Tucson Lifestyle December 2015 : Page 5

Q A For Your Skinformation. I’m 55 years old and recently I asked my dermatologist what I could do to look younger, and she recommended putting fi ller in my cheeks. I told her that I’ve had a round face my whole life and I dislike it, so adding more fullness is the last thing I want to do. She said it wouldn’t make me look rounder, but that doesn’t make sense to me–what do you think? Although it seems counterintuitive, your doctor might be exactly right. Adding facial volume can be very subtle, it doesn’t have to create obvious fullness. As we age, our faces defl ate and that makes us look older and often heavier. Even for a rounder face, placing fi ller at strategic sites such as the cheekbones can actually make your face appear lifted, slimmer, and more sculpted. Q A I have a lot of little wrinkles around my eyes and it makes me look old and tired. I use eye cream religiously, but it doesn’t seem to be helping one bit. What else can I do? The skin around our eyes is the thinnest on our body, exposed to the environment daily, and tugged by facial expressions. The result is crepey texture and wrinkles in this delicate area. We recommend using eye cream as you are, but often it’s not enough. Many patients benefi t from treatment with a laser or chemical peel to improve fi ne lines and laxity. For the most refreshed look, we also commonly use neuromodulator treatments such as BOTOX® or Dysport™ to soften creases from smiling and squinting, and fi llers to improve the hollowing that occurs around the eyes as we age. Jody Comstock, M.D. Tina Pai, M.D. Faiyaaz Kalimullah, M.D. © 2014 Skin Spectrum ® 520.797.8885 6127 N. La Cholla Blvd., Suite 101 skinspectrum.com

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