Injectables have long been a popular alternative to cosmetic surgery to stave off the ageing process for women in their 40s, 50s and beyond. But now we’re seeing the emergence of a new type of patient who are all about the angles rather than anti-ageing.
Social media has been the big driver for this change in demand, as a certain look – higher, more rounded cheekbones, a glossier and plumper pout and a sharper, more defined jawline – has become highly desirable in selfies. Now, with a syringe of botulinum toxin or hyaluronic acid, a highly skilled and experienced aesthetic practitioner can carve a new jawline, alter the angles of a nose or build lips to new proportions.
Here is the hot list of injectables for women in their 20s and 30s:
Russian Lips have become one of the hottest trends on Instagram. Rather than just overfilling the lips and adding excessive volume, it’s all about lifting and shaping the lips into a heart shape with more volume near the centre. From the side profile, the lips look sleeker and flatter so no more duck lips.
As we age, the breakdown of elastin and loss of fat results in the less definition and the appearance of jowls, but in younger women it can be due to a lack of bone or volume underlying the mid-face, jawline, or chin. Dermal fillers can be combined with Muscle Relaxing Injections into the chewing muscles to produce a smoother, more angled contour.
High, angled cheekbones are something you’re born with – or not. But now, it’s possible to create this fullness and definition in the mid-face with dermal fillers. Hyaluronic acid is injected in small volumes under the skin with a very fine needle on the highest part of the cheekbone in order to lift the face and give the appearance of contoured cheekbones.
Liquid Nose Job
Dermal fillers can fill in lumps, camouflage bumps, reshape the tip and even change the projection of the nose. But what if you think your nose is too big? Adding fillers to the nose will, of course, only make it bigger, not smaller, but the Liquid Nose Job is the ultimate optical illusion – by contouring the nose and tip, it can actually appear more delicate and proportional.
All these techniques demand a high level of skill, so it’s essential to find a trustworthy injector. Nurse Prescriber Karolina returns to the Karidis Clinic this November. With a particular passion for facial contouring, Karolina specialises in hyaluronic acid injectables to shape and define faces to suit the individual.
Safety is always Karolina’s first priority. “If the treatment requested is not safe, I won’t do it, ever. There isn’t a more beautiful face than a healthy face and, although these treatments aren’t surgery, a botched job can be really hard to fix, if it is at all possible. I will often turn patients down, if I don’t think they need a treatment, or a patient has an addictive personality and will eventually end up overfilled or overdone,” Karolina comments. “Sometimes patients will show me pictures of friends or celebrities and request to look alike, not realising that every person has different musculature, bone architecture, composition of the fat tissue, teeth bite and dental structure, so no result will ever be the same. It’s about being the best version of yourself, not others.”
To book your consultation with Karolina, call us on 020 7432 8727.