What to Do When the Triangle of Youth Becomes a Pyramid of Age

You might think that we’ve gone geeky here at our Bay Area plastic surgery practice and have resorted to the likes of Big Bang Theory and Cosmos as we talk about triangles and pyramids. We are actually going to talk about aging when we mention the “triangle of youth” and the “pyramid of age”. Read on below to learn more about aging and how you can maximize the wonders of non-surgical cosmetic procedures and get the results you want!

A Quick Definition of Terms

By and large, the triangle of youth refers to the 3 unique features of a younger-looking face: high cheekbones, full cheek volume, and a well-defined jawline. As one ages, these features may slowly change into the pyramid of age: flattened cheeks, more defined nasolabial folds ( lines that run between the nose and the mouth), and a sagging jawline. The face tends to be broader in the bottom hence its pyramid description.

The pyramid of age is often noticeable once your skin appears thinner due to loss of the following natural components – collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. Such loss can happen as early as your twenties.

Dermal Fillers Prevent the Pyramid of Age from Happening

The good news is that you can do something to prevent the pyramid of age from materializing. No, we’re not going to talk about having good genes, eating tons of plant-based food, and getting enough sleep. Although the aforementioned can help you look and feel young, we’ll save those for another blog. What we’re talking about when we say that you can stop those lines and wrinkles from happening is through the strategic injection and placement of dermal fillers!

Say Hello to Radiesse!

Not all dermal fillers are created equal though. For problems associated with the pyramid of age, Radiesse is the specific dermal filler to choose. This natural filler is made up of calcium-based hydroxyl apatite microspheres that are suspended in a carboxymethylcellulose gel. Both calcium and phosphate naturally occurs in the body and are the main components of Radiesse. This filler has been shown to improve the appearance of the following:

  • nasolabial folds
  • shallow cheeks
  • marionette lines or lines that run from the corner of your mouth to your jawline
  • nose and chin folds
  • hollow temples
  • enhance fullness of earlobes
  • restore plumpness and youthful appearance

In addition, Radiesse offers the following benefits:

  • immediate results
  • prolonged effects due to its ability to stimulate collagen formation
  • well-tolerated and no adverse effects are known including allergies

If you’d like to learn more about Radiesse or if you’re not sure which dermal fillers will suit you best and your aesthetic goals, Call us at 925.820.3633 or fill out this contact form to set up an appointment with Dr. Lavey. We look forward to your visit!


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