As we get older, natural substances such as elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid that are responsible for skin elasticity and volume, decrease. This causes your youthful skin to wrinkle and sag. To compound this process further, sun and other factors such as cigarette smoking, speed up the depletion of these essential elements.
At Vice we use high quality hyaluronic acid dermal fillers manufactured by the leading pharmaceutical company Allergan. These fillers are long-lasting, have an excellent safety profile, give very natural looking results and are entirely reversible.
Dermal fillers are most commonly used to treat lines around the mouth, such as smile lines and smoker’s lines, as well as to add fullness to the lip (lip augmentation).
Dermal fillers are also the best way to enhance facial features by adding definition to cheekbones, diminishing the appearance of a downturned mouth and can even be used for chin augmentation, jawline contouring and to fill temple hollows.
Dermal fillers come with an inbuilt anaesthetic, which eliminates the need for a local anaesthetic injection. Instead, numbing cream is applied to the area prior to treatment and the dermal filler is then injected to lift and plump.
After the Treatment
There is minimal redness and swelling post-treatment, and mineral makeup can be applied immediately. By the following day, these side effects have generally completely resolved. There may be minor bruising in the area, which can also be covered. The effects of dermal fillers last from 12 to 24 months on average, depending on the type of filler used.
The Next Step
Contact Vice Aesthetics to discuss the best cosmetic dermal filler treatment for your needs, via our online contact form, or on (08) 9384 1737
Chin enhancement is one of the fasting growing and most popular areas we inject with dermal fillers. Up to 3 to 4 mL of dermal filler may be required to give ultimate results however this is done in a gradual process and results are visible even with 1 to 2 mL of filler. Correcting chin deficiencies can have an amazing effect on facial aesthetics, changing the shape of the face bringing it into harmony and even improving the appearance of the lips.
The most popular options for chin enhancement are chin lengthening and chin definition.
Chins can be lengthened to give a longer appearance to the face. This is particularly popular amongst those with round faces who which is achieve a more aesthetically pleasing oval appearance of their face.
Chin volume can also be increased and defined with dermal fillers. This is an excellent non-surgical option for those those with a “weak” chin which can occur due to underlying bone structure and dentition. While surgical chin implants can correct this problem as well, dermal fillers are a less invasive option that is easy to touch up and alter and does not involve the risks of surgery. Results last up to 24 months.
A small amount of wrinkle relaxer is sometimes added to achieve optimal chin results and reduces the orange peel appearance that the chin muscle can sometimes cause.
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.
Dermal fillers can help to improve the appearance of a downturned mouth also known as the the oral commissures or marionette lines.
These lines can result factors including age, genetics or over-active “grimace” muscles pulling the mouth downward. A downturned or sagging mouth often conveys sadness and a negative, tired and worn out look.
Dermal fillers can be used to treat this region leading to a more appealing positive appearance. Dermal fillers injected into this region correct and redirect the downward corners of the mouth providing more natural fullness to the lower face. The correction provides immediate improvement and a refreshed appearance usually lasting up to 12 months.
Jawlines are another area that gives away our age. Younger individuals will have a smooth straight jawline but as we age the jawline starts to jowl. The appearance of jowls can be corrected with dermal fillers and minor lifting can be achieved by injection into the pre-auricular area (the area in front of the ears that you pull on to give you the little lift you’d love!).
Jawline contouring is also popular among men who wish is achieve a more defined jaw and in women who feel their jaw is excessively weak.
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.
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
Temple Hollowing is the loss of volume in the temple area, part of the natural ageing process of the face. Primarily it is the result of loss of fat however loss of bone, soft tissue, and muscle also contribute.
Losing volume in the temples leads to:
– Lowering of the eyelid and eyebrow
– Loose skin in the area surrounding the eyes and cheeks
– Changes to the overall shape of the face
Filling the temples with dermal filler can help all of these issues. We don’t recommend this as a starting treatment for those new to fillers however for those who have experience with dermal fillers the results can be fantastic.
Generally 1 to 2mLs of dermal filler are required with results lasting up to 2 years.