I spent a hearty amount of time over November and December at the Blume Skin Centre in Scottsdale,
observing and learning about the magic that is the injectible face lift.
These days girls and women can put off going under the knife, instead opting for the less invasive, less expensive, medical artistry that comes via a needle.
The crucial factor here is that you must go to someone completely brilliant in the field. Any yahoo can shoot you up with botox, and leave you looking perpetually terrified, or give you overinflated fish-lips, but a true medical artist will give you a face that moves and has expression, will give you back the glow of youth, and do it in such a way that no one will know you’ve been “enhanced”.
You absolutely must do your research to find a truly great practitioner, or, if you are in or near Arizona, I’ve done it for you – go to the Blume Skin Centre.
Whether it be with the mother of the bride, an actor or a socialite, I was constantly escorting clients into the Blume offices for a little fine tuning, be it facial revolumizing, subtle yet exquisite lip enhancing, a little fine line and wrinkle removing, or the fastest road to youth I have ever seen, the Juvederm Tear Trough Fill.
Very few doctors will do the Tear Trough, as it is such a delicate and refined procedure.
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To get an understanding of what is going on, you need to understand how light and shadow work.
When you are young the area under the eye has volume.
Its full and rounded, and light bounces off of it, making you look awake, alert, and youthful.
As you age, (and really this starts in your early 20’s) you start to lose volume under the eyes, from the lower lash line to the upper cheek bone. You see a pronounced dip under the eye, which creates shadow and leaves you looking tired and older than your years.
Any place on your face that has craters or troughs, whether they be lost under eye volume, or the depths of a fine line or wrinkle, will suck up light and create a shadow within itself,
making itself look bigger and more menacing, and making you look older.
When you fill these dips with injectable products like Juvederm, the surface area becomes smooth again, and light bounces off it, making you look younger.
When it comes to the under eye area, women typically pile on lighter shades of concealer,
trying to lift out the shadows and make the area look brighter and more alive. When the volume disappears under the eyes, the skin starts to sag a little, so now you have a whole lot of makeup on saggy skin, which not only is never a winning combination, but also makes you look even older.
Vicious circle, non?
A Juvederm Tear Trough Fill is a very quick and comparatively inexpensive procedure which lasts anywhere from a year to 2 years.
The procedures that I have watched have used less than one syringe of Juvederm for both eyes combined.
Dr Blume is nationally reknowned for his subtle lip enhancements, so with my clients he puts the remaining Juvederm into the lips, imperceptibly enhancing and redefining the lip border, ever so slightly fleshing out the pout.
The results are immediate. And spectacular.
They are also pain free, via topical numbing cream.
When your eyes have been refreshed you wear much less makeup. The skin looks brightened, the eyes look awakened. Its magic.
You can find the Blume Skin Centre online at www.BlumeSkinTreatment.com