Facial Rejuvenation and Sculpting with Dermal Filler in Lytham and St. Annes

How can facial sculpting with facial filler help me look my best?

We all want to look and feel our best, to achieve this it is important to first embrace what you love about yourself, but also to enhance what you want.

Beauty is classically defined by symmetry, balance and harmony and these are all influenced by how well your features work in combination. Many of us feel however that the balance or symmetry of our facial features is not in harmony and that a subtle enhancement may help us achieve a more beautiful appearance. It may be that you have an area that has always concerned you e.g., thin lips or lack of jaw definition, or it may be that over time you have noticed a change to the shape of your face e.g. sagging jowls or under eye hollows.

Whatever your concerns are there is a facial sculpting treatment using dermal fillers that can help you achieve the look you desire. Popular areas for treatment include cheek contouring, adding volume to lips and adding definition to chin and jaw.

How do facial sculpting treatments work?

Facial sculpting treatments use dermal fillers injected under the skin in precise sequences at specific locations to enhance and define facial features.

Facial or Hyaluronic acid fillers are a versatile gel like product containing a synthetic non animal based version of hyaluronic acid that is stabilised by cross linked molecules. Results are seen instantly, although for some treatments the optimal effects may be seen after a course of treatments. Over time the fillers are slowly but naturally absorbed by the body. This generally occurs over a period of 9-24 months depending on the area treated and the type of filler.

Are facial filler injections safe?

How safe a treatment is depends on both the training of the person administering that treatment and on the safety profile of the product used.

Like all medical procedures there are potential side effects, although these are mainly minor and temporary. These will all be discussed in detail with you at your consultation. Dr. Taylors advanced level training in this area significantly reduces the chance of any side effects or complications by precise injection techniques, thorough knowledge of facial anatomy and attention to safety details.

The products used in Dr Taylors clinic are carefully chosen for their safety profile. Only the highest quality products from trusted manufacturers are used at the clinic. Each product will be prescribed and administered for your use.

Juvederm® by Allergan facial filler products are made using advanced technology and have an established safety profile. There are potential side effects although these are mainly minor and temporary, they will be discussed in detail with you at your consultation before any treatment takes place. The dermal fillers injections are fully reversible if you are unhappy with the effect.

Facial sculpting treatments by
Dr Clare Taylor

I believe that the most successful facial sculpting results are obtained only after in-depth consultation and thorough facial assessment, focussing on the results you would like to achieve.

Although there may be one specific area of your face that you’re looking to enhance it is important to take a holistic approach using the science of beauty to achieve symmetry, balance and harmony of your features. I aim to use a combination of subtle enhancements to achieve a naturally enhanced look that gives a big overall difference.

At your initial consultation, we will discuss your concerns and the results that you would like to achieve, and I will ask questions relating to your medical history, previous aesthetic treatments and lifestyle. This will be followed by a thorough examination and explanation of the best treatment options along with a consideration of your budget. This will all be entirely confidential and there is no obligation to proceed with treatment. If you do wish to proceed however this can often be done within the same appointment or a can be arranged at a time in the future to suit you.

There are a number of different dermal filler products on the market (e.g. Juvederm®, Restylane, Teosyal). My preferred range is Juvederm® by Allergan, it is the world’s leading brand of Hyaluronic acid facial filler and I believe it to be the safest and most reliable product to achieve the best results for my clients. The Juvederm® range utilises two technologies Hylacross® in the Ultra range and VycrossTM. The Ultra range is an excellent product with well-established results and trusted technology that lasts around 9-12 months depending on the area being treated. VycrossTM is a premium range using advanced technology to enhance duration and enable thorough tissue integration for incredibly natural looking and feeling results that last.

Most treatments involve a series of small injections that are performed in a precise sequence at specific facial locations. I aim to minimise any discomfort during these injections by using expert injection techniques and local anaesthesia where needed. A slight redness to the skin is usually seen for a short time but bruising is uncommon and usually fades quickly. Most clients are able to continue with their day after leaving the clinic without anybody noticing. More serious side effects are rare and will be discussed with you at your consultation before any treatment takes place. Results for filler injections are usually seen instantly but for some combination treatments the optimal effects may only be seen after a course of appointments. Treatments times vary but are generally between 20 and 60 minutes per appointment.

After your treatment you will be given comprehensive aftercare instructions and a follow up appointment will be arranged, ideally after around 2 weeks. Important things to consider are that it is advisable to avoid extremes of temperature, doing strenuous exercise, applying make-up and alcohol consumption for a short time after. We would be happy to tailor the timings of your treatment to take these factors into account.

Lip Restoration and Upper Lip Lines

Natural, youthful lips are balanced and full with defined borders and without lines or puckering. As we age however it is common to lose some of the volume, definition or symmetry we once had and to gain lines above the top lip. Skilled assessment using the principles of the golden ratio followed by careful and precise injections of advanced facial fillers can be used to restore and redefine the beautiful proportions of your lips and to smooth lines. Skin booster injections can also be used successfully to smooth upper lip lines.

Cheek contouring

Rounded, plump cheeks and defined cheekbones are a sign of youth and beauty. They are also key to the structure of the face, supporting the eye area and lower face and one of the first places that we lose volume with age. Carefully placed advanced facial filler injections can be used to augment your natural look by adding volume to the beauty points and creating the ideal heart shaped face. It can also be used to restore volume where it has been lost creating a lifting effect to other areas in the face.

