The Aging Face

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Foote Orthodontics has always taken a holistic view of the face and we strive to give you a beautifully straight smile, within your skeletal and facial framework. In recent years, there has been a shift in the field of orthodontics in that we are able to accentuate your newly straightened smile through facial enhancements.  Dr. Foote formed Uplift Aesthetics Main Line to be able to offer treatments designed to frame your smile in a subtle, natural way after therapeutically diagnosing facial imbalance. Treating the face as a whole, rather than isolating individual areas, is the best way to enhance your smile. We must look at the smile not just within the frame of the lips but in the frame of the entire face. Our goal is to keep all areas of the face harmonious, so that you look refreshed, rested and confident. At Uplift Aesthetics, “less” is always “more” to help personalize and showcase your beautiful smile!

 

The Natural Process of the Aging Face

As we age, our bone mass diminishes, which means less support for the soft tissues of the face.  

  • Loss of fat pads leads to loss of volume
  • Loss of collagen contributes to thinning skin
  • Nasolabial folds (the smile lines from your nose to the lips) deepen
  • Marionette lines become pronounced
  • Corners of the mouth turn downward
  • Wrinkles, furrows, and bony structures become more visible
  • Reduction in skeletal bone mass with age and thus a collapse of features inwards

The forehead, eyebrows, cheek bones, jawline and chin, must always be considered as part of the whole, as treating one affects the look of the other.  While we cannot stop the natural aging process, we can improve the structures that affect the appearance of your face and smile.

Anti-aging Treatments

Focusing on just one feature, perhaps the lips, without taking into consideration the support of surrounding features generally only makes this feature more exaggerated rather than natural.  Orthodontic anti-aging treatments utilizing small amounts of Botox and Dermal Fillers may be right for you if you want to boost your self-esteem and improve the aesthetics of your smile, so that you look refreshed, rested and confident. 

  • Botox. Botox, also known as Botulinum Toxin, is a purified protein that is injected into the facial muscles. This protein blocks the transmitters between the motor nerves that control the muscles, which prevents them from contracting. When the muscles that cause wrinkles and folds are relaxed, the skin surface has a smoother appearance.
  • Dermal Fillers. Dermal fillers are smooth gels of hyaluronic acid that are injected into different areas of the face to stimulate collagen growth and restore soft tissue loss caused by the natural aging process. Fillers have the effect of stimulating the facial muscles in subtle ways to lift and shape the face.  The procedure is safe, minimally invasive, and effective immediately. Dermal fillers may be right for you if you want to achieve a more relaxed and smooth facial appearance, without affecting your freedom of expression.

The Orthodontic Advantage

  • Smile Makeover Expert
  • Extensive training and knowledge of oral and oral-facial areas
  • Comprehensive knowledge of facial muscle expression dynamics
  • Consideration of dental and facial proportions before augmentation for optimal results
  • Trained and accredited to augment with BOTOX & Dermal Fillers with the best techniques

Schedule Your Complimentary Consultation

The subtle and natural enhancement of your smile and facial features can be accomplished with minimal amounts of Botox and Dermal Fillers. If you would like to learn more call 610-525-6142 and schedule your complimentary consultation now!