Wrinkles and facial lines result from ageing, muscle activity and your genetic disposition. In addition, excessive sun exposure, alcohol consumption, emotional and hormonal influences and smoking can also increase the likelihood of wrinkles. Whilst you may be able to reduce or control some factors, you cannot influence all factors and that is why we develop some wrinkles as we age.
This practice can offer professional consultations and treatments to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Our practitioner has knowledge of head and neck anatomy and physiology together with training in the use of cosmetic treatments which can subtly enhance your appearance to make you look younger.
We offer three types of treatment: Facial revitalise, dermal filler and dermal roller. Each treatment has a specific function and during your initial consultation we will discuss your concerns and provide you with a treatment plan.
We will also ask your permission for photographs to be taken. These are purely for our records and will not be shared with a third party.
Dermaroller therapy stimulates natural collagen production in the skin, which will stretch and tighten the skin as required. The genuine Dermaroller we provide is high quality and is single use only.
This treatment is suitable for:
Facial & decollete lines & wrinkles
Sun damaged & ageing skin
A surface anaesthetic cream is applied prior to treatment. The fine needles on the roller make tiny punctures on the skin which rapidly close.
After treatment you can expect redness and mild swelling which subsides over 24-48 hours. This is followed by increased exfoliation and dryness. After a week there is improvement in tone, texture and pigmentation. From six weeks onwards there will be improvement in fine lines, wrinkles and scarring.
A course of three treatments are recommended. Acne scarring and stretch marks normally require minimum of five treatments.
Dermal filler are safe, man-made materials that have been specifically developed over the years for use in the skin. They are used to restore the deeper folds or wrinkles especially around the area between the nose and the mouth.
We use non permanent filler based on hyaluronic acid which is found naturally in the body. The effects last for between six and twelve months.
The application of the filler is through injection under the skin. You will be given anaesthetic similar to that given during dental procedures. This minimises any discomfort. After treatment you will be given after care instructions, and a follow up appointment.
Side effects are rare, but this will be discussed at your consultation.
Our line softening treatment can be effective in improving lines or wrinkles due to facial expression for example, worry lines or frown lines on the forehead and between the eyebrows. This is because these lines are usually caused by overactive muscles and the treatment can prevent these muscles from contracting and causing the wrinkles.
In most cases the treatment takes between 10 and 20 minutes, as only small amounts are administered. As a result any discomfort is usually minimal and short lived so there is no need for local anaesthetic.
Some people may experience localised bruising and slight swelling or redness, however this is generally minimal. The effects of the treatment will begin to appear within two to three days, however the full extent of the treatment may not be visible for up to two weeks after.
The initial treatment should last between three to four months, after such time you may begin to see a gradual fading of the effect. At this stage you could return for another treatment. With repeated therapy, the effect may lasts longer.
To discuss your requirements in more detail, contact us today to speak to one of our friendly and knowledgeable team members.