Cheek Enhancement

Good cheek volume is the cornerstone of a youthful face.  As we age and lose volume in our cheeks this not only makes out cheeks look saggy and sunken, it also contributes to the worsening appearance of many other facial features.  Cheek volume loss will contribute to deeper lower crow’s feet, deeper nasolabial folds and more prominent marionette lines.  The good news is that by re-volumising your cheeks you can also significantly improve all these areas as well as regain your youthful cheek volume.

For younger patients who wish to enhance and contour their cheekbones this treatment is also highly effective.

Results last up to 24 months and generally a minimum of 2 mL of filler is required for optimal results.

 

Lip Enhancement

Full lips are a sought-after feature, given they are usually associated with youth and femininity. But not everyone is blessed with plump lips. Lips also tend to get thinner with age, partly due to accumulated sun exposure, genetics, smoking and the natural reduction of collagen.

Dermal Fillers are an excellent option for lip augmentation.  The filler acts as a lip plumper, adding fullness and definition to the lips and provides long lasting results (up to one year).

Vice are experts in providing lip augmentation treatments. If you are looking for full lips with amazing, natural results (not trout pouts!) we can assist you. We advise our patients to think about the shape, definition and volume of the lips they want to achieve. Photographs of lips you’d love to have are great to bring along to your consultation appointment as this can help communicate the result you are looking for.

Lips will tend to swell significantly on the day of treatment and may take 1 to 2 days to settle and bruising may occur which may take up to 4 days to resolve.

 

Smokers Lines

Smoker’s lines are the vertical lines that appear on your lip line. “Smoker lines” can actually appear whether you smoke or not. Smoking breaks down the production of collagen, which increases the appearance of wrinkles, so it’s good to avoid smoking altogether however it’s certainly not the only cause of these lines.  Underlying dentition structure, genetics, sun damage and excessive pursing of the lips can also contribute to these wrinkles. For the small, vertical lines above the upper lip, wrinkle fillers are a good treatment option. Our dermal fillers  have a smooth consistency, which works well to fill these lines and improve the appearance of the skin around the mouth.  Small doses of wrinkle relaxer in this area may further enhance the results

Crows Feet

Crow’s feet are caused by repeated contraction of the orbicularis oculi muscle which occupies the area around our eyes. Wrinkles relaxers reduce the contraction of this muscle, softening the appearance of deeper wrinkles and eradicating fine lines.  Lower crow’s feet may be due to volume loss in the cheeks in which case dermal fillers to enhance the cheeks may be a more appropriate treatment.

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Forehead Lines

Forehead lines occur due to contraction of the frontalis muscle which occurs when we raise our eyebrows. Wrinkle relaxers reduce the contraction of this muscle softening the appearance of the wrinkles while still maintaining natural movement.

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Forehead lines after

 

 

 

 

 

Forehead Lines Before

Forehead Lines Before

Frown Lines

Frown lines between the eyebrows are due to contraction of the corrugator and procerus muscles. This contraction can occur when we are angry or concentrating or sometimes for no good reason at all, purely out of habit. Over time deep frown creases can develop, making you look permanently grumpy even when you are not.

The frown line is the most commonly treated area of the face at Vice Aesthetics. In many patients results tend to last longer with each subsequent treatment as they break the habit of frowning unnecessarily.

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Brow Lifts

Wrinkle relaxers can be used effectively for brow lifts. Saggy eyelids and hooded eyes can be subtly elevated by injecting wrinkle relaxers into the muscle responsible for pulling down the eyebrow. Relaxing this muscle allows the forehead muscles to elevate, opening up the eyes and creating the effect of a ’brow lift’ to diminish the ’tired eye’ appearance and provide a more refreshed “awake” appearance. Not all candidates are suitable for the procedure however it is a much less invasive alternative that is worth a try before proceeding to surgical procedures.

Face Slimming

Face Slimming can occur by injecting the masseter muscles of the jaw wrinkle relaxers can be used to treat bruxism and slim the face, enhancing the appearance of the cheekbones.

The masseters are the muscles along the jaw that enable us to clench and grind our teeth. These muscles can increase in size as we age adding bulkiness to the jaw and creating the appearance of a wider, squarer shaped face.

Injecting wrinkle relaxers into the masseter muscles causes the muscle to significantly reduce in size, slimming the lower face, creating an aesthetically pleasing angle of the jaw and enhancing the cheekbones. There is minimal swelling and redness at the time of injection and full effects are usually evident within 6 weeks with results lasting several months.

 

Neck bands

Neck Bands

Neck bands are areas of increased muscle tension within the muscles of the neck and can also appear when smiling ruining many an otherwise lovely photo! These can be easily reduced by the virtually painless injection of wrinkle relaxers into the band to reduce muscle tension.

