Facial Shape: Fat, Flat, Contour As the face ages, it’s skin starts to lose elasticity. The energetic, youthful facial structure one had in their earlier years loosens. The natural structure and lines deepen, flatten, or go out of shape. This can cause stress as it brings a visible change to the person’s appearance. To lessen this concern and reshape the face or “contour” it, a robust treatment is required by a certified specialist. Causes The face’s structured appearance isn’t a lifelong reality and in most cases, it starts to show signs of wearing down or aging. To fight this concern, it’s essential to recognize the causes and establish a customized treatment. Causes include: Natural Aging Loss of Elasticity Excess Weight Gain or Weight Loss Hormonal Changes A simple consultation at the clinic will provide an in-depth perspective into the cause of one’s facial change. In most cases, a patient will have started to lose natural elasticity (collagen and elastin), which impacts the structure or shape of their face. The appointment will help determine whether this is the case or not. Patients are asked to seek a prompt consultation at the clinic to pinpoint what’s going on with their facial structure. Treatment To judge the skin’s structure, texture, and appearance, a specialist inspects every inch of a patient’s face. The goal is to determine what’s causing the change and how to combat it head on. Once the assessment is concluded, the specialist will offer a comprehensive brief on which treatments are apt. Please note, the specialist has to factor in numerous variables including medical history, skin-related developments, and how the skin will react to a particular treatment. In general, the clinic offers comprehensive treatments to contour the face and rejuvenate its appearance. To do this, the specialist will provide access to treatments including dermal fillers. On the day of the treatment, the target region(s) will be assessed to determine where the filler is injected. This is an ideal treatment for patients seeking noticeable changes while eliminating fine lines, wrinkles, deep creases, and other inconsistencies. This treatment will provide results lasting for at least six months and up to two years in some cases. Each treatment using dermal fillers will require 15-45 minutes based on the number of target areas. The dermal filler will act as a customized solution to tackle the changing facial structure. It will lift up the treated area and hold it in place. If necessary, patients can combat future aging by topping up with additional treatments using similar dermal fillers. Recovery Patients may report post-procedure swelling, redness, or tenderness. This is expected and will ease over the course of 2-4 days depending on the patient’s skin, age, number of target areas, and post-procedure activity (i.e. exposure to sun, strenuous movements). To dull or eliminate this sensation and ensure the treatment is a relaxing one, this clinic offers all patients with a formidable topical anesthetic. Patients are also asked to avoid taking blood thinners 10-14 days before their session. If a patient is taking blood thinners to combat a medical condition, please mention this during the consultation. The specialist will offer a meaningful alternative to alleviate your concerns without causing harm. Patients are asked to remember these dermal fillers aren’t permanent and will absorb into the skin at some stage (6-12 months). Due to this reason, specialists recommend continuous sessions once or twice a year for long-term upkeep. To begin your facial contouring procedure at the hands of a trained specialist, call in and set up a no-obligation consultation at the clinic. This team will offer a resolute assessment of the skin, facial structure, and a comprehensive treatment plan.