Fillers

 

Fillers and Facial Rejuvenation

 

There are a variety of fillers – sometimes referred to as “dermal fillers”, that are available for use in reversing the changes associated with aging in the face, neck, and body.  

Aging affects all our tissues including the skin, fat, muscles and the bony skeleton. Restoring a youthful appearance is best approached through an understanding of what has brought about the sagging of the soft tissues and the thinning of the skin.

At one time it was common to try to reverse the signs of aging by filling lines and folds, but we now understand that restoration of the facial support framework is a more sound and successful approach. As a result, this will lift the sagging and collapsed areas of the face. Once this has been done, treatment to improve skin quality and the expert placement of fillers in the remaining lines and folds will produce a more effective overall rejuvenation of the face. Correct placement of fillers should provide a very natural enhancement and avoid bizarre or unsuitable results.

Fillers and Facial enhancement

 

Enhancement of areas such as the cheeks and lips are popular treatments among our clients including younger people who are not showing any visible signs of aging.

Fillers to bring about a change in facial appearance

 

Facial asymmetry is not uncommon and through the careful use of fillers, a successful correction can be made.

Facial Shape

 

People from different ethnicities and cultural backgrounds possess different views of the aesthetic ideal. For example, in the Middle East, a more rounded and fuller lower face is favored whereas in South East Asia, a much narrower lower face is desirable. With lip enhancement, the desired shape and ratio of height of the upper to lower lip may be different according to regional preferences. With attention to a person’s goals, all these changes can be brought about by the careful placement of the filler material.

Enhancement of a weak or recessed chin is commonly requested and it is another area in which a customized correction can readily be made.

The Nose

 

Fillers can be used to correct undesirable nasal features. Lifting of the tip of the nose, improving the shape and contour and narrowing the appearance can all be achieved with the skilled placement of fillers.  These treatments are called a medical rhinoplasty.

Types of Fillers

 

Fillers are used for the loss in volume due to aging, the reduction of lines and the enhancement of facial features such as the lips, nose and chin. We use several types of hyaluronic acid fillers including Belotero®, Restylane®, Stylage®  and Juvederm®.  Hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in the skin. We also use Radiesse™, which is calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres suspended in a gel.

Dr. Rosenthal who has over 20 years of experience, may use several different fillers during a treatment.

The overall result of the use of fillers is the long-lasting reduction of lines and folds and a restoration of more youthful contours. The areas, such as temples and cheeks, that are hollowed due to aging, can be refilled. See the section on Soft Lift™ in which fillers are used to provide amazing results in obtaining an immediate youthful and fresh look that may take years off your appearance.

Dr. Rosenthal is a physician that has been extensively educated in the process of using fillers. Many of our clients remark on her attention to detail, her artistic ‘eye’ in regaining a more youthful look, her experience and overall skill in obtaining natural-looking results.

Looking for deep skin hydration and improved skin quality?

 

We use Restylane®Skinboosters as a treatment which is also known as hydrolifting and hydrofilling to promote a youthful and radiant glow. This treatment rejuvenates the skin by hydrating and stimulating the production of elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid.
The skin feels smoother, softer and is wonderfully radiant.

Consultations

 

A consultation is required prior to your treatment with Dr. Rosenthal. During the consult, you will be assessed and advised on the details of the treatment.

Conditions

Tear Trough or Hollowing Under the Eyes

The area under the eyes is generally where the earliest signs of aging appear. It is here where we find the thinnest skin in our body. Age related loss of collagen accelerated by factors such as sun exposure and smoking result in the early appearance of fine lines and “crepey”...

Age-related facial changes

Deterioration of the skin becomes apparent when we age. This is due to the effects of the sun and results in the skin becoming thinner and losing strength, hydration and elasticity. Brown spots can appear as can the appearance of small veins and large pores. The skin loses its smoothness...

Crow’s feet

Crow's feet are dynamic wrinkles that are most apparent when the facial muscles are smiling or the eyes are squinting. These lines radiating from the corners of the eyes can be one of the earliest signs of age-related facial changes. A deterioration in the quality of the skin, such as...

Lax Skin

Lax skin (loose sagging skin) along with folds and wrinkles on the face and body typically can be the cause of the aging process or sun exposure. In addition, rapid loss of weight can also result in lax skin. There are a number of Lax skin treatments available in Victoria...

Loss of Lip Volume

Loss of lip volume occurs over time. As a result, thinner lips with poor edge definition and a down turning of the lip corners. Vertical lines above the lip (smoker's lines) and creases in the lower lip may also occur.

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Wrinkles and Fine Lines

Wrinkles, fine lines, and skin folds are a result of changes in the skin that develop naturally with time but are significantly accelerated by sun exposure and cigarettes. The skin becomes thinner and drier from the effect of the loss of collagen, elasticity and moisture retaining proteins. Changes in the...

Hands

Turn back the "hands of time". Unless you wear gloves at all times, your hands will show the telltale signs of aging.  Age related changes to the hands include brown spots, dehydration, thinned and sun damaged skin, as well as the loss of fat - making bones, tendons, and veins...