A revolutionary injection technique inspired from art, smooths out any wrinkles and offers a natural result.
Mona Lisa, the most famous painting in the world, is Lisa Gherardini’s portrait, wife of Francesco del Giocondo. Leonardo da Vinci created her portrait, now famous for its enigmatic smile, applying the well-known “Sfumato” technique. The name of this method comes from the Italian word “sfumare”, which means “like smoke” or “to evaporate like smoke”. Leonardo da Vinci used the Sfumato technique in order to place very thin layers of color (1-2 micrometers) one on top of the other. The thickness of these layers never exceeded 30-40 micrometers. This is how the famous painter managed to produce the hazy effect on faces and create depth to his masterpieces. With Sfumato technique he smoothed out the outline and managed a soft transition from one area of the face to another, without lines or borders, in the manner of smoke. Thus, he succeeded in making the faces he drew look so alive. Gioconda’s enigmatic smile is the result of this unique technique. Today, the Sfumato technique is also applied in modern plastic surgery. In the same way, Leonardo da Vinci gave life to portraits, an experienced plastic surgeon makes them look natural as well.
How Sfumato works
So what exactly does the surgeon do? Just like Leonardo da Vinci used many different and extremely thin layers of color, the plastic surgeon also uses hyaluronic acid and anti-wrinkle and muscle relaxant injections -instead of colors- to achieve the same impressive result. The face becomes a canvas with totally natural contrasts between light and darkness.
An example of Sfumato technique
Imagine that you have a deep nasolabial fold. At first, we place a thicker type of hyaluronic acid along the wrinkle. We then inject a more easily malleable and low-density type of hyaluronic acid and afterward we inject a very small dose of the anti-wrinkle and muscle relaxant injections on the upper player of the wrinkle to make it relax. If the nasolabial fold is very deep, we may inject hyaluronic acid in three different layers. In this way, the final result is totally natural, without any intense shadows. Thus, we achieve a smooth transition from the cheek to the nasolabial fold and from there to the mouth. Massage and gentle pressure can offer a more natural result to this low-density material on the upper layer. Thus, the face becomes more vivid.
Whatdo we do now?
Sfumato is a uniquely modern and revolutionary method which must be performed only by very experienced plastic surgeons. With Sfumato technique the face is rejuvenated, as the doctor gives injections of both anti-wrinkle and muscle relaxant injections and hyaluronic acid. This technique is unique because:
-There are successive layers of hyaluronic acid on the wrinkle
-There are different types of hyaluronic acid used
-The doctor uses malleable hyaluronic acid on the layer beneath the surface of the skin
-Anti-wrinkle and muscle relaxant injections are used in areas previously avoided
Visit Kosmesis for Sfumato, the innovative technique inspired by Leonardo da Vinci and performed by Kosmesis’ plastic surgeons. Book an appointment now!
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