What it’s really like to get anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers

Chloe Szep before meeting with Dr Gavin Chan

Have you been considering getting anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers? As you research, it is important to have an understanding of what a cosmetic procedure performed at a reputable medical clinic with highly trained and experienced Cosmetic Doctors and Cosmetic Nurses is like. Chloe Szep (model and brand ambassador) filmed her anti-wrinkle injection and dermal filler treatment with Dr Gavin Chan (MBBS, Cosmetic Physician, Liposuctionist)

Chloe discovered that having a cosmetic procedure is more than choosing a top quality medical clinic, which specialises in anti-ageing treatments. The best cosmetic procedures are performed at medical clinics that have highly trained and experienced Cosmetic Doctors and Cosmetic Nurses with excellent aesthetic and scientific skills.

Why are photographs taken before cosmetic treatments?

Before her anti-wrinkle injections and dermal filler treatment, Chloe had a series of photographs taken of her face at rest and with expressions. Pre-treatment photography is important because it gives Cosmetic Doctors and Cosmetic Nurses a baseline of what the patient looks like. In the follow up appointment, another set of photographs is also taken. These post-treatment photographs give a reference point for how the patient looks after their anti-wrinkle injections and dermal filler treatment.

What is the Golden Ratio and how does it make a face more beautiful and attractive?

Have you ever considered what makes one person more beautiful and attractive than another? Dr Gavin Chan notes that the ancient scientific concept called “the Golden Ratio” (also known as Phi) as a ratio of 1 to 1.618 can explain this.

 

While the Golden Ratio can be found in nature and artwork, it is also found in beautiful and attractive faces. Faces that are symmetrical are usually considered to be more attractive.

Using golden callipers, the proportions of the face are assessed with the distance between the eyes being the reference point. When multiplied by the Golden Ratio, the ideal height and appearance of the face can be determined. The areas measured include:

  • Length and width of the nose
  • Height of the forehead
  • Length of the eyebrows
  • Length and width of the chin
  • Face width, and
  • Width of the cheeks

To conform better to the Golden Ratio, the face can be altered non-surgically using anti-wrinkle injections and dermal filler treatment. It is important to note that while the Golden Ratio is helpful with assessing which areas of the face need to be focused on, the aesthetic skill, experience and training of the Cosmetic Doctor and Cosmetic Nurse will determine what the patient looks like after the cosmetic treatment.

Phi Calipers on Chloe before injections

Why is it important to have a detailed pre-treatment consultation?

For any cosmetic procedure, it is important to visit a reputable medical clinic with highly trained and experienced Cosmetic Doctors and Cosmetic Nurses that specialise in anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers and anti-ageing treatments. Dr Gavin Chan spoke with Chloe about the areas she wanted to have treated, her main concerns and her goals for the cosmetic treatment. He then assessed Chloe’s face using the Golden Ratio and discovered the following:

  • Perfect upper brow and eyes
  • Nose could be slightly longer
  • Perfect mouth size and chin length.

 

How anti-wrinkle injections can slim your jawline and prevent teeth grinding

When Dr Gavin Chan assessed Chloe’s face he observed that her strong masseter muscles were causing a protrusion of her jawline. From an aesthetic point of view, he noted that, “anti-wrinkle injections in the masseter muscles would slim the jawline down. From a dental perspective, this will also prevent teeth cracking as a result of grinding.”

Bruxism (also known as teeth grinding) is a common condition where habitual or involuntary grinding of the teeth causes the masseter muscles to enlarge, resulting in a broad, masculine looking jawline. If left untreated, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction and orofacial pain can occur. Anti-wrinkle injections used in the jawline to slim it down, creating a thinner and more attractive appearance.

Dr Gavin on Chloe's masseter

Is it painful having anti-wrinkle injections and dermal filler treatment?

It is normal for patients to feel concerned about whether they will experience pain during their anti-wrinkle injections and dermal filler treatment. Since 2005, Dr Gavin Chan and his team of highly trained and experienced Cosmetic Doctors and Cosmetic Nurses have used several pain minimisation techniques to ensure every patient has minimal pain and is comfortable.

Before Chloe’s cosmetic treatment Dr Gavin Chan used the Accuvein device to locate and draw her veins. This essential preparation before the skin is injected helps the Cosmetic Doctors and Cosmetic Nurses avoid the veins. This minimises the possibility of bruising for the patient.

Accuvein to find Chloe's veins before cosmetic injections

Next Dr Gavin Chan used local anaesthetic to numb the treatment area. He then used vibration and ice explaining, “overloading the area being injected with ice and vibration results in minimal pain and maximum comfort.” When Chloe was asked during the treatment what her pain levels were like, she replied she felt amazing – a 10 out of 10.

Where to get the best anti-wrinkle injection and dermal filler treatment in Melbourne

Chloe Szep chose to have her anti-wrinkle injections and dermal filler treatment with Dr Gavin Chan and his team of highly trained and experienced Cosmetic Doctors and Cosmetic Nurses because they are well established, reputable medical clinic. As a model and brand ambassador, the way her face appears is very important professionally and personally.

Want to get anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers in Melbourne? Book a consultation with one of our Cosmetic Doctors or Cosmetic Nurses 1300 863 824.

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