Rejuvenating the face without artificial results or unnecessary complications

The “See Well, Look Good” session: An IMO event bringing together a hundred attendees interested in the latest techniques to tackle aesthetic problems and signs of ageing

Sesión informativa en IMO: "Ver bien, Verte bien"

Dr Luz María Vásquez and Dr Eva Ayala, specialists from IMO’s Department of Aesthetics and Oculofacial Rejuvenation this week offered the “See Well, Look Good” talk about surgical and non-surgical alternatives for rejuvenating the face while ensuring good eye health.

During the session, which was attended by a hundred people, the specialists addressed some of the most popular facial cosmetic surgeries, such as blepharoplasty, which enables bags and excess skin in the eyelids to be reduced, and tackled other common problems like periocular sagging, tired eyes and dark circles. To correct aesthetic problems of the middle and upper face, either as a complement to surgery or as a standalone treatment, there are a growing number of techniques that can be applied simply and effectively in the consulting room. One such is carboxytherapy, which oxygenates and improves circulation in the lower eyelid area to improve its colour, as well as other skin care options such as collagen therapy and mesotherapy.

Alongside these techniques, the leading treatments continue to be filler (such as hyaluronic acid) and botulinum toxin (“Botox”) injections, which were also discussed during the talk and cases were examined of different patients who had been treated with these substances.

According to Dr Vásquez, “the key to the success of these treatments is their personalised and conservative application, and avoidance of causing a radical change in the patient, just an improvement.” As the specialist adds, “this improvement should not be particularly visible but others will notice a younger and more vital appearance and the patient will feel rejuvenated.”

In this way, the talk served to debunk some myths regarding the artificiality or transfiguration of the face after undergoing cosmetic surgery or certain treatments, since, as the doctors stressed, “in expert hands, complications or unwanted effects are avoided and, with all medical guarantees, the expectations of each person satisfied.”

In order to see well and look good, it is therefore essential for the expectations of the specialist and the patient to coincide, with the patient also playing an active role in the health and aesthetics of the face. Skin care begins at home: “to prevent wrinkles, blemishes, redness etc., as well as serious problems such as skin cancer, the essential first step is proper sun protection,” according to Soledad Reparaz, a dermatology expert from Laboratorios Avène, who was invited to the talk.