Gift your mother youthful skin

Try derma fillers and chemical peels to look young

When she looked at her mother, 24-year-old Seher often saw a tired and weary woman who had spent a good part of her life selflessly devoted to taking care of her family. Those tired eyes, the frown lines and the thin sunken cheeks were signs of ageing. This Mother’s Day, Seher plans to surprise her mother with a unique gift. She took her mother to an aesthetic physician for a quick round of non-invasive procedures. And the outcome was stunning! A dermal filler procedure to fill up her under eye hollows and the wrinkles around her eyes has made a huge difference to her mother’s looks. The fatigued look her ‘tear troughs’ gave her is gone and she looks youthful and beautiful again.

Seher’s case is not an exception. Many youngsters, backed by increased awareness and purchasing power, are driving their mothers and fathers to go in for facial aesthetic treatments.
Most popular non-invasive procedures are facial rejuvenation using dermal fillers to address sunken eyes and under-eye hollows. Other concerns like loss of facial volume, such as flat and hollow cheeks, can also be addressed with the help of painless hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers. When administered under the skin, they provide volume to the affected area, filling up the hollows and depressions. Fillers also help smoothen fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes to provide a more youthful appearance. Here are a few procedures in detail that you can gift your mother:

For under-eye hollows
The eyes and the areas around them are mostly the first areas that start revealing your advancing years. The under-eye hollows or ‘tear troughs’ as they are called in medical parlance, are among the most common aesthetic concerns which lend a tired or fatigued look. Tear troughs might be genetic, a result of age-related volume loss and can also be caused by some lifestyle factors such as dehydration or lack of sleep. Filling up this groove by administering fillers under the skin in the area completely changes facial appearance, making it fresh.

For sunken cheeks
As we age, the lower layers of the skin lose collagen and fat. The skin loses its resilience and elasticity that gave it its youthful appearance and years of gravitational pull also makes the skin sink downwards. The result is drooping jowls and eyelids, sunken cheeks, and nasolabial folds. With the help of fillers, the face can be given a lifting effect, while addressing the age-related volume loss. A thick and heavy hyaluronic acid gel is administered into the deeper layers of the dermis to fill the skin.

Skin rejuvenation
A session with hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers can also help rejuvenate your skin and give it volume and hydration. It helps fill up fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth, around the eyes and give volume to the skin where needed.

Chemical peels
Dull, listless and pigmented skin is another concern that arises with advancing years. As we age, the rate at which dead cells in your skin repair themselves slows down. When dead cells crowd the outer layer of skin, the result is a dull and dry appearance.  Chemical peels are the ideal way to help remove the outer layer of dead skin. The procedure, when conducted under expert supervision, helps the skin to ‘peel off’ in a controlled way. It exfoliates the dead cells and the skin then naturally gets back a new rejuvenated layer.

So, if you are still wondering what to gift your mother this Mother’s Day, contact your closest aesthetic physician immediately.

(The author is medical director, Body Science Aesthetic Clinic)

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