Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Two Wrinkle Types: Two Solutions

By:  Dave Stringham
http://www.lookingyourbest.com

types of facial wrinkles: dynamic and static. Dynamic lines appear at a young age. They are the lines that form when a facial expression is made. This is because the underlying facial muscle contracts to form the appearance of a facial line. People may relate to such lines as anger lines, worry lines, surprise lines, and smile lines. Static lines may develop without muscle contraction and may also be the consequence of the frequent formation of dynamic lines. With age, dynamic lines evolve into static lines.
Facial Fillers and Injectables
Dynamic Facial Lines: Botox significantly reduces the appearance of dynamic facial lines, including: certain forehead lines, lines between the brows, crow's feet and lines above the upper lip.
Static Facial Lines: Injectable Facial Fillers such as Restylane and Sculptura reduce the appearance of deep static lines such as smile lines.
Anti-Aging Aesthetics
Facial Fillers and Injectables cannot solve all anti-aging problems. The slowed natural skin renewal process has an impact on facial wrinkling. Sun damage contributes to facial wrinkles. Skin conditions play a role in the appearance of an aging face. Lifestyle habits such as smoking and diet affect facial aging. Gravity produces sagging to an aged face. This is why other treatments may be required to improve facial aging, including:
Medical Grade Skincare: Cleansers, toners, exfoliators, moisturizers, and under eye creams found at plastic surgeons' office offer advanced techniques to improve the signs of aging. Topical retinoids, vitamin C, alpha hydroxyl acids, and polypeptides fit into the medical grade skincare category as well.
Skin Resurfacing: Microdermabrasion, chemical peels, thermal skin resurfacing, ablative and non-ablative lasers are all techniques used to improve the appearance of facial wrinkles and aging.
Facial Implants: There are chin and cheek implants to improve the appearance of wrinkles and facial hollowness.
Facelift or Mid-Face Lift: Facelift, also known as the Mid-Face Lift, removes excessive skin and tightens underlying muscles from the cheek to the neck.
Forehead or Brow Lift: Forehead or Brow Lift reduces facial lines that are at rest and lifts droopy eyebrows.
Nose Surgery: Rhinoplasty may lift the nose tip, reshape the nose, augment or reduce an aging nose.
Upper and/or Lower Eye Lid Surgery or Blepharoplasty: Eye lid surgery removes excessive skin and fat pads on the eyelids.
Neck Lift: Neck lift improves the appearance of platysmal neck bands and a sagging neck.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

How is Dermal Filler Different to Botox?

 by Dr Timothy Beazleigh

How is Dermal Filler Different to Botox?



People are often confused by the difference between Botox and dermal filler treatments, assuming they are the same. Whilst Botox is a muscle relaxant and is used to minimise muscle contraction thus reducing fine lines and wrinkles on facial movement, dermal filler is used specifically to restore volume to deeper, lines, creases and folds that are usually static i.e. permanently visible on the face even when the face isn’t moving.


Traditional areas to treat with standard dermal fillers – including Juvederm and Restylane – are the nasolabial folds (corner of the nostrils to corners of the mouth), marionette lines (corners of mouth to chin/jowls) and the smokers lines (above the top lip). Thicker, more volumising fillers including Juvederm Voluma are used specifically to the mid face region to augment cheek bones, restore volume and plumpness to the lower cheeks and redefine the chin and temples. Fillers are also used to enchance and recontour lips.


As a treatment with dermal fillers requires the needle to penetrate the dermis deeper than for a standard Botox treatment, there is usually more opportunity for bruising to occur as the blood vessels are not visible to the practitioner (beyond the superficial layer), but bruising is by no means a standard side effect and occurs in approximately 50% of treatments.


Juvederm is the filler of choice at Melior Clinics Botox & Facial Aesthetic London Clinic as, being monophasic, it is smooth in consistency and also contains a built in anaesthetic, making the process a lot more comfortable for the patient.


Friday, November 2, 2018

Normal ageing = Loss of Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is an essential skin component. It acts like a sponge that retains water and keeps the skin moisturized, plumped and healthy.
We lose 50 % of our hyaluronic acid between the age of 40 and 50(1).
The skin becomes dry, thin and fragile.
(1) L’observatoire des cosmétiques, Octobre 2010
In addition to normal ageing and loss of hyaluronic acid, our skin is exposed daily to various external factors that change its surface which results in the loss of brightness:
- Sun exposure
- Pollution
- Junk food
- Lack of sleep
- Smoking
  
 
Peau jeune et en bonne santé


YOUNG, HEALTHY SKIN 
- Smooth and hydrated skin surface
- Perfect light reflection
- No shaded areas



Peau vieillisante et endommagée


• AGEING, DAMAGED SKIN
- Shriveled and dehydrated skin
- Altered light reflection
- Numerous shaded areas
 
 

Premature ageing = Excess of oxidative stress (free radicals)
Vieillissement prématuré
Your body has a stock of antioxidants capable of neutralizing the oxidants.
This balance can be disturbed by an unhealthy lifestyle and several external factors. The excess of oxidative stress (free radicals) attacks the skin, decreasing its elasticity and tonicity.
An injectable revitalizing treatment with the adequate ingredients is a must to restore SKIN’S HEALTHY balance and fight against all aspects of SKIN AGEING.