There is a current preoccupation with correcting lines and wrinkles in the upper third of the face that doesn’t take into account the shape and proportions of the face as a whole. While treatment with Botox, for example, often does lead to an overall improvement, there can also be a mismatch between the treated area and the rest of the face. And this mismatch can leave the patient looking worse overall.
This is why, when it comes to natural looking results, a holistic approach to facial rejuvenation is gaining popularity. Best achieved with the careful use of hyaluronic acid fillers to help restore balance and proportion, it also depends on practitioners having a thorough understanding of the factors at play.
A good aesthetic doctor needs to understand not only the ageing process, but the interplay between the different components of the face, in particular the eyebrows, cheekbones and chin. These key players have an interrelated dynamic relationship where treating one affects the appearance of the others, and treated together they can help restore a patient’s ideal facial shape. Ultimately it is the skill of the injector which will determine how these dynamics play out for the final aesthetic result.