harmony of the face
Harmony of the Face

Harmony of the face

We have to have an overview and think about how our face will evolve over the years. Curved lines disappear and furrows, wrinkles and bags appear. Although the secret lies in good prevention, a combination of treatments helps combat the consequences of the passage of time.

The face is a structure that must be treated as a whole. The mission of the aesthetic doctor will be to study the impact that the modification of a point may have and what actions must be undertaken to harmonize it with the rest. Recovering this harmony and proportion of shapes is the goal of every aesthetic medical professional.

Each case is unique, each face, due to its characteristics, responds better to some treatments than others. It depends a lot on the age at which the patient begins facial care. Depending on the problem to be addressed, more or less invasive treatments will be used.

How does the face age?

– Bones: progressive loss of bone mass thickness (jaw retraction). Very important loss in the paranasal area. On the other hand, the malar bones - those that largely provide the projection of the cheeks - undergo an important process of wear and tear. The loss of their projection generates flattening of the cheekbones.

– Muscles: the muscles involved in the most frequent gestures undergo growth or hypertrophy and become stronger; These sites coincide with the appearance of deeper and more marked wrinkles.

– Fat: loss of fat and subcutaneous structures. Displacement of fat such as malar (cheekbone displacement).

– Vascular: the skin vessels dilate and become more visible.

– Pigmentation: The effects of the sun accumulate and pigmentary lesions begin to become evident.

– Skin: they produce dysfunction of the thickness of the dermis, with alteration of collagen and elastin that contributes to fine and superficial wrinkles.

As a consequence, the most obvious signs of facial aging are the following:

  • Appearance of frontal glabellar furrows
  • Descent of the external third of the eyebrow
  • Lower eyelid descent
  • Nasal tip drooping
  • Accentuation of the nasolabial fold and corners of the mouth
  • Perioral wrinkles and loss of lip volume
  • Ptosis of the facial skin (sagging)
  • Skin thinning and dry appearance
  • Pigmentation alterations
  • Skin lesions
  • Pore dilation