Facial Enhancement

How does aging affect the face?

As we age, sagging of the facial skin occurs slowly over the years due to the prolonged effect of gravity. Skin slowly loses its elasticity due to a decrease in the supportive components of our skin including elastin fibres, collagen fibres, and hyaluronic acid which degrade faster than they are rebuilt. As a result, fine lines and wrinkles appear on the forehead, chin, around the eyes and near the lips. Loss of underlying fat also occurs on the face below the eyes, upper eyelids, cheeks, lips and temples leading to a hollow look below the eyes and the cheeks appearing less full.

What are nonsurgical facial enhancements?

Nonsurgical facial enhancements are non-invasive procedures that can provide the same rejuvenated younger look as surgical procedures with less or no recovery time and at less cost.

NNonsurgical facial enhancement can remove wrinkles and fine lines, reduce scars, enhance the shape of the lips, improve contour by filling shallow areas on the cheeks and below the eyes using dermal fillers or skin resurfacing techniques.

There are a wide range of procedures that can improve your appearance:

Skin resurfacing: This approach involves using laser, intense pulsed light, dermabrasion or chemicals to induce injury to different layers of the skin which leads to the formation of newer, healthier, younger, tighter, smoother and more radiant skin as it heals.

  • Chemical peel and dermabrasion involves injury to the epidermis or outermost layer of the skin which on healing creates new smoother skin.
  • Laser or intense pulsed light is used to produce heat in the dermis (the layer below the epidermis) causing damage and leaving the outermost epidermis untouched. This damage induces the production of more collagen in the dermal layer rejuvenating the skin.

Other treatment: Our Clinic can provide consultations on reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

Results of the nonsurgical facial enhancement are temporary and last for 6 months to one year. The procedure needs to be repeated to maintain the effect. It is a good alternative to a surgical facelift procedure until the removal of the loose facial skin becomes necessary to have a younger look. Your Cosmetic Surgery Practitioner will assess your case individually and suggest one or a combination of procedures to achieve the desired results.

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Lower Face

  • Accordion Lines

Mid Face

  • Tear Troughs

Upper Face

  • Temporal Hollows
  • Temporal Hollows