Dr. Jo Herzog often receives photos from Family Savvy readers who want to ask her the question, “What would you do with my face?” This is a quick and easy way to get Dr. Jo’s online assessment of some things that would be discussed in more detail in an office setting. All answers (along with submitted photos) are published on Family Savvy. The following is her answer to a recent reader who wanted her advice.
Dr. Jo Herzog
Thanks for the photo of your lovely face. You have a great face to work with. You are young and have very nice, smooth skin. I would do nothing to change the actual texture of your skin because in this photo, it looks perfect. The first thing that I notice is that you look a bit tired; therefore, I would just do a few minor things to make you look a bit more rested.
It is hard to tell from a static photo, especially with a big smile, but my guess is that you do get some wrinkling between the eyebrows with certain expressions. If this is the case, I would use some Dysport or Botox in this area and also use a bit over your lateral eyebrows. This combination would relax the area and give your brows a small lift.
You do have some hollowing in the temple area. Adding a filler like Radiesse or Sculptra to this area would improve the overall shape of your face. I would also use a filler like Restylane or Belotero to improve the hollow areas under your eyes. This would do a great deal to erase the tired look and make you look more refreshed.
I am not sure what I would do with the middle portion of your face until I looked at it relaxed with no smile. If you have lost your medial fat pad, I would fill that to lift up your nasolabial folds (the line from your nose to the corners of your smile). If you were still full in the cheeks, I would put some filler in those lines to soften them. I might also put some filler in the line that runs across your chin and in the chin area, depending on how you look when not with a big smile.
Of course a much more thorough assessment would have to be done in person, as a photo can only show so much.You are welcome to come to the office for a free evaluation if you would like, and I would be happy to give you 20% off of your treatment for being such a good sport and sharing your face with us.
P.S. Don’t forget your sunscreen.