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3 Reasons Why 2019 Is the Year to Look Your Best
January 2, 2019

3 Reasons Why 2019 Is the Year to Look Your Best

As another year comes to a close we make a resolution to better ourselves. For some it’s to eat healthier and exercise more. For others it could be to change careers or to improve their relationships with family. One aspect of our lives that can always use some fine tuning is to maintain a youthful appearance. With busy work and home lives it’s easy to neglect that much needed Botox or dermal filler appointment. Here are three reasons to put yourself first and look your best in 2019:

Cumulative Effects of Botox & Dermal Fillers

It’s real. It’s a thing. If you stay diligent with your injections then you’ll be rewarded down the road. Regular Botox and filler treatments have shown to not only reverse the signs of aging but to prevent them as well. Although it may be tempting to put off your maintenance, especially around the busy holidays, you should stay on top of it for a good reason.

By keeping your muscles in a relaxed state permanently, lines, wrinkles and drooping of the upper face can be kept at bay in the long term. Don’t believe us? Look at this twin study. The best time to come in for Botox maintenance is when 25-30% of the movement has returned to your face. Don’t wait until the botulinum toxin has worn off completely otherwise you’ll lose those cumulative effects.

Dermal filler works differently than Botox but it can offer long-term benefits as well. Juvederm Voluma, for instance, is a hyaluronic acid (HA) filler that can replace volume loss in the cheeks. HA injections have been shown to have an immediate plumping effect but also stimulate your natural collagen in the treatment area. Over time it’s possible to retain some residual fullness even after the filler has been absorbed by the body.

Innovative Products and Techniques

There has never been a better time to stay on top of your anti-aging program. Sophisticated new dermal filler technology and injection techniques have elevated non-surgical facial rejuvenation to a new level. The soft lift – using only injectables to restore a youthful appearance – has surpassed surgery in popularity and demand.

Dermal fillers such as Juvederm Vycross have evolved to be extremely specialized and can last up to 24 months. Different products such as Voluma and Volift, with various viscosity and texture, can sculpt the face in subtle ways to turn back the clock. Advancements in injection techniques such as MD Codes (also called 8-point lift) use a holistic approach to facial rejuvenation. Instead of isolating just one area such as cheeks or nasolabial folds, MD Codes places filler strategically in eight points around the face to lift and contour facial structures.

An Once of Prevention Can Save You From a Facelift

In the old days we’d wait until our face resembled a raisin before doing anything about it. We’d disappear for a month to undergo and recover from a facelift then emerge looking conspicuously nipped and tucked. Fortunately those days are over. Modern facial rejuvenation has become all about avoiding the dreaded facelift.

Thanks to an arsenal of non-surgical techniques we can delay and in many cases prevent surgery if we start young enough. Botox is a must in our mid-20’s to prevent frown, foreheads and smile lines. Our 30’s is the time for dermal fillers to prevent deflation in the cheeks and nasolabial folds. As we enter our 40’s more filler around the jawline and temples, coupled with advanced skin-tightening, should give your collagen a solid boost to prevent surgical intervention for many years to come.

Dr. Nino Kuzmar is a Toronto general practitioner practicing non-surgical cosmetic rejuvenation and enhancement procedures for the face and neck. His extensive clinical experience, training and expertise in the area of cosmetic injectables, laser and energy based technologies spans 12 years. BOOK YOUR COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION

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