Anti-wrinkle injections can be used to slim the face creating a more heart-shape appearance.
Dermal filler injections that enhance the cheeks can also create a balanced look and feminise facial features.
Anti-wrinkle injections for facial slimming involve treating the Masseter muscles, located near the angle of the jawline, which are the muscles involved in chewing. Strong, bulky masseter muscles can make the face look square-shaped and heavy and more masculine in appearance.
$600 per treatment
The drugs used in anti wrinkle injections are natural, purified protein that relax the muscles responsible for wrinkles. The active ingredients in this drug are derived from bacteria in much the same way as penicillin is derived from mould.This process is carried out under sterile laboratory conditions.
Anti wrinkle drugs are prescription only medicines and are only available from a qualified medical professional.
Anti wrinkle injections are a non-surgical procedure whereby small amounts of the drug are injected into selected facial muscles using a very fine needle. Treatments generally take around 10 minutes to complete. Discomfort is typically minimal and brief, and anaesthetic is usually not required, but available if so. Normal activities can be resumed immediately post procedure with the only restrictions being no strenuous exercise or lying down flat for 4 hours.
It takes 2-3 days for the treatment to start taking affect and up to 2 weeks for the full effect to be evident.
Treatment results last anywhere between 6-9 months for facial slimming injections.
For the majority of patients, any side effects are temporary and limited to the area that has been injected.
Possible side effects include pain, burning or stinging; bruising, swelling or redness at the injection site; local muscle weakness and skin tightness; tingling sensation, headaches, nausea and flu-like symptoms.
There is very little downtime with anti-wrinkle injections. After your procedure, you can return to your day-to-day activities straight away.
Enhancing the cheeks with dermal filler can assist in creating the heart shape face and a feminine facial features. Widening the cheek bones can create the illusion of a slimmer face and softer jawline.
Pricing: $675-$700 per ml (1-2 mls required depending on individual needs)
Dermal Fillers are the smart and easy way to add volume and smoothness to your skin. The fillers we use are based on a hyaluronic acid gel that closely resembles the body's own natural acids which draw water into the skin.
Dermal fillers used for cheek enhancement are long lasting (between 12-24 months), depending on the individual.
Dermal filler gel containing hyaluronic acid and lidocaine(local anaesthetic) is injected into or below the skin to smooth wrinkles, enhance lips and restore facial volume loss due to ageing.
Dermal filler injections produce instant results and usually take 15-30 minutes to perform.
There is usually mild discomfort in the form of a stinging sensation as the needle penetrates the skin.
Most dermal fillers these days contain local anaesthetic to reduce injection discomfort so they essential numb the area during the injections.
There are a number of other ways to reduce injection discomfort:
Reported dermal filler side effects include injection site redness, pain, firmness, swelling, lumps and bumps, bruising, itching or discolouration. In the vast majority of cases, these effects are temporary and usually resolve within a week.
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