Are you aware that many of the signs of ageing can be attributed to a loss of facial volume? As we age the facial tissues thin out and lines become visable around the mouth, nose and eyes. The cheeks also lose volume and appear a little hollow. The good news is that dermal fillers can replace lost facial volume, helping to plump the lips, smooth out wrinkles and create a more youthful appearance. As an added benefit dermal fillers can also help prevent wrinkles and fine lines from worsening.
Dermal fillers have a number of applications:
- Non surgical facelift
- Nasolabial folds
- Tear trough fillers
- Marionette lines
- Hollow temples
- Hand rejuvenation
- Cleft chin
- Chin augmentation
- Non surgical rhinoplasty
- Cheek fillers
- Lip augmentation
- Peri orbital dark circles
- Acne scar treatment
- Reduce the Appearance of Face Creases
- Combine with anti wrinkle injections for rejuvenation
- Improve Symmetry of Facial Features
Dr Rahma Targett
Trust Your Face Only To An Aesthetic Medicine Trained Doctor
When you consider having anti wrinkle injections and dermal fillers, it is very important that you consider the person performing the cosmetic injections, so as to optimize results. At Advanced Cosmetic Medicine your cosmetic injections will always be performed by Dr Rahma Targett, a specialist doctor trained in Aesthetic Medicine. Dr Targett travels the world to stay up to date with current cosmetic medicine techniques and procedures.
Ageing And Volume Loss
As we get older our face experiences loss of volume. Our face is analogous to a grape. When we are young it is full of volume and does not have wrinkles. As we get older that volume decreases and our face starts to resemble a saltana! Wrinkles start to form and the volume is lost.
Having a surgical facelift procedure may help to pull up the sagging skin and reduce the wrinkles. But without adding any volume to the face, the results are often unnatural and disappointing. After all, tightening a wrinkled saltana would only result in turning it into a pea instead of a grape.
With dermal fillers we are able to return volume to the skin again, helping to plump the skin and fill out and wrinkles and fine lines.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are viscous materials that are injected underneath the skin. They help to replace lost facial volume, smooth out fine lines and wrinkles as well as enhance the contours of the face. Millions of men and women around the world have this procedure performed each year. It has proven to be a cost effective way to achieve a younger looking appearance, without the need for surgery and the associated downtime.
What are Fillers Made From?
At Advanced Cosmetic Medicine we only use fillers made from Hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that is already present in the makeup of your skin. It works by attracting water to keep your skin hydrated, producing a plump youthful appearance. Hyaluronic acid fillers are a soft and gel-like material that moulds well under the skin. The results are not permanent, lasting six to twelve months or before the body gradually and naturally reabsorbs the filler material. Hyaluronic acid fillers are infused with lidocaine, a local anaesthetic to help minimize any pain or discomfort during and after the treatment.
Restoring Our Faces Natural Volume
Dermal fillers are gels that can be injected under the skin to help restore volume to different parts of the face. Many contain a substance know as hyaluronic acid that replicates the actions of a naturally occurring sugar molecule, attracting water molecules to assist in hydrating the skin. The products can be injected below the skin’s surface to create more youthful facial contours and smoother, plumper skin.
Fillers can fill out small areas such as the lips and eye brows and can also fill out larger areas such as the cheeks and the jawline. Filler can also be used together with anti-wrinkle injections, which relax facial muscles, or with other treatments such as factor 4, laser genesis or skin needling to rejuvenate the entire face.
What to Expect During Treatment?
Dermal filler injections are non-surgical treatment and can usually be completed during a single consultation session. Your first treatment will begin with a consultation with Dr Rahma Targett, to discuss your concerns and what particular look you are trying to achieve.
During your consultation, Dr targett will evaluate your areas of concern and review your past medical history. While the risks associated with dermal fillers are small, you will be required to disclose your past medical history before the treatment. Conditions such as allergies, skin and neurological conditions, or taking certain medications can put at risk your safety and may compromise the results. For example, you need to tell the doctor if you have been taking NSAIDs (e.g., aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen) or blood thinners, because these can increase the chances of bruising.
