Aging of the face and neck
Aging is hard to accept: because of it, we lose our beauty, youth, agility and health even though we might think of ourselves as still being young.
We only have to look in the mirror or at a photograph to be confronted with reality and, as a result, we suffer loss of self-esteem and self-image. It is with regard to these loss, that cosmetic surgery and medicine identifies one of its missions—reconstruction of identity.* (book)
* « Philosophie de la Surgery esthétique. Une Surgery nommée DESIRS »
Book available at Odile Jacob.
How do we age?
A medical classification * médicale identifies three models of aging :
SINKING : The face sinks in and becomes skeletal.
SAGGING : Ptosis, falling cheekbones, oval of the face, and neck.
THICKENING : Lack of balance in facial features; excess weight.
AGING OF THE SKIN
Inflammation is one of the characteristics of aging of the skin. It is accompanied by a number of symptoms:
Slackening of the face and neck
Excess skin and loss of elasticity are the main causes of slackening of the skin.The sunken appearance of the face becomes worse.
Result of Cervico-facial lif
As time passes, lips have a natural tendency to become thinner and to lose volume. This makes them appear thinner as they lose their former shape. Once wrinkles begin to form around the mouth, we have what is called the bar code effect.
The concept is to redefine the Cupid’s bow, treat the outline of the lips, increase their volume, hydrate them, balance them, correct any asymmetry and reshape the area of the philtrum.
Result of Hyaluronic acid
The eyebrows are part of the aesthetic whole, contributing to the balance and dynamism of the face.
Signs of aging of the eyebrows
- Hair loss
- Sunken eyes
Result of botox
Facial oval and jowls
Jowls are formed by relaxation of the fat-containing skin of the facial oval, and is most visible when standing (less so when lying).
It is seen with aging or when overweight.
Recommended therapy depends on the desired outcome.
Résultat du lifting
There are many ways of describing the aging of the eyelids: heavy eyelids, tired look, bags, excess skin, drooping eyelids, sunken look and dark circles, among others.
Result of Eyelid Surgery
Bags (under the eyes)
These are defined as circular depressions of the lower eyelid.
They result in the first signs of the ‘tired look’.
The signs of bags
Result of Hyaluronic acid injection
Aging of the nose
Aging of the nose, which is linked to aging of the skin, cartilage and bones.
Result of Rhinoplasty
Colored spots are the result of an imbalance if in the production of melanin. Exposure to the sun aggravates them. Dark complexions are subject to them. They appear mainly on exposed areas—face, front of the neck and upper side of hands.
How can we protect the skin and treat the marks?
Couperosis describes the neovascularization of the small vessels of the face. Couperosis is sensitive to any irritating factor, including heat, cold, weather, tobacco and inflammation.
Acne is an inflammation of the sebaceous glands
The blackheads that form become the seat of a proliferation of bacteria, which then turn into infected spots. Acne is usually present in areas with a high density of sebaceous glands.