Research shows that facial symmetry contributes to a person’s perceived attractiveness. This research stems from a mathematical formula known as the golden ratio, which artists and architects have been employing for centuries to make their work more pleasing to the eye. Until recently, we were limited to surgical procedures in order to apply this approach to facial symmetry and balance – an invasive and costly commitment with long-lasting results. Now with neuromodulator and dermal fillers, we can rejuvenate our appearance and improve facial balance and symmetry without going under the knife. Here we discuss the benefits of combining these treatments for a non-surgical facelift.
The benefits of neuromodulators and dermal fillers for facial contouring.
Neuromodulator and dermal filler treatments have surged in popularity in recent years. Since the introduction of BOTOX COSMETIC® treatments in 1987, techniques and applications for these treatments have evolved, leading to more natural and pleasing outcomes. These treatments work so well together they are often behind many of Hollywood’s most popular faces. Here are some of the benefits of neuromodulators and dermal fillers:
- A neuromodulator treatment targets the muscles that contribute to deep expression lines such as forehead lines, frown lines and crow’s feet. The protein botulimum toxin A, relaxes the facial muscles in question. This in turn smoothes the wrinkles that are caused by repeated facial expression and lifts the skin that is being cinched downward or inward by these tense and rigid muscles. Oakville Plastic Surgery and Advanced Skincare offers both Dysport® and BOTOX COSMETIC® neuromodulator treatments.
- Dermal filler treatments involve the injection of hyaluronic acid (HA) filler into the skin. These injections generate volume where collagen loss has led to concerns such as thinning lips, deep folds and hollowness. This restored volume can relieve a ‘tired look’ and revitalize our appearance. There are a variety of dermal fillers to target specific concerns. For instance, there are filler treatments that are designed and best suited to treat aging concerns with the lips as well as filler treatments that target volume loss in the cheeks. Oakville Plastic Surgery and Advanced Skincare offers both Restylane® and JUVÉDERM® filler treatments.
Combining neuromodulator and dermal filler treatments yields optimal results.
While your main aging concern may be the wrinkles between your brows, you may find that rebuilding volume at your temples with dermal filler further rejuvenates your face. If you consider that wrinkles are only one symptom of the aging process, focusing on this aging concern alone will leave the other signs of aging (ie. volume loss) unaddressed. Combining neuromodulator treatments with dermal filler treatments is an ideal way to restore youth, vitality and symmetry to the face non-invasively.
The results of a neuromodulator or dermal filler treatment are temporary.
Your body will eventually metabolize the injectable treatment and therefore the results require repeat sessions for maintained results. This offers patients an excellent alternative to surgical procedures such as a facelift. In the case of neuromodulators, treatments last between three and four months while dermal fillers last between six and 12 months. Working with the same highly trained and qualified practitioner for your follow-up treatments is important to maintain consistent results.
The next step.
If you’re curious about how combining neuromodulator treatments and dermal filler treatments can help you achieve a non-surgical facelift, Oakville Plastic Surgery and Advanced Skincare invites you to book a consultation with Dr. Nancy de Kleer, plastic surgeon. Consultations are available for a nominal fee, which can be applied towards your chosen treatment. Call (905) 901-9545 or email [email protected] to request an appointment.