In 2010 Dr Ayham Al-Ayoubi has developed and pioneered a new non-surgical, non-invasive dimple creation technique using Ellanse (Poly-caprolactone PCl), a well-known totally bioresorbable soft medical polymer.
Many people are born with one dimple on each side of the face. Others, however, may have one dimple or none at all.
Dimples may appear and disappear over an extended period. Dimples may play a role in sexual selection. Some cultures, for example Asian and Indo-ethnic sub-groups, prefer dimples as a sign of attractiveness and veracity.
A natural dimple is usually formed when there is a small defect in the cheek musculature (most often the buccinator muscle). The skin overlying this small defect is stuck down to the underlying connective tissue and creates a dimple in the skin with facial animation (smiling).
Dimples may be caused by variations in the structure of the facial muscle known as zygomaticus major. Specifically, the presence of a double or bifid zygomaticus major muscle may explain the formation of cheek dimples.
This bifid variation of the muscle originates as a single structure from the zygomatic bone. zygomatic bone. As it travels anteriorly, it then divides with a superior bundle that inserts in the typical position above the corner of the mouth. An inferior bundle inserts below the corner of the mouth.
In some cultures dimples are considered a sign of good luck and prosperity. Also, dimples help brighten a smile and add character. Many patients state that one of their siblings or close friends have a dimple and they are happy to know that dimple surgery is available to give them that option as well. Many celebrities, such as Mario Lopez and Cheryl Cole, are well-known for their dimples.
Non-surgical Dimple Creation using Ellanse
Dimple creation with Ellanse is an exciting technique to create natural-appearing dimples in a safe and predictable manner and an alternative to surgery.
Ellanse offers the maximum potential for modeling due to the combination of optimum viscosity, unique elasticity and uniform homogeneity. Hence, the Ellanse Family can be used in a variety of beautifying indications including dimple creation.
The procedure is done under local anaesthesia in outpatient clinic and there is no need for incision, cut or suture and relatively painless and very effective procedure using a very safe product
Ellanse developed by AQTIS Medica, is the first dermal filler which offers a safe unique tunable ongevity specifically designed for the field of aesthetic medicine and surgery with the result lasting from 2-3 years. Ellanse is approved by the Medicines and Health Care Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) – UK and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – USA.
Patients travel from all over the UK and from around the world to have Dr Ayham Al-Ayoubi perform non-surgical dimple creation treatment at the London Medical and Aesthetic Clinic.
Read more about Dr Ayham Al-Ayoubi lecturing worldwide on Smartlipo non-surgical dimple creation .