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. A skilled injector can use anti-wrinkle injections for other purposes; such as: eyebrow lifts, gummy smile correction and excess sweat production. Depending on the amount of product used, this treatment typically lasts between 3-6 months. It is fantastic for both treating 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. During the ageing process, natural hyaluronic acid is broken down 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.
Platelet Rich Plasma therapy (popularly called the 'Vampire facial' ) can be used to improve thin, crepey skin - dark circles under the eyes, fine lines all over the face, hair loss, facial fad pad rejuvenation and acne-scarring.
It is especially effective when combined with
micro-needling. This controlled trauma encourages skin resurfacing and cell turn-over, and the PRP stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin. The skin becomes stronger and thicker.
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.