Facial Re-balancing with Dr Krystyna
Having delved further into the beauty industry this year one of the procedures at the top of my to try list and one that I was most intrigued by, was dermal fillers.
Composed of an inject-able source of hyaluronic acids and collagen, Dermal fillers can be used to create volume and smooth out lines and wrinkles within the skin, as well as maintain skin elasticity and hydration. And with everyone from the Kardashians to ex Love Islanders and even your ‘best mates, mate’ openly flaunting their newly enhanced assets, its no surprise Derma Fillers have become the ‘must have’ tweakment of our times.
I have never wanted surgery or had any desire to change my face, having always been fairly confident in the way I look. However, as I approach the ripe old age of 37 I am keen to remain looking youthful and want to hold on to my looks for as long as possible.
My face is quite small with small features and a slightly receding chin, only really noticeable from my profile. In fact, it’s probably not even something that anyone else would notice, yet nonetheless, it had crossed my mind that if I could balance out my features using Derma Filler, then this may improve my appearance.
I met Dr Krystyna at Blush & Blow in Parsons Green, feeling quite anxious about the procedure because I didn’t want to look drastically different and worrying if it may hurt.
Fortunately, I had nothing to worry about with Dr Krystyna instantly putting me at ease with her friendly chatty manner, as she explained the procedure. As a cosmetic dentist and facial aesthetician Dr Krystyna has treated many faces to create natural and beautiful results. She explained that to improve upon my profile she would recommend chin reshaping which would involve injecting 2ml of Teoxane RH4 filler into the area. Teoxane RH4 is a hyaluronic acid filler that can last up to 2 years and is a great solution for rejuvenating the skin, increasing volume and encouraging collagen production.
After analysing my features Dr Krystyna took one syringe and injected into a few areas on my chin. To be honest, I didn’t find this painful at all and just felt a slight tightness across the skin on my chin. However when she handed me the mirror afterwards the results were instant. It really is surprising just how much 1ml can make a difference to your appearance.
It took a few days for the swelling to go down and for me to get used to the difference in my appearance, which although to me felt quite significant, to everyone else was hardly noticeable (unless I pointed it out). A month later, I went back to Dr Krystyna for the final syringe. Once again it took a few days to get used to the difference and for the swelling to go down (I had a couple of very small bruises this time from the needle but they were easy to cover up with make-up).
I adore the results of this procedure. It is truly subtle and natural but this small amount of filler makes a gentle difference to my profile and has helped to elongate and re-balance my face. My chin looks as if it has been brought forward slightly improving my profile and making my face appear a little longer from the front, and my lower face less heavy.
For those worrying about having dermal fillers and looking fake, I would highly recommend Dr Krystyna for this treatment. A trained professional like Dr Krystyna will always recommend a natural enhancement and encourages a slow step by step increase over time which allows for the filler to settle, so she can she where she needs to work next. And don’t worry about the dreaded pillow face, I can tell you now, you would need to have a significant amount injected to achieve those results.
From a personal point of view, it does take time to get used to looking at the tiny difference in your face so having huge amounts injected at one time may shock you when you look in the mirror and I would never advise to do this. However, I love the way my profile looks after the chin reshaping, it has improved my confidence and I will definitely be continuing to invest in this treatment, especially considering the results can last up to 2 years!
Chin Reshaping starts from £350.00. To book your consultation with Dr Krystyna visit blushandblowlondon.com
Words by JESSICA WEIR