As we age, there are three types of folds in the face that become particularly bothersome for some patients.
Facial folds were once thought to be deep wrinkles, but experts understand that folds are ultimately caused by a combination of loss of facial volume and sagging deep structures of the face which are accentuated by skin laxity.
The 8 West Clinic team is comprised of skin and face specialists who have extensive experience helping patients achieve their goals. Our in-depth consultations will help uncover the reasons for your facial folds so that an appropriate treatment plan can be devised. We offer the complete spectrum of surgical and non surgical treatments to help you achieve your goals and have performed thousands of treatments over the last 20 years.
Folds are caused by several age related changes to the face and are often best treated with a combination approach. The first factor that affects folds is facial anatomy. Cheek and jaw structure plays a large role in determining if the patient will have shadowy areas around the mouth and jawline. Next comes the influence of facial volume loss. We all begin to lose volume in our faces around the age of 37. Loss of cheek volume causes the cheek area to slide down, which accentuates folds down below. Then comes sagging structures – the affect of gravity pulling the muscles, tissues and tendons of our faces in a downward direction, causing folds and a lax jawline. Advances in both surgical and non surgical medical treatments mean that patients have more options than ever before when it comes to treating facial folds.
Proper diagnosis of the cause of your folds and an assessment of your facial anatomy are key to developing an effective treatment plan for you facial folds. There are many options to consider including: dermal fillers, facelift surgery, facial implants and skin tightening.
There is no doubt about it – we specialize in anti aging and have the team to prove it. We are proud to have a very experienced facial plastic surgeon, medical laser skin aesthetician, nurse injector, registered holistic nutritionist and make up artist on our team. We provide consulting and anti aging treatment planning, always taking into consideration your tolerance for downtime and budget requirements.
Setup a comprehensive skin consultation today. We are a team of face and skin specialists and are known for our medical treatments that work. We always take into consideration your objectives, tolerance for downtime and budget. Contact us today or call (604) 733-1669. We look forward to helping you get one step closer to loving your skin.