Understanding your Treatments
Dr Emma believes that understanding your treatments and options is essential to obtaining your desired results.
We encourage you to take the time to read the following education material created by Dr Emma for her clients.
Moving on from the “Foundation” treatment of the cheeks with dermal filler, comes “Contour” treatments including the temples, chin and jawline. Dr Mauricio De Maio, creator of the MD Codes, considers these to be the next most important “codes” to address in a treatment plan, as they are fundamental in adding natural shape.
As we age, anatomical changes affecting bone, fat, muscles and skin can lead to a tired, sad, angry or saggy look. Many of my patients identify with these negative emotional descriptors and visit me seeking gentle refreshment of their appearance to help generate more positive facial messages.
Last month’s education surrounded the common emotional motivation for treatment “I want to look less tired”.
Another extremely common motivation is “I want to look less saggy”.
When it comes to facial rejuvenation, assessing how a patient feels about their appearance often helps to more accurately determine their treatment need, rather than just having them point to a line or hollow.
When it comes to facial ageing, patients often point to a particular facial line or feature that bothers them. However, from an anatomical perspective, this is rarely the cause of their concern.
As we age, the skin around the eyes thins at an accelerated rate compared with skin in other areas of the face. In conjunction with the repetitive contraction of orbicularis oculi, the circumferential muscles around each eye, this leads to radial lines at rest which fan out like “crow’s feet”.