Video chats with friends and constant online work meetings has made us all focus on our facial imperfections and become uncomfortably aware of the toll that the current pandemic is taking on our looks. Coupled with the prospect of more restrictions and further lockdowns, it’s no surprise that many of us are searching for ways to do a subtle refresh of our ‘Zoom Face’.
Why Zoom is giving us such a complex
Remember, camera angle is everything! Placing your laptop at a less than flattering position can suddenly reveal the horrifying truth about our jowls and lack of jaw definition, a common ageing concern. Harsh overhead lighting can create shadows, highlighting deep creases under the eyes and facial folds between the nose and mouth.
Also, most of us assess our faces – and any ageing changes – when looking in a mirror or photo. However, when we’re talking and making repeated facial expressions on video, it can really highlight our flaws.
When you come for your consultation at Karidis Clinic to discuss facial ageing, our aesthetic practitioners will assess your skin quality, but will also study your face in movement to see where the muscle is positioned and fat is distributed. This will give us a guide to where Anti-Wrinkle or Dermal Filler injections should be placed to restore a more youthful appearance.
The subtle refresh
The aim of any anti-ageing treatment should always be a natural rejuvenation, particularly when you’re constantly onscreen, so no frozen face or chipmunk cheeks.
Anti-Wrinkle Injections block the messages sent by the nerves to our muscles, so they are very effective for treating dynamic wrinkles caused be our repeated facial movements. Forehead lines, frown lines and crow’s feet can all be smoothed, but the emphasis should always be on retaining natural facial expression. It can also be used to reduce the appearance of ‘smoker’s lines’ around the lips.
As we age, we lose facial volume and collagen and elastin, which provide the support network for our skin, begin to break down. This is particularly evident in the mid-face, causing the appearance of deeper hollows below the eyes, prominent lines between the nose and mouth and jowls and loss of definition along the jaw and chin. The lips lose volume and definition and can become downturned. Dermal Filler Injections can plump out the areas that have become deflated and restore a more youthful facial appearance.
Balance and subtlety are everything though and our aesthetic practitioners always assess the whole face to produce harmonious and natural results. To find out how you can look well rested and fresh-faced on your next Zoom meeting, give us a call on 020 7432 8727 to arrange a consultation.