Too often we focus our efforts on treating what patients request, without recommending or suggesting other treatments that would improve their general appearance. In this manner, I believe that we are not working hard enough to care for our canvas. For us, as aesthetic practitioners, the canvas is our patients’ skin, and therefore treatment of this organ should always be our first recommendation. Good skin health makes our patients look better, and will also help to improve the results of any other treatments implemented in the future, such as dermal fillers and botulinum toxin. If the skin looks better, the results of other treatments will be greater. This is comparable to an artist’s masterpiece – undoubtedly, any distinguished artist would ensure that their canvas was of the best quality, to assist them in creating equally high-quality work. Likewise is true of caring for our patients’ skin.
Facial rejuvenation is a top priority for many patients, but not everyone is able or willing to undergo invasive surgery to achieve a more youthful appearance. Fortunately, there are a number of effective treatments available that can provide noticeable results without surgery.