Advanced Dermal Fillers
BRUISING & SWELLING
Bruising & swelling is one of the most common complications with fillers especially with lips. Bruising occurs when larger blood vessels are punctured by the needle being used to inject the fillers into the lips. Some degree of bruising should always be expected along with swelling which is completely normal. You may also notice some redness or bruising at the injection sites, which is normal.
How long do lips bruise for?
Depending on your body's natural tendency to bruise, it can take as long as two weeks after the treatment for the bruising to completely subside. How long do lips swell for? Immediately after having lip injections there will be some degree of swelling which is very normal. It can also leave the lips looking a little fake or even lumpy but once the swelling subsides (usually within a few days) you will begin to see how your new lips will look.
Tips on how to promote less bruising:
Prior to treatment please avoid medication with blood-thinning effects.
No alcohol intake 24 hours prior or post treatment.
Use Arnica both pre and post treatment.
Use ice or cold pack both before and after your treatment.
No vigorous exercise for 2 days post treatment.
Stay hydrated by drinking lots of water.
If you are bothered by the appearance of thin, lined or asymmetrical lips or just want to add more volume, then we can address your concerns and help you feel more confident in your smile by offering our Lip Filler treatment.
Your lips are an important and noticeable feature on the face. Small lips due to hereditary factors or aging process, leave some unsatisfied and very self-conscious about his/her appearance. As one ages, sagging of the corners of the lips and loss of the Cupid’s bow (V-shape of the upper lip) take place.
Whether you would like to add a little increase in plumpness, or go all out... We can cover all amounts of Lip Filler ranging from 0.5/1.0ml. We recommended the amount up to 2ml over 2/3 sessions.
Full cheeks are a desirable characteristic, as they are seen as a sign of youthfulness and good health. As we age our cheeks lose their fullness, but young people can also experience sunken cheeks as a consequence of significant weight loss.
You may alternatively be unhappy about the appearance of your cheeks if they do not seem equal on both sides of your face, feeling that your face is unbalanced as a result. We offer dermal filling in the cheeks to enhance the definition and shape, so that they sit in a better proportion and position on your face creating a more natural but structured look. Being a trained and qualified cosmetic & aesthetic professional, we can always advise what areas to improve, lift or plump on your cheeks, to give you the best outcome possible.
Chin Filler can enhance the overall appearance of the chin area. Dermal Fillers are an excellent way to shape and adjust a more satisfactory profile. A lot of clients prefer to go down the non surgical route to chin filling/adjustments, as what we can achieve with dermal filling alone, can not only be cheaper and less painful.. But also can aesthetically match if not look better than having surgical treatments.
An under formed or weak chin can be genetic and can pitch into a patient’s overall confidence. Dermal Filler can be used on the chin to stiffen the skin and define the chin and jowl area, lessening the weakness of a weak chin. Chin filler can lengthen and enhance ones lower facial appearance creating a more balanced profile.
Dermal Fillers work by re-shaping the jawline to achieve better shape, proportions and definition to rejuvenate your appearance to be more youthful and aesthetically stronger profiled. With age, we often see a loss of definition along the jawline and the formation of jowls. We always aim for a natural and subtle result that suits the proportions of your face.
This is due to the natural loosening of the skin and connective tissue, loss of mid-face volume and changes to the underlaying bone and muscle of the face. In order to effectively improve the appearance of the jawline, we often need to holistically consider a number of areas including temples, cheeks, chin and neck.
Cannula - Jaw
Cannulas have a hollow bore, just like needles, allowing the filler to pass through into the tissue. However, instead of a sharp tip like needles, cannulas have a rounded, blunt end. It’s a bit like a long needle, but the tip is blunt.
So using a blunt-tip cannula allows for a more accurate placement of filler, as they are able to feel resistance as the cannula travels underneath the skin and can manipulate where the filler is deposited. Because the cannula allows the injector to more seamlessly place a smooth layer of product rather than multiple dollops, less massaging and manipulation of product is needed to achieve a beautifully smooth and natural looking result. Additionally, because the blunt tipped cannula is much less likely to pierce a vessel, the rare risk of intravascular compromise is further reduced.
For patients, the cannula approach is less painful than traditional needles as there are far fewer entry points. There is also a decreased risk of bleeding, bruising and swelling. While needles are more likely to cause bruising and swelling because their sharp tip can penetrate a vein or artery (causing bleeding), cannulas are less likely to do so, because their blunt tips typically push these obstacles aside.
Finally, decreased swelling and bruising results in minimal downtime and patients typically return to their normal routine immediately following their treatment.
Non Surgical Rhinoplasty - Nose
This is suitable for anyone that has: a slightly crooked nose, small nose that needs building up, hook shaped noses that would like straightening, a mild to moderate bump on the bridge of the nose, a mild to moderate drooping of nasal tip, a nose that needs refinement after surgical rhinoplasty and lastly, noses that would like more height, definition and a nose tip.
Dermal filler is injected in small amounts and in precise locations into your nose so that there is total control over the shape and contours created by the procedure. We will then massage the product to re-shape the nose. During the procedure, you are fully awake. You hold a mirror and you are in complete control of the procedure’s results.
