I’ve stated this before but I’ll do it again, our face can tell people a lot about you. How you’ve lived your life and how it has how it has affected you. And as we grow older the signs of our age begin to show more and more.One of these signs is the loss of facial volume as you grow old you’ll begin to notice that your cheeks aren’t as full or round as they use to be. Your skin will also show more signs of sun damage which brings with it wrinkles.
But there are ways of being able to reverse the effects of aging with a very simple 10 minute procedure which is performed in-office. Normally patients and surgeons address the nasolabial folds which run from the corner of the nose down to the mouth. When filling these folds patients would normally state that they looked better but there was no enthusiasm and I myself was not satisfied with the results.
However I see more incredible results by putting more filler into cheeks and only a little into the folds. The response I get is from patients who see themselves in the mirror after this quick procedure is “wow”. Which gave us no other choice than to call it “Wow Cheeks™“. Depending on the patients preference I use Juvéderm ,Sculptra, or Radiesse.
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Role reversal or just an early Mother’s Day?
New York, NY: A few weeks ago, I treated three Baby-boomer moms. What made that day unique was that each was brought in by their daughter for facial rejuvenation. One was the mother of a beautiful teen on whom I did a rhinoplasty and had a fabulous result. The second daughter had prior Botox and the third just found me through “sources” and dragged her mother in for a fix-me-up. Each of these mothers are vibrant ladies in their 50’s and were there for their daughters, now it was the daughters who were telling the moms what they needed.
Each mom had office facial rejuvenation with Botox, fillers and skin care. Botox was used to soften their frown lines, reduce crow’s feet, reduce downturned corners of the mouth; and in one mother smooth the forehead. By individualizing treatment and using only the necessary amount of Botox, each looked smoother yet retained facial expression.
Next, they had Juvederm to restore youthful cheeks. As we age, one of the first things to go is mid-face fat. Nasolabial folds aren’t so obvious in a young adult, but become much more visible when the mid-face gets hollow. When I used to just fill nasolabial folds, patients were happy but not ecstatic. Restoring youthful “apple” cheeks give what I call the “wow factor,” each looked in the mirror after only one cc per side (cheek, nasolabial fold and marionette line) and said exactly that: “wow, this is how I used to look” and could now compare themselves to their daughters. One of the mothers also had Restylane to her tear troughs to camouflage the appearance of lower eyelid bags.
Lastly, each was put on a skin care regimen designed for their face. The core for each of their product selections was TNS, a great skin rejuvenation product that I even use myself on a daily basis. So, mother’s watch out, your daughters are watching out for you too! Steven J. Pearlman, MD, FACS
The “must-wear” look for fall.
New York is still buzzing from the recent fashion shows in Bryant Park. So what did I see? That fashions are always changing but one thing remains the same: beautiful models. What do all these models have in common? Spectacular cheekbones. Regardless of the trend for more “quirky” fashion faces what has remained the same for decades are those angular cheeks; they frame the face and create highlights that distinguish beauty and frame the face. Structured cheeks are also a sign of vitality. Great cheekbones highlight the eyes, too, adding overall balance to one’s facial features. Cheekbones are the foundation of a drop-dead gorgeous look.
Patients seeking celebrity cheekbones are fast on the rise. Not long ago, it required a surgical procedure with insertion of cheek or malar implants. This is still a feasible operation for those who desire long lasting results. However, with the myriad new facial fillers, I can create stunning cheeks without surgery.
The fillers that I use to create Runway Cheeks TM are hyaluronic acid: Juvederm Ultra Plus and Perlane, or calcium hydroxyl appetite: Radiesse. The procedure is performed in-office and takes just about 20 minutes. There is minimal discomfort and little-to-no bruising. You can go straight out to lunch, back to work, or shopping on Madison Avenue directly after. So, if you want to look like you just stepped off the runway, this procedure is your dream look and the right option for you.