What is meant by 'The Triangle of Youth?'

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 cause.  

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 jowls.

 

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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 volume.

Allure Aesthetics can help you to regain the youthful look again.  Call or email for a complimentary consultation today.   

Posted by Donna at 16:23

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