Sunday, 30 August 2015

Part 20 Q: You’re not a fan of the “Y” Lift. What is it and what should we be weary of?

A Y Lift is the name given to a pattern of injections administered to the face to plump up the cheeks and remove the signs of ageing from the lower face. Does it work? Yes it does, but it’s a recipe book approach to anti wrinkle injections where you inject in a certain way to create a lift. It’s a technique that’s been developed that lots of doctors can use, which is good in that sense. 
The average injector can produce a decent result, but it doesn’t take into consideration your personal features or face shape. Instead, by skilfully adding anti wrinkle injections you can harmonise the face so that when people look at you they think ‘wow you look good but I just don’t know why.’

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Part 19 Q: What are some mistakes that you see other doctors making with injectables?

Overdoing it. Less is more. Once you’ve crossed that line and it no longer looks natural, it detracts from your beauty. That is probably the biggest thing, plus not understanding the very intricate parts of the anatomy means their patients don’t get the best out of their anti wrinkle injections. They might get rid of the frown lines in the middle of the forehead, but the brows look heavy as a result and so you’re making a trade off. 
With a better understanding of the anatomy you can have your cake and eat it too!

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Part 18 Q: Explain injectables. What are your options?

Sculptra is a little more permanent but not as precise so I prefer not to use this type of injectable. When I do something I want absolute precision and you don’t get that with Sculptra. There are more reliable injectables, such as fat replacement and hyaluronic acid.

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Part 17 Q: Explain injectables. What are your options?

Fat replacement 

Fat replacement has gotten better and better over the years. Previously when you would take fat from one area and inject it somewhere else, you would often get a lot of swelling and bruising in the area it was being injected into. It still produces some swelling and is less precise that dermal fillers, but it’s good for significant augmentations in the cheeks and the lower face. People who have had significant weight loss or people who have exercised so much that their face is looking very empty often need fat replacement in their lower face.

Monday, 3 August 2015

Part 16 Q: Explain injectables. What are your options?

Hyaluronic acid
We use hyaluronic acid in our dermal fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a completely naturally occurring substance that is found in all of our cells and all of our organs. It’s part of the human body and your body manufacturs its own hyaluronic acid. When we use it in injectables it actually stimulates the production of your own hyaluronic acid as well as collagen. It’s very bio compatible, which is why we have very few problems when using dermal fillers. Hyaluronic acid comes in two different properties, stiff and soft, and we use each one differently depending on what area we’re injecting them into. A stiffer, thicker hyaluronic acid is used during a chin augmentation or a non-surgical rhinoplasty. If we’re treating finer lines or soft tissue like the lips, or getting rid of the dark circles under eyes, we use a softer product of hyaluronic acid.