In our previous post, we clarified the difference between plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery and gave you a general overview of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures, as well as the more invasive (surgical) ones.
Non-surgical, minimally invasive cosmetic procedures are Dr. Nina’s specialty, as she is most passionate about enhancing a patient’s innate beauty rather than changing her/his appearance completely. Her philosophy is ‘less is more’ and she loves to make subtle aesthetic tweaks that lead to excellent, yet natural, results.
Dr. Nina’s services include restorative cosmetic dentistry, facial aesthetic treatments and aesthetic medicine, non-surgical cosmetic procedures, and non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments. All these procedures cause minimal discomfort compared to more invasive surgical procedures. They also have little to no recovery times, which allows patients to get back to everyday life almost immediately.
The health risks of non-surgical cosmetic procedures are also much lower than those posed by surgery (such as infections, potential reactions to the anesthetic, scarring, etc.), and they often have minimal side effects. Finally – perhaps one of the most attractive aspects is that non-invasive treatments have a much lower price tag since they don’t require the expense of anesthetic or additional surgical fees.
In this post, we are going to focus on explaining the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures that Dr. Nina performs regularly at her Facial Sculpting clinics in London.
The Most Popular Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures By Dr. Nina
Can you give a number to beauty? Yes, it’s roughly 1.62 and it’s called the Golden Ratio! The Golden Ratio is the mathematical symmetry algorithm that underlies our perception of attractiveness. The Italian Renaissance polymath, Leonardo Da Vinci, used the Golden Ratio equation and realized that the closer a face or object gets to this number, the higher the level of its perceived beauty. It’s also known as Phi, or the Fibonacci number.
Studies of the most beautiful women in the world have shown that they have countless instances of this ratio in their faces. This proves symmetry to be a key factor in perceived attractiveness, especially in female faces.
During the initial consultation appointment, Dr. Nina uses the Golden Ratio formula, as well as her own personal assessment, to analyze her client’s face and devise a specific treatment plan. This method works particularly well when it comes to correct a patient’s visible facial asymmetry, such as one eyebrow higher than the other, or one cheek fuller than the other.
This can be easily corrected with a different combination of treatment options, personally recommended for you by Dr. Nina after a thorough consultation.
Some of these treatments include:
There are nine basic face shapes: square, round, triangle, pear, long, diamond, oval, heart, inverted triangle. The shape of the face plays a huge part with respect to perceived beauty, and understanding which shape is your face can help you make decisions about makeup, hair, and which way to turn for that photo! Any shape can also be flattered and rejuvenated by more sculpted cheekbones and a sharper jawline.
Many people don’t like their face shape, feeling it is too round, too square, or spoilt by asymmetrical features. In this case, since facial sculpting is Dr. Nina’s specialty, she can also work with you to move towards your desired face shape, using dermal fillers and wrinkle treatments to add volume and structure.
For example, if you’d like to get a diamond-shaped face, with narrow eye line and jawline, high cheekbones and delicate chin, Dr. Nina can help by injecting fillers into the cheekbones to make them more prominent, and into the chin to make it more pointy.
Dr. Nina is a magician! She totally changed my face shape, from square to heart-shaped just with a few subtle tweaks. Her works are so subtle but incredible. No one has noticed what I had done, but I get a lot of compliments. I will be forever grateful to her, thank you so much!Maria D.
- Cheek Sculpting (or Cheek Fillers Treatment)
Cheek fillers can bring your face into balance by making the cheekbones more prominent. This can give you an instant, razor-sharp definition, and a natural-looking, youthful appearance. The treatment also smooths the nose-to-mouth lines, effectively lifting the entire face.
Temporary fillers are injected under the skin above the cheekbones. Dr. Nina uses either Restylane, Juvederm (hyaluronic acid), or Radiesse (calcium hydroxyapatite), or Ellanse (Polycaprolactone) – all extremely safe, temporary fillers. Ellanse and Radiesse also act as a collagen stimulator, adding more volume and definition.
Dr. Nina is very professional and has an amazing aesthetic eye, she really knows what she is doing and I am delighted with the natural results I have after cheek filler with her. I have exactly the result I was looking for. I look refreshed and younger, without looking as if I have had anything done!Fay A.
Chin Sculpting is another popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure and is an excellent and affordable option for patients with a weak and/or small chin, or a chin with irregularities, who want to avoid surgery to achieve facial symmetry.
The procedure involves injecting hyaluronic acid into the skin to improve projection, volume, and/or definition in the chin. This can also change the contour of the face by balancing facial features.
Low brows can make your eyes look heavy, while higher, defined yet natural-looking brows have the opposite effect. Our eyebrows are genetically determined, but you can make the most of your natural shape to make your eyes stand out and immediately acquire a fresher, younger look.
Once again, during the initial consultation, Dr. Nina will study your face and identify which eyebrow lift will best suit your face shape. There are two types of brow lift, depending on personal preference and age:
- Applying a lift to the centre of the eyebrows
- Lifting the eyebrow’s outside tails
The first option is recommended for our more mature clients, while the second is popular with younger women going for a sharp, sexy look.