 

 

Elimination of “popply” or dimply chins

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Wrinkle relaxers can be used effectively to eliminate the appearance of ‘popply’ or dimply chins. For this treatment wrinkle relaxers are injected into the mentalis muscle, which is responsible for the popply, orange peel appearance of the chin. This treatment also reduces the appearance of the horizontal chin crease and reduces the mass of the chin muscle, which can increase with age

 

 

Microdermabrasion

The ultimate in non-invasive skin resurfacing, this state-of-the-art resurfacing procedure gently removes blemishes and imperfections, revealing a softer and more glowing complexion.

A sterile diamond tipped wand is used to gently abrade the top layer of skin, while vacuuming off the skin debris; dirt and dead skin build up.

Benefits of treatment also include diminished pore size, reduced appearance of fine lines and a glowing, luminous skin quality

Peels

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Do you suffer from dull tired looking skin, pigmentation, enlarged pores or facial blemishes? These are very common issues, and the great news is that they are easily treatable with a course of peels at Vice!

As we age our skin cell turnover rate begins to slow down resulting in a buildup of the outer damaged skin layers and a subsequent dull looking complexion. In addition fine lines, uneven skin tone and pigmentation all contribute to making us look older than we would like.

Peels are non-invasive treatments that can greatly improve the appearance of the skin by eliminating these outer skin layers revealing glowing, luminous skin and preventing further damage by enhancing the overall health of the skin.

Peels can be applied at fortnightly or monthly intervals for maximum results.

Achieving healthier skin through peeling will also prolong the results of your injectable and laser treatments.

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At an initial consult will determine your skin needs and the appropriate course of peels to address these concerns. A two-week skin preparation period with appropriate cosmeceutical products is required to minimise the risk of side effects and downtime after the peel. Cold sore prophylaxis may also be required for people who suffer from cold sores.

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Not at all! Downtime is minimal to none with the peels performed at Vice Aesthetic and after an application of mineral make-up by our in-house make-up artist you will be ready to go about your day-to-day activities. SPF coverage is essential after the peel and avoiding any major sun exposure is advised.

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Results will gradually become more apparent over your course of peels and can include improved skin texture and luminosity, reduction in the appearance of hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone, reduction in pore size and acne, smoother, brighter-looking skin and enhanced skin hydration.

Peels do not address concerns such as facial broken capillaries, rosacea or very dark sunspots however these concerns can all be addressed by our gold standard vascular laser the Candela Vbeam Perfecta Deeper lines and folds will require treatment with wrinkle relaxers and/or dermal fillers for optimal results.

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Lactobotanical Peel

Treats: Dull lifeless skin, epidermal pigmentation, congested skin, blackheads and acne, dehydrated skin, sun-damage

Contains: L-Lactic Acid

Number of treatments: A course of 6 peels is recommended, with each peel 2 weeks apart.

Procedure time: 30 minutes

Downtime: None

Pricing: $115 per peel / Course of 6 peels for $495

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Timeless Peel

Treats: Sun damage and pigmentation

Contains: Vitamin A, L-ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) and Lactic Acid

Number of treatments: A course of 3 peels is recommended with each peel 4 weeks apart.

Procedure time: 45 minutes

Down-time: Mild redness on day of treatment easily coverage with mineral make-up application

Pricing: $295 per peel / Course of 3 peels for $750

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Pigment Punch Clarity Peel

Treats: Hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, age spots.

Contains: Alpha & beta hydroxyl acids, Vitamin C and Tyrostat.

Procedure time: 30 minutes

Number of treatments: A course of 3 peels is recommended with each peel 4 weeks apart.

Down-time: Mild redness on day of treatment easily coverage with mineral make-up application

Pricing: $150.00 per peel / Course of 3 peels for $350.00

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For more information or to book an initial consultation please contact our office on 9384 1737 or email [email protected]

Décolleté Pads

Chest lines in the décolletage can form as a result of lying on the side when sleeping, sun damage, ageing & gravity.

Décolleté pads were developed after the healing properties of silicone on scar tissue were observed. They prevent chest muscles and skin from forming wrinkly chest skin while sleeping, as well as smoothing existing wrinkles while awake. Décolleté pads can produce a dramatic noticeable improvement to your décolletage after just one to two nights of use.

Simply place the pads in the décolletage at night, and then wake up in the morning to a wrinkle-free appearance!

The Décolleté Pad is made of 100% medical grade silicone and is typically placed on the chest at night and removed in the morning however it can be used at any time of the day. Décolleté Pads are a non-invasive means of repairing chest lines & does not contain latex, urethanes or adhesives. They last between 30-60 days depending on the frequency of use.