As we age our underlying bone structure changes and skin volume decreases, causing the cheek and jowl areas to start to droop so that permanent lines and wrinkles gradually develop.
Deeper robust fillers can lift and round the cheeks, straighten the jawline, fill the marionette lines and support deeper lax ligaments giving a more youthful appearance.
Softer fillers can help lift the corners of the mouth, fill hallows under the eyes, increase the fullness of lips and reduce unwanted superficial lines or wrinkles.
Depending on the filler used, the site and the depth of the injection, the results can last between 6 and 18 months.
Though the effect can be seen immediately there may be associated redness, swelling or bruising that could last for several days.
Botulinum A muscle relaxants reduce or stop muscle contraction.
In aesthetic medicine the main role of muscle relaxants is to reduce the lines that appear with expression- for example the frown lines that deepen when annoyed, the crow’s feet seen around the eyes with smiling and the forehead lines that deepen through the day with raising the eyebrows.
Clients will typically experience some initial swelling following a filler procedure that usually settles within a couple of days.
At Skinovation, we always aim for natural looking results. Ideally the top lip will be about two-thirds of the size of the lower lip, so that it does not protrude too far from the side view.
Clients with prominent marionette lines or smile lines can choose to have these filled. The result is a plumping effect that smooths lines and promotes the appearance of skin fullness.
Dr Helena Rosengren is the director of Skinovation Cosmetic Clinic.
This clinic has evolved into a highly sophisticated, fully equipped practice offering state of the art treatments. Dr Rosengren pays meticulous attention to detail ensuring optimal cosmetic outcome and is assisted by trained caring nursing staff who share her own passion and high standards.