The use of non-surgical techniques for facial rejuvenation is taking centre stage in aesthetic medicine. BOTOX® and Soft tissue filler injections are two of the most common injection procedures in non-surgical facial rejuvenation.
During your consultation, Mr. Fuan Chan will critically assess and perform an examination in front of a mirror, discussing the various components involved in the facial rejuvenation, and take you through the process.
Mr. Chan will also go over the risks and complications, including the alternative options to the proposed non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures. You will have plenty of time to think it over and come back with your questions for subsequent consultations before committing to the procedures.
Facial wrinkles are one of the earliest signs of aging dreaded by many of us. It may appear as early as in the late twenties and continue to worsen over the subsequent years as part of the aging process. The moment of self-awareness or comments by others about one's wrinkles on the face is an unpleasant experience. BOTOX® injection is beneficial in the managing of facial wrinkles.
Those who are seeking for BOTOX® injection the treatment for facial wrinkles are strongly advised to be as well and correctly informed as possible. This is because a well informed patient is much easier to treat and will recognize and accept the results.
Reading through the information in this link should be the first step. It is also important to read the BOTOX® Cosmetic full Product Information including Boxed Warning and Medication Guide for safety and minimise potential complications.
It is important to understand that BOTOX® injection for the treatment of facial wrinkles is only capable of providing a temporary effects and will requires further 'Top Up" (BOTOX® injection) every 4 to 6 months of treatments. Also, BOTOX injection is not possible to replicate the longevity of formal surgical rejuvenation procedures.
Besides treatment of facial wrinkles, BOTOX® injection is also beneficial in the treatment of masseter muscle hypertrophy and hyperhidrosis at the axilla (underarm excessive sweating) and palm of the hand.
Not all patients are suitable for BOTOX® injection and all patients are strongly encourage to declare any background medical or surgical history, and also bring along the medications or any herbal medicines for the consultant, as certain medical conditions or medications can be contraindication for BOTOX® injection.
Facial aging is characterised by the development of facial wrinkles and loss of volume. The aging process results in a change of skin quality and texture with loss of subcutaneous tissues and facial bone resorption.There is also thinning of the skin with gradual reduction of one of the important substances that maintain our youthful appearance, which is called Hyaluronic Acid (HA).
Fillers refer to substances that help to achieve a more youthful appearance by partially mitigating the effect of volume loss and also augmenting specific areas on the face to re-shape and re-define an aesthetically pleasing face. Soft tissue fillers aim to create a smooth transition on the face as clearly seen in youth and also useful for tissue augmentation such as lip augmentation.
Hyaluronic acid is a very effective and widely use soft tissue filler that shown great results in non-surgical facial rejuvenation. It is marketed by different manufacturers under various brands. Examples includes, Teosyal®, Restylane® , Perlane®, Juvederm® and Radiesse®.
Each Hyaluronic Acid(HA) has its own specific characteristics and thus certain Hyaluronic Acids are very effective in specific area. Therefore, the latest trend in practice is using a combination of different HA soft tissue fillers to really achieve great results. Some fillers are more suitable for a deeper injection while others are better for superficial injection just underneath the skin.
Within the field of non-surgical rejuvenation, Mr. Fuan Chan MD FRCSI(Plast) is an expert injector and also the Key Opinion Leader in Ireland for Teoxane’s fillers, Anti-aging and Skin Care Products. In addition, Mr. Chan carries out treatments for tear trough, this is a treatment that is not widely carried out and his patients have had great results with Redensity Eye [II], which is the dermal filler specifically designed for tear trough treatment.
Various injection techniques are applied to produce an aesthetically pleasing outcome. However, achieving great result is really ensuring the patient is well educated and fully informed with realistic goals and expectations.
The areas on the face that are commonly requested for correction are the nasolabial folds, marionettes lines, wrinkles around the lip and also the glabellar lines. Other uses of soft-tissue fillers are for the correction of traumatic scarring, severe acne scarring and facial contour irregularity. The complications are not limited to and include bruising, redness, swelling and infection. A course of anti-viral therapy is routinely prescribed in patient with background history of cold sores. Of note, other rare but reported serious complications include full thickness skin necrosis, stroke and permanent loss of vision.
Mr. Fuan Chan MD FRCSI(Plast) will be happy to answer your questions about aesthetic, plastic and reconstructive surgical procedures that
you may be considering.
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