Wrinkles are caused by everyday factors like sun damage, smoking and facial expressions including laughing or frowning. As you get older the elasticity of your skin reduces too, and wrinkles naturally form - injectable procedures can help to reduce wrinkles for younger looking skin. These injectable procedures help to smooth out facial wrinkles especially frown lines on the forehead, wrinkles around the eyes and laughter lines, without the need for surgery. Injectable treatments are often used to slow down the effects of ageing and as a non-surgical alternative to facelifts or brow lifts.
There are now very effective treatments to diminish or remove those furrows and facial lines that have built up over the years, to help you feel better about yourself, build your confidence and to look more youthful.
By using dermal fillers, such as Restylane® and skillfully applying anti-wrinkle treatments that can help rejuvenate your face.
The application of these treatments is by injection. A process that is both very simple to administer and that takes little time, sometimes only half an hour. As with any injection to the sensitive tissues of your face, you may experience some tenderness or light swelling for a few hours after the injection, but most people report little discomfort and the benefits can be seen within a few days
Before we begin, we always provide a full consultation. In this vital stage of your treatment, we listen to what you are looking for, and get to understand your reasons for wanting to enhance the appearance of your skin
Dermal fillers, such as Restylane®, are a crystal-clear gel form of hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the body. The hyaluronic acid holds water, which hydrates and gives volume to the skin. They are used for wrinkles, and deep folds such as the nasolabial area (lines that run from nose to mouth) and the glabellar region (frown lines between the brows. They are also used for augmentation of the lips and for filling out acne scars and other types of tissue deficiencies.
These are particularly good for the upper face, e.g. frown lines, crow’s feet, smile lines and brow furrows are smoothened. They can lift and can even be used to correct asymmetry and shape the eyebrows into a nice arch. They can also prevent new lines forming.
One 15-minute treatment—a few tiny injections—and within days there's a noticeable improvement in moderate to severe frown lines between the brows, which can last up to 4 months. Results may vary.
For these fine facial lines we use Azzalure. Injected in minute quantities by the treating dentist, the nerve signals that produce these unwanted lines are temporarily prevented from reaching the muscle, so the muscle relaxes and your skin smooth’s out.
Silhouette Soft® is a non-surgical, minimally invasive treatment to lift the skin.
Polylactic acid (PLA), the main component of Silhouette Soft®, is a well known polymer that has been used for many years in a number of biomedical and pharmaceutical applications. It has a long history of use as resorbable suture, a drug delivery system and in surgery - in particular in orthopaedic fixation devices such as pins, rods and screws. It is also a key material in the development of tissue engineering.
Silhouette Soft® are made of a Poly L-Lactic Acid monofilament with molded cones made of Lactide/Glycolide. It was developed by scientists in the USA using reconstructive and aesthetic surgical expertise.
The threads act as scaffolding under the surface of the skin to lift sagging soft tissues. The cones both hold the thread in place, and in time stimulates the body's production of collagen to replace depleted facial volume which diminishes with age.