“No two faces are made the same”- I imagine some evolutionary scientist stated this at some point.
Myself and our other injectors here at Marvel Cosmetic Surgery have found this to be true recently at a SCALE facial anatomy course presented by anatomy guru, Dr. Cotofana.
We study anatomy and physiology, we watch training weekly on products, preventative and corrective injections, and we share ideas and successful tips between each other- but we now stand out as injectors because we have learned new ways to identify important blood vessels and anatomical features of your face.
This all starts with the consultation and assessment process and highlighting the importance of appreciating ethnic and gender differences as well as the unique features each face holds. There are three 3D aging changes that happen in our faces starting in our childhood years.
As you prepare to have neuromodulators (i.e. botox) and fillers administered to prevent/correct these effects, it is crucial your injector and yourself understand these.
Photoaging affects your collagen and elastin fragmentation manifesting in your appearance as fine lines and wrinkles.
Fat loss is the redistribution of deep and subcutaneous fat over temporal, deep malar, mandibular, and preauricular areas. These changes manifest as nasolabial folds, infraorbital hollows, and jowls.
Bony changes such as loss of bone in the pyriform area weakens support of the lateral crura and deepening of the maxilla resulting in posterior positioning of the nasolabial crease and adjacent upper lip (volume and support loss around mouth).
After our most recent cadaver course, we were able to bring home injection techniques around preventing these changes and correcting them at their root rather than filling the lines continuously, costing our patients more visits. For example, the two most common areas our patients desire filler are under eyes and lines around the mouth. By proper injection of a high G-prime filler into the cheeks and SOOF, we can provide our patients with a more effective lift and correct multiple areas with one injection. This is only one example of the impeccable techniques each of our injectors hold in their knowledge bank.
Come in for a complimentary aesthetic consultations about toxins and fillers to enhance your features from the root!
By Brittany Best