Your injectable filler treatment
Prior to the actual treatment, the area that is to be injected will be cleaned, and you may be given a topical anaesthetic to numb the area for your comfort. Many filler products also contain lidocaine an local anaesthetic, which is intended to help reduce any discomfort you may feel during or after the treatment. Dr Targett will then inject a precise amount of filler strategically located beneath the skin, to achieve the desired results. This takes a great degree of skill and artist flare, so it is very important that you remain as still as possible during the injection phase of the treatment.
After the treatment
Depending on which product is used and the areas that are treated, you should be able to see results straight after receiving filler injections. You may experience some mild bruising and swelling, but this should be temporary and should subside after a few days. You will be able to go back to your normal activities right after treatment, but the doctor may want you to refrain from exercise or other strenuous activity.
How Long do the Results Last?
The length of time the results will last is dependant upon the type of product used, the area treated and the patient themselves. As a general rule of thumb, the denser the product and the deeper it is injected, then the longer the results will last. To maintain the results you will need to have repeat treatments performed. The benefit of this is that the doctor can adjust the amount of filler given as well as the technique to achieve the desired results.
Hyaluronic acid fillers typically last between six to eighteen months. These types of fillers are recommended for first time patients, which may be a bit unsure about having fillers and the results they are trying to achieve. Filler injections performed to the lips will in most cases not last as long as fillers applied to naso-labial folds. Some types of hyaluronic acid fillers are designed to last longer, however they are usually restricted for use in certain areas such as the cheeks.
Different Dermal Fillers for Different Facial Parts
Dermal fillers can come in many different consistencies. Light and soft consistencies are used for delicate and mobile areas such as the lips. Denser consistencies are used for deeper folds. The choice of filler made by the doctor will depend on the area to be treated, the depth the filler is to be injected as well as the lifting and smoothing qualities of the filler gels.
Achieving a Natural Looking Result
Dr Targett is skilled at achieving smooth and natural looking results. Everyone will notice how good you are looking but know one will know why!
Modern dermal fillers and anti wrinkle injections under the guidance of a skilled and trained doctor are able to achieve subtle and natural looking results, but still retaining that look of who you are.
It is very possible to combine both dermal fillers and antiwrinkle injections to perform facial rejuvenation. Using the two products together can create a natural balanced and refreshed look.
Instant Results with Dermal Fillers
Dermal Fillers are often referred to as a lunchtime facial, for the simple reason that it is so fast and easy. The procedure itself will take only fifteen to thirty minutes. You should be able to resume your daily business straight after the procedure. You may have mild swelling following the procedure.
What Are The Contraindications to Dermal Fillers?
Contraindications are rare. There has been no evidence of allergic reactions to fillers currently on the market.
If you have a history of normal would healing then you should be able to tolerate dermal fillers well. You should not have dermal fillers if you have had recent surgery or have any active infective processes occurring.
Are Dermal Fillers Safe?
Dermal fillers are very safe, so long as they are injected by a doctor trained in Aesthetic Medicine. Medical practitioners should not work outside of their scope of practice, as this has the potential for poor results and also adverse effects. Dermal fillers are a medical procedure and in the unlikely event of something going wrong, you will want to be in the hands of a qualified medical doctor that can give you the proper care.
Is The Procedure Painful?
Dermal fillers are usually well tolerated by the patient, with most most patients only describing minimal discomfort. Many dermal fillers on the market are combined with lidocaine which acts as a local anaesthetic. The area can also be treated with a topical anaesthetic prior to the procedure if you are concerned about the pain.
Are There Any After Effects?
After your dermal filler treatment it is normal to experience some redness and swelling of the area injected. This will usually subside in a few days and disappear completely by seven days.
What is The Post Procedure Care?
- Any swelling and bruising may be eased by applied a cold compress the area.
- Please avoid excessive or strenuous exercise for the rest of the day, after treatment.
- If you are experiencing pain after the procedure, you may take paracetamol. Do not take NSAIDS such as ibuprofen as this may thin your blood causing bruising.
- You should not massage the area after the procedure, even though it may be sore. Massage may disrupt the filler position.
