Get an Upper Hand on Aging with Quick Cosmetic Care
There are two problems that have a significant effect on most men and women we meet: time and aging. Interestingly enough, the two overlap. It is the passage of time that causes the body to age. The lack of time in a busy schedule can exacerbate age-related concerns because we often feel we cannot take the time to correct them. Patients of the Eye Institute of Houston can maximize their time by adding on a quick cosmetic service to their routine eye exam.
Two Methods of Facial Rejuvenation
Facial aging presents some concerns. The eyes begin to look tired and unfriendly. The cheeks flatten out, which makes the jawline soften and seemingly expand due to the development of jowls. Even the corners of the mouth may change, taking a downward turn as tissue across the mid-face falls. Historically, surgical lifts have been performed to correct these concerns. Not anymore, and this is a good thing. The development of injectable treatments has changed the game of facial rejuvenation for the foreseeable future.
The Upper Face
Changes in the upper face, including the brows, the eyes, and the forehead, reveal age long before we would like. The presence of frown lines, drooping brows, and crow’s feet can be quickly diminished, if not eliminated, in an office visit taking only about 30 minutes. What is most often used to address these concerns is BOTOX® Cosmetic. BOTOX® is a neuromodulator that interrupts neurotransmissions from nerves to muscles. Treatment softens muscle contractions, which softens the appearance of the face in the best way.
The Mid- and Lower Face
From the eyes on down, we rely on dermal fillers to restore the appearance of youthfulness. This is achieved by restoring plumpness to the cheeks and lips. When used in the mid-face to restore volume to the cheekbones, dermal fillers also provide the added benefit of a minor lower-face lift. If jowls are a bit more pronounced, an appropriate filler can be added directly to the jawline to sharpen its angular nature. From depressed scars to under eye bags, fillers are our go-to, quick-change treatment.
It isn’t necessary to take days or weeks out of a busy schedule to feel better about your appearance. Call Eye Institute of Houston to learn more about BOTOX, dermal fillers, and other cosmetic treatments.