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    Face Slimming

    Face Slimming with anti-wrinkle injections


    We offer two main treatments which can be used in combination to slim your face:

    1. Anti-wrinkle injections to reduce muscle bulk on the lower face (masseter muscles – the muscles that grind the teeth)
    2. Ultracel Q plus using High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) technology to improve contour and tighten the skin on the lower face

    Anti-wrinkle injections, when placed carefully into the masseter muscles (the muscles that grind the teeth) can reduce the muscle size over time. This results in a slimmer appearance of the lower face. These injections work by blocking the nerve signals responsible for activating your muscles. When the muscles are not used excessively over time, this can result in a smaller muscle, and subsequently a slimmer, and more contoured look to your face.

    Ultracel Q plus uses the advanced HIFU technology to tighten and firm the skin. It also has the additional function of reducing fat in the lower face if required. By having columns of heat targeted to certain levels of the skin and fat, it can help to stimulate collagen synthesis which in turns tighten and firm the skin. For those who want additional fat loss, we can change the probe of the machine, and tailor the treatment to induce fat loss on the lower face.


    Some patients require a combination of both treatments to achieve the desired effect, whilst others only need one of the treatments. To find out which treatments are best suited for you, we recommend a consultation with our Consultant Dermatologist, Dr Nicole who can discuss the pros and cons of each treatment, and whether these treatments are suitable for you.

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        In general, with the anti-wrinkle injections for facial slimming, we recommend 3-4 treatments sessions per year in the first year to achieve the best result. Once the desired effect is achieved, maintenance can be performed 2-3 treatments per year.  With the Ultracel Q plus treatments, in general, we recommend about 2 treatments in general, 3 months apart.

      • RESULTS

        Results can vary among individuals. In general, you tend to see some effects after 2 treatment sessions.

    1 Consultation

    A topical anaesthetic cream is usually not required prior to facial slimming injections. However, if you prefer, you can request for a topical anesthetic cream to be applied about 20 minutes prior to your treatment. No topical anaesthetic cream is generally required for Ultracel Q plus treatments as the treatment tends to be comfortable.

    2 The Treatment

    During the procedure, a very fine needle is used to inject tiny amounts of the slimming injections under the skin intermittently into the masseter muscles on the lower lateral cheeks. In general, about 4-5 injection points per side.

    3 Aftercare

    After facial slimming injections, some patients may experience warmth in the treated area, which is usually transient. The skin can look red and swollen for a few hours, rarely longer.  Minor bruising can occur and if this happens, it can take 2-­‐3 weeks to settle. After a minimum of 2 hours, you can apply make-­‐up on the treated area.

    With Ultracel Q plus, some patients may experience an achy sensation around the jawline, which usually lasts from a few hours to a day, rarely longer. If the patient has very sensitive skin, the treated skin area can look red for a few hours.

    We offer an aftercare telephone call for our patients, usually within 1 week of you having a procedure done with us, just to ensure that you are comfortable after your procedure and have all your questions answered.