By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen
By Chrissy Thomas RN, BSN
A little is usually just enough...
By Chrissy Thomas RN, BSN

There are a lot of misconceptions about the anti-aging business.  When people think of Botox or Juvederm and other injectable fillers, they think of overstuffed lips and cheeks, as well as frozen mask-like faces.  The most surprising thing for many clients is that these products are very common in our community. Though there are some who like a fuller or more frozen look, most prefer a fresh and very natural style.  Most sixty-year-old women don’t want to look twenty again.  They want to look like an incredible sixty–year-old. 

As the female face ages, “everything” droops in and down.  The cheeks lose volume causing them to be flatter along the sides and in the front at the apple of the cheek.  This will make the face lose its youthful roundness and create the look of jowls.  The marionette area loses volume creating an angry or sad appearance around the mouth.  The lips lose the natural fuller border and volume, and slide down into the mouth with the loss of cheek volume.  At the same time, the muscle between the eyebrows begins to tighten creating a permanent frown, and the forehead muscles lengthen, making the eyes appear smaller.  It sounds disastrous, right?  Never fear!  We have solutions!

There are many options for correcting these issues non-surgically and with no downtime.  Botox is a product that many people have heard about, but may not completely understand.  When a small amount of Botox is placed in the frown lines, it gently relaxes the crease and gives the eyes a slight lift.  In the forehead and crow’s feet areas, this product will soften the creases.  Botox may be customized to fit the needs of the consumer.  If you want a glassy smooth effect, you would need more units of Botox.  Most customers of About Face Skin Care simply want to look fresh and rested.

The same concept applies to injectable fillers.  There are many excellent choices on the market.  About Face Skin Care utilizes the products manufactured by Allergan.  Voluma XC is a product that is being touted for its ability to lift the face in the cheek area, lessening the jowl effect of aging.  When a small amount is placed in the upper cheek area, the natural contour of the cheek makes the face look more youthful.  Additionally, a small amount may be placed in the apple of the cheek to round out a flat cheek front.  This product has an amazing way of lifting without making the face appear puffy and big.  Juvederm Ultra Plus XC is used to address the “parentheses” around the mouth and the “sad mouth” or marionette lines.  Juvederm Ultra XC is used to correct flattened lips, lip lines, and the troughs beneath the eyes.  Again, these products may be used extremely conservatively to ensure a very natural difference.  Another bonus of using this particular line of products is that you are not stuck with them if you do not like the result.  There is a product that may be injected into the area that was treated with Juvederm or Voluma that will dissolve the product over a couple of days.  This safety net gives many new clients peace of mind.

 There are a plethora of options available to restore the face to a more rested appearance.  If you prefer a non-injectable approach to maintain your appearance, we are the leaders in the market of non-invasive treatments.  Often, customers will combine a small amount of these products with our NonSurgical Facelift to achieve an even more pleasing result.

At About Face Skin Care, we pride ourselves on a “no pressure” environment.  We see clients daily who are curious about the treatments we offer, but want to consider the options we discuss with them.  We even encourage the concept of doing a little correction in the beginning and adding to the result over time so that no one notices.  If you are interested in exploring these or any other anti-aging options with About Face Skin Care, give us a call!   Call 770-935-FACE (3223) or book online at www.aboutfaceskin.com.  We can’t wait to meet you!

If you are interested in exploring About Face Skin Care and the options available to you, give us a call at 770-935-FACE (3223), or book online at http://www.aboutfaceskin.com.  We offer a no pressure environment and a free consultation.  We look forward to meeting you!