For years practitioners 'chased lines' by that I mean, we
assessed the face and saw the deep naso-labial lines (lines from
the nose to the mouth), so we injected filler into the lines to
replace the lost volume. What we didn't do was consider how
these lines came to be there in the first place and treat the
The 'triangle of youth' is a commonly used term in aesthetics
but what does it mean? The triangle of youth refers to the widest
point of the face, in a young person this is across the top of the
cheeks, with the narrow point of the triangle at the chin.
However in a mature adult, due to the ageing process this
triangle is reversed and the widest part becomes the jaw line, with
the narrow point at the bridge of the nose. This is known as
the 'pyramid of age.' This is due to lost volume in the
cheeks, fat pad separation and loose skin, all which cause
As we age our skin structure changes - our skin becomes thinner,
the collagen and elastin breaks down and we lose hyaluronic acid
and so we gain lines and wrinkles. This can happen from
around the age of 35. As we reach 45 bone resorption takes
place and the face can appear longer with noticeable volume loss to
the cheeks, naso-labial lines (nose to mouth lines) and the corners
of the mouth may start to droop causing a sad appearance and people
often comment that their top lip seems to be 'disappearing.'
How do we Recreate the 'Triangle of Youth?'
To restore the 'triangle of youth' we need to replace the
mid-face volume loss. By using fillers such as Juvederm
Voluma or Radiesse we can create fuller cheeks or increase the
volume to the mid face which will re-structure and create a lift to
areas such as naso-labial folds, marionette lines and oral
commissures. These areas may still need treated but not to
the same extent, as we are treating the cause of the loss of
Allure Aesthetics can help you to regain the youthful look
again. Call or email for a complimentary consultation today.