Universally women desire certain areas of the face to be contoured and highlighted. The makeup techniques employed use highlighters to project and enhance certain bony prominence such as the temples, cheekbones, angle of the jaw and chin.
On the profile, this highlighting projects a
number ‘3’ from the temple to jawline. From the front the oval or ‘V’ shape is
enhanced also by this highlighting.
The technique of V3 lift achieves the ‘V’ and
the ‘3’ with the help of fillers to naturally enhance and project the areas of
the face or a harmonious, youthful and glamorous looking lift.
The process of ageing also not only involves
loss of precious collagen but also absorption of bone in those particular
regions that results in things moving southward. The oval or ‘V’ shared face
that is once the symbol of youth becomes more an inverted V or triangle with
the lower face around the jawline looking heavier than the upper and mid face.
We have observed typically sees 2 types of
People that want to enhance their beauty by
projecting certain areas. This could be to enhance and make their lips look
fuller, or project their noses, to enhance high cheek bones or to chisel and
sculpt a round looking face to being more oval or heart shaped which is more
desirable. The other type of people she sees are the ageing population who
experience sagging, folds, loss of volume and youthfulness.
After an initial consultation and analysis of
what areas in the face need lifting and enhancement, she suggests fillers or
non surgical facelift with Ultrasound technology or both. The treatments are
discussed, planned and scheduled in a way that achieves best and natural
Roughly the amount of filler in syringes one
needs is equivalent to the number of decades of age of a person. So a 30 year
may need 3 ml filler whilst a 50 year old may need a 5 ml filler for the ‘V 3
Doing fillers globally all over the face is
where aesthetic medicine is moving towards today rather than enhancing a single
region like cheeks or eyes. Enhancing a single region often attracts too much
attention and looks fake because ageing happens in multiple areas
simultaneously. Targeting all the areas achieves a much more balanced symmetric
V 3 lift aims to target all the areas of
facial ageing and enhances the entire face symmetrically to achieve the best
possible results. Broad smooth filled out temples, high cheekbones, under eye
rejuvenation and filling, enhancing angle of jaw, defining jawline and chin
contour, strengthening chin, turning up angle of the mouth and subtly enhanced
lips with a sexy pout are all achieved with her V3 lift.
Dos and Don’ts:
Do follow post treatment instructions given by your doctor
Do follow up with your doctor and approach them for any side effects you may experience like bruising, swelling, pain, lumps that you may not understand or are concerned about
Don’t apply makeup for atleast 24 hours post treatment
Don’t massage the area or touch the area too much for fear of causing infection
Don’t indulge in sauna, hot baths and tanning beds
Avoid alcohol for upto 72 hrs post filler
Avoid sleeping on the side of the filler for at least 24 hrs post treatment
by Dr Shuba Dharmana, Dermatologist, Lejeune