If you’ve followed our blogs at all, you know that I am a big fan of fillers. They provide instant gratification, they are long lasting, and they really rejuvenate the face: they add volume and structure to skin that has become lax, and they add contours to the face where shape has been lost! To me, fillers rival the neuromodulators in terms of rejuvenating the appearance and making you appear rested. Fillers and Botox together? Even better!!
But if you’ve ever done any reading up on dermal fillers, or done some Google research, you most likely came across the term: optimal correction. I hear it allll the time. And although I have a clear understanding of what that is in my head, I realized writing down a definition of optimal correction was pretty difficult. So of course I Googled it.
I did not find a single definition of optimal correction with dermal fillers, outside of one study that referred to it as the time it took for filler results to look their best.
Why does this matter to you? The client. You, the investor in your appearance and your self.
Well, because really, optimal correction is the goal that you are trying to reach by using dermal fillers, neuromodulators (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin), and laser skin treatments. It’s an important thing to consider when you decide to enhance your beauty: what is it that I’m trying to achieve? How do I ultimately want to look. What would be optimal?
Here’s how our injectors define optimal correction.
Consider these factors when planning your treatment(s):
Gina Jones’ definition:
Optimal correction is variable to each client, whether it be injecting dermal fillers to fill wrinkles, or adding volume to areas that have grown lax as a result of weight loss, or from natural collagen loss due to aging.
Optimal correction is bringing volume and a more youthful appearance to an area, while still maintaining symmetry and keeping areas proportional to each individual’s features. I feel that bringing areas to optimal correction is in the eyes of the individual receiving the treatment. It is the best that they want to look: it is the result that meets their desires and needs which they seek.
Iris Taylor’s definition:
As we age, we generally view ourselves as how we feel we look. When we close our eyes and imagine the way we look, we often see a healthier, younger looking self. Years of self-neglect go unnoticed as we put in all of our efforts into caring for others, raising our children, sustaining happy relationships, our careers. These factors can take a major toll on our appearance. We are not only getting older but we are also under stress, we are tired and we are thinking of our loved ones more than ourselves.
I think of optimal correction as a way to replenish lax tissue that these unavoidable life stressors have caused. This isn’t trying to look 20 at 50, this is simply looking the way you feel you should look at your age.
Investing in ourselves is just as important as investing in our lives. When we look good, we feel good. And when we feel good, all of life’s challenges become easier to handle, outcomes are more successful, we feel full of life!