By: Dr. John Curry Sep 03, 2014

I heard Dr. Oz talking about the peanut head in older woman; can you explain what that is?

What Is Peanut Head? Is It Fixable?

This term "peanut head" sounds so unpleasant, but it is very fixable. If one thinks of the shape of the shell of a peanut, the outer edges are rounded at the top and bottom. The section between the top and bottom of the shell are curved in, much like a corseted woman of the 1900's. It is this indentation that is used to indicate the "peanut" effect of a woman's face at the temples.

This peanut shape is usually found in people that have had volume loss of the face. The fat pad and collagen have gone and the skin covering the area follows the contours of the skull producing this skeletal, peanut shape.

Although, not detrimental to one’s health, the "peanut head" can be aging and, is easily smoothed and rounded with the right tools, filler, and a talented injector. I have done this treatment many times; theresults are amazing. The treatment for the peanut head is comfortable and the results are immediately evident.

Dr. John Curry is the Medical Director of BEAUTI-MED Laser Skin Care Centreand he understands how deeply problem skin can affect our well-being. During his general and surgical practice, he consulted time and again with patients requesting treatment that would effectively rejuvenate and correct skin – without the cost and recovery time of cosmetic surgery.

Dr. John Curry, MRCS, LRCP, DRCOG, has received extensive training and has performed major and cosmetic surgery for over 25 years. His memberships and qualifications includes The Royal College of Surgeons, The International Society of Cosmetic and Laser Surgeons and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.