Dermal Filler Versatility

By Florence Goulbourne

Dermal filler techniques are ever advancing, offering practitioners and patients the freedom to enhance and transform features. The Nation’s Favourite Dermal Filler is renowned for its highly cross-linked formulation, providing unlimited versatility. We caught up with acclaimed Harley Street Doctor and REVOLAX Key Opinion Leader, Dr Motox to discuss harmonising the features with dermal fillers.

Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

With minimal downtime, non-surgical rhinoplasty offers a low-commitment alternative to surgery. This trending treatment is extremely popular amongst the likes of celebrities, who are seeking to harmonise their profiles from every angle. With a host of famous clients, Dr Motox often treats patients with nose-related cosmetic concerns. Dr Motox will assess his clients’ perceived flaws and suggest the best option – for many, it’s to give the effect of a lifted tip. Typically using REVOLAX Sub-Q to help raise the nasal tip, Dr Motox works to improve facial harmony and contours through non-surgical rhinoplasty;asty treatments. Non-surgical rhinoplasty with REVOLAX temporarily alters the shape of the nose by filling in depressions, refining angles and improving symmetry, without the need for surgery. Clients may seek this procedure to augment a dorsal hump, a flat bridge, drooping of the nasal tip or for overall  symmetry and correction.

Boasting the thickest formula in the REVOLAX range, REVOLAX Sub-Q is a practitioner favourite, due to its advanced ability to mould and maintain structure. We would recommend Sub-Q for non-surgical rhinoplasty appointments, as it can replicate the structure created by  bone or cartilage, boasting 12-18 months longevity.

Facial Masculinisation and Feminisation

With an array of Drag Race stars on his client roster, celebrity aesthetics doctor Dr Motox has a wealth of experience and knowledge that allows his cisgender, transgender, and non-binary identifying patients to better align their identity and physical reflection.

When it comes to patient consultations, transparency is key to fostering trust and setting realistic expectations. ‘Masculinisation and feminisation treatments require very different approaches’ says Dr Motox, ‘The subject can be sensitive for some clients. Being open and honest makes the process very easy. My clinic has a very open attitude and welcomes all clients, which makes people feel comfortable. This makes my life, and the clients goal much easier!’ The World Professional Association for Transgender Health also stresses the need for practitioners to set realistic expectations when it comes to alleviating gender dysphoria with the help of aesthetic treatments.

Koenraad De Boulle argued that minimally invasive aesthetic procedures, such as dermal fillers ‘may increase transgender individuals’ satisfaction with their appearance and allow them to more effectively harmonise their physical appearance with their perception of self.’ Practitioners can therefore play an integral role in the transitioning process for transgender patients, offering facial transformation with immediate results and little downtime.

The process of facial masculinisation and feminisation is an aesthetic art that requires a sensitive approach and a careful balancing of the features.  We discussed non-surgical approaches to gender-affirmation with REVOLAX key opinion leaders and aesthetics experts to discuss methodology and how to create a safe space for patients of all gender identities.

Treatment Approaches:

Following consultation, the process of harmonising and defining the features is highly individualised and dependent on the client’s goals and existing facial structure. Full-face feminisation or masculinisation requires ‘in general, somewhere between 5-8ml of filler, followed by 6-9 monthly top ups of smaller amounts of filler to maintain the results’ says Motox.

Facial Feminisation:

Dr Motox believes that cheek, chin and lip filler offer the most impactful results when creating a feminine profile, alongside anti-wrinkle injections to soften the appearance of harsh lines and create a subtle lifting effect. He argues ‘in feminisation we want to create high cheek bones and a rounded chin. This makes the upper face contoured and slims the lower face.’

Facial Masculinisation:

Non-surgical masculinisation is heavily focused on the lower face. Dermal filler treatments can help to create a more sculpted look and a stronger profile. Dr Jonny Betteridge of JBaesthetics highlighted the importance of jawline filler for cisgender male and male-identifying clients ‘Some men feel they lack definition and structure in their facial features, and facial masculinisation can help them gain confidence.’ Dr Motox also stressed the importance of the jawline when it comes to facial masculinisation: ‘The jawline and chin help to give structure and masculine look. This works by widening the corner of the jaw to create a more square front and side profile. The chin is made more angular for a more chiselled appearance.’ The cheeks are created lower to match the angles of the jaw, thus creating a more masculine appearance.

We asked Dr Motox to highlight the key consideration for patients who are considering non-surgical facial feminisation or masculinisation with dermal filler:

‘Be prepared for a journey’ Motox advises, ‘to get the ultimate results that look natural. We must build and change shapes slowly. Initially we start with large amounts e.g., 5ml. We then work on it over few months to slowly build the structure. This way, the face can change without looking like you’ve had filler.’

On average, dermal filler results last between 6-9 months, depending on the patient’s metabolism and lifestyle. REVOLAX Sub-Q offers superior longevity for areas such as the jawline, lasting for 12-18 months. Motox says  ‘it does last longer the more often the same area is treated’ therefore when aiming for full-face augmentation, it is easier to maintain and build on treatment results over time.

The REVOLAX range offers diverse treatment options for all aesthetic patients. With three products in lidocaine and non- lidocaine formulations, the REVOLAX fillers offer quality and longevity for all dermal filler treatments, from lip augmentation and non- surgical rhinoplasty to facial feminisation and masculinisation. Shop the range on Fox Pharma here.

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