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Lower face aging: what are my options?

I’m 55 and over the last 5 years I’ve noticed a rapid change in my lower face. In what felt like a very short amount of time, I felt like I aged very quickly. I still feel young on the inside, but on the outside I have loose skin around my jaw, jowls and the beginnings of my dad’s  turkey gobble neck! What are my options? - patient Dr Sharp: The lower face, jawline and upper neck commonly show the first signs of ageing; jowls, folds between the nose and mouth corners, slack skin around the jawline and thinning, sagging skin around the neck. Hence it’s a common focus area for our treatments and procedures. Non surgical options for early signs of double chin/neck and jawline sagging include dermal fillers, fat dissolving injections and strategic use of muscle relaxer or fillers. Surgical options include facelift or mini facelift surgery. Injectable fillers and muscle relaxers Dermal filler can be placed along the jawline or cheekbones to lift and firm the early signs of jowling. The cost will depend on the amount of filler required, and usually ranges from $1200 to $2400. Muscle relaxing injections to address muscle issues costs $12.50 per unit. We use only the highest quality dermal fillers and wrinkle injections. Read more about these treatments here. Under or ‘double’ chin fat dissolving injections We find most patients with mild to moderate deposits of fat in this area only require 3 treatment sessions to get great results. Fat dissolving injections are not rebatable through Medicare unfortunately, as they are considered a cosmetic treatment. Click here to read more...

How many cosmetic wrinkle injections are performed each year?

Cosmetic wrinkle injections are the most commonly performed aesthetic treatments in the world, according to figures released by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons in November 2018. In our Brisbane and Ipswich cosmetic clinics, muscle relaxing cosmetic injectables have been performed on a daily basis for many years - and continue to be one of our most rapidly growing procedures, with crows feet, frown lines and hyperhidrosis for excessive sweating three of the most common treatment areas. Number of wrinkle injection treatments performed annually - Annual Global Aesthetic Survey, ISAPS 2017 Wrinkle injection treatments work by safely and temporarily reducing muscle activity, smoothing existing wrinkles and preventing more from forming. The effects last 3-4 months and so the 10-20 minute treatment is usually performed 3-4 times a year. Priced from $12.50 per unit, we use the world’s most reputable wrinkle injection product (which can’t be named here due to TGA regulations) under the clinical supervision of our plastic surgeon Dr Sharp. call to book a consultation with Dr Sharp   learn more Modern injecting techniques deliver a soft, natural look - rather than the frozen, overly smooth appearance once synonymous with this treatment. In addition to reducing wrinkles in the upper face, muscle relaxing injections can also reduce the appearance of a ‘gummy smile’ whereby the upper lip curles up, exposing the upper gums - as well as excessive sweating in the armpits, hands, scalp and feet, which is called hyperhidrosis. With its excellent safety record and broad application, it’s not difficult to see why it is literally the world’s most popular cosmetic treatment! To book a complimentary...

THE $50 LIP INJECTION THAT BOOSTS YOUR POUT

Muscle relaxing or anti ageing wrinkle injections have long been used to smooth lines and soften wrinkles in the upper face, but they’re now also being strategically used to enhance upper lips, in a quick and cost effective treatment that’s being called the ‘lip flick’. How a lip flick works Wrinkle injections can be used to create a poutier look, by rolling the lip gently outward, giving the appearance of a fuller upper lip.  Cosmetic muscle relaxing injections are placed into muscle around the mouth (orbicularis oris), targeting only the surface layers of the muscles around the side of the lips. This relaxes muscle fibres enough to flip the lip outward. Another benefit of the lip flip is that it can address gummy smiles, where the lip exposes the gums. How is the lip flick different to lip fillers? Lip augmentation is performed with dermal fillers - a hydrous gel that’s created from a naturally occurring sugar, which draws water to the lip to increase its size, shape and projection. But some people also still find their lip curls under, and that’s where the lip flick comes in. How much does lip flick treatments cost? Like all muscle relaxing injection treatments, the lip flick is tailored to suit your anatomy and muscle activity, but in most cases the cost ranges from $25-$50. Results are usually visible within 2-7 days and last 3-5 months. call to book a consultation with Deborah learn more...
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