What is it and what is the cause?
Wrinkles are an inevitable sign of ageing. Laughing, concentrating, squinting or frowning; whenever you move your face, your muscles contract. After years of frequent contraction, combined with environmental and lifestyle factors – such as exposure to sunshine, smoking or pollution – lines and wrinkles begin to form. Collagen and elastin starts to break down and fine lines and wrinkles become deeper over time.
The wrinkles that concern most people are those on the upper part of the face caused by muscle movement when making facial expressions and those on the lower face such as nose to mouth and droopy mouth corners caused by volume loss in the mid face and sagging as collagen starts to diminish.
There is a solution to all of these types of wrinkles. Expression lines can be treated very effectively with Botulinum Toxin (Anti-wrinkle injections) and those on the mid and lower face by replacing lost volume with either fillers, Sculptra collagen stimulating injections, HIFU skin tightening or Thread lifts (Silhouette Soft). Treatment options will depend on the primary cause of the wrinkles, personal choice of treatment type and of course, budget. Our consultations are free to advise you on all the options and advise which might be the most effective for you.
The Polynucleotides process encompasses the introduction of polynucleotides derived from fish cells into the skin using a micro-injection technique. This precision method ensures the direct delivery of polynucleotides to the skin's deeper layers, where their effectiveness is maximised.
The procedure takes approximately 30 minutes to complete, with the duration varying based on the areas treated which can include full face, neck, décolletage and under eyes . Following the treatment, patients may experience mild side effects, including redness, swelling, and bruising at the injection sites. These side effects generally resolve within a few days.
Results from the treatment become noticeable within a few weeks and can endure for up to 12 months, based on individual factors such as skin type and age.
Profhilo is an innovative skin treatment that offers remarkable benefits for skin rejuvenation. Unlike traditional dermal fillers, Profhilo is known for its hydrating properties and its ability to stimulate collagen and elastin production in the skin. It involves a series of injections that are strategically administered to improve skin texture, firmness, and elasticity.
Profhilo provides a natural, youthful appearance by addressing issues like fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity. This non-surgical treatment is popular for its minimal downtime and long-lasting results, making it an excellent option for those seeking to revitalise and hydrate their skin.
In contrast to traditional dermal fillers, Sculptra encourages your skin to naturally produce more collagen over several weeks, gradually restoring facial volume. The outcome is a softer, fuller, and authentically youthful appearance. This progressive development is favored by many clients since it keeps your enhancement discreet, leaving others admiring your improved appearance without detecting any telltale signs.
Typically, the guideline is one vial of Sculptra per decade of life, though individual factors may influence this. After a thorough assessment of facial structure and contour, strategic product placement revitalises and redefines lost volume, administered in stages spaced 4-6 weeks apart. The remarkable results endure for approximately two years.