People of all ages are turning to dermal filler injections to correct and enhance what nature has bestowed on them. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) has calculated that soft tissue fillers were the second highest minimally invasive cosmetic procedure performed in 2015. There were a total of 2.4 million procedures in 2016, up one percent from 2014 and 274 percent since 2000. From reducing wrinkles and crow’s feet to elevating cheek bones, jawlines and smoothing facial crevices caused by ageing, to plumping lips to reflect today’s Kardashian lookalike trends; facial contouring is a popular medical aesthetics procedure that’s non-invasive and yields immediate results.
Dr. Carmelo Crisafulli, an Italian Board specialist plastic surgeon, who has practiced worldwide from Italy to Brazil, is now at LaVie Clinic in Dubai to share his skill for perfecting one’s face shape without highlighter and without going under the knife.
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Lasting from 6 up to 18 months depending on the type of filler used and the area injected, facial contouring is an integrated, painless lunchtime procedure, which uses filler injectables made of absorbable materials to give whatever volume or contour is needed to unveil a harmonious face. From a cheek, chin and/or jaw lift to filling out wrinkles, plumping lips and sculpting cheekbones; Dr. Carmelo injects strategically placed dermal fillers after carefully marking areas on the face to harmonise both sides and unveil facial symmetry which is a hallmark of facial appeal.
Ready, Steady, Go
I’ve had filler injections over the years but I had stopped over the last 18 months or so as when I saw myself in photos, I had started looking unlike myself. My cheeks become chipmunk-like and I didn’t like what I saw.
When natural symmetry disappears, then it means that excessive product has been used, too often, or wrongly injected. Less is more when it comes to fillers. Even though people have an individual taste when it comes to their look, looking fake elicits the wrong type of attention. – Dr. Carmelo Crisafulli
I don’t even flinch as he fills out the marionette lines at the corners of my mouth, the depressions on the sides of my cheekbones and temples. Miniscule droplets of blood form on each injection site for a few seconds, but these are wiped away immediately. He concludes the 40-minute treatment by massaging the areas carefully to avoid any lumps forming and my face is red for about 30 minutes. That’s it. I look rested and smooth, a fresher version of myself, not that bizarre chipmunk face that bears my name to be seen on my social media feeds.
Before N’ After Results
Affordable and convenient, if you haven’t tried facial contouring with fillers yet, you might tempted soon. When done properly, facial fillers can enhance your appearance and reduce the signs of ageing – with zero down time.
As with any procedure, it is vital to have realistic expectations and to be well informed about all the relevant details like the individual characteristics of different types of fillers and where they can best be used for optimal results.
Physicians or surgeons may have an excellent understanding of facial anatomy and vasculature and use only high-quality, temporary filler products, but not everyone
is an expert injector. There is a level of artistry that is required to unveil a perfectly contoured face.