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Treatment

Razor Sharp Cheekbones

Check out those cheeks!

When people think about cheek filler it’s common that chipmunk cheeks come to mind. We think about the cheeks as only the fat pads on either side of your nose, however, cheek filler actually refers to your entire cheekbone.

To locate your cheekbone, place your thumb directly above your ear tragus and your index finger below your nostril. The line that your hand creates is where your cheekbone is. Cheek filler encompasses all of that area.

The only person you want to see with chubby, chipmunk cheeks are babies. At Face Plus we understand people’s hesitation to undergo cheek fillers. The plastic surgery victims of Hollywood have given the procedure a bad name.

The puffy, overstretched facial fillers are enough to turn anyone away, however, these unnatural results are often due to over-filling, inappropriate product placement or even the use of the wrong product.

When I think of great cheekbones, I think of Angelina Jolie, Naomi Campbell and Keira Knightley. Their naturally high cheekbones have a sculpted appearance and give their face a gorgeous, youthful lift.
  


When we’re young our face is full of curves, which reflect light and gives us a more youthful appearance. As we age, these curves start to flatten due to volume loss plus skeletal remodeling also occurring along the jawline, temples, cheeks, brows and chin. Fat pads under the skin shrink creating valleys within our face.

Our skin starts to lose its strength and becomes thinner and inelastic. The face slowly flattens out.
The ultimate goals for cheek filler is to enhance facial contours and restore balanced age-appropriate outcome.

When placed in the appropriate position with the appropriate amount of HA, fillers can give phenomenal results. Deep placement can actually lift and support the cheeks which in tern restores a more youthful appearance.

The benefits of cheek filler, is that the results are immediate and there is minimal downtime. Micro-injury caused by the needles stimulates the body’s own wound healing process triggering collagen production. Cheek filler is an effective solution to restoring smoothness and volume to the face.

When you’re looking for a cosmetic injector take your time to research their results and find a specialist that understands your needs.

Make sure you go to someone who understands the facial anatomy and has a good eye for symmetry & balance.

Someone who can study the movement of your face whilst understanding the bony architecture so that the filler placement is natural and supportive.
If you are considering cheek filler, book in for an injectable consultation today.

Visit one of our clinics and experience a thorough cosmetic consultation: 
Call: 02 8897 0000
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Products

Face Lift Moisturiser from Hydropeptide: Face lift in a bottle

“We don’t grow older, we grow riper” – Pablo Picasso

As we age, we know that it is harder to stay in shape, which is why it is so important to focus on our diet and exercise. The same vigilance needs to be applied to our face and our skin care regime. We need to work hard to encourage our skin to perform at its highest level.

As we start aging it’s common to experience sagging and sallow skin. The Face Lift, Advance Ultra-Light Moisturiser by HydroPeptide aims to counter this issue. Like the name says, it really is a face lift in a bottle. This moisturiser won 2016 Best Seller for HydroPeptide due to it’s mega dose of skin enhancing active ingredients.

The Face Lift Moisturiser contains multi performance peptides that reinforce the skins collagen and elastin. It also contains hyaluronic acid that improves your skins elasticity which is one of the first signs of aging. As well as this, the formula is deeply hydrating helping to plump out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

HydroPeptide is also very conscious to pack their products full of enriching antioxidants. This Face Lift moisturiser has more than 12 antioxidants that provide broad spectrum free radical protection and multifunctional benefits including skin brightening, wound healing and anti-inflammatory benefits for your skin.

The product also packs a punch, so will last the distance. All you need is a pea size amount massaged into clean skin. Make sure to apply on your face and your neck to ensure a consistent anti-ageing coverage. If you are heading outside don’t forget to apply sunscreen once the moisturiser has absorbed in.

Hydropeptide is a cruelty free brand and their skin care range is free from gluten, parabens, phthalates and sulphates.

Protect your skin against harmful free radicals, pollution and signs of ageing with this powerful Face Lift ultra-light-weight moisturiser.

Call 02 8897 0000 to book a skin consultation 

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Beauty

Anti-aging facial exercises

Muscles need to be worked out to keep them healthy and strong therefore shouldn’t we apply the same to our face? 

We work out our bodies and our minds, but why don’t we focus on exercising our face. Throughout the day we make a million involuntary movements.

We smile, we frown and sometimes we even cry. Sometimes these movements contribute to negative facial features, such as frown lines and crow’s feet, so it’s important we take time each day to practice conscious facial exercises that increase blood circulation to allow more oxygen to reach the cells of the skin.

These exercises below promote lymphatic drainage of negative toxins, stimulate collage and elastin production to give you’re a smoother, tighter and more glowing complexion.
The following five anti-ageing facial exercises are from the Danielle Collins Face Yoga Method.

Danielle recommends that you do these exercises for 20 minutes, six times a week. For the first couple of weeks, it’s a good idea to practice in the mirror to observe your facial movements and notice the changes in your appearance. In terms of progress, Danielle says to expect to see changes in your face and neck after only two weeks.

