An expert's advice on non-surgical facial slimming

Written by: Dr Firas Al-Niaimi
Published: | Updated: 05/12/2023
Edited by: Bronwen Griffiths

Did you know it’s possible to achieve a beautiful, youthful and slimmer look for the face without going under the knife? With the continual advancement of non-surgical aesthetics, new non-surgical facial slimming techniques are being developed and fine-tuned constantly.

What you might be surprised to learn is that it is some of the veteran, tried and tested aesthetic treatments that offer some of the best results. Dr Firas Al-Niaimi, an expert dermatologist, explains what each of the following options can offer his patients.


Wrinkle Relaxing Injections

Wrinkle-relaxing injections could be the answer for a slimmer, V-shaped face. A lot of the time, a build-up of muscles around the jaw are responsible for the wider, square shape that can be quite unflattering. This muscle build-up could be the result of stress, tension or general ageing, although this can be relaxed through the application of simple injections into the masseter muscles. Wrinkle-relaxing injections can stunt muscle movement by blocking nerve signals, initiating muscle atrophy, which in turn means they gradually shrink as movement is reduced. Wrinkle relaxing injections are a highly cost-effective facial slimming treatment, with no downtime or recovery.


Dermal Fillers

On the other hand, your skin might be in need of tightening and firming to restore lost volume and shape, whilst combatting facial sagging. In this case, dermal filler injections make for a perfect solution, with Dr Firas often implementing the '8-point lift' technique for full facial rejuvenation. By focusing on 8 precise, targeted areas of the face, this highly bespoke treatment plan offers expert facial sculpting for a lifted and fresher facial appearance.


If you are interested in finding out more about non-surgical facial rejuvenation options, make an appointment with Dr Firas Al-Niaimi.

Dr Firas Al-Niaimi

By Dr Firas Al-Niaimi

Dr Firas Al-Niaimi is a highly-respected and experienced consultant dermatologist with an international standing and over 15 of years medical experience specialising in skin cancer surgery, laser procedures, medical dermatology and cosmetic dermatology. He is based in London's prestigious Harley Street and has NHS affiliation. 

In addition to his specialist training at one of the most prestigious dermatology centres in the UK, he trained for a further year in the advanced study of dermatological surgery, Moh's and laser procedures at St John's Institute of Dermatology, a leading institute in dermatological advances, research and education. This was followed by advanced lasers and cosmetic dermatology training in Pennsylvania and Arizona in the USA.

His scientific research portfolio is impressive with over 150 scientific publications, 8 book chapters and a book of his own, making him one of the country’s most prolific and well-published dermatologists. Dr Al-Niaimi is also a member of advisory boards for several well-respected journals, and his opinions are sought after by numerous pharmaceutical, cosmeceutical and laser companies, such is his expertise in the field. He is regularly invited to speak at locations and conferences around the world to present his work and expertise and has given over 200 presentations in 35 countries so far. He has performed thousands of procedures and is very skilled in all aspects of dermatology.

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