- Do not drink any alcohol for twelve hours after the procedure. This will help prevent any unwanted swelling and bruising.
- Cleanse and apply makeup to your face using gentle motions only.
- Try to avoid excessive facial movement of the region for the first few days as the filler settles.
- Dr Targett may discuss other after care procedures at your appointment. She will be available by phone, should you have any concerns following your procedure. Please do not hesitate to call should you have any concerns.
- Scaring, Lesions & Blemishes
- Skin Laxity (Loose Skin)
- Wrinkles & Aging Skin
- contour your jaw line
Nasolabial lines are the two skin folds that traverse from both sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth. They are often referred to as nasolabial folds. These lines can be seen from an early age and are often what makes us look older than we are. In our twenties these lines are often only seen when we are speaking or smiling, but as we grow older they become static and can be seen even when we are not speaking or using facial expression. Dermal filler an an effective treatment for Nasolabial folds.
Tear Trough Fillers
It is very hard to feel refreshed on the outside when you don’t loon refreshed on the outside. Having dark circles and bags under the eyes can make anyone look much older than they really are. Tear trough fillers could be the solution you have been looking for. At Advanced Cosmetic Medicine your treatment results will have a natural look so that you can look refreshed and revitalised.
Marionette lines derive their name from Marionette puppets. The lines that traverse from the outer corner of the mouth and down the chin look similar to the mouth of a puppet. Marionette lines not only can make you appear much older than you are but they can give you a sad or angry expression. Dermal fillers are an excellent solution to this problem.
Temporal hollows are the result of losing fat and other subcutaneous tissue due to the ageing process. As we age we can even have a loss of bone. This causes a very unhealthy gaunt appearance. Most people do not seek treatment for this complaint and are surprised when this is pointed out to them. Treating this area with dermal filers can create a better overall shape to the face, with a smooth transition from the temporal hairline to the peri-orbital area.
Hand rejuvenation is becoming a popular anti ageing treatment. It can boost self esteem and make you feel young and confident again. Unfortunately our hand are one of the first places we show our age. This is because they are exposed to UV radiation, especially if we drive a lot. This results in age spots on the hands. Also as we age we lose fat and collagen from the hands, making the veins and bones underneath more prominent. Dermal fillers can help to replace this lost volume.
For females, a cleft chin is rarely seen as an attractive feature. It is a simple matter to treat a cleft chin by the use of dermal fillers.
Chin Augmentation refers to the non surgical use of dermal fillers to augment the shape of the chin. Chin augmentation can help to define the chin in a more natural and cosmetic pleasing manner. No surgical augmentation using dermal fillers is quick and easy and has no downtime. For an underset chin, it can be used to make the chin appear more prominent.
Non Surgical Rhinoplasty
Non Surgical Rhinoplasty otherwise known as nose augmentation or a nose job, is a popular non surgical approach to correcting the shape of the nose. This is perfect for those that have minor nose irregularities and wish to smooth out minor bumps and humps.
Did you used to have nice puffy cheeks, only to notice that over the years they have deflated due to ageing? As we age we lose facia fat, elastin and collagen, which leads to hollow cheeks, creating a gaunt look. Dermal fillers can be used to give the cheeks back the volume they used to have.
Doesn’t everyone want full and beautiful lips? You may have always had thin lips or you may have noticed that as you have grown older the lips have become thinner. Lip augmentation or lip fillers / lip enhancement is a simple procedure that can give you the full and shapely lips that you have always wished for.
Acne Scar Treatment
If acne scars bother you then fret no more, there is a solution at hand. For piled and sunken scars, dermal fillers can be injected under the skin to fill the sunken skin so that it appears flush with the skins surface. By using vascular laser and laser for pigment removal the colour of the scar can also be faded.
Non Surgical Facelift
A non surgical facelift or liquid facelift used both dermal fillers and anti wrinkle injections to create that overall perfect look and without the surgery! The dermal fillers replace the lost volume from ageing and the anti wrinkle injections help smooth out the wrinkles. The perfect partnership creating a new youthful you.
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