As minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures continue to top ASPS’ list for most popular treatments, dermal fillers and facial rejuvenation procedures are becoming more in demand. In 2017, 2.7 million dermal filler treatments occurred, coming in second for the most common cosmetic procedures.
Injectors across the globe are looking to dermal fillers to effectively restore facial contours and volume loss experienced with aging. With patients becoming more demanding in seeking treatments that have minimal downtime, minimal discomfort, and natural and immediate results, dermal fillers provide an optimal solution. Volumizers specifically have taken traction in the aesthetic world as the first step to any holistic filler treatment: “When patients come to my clinic for a complete aesthetic treatment of the face, I always start with the correction of volume loss which allows me to bring back the original contours of a youthful face.” Beginning a treatment with volumizers often results in more natural results, while avoiding overcorrecting more superficial areas of the face. Dr. Maria Vittoria Giatti, MD compares her volumizing technique to the work of an architect: “[Architects] have to sculpt a face by correcting the deepest layers first, to create a scaffold that supports the face; only then, they can refine the rest, more superficially.”
Hyaluronic acid volumizers like Teosyal RHA 4 and Teosyal Ultradeep lifts and contours facial structures and creates volume for both projection and dynamic extended areas. These volumizers can be used separately or combined, offering the injector the ideal freedom and customization for each patients’ specific needs.
Ultradeep is injected deep in contact with the bone to restore structural support, while RHA 4 is injected in the superficial fat compartments to provide a soft volume enhancement in dynamic areas of the face. Combined, these volumizers create a winning combination that is recommended by the experts as the “Sandwich Technique.”
Of course, the most important aspect when looking to lift and contour a patient’s face is discovering and understanding their anatomical layers. Patients want to notice a difference, but they also want to still look and feel themselves: “Facial remodelling with volumizers is about recovering shapes and bringing back tension to anatomical layers, while paying attention not to alter patients’ traits.” To keep the face natural-looking post injection, sequencing treatments from the base towards the outside is one of the most important techniques. After reviewing the facial anatomy of a patient, “begin with deep deposits in the supraperiosteal layer.”
Thanks to the high stretch and strength of the Teosyal RHA filler line, new treatment possibilities for dynamic aesthetic outcomes previously hard to achieve with classical hyaluronic acid filler are virtually endless.