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If you want to reduce the lines on your face without having to resort to surgical procedures, the good news is that facial rejuvenation techniques can soften wrinkles for a more youthful appearance.
The benefit of having this treatment done by our doctor, Dr Tina Peers, is that she has a thorough knowledge and understanding of the facial anatomy and can perform this delicate work in a precise manner. Tina uses botulinum toxin type A, which she injects via a fine needle into the skin; this relaxes tiny facial muscles in the area, leaving the skin looking smoother.
Areas on the face that can be treated include frown lines (vertical lines that form between the eyebrows), crows’ feet, forehead lines and lines around the mouth and top lip.
The botulinum injection is quick, and because Tina uses a very fine needle you are unlikely to experience any pain; however, she can offer you topical local anaesthetic if you are concerned about the treatment.
Results will usually be seen in a few days, sometimes taking between four to seven days for the effects to be seen. The effects can last for three to four months, depending on your individual response to this treatment. You can book a series of treatments to achieve optimum and maintained results.
Dermal fillers are injected to fill and plump-up lines, wrinkles and grooves to make the skin look more youthful. Fillers usually consist of sterile hyaluronic acid gels made from non-animal sources. As we age the skin’s natural hyaluronic acid is lost, giving rise to the appearance of lines, wrinkles and folds. Injecting fillers into the skin acts to replace the hyaluronic acid that is lost with age, and restores volume and structure to your face.
During your treatment, our doctor, Dr Tina Peers, will inject the filler through a fine needle into your skin. She will apply a topical local anaesthetic cream before the procedure to ensure you are as comfortable as possible during your treatment.
The effect of the treatment is visible immediately. Depending on the area treated, skin type and the injection technique, the filler effect can last between six and twelve months; to maintain the results in your lips, a re-treatment is usually recommended within six months.
Scheduling a series of follow-up treatments will help you to achieve optimal and lasting results.
As we age our skin becomes thinner and loses its firmness and elasticity as our body’s rate of collagen production slows down. Fat that helps to fill out our face also diminishes with age, causing our skin to sag and wrinkle.
Our doctor, Dr Tina Peers, uses the injected treatment Sculptra™ to replace lost facial volume caused by the natural ageing process. This treatment stimulates your body’s own fibroblasts to produce collagen, and can only be performed by a fully trained medical professional.
Depending upon your individual treatment, Tina may use up to four vials of Sculptra™, injected over a series of appointments; usually two vials are used for your first treatment and one for each subsequent follow-up treatment.
It is normal to experience some post-treatment discomfort, such as redness, swelling, pain, itching, bruising or tenderness at the treatment site. This typically subsides after a few days but sometimes can last for longer.
Initial results can usually be seen within six weeks. Six months after your first treatment, you would normally achieve 70-80% of the final result.
Treatment with Sculptra™ can give you a fuller, younger looking face that can last for up to two years.