Chin and Jaw definition

The ideal chin and jawline has crisp angles and is free of lines, shadows, curves and dimples. The perfect shape is defined by the golden ratio in relation to the proportions of your face and is different for men and women. A strong chin and defined jawline in men is one of the facial features which is most associated with masculinity and strength. In women however a tapered face with a small chin and heart shape is key to feminine beauty.

Gravity and ageing can have a significant effect in these areas with skin sagging and drooping around the jawline leading to jowls. The chin can also change shape with age by lifting, shortening and dimpling. Advanced long-lasting dermal fillers can be used to build up the chin and jawline to enhance shape and definition or to improve sagginess and jowls in the jawline caused by loose or ageing skin.

The eye area and tear trough

The eyes are the most prominent and expressive feature of the face and beautiful eyes are key to attractiveness. There are many aspects to the area around the eyes (under eye skin or tear trough, eyelids, eyebrow and eyelashes) and each contributes to a beautiful youthful look. Aging, emotional state and lifestyle can all take their toll in this area in particular, leading to dark circles and bags, wrinkles and thinning eyelashes and eyebrows. It is a delicate and complex area, however, so requires careful assessment to identify your core concern and advanced technical skills to achieve the best results.

Dark circles and under eye bags require sophisticated delicate treatments and thorough consultation. Assessment of skin quality and diagnosing the nature of the problem is key to successful treatment and high-quality results. Tear trough fillers and skin boosters are both excellent treatments for this area. A combination with cheek filler is often recommended for optimal results. Advanced facial filler or skin boosters are precisely injected under the skin of the lower eyelid and the area under the eye leading to plumping of hollows and rejuvenation of under eye skin. Skin boosters can also help to lighten colour in dark circles and improve the texture of thin crepey under eye skin.

Injections to relax facial muscles using Botulinum toxin (Botox®) also give great results in the eye area. Relaxation in the area of the crow’s feet lines is one of the most popular treatments that successfully brightens tired looking eyes. More advanced applications of these injections can also be used to reduce lines and wrinkles under the eyes. These injections use a prescribed medication and will only be considered as a treatment option after thorough consultation and assessment.

Treatments to create lift in the eyebrows to reduce sagging and creasing of the eyelid can also rejuvenate the eye area. This can be achieved with both Botox® and advanced facial fillers using cannula injection technique for safety.

Creams and serums can also work wonders for the skin around the eyes and for lashes and brows. Preferred products offered at the clinic by Dr. Taylor are Obagi Elastiderm eye and the Revitalash® cosmetics. These are chosen for their high quality and scientifically proven results, Dr Taylor is an approved UK stockist for both ranges.

  • Obagi Elastiderm® eye treatments help revitalise the delicate skin around the eyes, reducing the appearance of fine lines and improving the elasticity and firmness.
  • Revitalash® is a premium and well proven lash and brow serum perfect for those seeking fuller longer looking lashes and defined full brows without the high maintenance. It delivers scientifically advanced BioPeptin Complex® technology, revitalising extracts and nutritive vitamins to improve condition, strengthen and shine in lases and brows.

Nose to mouth lines (nasolabial lines)

One of the first signs of ageing that many of us notice is lines or shadows appearing from nose to mouth, often referred to as nasolabial lines. The cause of these lines and shadows is loss of volume and structure, not just from the area itself but often from supporting structures higher up in the face such as the cheeks. Dermal filler can be used to successfully treat these lines both directly and indirectly. Direct treatments involve carefully placed injections into the lines themselves to replace lost volume and smooth shadows. Another approach to treating these lines involves using filler to sculpt and lift in other precisely chosen areas, often including the cheek area or aspects of the 8-point lift technique.

Liquid Facelift or 8-Point Lift

The liquid facelift or 8 Point lift is a bespoke facial rejuvenation treatment for those who want to reverse the signs of ageing and revitalise their entire face rather than focus on one or two areas.If you find yourself looking in the mirror and wishing you could just lift the skin your lower face a little then this is the treatment for you.

Visible skin sagging in the lower face as we age is usually a symptom of volume loss and changing facial proportions higher up in the face. This cutting edge treatment protocol uses facial filler in specific anchor points around the face to create lift and facial rejuvenation in a holistic way. Previously results like this would only have been possible with a surgical facelift. The liquid facelift however offers similar results that can be seen immediately with minimal downtime and at a significantly lower cost.

This skilful procedure requires advanced level training and is one of Dr Taylor’s specialist areas within aesthetics. A thorough knowledge of the anatomy of ageing and the mechanics of facial structure are particularly important for optimal results in this treatment. Each procedure is individually tailored to you after a thorough consultation and assessment.

The procedure is usually split over 2 or sometimes 3 treatment sessions. Carefully placed filler to replace lost structure and create lift is the first session. This is then followed by more superficially placed filler, where needed, to target specific residual lines and wrinkles. The result is a naturally lifted more youthful, fresh look.

Combining the liquid facelift with other injectables for facial rejuvenation can also be used very successfully. The packages offered by Dr Taylor address the multi-dimensional needs of the facial tissues and skin as it ages and deliver superior, longer lasting results.

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