One of the most common facial rejuvenation treatments, the use of anti-wrinkle agents is a non-surgical process used to smooth facial lines, specifically brows, foreheads and around the eyes. Wrinkles are formed due to repeated facial expressions over time. The agent wrinkle agent is a purified protein which reduced the activity if the muscle. Giving one a more youthful and relaxed appearance. It only works in the injected area and will not spread to other parts of your body.
In youth, an abundance of two important substances, collagen and hyaluronic acid, keep your skin looking smooth and supple. Collagen is a protein that provides your skin with structural support. With time, sunlight and other factors, collagen and hyaluronic acid in your skin diminish, causing the skin to lose its structure and volume and unwelcome lines and wrinkles to appear. Collagen treatment addresses this natural loss process to create a more youthful appearance.
Restylane is a gel based on hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the body. It gives natural volume in your skin to lift and produce new firmness, resulting in a healthy, vital appearance.
If you are looking to enhance your looks with a completely natural substance which achieves a visible and long-lasting aesthetic result, Restylane is the ideal treatment. *It is not a beauty cream and it is not a surgical procedure; it is an instant beauty lift that enhances your appearance in a natural way.
Have you ever looked in the mirror, lifted the skin on your face and wished it would stay that way? *Now there is an innovative, minimally invasive rejuvenation technique that makes it possible in less than an hour. Contour Thread Lift is a safe and effective procedure that offers subtle, natural results.
Our physician makes a tiny incision or puncture in the temporal area and the contour threads are inserted under the skin. The tiny barbs on each thread open in an umbrella-like fashion to form a support structure that gently lifts sagging tissues of the brow, face, and neck. Once in position, your body generates new collagen bundles that encapsulate each thread, helping to maintain the elevation or lifting effect.
When we are young collagen and hydrocyanic acid keeps your skin looking smooth and supple. As we age, environmental factors affect collagen and hyaluronic acid and the skin loses its structure and volume. Dermal fillers are injectable which can be used to provide support and structure, adding volume and youthful contours back into the face.
This is an intense pulse light which treat broken capillary pigmentation and sun damaged skin. Age Spots can also be treated successfully. *Full face rejuvenation can take half an hour and sometimes the treatment can be combined with Fraxel.
This broad band light therapy provides revolutionary flash lamp technology. BBL uses filters that can treat various types of conditions.
It also keeps the treatment area safe and cool by using an electronically cooled sapphire crystal.
Despite the many cosmetic procedures available, improving the appearance of the skin damaged by scarring after severe acne or chicken pox, or improving the skin associated with deep wrinkles, has always been a challenge. Procedures such as deep chemical peels, dermabrasion (different from microdermabrasion) and laser resurfacing have offered disappointing results, especially for scarring associated with acne. At the same time, they are expensive and involve long recovery times. Laser treatments also carry the risk of pigment changes in the skin following treatment.
Skin needling has now been shown to be useful in the treatment of acne scars, chicken pox scars, and both superficial and deep lines. The procedure is relatively inexpensive, with each treatment costing a few hundred dollars, as opposed to laser resurfacing which can cost several thousand dollars per treatment. *Downtime is about three to four days, compared to about three weeks for laser resurfacing.
The skin needling procedure uses a roller with tiny needles to pierce the skin and create very fine dermal injuries. A topical anaesthetic is used to minimize the discomfort. These dermal injuries lead to new collagen formation which fills depressed scars and lifts them up so that they are level with the surrounding skin. Needling can also perforate and soften fibrous scar tissue enabling further deposition of new collagen.
Needling is less traumatic than laser resurfacing. As the epidermis is not burned off to leave a weepy surface, there is no daily dressing to attend to. The needles only penetrate the epidermis, leaving it intact. As a result, the skin heals more rapidly. *Bruising takes three to four days to settle down with the help of Arnica orally and topically. It would be unusual for the bruising to last more than a week. This is a walk-in walk-out procedure.
The level of improvement varies from patient to patient. *The majority will achieve 40 to 50% improvement, and about 20% will achieve more than this. Unfortunately, some 20% will achieve levels of improvement less than this.
*Clients normally need more than one treatment. It is common to have four to six treatments at approximately six-weekly intervals. The level of improvement rises with each treatment. It may take up to three months in some cases to see the improvement. During the intervals between treatments, a home roller kit is used to enhance the result.
*It is important to keep out of the sun in the first week after treatment. A SPF30+ sunscreen is recommended, along with collagen-enriching creams that are fortified with Vitamins A and C.
If any of these facial rejuvenation treatments sound ideal for you, then get in touch with Dr Nair at Ashbrooke Cosmetic Clinic to find out more!