Wrinkle relaxers not only work to deactivate specific facial muscles but can actually reverse the effects of ageing. The treatment is simple, effective within 3 days and wears off gradually over 3 to 6 months (average 4 months). Retreatment is equally simple and effective. This procedure is one of the easiest, safest and dramatically effective cosmetic treatments available.
Micro-needling is one of the latest skin rejuvenation techniques. We use Dermapen, the safest and most effective form of skin needling. A local anaesthetic cream is applied to the face prior to treatment and then a series of very fine needles in the pen cause micro-injuries to the skin. These trigger the natural healing processes of your skin, promoting the production of collagen and elastin which tightens and smoothes the skin. Dermapen is effective for acne scarring, pigmentation, loss of elasticity (crepey looking skin) and fine lines and wrinkles. It is suitable for all skin types. Results take 6-8 weeks and a course of 3 treatments at 8 weeks intervals is recommended to achieve optimum results.
PRP or platelet rich plasma is an exciting new approach, appealing to people wanting a more natural method of facial rejuvenation by using their own cells. The procedure, often referred to in the media as a “Vampire facial” involves collecting blood in a specially designed tube, which is then centrifuged to isolate the platelet rich portion.
This high concentration of platelets harnesses your natural healing processes to release growth factors and stem cells to regenerate collagen and elastin naturally, at the same time as removing ageing damaged cells.
The result is smoother, tighter, rejuvenated skin with a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles.
PRP is suitable for (but not restricted to):
– Full face including around the eyes
– Neck and décolletage
– Backs of hands
Chemical peels are a form of exfoliation or facial resurfacing. Peels remove the superficial damaged skin, promoting collagen regeneration and re-growth of the deeper layer of skin underneath. The result is smoother, stronger and more youthful looking skin. Peels are particularly effective for acne scarring, age spots, pigmentation and poor skin texture. There are various different types and strengths of peels available , which are individually tailored to your needs.
Full lips have always been associated with youth and beauty but as we age our lip volume and definition naturally diminish and not all of us are genetically blessed with a full pout to start with.
Lip augmentation with dermal fillers is an excellent way to add volume and definition and enhance your natural features. The results are instant and usually last between 6-9months.
At cosmetic clinics, we are meticulous with how we perform lip augmentation. We take into account your face shape, profile, current lip volume and projection together with the aesthetic you are trying to achieve. We definitely don’t produce the most commonly feared problem of “trout pouts” or “duck lips”.
Dermal fillers are a synthetic form of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance found in skin and throughout our bodies. Hyaluronic acid binds water and hydrates our skin as well as promoting volume and elasticity. As we age, our skin’s ability to produce hyaluronic acid decreases and as a result our skin becomes lined and our faces lose volume. Dermal fillers are an immediate and effective way of replacing lost volume and filling out deep lines and folds giving a softer, more youthful appearance. The results last between 6-12 months and retreatments tend to increase the longevity of the effects.
Sclerotherapy is the process of injecting a solution directly into unsightly veins to shrink them until they are no longer visible. For best results we usually recommend a course of 3-4 treatments at regular intervals. The treated veins fade after a few weeks. The procedure is not painful and takes around 30 minutes depending on the size of area to be treated. We can treat both leg veins and facial veins safely and effectively.
Hyperhidroisis or excessive sweating affects around 1% of the population and can present a major social problem. Treatment of hyperhidrosis is performed by a series of small injections into the armpit, stopping sweat production for around 8 months. The procedure only takes around 30 minutes and is highly effective.