|The “Soft” Approach to Facial Rejuvenation|
|Written by Dr. Marcia Fleming|
A “soft lift” can create a younger you – without the need for surgery.
Whether you’re in your thirties, forties, fifties or sixties, you’ve probably noticed some changes in the contours of your face and the texture of your skin. That dewy blush of youth begins to noticeably decline after our late twenties, and by around the age of 35 we really understand how our faces begin to age, and what the next steps might be. Increasing fat loss beneath the eyes results in dark shadows that make us appear aged and tired. The fat pads in our faces begin to descend and our cheeks begin to flatten. By 50, our collagen levels are dramatically down and lines are deeply etched. Our skin is thinner and less elastic than ever before. Fat may hang in the loose skin beneath the eyes, neck and jaw.
Whatever stage you are at in this natural process, you may not be willing to take drastic measures to address the effects of age and collagen loss. Yet you may feel uncomfortable with the way the lines in your forehead and around your mouth make you look angry. You may bemoan the loosening of skin that creates the look of “jowls.” You might be considering a little Botox between the eyes, but nothing so dramatic as a surgical face lift.
If you, like many others, have reached this point in your decision-making process, it will be beneficial for you to learn more about a revolutionary advancement in cosmetic procedures known as Soft Lift™. The Soft Lift™ approach is particularly efficacious because its aim is to effect a complete and total “refresh” of your natural, youthful beauty, rather than pinpointing a particular frown line or deflated-looking area of the face. Skilled practitioners combine the use of Botox Cosmetic and Juvéderm™ dermal filler to smooth lines, restore fullness and bring facial contours back to their former taught beauty. The end result is natural and balanced, fresher and younger. With a Soft Lift™ procedure, you will never be asked if you have had work done; instead, you will have friends and family wondering if you’ve been on vacation, or what has happened in your life to make you look so happy.
Here’s how it works: An experienced practitioner can use multiple applications of both Botox Cosmetic and Juvéderm dermal filler to literally “touch up” any signs of aging apparent in your facial features. Each procedure is completely customized to the individual. Botox Cosmetic is used to relax and smooth frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles. Juvéderm is used to reduce smile lines and marionette lines (nasolabial folds), to enhance lips and cheeks, and to contour the jaw line. The procedure is undertaken incrementally, bringing you step by step back to a more youthful complexion that looks completely and naturally like you – only more youthful and vibrant.
The effectiveness of Botox Cosmetic is now an important and well-known component in any man or woman’s anti-aging arsenal. The purified protein simply relaxes muscles so that wrinkles are smoothed away. The treatment can effectively target horizontal lines on the forehead as well as frown lines between the eyes, plus the crow’s feet at the outer corners of the eyes. With these lines diminished, the effect is a more relaxed, refreshed appearance. Juvéderm is an injectable dermal filler made with hyaluronic acid, which is a sugar that is naturally present in the body. The injectable filler is used to soften marionette lines as well as other deep lines on the forehead and surrounding the eyes. The application of these tools is where the artistry lies; with a skilled and experienced practitioner, you can achieve a completely natural, younger-looking appearance with the soft lift technology – without any need for surgery. Consult a qualified cosmetic physician to discover what Soft Lift™ can do for you.