Dermal fillers reduce wrinkles and deep lines, restore volume, smooth contours, and fill hollows of the skin. There are a variety of dermal fillers available which vary in thickness, consistency and longevity. The longevity of a dermal filler is on average between 6-18 months and is dependent on a variety of factors including product choice, the depth of injection, the area being treated, body metabolism and environmental factors.
The majority of dermal fillers used at FaceKind are ‘gel-like’ materials made up of hyaluronic acid; A natural component of our own skin. Hyaluronic acid is responsible for skin hydration and elasticity and this contributes to smooth, well-defined and plump features. As we age, the amount of hyaluronic acid in our skin depletes, causing the skin to loose volume and sag.
The procedure time for injecting dermal fillers is between 30-45 minutes, results are immediately noticeable, and downtime is minimal. Our fillers contain an anaesthetic and a topical anaesthetic is also applied to make the experience more comfortable. Infiltration anaesthesia can also be provided upon request. Any swelling/bruising should subside within 2-7 days.
At FaceKind we believe in treating the face holistically and share the ethos of injecting higher up to lift, smooth and anchor the lower half of the face. For instance, sculpting the cheeks create a ‘lifting’ effect which in turn minimises signs of ageing lower down in the face such as the nasolabial folds. This coincides with the age-old saying, “Treat the cause, not the problem”. Cheek augmentation creates a more refreshed and youthful appearance, whilst also giving the face a contoured, yet natural look. Results last from between 12 to 18 months.
Non-surgical lip enhancement involves injecting soft filler to add volume to thin lips, regain plumpness and strengthen the outline of the lip border, often taken away by aging. It is believed that 50% of our lip volume depletes by the age of 50. Furthermore, lip filler treatment can correct asymmetry and create a more harmonious balance between the upper and lower lips. Results will generally last up to 6 months.
Nose to mouth lines (Nasolabial folds)
Often referred to as ‘smile lines’, Nasolabial folds are the creases than run from either side of the nose down towards the corners of the mouth. This occurs as a result of a reduction in fat pad as well as a loss of volume from the cheeks. Results vary dependent on the type of filler, usually between 10-18 months.
Mouth to chin lines (Marionette lines)
The marionette lines transverse from the corners of the mouth down towards the chin and give the appearance of a sad expression. These particular folds can progress to form jowls later on. With the use of dermal fillers and correct technique, the added volume at the corner of the mouth creates a lifting effect resulting in a more youthful appearance. Results vary dependent on the type of filler, usually between 10-18 months.
Following the trend in non-surgical treatments for the face, patients are increasingly requesting rejuvenation treatments for the hands, particularly as they are a visibly unclothed part of our body like the face and neck. As the skin on our hands loose elasticity and the subcutaneous tissue degenerates, the bony structures, tendons and veins become more noticeable. By injecting a specific type of dermal filler into the hands we can create an appearance of restored volume and youthfulness. Results generally last up to 12 months.
Non-surgical rhinoplasty (‘Nose job’)
A non-surgical rhinoplasty is an advanced procedure that involves strategically injecting filler into the nose to address irregularities and create a more harmonious profile. It is possible to disguise bumps to create a straighter appearance, raise a flattened bridge to contour the nose and lift the tip of a droopy/hooked nose in minutes. There is a misconception that adding filler in the nose will make it appear bigger, but performed correctly the nose can appear smaller, straighter and sharper. Non-surgical rhinoplasty is a great alternative to costly surgery and downtime is minimal in comparison. Results last on average for 12-18 months and the filler is naturally and slowly broken down over time.
The nose shares a special relationship with the lips and chin. It is not uncommon to address and augment these areas together and is otherwise known as a profiloplasty. During your consultation we will assess your nose as well as its relationship with the rest of your face before advising on a suitable treatment plan for you.
Tear trough fillers
Dark circles can be attributed to weight loss, stress, genetics or age. This leads to volume loss under the eye and subsequently the formation of a sunken hollow or indentation known as a ‘tear trough’.
The procedure involves placing a specific type of dermal filler under the eye to replace lost volume and lift a sunken tear trough. The filler also contains light-reflecting pigments as well as vitamins and minerals to lighten and brighten the tear trough over time. Although a difference is noticeable immediately after treatment, results will continue to improve over the next 2 weeks, at which point the final result can be judged.
Although an advanced procedure, tear trough treatment is relatively safe as we employ the use of a micro cannula (blunt needle) instead of a needle. This minimises bruising in the delicate eye area and makes the procedure quick and comfortable.
Replacing lost volume in cheek or midface can also improve the appearance of tear troughs and it may be suggested that this is carried out before attempting tear trough treatment.
Tear trough filler lasts for 9-12 months on average and the filler is naturally and slowly broken down over time.
Jawline and Chin filler
Jawline and chin filler often go hand in hand and is a great option for enhancing and balancing the profile of the face. Adding filler into the jawline has the effect of creating definition, shape and a smoother contour to the lower third of the face. Jawline filler is also effective in disguising the appearance of jowls, creating the illusion of a slimmer face, and is becoming increasingly popular for men who are seeking a more ‘masculine’ appearance. Chin filler can be used to lengthen the face and also project the chin out to produce a more harmonious side profile. Volume loss in the chin is common with age and administering filler in this region can smooth out deficiencies to create a more refreshed appearance. Results last on average for 12-18 months and the filler is naturally and slowly broken down over time.