The total face approach
examining your features
For new patients, Dr Jake will examine your entire face and neck to devise the right treatment plan for you. Using the 'total face approach', you'll be shown that it's important to look beyond the superficial wrinkles that you may have assumed were the main signs of ageing.
By understanding the root causes of facial ageing, we can start to address and restore the features that you've slowly lost over time. This is key to understanding the basis of facial aesthetic treatments - we won't aim to add characteristics that you never had as these would look out of place and unnatural. Particular attention will be given to:
your face shape
your overall symmetry
your facial proportions
your profile view and the nose
distracting features (obvious wrinkles)
all of the layers of your face:
the skin, the fat 'pads', the muscles and your bone structure
your eyes, eyelids and eyebrows
the area around your mouth
the lips - their volume, definition and shape
your jawline and chin
your upper chest
the back of your hands
Whether you have simple wrinkles or more significant signs of ageing, it's vital to understand how all of these features contribute to your overall look. If we can correct the foundations of facial ageing first, balance your proportions and then refine some of the finer features, the sum of these improvements adds up to what we generically call 'beauty'.
Having been trained this way by some of the leading cosmetic doctors in the industry, Dr Jake is proud to help his clients achieve stunning results that look age-appropriate. The goal isn't to change your face, it's to restore you to a better version of yourself.