If you’re trying to decide on the best treatment for the signs of ageing, chances are you’ve come across dermal fillers. These simple injections can be used to correct or enhance facial contours, plump lips, soften the appearance of wrinkles and improve the tone and texture of the skin.
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Facial aesthetics medicine is constantly evolving. With almost endless treatment possibilities, it is essential that I understand how to achieve the best results for my patients.
I recently attended Allergan Medical Institute’s invite only masterclass with highly acclaimed Plastic Surgeon Dr Mauricio de Maio. His “8 Point Approach” is a revolutionary way to achieve a non-surgical face lift with dermal fillers.
Rather than looking at a single part of the face, the 8 Point Approach takes a holistic view of how the face will age. We do not just age in one part of our face, therefore treating one area will never give the ideal facial rejuvenation results my patients require as they age.
Having seen the incredible benefits and results of the 8 Point Approach, I decided to make it available at my clinic. I can now address the entire face to give a whole, natural and fresh appearance.
I’ve administering dermal fillers for over 8 years and have become proficient in achieving natural looking results. The one aspect I have strived to improve is the prevention of bruises.
I have always used magnification to avoid puncturing visible veins. However bruises due to the inadvertent puncture of an invisible vein, although rare, have at times been unavoidable.
A visible bruise is always an undesirable result for me and my patients. A tell-tale sign of cosmetic treatment, bruising can be an awkward side-effect for those wishing to keep it a secret. It was for these reasons that I have invested in Accuvein – a handheld device that reveals invisible veins under the surface of the skin.
Accuvein safely gives me an amazing “xray” view of the injection site. Bruises, rare as they were before, are now almost non-existent now. That gives me and my patients tremendous peace of mind, especially if they have an important event coming up.
Dermal fillers are a popular treatment because of their safety profile. We are not injecting a foreign substance – hyaluronic acid is a substance that occurs naturally in your skin.
Even fillers with FDA approval, carry the rare risk of a patient’s body reacting to them against expectations. These tend to occur immediately after injection, but are usually temporary. Normal side effects include redness, swelling, bruising, itching and tenderness.
I strive to give my patients the safest and most discreet treatment, and we are proud to be first clinic in the North of England to introduce Neauvia Organic. This is the world’s purest line of fillers containing hyaluronic acid obtained from a non-pathogenic bacterium without the use of chemicals and toxins. It guarantees a natural look and minimises the risk of adverse reactions.
My patients can now choose a filler that is so close to nature that neither their body nor their friends will know they’ve had treatment. Leaving everyone to ask how you stay looking so young.