If you want to reduce the lines on your face without having to resort to surgical procedures, the good news is that facial rejuvenation techniques can soften wrinkles for a more youthful appearance.
The benefit of having this treatment done by us is that we have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the facial anatomy and can perform this delicate work in a precise manner. Our practice uses the botulinum toxin type A for this treatment, an injectable aesthetic solution.
Once injected into the skin, the botulinum toxin relaxes the tiny facial muscles, which cause expression lines, by blocking the nerve impulses in them, leaving the skin looking smoother. Areas on the face that can be treated include frown lines (vertical lines which form between the eyebrows), eyebrows, crows' feet, forehead lines and lines around the mouth and top lip, known as 'smoker's lines'.
The botulinum injection is quick and painless; usually lasting around 5-10 minutes and requires no antiseptic. Results will usually be seen in a few days, sometimes taking between 4-7 days for the effects to be seen.
As Botox is not a permanent treatment, the effects will wear off over time, so it's recommended that the procedure is repeated every 3 months for effective results.
There is a difference between the botulinum toxin and dermal fillers. The former relaxes the muscles whereas the fillers fill and plump up lines, wrinkles and grooves to make the skin look more youthful. Fillers usually consist of sterile hyaluronic acid gels made from non-animal sources. As we age the skin's natural hyaluronic acid is lost giving rise to the appearance of lines, wrinkles and folds. Injecting fillers into the skin acts to replace the hyaluronic acid that is lost with age. They are also used for lip enhancement and for shaping facial, hand and neck contours.
The injections, which only take a few minutes, are usually administered after a local anaesthetic has been applied either directly onto the skin, or incorporated into the syringe containing the filler. This serves to reduce or prevent any discomfort. The effect of the treatment is visible immediately. Depending on the area treated, skin type and the injection technique, the filler effect can last between six and 12 months (usually six months for lips). Follow-up treatments will help to maintain the plumped up look over time.
Polidioxanone(PDO) Thread Lift is an innovative gentle non-surgical and a non-invasive procedure to help rejuvenate the skin. Polidioxanone is a strong synthetic fibre that dissolves in the skin tissue after a certain period of time that has been used in medicine to aid wound healing.
PDO thread lift works by the insertion of multiple implantations of absorbable polydioxanone threads to the dermatological layer of the skin. The PDO threads aid the stimulation of the production of collagen and elastinto promote skin firmness and elasticity.The PDO will then remain implanted in the skin which willdissolve in time.
The end result of a single procedure usually lasts for a minimum of 10 months however; the end result could be extended further up to 2 years approximately if two further treatments are done. Nevertheless, results may vary depending on the age, level of volume loss (skin sagginess) and the number of threads used in a treatment.
For best results, PDO Threads are best when combined with other treatments such as Botox and Dermal Fillers.
Side effects of PDO thread lift include:
- temporary swelling and bruising
- minor pulling sensation or tightness which will reduce over a short period of time Serious complications to PDO treatment are extremely rare as it is a safe procedure.
Platelet Rich Plasma therapy (PRP)
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a revolutionary biological skin rejuvenation treatment which is also known as a ‘Vampire face lift’ or an Autologous Cellular Regeneration (ACR). This treatment uses an extract of your own blood combined with dermal filler to aid regenerating the skin’s collagen and elastin while removing the damaged cells at the same time. The concentrated platelets have large doses of bioactive protein (growth factors). Such proteins are key in initiating new blood vessel formations, regenerating and repairing and healing the skin tissue resulting in a much improved skin health and appearance. Historically, concentrated platelets have been used medically to speed up wound healing.
PRP is a simple and a safe procedure with no risk of allergic reactions and disease transmission due to the PRP being extracted from your own blood. It is an effective way of binding the curing capabilities of your own blood to aid in reversing the signs of aging.
This treatment comprises of drawing a small amount of blood from the patient that is processed immediately by concentrating and separating the PRP from the rest of the blood. When the PRP is fully prepared, it is then injected back to localised areas to promote stem cell response that helps to grow new collagen and blood vessels, regenerate and repair damages skin and that helps reverse signs of aging.
After the treatment, individuals may have bruising, swelling and redness which may last for one to three days however, substantial bruising may occasionally occur which may take a few days to fade. Within 3-4 weeks of the treatment, results of improvement in skin tone, texture, hydration, reduction of wrinkles, softer lines and tightness should begin to show with continuous improvement that should be visible from three to six months into the treatment. Treatment results vary from one individual to another however; most individuals will experience a rejuvenated skin for at least one year.
For optimum results in achieving the desired youthful looking skin with visible immediate effects, PRP can be combined with Botox and Dermal fillers. Depending on the expectations of individuals and the degree of skin rejuvenation required, a second treatment may be needed.
Mesotheraphy is a treatment which works by inserting multiple painless injections aimed to deliver vitamins, minerals, amino acids and hyaluronic acid to the layers of the skin to promote cell repair, growth and collagen production. Such nutrients play a vital role in the importance of maintaining a healthy and youthful appearance of the skin.
The use of mesotherapy differs from one patient to another taking into consideration the age, skin and the requirements of each patient. Specific products are aimed at preventing the sagging of the skin while other products aim at improving the hydration of the skin. However, all treatments work to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, it may also prevent new ones from forming.
Optimum results can be achieved by combing mesotherapy with Botox and dermal fillers. Mesotherapy nourishes and rejuvenates the skin beneath while Botox and Dermal Fillers in will enhance the youthful appearance by removing lines and wrinkles.
Causes of skin pigmentation are limitless and its consequences can beintense. Skin pigmentation may have detrimental impact on individual’s lives purely on the physical aspect which might develop to reach to their emotions too. To help such individuals, we offer the revolutionary Whitebox treatment that is designed to help treat skin pigmentation.
Whitebox is an innovative treatment designed to reduce dark spots and to brightenand rejuvenate the skin using a combination of three vital products. Such treatment consist of a 4-5 week plan that combines weekly sessions of mesotherapycarried out in the clinic in addition to home whereby the patient will be given products for them to use at their convenience to help achieve best results.
In clinic procedure includes administering a combination of skin whitening and antioxidant ingredients (glutathione and superoxide dismutase) using the mesotherapy technique. This is done to deliver such ingredients directly into the dermalogical layer of the skin using multiple injections. Glutathione is a natural formulation that contains water to enhance on the detoxification process while superoxide dismutase is occasionally referred to as the ‘youth molecule’ as it aids to the skin’s firmness creating that youthful look.
To achieve optimum results, home treatments should follow after the clinic treatment. Home treatment includes applying the moisturising face cream containing 3% gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the morning and applying the concentrated face serum containing 10% GABA at night.
By combining mesotherapy with the face cream and serum, the skin is treated in-depth stimulating the epidermal resulting in a more even skin tone, brighter appearance, visibly reduced dark spots and moisturised skin.