23 October 2015
In Brazil, the United States and Asia, women do not wait 25 years to use injections. Without going to that extreme, cosmetic doctors advocate prevention: treating a wrinkle before it is installed helps to preserve the natural appearance of the face. By identifying weak spots on the face, micro-doses can be injected into these areas to prevent their aggravation, without any apparent change. Indeed, once the dermis fracture is installed, it will be more difficult to remove it. In short, the earlier we intervene, the more natural the result.
Young people are much more relaxed on the subject than their elders: the 35-year-old patient generation is twice as likely to use injections as the 55+ generation. There are no taboos about it.
This type of intervention is being democratized. Stars like Sharon Stone no longer hide from using injections, proving that a woman can be beautiful and natural at 57. Because staying natural without looking "tampered with" is the quest of today's women (but also men). Getting a "youthful look" has become part of current practice. There is a real management of aging that takes a preventive and non-curative form.
This phenomenon is not restricted to aesthetic medicine. Nowadays, the new and even the older generations are very knowledgeable about everything related to good health and physical maintenance. Whether through a balanced diet, regular physical activity, the consumption of appropriate food supplements, the use of increasingly effective cosmetic products, as well as all the new techniques related to beauty and well-being, everyone is aware of the importance of maintaining a healthy body in a beautiful physical envelope.
Depending on your needs, your aesthetic doctor will give you an indication of "à la carte fillers". If your face needs to be "revolumised," it will indicate the injection of hyaluronic acid. It has become the "act star" because it offers hyper natural results thanks to its wide range of products and increasingly targeted actions, for an immediate and tailor-made result. The new hyaluronic acids restore support to the face and ensure good tissue mobility, without weighing down the features.
If the skin around your eyes, neck or nape is thin, dull, tired and fragile, your cosmetic doctor will refer you to a Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injection. This technique, widely used in trauma and rheumatology for several years, is a real alternative for those who want a natural, almost organic approach. Indeed, it is your own blood that is collected, centrifuged to extract the concentrated plasma into platelets, and is injected back into the areas to be treated by mesotherapy.
Finally, if it is your chin that needs to be treated, your cosmetic doctor will advise you to inject botulinum toxin (Botox®). It can be injected into the upper face (forehead wrinkles, crow's feet, lion's feet) but also into the lower face (fine lines on the upper lip, wrinkles at the corners of the lips). Your cosmetic doctor can also inject botulinum toxin to reduce jowls, but also in the neck (platysmal bands), allowing a real "lifting effect" and a younger appearance.
In conclusion, even when we talk about beauty and physical well-being, prevention is better than cure...
So do not hesitate to make an appointment with your plastic surgeon who will do a complete examination of your face and neck, and will provide you with the best advice and guidance on the right treatment.