DROOPING DOWN FACE
TREATMENT OPTIONS AND COMMON QUESTIONS TO DOCTOR
PDO thread lift?
BEST FOR: excess of skin hanging, minimal fat
COST: from $1200
DOWNTIME: 2-5 days or none
Aging bone loss, gravity and lack of elasticity may cause skin and fat pads drooping down to nasolabial folds, marionette lines and down the jaw lines. If excess fat is also an issue, fat dissolving injections remove fat, and then skin is being strengthen by threads. Under local anesthetic, the procedure is usually well tolerated. Swelling and bruising possible.
Injections of Radiofrequency for permanent skin tightening?
BEST FOR: too much excessive skin and fat deposits
COST: from $1000
DOWNTIME:3 days – 1 week
* results permanent
As we age, we have too much skin in the lower face as well small fat deposits, scars, possible migrated fillers etc. Skin and under skin structures can be tightened and minimized with either surgery (facelift) or Radiofrequency Injections. Radiofrequency injections are deep, doctor’s only procedure (it’s not beautician massage with radiofrequency or superficial microneedling) – it is a proper medical procedure of deep, permanent removal of excessive tissues on the face.
Best areas are lower face (jowls and double chin), nasolabial folds bulk and eyelids (hoody or eyebags)
BEST FOR: overactive depressing muscles of the face and neck – by relaxing them, we lift the balance up
COST: from $250
DOWNTIME: no recovery, lunchtime procedure
Muscles on face and neck can be pulling down (which we relax with injections) and lifting (which we enhance by compensatory mechanisms). Effects lasts from 3 to 8 months.
Fat dissolving injections?
BEST FOR: if excess of fat (over 3 cm)
COST: from $600
DOWNTIME: 2-4 days
Fat dissolving injection is considered to be a lunch time procedure, although swelling is the most common side effect. Swelling is worse later the treatment day, then improve in a couple of days usually. More swelling post injection – better will be effect and skin tightening.
The medication used is similar to naturally occurring in the body and has been in medicine for a long time.
Fat dissolving injections require few procedures – in clinical research it has been done from 4 to 6 injections to achieve significant results (Ref: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27340142 ), however, at VISTA Clinic Australia Melbourne we can see significant results after 1st injections, most commonly after 2 or 3.
BEST FOR: excess fat
COST: from $2500
DOWNTIME: 1-2 weeks
Liposuction is a mechanical suction off the fat cells from double chin and jawline areas with contouring of lower face. Liposuction is a golden standard in treatment of excess fat in the local area, helping to sculpture desirable shape. Like any other surgical procedure, this is effective, but more recovery procedure.
*We can arrange referral for the most appropriate surgical treatment. Vista Clinic Melbourne is not a surgical clinic.
Lifting points FILLER Augmentation?
BEST FOR: deficient or weak chin, maxilla, temples or other lifting points
COST: from $550
DOWNTIME: none, lunchtime procedure, but bruising possible
Bone of the chin provides support for soft tissues of jawline and fat under chin. When chin’ bone is too small in proportion to the face, double chin can appear even in young and not overweight people. Dermal filler restoration of the chin bone will provide tension, strengthening the jawline and lifting up excess skin under chin. Result lasts approximately 1 year. In case of severe chin bone deficiency, surgery of chin implant can be considered for longer lasting results.
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