Often I hear the remark “I feel like everything is falling down!” usually accompanied with a set of hands pulling up the sides of the face!!
As we age, we gradually lose both bone and our soft tissue. In particularly, when we lose our cheekbone platform, our soft cheeks which once was able to be supported starts to slide down creating a deeper nasolabial fold and jowls. In addition, marionette lines (lines from the mouth corners to the jawline) giving us a sad clown appearance starts to form as we age. This is why when we lie back and look at ourselves, we regain back several years with our soft cheeks sitting back up where they once used to be.
This bony loss can be replaced with a synthetic hyaluronic acid filler (hyaluronic acid naturally found throughout the body). To recreate a natural supportive cheekbone – the best way is to gently place a good supporting filler directly over the cheekbones. It is the carefully moulded over the cheekbone in order to create a natural support to the soft cheeks sitting above.
At CCM, being able to package multiple fillers in one treatment allows one to be able to rejuvenate our facial structure as a whole into a more youthful natural looking self more cost effectively.
One of the most popular package is our 3 and 4 pack filler which is a great place to start to revolumise and lift our midcheeks. This ultimately softens our nasolabial folds (as opposed to just filling in the nasolabial line), as well as reduce the jowls. Often the marionette region (the area surrounding the sides of our chin) is treated at the same time with different fillers, which further supports this region from collapsing inwards as we continue to age and our chin starts to recede.
In order to be able to rejuvenate the mid and lower face at the same time, surprisingly not many needles is required when cannulas are used. Only several tiny injections for the local anaesthetic is all that is usually required to allow the cannulas to gently place the fillers. By using the cannula technique, it means less needles, which means less bruising and discomfort.
Unlike anti-wrinkle injections, the effects from fillers is immediate and last around 18 months to 2 years with topping up every now and then as the years go by. Most people have some mild swelling immediately post procedure which gradually reduces over 2-3 days.
If this is something that you have been thinking about, feel free to get in touch with us at CCM.