Dr Jake in clinic

the basics of facial aesthetics

Whether you're concerned about a few minor wrinkles or have more significant signs of ageing, it's important to understand that it's the combination and harmony of all of your features that determines your overall look. Expert injectors don't usually treat small and isolated areas of the face - it's too simplistic and often looks unnatural because the area treated won't blend in with the surrounding anatomy. The classic example of this is lip treatments that don't suit the rest of the face.

 

Instead the approach Dr Jake uses is ca

- correct the 'foundations' of facial ageing first, ensuring that the basic structure and frame of your face is well supported

- next he balances the proportions of your face, improves symmetry and worlds on con

- finally refinements of the fine details can be done to beautify and amplify your overall look

 

The sum of these improvements (but not one treatment in isolation) adds up to what we generically call 'beauty'.

what happens in a new patient consultation?

Whether you're concerned about a few minor wrinkles or have more significant signs of ageing, it's important to understand that it's the combination and harmony of all of your features together that determine your overall look. Expert injectors don't usually treat small and isolated areas of the face - it's too simplistic and often looks unnatural because the area treated won't blend with it's surrounding anatomy. (The classic example being big lips that don't suit the rest of the face)

 

Instead the approach Dr Jake uses is called the MD Codes and in summary aims to:

- correct the 'foundations' of facial ageing first, ensuring that the basic structure and frame of your face is well supported

- balance the proportions of your face, contouring, symmetrising and maximising your unique features

- refine the fine details of your face to amplify your beauty and overall look

 

The sum of these improvements (but not one treatment in isolation) adds up to what we generically call 'beauty'.

Dr Jake Sloane - MD Codes

When assessing your face, there are numerous predictable sites of facial aging that may or may not need addressing. This is why an in depth consultation, photography and a facial examination are key because these steps help distil down a treatment plan.

 

Just like building a house, first solid foundations are first needed if we want to create an overall solid structure to the face. So the injections points are done strategically, in a specific order and of course not all of them are done in one go. But in your consultation Dr Jake will be looking at:

 

- your facial shape

- your overall symmetry

- your facial proportions

- your profile view

- your forehead shape

- the muscles of facial expression in the upper, mid, lower face & the neck

- your eyes, eyelids & eyebrows

- your facial volume, the distribution of this & the main areas of hollowing

- your nose, it's shape, the tip and the overall contour

- the lips including their volume, definition, projection & shape

- the area surrounding your mouth including skin quality, fine lines and support for the lip 

- your smile, teeth, dental hygiene, bite pattern and jaw movements

- your ears and ear lobe volume

- distracting features (such as obvious wrinkles or skin laxity)

- your skin, it's texture, hydration, pigmentation, pore density & overall appearance

- your bone structure including the temples, cheeks, mid-face, chin & jaw

- the transition between your face and your neck, the double chin area and upper chest skin

- the backs of your hands

 

TREATMENT & BUDGET PLANNING

Every patient is different but a step-wise approach is most common, often starting with anti-wrinkle treatments and then fillers. Patients often worry about their budget and Dr Jake fully respects that you might decide to go slowly and work towards bigger treatments.

CONSENT

Once you understand your treatments options and have decided that you want to proceed, you'll be taken through a consent form that explains the intended effect, anticipated downtime and risks of the procedure. This is a legal form and must be signed prior to any treatment.

TREATMENT

If you want to proceed to a treatment on the same day and time allows, simple treatments like anti-wrinkle injections or simple fillers are usually able to be done. Occasionally there's a good reason to delay treatment such as for medical reasons or you simply need time to think things over. In this scenario you'll be rebooked in on a convenient date that suits you.

AFTERCARE

You'll be reminded what you can and can't do after your procedure and Dr Jake will give you his contact details if you ever need him out of hours.

REBOOKINGS

Anti-wrinkle treatments are recommended every 3-4 months for the best results and a consistent look. Dr Jake will recommend re-booking your next appointment before you leave the clinic so that you know you have a booking and it's in sync with your previous dosing.

Filler treatments are much more variable and you may decide to stagger these into specific stages (such as the upper face, lower face and then smaller details). You'll be guided during your consult when

you might need to rebook for a future filler session.

REVIEWS

All patients are offered a complimentary review 2-3 weeks after their treatment. This is an optional and free booking where you can check in, let Dr Jake know how things went and discuss any issues that you may have noticed. This can be booked in advance before you leave the clinic or you can book it yourself later online.

 

There are two review options:

1) Anti-wrinkle treatment reviews (15 mins) - these treatments take a full two weeks to settle in properly. So this booking is designed for either new patients treated to come for a quick check up as assess how things went or those who think they might need a simple top up dose. You can discuss any concerns that you have such as asymmetry or the need for additional Botox if you think it may be necessary - this will be charged per unit as normal.

2) Filler treatment review (30 mins) - swelling and other minor downtime are part and parcel of filler treatments and can take 2-3 weeks to resolve.,  This review slot is designed for patients who want to be seen after this window and who want to discuss their treatment or results.