individual face balance® (ifb)
We continue to improve our understanding of the principles of facial aging. It was not too long ago that we primarily attributed the age-related changes in the face to a loss of elasticity in the connective tissue. However, we have since found out that the loss of and change in fatty tissue is the most important factor, contributing to the look of sagging, aging skin. At the core structure of the face, fat offers a youthful fullness and shape. As the presence of fat decreases and shifts with age—which is reflected in the surface of the face, in the cheeks, and under eyelids—skin becomes slack and the shape of the face becomes more angular, just like a balloon that lets out air over time.
Scientific discoveries, particularly about the anatomy of fatty tissue, have significantly influenced me in the development of my treatment: individual face balance®. This new concept moves away from one-dimensional skin tightening to an extensive, 3D increase in volume that regulates the key features of an aging face, such as the cheeks/nasolabial folds and the layered chin and jaw contour.
The special cannula I use, known as a blunt pix’L needle, allows for a high level of precision and maximum comfort for my patients. Fillers made of hyaluronic acid, identical to that found in the body, are of the highest quality and offer the highest possible level of safety that is proven by my own experience and numerous international studies.
Depending on your needs, all parts of the face can be enhanced in this way through the individual face balance® technique.