Self-Assessment Exercise

Our office offers a variety of non-surgical treatments designed to correct the physical effects of facial aging. When you look in a mirror every day, you may find yourself less than happy with changes you see, but it can be difficult to pin down the problem areas that make you look older. The purpose of this self-assessment exercise is to help you identify those areas that might need work. When you focus on your face this way, you can more easily see subtle changes that affect your overall look.

Try it! And, after you do, call us to schedule a Total-Look Consultation. We’ll evaluate the problem areas and fully explain the steps that can be taken to give you a fresher, younger look. Call today: 408-866-4884.

You can download a PDF version of the Self-Assessment checklist if you want to print out a hard copy.

Areas to Consider in Your Self-Assessment:


Wrinkles and crinkles

  • Frown lines
  • Surprise lines
  • Expression lines
  • Worry lines

Thin or nonexistent eyebrows

Sagging eyebrows

Eye Area

Lack of eye emphasis and drama

Thin or nonexistent eyelashes

Excess eyelid skin (droopy eyelids)

Under-eye hollows, bags, or dark circles

Wrinkles and crinkles

  • Crow’s feet
  • Laugh lines
  • Bunny lines (sides of nose)

Tired appearance

Mouth Area

Wrinkles and crinkles

  • Nasolabial folds (smile lines)
  • Marionette lines (sides of chin)
  • Pucker lines (smoker’s lines)
  • Sad-clown lines (corner downturn)


  • Pale or unflattering color
  • Uneven or unflattering shape
  • Poor definition
  • Thin or flat, not full
  • Lipstick feathering or bleeding
  • Crinkled surface

Gum show (upper-lip lift)

Chin and Neck

Marionette lines (sides of chin)

Apple-dumpling chin (puckers)

Turkey wattle, turkey neck

Neck rings (horizontal)

Neck bands (vertical)

Heavy, sagging, or flabby jowls


Freckles, brown spots

Red spots

Skin tags

Acne or other scars, depressions

Visible or broken veins

Clogged pores, blackheads, pimples

Sallow color

Red or ruddy color

Uneven color or texture

Rough, bumpy, coarse texture

Enlarged pores

Excessive oiliness or dryness

Lack of tone, laxity

Lack of resilience; thin and inelastic

Smeared or messy makeup