A youthful face has 3 unique features: high cheekbones, full cheek volume and a well-defined jawline. These three attributes are often referred to as the “triangle of youth” with the base of the triangle being at the cheeks and the point at the chin. As we age, this youthful triangle often becomes inverted. The face becomes more oblong, cheeks flatten and jowls appear. Fortunately these signs of aging can be minimized with the triangle of youth in mind and strategic injection of dermal fillers.
What affects it?
This youthful triangles descent is caused by the aging process. The quality of skin decreases with loss of collagen, elasticity and hyaluronic acid. Bone is reabsorbed around the eyes, cheeks and jawline. Fat pads in the face diminish which lead to hollowing in the tear trough, flattening in the cheeks and down turned mouth corners. The aging face often looks sad or melancholy.
How to get it back?
Dermal fillers restore the triangle of youth that is often lost with aging. An artistic eye and skillful hand can augment facial structure, improve volume and turn back the clock. There are several types of dermal fillers in the US market today. Fillers are chosen based on the amount of volume needed and the area being treated. Some fillers offer robust lifting to simulate bone in areas like the cheeks or jawline. Other are best when used to soften lip lines or areas around the mouth. Fillers can be used to add volume to sunken temples, hollowing under eyes, deflated cheeks, down turned mouth corners and improve weak jawlines.
Advances in facial aesthetics allow us to restore the triangle of youth with a natural look. There’s no need to look done or different, but just refreshed for your age. If you have questions regarding fillers or anti-aging treatments, schedule a consultation with one of our providers in our Skin Center.