What is an area?
An ‘area’ can roughly be defined as a muscle or group of muscles that cause a specific pattern of lines and wrinkles. The following is a list of the most commonly treated ‘areas’ at Amara:
- The Brow – frown lines
- The Forehead – worry lines
- The Eyes – crow’s feet
- Lip Lines – smokers lines
- The Jawline
- Under eyes – crepey lines
By understanding how your facial muscles move together, we can recommend the best area or combinations of areas to treat to get you the natural results we are known for.
How many areas should I have treated?
Three quarters (74% as of August 2020) of patients visiting Amara for anti wrinkle treatment have more than one area treated at a time. This makes a lot of sense because the muscles of the face rarely operate independently.
The muscles that cause crow’s feet and laughter lines are closely related and somewhat connected to the muscles in the brow. The muscles of the brow are also closely related to the muscle in the forehead.
Movement in one group usually has some effect on another, even if the effect is small. This connection and influence must be acknowledged when designing a treatment for your face, especially if we are to achieve natural results. This is The Amara Way.
What happens if my muscle movement isn’t assessed properly?
Failure to recognise how individual patients muscles interact and not treating accordingly is a common mistake and the easiest way to give a patient a ‘done’ look. These results are usually terrible and obvious to everyone. This is why we often treat two or even three areas at one time. It ensures that the reduction in movement of one area of your face doesn’t give you a pronounced ‘done’ look overall. Remember, we’re hoping to achieve subtle, natural results.
How will I know if I need multiple area treatment?
At your consultation our doctor will explain what they see when you animate your facial muscles. Your expression profile will be assessed and your doctor will discuss and explain why you might be a candidate for multiple area treatment.
We are a results based clinic. Our reputation has been forged on honesty and integrity. You will never be pressured into treatment at Amara.