Anti-wrinkle treatments work by temporarily disrupting the communication network between nerve endings and muscle. The muscles responsible for lines and creases are relaxed, giving a smoother appearance. At Fresh Faced we also use anti-wrinkle injections for other purposes; such as: eyebrow lifts, gummy smile correction, facial slimming, trapezius slimming, calf slimming, nose tip lifts and excess sweat production. Depending on the amount of product used, this treatment typically lasts between 3-6 months. It is is used to reduce existing lines and as a preventative measure.
The most common type of filler used for facial aesthetics is hyaluronic acid, a substance found in all living organisms. It works as cushioning and as a water retainer. At Fresh Faced we have a large range of different brands of filler with different properties for all areas of the face.
During the ageing process, natural hyaluronic acid is broken down - along with fat pad atrophy, bone resorption and collagen loss- resulting in loss of volume and tone. Cosmetic fillers can be used to rejuvenate the skin, add volume, sculpt bony structures (i.e cheeks, jaw), fill fine lines and correct asymmetry.
This procedure uses long, barbed threads of PDO (Polydioxanone) to reposition tissues. Patterns of two or more threads are inserted and tied together for greater stability and strength. The threads are designed to utilise ligaments, SMAS (Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System) and fascia as gripping points to alter tissue vectors. A moderate instant effect is the aim, which then relaxes and heals to a natural result. Like monothreads, these threads also trigger the skin to create new collagen.
PDO Mono Threads
PDO threads are an increasingly popular treatment option for non-surgical facial rejuvenation. PDO threads are made up of a material called Polydioxanone, which is an absorbable polymer that is flexible and durable. Threads work by triggering fibroblasts, which induce your own collagen production, creating a tightening effect that can last 6-12 months. The threads become a support structure for your skin, allowing natural collagen production to take place.
Over a 6-month period, the threads will be absorbed into the body.
Fresh Faced stocks a number of Biostimulators and Biostimulator fillers. They are used to provide natural volume and tighter, stronger skin due to the process of neocollagensis. They take aproximately 4-6 weeks before patients will notice skin quality improvement, but the results continue to improve for 6-12 months and last over 2 years. A good fit for those with some laxity, or are thin and regular fillers may not be suitable. Other biostimulators we stock are called skinboosters, which provide deep internal hydration and bounce, as well as mild collagen stimulation over time.
Fat contouring is achieved with an injectable solution that permanently destroys fat cells that it comes into contact with. Most patients at Fresh Faced require one or two treatments. There is significant swelling for a few days, and the final result is seen at 6 weeks post treatment. The process also causes new collagen production and milid skin tightening. This can be used for bra fat, abdomen, thighs, banana rolls, double chins.