Non Surgical Facial Rejuvenation
Your face is your most distinguishing feature. Over time, you can develop frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines. Later in life, you may also be prone to deep seated folds and wrinkles that can detract from one of your best features and make you look tired, worn out and older than necessary. From fine lines to large volume restoration after significant weight loss or surgery, we can help you make the most of your natural features.
When looking at the next step for your non-surgical facial rejuvenation, we will set out a plan for your ongoing management, including your present condition, your goals and your budget. I will make sure your goals are realistic and achievable. My aim is to help you achieve the best results in a gradual and subtle process, rather than pumping you full of products. My skills as a Plastic Surgeon and training in functional anatomy will help you avoid the look like you’re “getting stuff done”. The difference of having a Surgeon performing the work is evident on the faces of our patients and the effects are so subtle that often others are unaware that any enhancements have been made – the effect is natural and enviable!
In your consultation I will also look at how we can avoid damaging nerves and blood vessels and make sure your appearance is natural in all positions of facial movement, from smiling to talking to laughing and kissing.
There are different “strengths” of fillers that can be tailored to do anything from fine lines to large volume restoration I only use temporary fillers, made from either hyaluronic acid (a molecule found in your body between every cell. It’s what holds the water in our body) or poly-L-lactic acid (a stimulatory filler that promotes the increase of collagen in the injected tissues). The latter allows for “structural filling” which reinforces some areas of sagging skin without undue volume increase.
Our treatments use injectables including muscle relaxing wrinkle treatments and soft tissue fillers. Both work differently, but most patients prefer to use a combination of both to achieve the best results.
I look forward to helping you to a natural looking improvement.
Muscle Relaxing Wrinkle Treatments
These treatments are used for reducing unwanted wrinkles or frown/smile lines. Reducing excessive perspiration and some chronic recurrent headaches may also be helped with these treatments.
Firstly, we have a consultation to discuss your desired results and explain the small risks involved. The procedure involves the injection of purified forms of botulinum toxin by me, your qualified and experienced doctor. The procedure itself takes a few minutes. You are able to return to non-strenuous activity immediately. The results take effect within 10 days and last on average for three to four months. We always start with a conservative dose to avoid an unnatural appearance.
Lip Enhancement and “Soft-Tissues Fillers”
These treatments are used for subtle enhancement of lips and in the exciting new area of facial reshaping.
During your consultation with Mr Archer, he will explain the options for natural appearing enhancement. We will also discuss the small risks, the expected outcome and duration of each treatment. Our aim is to give you a natural appearing face that looks less tired and “empty”, and more fresh and youthful. You may benefit from combining these fillers with other treatments at Dermal Aesthetics Medispa™, and you can also combine these procedures with some cosmetic surgery procedures for improved results.
While there are many injectable types of filler available, we use two types of temporary fillers being hyaluronic acids and poly-L-lactic acid (P.L.L.A).
This temporary filler is particularly suitable for the lip area. This filler is made of purified, stabilised hyaluronic acid – a substance found naturally in our bodies. The injectable gel provides volume and contours to the lips, and may reduce deep folds in the cheek or brow. The result is instant, with a period of slight swelling for 24 to 48 hours on average. Depending on the area treated, products last from six months to two years, or longer.
This remarkably durable product is made up of poly-L-lactic acid which has been safely used in the body for more than 30 years. The product is fully biodegradable, and works by stimulating collagen production in the injected area.
This treatment is suitable for creating volume and lifting of the cheek/jowl area and reshaping or enhancing underdeveloped features of the face, such as cheekbones and chin. A series of two to four treatments is required over a period of several months. The results, which last for several years, will take three months on average to gradually fully develop.
Our practice is integrated with Dermal Aesthetics Medispa. This means you have access to the expertise of our Dermal Clinician Lynn Kaye, BHSc, CDT. and the premium technology of Cutera™, skin tightening processes. Lynn can not only advise on the best range of skin care for you, but can also help you choose skin rejuvenation procedures suited for you that actually work – we don’t waste your time and money on “fluff”.
If you look tired and need a refresh, contact Southbank Plastic Surgery Centre for a consultation today.