The phenomenon of ‘too-far face’ is investigated by online lifestyle magazine Sheerluxe:
“Temporary aesthetic procedures have long been popular but while some manage to keep the work safely on the side of subtle, others go overboard.”
Sheerluxe explains further:
“From Courtney Cox to Meg Ryan, we’ve seen a steady rise in what’s been dubbed ‘too-far face’ – the description given to people perceived to have overdone the injectables.”
The article sought expert advice from Dr Ross Perry, who has been carrying out cosmetic injections for over 15 years and has a reputation for particularly natural-looking results. Sheerluxe asked Ross to explain what causes ‘too-far face’:
“Too Far Face describes those who have undergone cosmetic work to such a point they no longer look natural. This is generally down to either use of excessive dermal filler product, injecting technique or a combination of both.”
Ross continued to explain at what point cosmetic treatments are deemed to go ‘too far’:
“It can vary depending on the expectations of the patient and unrealistic goals set by the practitioner – too much too soon can actually have the opposite effect, making someone look older.
“When it comes to dermal fillers, a surprisingly small amount of product is required to achieve a natural looking and significantly refreshed result. There’s often no need to use more than the minimum dosage required and no reason to ‘pump up the volume’ excessively.”
Although dermal fillers in themselves are temporary in nature, excessive or inappropriate use can have a long term detrimental effect. Ross says:
“Over time, filler stretches and weighs down the skin, which means you need more filler with each visit to the cosmetic surgeon, which will stretch the skin and tissue even more.
“Over long periods of times, fillers can stretch the tissues under the skin actually accelerating the ageing process in the long run.
“Too much filler injected into the bottom half of the face can give a puffy unnatural appearance and you can get drooping from the upper part of the cheek.”
Dr Perry gives his advice on how to avoid ‘too-far face’ by choosing a good experienced practitioner who works to provide natural-looking results:
“It’s important to find a recommended and fully qualified Dr or cosmetic practitioner when looking to get any kind of procedure of treatment. Look at their previous work, have a thorough consultation beforehand and be realistic about your expectations. Ask any friends who may have had these treatments – they should look well but not ‘done’ – if they would recommend someone. Check the credentials and don’t be tempted by cheap deals.”
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Sheerluxe is an online lifestyle magazine featuring the latest fashion, beauty, wellness and lifestyle products and trends.
Dr Ross Perry
Dr Ross Perry regularly provides expert comment and advises the media on a range of skincare and health-related issues.
He is highly experienced in non-surgical cosmetic and medical treatments such as BOTOX® and dermal fillers, where he has a reputation for excellent results that look entirely natural.
He has particular repute in skin surgery mole removal and melanoma; having carried out thousands of procedures in his career, both within the NHS and privately through Cosmedics Skin Clinics.
Cosmedics Skin Clinics
Dr Ross Perry established Cosmedics Skin Clinics in 2003. The company has earned an excellent reputation for cosmetic and medical treatments for the skin, offering a full range of cosmetic treatments, including popular lip enhancement and wrinkle relaxing injections, dermal fillers; plus medical treatments including mole removal, thread vein treatment and excessive sweating injections.
Cosmedics Skin Clinics has a team of skin treatment doctors and surgeons in their 5 skin clinics across London and Bristol. It remains an independent company, led by Dr Perry.
Call 020 7386 0464 or email email@example.com to book an appointment.