Juvederm filler is a gel composed of hyaluronic acid which is present naturally in our bodies giving volume to our skin therefore it is very safe to use this filler to replace volume that has been lost. The smoothing effect of filler is instant and adds volume to your skin without affecting your natural expression.
Filler is non-permanent and is absorbed naturally over time. The effects can last from 9 to 18 months with the advanced filler Voluma lasting up to 2 years.
During your consultation with the clinic doctor you will have the opportunity to discuss the individual areas that you would like to have treated.
Lip and perioral fillers
Filler is a wonderful way to rejuvenate ageing changes that occur around the mouth making the lips look young and fresh.
A major factor in the formation of lines around the lips is the thinning of the red part of the lip-or the body of the lip. This can be corrected with Juvederm filler and a special French technique used by the clinic's specialists.
Filler is placed into the body of the lip using a “no needle” cannula which is a beautiful way of doing the treatment as it has virtually zero risk of bruising and it is quite comfortable to have done. Once the lips have some support again they have a better shape and the hydrating properties of the filler give them a moist and luscious look. Quite often, this technique is all that is required to miraculously eliminate lines.
The treatment is made very comfortable with the use of local anaesthetic which may be in the form of numbing cream or a dental type block of the sensation to the lips which makes the experience totally free of any discomfort.
Treating lips is very satisfying as it can go a long way to make the face look younger. If the mouth and lip area has ageing changes your specialist often suggests this be treated before anything else as it will improve the appearance so much.
The photographs shown opposite are examples of results achievable by fillers at Orchard Cosmetic.
Sagging and loss of firmness of the face
Over time, your skin loses its full, firm, youthful appearance. This is the result of a natural ageing process: your skin is damaged, becomes thinner, or loses its natural elasticity. As a result, it becomes loose and starts to wrinkle. Fat tissue, which also helps to fill out your face, is lost, causing skin to sag and further wrinkle. This reduction in skin volume can make your face look thin and narrow, possibly making you appear older than you are. Fortunately, one of the range of Juvederm fillers, Voluma, smooths lines and wrinkles and helps your skin regain a firm and youthful appearance by restoring skin volume you may have naturally lost.
With Voluma, you can restore facial contours and get rid of lines and wrinkles without surgery. Voluma is an injectable material that contains skin-smoothing microparticles to help lift and smooth sagging skin, severe wrinkles, creases and folds.
Voluma, made of hyaluronic acid, is injected into the deep dermis or subcutaneous layer and is ideal in particular for:
Replacing lost volume caused by ageing
Deep folds and wrinkles
Filler Nose Reshape (non-surgical nose job/Rhinoplasty)
Using Fillers the nose contour can be reshaped, bumps can be smoothed and the tip of the nose can be elevated to correct a drooping tip.
Using a french technique with a "Softfil" cannula, the procedure can be carried out with the lowest possible risk of bruising. This is because the cannula is blunt-ended and once inserted through a tiny pinprick in the pre-numbed skin its blunt end does not disturb blood vessels. If there is any bruising this can be camouflaged easily with the excellent duo-pencil available from the clinic.
Chin Recession / Small Chin
Chins can receed as we get older causing dimpling when speaking and also a lax appearance un der the chin and along the jawline. Correcting chin recession with filler gives dramatic results which only requires a top up treatment every 2 years.
As with all treatments, the clinic doctors like their patients to find the experience comfortable and relaxing. Local anaesthetic is used in all patients to pre-numb the skin so there is little if any discomfort.