Facial aesthetics treatments are those considered to combat the natural ageing process. Lifestyle and the environment contribute to unwanted facial lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tones.
Facial aesthetics is the term we use to describe the range of non-surgical treatments our practice offers to temporarily soften expression lines and wrinkles using Botulinum Toxin A injections; (Botox, Azzalure, BOCOUTURE, and Dermal Fillers), to increase the volume and improve the appearance of the skin. These fillers can be used to temporally improve the definition of certain facial features including lips, cheek and chin to contour, define and volumise using; Juvéderm ® Vycross, TEOSYAL️®, Restylane and Belotero®.
This treatment is now available in all of our clinics. Treatments undertaken by Dr Sally-Ann Dolan & Dr Ian Jones.
Facial enhancement and revitalisation have moved beyond surgical facelifts to an approach, which subtly reshapes and redefines. This technique allows our doctors to develop an aesthetic treatment plan tailored to individual Patient needs and designed to give a natural look.
The 8-point face lift is a relatively new approach utilising the new Vycross collection of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) dermal fillers from Juvederm for facial revitalisation and shaping.
The procedure is delivered in 8 distinct treatment areas to achieve the most natural result and maintain each patient’s unique facial expressions. The sequence of specific injection sites can be adapted dependent on each patient’s profile, to achieve the optimal outcome.
As we get older, one of the most noticeable facial changes is the loss of volume in the cheek area as the malar fat pads move down under the force of gravity. This is most obvious in patients that are slender or have a normal age-appropriate weight. The cheekbones become less pronounced and the skin becomes saggier. In some patients, this can create a ‘gaunt’ or aged look.
Injectable fillers offer a quick and effective method of a subtle cheek enhancement. This additional volume into the cheeks makes the face appear more youthful and ‘uplifted’. The effect is not designed to be dramatic, nor should it be, but a subtle improvement that looks natural. This is a quick solution with immediate effects without the swelling and potential down time and bruising from surgery.
While the effect of injectable cheek augmentation is only temporary, how long it lasts will be influenced by what type of injectable filler is used. We use advanced dermal filler as we find it allows the smoothest and most natural look and lasts from 9-12 months.
Injectable cheek augmentation can be enhanced by the simultaneous use of specialist injections in the crow’s feet and cheek areas. This combination of treatments helps enhance the middle part of the face that so that it looks natural and relaxed, and it only takes 30 minutes.
Dermal fillers are an important tool in the management of facial ageing, and by providing support for facial structures and volumising and recontouring this has resulted in major advances in the field of aesthetic medicine. Dermal fillers are now regarded as safe and are beneficial long term as repeat treatments stimulate fibroblasts which are responsible for producing new collagen and elastin for good skin texture and integrity.
Volume loss can take place in the lower face combined with skeletal remodelling of the chin. The chin actually shortens with age and becomes broader which can contribute to a fold developing between the chin and lower lip (labio-mental fold). These changes can be reversed with a combination of HA filler treatment to restore volume of the chin and provide support for the lines that extend from the corner of the mouth to the lower jaw (marionette lines).
Loss of volume can also result in the sagging of the skin along the lower jaw (jowls). This sagginess can be corrected by placing the HA filler along the jawline to provide a sharper and more defined jaw and also by positioning filler in the space between the chin and the jowl which camouflages the indentation giving the jawline a more continuous contour.
Procedures that give no down time, are less invasive than surgery and are quick to perform, are increasingly on the rise in UK clinics. Dermal Fillers (Hyaluronic Acid) can be used for a number of cosmetic reasons for example, thin lips, volume loss in the cheeks and lower face and even to rejuvenate the ageing skin on the hands. Fillers are also used as an alternative to a surgical rhinoplasty in a treatment known as the ‘Non-Surgical nose job’. This is a procedure that can correct minor deformities such as a saddle nose, prominent humps, down turned tip and issues with proportion. A typical nose with a gentle hump or deficient tip projection is ideal for treatment with the non-surgical correction. It is important to understand that by adding volume to what a patient might perceive is already a ‘big’ nose, although will be bigger, it will not appear so. The improved balance and proportion straightened profile and the lifted tip will make the nose appear smaller. Non-surgical rhinoplasty has been proven, in the right hands, to be safe, effective and reliable with excellent patient reported outcomes. It allows correction of selected nasal defects with reduced costs and minimal downtime when compared to surgery.