The Nasolabial fold is the deep crease running from either side of the nose down towards the corners of the mouth. This crease becomes more noticeable as part of the natural ageing process. Fat is lost from the cheeks, reducing skin volume and making this fold appear deeper. Repeated smiling or having a “big smile” may result in permanent, deep creases in this area.
Deep Nasolabial folds can be corrected through injections of dermal filler into the surrounding area, restoring the lost volume and softening the appearance of these creases. The goal of Nasolabial fold injections is to even out the skin volume, leaving you with a smoother, refreshed-looking appearance.
Marionette lines are facial wrinkles that occur with natural aging. The lines run vertically between the mouth and chin, which can also create sagging in the lower half of your face. Marionette lines get their name from marionette string puppets, which are known for having split jaws so puppeteers can help them talk.
The skin around your mouth is particularly prone to wrinkling because it’s thinner compared with the rest of your face. These types of wrinkles tend to develop by your 40s, but you may start seeing signs of them in your 20s and 30s. Learn more about their causes and possible treatment options if you wish to help minimise their appearance.
Keeping your face smooth and supple is no easy task. Wrinkles form as our skin gets older and less elastic, and the sun does its fair share of damage too.
Injectable anti-ageing treatments are a quick and convenient way to smooth out those lines on the forehead, under and around the eyes and mouth without any need for surgery.
FabYourself offers injectables with genuine products, in a clinical environment performed by highly qualified medical professionals. With a small amount of injectable, this really does work wonders. From deep creased wrinkles, to subtle beautiful lines, the Advanced Anti Wrinkle treatments are a fantastic way of bringing the youth and strength back into your face, skin and profile.
A deep horizontal groove can form across the chin forming what is also known as the ‘mental crease or the mentolabial fold’. The usual factors such as dermal thinning, bony resorption, soft tissue loss and reduced elasticity are all contributory as well as dental changes. Overactive muscles in the chin can lead to dimpling as well as a prominent crease.
Treatment may best be approached with a combination of botox and dermal filler. Weakening the mentalis muscle reduces causative active movement and dermal fillers can be use to soften the crease.
The chin is an area where facial reshaping can make a dramatic difference.
Chin augmentation using long-lasting advanced dermal fillers has a series of potential benefits: Redressing the balance of the face, a small chin can disrupt the harmony of features. It can make the nose appear big and the face look small. Subtly boosting the chin brings features into better balance for a more attractive look. Create better definition, a stronger chin helps to assert the jawline and looks ‘stronger’ and more defined. Slimming, A small chin lacks projection and structure and can therefore appear to harbour fat.
Augmenting the chin can have the surprising effect of smoothing out double chins by creating a better overall shape. Improving the chin is a task which previously required surgical implants. These were notoriously problematic, with the risk of the implants migrating/moving/slipping and rates of infection also a concern.
What are Dermal Fillers?
How do they work?
Fillers basically restore lost volume to your face and plump areas, so that deep-set lines are smoothed. Why is this needed? As we get older our bodies stop producing collagen and elastin, both of which contribute to the youthful look.
Experts argue over when we start losing collagen, but the generally agreed age is 25. Pretty young, right? Your collagen and elastin levels then decline at a rate of about 2% per year, and your body will have stopped producing it altogether by your late twenties.
How long do they last?
It depends how your body reacts and which hyaluronic acid is used, but most dermal fillers will last between six and 18 months.
Any side effects?
‘It’s easy for clients to confuse side effects to reactions, so it’s extremely important to understand what side effects can be expected,’
Temporary side effects – those that are completely normal after facial injections – can include; swelling, redness and tenderness. It’s completely normal to experience a little bit of discomfort, redness and bruising after the procedure. Reactions generally occur immediately after the needle injection and can include; redness, swelling, pain, itching, bruising and tenderness at the injection location.
‘These reactions are generally mild to moderate and usually disappear shortly after injection, usually resolved a few days after the injection into the skin.’
Do they hurt?
There may be a slight discomfort whilst the filler is being injected into the face. But we minimise this by applying an anaesthetic cream before treatment. To provide further relief and alleviate as much pain as possible, our fillers contain a pre-mixed local anaesthetic.’
Are there different types of dermal fillers?
As we said above, the most common type of facial filler is hyaluronic acid, the natural substance found in many areas of the body including eyeballs, joints and skin, that can hold 1000x its weight in water. Hyaluronic facial fillers helps to maintain shape, even out depressions in the skin and provide hydration.
‘Poly-Caprolactone (PCl), or Ellanse, is another popular filler that acts as a collagen stimulator,’ the doctor adds. ‘When injected in strategic places in the face, it triggers the body’s natural response to produce collagen, which provides you with a much longer lasting result.’
Is there a difference between Botox and dermal filler?
Yes, there is 100% a difference between Botox and fillers! Botox stops the small muscles in your face from making the movements that cause wrinkles, while dermal fillers plump from below the wrinkles to smooth them out and promote the youthful look.