Wearing a mask when out and about has become the norm in recent months. With mask wearing set to stay for a while longer, it has a big impact on how we perceive ourselves and our faces. In a world where lip filler and perfect jawlines were once the focus of aesthetic treatments, we now see more and more patients focusing on the upper third of their face.
The forehead and eyes have become the main area of the face when wearing a mask. As a result, many people are choosing tweakments to enhance this area, known as the ‘upper third’.
Tweakments are minor cosmetic treatments that alter the appearance of features in a subtle and natural way. They include popular options such as Botox and dermal fillers. Some may assume that the demand for facial tweakments will have dwindled during the pandemic. But the truth is that the beauty industry has seen a real boom.
More clients are now looking for the options on enhancing the upper third of the face and seeking out aesthetic practitioners who can help.
Because masks are now covering the bottom half of our faces whenever we are out and about, the focus has shifted upward. It is important to feel confident in your appearance, and for some people, this means ensuring the area above the mask is the best it can be. These are some of the most popular tweakments that make a difference with mask wearing;
Dermal fillers have been rising in popularity for years, as more and more people realise the powerful results they can achieve. This treatment is excellent for enhancing facial features subtly and naturally.
Not only that, but dermal fillers require no downtime or recovery and are naturally absorbed into the body over time. They work by plumping areas of the face that have lost volume over time. They can also fill out the facial features to alter their shape subtly. Tiny injections are used to administer a clear gel under the surface of the skin. This clear gel is very similar to hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in the body, and it works to boost collagen production and rejuvenate the skin.
In previous years dermal filler has been a popular choice for the lips, jawline or nose. However, mask wearing has seen a surge in patients choosing fillers for the upper third of the face. Dermal fillers are excellent for eliminating sign of ageing, such as lines and wrinkles.
The forehead and eye area are very prone to wrinkles, as the skin layer here is more delicate. As these areas are now the only part of the face to be seen when out and about, they are more important than ever. Tired eyes, bags under the eyes and hollow temples are common complaints that people are now choosing to treat with dermal fillers.
ULTRAcel is a state-of-the-art treatment for skin rejuvenation and tightening. It is a non-surgical procedure that works to tighten the skin tissue and reduce signs of ageing. ULTRAcel uses radiofrequency and high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) to target specific areas of the face. When used together, these technologies penetrate the skin’s surface and encourage the body’s natural healing process. It boosts the production of collagen and the regeneration of new, healthy skin cells.
This popular treatment is perfect for smoothing, tightening, lifting and firming the skin. It is commonly used around the bottom of the face and the neck to ease sagging skin and signs of ageing.
Recently, ULTRAcel is being used to treat problems such as bags under the eyes, a heavy brow and tired-looking eyes. All these concerns are more prominent now mask wearing is an essential and areas that many patients are now looking to treat.
Comprised of a range of topical treatments, Obagi skincare can be used to address many skincare concerns. This powerful skincare range uses various active and prescription ingredients to deeply penetrate into the skin.
Due to Obagi skincare products’ strength, they can only be prescribed by a doctor, and the frequency and dosage vary from person to person. Obagi products can increase elastin and collagen production within the skin. Consequently, this helps to boost hydration and promote the regeneration of healthy skin cells.
Obagi skincare can treat many skin issues and has been a popular choice for a long time. Ageing skin, acne, blemishes, pigmentation and uneven skin tone can all be treated using Obagi skincare products when prescribed by a medical professional.
As mask wearing has shifted focus to the upper third of the face, Obagi is being used to help smooth complexions. Some Obagi products can help to reduce signs of ageing around the forehead and eyes. When the eyes are one of the only facial features you can see, and being an area where the first signs of ageing begin to show, many people want to ensure they’re looking their best.
Obagi can help to eliminate line and wrinkles around the eyes, such as crow’s feet and frown lines.
Renuvion is a revolutionary treatment for skin tightening and improving firmness. This treatment is minimally-invasive, ideal for a fast recovery. It involves a Renuvion wand being inserted under the skin through small incisions. It works to apply radiofrequency energy, which is then cooled by helium. This contracts the subdermal collagen tissue and increases collagen production.
Renuvion leaves the skin firm, smooth and tightened. Also known as J-Plasma treatments, Renuvion is an innovative and popular treatment choice for reducing signs of ageing.
Renuvion treatments can be used all over the body. It is commonly used on the abdomen, hips, buttocks and thighs. Due to the exceptional precision of Renuvion, it is effective for treating smaller areas like the face and neck. As more and more people choose tweakments on the upper third of the face, Renuvion around the eyes and forehead is becoming increasingly popular.
Renuvion can eliminate lines and wrinkles around the eyes and leave the area looking youthful and refreshed.
Here at Hans Place Practice, we are specialists in providing non-invasive cosmetic treatments and tweakments. With mask wearing set to continue, we are on hand to help with treatments around the eyes and forehead. If you want to find out more about our tweakments, or need help deciding which is the best option for you, book a free consultation today.