Facial Analysis…The Art and Science of Natural Beauty
Natural facial rejuvenation demands natural artistic vision creating proportions, light, shadows, and highlights that are pleasing. When we look at others or ourselves, our brains are wired to analyze the proportions of a face in milliseconds, the blink of an eye! If those proportions are off we immediately conclude that the face “looks funny and unnatural.”
Over 500 years ago Leonardo da Vinci defined the proper proportions of the face. There is a “Divine Ratio” that defines beauty. Da Vinci found that a simple mathematic ratio of 1 to 1.618 was found both in nature, exquisite architecture and in beautiful faces. Did you know that as your face ages the distance between the inner corners of your eyes never changes? By using that distance, the rest of the features of the face can be restored to beautiful youthful natural proportions. For instance, the width of your lower lip should be equal to the distance between your eyes. Your lower lip height should be 1.618 times larger than your upper lip height.
More than lines or wrinkles, “sagging” is the “4 letters” word of the dreaded consequences of aging. From age 25 on, our facial bones lose volume resulting in less support of the overlying skin and soft tissues. Fortunately today we have the tools on our “painter’s palate” to restore our patient’s natural divine facial ratios.
Dr. Michael Persky considers his work to be as much an art form as a medical procedure and has practiced facial plastic and reconstructive surgery in Encino, California since 1985. He graduated with honors from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. His residency was completed at Los Angeles County, University of Southern California Medical Center in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, specializing in Facial Plastic Surgery. As a Clinical Instructor for the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Southern California Medical Center, Dr. Persky continues to educate and support upcoming physicians in their residency. He is a Board Certified Fellow by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as, Board Certified by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
As a medical expert and consultant, Dr. Persky has appeared on numerous television news segments discussing a variety of medical topics. He has also been featured in the Los Angeles Times, the Daily News, and Los Angeles Magazine. He travels throughout the United States lecturing and instructing workshops. He has answered more than 3,000 questions from patients on RealSelf.com as well as written over 500 blog entries.
Dr. Persky is happily married and has two lovely daughters. His non-medical interests include music, art, literature, and theater. He is an avid golfer and enjoys walking his dog.
At your initial consultation, we ask you to bring a photo of yourself when you were 25-30 years old. We analyze your face with artistic vision and then give you a “blueprint” for rejuvenation. Fillers, neurotoxins, non-invasive devices, skin care products, and surgery are the tools that we use to rejuvenate faces of all ages for both men and women.
“When you trust your face to us, you can trust that we will do our best and everything to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.”– Dr. Michael Persky