Category “Q. Facial aesthetics”

Are there any fillers that would be good for the neck area?

February 13th, 2013
Q.
Hello Dr Forrester,
I have a problem with my neck. My face so far doesn’t look bad at 34, but my neck is starting to get quite a few lines . My question is whether you think that dermal fillers would work for my neck? Also is there anything I can do to prevent further lines? I don’t sit in the sun or use sunbeds etc. Are there any creams or serums that I could use? I normally use body lotion and also whatever moisturiser I put on my face. Also, do you perform fillers on the neck area? Thanks for your time and i look forward to reading any advice that you can give me. 
A.
Apologies for my delay in replying. I have been at IMCAS, a cosmetic conference.

The neck can be a problem area as the skin is quite sensitive. Although you don’t sit in the sun I would recommend a sunscreen on the neck and face 365 days a year. Even if it is cloudy there are still UV rays out there.

I would recommend a Vitamin C serum on the neck and face. Choose a serum that has at least 10-15% vit C; don’t rely on creams that contain vitamin C as they rarely have enough to be effective. Remember that this is not an overnight miracle but a long term strategy. I think that the new Medik8 serum called CE-Thione is excellent. In addition to a sunscreen and vit C you should consider a retinoid but because the neck is sensitive you need to choose carefully.

Fillers have a limited role in the neck but a course of something light like Restylane Vital can help. Lastly I am a big fan of INTRAcel which is a type of radio-frequency needling that is beneficial over the whole face and neck.

I hope this helps.

Kind regards,

Dr Peter Forrester
Cosmetic Doctor
Esher, Surrey

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Would it be possible to reshape my nose with dermal fillers?

January 7th, 2013
Q.
Hiya, I’ve been looking into possibly undergoing a non surgical nose reshape, I’ve got a slight bump on the bridge of my nose that I’d just like flattened, to create a more flat nose shape from a profile view. I’ve been researching different non surgical treatments, including Radiesse and Aquamid, I wanted something that was as long lasting as possible so I can avoid having to have the procedure re-done. I’m a 19 year old male, I was wondering what options I have, obviously trying to keep the costs to a minimum but still keeping a great and long lasting result. I look forward to hearing from you.
A.
Hello,
To be honest right from the start; I have no personal experience of nasal reshaping with fillers and it is not something that I would do. I would suggest however, that before you allow someone to inject a long-lasing filler such as Aquamid into your nose it might be a good idea to try a HA filler first. Although this is not a long term solution it would allow you to see whether you like the effect. If it wasn’t quite what you were hoping for then at least it would slowly disappear or you could have hyalase injected to disperse it.
You are obviously doing some research, which is good. Be very careful and good luck.
Kind regards,
Dr Peter Forrester
Cosmetic Doctor
Esher, Surrey
Dr Peter Forrester

Dr Peter Forrester

6 Esher Park Avenue, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9NP
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What treatment would you recommend for newly formed wrinkles from neck to chest?

November 30th, 2012
Q.
Hello there, my question is regarding treatment of the decolletage its not something Ive ever thought about until this last week when I woke up with a wrinkle right down the middle of my chest from my neck that had not gone by the time I was dressed! but gone at night time. Iam now worried that a permanent wrinkle has formed and as I age currently 35 it will be permanent. They say dermal fillers is the best way to treat this area is that correct? or would botox be better? also is it too late to prevent any further lines? if not what do you suggest lots of moisturiser? thank you for your help.
A.
Good question.
No to Botox for the d├ęcolletage.
The lighter HA fillers such as Restylane Vital do work well on this area. In addition I would consider use of a Vit C Serum and cautious retinol.
Collagen-induction treatments such as micro-needling (Dermaroller) and INTRAcel definitely have a role.
The best results come from using combinations of these.

Best wishes,
Dr Peter Forrester
Cosmetic Doctor
Esher, Surrey

Dr Peter Forrester

Dr Peter Forrester

6 Esher Park Avenue, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9NP
Web: www.drforrester.co.uk Tel: 01372 890 890

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