Why are we so scared of the "F" word?

Love them or hate them, the Kardashian brand is a marketing powerhouse but as time has progressed, many women are less enthused about emulating their cosmetic efforts.

Over the years I've noticed a gradual shift in our patient's acceptance of using anti-wrinkle treatments. But for many, fillers still conjure up images of overdone celebrities, due in part to our friends mentioned above.

Fillers are an invaluable tool in a cosmetic physician's toolbox. But how they are used has evolved over time. Gone are the days of just filling in lines.

It’s now possible for us to Photoshop or perform “real-life retouching” for our face . . .

As a whole, the 'pillow face' and ‘trout pout’ looks are simple out and should never return. Here in Australia we tend to be more reserved when enhancing our beauty and thankfully much of the industry seems to be following suit.

We now have a much greater understanding of the ageing processes of the face, including changes to skin, fat, muscle, ligaments and bone. 

The broad range of brands and products currently at our disposal means we can prevent and treat these changes better than we ever have previously. It's now possible for us to Photoshop or perform "real-life retouching" for our face, with natural improvements to all areas, so that our patients look better, not different.

Facial harmony and balance are key, which is why fillers work so well in combination with anti-wrinkle and skin treatments, such as lasers and peels. 

Our use of fillers varies, depending on several factors. It's not a one size fits all. The amount required and longevity does vary from patient to patient, so it’s important to discuss these factors and your expectations with your doctor, when deciding on a treatment plan.

In general, for patients in their 20s and 30s, it's about subtle enhancements and preventative treatments. These may include reducing under eye hollowing, enhancing cheeks and lips, and maintaining contours and jawlines. 

For patients over 40, it's usually about replacing volume and turning back time. The ‘liquid facelift’ is a great way to reduce sinking and sagging without risking both the ‘pulled’ appearance and having to undergo the costs and recovery involved with surgery. 

In either case, these treatments slow down the ageing process. At CCM we don't want to stop the aging process, simply make it more graceful so you don't have to feel shy about dropping the "F" word - We use it every day here at CCM and we're only too happy to discuss possible treatments for you - Just get in touch for more.

Dr Sara