In the prime of our youth, our facial structure often resembles an upside-down triangle, characterized by voluminous cheeks that taper gracefully towards the chin. This youthful shape, however, undergoes a transformation as we age. The triangle inverts, leading to diminished cheek volume and a more pronounced jawline, often accompanied by the formation of jowls. Such changes, while natural, can sometimes affect our self-perception and confidence. Enter the world of full facial rejuvenation—a comprehensive solution designed to address these age-related shifts. Through a combination of treatments, including fillers, it’s possible to restore the face’s youthful contours and achieve a harmonious, rejuvenated appearance.
Understanding Full Face Rejuvenation
Full face rejuvenation is more than just a cosmetic procedure; it’s an art and science that aims to restore the face’s natural balance and harmony. While individual treatments like lip or cheek fillers have gained immense popularity on social platforms, the concept of full-face rejuvenation remains relatively underrepresented. Yet, its significance cannot be underestimated.
Full face rejuvenation is a holistic approach that addresses the entire facial structure rather than isolated areas. It seeks to replenish lost volume, smooth out wrinkles, and enhance the overall facial contours, ensuring that all features complement each other seamlessly. It is often referred to as a liquid facelift because if focuses on fillers.
Some people may have heard of the ‘8-point facelift’. This is where filler is placed in specific 8 points in the mid and lower face. The only issue with this type of liquid facelift, is that it is not bespoke to your face and your needs. At London & Surrey Aesthetics, we believe in assessing your individual needs and providing a package of care that is tailored to those needs and your specific aesthetic goals.
Why is Full Face Rejuvenation Important?
The face is a complex interplay of features, and altering one area can inadvertently affect the balance of others. For instance, enhancing the lips without addressing volume loss in the cheeks might lead to a disproportionate appearance. Full face rejuvenation ensures that all areas are treated in tandem, resulting in a more natural and harmonious outcome.
While individual treatments can offer quick fixes, they might not always provide the desired long-term results. Full face rejuvenation, on the other hand, offers a more strategic and lasting solution. It takes into account the face’s dynamic nature and ensures that enhancements are symmetrical and well-balanced.
A recent systematic review highlights the increasing preference among patients for treatments that offer a more comprehensive approach to facial aesthetics (Hoffman & Fabi, 2022). Patients reported higher satisfaction rates when their treatments addressed the face as a whole, rather than just specific areas.
In the next section, we’ll delve deeper into the aesthetic assessment process, which forms the foundation of any successful full face rejuvenation procedure. This assessment ensures that treatments are tailored to individual needs, taking into account unique facial structures and aesthetic goals.
Aesthetic Assessment in Full Face Rejuvenation
The journey to achieving a rejuvenated face begins long before any treatment is administered. It starts with a thorough aesthetic assessment—a critical step that determines the success of the entire rejuvenation process.
The Holistic Approach with bespoke treatment plan
Aesthetic practitioners view the face as a canvas, where each feature plays a role in the overall portrait. This holistic perspective is essential because it ensures that any enhancements made are in harmony with the entire face. It’s not just about addressing individual concerns but understanding how these concerns fit into the bigger picture.
Every face is unique, with its own set of characteristics, challenges, and beauty. Recognizing this, aesthetic practitioners emphasize the importance of bespoke treatment packages. These are tailored solutions designed to cater to individual needs, ensuring that the results are not only beautiful but also authentic to the person. This is why just sticking to an 8-point face lift, does not really match everyone’s unique needs or their individual aesthetic goals.
A review of 31 articles has concluded that a combined treatment approach improves patients’ psychological wellbeing, age appraisal and quality of life (Hoffman & Fabi, 2022).
The Assessment Process
The aesthetic assessment is a multi-step process:
Consultation: This is an opportunity for patients to voice their concerns, desires, and expectations. It’s a two-way dialogue where both the patient and the practitioner discuss the desired outcomes and potential treatment options.
Facial Analysis: Using advanced tools and techniques, practitioners analyse the face’s structure, symmetry, and areas of volume loss or skin laxity. This provides a clear roadmap for the treatment plan.
Treatment Recommendation: Based on the analysis, practitioners recommend a combination of treatments that will best address the patient’s concerns while ensuring a natural and harmonious result.
In essence, the aesthetic assessment ensures that the full-face rejuvenation process is a collaborative effort between the patient and the practitioner. It lays the foundation for a successful treatment outcome, ensuring that the results are not only aesthetically pleasing but also resonate with the patient’s identity.
In the upcoming section, we will explore the risks and benefits associated with full face rejuvenation, providing a balanced perspective to help potential patients make informed decisions.
Risks and Benefits
Embarking on a journey of full-face rejuvenation is a significant decision, and like all medical procedures, it comes with its set of risks and benefits. Understanding these can help individuals make informed choices that align with their aesthetic goals and comfort levels.
Risks of Full Facial Rejuvenation Package
Complications: The most common side effects include temporary redness, swelling, bruising, or tenderness at the injection site. While rare, complications such as filler migration, asymmetry, infection, or allergic reactions can occur too. These risks can be minimized by choosing a qualified and experienced practitioner.
Over and under correction: There’s a fine line between enhancement and overcorrection or some people who do not feel they see enough change. Individual treatments, if not done judiciously, can lead to an overfilled or unnatural appearance. But it is important to remember that 5ml of filler is a teaspoon worth, and is not actually that much filler. The aim of treatment is to keep you looking like yourself, so will be subtle in the right aesthetic practitioner.
Multiple studies on individual facial treatments highlighted patients often returned for corrective procedures, when they felt their initial treatment was either too subtle or too pronounced. This is why it is very important to have a thorough consultation with your practitioner prior to embarking on this journey, so that clear expectations can be outlined. It is also why some patients elect to have their full facial rejuvenation in stages, so that they can take it more slowly if required.
