As we get older, we lose volume in our face; particularly in the cheeks, temples, lips and around the mouth.…
As we get older, we lose volume in our face; particularly in the cheeks, temples, lips and around the mouth. It’s a natural process, but in the age of social media, we’re constantly bombarded with seemingly ‘flawless’ images of celebrities, models and Instagram influencers. So it’s no surprise Australians have become more interested in going under the knife to keep up appearances. But what if we told you that many are achieving similar results to a face lift, without the surgery? Here’s how you can save your time (and your money) with treatments most suited to your anti-ageing needs.
Ever felt like your skin needed a big drink of water? Our skin craves hydration to reduce the appearance of wrinkles as well as improve overall elasticity. Injectable treatments such as HydraFiller act as skin boosters and could be just what you need to achieve brighter, bouncier, more even-textured and hydrated skin. This non-invasive cosmetic treatment is the perfect ‘freshen up’ to make you look and feel better, without changing the face’s muscle movement.
Administered through a series of tiny injections, HydraFiller contains a high dose of Hyaluronic Acid, a molecule that occurs naturally in the body and can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water. By injecting this into the skin, the treatment helps to plump and smooth fine lines around the eyes, neck, décolletage and hands. These results are coveted by those looking for a little age-proofing and subtle glow.
As we age, our lips begin to lose fullness for the same reason our skin starts to lose volume. The cause is a decline in collagen and naturally occurring hyaluronic acid, which keeps lips moist and plump. While a voluptuous pout is considered the most sort-after lip enhancement, the best results come from a carefully customised treatment to suit your desired volume, lift and symmetry.
Lip injections are fast becoming a commonplace treatment; considered a lunchtime ‘tweakment,’ they are a favourite way to smooth lines around the mouth and achieve a more youthful pout in under 30 minutes. If the idea has you pouting in the mirror, make sure to book in a consultation with an experienced cosmetic doctor or nurse injector prior to treatment to discuss your suitability for treatment.
Labiomandibular folds, also known as marionette lines, are vertical creases appearing from the corners of the mouth and either side of the chin. A natural sign of ageing, this downwards movement of fat and skin in the lower face is due to a loss of structural proteins and is the main influence in the appearance of marionette lines.
Australian Skin Clinics’ new innovative technique called ‘Happy Face’ combats these folds by targeting two key areas of the lower face, specifically down-turned lips and the deep lines that can form from the corner of the mouth down to the chin. By using an individualised injectable technique like ‘Happy Face’, dermal filler can be used to lift the corners of the mouth and reduce the depth of marionette lines. Ultimately, ‘Happy Face’ helps to give the skin a naturally youthful appearance by plumping areas of the lower face that are more susceptible to skin laxity and volume loss due to muscle hyperactivity.
If you’re interested in turning back the clock with non-surgical injectable treatments, visit your local Australian Skin Clinics for a complimentary consultation with one of our doctors or registered nurse injectors.