If You Are Planning Lip Fillers Or Dermal Fillers Then Knowledge Is Key
We have many patients visit our Leeds City Centre based skin clinic and ask us about dermal filler treatments and lip fillers, and how they can benefit them?
It is, of course, a subjective choice as to whether you feel this medical procedure is for you but what we can tell you is that lip fillers and dermal fillers have restored many of our patients self-confidence and being able to deliver this positive attitude of self-worth is a one of the best parts of our job!
We believe many of our patients can relate to the feeling of overall ageing, facial volume loss and changes happening to the structures of the face. Over time the middle section of the face begins to “fall down” whilst the underlying bone gets reabsorbed and the deep fat compartments begin to reduce in size. This coupled with skin changes, loss of elastin and collagen make us feel less youthful and create shadows on the face, which are associated with age.
I believe it important to recognise we are all going to age and therefore it important not to obsess over every line and wrinkle. I explain to all my patients that achieving a natural look of around 10 years younger is a sensible and achievable result which will have your friends, family and colleagues wondering what your secret is without giving the game away that you have had lip filler treatments or dermal filler treatments.
On the other hand the approach we take to my younger patients is slightly different. Our younger patients often feel that they lack contour, definition and sometimes balanced proportions to their face. This is simply about enhancing the natural beauty already there by evening asymmetries, creating beautiful angles to the face and volumisation. so again, there is a role for lip fillers and dermal filler treatments, but to achieve a different outcome.
Dermal fillers have come along way and now with the Resilient Hyaluronic Acid dermal filler Teosyal range (RHA), it is possible to achieve the most natural of looks whether you are addressing ageing concerns or are looking for an enhancement.
The reason why Resilient hyaluronic acid dermal fillers give such a natural appearance is that they are designed to stretch and bend within the skin and therefore sit within the skin tissue with no give away that the result is from dermal fillers treatments. This also means that the longevity of the product is increased as it is not under the same force from dynamic movement as traditional fillers.
“With Lip Fillers and Dermal Fillers - Education is key”
Anatomical understanding is absolutely imperative in ensuring results are natural and appropriate with only evidence based techniques used. It is also to ensure that the procedures carried out are as safe as possible.
We at Serenity Aesthetics, Leeds know that knowledge is key and therefore every year we invest heavily in the most advanced education possible in our industry. Our latest education involves a 10 month course with industry leader, Dr Lee Walker. Not only has he founded the Northern Aesthetic Practitioner Group but he is a key speaker for Teosyal and a member of the board of Save Face. His contributions to our field are formidable. His Mentorship course is seen as one of the most advanced to complete in our field.
With many advanced courses lasting just one day and practitioners able to offer injectables after completing a foundation one day course, we strive to standout from the crowd.
How can dermal fillers be applied to me?
Below are two examples of a recent cases.
This patient wanted to enhance her own features and the result shown was built up over multiple visits.
Dermal filler injections were applied to the midface/ cheek sections, the chin and the lips. As you can see the result is very natural but has given more contour to the cheeks, lifted the jowl area and has given a more proportioned and oval appearance to the face. Approximately 4.5mL of product have been used throughout her journey.
This wonderful patient has been told by friends and colleagues that they could not put their fingers on what is was this patient had done. We believe she looks amazing! Please note the after picture is immediately after treatment. The results will continue to improve over the course of 4 weeks.
The next patient had very clear tear troughs, with midface/ cheek flattening and jowls. Dermal filler injections were applied to the cheek area only but by careful consideration of anatomy, the tear troughs and jowls have also been visually improved, not just the cheek area.
You will also observe that the corners of the mouth have also been impacted and look more elevated. This is an area that many of patients are concerned with. This demonstrates that it is not a case of treating each individual concern as a separate entity.
By understanding the ageing process correctly and the anatomy multiple areas can be addressed without becoming a “line chaser”. Approximately 3mL of product have been used here. Again, the after picture is immediately after treatment. The results will continue to improve over the course of 4 weeks.
As you can see, lip fillers and dermal fillers do not have to give you that Jackie Stallone appearance. We will always strive to give you the best possible results.
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Sunscreen Is A Very Important Part Of Skincare
We see so many patients in our Leeds skin clinic, seeking skincare advice, who are not using a daily sunscreen even in our miserable
weather or patients who like to get a tan as they feel it makes them look healthy. We are
sorry to tell you, but there is no such thing as a healthy tan and it is important that you
understand the sun’s impact on your skin, after all, you wear it every day.
Short term sun damage presents as sunburn. Long term unprotected sun exposure causes
gradual damage to skin known as sun damage, and accounts for around 90% of the signs of
UVB rays are the main cause of sunburn because they damage the skin’s more superficial
epidermal layers and also play a big part in the development of skin cancer. These rays vary
according to the weather conditions, being more intense on a hot summers day.
UVA rays are present every day of the year at equal intensity during daylight hours. These
rays penetrate into the deeper skin layers affecting collagen, elastin and blood vessels.
An SPF of 30 blocks 96.7% of UV rays so only allowing 3.3% to pass through, compared with
an SPF of 15 which blocks 93.3%, allowing 6.7% through, which is twice as much.
It is therefore extremely important that you purchase ‘broad spectrum’ sunscreens to
ensure you are protected from both the UVA and UVB rays. There has been an increase in
skin cancer rates in North America, which may be down to UVB focused sunscreens, which
will prevent burning but will increase your risk of UVA damage.
There are two types of sunscreen filters, chemical and physical. Chemical sunscreen filters
are made up of small particles that are absorbed into the skin, with dozens of studies done
in the last decade showing the harmful effects these have. Many sunscreen chemicals are
known/suspected hormone disruptors, allergens and carcinogens. Not only do they have
this health implications but they do damage to the environment when washed off in the
sea, killing marine life and damaging reefs.
Sunscreen is also needed to protect the skin from free radicals. Free radicals damage our
skin by damaging our DNA. Typical sunscreens only protect up to 55% from free radicals.
Alumier sunscreens are packed with different types of antioxidants for a full range of
protection and only use physical filters to give you the safest protection. They are also free
from parabens, petrolatum, mineral oil and dyes. Sunscreen is recognised that the most
effective cosmeceutical used to prevent and reverse the signs of ageing is sunscreen.
The top tips from Serenity Aesthetics Skin Clinic for staying safe in the sun are:
1. Limit your sun exposure- Stay out of the sun between 11am-4pm.
2. Cover up- Wear sunglasses and a hat.
3. Use enough sunscreen- Wear it every day and use around ¼ tsp for your face.
4. Timing- Apply sunscreen 15 minutes before going out.
5. Reapply- reapply every 3 hours if you are outside for long periods and reapply after
swimming, washing, sweating.
Alumier sunscreens come in a travel friendly 60mL bottle and costs just £35. A range
of tints and sunscreens are available to suit your skin needs as we appreciate one
size does not fit all. Our favourite is the sheer hydration giving a glow to the face,
available in a tinted and non-tinted version. Alumier also offer a matte sunscreen for
those that are the more oily skin type. For those that suffer with sever breakouts and
acne, the clear shield sunscreen is a non-comedogenic, ensuring that it does not clog
pores and lead to further breakouts, like so many sunscreens do.
For purchases or for a FREE full skin consultation and assessment contact Serenity
Aesthetics Skin Clinic on 01138214565 or email email@example.com
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