As we age, we tend to lose volume in the fat pads of the face as well as a reduction of collagen and elastin in the skin. This is when a “sagging face” begins to develop.
Much of the support of the lower face and submentum (under the chin) relies upon the mid and upper face. Dermal filler to the cheeks replaces lost volume, hydrates the skin, and reduces sagging along the jawline, creating a more youthful facial shape.
Prior to treatment a 3D scan of your face will be taken. This enables us to precisely pin point the area that you require volume replacement.
Your experienced injector will then mark up the treatment area with a white pencil and begin treatment. Decades of experience paired with the local anaesthetic many dermal filler products are now formulated with ensures the procedure is not painful. The entire treatment will take approximately 15 to 20 minutes. When you return for your two week review we will take another 3D scan of your face so we can compare the two images and accurately measure your treatment outcome.
Adults who have fine lines, wrinkles, facial sagging or a hollowed appearance are candidates for the procedure as well as adults seeking a more contoured and defined facial shape.
Ultimately patient suitability is determined during a consultation with a doctor or nurse.
There are potential complications associated with every medical procedure, even the simplest procedures. Although the potential complications with dermal filler are rare it is important you are informed of the risks so you are able to make an informed decision about proceeding with treatment.
Although relatively uncommon, bruising may occur as well as mild tenderness and mild swelling in the area of treatment. These side effects should not interrupt your normal daily routine.
You and the treating doctor or nurse will have an in-depth discussion about all of the above during your initial consultation.