AGEING! WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT?
WHAT ARE WRINKLES?
Our faces tell a story, we express ourselves daily through facial movements; smiling/crying/frowning, unfortunately the skin can become creased in the areas of greatest use.
As we age collagen and elastin production in the skin reduce, so these areas of overuse become damaged and the lines become permanent.
What are Dynamic Lines/Wrinkles?
Dynamic wrinkles occur when we use our muscles to form facial expressions. During facial expressions such as smiling and frowning our muscles contract and cause our skin to wrinkle.
Deeper lines which have been there for a long time may not be removed, botox may be used to relax the muscles and soften the line then dermal filler may be used to replace lost volume.
WHY HAS MY FACE LOST VOLUME?
Our skin is made up of two layers, the epidermis and the dermis. The outer layer is the epidermis and its main function is to provide protection against the elements and to regulate loss of moisture from tissues and cells, serving as a barrier to the outside environment.
The dermis is directly below the epidermis and contains nerves, hair follicles and blood vessels.
The dermis also contains collagen which gives the skin its elasticity and strength, offering fundamental support to the skin. As we age the epidermis gradually becomes thinner and provides less protection to the dermis layer.
In addition, collagen production in the body slows down considerably and the existing collagen becomes ineffective.
The result is an increase in the appearance of wrinkles, folds, and depressions.
WRINKLE RELAXING INJECTIONS
WHAT IS IT? HOW DOES IT WORK?
Botulinum toxin A is a protein which causes muscles to relax. It works by blocking the nerve impulses to the muscles to prevent them contracting therefore preventing dynamic wrinkles from forming.
Botulinum toxin type A has been proven to be an effective treatment for a variety of medical conditions over the last 20 years and has been used cosmetically for more than 10 years and is one of the most widely researched medicines in the world, with an excellent safety record.
Popular areas for treatment are the glabella (frown lines between the eyes), peri-orbital area (crow’s feet) and the forehead.
WILL IT REMOVE ALL MY LINES? WILL IT HURT?
Deeper lines which have been there for a long time may not be removed, wrinkle relaxing injections may be used to relax the muscles and soften the line then dermal filler may be used to replace lost volume. Over time it does have a better effect.
The treatment is quick, virtually pain free and nearly instant recovery times.
HOW LONG WILL IT LAST?
WHAT ARE THE SIDE-EFFECTS?
Wrinkle relaxing injection treatments work only on the specific muscles injected, this leaves surrounding muscles to function as usual maintaining normal facial expression.
Dr Lisa does not like the 'frozen face' look. She will aim for a natural youthful result.
The results are a smoother, fresh and youthful-looking appearance which lasts for 4 to 6 months.
Most common side effect is bruising so avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory tablets or Vitamin E 48 hours prior to treatment.
Some less common side effects are itching, tingling or headache, all of which are temporary.
'BROTOX' (FOR MEN)
SOFTEN YOUR LINES NOT YOUR EDGE!
Wrinkle relaxing injections have become more and more popular amongst men.
If you are looking to smooth the lines on the forehead, around your eyes or reduce your frown consider coming to discuss your treatment options with Dr. Lisa
COST AND EFFECT
Unfortunately men have stronger muscles around the face so may need a little bit extra to soften the lines.
One treatment (2 vials) involves injection around the eyes (crow's feet), across the forehead and between the eyebrows. This is recommended for optimal results to avoid hooded eyes and give some lift without sagging.
Come for a free consultation to discuss any concerns you have and ask Dr. Lisa questions.
She will do a facial analysis to figure out the best treatment plan for you.
Treatment cost: £350 (2 vials -recommended)
£250 (1 vial)