1. The team here at Revolax HQ believe that lips remain the top requested treatment in 2018 so far. Fortunately the trend for bigger, more pouty and unnatural looking lips seems to be turning now to be more subtle, and crafted to complement the rest of the face, Revolax Deep has proven to be the product of choice for the top injectors even though Revolax Fine was expected to be more popular.
2. Noses will be big this year. Well, better looking at least. The Hiko nose lift has well and truly arrived from the Gangnam district of South Korea. This procedure uses PDO threads to reshape the nose. The Revolax team have been busy developing the ‘Hybrid Hiko’ using a combination of short PDO threads on blunt cannulas combined with the judicious addition of Revolax Deep or SubQ.
3. Cheeks, particularly the hollow variety, have seen a resurgence in attention after the fashion for the gaunt, sunken look has passed. Those with hollow cheeks are seeking treatment by way of Revolax Deep fanned by long cannula into the infrazygomatic region and blending into the cheek to look natural.
4. Jawlines are becoming more defined and more squared off at the angle even in the ladies. The jawline that blends into the neck is passé and the sharper Nefertiti look is here. Previously calcium based filler has been a favourite choice in this role but has the distinct disadvantage that it cannot be dissolved with hyaluronidase, so Revolax SubQ is fast becoming the treatment of choice.
5. And top under-rated treatment is……temple filler – Not commonly requested but makes a big difference to facial symmetry and gives a youthful appearance. Remember on the young face, curves are outwards, but many of us lose volume in the temple early on giving a concave and strained look around the eyes. A simple perpendicular injection of 1.1ml Revolax Deep or SubQ each side will change a concave temple to a convex one and create a subtle but welcome youthfulness to the face. This is one of those treatments where people say ‘you look well” whilst scanning all over your face to look for the change, but simply can’t find it. It’s one of those special tricks the good practitioner keeps up their sleeve and offers to the patient rather than waiting for them to ask.
Dr Simon Berrisford
MB, ChB, MRCGP, FPCert, MBCAM, DipPallMed DipOccMed