Cosmetic procedures to look younger
Cosmetic procedures to look younger
A little jab here and some filler there can take decades off your face.
Cosmetologist Dr Jamuna Pai lists treatments that can help take years off you.
Eyebrows botox brow lift
This literally ‘lifts’ the skin tissues above and around the eyebrows so that the natural eyebrow arch is a few millimetres higher. Permanent make-up is a great option to tackle this issue.
The aging process is known to create volume loss in the face. The empty space on either side of the eyes and are called temporal hollows. Your facial expression can be enhanced by filling these by means of an easy aesthetic procedure of injecting the site with dermal fillers.
Crow’s feet are fine lines and wrinkles radiating from the eyes. Usually caused by sun exposure, smoking can make them worse. Botox relaxes these lines by working on the right muscles.
Nasolabial and mentolabial
Furrows in the nasolabial folds called ‘parentheses’, as well as deep ‘marionette lines’ give a person a sad appearance. These can be one of the first signs of facial aging. Treatment with volumising dermal fillers can replenish youthful volume and stimulate collagen production in these areas, minimising the appearance of these wrinkles.
Sunken eyes and dark circles and under-eye bags can make even a healthy and otherwise young individual look tired, sickly and unhealthy. Due to volume and moisture loss, the area between the eyes and the nose called the tear trough, looks sunken and hollow and this makes the face look tired. With the help of a soft filler, the area can be filled up and made to look plumper and you can look younger.
Apples of the cheek
The ageing process is most obvious in this area. Reinstating volume into this area can make you look younger than almost any other cosmetic procedure can. Without the pain of cheek implants, you can still manage to have a perfectly rounded pair of cheeks by using a higher density filler material. As the skin on the cheeks gets lifted due to the filler material, it also lifts up the laugh lines and makes them appear less severe.
Anyone with a mild to moderate nasal hump, irregularity or deviation who does not desire a change in the size of their nose is a candidate for Injection Rhinoplasty. It also is a great option for patients who have a flattened nasal bridge and/or a broad, poorly defined nasal tip and dorsum.
A few simple botox injections placed in strategic locations will prevent the upper lip from raising excessively high when you smile and thus exposing the gum.
The lips can be plumped at any age. Apart from enhancing your natural lips, fillers can correct thin, crinkled or inverted lips. Fillers for the lips are minimally invasive and they aim at restoring lost volume naturally without giving them a ‘trout pout’ look, lifting the angles of the mouth and minimising the crinkles by plumping them. In unhappy with the results, it can be undone quite easily.
With age, chin lengthens and sags. Fillers can rectify the problem of a long chin or of a short one. Marionette lines that run from the sides of the lips to the chin can be corrected with fillers. Dimples can also be filled up.
Chiselled jaw line
Thinning of a ‘heavy jaw’ or a ‘square face’ where the angle of the face is big can be achieved with a simple, almost painless technique of injecting botox into the strong chewing muscle. Botox relaxes these muscles resulting in an oval-shaped face – a definite sign of beauty.
The Nefertiti Neck Lift results in an upward movement of the skin to minimise sagging jowls and leaves a more defined bone structure, neck and facial contour. Injections into the vertical bands of the neck further reduces the downward pull on the jowl area and side of the face and produces a much smoother appearance to the neck.
Sweat free underarm and palms
Small quantities of botox injected into the underarm area or in the palms, can prevent sweat production. Effects last for up to 10 months.
Hairless smooth skin
The diode hair removal laser works extremely well on any area of the body – unkempt pair of eyebrows, dark sideburns, greenish hair growth in the underarm area or hair growth on the upper back. This laser causes the permanent destruction of most hair follicle and treats hundreds of follicle at a time.
Younger looking hands
Hands give your age away rather easily. Fillers with a combination of a skin tightening laser can work wonders. Superficial and deep peels done once a month are also a great option.
Some of the most common problems that plague the feet are dry, cracked skin, calluses, corns, tan, build-up of hard skin around the heels and balls of the feet, and in-grown toe nails. As a quick home remedy start by soaking your feet in warm water mixed with some sea salts and slough of the dead skin using a pumice stone. The feet have a very high rate of cell turnover so it becomes important to keep exfoliating this area regularly. Secondly massage the foot with some vaseline two-three nights a week before bedtime. Put on a pair of cotton socks and allow the moisture to seep in overnight. Whilst waxing legs, wax the foot as well – this removes the dryness and dullness from the upper part of the foot and the toes, as waxing too is a form of exfoliation.
Radio frequency technologies are the new age mantra to tighten the early stages of sagging skin and subcutaneous tissues around the neck and sides of the face to create a sharper jawline and a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance. This minimally invasive treatment is designed to help tighten, firm and contour even the abdomen, arms, thighs and buttocks in a single treatment without surgery and little or no downtime.