Is Cosmetic Treatment Really About Looking Younger?
- Posted on: Dec 15 2018
One of the primary and very general requests that is made in cosmetic surgery offices is to make a face look like it did years ago. The idea of looking younger without losing the natural beauty of the face has finally become a reality. Innovative injectable treatments and refined surgical techniques can plump and tighten and lift the structures of the face without overdoing it. As a result of these methods, the face looks younger. But you know what else? The face also looks friendlier, and that may be what we’re after all along.
What Happens with Age
There are particular changes that we have come to recognize as the signs of aging. In general, these changes involve a drop in facial structure. Where the width of the face once existed at the forehead and temples, it comes to lie at the jawline over time. Cheeks lose their roundness and height as fat pads degrade beneath the skin. Collagen loss depletes muscle tone and skin firmness, so everything seems to shift downward. More than creating an aged appearance, these changes can make a face appear less friendly, even angry and unapproachable.
The Problem with RBF
Several years ago, the term “resting bitch face” became popular. We don’t have to agree with it to recognize that it’s a pretty good description for a face that exhibits a persistent frown or scowl and a downturned mouth. These characteristics, in particular, are related to the perception that a person is upset when they aren’t, or not open to conversation when that’s what they’d like. This is a problem because we naturally want and expect our face to portray us as we are. When it doesn’t, it can affect our relationships.
Curing the Angry-Looking Face
Tips like “smile more” don’t do much for the person whose resting face looks unhappy. What is needed in such situations is cosmetic help. In our St. Louis and St. Peters offices, our team performs surgical and non-surgical procedures that offer hope for the person who wants a friendlier or younger looking face. Mild to moderate decline in facial structure may be corrected with injectables like Botox and dermal fillers. More significant deterioration of facial contours may be better suited to procedures like a mid facelift or blepharoplasty to rejuvenate the eyes.
Solutions for RBF exist, and you don’t have to look far to find them. Contact our St. Louis (314-567-3567) or St. Peters (636-706-5500) office today to schedule your consultation for facial rejuvenation and look like your friendly self in the New Year.
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