The youthfulness of an egg-shaped or v-shaped face is unmistakable. By reversing the “pyramid of age”, filling and plumping the face in the right places is the answer to anti-aging.
This daughter on the left shows the “triangle of youth” – full cheeks and temples, and a sculpted V jawline. Her mother on the right displays the “pyramid of age” – deflated upper face and a full and saggy lower face.
In Part 1, we focused on ways to lift and sculpt the face. Synergistic with this is to fill deflated areas of the face and restore the inverted “triangle of youth”, using fillers or your own fat. Hollow temples, flat foreheads and sagging cheeks are clear signs of aging. The lack of dimensions gives a matured appearance, even in younger women.
Reboot Your Face with Fillers
The popularity of hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers continues to soar over the years. Over your lunch break, you can plump up your lips and cheeks, or iron out skin wrinkles, and be selfie-ready, without going under the knife. HA works by replenishing your skin’s own stock of hyaluronic acid, directly adding volume to either soften the signs of aging or enhance your features. Quick and with little down-time, the benefits can be seen immediately – a face reboot. The lowdown on fillers? The cost maybe prohibiting for some and the effects last for about 4-12 months depending on the type of filler and the site of injection. Some non-HA fillers like Radiesse, Sculptra and Ellanse may last longer, up to a few years. Whichever filler you pick, always choose an experienced and qualified doctor to avoid complications.
Your Own Fat is the Answer
It is a dream come true for some – drawing fat from where you have excess of, and re-injecting into areas in need of volume. Microfat grafting starts withliposuction, followed by fat purification to extract fat cells and micro-injections back into the face. A portion of this injected fat survives, which means it stays in its new abode permanently, giving lasting volume. Around 30-70% of fat cells survive. For the same reason, it is common to require more than one session of fat grafting to achieve the results you desire.
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Fat is Full of Goodies
It was discovered that after fat grafting, the skin is rejuvenated as well. Turns out that fat is a reservoir of stem cells, known as adipose-derived stem cells, or ADSCs. The essence extracted after emulsifying and removing the fat cells is Nanofat, a powerhouse of skin-rejuvenating stem cells and growth factors. Infused into the skin using tiny injections, Nanofat has the power to rejuvenate and repair the skin. Areas in need of this boost include vulnerable skin around the eyes and lips.
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Nothing Fishy About The New Skin Booster
Another way to fill your skin with anti-aging goodness is to infuse it with DNA. Our native DNA is prone to attacks by culprits such as UV radiation, and our ability to repair and produce DNA plummets with age. Made of structural units found in DNA, Rejuran Healer is purified DNA extracted from salmon. Also know as polydeoxyribonucleotide, or PDRN, this is an age-reverser in a syringe. According to Dr Michelle Lim, from SW1 Clinic, “Its uses extend beyond skin rejuvenation in the medical field to heal wounds, thanks to its cellular regeneration properties.”
Dr Lim added that Rejuran is best for wrinkles, dark eye circles, acne scars and pores, the effects are seen about 3-5 days from your treatment. Many report an improvement in brightening, lifting, elasticity and overall appearance of their complexion.