Lip treatments allow you to get more definition into your lips and increase plumpness lost over time or enhance naturally missing volume .
HA filler can be used to improve a range of different imperfections such as asymmetry, smokers lines, wrinkled lips, and adding definition to the cupids bow.
The options available for lip filler treatments are one or a combination of:
- Definition and Shaping- this involves injecting the ‘vermillion border’ surrounding the lips. This is ideal for those with little shape, fine perioral lines, subtle changes of enhancing mild shape that already exists.
- Enhancing Volume- this involves injecting deeper into the ‘wet-dry’ border of the lips to add substance to thinner areas
Smoker's Lines are known as ‘lipstick lines’, are the result of many years of smoking, sun damage and natural ageing. They can appear above and/or below the lips.
This area can be treated by a combination of both botox (to relax the muscle) and filler (to add volume that is lost) often with great, long-lasting results.
Over time the face loses structural fat in certain areas causing the cheeks to become flat and saggy, giving way to a "sunken" look.
The appearance of "naturally high cheekbones" and to create a "sculpted cheek" can be accomplished through both nonsurgical and surgical treatments that focus on restoring plumpness, volume and definition.
HA fillers can restore volume to the midface and recreate youthful contours.
With the correct thickness of HA gel being placed directly and specifically around the cheekbones and moulded to define natural cheekbone structure.
The main aim of subtle cheek treatments is to reestablish a youthful face shape in the correct proportions.
Both jawline and chin fillers can be used as standalone treatments or in combination with other areas. When planned and placed correctly in this region, filler treatment can create a slimming effect or balance your front or side profile with effects ranging from subtle enhancement to transformational change
Dermal fillers placed carefully in and around the chin can be used to can enhance the overall appearance and are an excellent way to shape and to create a more balanced profile.
Chin fillers when used following the rules of natural beauty, add definition, create symmetry, and bring balance to facial features. HA dermal filler can be used on the chin to firm the skin and define the chin and jowl area, lessening the weakness of a underdeveloped or chin which appears "set back".
HA dermal filler placed carefully along the jawline firms the skin and defines the chin and jowl area, creating a "stronger", well-defined and sharpened jawline and mandibular angle.
The area between our lower eyelids and upper cheek is referred to as the “tear trough”.
As we get older, this area alters in appearance, by becoming hollower, darker, deeper, and less revitalised. These depressions can make the eyes look somewhat sunken and create dark shadows, giving the appearance of tiredness, exhaustion, and premature aging.
Careful HA filler placement helps to recontour facial contours around the lid-cheek junction and avoiding or delaying the need for surgery.
My non-surgical tear trough treatment uses soft HA dermal fillers, a substance that is found naturally in the body. This substance is hydrating and gives the space under the eyes a fresher, less-sunken, plumper appearance. By lifting these hollow areas, it can take away the tired look and lighten the dark circles caused by the shadowing effect.
Tear trough revitalisation is a simple but delicate procedure where I use both cannula and needle techniques for maximal safety alongside precision. Both premium fillers I use contain an integrated local anaesthetic for your comfort.
This treatment restores volume, rejuvenates and brightens the area, reducing the appearance of dark circles — it is subtle but extremely effective.
Nose fillers are a series of small injections of premium HA filler gel which are carefully placed into the soft tissue in the nose to shape, straighten and contour. Non-surgical rhinoplasties aim to:
Treatment can be an ideal solution if you are unhappy with the shape of your nose and do not want to undergo invasive surgery.
If you have a bump on the bridge of the nose, filler is injected above and below the bump to make the nose look straighter and the bump less noticeable. A common issue is a ‘hooked nose’ which can be treated by injecting filler into the tip of the nose, giving you a lifted appearance.
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 take their name from marionette puppets, as the lines run from the corners of the mouth down to the chin and resemble the mouth of a puppet. These lines are caused when the skin loses elasticity due to ageing and the damaging effects of sun exposure. Weight loss can also cause marionette lines, when fat is lost on the face and causes crease lines from the mouth to the nose. Whatever the cause, they are ageing and cause women distress related to ageing and they can be improved.
Dermal fillers are an effective treatment for marionette lines; they increase volume under the skin and reduce the marionette fold lines. They work by providing extra fullness to the area where wrinkles are apparent.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring complex sugar in your body that helps to provide volume, structure, elasticity and moisture to your skin. As you age you lose your natural hyaluronic acid. The bones, muscles and fat pads also change affecting your facial shape. This leads to the signs of ageing as seen by facial volume loss, reduced skin elasticity, folds and wrinkles.
