Facial volume loss is a major part of aging. As we age the face loses fat, skin loosens, muscles contract and bone shrinks. That’s why we end up with loose skin, sagging jowls, hollow eyes and so much more.
While cosmetic treatments used to be all about ‘chasing’ lines and wrinkles, the past few years have also focused on volumising and re-contouring the face –
That is because an important thing that happens when we age is that our face loses volume, especially in the cheeks.
There is no doubt that sculpted cheekbones and plump ‘apple’ cheeks, a beautifully straight nose and a firm jawline contribute to a younger, more attractive profile. If you are not naturally endowed with these features or have lost some of them with age, we can certainly give you a non-surgical helping hand with special contouring and volumising injections. Do not worry at Tracey Bell UK we won’t give you a ‘pillow face’! Our results will look perfectly natural.
There are countless facial volumising products on the market, but we only use highest quality, sterile hyaluronic acid products. Hyaluronic acid (hyaluronate) is an important physiological substance that all skin contains naturally. Its key roles are to maintain the plumpness and moisture that help keep the skin surface smooth and lifted, but levels decline with age. Non-permanent solutions containing hyaluronic acid such as Perlane, SubQ, Belotero Intense, and Juvederm/Voluma are considered to be the gold standard in volumisers and have a much better safety record compared with permanent products. Designed to enhance volume and facial contours, volumisers are more robust, better lifting versions of hyaluronic acid wrinkle fillers and are injected deeper under the skin. How long the effects last depend on a variety of factors and vary from patient to patient. But nine to 12 months is the average. In time, the volumiser will be degraded by your body’s own enzymes – just as happens with your natural hyaluronic acid. But if for some reason you want to speed up this process, we can inject and antidote’ enzyme called hyaluronidase, which dissolves the product completely.
You will also be relieved to hear that we offer several forms of effective pain prevention. Many of the volumisers we use already contain a local anaesthetic, so nothing extra is needed. We also often use a very special ‘magic needle’, which is non-traumatic and slightly flexible so tends to cause less discomfort and bruising than traditional rigid needles. For those volumisers, which don’t already contain anaesthetic, we offer an effective numbing cream or even a dental block. A dental block is a local anaesthetic injected inside your mouth – similar to those at the dentist’s – to completely numb certain areas of the face.
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Sadly, the fat tissue in the cheeks is among the first to go as we age. Flatter cheeks make a face look substantially older. As well as experiencing age-related changes like this, there may be some people whose cheeks have always been on the flat side and are interested in improving them.
We can now enhance your cheeks non-surgically by injecting a lifting hyaluronic acid gel directly under the fat tissue (‘Y-Lift’). TRACEY BELL UK
always aims to achieve a natural look with gently sculpted cheekbones and plump ‘apple’ cheeks. ‘ The procedure is straightforward and only involves two injections – a true ‘lunch break’ procedure as most people go back to their daily routine after the treatment. The results are immediately visible, but there may be swelling for a few days and occasionally some bruising.
On collating and concluding to a diagnosis, options, alternatives and pricing will be discussed with you. Medical questionnaire, full consultation and diagnosis will be discussed with you.
Our aim is to maintain, protect and restore individual health, and provide treatment of disease with the best available techniques, technology and experience. We respect the autonomy of the patient and will always provide truthful, open and honest medical and dental care while listening to your personal requirements.
The medical and dental treatments are clinically audited and overseen by the registered health care professionals and responsible individuals of the practice. The practice is regulated for dentistry by the Care Quality Commission.