Common Cosmetic Definitions
Forever Young Ottawa has put together a handy list of cosmetic definitions to help provide information for common questions, if you do not see your definition here please feel free to reach out to a member of our team for further clarification.
The area of the face composed of the nasal, maxillary and zygomatic bones and the tissue that covers these structures. Often the mid-face is one of the first areas of the face to show signs of aging.
- Nasolabial Folds Nasolabial folds are the two vertical lines that run from each side of the nose down to the corners of the mouth. They separate the cheeks and upper lip, and can become much more prominent as the facial muscles weaken with age. Dermal fillers are a great way to smooth out these crevasses while maintaining mobility and expression in the area.
- Submental Fat Submental fat, more commonly referred to as a double chin, is a collection of fat cells that sit below the chin. Submental fat is often caused by a combination of genetics and age. Kybella may be a solution for submental fullness depending on the individuals specific concerns.
- Marionette Lines Marionette lines are the vertical lines that extend from the outer corners of the mouth down to the jawline. These lines can begin to appear with age due to a loss of elasticity in the skin, the loss of fat around the mouth, or simply genetics. Both dermal fillers and laser treatments can help with smoothing out these lines and prevent them from deepening further.
- Glabella The Glabella is the flat space between the eyebrows and above the nose. Wrinkles in this area appear are short vertical lines that extend from the eyebrow up towards the forehead.
- Crow's Feet Often referred to as “laugh lines”, these inevitable signs of aging begin to appear at the outside corners of the eyes due to a loss of collagen surrounding the muscle of the eye. Caused by repeated movements associated with smiling, laughing and squinting, avoiding the onset of crow’s feet is near impossible.