When it’s about aesthetic procedures, we want to help you to choose wisely and not to make mistakes, since it’s a very delicate decision and it’s about you and your body and your health.
Fantastic Greek duo Dr Konstantinos Michos and Dr Konstantinos Bourelakis in front of the newly opened clinic PERFECTUM AESTHETICS gave us the answers that we should know for better understanding today’s needs in aesthetics.
Dr Konstantinos Michos
The rejuvenation methods in Perfectum Aesthetics clinic are among the more
invasive ones so, they can’t be specifically tied to the season. What do you
recommend as a number one treatment for rejuvenation for 30+ years ?
Dr. Konstantinos Michos: In my opinion first signs of aging in the 30s turn up unexpectedly
and often appear in the forehead, and mouth/lip region, around the eyes fine lines and
wrinkles can appear too. Factors such as genetics and lack of sleep can make the under-eye
appear to have dark circles, creating a tired and unwanted appearance.
In the 30s, number one treatments such as Botox can treat the dynamic fine lines and wrinkles
most commonly in forehead, glabella, and correct the crow’s feet.
Also, facial fillers can minimize the appearance of static fine lines and wrinkles that begin to
appear in the nasolabial folds, marionette grooves, lips, infraorbital/cheek, chin and
Dr. Konstantinos Bourelakis: Our clinic offers all types of aesthetic treatments and
rejuvenation methods, from completely non-invasive to invasive. It is difficult to pinpoint a
single number one treatment for rejuvenation for 30+ years, as it depends on the specific
needs of each individual, which is why we have personalized protocols for all of our clients.
However, one of the most successful aesthetic treatments for the aforementioned age
group is a combined PRP and mesotherapy treatment. During this treatment, we take
the patient’s platelets from a sample of his or her blood and then combine them with small
amounts of hyaluronic acid and a unique blend of substances like vitamins, minerals,
antioxidants, etc. This combination is injected into targeted areas of the skin for optimal
-May we use the term culture of keeping the youth? What should it be, in your
Dr. Konstantinos Michos: I believe that anti-aging procedures have two major pylons: the
prevention and the cure (correction). When we are young prevention pylon is stronger
than correction, while the aging process starts, correction pylon becomes stronger.
What does this mean? When we do plastic surgery interventions (invasive and non-
invasive procedures) to prevent, we might start early but the results are more natural
while when we start later to correct, the results might be too obviously visible. My opinion
as a Plastic surgeon is to prevent rather than cure (correct).
Dr. Konstantinos Bourelakis: I wouldn’t exactly call it the culture of keeping the youth, for
me, it is more about the culture of taking care of yourself, which would mean keeping your
health, vitality, and youthful appearance at an optimal level. Everything you do in life and all
the habits you have are reflected on your skin and overall appearance. It is extremely
important to get enough sleep, eat healthily, take good care of your skin, and exercise
regularly. All that in combination with personalized rejuvenation treatments by medical
experts will help you have a youthful appearance for a long time.
-The cult of youth is connected with the so-called youth culture, which is spread and
produced by the global media. How to be a smart consumer of rejuvenation
treatments and interventions?
Dr Konstantinos Bourelakis
Dr. Konstantinos Michos: A “smart” client before undergoing any surgical intervention
needs to ask him/herself and answer (in my opinion) 9 simple questions:
Are you healthy enough to have a Plastic Surgery procedure?
Do you know the name of the procedure and what does it entail?
What are the risks associated with your procedure?
What are you hoping to gain from your procedure?
What kind of results do you expect?
Will you be able to hide the scars?
Are there alternatives to undergoing the surgical procedure?
What will it cost? (money and time)
Are you willing to go through more than one procedure?
Nowadays the strong influence of media is “forcing” universal standards of beauty. I want
to mention that the only real standard for beauty is within the individual that perceives it.
Which is just another way of saying “Beauty is subjective”.
Dr. Konstantinos Bourelakis: Youthful appearance is indeed in great demand these
days. There is a lot of pressure in our society to age youthfully which is impossible without
the aid of aesthetic medicine. However, in addition to preserving or restoring a youthful
appearance, rejuvenation procedures can also lead to a feeling of greater confidence.
People who want to align their outer appearance with the way they feel inside through
aesthetic dermatology should start early with prevention and allow the medical experts to
recommend the best individual treatments and therapy for them.
-Describe your 3 favorite methods for face and body rejuvenation.
Dr. Konstantinos Michos: My favorite procedures as a plastic surgeon:
Invasive: Eyelid Surgery, Neck Lift, Face Lift
Non-Invasive: Fractional Laser, Fillers, Threads
Invasive: Liposuction/Fat Transfer, Abdominoplasty, Breast Augmentation
Non-Invasive: Fractional Laser, Anti-cellulitis treatments, Scar treatments.
Dr. Konstantinos Bourelakis: My favorite methods for rejuvenation are PRP treatment,
Hyaluronic Acid Skin booster and Botox.
PRP therapy is a revolutionary method used in many areas of medicine. In aesthetic
dermatology, it is used to reduce wrinkles, boost skin tone, reduce stretch marks,
cellulite, and scars, prevent hair loss, strengthen hair, etc.
Skin booster is a treatment that uses the hydrophilic properties of hyaluronic acid to
deeply (re)hydrate, tone, and nourish the skin to counteract the effects of aging. It
can be used on both young and mature skin with excellent results.
Botox is a medical treatment that can reduce facial wrinkles, especially on the
forehead, around the eyes, between the eyebrows, and on the neck. This is achieved
by temporarily freezing the muscles in charge of facial expressions, which causes the
appearance of wrinkles. When done correctly by a trained injector, wrinkles get
reduced or disappear and facial expressions remain intact.