Benefits of a Full Facial Rejuvenation Package
Harmonious Results: By addressing the face as a whole, practitioners can ensure that all enhancements are in sync, leading to a balanced and natural outcome.
Cost-Effective in the Long Run: While the upfront cost of a full package might seem higher, it often proves to be more economical than undergoing multiple individual treatments over time.
Long-Lasting Effects: Comprehensive rejuvenation tends to have longer-lasting results, as the combined effect of multiple treatments can amplify and sustain the youthful appearance.
Tailored Approach: Full face rejuvenation is inherently bespoke. It takes into account the unique needs and structure of each face, ensuring that the results are personalized and authentic.
In the subsequent section, we’ll delve into the cost implications of full-face rejuvenation, providing insights into the financial aspects of this transformative journey.
One of the primary considerations for many individuals contemplating full face rejuvenation is the associated cost. While the allure of a refreshed and youthful appearance is undeniable, understanding the financial commitment is crucial for making an informed decision.
Comprehensive vs. Individual Treatments: At first glance, the cost of a full facial rejuvenation package might seem steep compared to individual treatments. However, when you factor in the longevity of the results and the comprehensive approach, the package often offers better value for money. Instead of paying separately for each treatment over time, which can add up, a combined package provides a more cost-effective solution in the long run.
Quality and Expertise: It’s essential to remember that in aesthetic treatments, you often get what you pay for. Opting for cheaper alternatives might seem tempting, but it’s crucial to prioritize quality and expertise over cost. An experienced practitioner might charge more, but the assurance of safety and desired results is invaluable.
While cost is a valid consideration, it’s essential to view facial rejuvenation as an investment in yourself. The confidence and well-being derived from looking and feeling your best often outweigh the financial aspect. However, always ensure that you’re well-informed about all costs upfront, with no hidden charges.
Combining Liquid Facelifts with other Treatments for a Holistic Outcome
Full face rejuvenation with fillers (so called liquid facelift), while transformative on its own, can be further enhanced with complementary treatments. These additional procedures aim to address other aspects of facial aging, such as skin texture, tone, and elasticity, ensuring a comprehensive approach to facial aesthetics.
Wrinkle Treatments: Apart from volume restoration, addressing fine lines and wrinkles is crucial for a youthful appearance. Anti-wrinkle treatments can smooth out expression lines, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles, along with reducing muscle overactivity in the lower face and around the mouth to help with their contribution to aging and complement the effects of fillers. There are studies which have found combination treatments which address volume, texture and tone of the face, appear to result in greater harmonious and satisfactory outcomes (Carruthers et al. 2008).
Skin Texture and Tone: Over time, factors like sun exposure, pollution, and lifestyle choices can affect skin texture and tone. Chemical peels, cold plasma, and microneedling treatments can rejuvenate the skin’s surface, reducing pigmentation, and improving overall skin quality.
Skin Booster injections: These are specialized treatments that introduce vitamins, amino acids, hyaluronic acid, and other beneficial substances into the skin. They hydrate, nourish, and revitalize the skin from within, enhancing its natural glow.
When combining treatments, it’s essential to ensure that they work synergistically and do not interfere with each other. An experienced practitioner will be able to recommend the right sequence and combination of treatments for optimal results.
Research has suggested that by combining anti-wrinkle, filler and skin boosters, considerably higher satisfaction was reached compared with any of these treatments individually (Cartier et al. 2020).
Other Commonly Asked questions on full face rejuvenation and liquid facelifts
Pain Management: Is the Procedure Painful?
The thought of injections can be daunting for many. However, modern aesthetic practices prioritize patient comfort. Numbing creams are applied to all treatment areas and left on for 20-30 minutes before the procedure. This ensures minimal discomfort during the treatment. Additionally, many fillers come with lidocaine, a local anaesthetic, to further enhance comfort.
Longevity of Fillers: How Long Will a Liquid Facelift Last?
The durability of fillers varies based on the type of filler used, the area treated, and individual factors like metabolism. On average, hyaluronic acid fillers can last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years. However, regular maintenance treatments can prolong the results, ensuring sustained rejuvenation.
Aging is an inevitable part of life, bringing with it wisdom, experiences, and memories. However, its physical manifestations, especially on the face, can sometimes affect our self-esteem and the way we perceive ourselves. Full face rejuvenation can restore harmony, balance, and natural beauty. By addressing the face as a cohesive unit, this approach ensures that every enhancement, every subtle change, works in tandem to create a result that is both stunning and authentic. In turn, this restores confidence and well-being, aligning how you feel on the inside with the reflection in the mirror (Cohen et al. 2022; Hoffman & Fabi, 2022).
Contact and Consultation
For those ready to embark on this transformative journey, London & Surrey Aesthetics awaits. Our team of expert injectors is dedicated to understanding your goals, addressing your concerns, and crafting a bespoke rejuvenation package that resonates with your unique beauty. Reach out to us for a personalized consultation and take the first step towards a rejuvenated you.
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Cartier et al. (2020). Repeated Full-Face Aesthetic Combination Treatment With AbobotulinumtoxinA, Hyaluronic Acid Filler, and Skin-Boosting Hyaluronic Acid After Monotherapy With AbobotulinumtoxinA or Hyaluronic Acid Filler. Dermatologic Surgery, 44: 475-482.
Cohen et al. (2022). Multimodal Facial Aesthetic Treatment on the Appearance of Aging, Social Confidence, and Psychological Well-being: HARMONY Study. Aesthetic Surgery Journal, 42, NP115-124.
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