, and that very frequently need not involve a major surgical procedure.
One of the most profound changes that occurs as we age is the deflation of critical parts of the face. In many situations where we have historically focused on the skin, the real problem has been volume loss. Naturally, over time, the shape of the face begins to change. Where the face was once wider at the top around the cheeks and temples, it starts to drop during early adulthood. By mid-life, the general Y-shape of the face has deflated into more of a square. Width now resides at the sides of the jawline, leaving the cheeks and temple area rather flat. The skin becomes thin and the underlying muscles overpowers it causing wrinkles and increasing the folds of deflation. Today’s Liquid Lift™ has been developed to correct these specific changes.
The liquid facelift technique that Dr. Buchanan utilizes looks beyond the literal crease or area of sagging and considers the originating cause. That, then, becomes the area to correct. For example, rather than injecting a dermal filler superficially and directly beneath a crease, product becomes more efficient through injection into the mid-face. When volume restores the proper contours to the cheekbones, the concerns created by deflation become much less noticeable.