Cerulean Medical Institute offers many effective non-surgical treatment options to enhance your beauty and confidence. Each area of the face has unique needs and cosmetic concerns that our Kelowna, BC patients like to address. The anatomy of the face, distribution and tissue density is complex. As we age, this manifests in altered facial structure, tissue compartments and saggy skin. Beautification comes from a detailed understanding of anatomy and its variations, implementing the appropriate treatment to address the patients’ deficits with the goal of creating natural harmony and balance in facial proportions. The best way to determine which procedures may be best for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chetty, where you will undergo a thorough examination and assessment. In this three-part blog series, we will cover some of your best treatment options for each portion of the face from upper, mid, to lower face. Continue reading to learn more about the best beautification procedures for the upper face, available at Cerulean Medical Institute.
Common Signs of Aging in the Upper Face
Repeated and frequent facial movements, age-related volume loss, reduced collagen and elastin, environmental damage and sun exposure all contribute to common signs of aging in the upper face.
Most people will see some form of fine lines or wrinkles in the upper parts of the face, including crow’s feet, glabellar lines, horizontal forehead lines and under eye wrinkles. These wrinkles are typically the result of repeated facial movements, referred to as “dynamic wrinkles.” You are likely to see these wrinkles deepen or worsen when you make expressions such as squinting, frowning, scowling, or smiling.
The under-eye area is prone to signs of aging. This can include a hollow appearance resulting in dark circles, puffiness and bags in the under-eye area. Typically, these signs of aging are the result of natural volume loss as fat and decreased elasticity of skin and surrounding connective tissues.
Similarly, many patients will see volume loss at the temples as they age. This can create a gaunt, sunken, tired and sad appearance that many do not like as they grow older.
A sagging or drooping brow may also become noticeable over time. This can give you a tired, sad or angry appearance.
Sun exposure and other environmental factors can result in sun spots or age spots. This can commonly affect the forehead prominences.
Botox for the Upper Face
Botox is a popular treatment option for the upper face. Specifically, this treatment is commonly used to treat the dynamic wrinkles that affect the brows, forehead and eye areas. Botox works by temporarily relaxing the muscles where it is injected. This results in softening of dynamic wrinkles.
In addition to these wrinkles, Botox can be used to lift drooping brows. This is commonly referred to as a non-surgical brow lift. The treatment works by carefully injecting Botox into the muscles which depress or pull the brows down, creating a naturally alert, less tired and youthful appearance.
Dermal Fillers in the Upper Face
There are several reasons why patients may choose dermal fillers in the upper face. First, the temples are prone to volume loss over time. This can be corrected using a dermal filler such as Belotero Volume, Juvéderm Voluma, Juvéderm, Radiesse, or Teosyal. In addition to creating a more youthful appearance, patients of any age may choose temple fillers to create a more balanced, lifted and contoured face shape.
Similarly, dermal fillers may be used in the under-eye area. While more common as you age, patients at any stage of life may see hollows or dark circles under the eyes. Dermal fillers can add a necessary amount of volume to the under eyes for a refreshed look.
Skin Tightening in the Upper Face
With aging and environmental exposure, the ongoing breakdown of collagen and elastin, repeated use of our forehead and eye muscles results in altered forehead appearance, brow descent and saggy eyelids. Skin tightening treatments can help stimulate new collagen and elastin formation resulting in tighter eyelids and softening of upper face wrinkles resulting in a rejuvenated less tire looking appearance.
Chemical Peels for the Upper Face
Chemical peels have many advantages for the entire face, including the upper areas of the face. The forehead is susceptible to issues like sun spots, age spots, poor elasticity, wrinkles, and acne scars, etc. Chemical peels resurface the skin and stimulate natural collagen production. This means that after a chemical peel, patients will see healthy looking skin with improved skin tone and texture, softened lines and wrinkles and improved elasticity. At Cerulean Medical Institute, multiple types of chemical peels are available to suit different skin types and a wide variety of skin disorders.
Laser Facials and IPL for the Upper Face
The forehead area may face texture and tone issues due to previous sun damage, acne breakouts, rosacea, or repeated movement such as raising the eyebrows. These can be addressed through advanced technologies including laser facials and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light). Each of these treatments work by targeting and removing abnormal pigmentation. In addition to targeting abnormal pigmentation, these treatments also increase natural collagen for a smoother and improved skin texture.
Microneedling for the Upper Face
Microneedling is another great treatment option for common skin pathologies in the upper face. Sun spots, poor elasticity, acne scars, forehead and under-eye lines can all be improved through microneedling. The treatment works by creating micro-channels in the skin. This stimulates the body’s natural healing response and new collagen production. In addition, topical treatments can be applied after microneedling, allowing them to reach the deeper layers of the skin through the newly-created micro-channels and increasing their overall effectiveness. After a quick healing period, patients will notice smoother, more youthful, and more even skin.
Schedule a Consultation
Patients will see the best long-lasting results from a customized and holistic treatment plan. This is determined through a personal, thorough consultation with our skin care specialists. Dr. Chetty and our team can evaluate your concerns and develop an effective treatment plan that will work best to rejuvenate and enhance your upper face. We do natural best.
To schedule your consultation in Kelowna, BC, call Cerulean Medical Institute at (778) 402-3696 or contact us online.