Philosophy and Scientific Basis

Many of us tend to segment the face into the upper, middle, and lower thirds, thus separating the different emotional zones of the face.

While facial treatments are based on this fragmentation, the result in terms of charm (perceived beauty) can be altered, leading to a discordance between the emotional messages conveyed by the eyes and the smile.

A deeper anatomical understanding, more attuned to the aging process, allows us to divide the face into two zones. The support zone is predominantly lateral, while the central zone can be defined as the "triangle of emotions."

Reinforcing the support zone with hyaluronic acid injections helps maintain the emotional zone by injecting minimally, preserving natural charm, function, and emotions.

Furthermore, overcorrection of these zones transforms a person, inhibiting the transmission of emotions and impairing the face's essential functions. Similar to how aging affects respiratory, feeding, and visual functions, an overload of hyaluronic acid or botulinum toxin will be functionally detrimental.

It is essential, though sometimes challenging, to avoid fixating on a detail but rather observe the face and neck as a whole. Discussing together, getting to know each other are also indispensable phases for comprehensive care and achieving the most natural result possible.

Zones by Zones: understanding

In the minds of many, the treatment of the upper part of the face is done with Botox, and the treatment of the lower part of the face is done with hyaluronic acid.

Indeed, Botox smoothes fine lines around the eyes, and hyaluronic acid restores lost volume to the lips.

Obviously, aesthetic medicine treatments should not be reduced to these two treatments, or we would all be expressionless clones with an ultra-smooth forehead and large mouths!

The complexity of facial anatomy, with muscular and fatty zones from the hairline to the clavicles, and an understanding of aging, allow us to adapt hyaluronic acid and Botox treatments to all facial and neck areas to achieve the most natural results.

To ensure everyone understands and knows the most suitable treatment for their face, explanatory videos zone by zone are available on the website, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.

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Hyaluronic acid: generalities

Hyaluronic acid is a large sugar molecule naturally present in the human body. This molecule manages tissue hydration, volume, and support.

We naturally lose it over time. Therefore, hyaluronic acid injections help restore facial support and skin hydration.

Nowadays, thanks to scientific advances, there are multiple types of hyaluronic acids that can adapt to each facial zone and individual.

The main contraindications for hyaluronic acid include infection, autoimmune diseases in flare-ups, pregnancy, and breastfeeding. Only hyaluronic acids from top brands, guaranteed by serious clinical studies, are used in the clinic.

The duration of hyaluronic acid treatment varies between 8 months and 2 years depending on individuals, injected zones, and mechanical stresses on these zones such as repetitive movements or prolonged pressure.

Botulinum toxin: generalities

Botulinum toxin is a medication used since the 1970s. It was initially indicated for childhood strabismus to relax the eye muscles. It has been used since the 1990s in facial aesthetics.

Contraindications include neuromuscular junction diseases, pregnancy, and breastfeeding.

Botulinum toxin, also called Botox, is a dose-dependent and location-dependent localized muscle relaxant. There are no direct side effects related to the molecule but rather related to product diffusion into a non-targeted muscle initially.

That's why patients are advised not to engage in sports or any activity that would make the head red and swollen for 5 days, the time it takes for the treatment to take effect.

The treatment takes about fifteen days to settle, remains stable for a period of 2 to 3 months, then gradually decreases over 2 months to return to the initial state after 5 to 6 months. There are different types of more or less blocking toxins that can adapt to each individual.

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