This procedure takes approximately 30 to 40 minutes. The first 15 to 20 minutes for the numbing cream to take effect and 15 to 20 minutes for the filler treatment. The results are obvious immediately. There may be some slight swelling and the area may feel slightly tender but these symptoms are transient and it is a procedure with none, or very little down time. It is important that this procedure is undertaken by someone who is experienced with detailed knowledge of the nasal anatomy. This is paramount when using Dermal Fillers in this area. The longevity of a non-surgical rhinoplasty does depend on the Dermal Filler used and other patient related factors. One would however expect the results to last between 9 and 12 months. Although a surgical rhinoplasty is still indicated for certain abnormalities, patients nowadays often seek minimally invasive procedures with lower costing down time. Consequently The Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty with Dermal Fillers has gained increased popularity. It has also been used on patients who are considering surgical rhinoplasty and wish to see how a new nose might look before embarking on surgery. It is also used for minor corrections after a surgical procedures.
A non-surgical rhinoplasty is an alternative to surgery in many patients. It is a treatment which will give an effect for approximately 12-months and can then be repeated. Dermal Fillers are great for smoothing, straightening the bridge, and lifting the tip of the nose and injected correctly making the nose more attractive and in harmony with the rest of the face.
Dermal fillers can help women of all ages with either naturally thin lips or thinning lips as they mature. As time goes by, lips naturally lose their volume, appearing thinner and less defined. Your lips are one of the most important features of your face and say so much about you.
The lip edges can be treated to restore youthful contours and redefine the borders of the lips; this also helps prevent your lipstick from seeping out into the skin and leaves you with a crisp, well-defined shape.
These fillers are non-permanent, homogenous and feel soft and natural. We pride ourselves in giving you the lips you want; ensuring results are subtle so that only you know. We now use predominately Hyaluronic Acid (HA) dermal fillers. HA is a naturally occurring substance found in our body predominately in the dermis of our skin and when injected blends seamlessly with the tissue under the skin resulting in a natural looking result. HA fillers have different molecular weights that need to be injected into different tissue planes. In general the more dense the filler the deeper it needs to be injected.
More dramatic results can be achieved if so desired. You will take an active role during the treatment and will have ample opportunity to assess the appearance of your lips as the treatment is being performed.
They are sometimes referred to as smile lines, because they look deeper when you are smiling, but smiling is not the real cause of the problem. Dermatologists and Medical Aesthetic Practitioners refer to them as “nasolabial folds”, which simply means folds that run from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth or lips.
These deep lines can be a dead give away of your age but now can be eradicated in an instant. The procedure uses dermal fillers to fill in the crease and plump the skin to give it a youthful glow. This is an affordable treatment that doesn’t take long to administer and the effects are immediately visible.
Tear troughs are the hollow area that run from the nose and under the eyes. This area becomes more obvious as we age, giving the appearance of lower eye bags and dark circles.
Effective treatment for this problem is delivered by injection of a specific dermal filler to create a soft and natural correction. This procedure rejuvenates the tired, aging face like no other.
Although volume replacement usually starts in the mid face we also lose volume in the temples which causes a hollowing that results in the brow appearing short and the eyes can appear smaller. Replacing the volume can significantly restore a youthful contour that results in a lifting of the outer part of the eyebrow and an open eye appearance.
Anti-wrinkle injections (Botulinum Toxin A) commonly referred to as “Botox” are used to reduce overactive muscle movement which can cause deep frown lines and worry lines in both men and women. This treatment will not dramatically change your facial appearance, but reducing wrinkles will result in a smoother, rejuvenated appearance.
The areas commonly treated are the crow’s feet, frown lines, bunny lines and forehead lines. These treatments are performed only by highly experienced aesthetic doctors. We offer free consultations at SDS Rejuvenate MediSpa, to discuss results, precautions and post treatment advice.
The Nefertiti Lift is named for the beautiful Queen Nefertiti of Ancient Egypt, the procedure gives clients a smooth, sculpted jawline and neck area. As a result of ageing and other factors, the group of muscles in the neck and jaw area known as platysma muscles can begin to tighten up, causing the face and neck to begin to sag downwards. This creates unsightly wrinkles, loose skin, and a sagging facial appearance. The Nefertiti Lift procedure uses Botox® to relax the platysma muscles, smoothing out the affected areas, restoring a more sculpted and attractive appearance to your neck and jaw area.
The Nefertiti Lift procedure achieves similar results to a surgical neck lift. The Nefertiti Lift is a non-invasive procedure designed to work much faster than a surgical neck lift and requires far less downtime.
Bruxism is the medical term for unconscious teeth clenching and grinding, either while awake or asleep, which can lead to physical painful and severe dental problems. In our clinic,Botulinum toxin when injected into the temporalis and masseter muscles also helps with tension headaches and migraines related to clenching of the jaw.
A gummy Smile is the prominence of gum tissue on smiling, which results from the elevation of the upper lip by muscles called the levator labii superioris alaeque nasi. This can sometimes be a source of embarrassment when smiling in front of others. Often people claim to avoid smiling in photos to avoid feeling self-conscious or being unable to fully close the mouth.
Fortunately, gummy smile can be simply and effectively corrected with Botulinum toxin (commonly known as Botox) injections to reduce the activity of the muscle that elevates the upper lip.