Recently, UK Girl Group Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding announced she would never consider cosmetic surgery again after having lip fillers injected earlier in the year. The 29-year-old has said that these injections were a ‘mistake’, noting, “I won’t have any more surgery. I experimented with my looks and it was a huge mistake. It’s embarrassing what I did to my face.” But while fillers, whether for the lips or other parts of the face can look unnatural. There are some simple rules to follow to ensure your cosmetic enhancements look as natural as possible.
There is a whole range of dermal fillers now on the market. These simple injectables are able to plump sagging skin, create a full sexy pout, or even reshape and enhance facial contours. But just what is achievable with these products, what fillers are correct for which area, and how do you go about finding a physician or surgeon qualified to administer them?
One of the most popular but difficult to master disciplines for injecting fillers is the lip region. Unfortunately, there are a lot of physicians and nurses who are either unqualified or underqualified to inject fillers in the lips, leading to the rise in cases of the infamous ‘trout pout.’ A skilled physician will be able to judge the correct amount of filler to inject into the lips, taking into consideration the swelling which usually occurs from the procedure. Luckily, because these fillers are made from a naturally made substance, they can usually be easily dissolved. But, again, without a physician skilled enough to administer this properly, complications can arise.
The correct type of filler for lips is a medium density filler which brings just the right amount of volume to lips, without giving them an ‘overblown’ appearance.
While Anti Wrinkle Injections are well known for its anti-wrinkle properties, some fine lines, such as ‘smokers lines’ – the lines around the folds of the mouth – can be difficult to eliminate. Luckily, fillers like which are less viscous and far more fluid, have been used to great effect on fine lines like smokers’ lines. Unfortunately this product will only last around three months.
While we often hear about liposuction and removing fat to stay young, in the face, losing fat actually makes us age, especially in the cheek region. But while in the past, augmenting cheeks was purely the domain of a plastic surgeon, today the process of implanting synthetic cheek bones under general anaesthetic is considered unnecessary in most cases. With a few carefully chosen injections, a skilled cosmetic physician can now create full checks that create dramatically improved facial harmony. However, because this procedure (as with lip or fine line injections) requires a level of artistry, it is again important that you find a highly qualified practitioner who has an excellent understanding of facial proportions, bone structure, and proven skill with injectables in cheek augmentation.
For cheeks, the correct density of filler is important to provide incredible volume to the cheek and mid-face region. Our fillers will last anywhere from 9 to 12 months on average, with some eve lasting up to 24 months.
Perhaps the most sensitive area of the face for facial fillers, the eyes are also an area that tells people most about our age. Unfortunately, the eyes are also particularly prone to bruising. However, if you find a physician or nurse with great skill, the eyes are also the area which can undergo the most dramatic and lasting improvement as lines and sallowness are instantly reversed.