Within 2-4 months you can will notice less fine lines and tension and you will look healthier and more energised.
 
1.The V
Good For: Drooping eyelids, crow’s feet, eye bags and puffiness.
Alternative To: Botox and eye surgery.
Step 1: Press both middle fingers together at the inner corner of the eyebrows, then with the index fingers, apply pressure to the outer corners of the eyebrows.
Step 2: Look to the ceiling and raise the lower eyelids upwards to make a strong squint, and then relax.
Step 3: Repeat six more times and finish by squeezing eyes shut tightly for 10 seconds.

2.The Smile Smoother
Good For: Cheek lines and sagging skin.
Alternative To: 
Lower face lift and fillers.
Step 1: Hide the teeth with the lips to make an ‘O’ shape with the mouth.
Step 2: Smile widely while keeping the teeth hidden and repeat six times.
Step 3: Next, hold the smile shape while placing one index finger on the chin. Then start to move the jaw up and down as the head tilts gently back. Relax and repeat twice more.

3.Smooth the brow
 Good For: Horizontal forehead lines.
Alternative To:
 Botox.

Step 1: 
Place both hands on the forehead facing inwards and spread all of the fingers out between the eyebrows and hairline.
Step 2: Gently sweep the fingers outwards across the forehead, applying light pressure to tighten the skin.
Step 3: Relax and repeat 10 times.

4.The flirty eyes
 Good For: Deep eye hollows and drooping eye brows.
Alternative To:
 Eyebrow lift.
Step 1: Place an index finger under each eye, pointing towards the nose.
Step 2: Hide the teeth and tease the top lip and bottom lip away from each other at the the mouth.
Step 3: Flutter the upper eyelids while gazing at the ceiling for 30 seconds.

5.The giraffe
Good For: Lines and loose skin on the neck.
Alternative To:
 Neck lift and jowl lift.

Step 1:
 Looking straight ahead, place the finger tips at the bottom of the neck and lightly stroke the skin downwards with the head tilted back.
Step 2: Bring the head back down to the chest and repeat twice more.
Step 3: Finally, jut the lower lip out as far as possible to pull the corners of the mouth down and place finger tips on the collarbone with the chin pointed upwards. Hold for four deep breaths.

To book a skin consultation: 
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Email: [email protected]

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Wellness

Exercises for Stress Relief

Tough work week? Fight with your partner? Financial stress? Winter blues?

No matter how happy go lucky your personality is, it’s natural that every once in a while, you’re bound to feel a little stressed out. There are many different ways to approach dealing with stress.

Some people like to take a nap or eat a cheat meal, while others like the tackle the problem head on. One of the easiest (and cheapest) methods to reducing stress is to exercise.

When you exercise your body releases endorphins, which are hormones that fight stress. Exercise also helps to clear your head and take your mind off your problems.

These exercises help to exert energy and reduce your stress levels.
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
HIIT is a form of interval training, a cardiovascular exercise alternating short periods of intense anaerobic exercise with less intense recovery periods.

Accelerating your heart rate helps release endorphins which are natural opiates that make you feel better with no side effects. HIIT can include F45 or boot camp classes or body attack if you are a member of a Fitness First.

This group style training is also a healthy social activity. Stress is often internalised and an isolating emotion. By engaging in social exercise, you are forcing yourself to break that inward reflection.

It can often prove to be the kind of healthy distraction that you need.

Yoga
Regular yoga classes can assist wit reducing stress, anxiety and tension. Yoga has proven to have a calming effect on the body and many poses are beneficial for stress relief. Yoga also has a strong focus on deep breathing.

By transferring focus and attention to the body and breath, yoga can help to temper anxiety, while also releasing physical tension.
Moves to try

  • Try the bridge pose which gently stretches the back and legs while reducing back aches, fatigue and anxiety.
  • Childs pose is a resting posture that quiets the mind and eases stress. It’s beneficial for the nervous system and lymphatic system

Kickboxing / Boxing
This one is pretty obvious. Sometimes all you feel like doing when you’re stressed is expelling your anger physically. Do this in a safe environment and join a boxing or kickboxing class.

This rigorous workout is a great outlet for stress relief. It will also help to improve your coordination, strength, balance and flexibility. At the end of the class you’re guaranteed to have better mental clarity combined with physical exhaustion. Get a good night’s sleep and start the next day fresh.

Running outside
Let’s face it, most of our stress revolves around our busy lives. Whether it’s work or family commitments, as city slickers the hustle and bustle can sometimes become a bit much. After a long day in the office, sometimes the last thing you feel like doing is going straight into an overpacked gym.

Take any opportunity to get out into some big open space. Whether it’s your nearby beach or park, go for a long run or a walk outside and breath some fresh air.

Leave your electronics behind and focus on enjoying the sounds of the waves crashing or the trees rustling. Beautiful, natural settings can really improve your mood and shake up your workout routine also.

To book a skin consultation: 
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