It may sound cliché, but Dr. Nina has absolutely changed my life. I was unhappy with my heavy brow that not only made me look tired and older but was also uncomfortable. I went to Dr. Nina for a ‘Brow Lift’ and the changes are amazing but still rather subtle. I look fresher and younger, yet nobody has asked if I’ve ‘had something done’. I have since had cheek fillers as well, as my face looked rather flat. I’m so so happy with the results. My confidence is sky high now.R. from London
Side-profile sculpting is another non-surgical cosmetic procedure that can boost your confidence in just a few minutes. This procedure is ideal for those who are unhappy with a less defined side profile, giving the overall appearance of a ‘flat face’ from the side.
Our main client base for this procedure is made up of men and women who request nasal bridge-building treatments, nose tip lifts, and jawline + chin sculpting. But side-profile sculpting is also suitable for patients that want to aesthetically hide a dental or skeletal malocclusion. In her role as a qualified dental surgeon, Dr. Nina also understands dental occlusion and malocclusion and, at assessment, can gauge any dental background to facial asymmetry.
Due to increased demand for side-profile sculpting, Dr. Nina has created a tailored side-profile package, letting clients combine treatments together for reasons of both affordability and instant results. After the first consultation, she will be able to provide you with a bespoke treatment plan to achieve your dream facial contour in a matter of weeks.
Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty (or Nose Sculpting)
Amongst the side-profile sculpting package, the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure is the non-surgical nose job – or nose sculpting. This treatment is often required by patients who have had just had chin sculpting, in order to maintain the right proportions and the Golden Ratio of facial beauty.
Did you know it takes 45 minutes to achieve your dream nose? That’s true, Dr. Nina can now sculpt your nose with hyaluronic acid dermal fillers in less than one hour.
The procedure is painless and you can return to work right afterward. After numbing cream is applied, small amounts of hyaluronic acid filler are injected around the nose, which works to alter its shape. There may be some swelling for up to two weeks after treatment, no glasses should be worn for the first 2-3 weeks and exercise should be avoided for the first 48 hours.
Results can be seen instantly, with further improvement up to two weeks after treatment. They last for up to 12 months and tend to improve with each treatment, as the hyaluronic acid builds up on your skin.
A non-surgical nose job can solve a range of nose issues, such as:
- Correcting a dorsal hump, making the nose look smaller and straighter.
- Building the nasal bridge when this is very shallow.
- Optically correcting a septum deviation.
- Raising the tip of the nose with non-surgical treatments.
The non-surgical nose job is ideal for people seeking non-surgical alternatives to rhinoplasty. It’s non-invasive, reversible and with more predictable results compared to the surgical procedure. Dr. Nina also treats patients who’ve already had nose surgery and aren’t satisfied with the results.
Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures FAQs
Treatments are not recommended in the following cases:
– if you are suffering from skin infections
– if you are feeling generally unwell
– if you have experienced any reactions to local anesthetic
– if you are taking any medicines which affect bleeding
– if you have an autoimmune disease
– if you are pregnant
– if you are under 18
Prior to any treatments, an effective topical anesthetic cream is used to numb the area and make the procedure as painless as possible. Dr. Nina also uses Pediatric 32 gauge needles, the smallest needles available, which cause minimal pain.
– At times you may experience slight swelling right after the treatment, which can be treated by applying ice packs or taking ibuprofen.
– Makeup should be avoided for the first 12 hours after the treatment.
– You are also advised to avoid alcohol, vigorous exercise, sunbathing, and extremes of heat or cold for 14 days post-treatment. These activities have been found to increase and prolong swelling.
– After the procedure, Dr. Nina remains on-call and offers a review consultation two weeks after each treatment to assess how satisfied you are with the results. All treatments are wraparound and span everything from the initial consultation, to aftercare, to repeat treatments.
The results of the treatments can last up to 6-12 months, sometimes longer depending on how fast your metabolism works. Every person’s individual metabolism is different, so the longevity of fillers can vary greatly from one person to another. For those with a very fast metabolic rate, fillers will break down more rapidly than in people with a slower metabolic rate.
Like any medical procedure, all treatments carry a certain degree of risk. All risks and complications will be discussed thoroughly with Dr. Nina during the initial consultation.
I couldn’t recommend Dr. Nina Bal enough! Extremely professional and knowledgeable yet personable. Very attentive, investing time in understanding what patients are after and explaining thoroughly options to make the most of their features while subtly tweaking and enhancing them. With her “less is more” approach, she makes you feel safe in that you are going to love the result and feel comfortable with your freshened up version of yourself.S. VM
Non-surgical cosmetic procedures performed by Dr. Nina are minimally invasive procedures that will give you a rejuvenated look and feel to your face, without drastically changing your natural features.
Moreover, Dr. Nina uses only the best quality products approved in the UK and is very experienced in administrating a wide range of fillers, including Restylane, Radiesse, Teosyal, and Juvederm.
For a comprehensive guide to all the different types of non-surgical cosmetic surgery procedures offered by Dr. Nina, click below and book a consultation appointment.