Actress Renée Zellweger came in for a lot of criticism lately when she unveiled a ‘new look’ – she’s not admitting to anything publicly other than enjoying her life, but it would seem evident that’s she’s had a little ‘work done’.

This spawned a debate on the benefits of cosmetic work in general, and on the subtlety of results in particular. Many doctors asked for an opinion on her altered appearance speculated that she looks more ‘technically beautiful’, having lost the squinty eyes that were a trademark feature, but that she no longer resembled herself.

They proposed several theories, from blepharoplasty (surgical removal of the fat pockets in the upper eyelid area) to various filler and injectables; analysing everything from the size of her forehead to the absence of fine lines and wrinkles. We’ll never know the specifics unless Ms. Zellweger opens up about the details, but conversation has been sparked on how to improve the appearance of ageing without looking pinched, pulled or unnatural.

The merits of cosmetic work, particularly non-invasive work such as dermal filers and anti-wrinkle injectables, are many – but most would agree that to lose the essence of yourself in a quest to achieve a more ‘perfect’ look defeats the purpose.

Natural Subtle Results with Dermal Fillers

Natural-looking results are the key to good non-invasive cosmetic procedures, and that is what Dr. Lisa Fay of Cosmetic Doctor in Dublin specialises in. So much can be achieved through clever, skilled use of dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle procedures; but the art lies in maximising the positive effects without altering the appearance of the patient so fundamentally that they look like a different person.

Looking good as the years roll by is a combination of genetic predisposition; healthy lifestyle; nutrition and skincare – and a good cosmetic doctor.

There are so many obvious cases of over-done work that appear in media on a daily basis that women know how they don’t want to look. Puffy, shiny, swollen or frozen faces are not the goal; it’s the ‘no trace’ face which allows improvements to be evident to the patient without losing the natural look that should be the goal.

A youthful glow and smoother skin are achievable through clever use of procedures, combining dermal fillers and/or anti-wrinkle injectables to replace lost facial volume; highlight bone structure and features whilst softening lines.

Dermal fillers can:

  • Replace lost volume. As we age, our face loses subcutaneous fat. The facial muscles that control movement then work closer to the skin surface; crow’s feet and smile lines become more evident, and the face has the appearance of sagging as gravity pulls volume from the cheeks and mid face towards the jaw leading to jowls.
  • Plump up and augment thinning lips; defining lip area
  • Enhance shallow contours
  • Soften facial creases and wrinkles
  • Improve the appearance of recessed scars
  • Dermal fillers can be very helpful in those with early signs of ageing.

Ageing also slows down skin cell turnover, and production of collagen and elastin diminishes. Collagen is the fibrous network of protein that acts as a matrix in the skin, so collagen and elastin loss leads to sagging, dull skin.

Skin resurfacing techniques such as Intracel; use of specialised lasers, and controlled chemicals peels such those from the ZO range provided at Cosmetic Doctor can help stimulate production of collagen and elastin to rejuvenate the skin and lead to a more dewy, youthful appearance.

When non-surgical treatments are performed with skill and a keen aesthetic eye, they give a fantastically natural result, leaving patients looking fresher, younger and healthier.

To book your consultation at Cosmetic Doctor Dublin and see how you can look your best,
call 01 685 3100.