Sun. Feb 5th, 2023

 

As you age, apparently you lose volume in your face, so the new solution is to have fillers injected into your face. This is not as crazy as injecting Sausage poison into your face (Botulinum toxin is a protein and neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum and was known as Sausage poison originally), but, in my judgment, it is well up there.

The Dermal fillers, as they are known, are apparently used for wrinkles, Lips and Facial Shaping. So if your face has lost its dermal fillers  plumpness, dermal fillers can add the volume back and minimise the appearance of wrinkles and provide a lift to the face. They can be fine fillers for the eyes and upper lip or thick fillers for the jaw line and areas that require extra volume.

The costs are crazy as well, one Melbourne clinic is charging nearly $3000 for two injections and this is for temporary fillers because permanent fillers can cause complications. In addition, there are the side effects, which include…

Asymmetry (a posh word for looking lop sided), which we can be corrected with a follow-up visit.
Bruising which can last up to two weeks
Swelling
Small lumps
Redness
So, not only does it seem totally unnatural to inject fillers in your face; it is expensive and guess what?

The Melbourne clinic I looked at doesn’t even tell you what they are injecting in your face: they claim the Therapeutic Goods Administration(TGA) restricts them from telling the public the full name of the products they use. So they are claiming, that the public watchdog and drugs guardian the TGA is keeping information from the public they protect: I find that unlikely.

So, would you let a clinic inject an unknown filler into your face however respectable they look: I think most of us would rightly say no.

I think the craze should really be for facial exercises: at least they are completely safe and very cheap and they no doubt work better in the long term.

I sure most of you have come across an Asian woman that looks facially young, but you have subsequently found out that she is over sixty. In fact the only good clue to an Asian woman’s age can be the wrinkles on her neck: if she has wrinkles on her neck she may well be over sixty. So the next question has got to be: how can most aged Asian women look so young facially?

What are they doing that is so different from women of the western world?

The answer may well be they use their facial muscles more and they probably eat less processed foods.

If you think about it, the face sagging with age is probably down to the facial muscles becoming weaker over time and the muscles losing volume. Now, without that volume the skin sags and makes you look old before your time. So with a program of facial exercises (a facelift without surgery) and less processed foods, that youthful look the Asian women have, can return.

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