Aesthetic medicine: redrawing the oval of the face

Aesthetic medicine: redrawing the oval of the face


Numerous scientific studies and researches have shown that skin starts ageing at the age of 25. The first few signs are wrinkles on the forehead and crow’s feet or wrinkled etched in eye’s corners. Dermatologists say that from the age of 40 the oval of the face starts to collapse; the contours lose clarity and lower cheek starts to appear. It is in these situations that many women start seeking aesthetic medicine to help redraw the oval of their face. Aesthetic medicine is a solution to redraw, remodel, tighten or firm the collapsed oval.

The treatment that will work the best depends on what goal one has in mind. Some of the most popular requests people have are tighter skin, more radiant skin and fewer wrinkles. All these requests can be easily addressed without one having to go under the knife. Isn’t it wonderful news?

The different aesthetic medicine options

Depending on the age and condition of skin the right aesthetic medicine can be can be administered. The three commonly used treatments to reshape and redraw the oval of the face without an invasive surgery are:

  1. Hyaluronic acid: This is a substance that exists in our body naturally and maintains hydration of the skin. However, it diminishes as we age and that is why the skin sags and wrinkles appear. The injection is practically painless but those who are more sensitive can be given a local anesthesia. The acid is distributed to remodel the oval. Immediate results are visible and these improve as time passes. The effects last for about 12 to 18 months.
  2. Tissue inducers: Tissue inducers are commonly marketed under names like ‘Elance’, ‘Sculptura’ or ‘Radiesse’ and are injectable implants. These are bio-degradable and contain a tissue inducer and an excipient gel. These inducers make redrawing the oval of the face possible. Once the inducer is injected, it can be shaped to harmonize contours, recreate volume and redraw the oval.
  3. Botulinum injections: These injections help relax the muscles that cause wrinkles in the forehead and corner of the eyes. The muscle is contracted and the product is injected using a very fine needle. The results appear in about 15 days and the effect lasts for about six months.

Benefits of aesthetic medicine

Aesthetic medicine is a noninvasive treatment and is very effective in targeting wrinkles, loss of facial volume and skin texture and tone. Here are some of the key benefits of aesthetic medicine:

  • These medicines are more affordable as compared to surgical facelifts.
  • The recovery time is less and one can usually get back to normal life the same day itself.
  • You can take a targeted approach, which means you can precisely choose the area of your face that you want to sculpt. The procedure can be limited to problem areas like sagging cheek or wrinkled forehead.
  • With this process, you can be in and out of the doctors’ clinic quickly as the process usually takes about an hour to complete.
  • The amount of discomfort caused with this process is minimal and it also needs very little aftercare. If someone feels little pain, it can be easily managed with over-the-counter pain killers.
  • As general anesthesia or large incisions are not required there are very few risks involved with the process. 
  • The exact duration for which the effects will last depends on the treatment chosen, but on an average the results stay for a year or so.

Every year millions opt for these medicines and choose the nonsurgical or minimally invasive process to redraw the oval and alter the appearance of their skin. These number of testimony to the benefits and effects of the process.

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