Many other factors can compound these issues beyond just the passing of time. Genetics, weight loss, sun damage, past injury or acne scarring can all play a part. We can all notice the effects of this on the face especially in terms of volume loss. Skin laxity in the cheek and chin area leads to lower face drop and unnecessary sagging. Loss of volume can also manifest itself in hollowness in the cheeks. This can change the shape of your face from being naturally more oval or heart shaped to a square share that is more indicative of age.

There are new ways that we are able to address these issues using hyaluronic acid (HA) as well as (PLLA) and (PCO) based fillers. HA dermal fillers with different levels of viscosity are used to lift, to lift and fill or to fill hollows and lines. PLLA and PCO fillers stimulate the body’s own collagen production to achieve a similar long term results.

When using all types of fillers the most important aspect of treatment generally lies in the techniques employed by skilled professionals. Safety must be the primary objective to avoid intravascular issues, scarring, necrosis and even blindness.

The type of filler, the technique, as well as the area injected are all integral to optimum treatment. The use of a cannula instead of a syringe at the correct facial entry point can minimise potential risks. Today I’ll be lecturing again at the CCR on another hot topic: non-invasive fat reduction and body contouring. Watch this space for more information on this topic I’ll be sharing with you: What’s New and True in Lypolysis.