When we think about volume replacement and enhancement we are for the most part referring to facial volume and contours, however, there are other parts of the body that can benefit from volume replacement e.g. the back of the hands. As we age we experience loss of facial tissue, including bone, and there is increased laxity in the facial ligaments. The result of this is loss of volume, sagging of facial fat pads and the accentuation of lines and folds. These are the inevitable features of an aging face.
Replacement of volume and return of facial contours in certain areas can lift areas of skin and have the effect of a non-surgical facelift. Volume enhancement (e.g. cheeks, lips, chin, angle of the jaw, etc) can also accentuate or minimise the natural facial features.
At EMC we achieve volume replacement and enhancement through two methods:
- Dermal fillers
- Fat transfer
A small amount of dermal filler placed under deep lines and folds can also smooth out those wrinkles that are resistant to other anti-wrinkle treatments. Many people also desire to improve their natural appearance by the enhancement of facial contours and added volume to areas such as the lips.
Dr Archer uses dermal fillers in many areas to achieve your desired results. The various dermal fillers used (which again cannot be named here due to TGA regulations) consist of a completely natural substance that when skilfully applied provides a long-lasting fullness and volume to targeted areas. By selectively using products of varying size and viscosity at the appropriate site and depth of application, Dr Archer can create results based on your preference, from the very subtle to the very striking.
Dermal fillers can be used to treat:
- Cheek flats
- Deep wrinkles
- Naso-labial folds – the deep folds from the corner of the nose to the corner of the mouth
- Marionette lines – the deep folds from the corner of the mouth to the jaw line (jowls)
- The lines that appear around the lips causing lipstick bleeding
- Tear troughs
- Depressed scars such as acne and biopsy sites
- Back of the hands
- Lips – volume replacement and volume enhancement