Volumising & Lifting
Whether it’s the softening of a few fine lines or more extensive facial rejuvenation, using dermal fillers and threads it is possible to lift and subtly add volume.
The majority of dermal fillers consist of Hyaluronic Acid (HA). This is a sugar-based substance found naturally in our skin.
With 1gram of HA capable of holding up to a litre of water, it is responsible for much of the skin’s hydration and lifting properties. Unfortunately, our stores of HA diminish with time, but can be replaced by injection. The process involves using a combination of extremely fine needles or blunt cannulae.
The cheek & under-eye areas are the first to show signs of volume loss - visible from our early to mid 30’s. Looking at photos taken 5-10 years ago, perhaps you may have noticed your cheek volume not quite as full as it once was? Restoring mid-face volume is the most common and natural way to provide lift. Volume is created deeply in the tissues, providing a very natural projection to your skin. Results are immediate with typically no-downtime required.
Try yourself in the mirror: the effect of treatment can to some extent be mimicked by placing a finger on the cheek bone beneath the eye and lifting the skin gently upwards and outwards until the nasolabial line is softened or removed to the desired amount.
This is the skin crease that runs from the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth. Significant yet subtle results can be easily achieved, creating a fresher look to the face.
Tear Trough / Under Eye
The tear trough is often treated in conjunction with the cheek.
Treatment typically takes 30minutes and last up to 18 months. The effect is to immediately make the eyes look fresher and less tired.
Lower Face, Marionette Lines & Chin
Creases from the edge of the mouth to the chin, sometimes referred to as marionette lines can be easily softened using dermal fillers.
Try for yourself in the mirror: the effect of treatment can to some extent be mimicked by placing a finger outside the skin crease on the cheek above the jaw line, then lifting the skin gently upwards and outwards until the line is removed to the desired amount.
Dermal fillers can be used very effectively on the lips to achieve a variety of results. Lip margins can be given more definition or volume can be increased (very small amounts of dermal filler can be used to achieve a fuller look without a producing pouting).
Very fine lines on the edge of the lips, also known as lipstick lines, can also be removed.
Dermal fillers can also be used in many other areas to smooth away small scars or skin imperfections.
Fillers by Brand
Restylane fillers, Skinboosters and skincare are designed to help restore, enhance and refresh your skin.
- a special type of dermal filler
Profhilo is an injectable hyaluronic acid (HA) specifically aimed at reducing skin laxity. Rather than targeting a specific area such as the cheek or mouth areas, Profhilo produces a uniform improvement of skin texture all over the face, neck décolletage or wherever else it used.
With one of the highest concentrations of HA on the market, it is not only boosting and hydrating the skin, but also remodels the ageing and sagging tissue.
Unlike some many other skin-boosting treatments, the special properties of Profhilo enable it to migrate along tissue planes, minimizing the number of injections required. The absence of any of any down-time post treatment makes this a highly attractive treatment.
Profhilo delivers great results as a treatment on its own or in combination with other aesthetics treatments.
As the shape of the face is maintained, this subtle treatment is a favourite amongst those looking to try dermal fillers for the first time.
'So many magazine photos show celebs with a 'trout pout' - it looks so unnatural!'
It is always advisable to visit a qualified aesthetic practitioner, mastered in the art of using Belotero. Treatment can be tailored to your lip shape, with fullness and definition added subtly for a natural approach, so it is better to go back to your practitioner for a top-up treatment, if needed, rather than have too much product injected during the first visit.
An alternative type of dermal filler called Radiesse consists of Calcium Hydroxylapatite rather than hyaluronic acid. The firmer and more lifting properties of this product make it ideally suited to supporting and tightening the jawline, dramatically reducing the appearance of laxity to the jowl. A very popular treatment for both male and female clients, the duration of effect is up to 2 years.
The USP of Teosyal is that they are compatible with any automated injector pen - making injections more comfortable, more precise & quicker to administer - ideal for potentially more sensitive areas such as the lip.
Are you interested in hyaluronic acid injections,but fear pain or a long recovery time?
There’s no need to suffer in the name of beauty. Thanks to TEOSYAL®PEN, gentle injections are possible.
The other feature of Teosyal is their focus on Facial Dynamism - allowing greater flexibility & natural facial movement.
WHAT IS TEOSYAL® ?
Teosyal® is a full range of injectable dermal fillers made of non-animal origin and biodegradable hyaluronic acid.
WHAT IS HYALURONIC ACID?
Hyaluronic acid is a natural skin component. It acts like a sponge and retains large quantities of water to keep the skin plumped and soft. In the fillers syringes, HA comes in the form of a gel.
Dermal Thread - Lifts
This minimally invasive procedure uses dissolvable PDO (Polydioxanone) - the same material as soluble surgical sutures to lift and tighten the skin. They can be used to create a very effective non-surgical face, neck or brow lift. Treatment also stimulates the production of new collagen, leading to a reduction in wrinkles and a tightening of skin pores.
Thread lifts are an ideal way of creating lift and tightening where volumising is not a priority – often performed following a treatment with HA dermal fillers. Jaw-line and neck areas are often favourites for this treatment.
Which type of lift is suitable for me?
For those new to volumising & lifting treatments, HA dermal fillers are usually the best place to begin, either with Profhilo to create a universal tightening of skin tone, or a more volumising HA filler in the mid face area. As with all treatments, your no-obligation consultation will include a plan to meet your own individual goals.
Please contact Dr Baines for further advice or to discuss your desired treatment.