One third of the body’s HA is naturally removed and replaced every day. However, naturally occurring HA production decreases with age.
Synthetic hyaluronic acid used in facial aesthetics, dermal fillers and lip fillers has been cross-linked and stabilised to produce natural, long lasting smooth results.
Dermal filler is a smooth injectable gel containing hyaluronic acid designed to replace the hyaluronic acid you have lost. It does this by filling the space of volume loss which improves folds and wrinkles, as well as attracting water to replenish moisture to your skin. It also has a biological effect on your own hyaluronic acid by encouraging it to increase collagen and elastin production which improves skin integrity and quality. Overall this restores a natural and youthful appearance.
There are many types of filler. Each differs in the concentration of hyaluronic acid, the number of cross links, and the stiffness or hardness of the gel. As we all age differently this will affect which type and how much dermal filler you will need depending on your degree of volume lost, the depth of the fold or wrinkle being treated and the desired treatment outcome
You’ll see results as soon as your appointment is over as the aesthetic results are immediate.
HA Fillers are resorbable, so the aesthetic effects are not permanent.
Treatments can slow and halt undesired effects of aging but you will require top-ups if you want to maintain the same effect. Most fillers provide an immediate noticeable improvement with lasting results (up to one year). The longevity of the product varies pending on age, area injection site, quality of skin, life style, healthiness and is usually 6-12 months (face) and 3-6 months (lips).
At Contemporary Aesthetics, we use high-quality, extensively tested dermal filler product ranges with an excellent safety profile. Products by Juvederm (Vycross and Ultra), Restylane and Teoxane/Teosyal can be requested and Amy will always recommend the product that would best fit your treatment goals.
Please click below to find out more about the dermal filler ranges used by Amy:
Amy has had advanced training in an alternative, in addition, to using needles called micro-cannulas to inject dermal fillers. There is a role for both methods of injection, the cannula method offers excellent benefits to patients.
Using a single access point, it is possible to use fillers in the cheeks, all the way from the middle to the outer edge of the face.
Instead of using multiple injections to the lips, it’s possible to get to the top and bottom lips from two access points located at the corners of the mouth. Only two points are needed instead of using multiple injections with needles. Those same corners of the mouth points also offer access to nasolabial folds and the marionettes lines, which extend from the corner of the mouth down towards the jawline. With just four injection points, it’s possible to add volume to the lips, lower face, middle face, and cheeks.
with fewer injections with sharp needles There is very little discomfort using a microcannula (often just a strange “pushing” feeling) but there is very little pain.
Decreased Risk of Bleeding and Bruising
Sharp needles can pierce veins and arteries beneath the skin. Since blunt cannulas simply push aside any arteries and veins encountered beneath the skin, there’s a reduced risk of bleeding and bruising.
When using needles for filler injections, one of the riskier (and thankfully very rare) potential complications is placing filler into an artery, which can cause tissue death. Cannulas do not pierce arteries, so they offer a much safer option for patients.
Needle injected filler treatments can cause minor swelling and bruising and they often have some social downtime. Micro-cannula methods cut down on swelling and bruising so there is minimal downtime post-procedure.
A much larger surface area can be treated with just a single entry site when using micro-cannula, making it possible to treat more areas with fewer injection points.
- When a very small amount of filler are needed for adjustments and when fillers are planned for small places like the cupid’s bow of the upper lip.
Cannulas may not be ideal for filling acne scars or injecting extremely fine lines located on the skin’s superficial surface.
At Contemporary Aesthetics, we want to give a boost to your confidence and our goal is to make you feel safe and cared for in a friendly clinical environment.
Face and neck rejuvenation treatments such as muscle relaxing injections and dermal fillers are designed as non-surgical methods to enhance, revitalise and restore desired features of your face and neck.
Whether you want to prevent certain lines occurring, "press pause" on any further lines developing while still maintaining a natural appearance or enhancing features you wish to improve- Contemporary Aesthetics can guide you to the most appropriate treatments.
As we age naturally, wrinkles, folds and lines develop on our face. Additional factors e.g. sun exposure (UVA and UVB), pollution, habits such as smoking and drinking alcohol, not drinking enough water to hydrate your skin will exacerbate and accelerate the ageing process.
Aging is inevitable, but that doesn’t mean any unwanted wrinkles have to be.
Facial rejuvenation treatments are extremely safe and have been carried out in UK and around the world for many years with very few serious or lasting side effects.
Amy carries out a comprehensive, face-to face consultation where she can explain the most beneficial treatment/s for you in the short and medium term.