Internal and external factors cause changes to the surface of our skin as cell renewal slows down. Internally the natural substances that provide the skin with support, such as collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, decreases over time as does the activity of the sebaceous glands, which reduce the skins ability to retain moisture and stay supple. Externally the single most important contributing fact to the appearance of ageing skin is believed to be sun damage (also called photoageing). This affects both skin texture and pigmentation.
Over time our facial muscles decrease in strength and tone reducing the amount of support they provide to the soft tissues above them. When we’re young our skin springs back easily into its initial position when we make facial expressions. However, as we age the repeated action of the facial muscles – combined with a loss of skin elasticity – means that the dynamic wrinkles (those formed during facial expressions) remain on the skin and form static wrinkles (the wrinkles and folds that are present at rest).
Wrinkle correction procedure is where a small amount of product (being a natural, purified protein) is injected into targeted muscles for the purpose of relaxing the muscle. Treatment can last up to 4 months before lines slowly begin to return.
Our repeated expressions cause wrinkles when our facial muscles contract, they are called dynamic wrinkles. Overtime our wrinkles can be seen when our face is at rest which is referred to as static wrinkles. Our skin loses elasticity and volume as we age with a depletion of fat around the cheeks, forehead and eyes this is caused by a decrease in collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. Other factors also contributing to this affect is sunlight, smoking and stress.
Dermal fillers are a smooth injectable gel that fills in or plumps up static facial folds and wrinkles. There are three gel products that Dr Preketes prefers. The difference in each is the consistency of the gel which provides subtle correction to more severe facial lines and folds, such as lip rejuvenation or enhancement, vertical lines around the lips, nasolabial folds and marionette lines.
The injectable gel is made from a natural complex sugar called hyaluronic acid, (HA) which assists in skin hydration.
You may experience site redness, pain, firmness, welling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching or discolouration. These effects are generally temporary and should resolve within a day or two.
Microdermabrasion is a light cosmetic procedure that uses a mechanical medium for exfoliation to gently remove the outermost layer of dead skin cells from the epidermis which assists in the stimulation of cell turnover which typically regenerates at approximately 28-30 day intervals.
Skin improvement with microdermabrasion is temporary and needs to be repeated at average intervals of two-four weeks for continued improvement. Multiple treatments in combination with sunscreen, sun avoidance, and other skin care yields best results. It is a non-invasive procedure and may be performed in-office by a trained skin care professional.
Makeup and non-irritating creams can usually be applied within a few hours or right after microdermabrasion. Since there is an often immediate increased minor skin sensitivity after microdermabrasion, irritating products like glycolic acids, [Alpha Hydroxy Acid], Retinoid products are not to be used within 72 hours of your procedure. Typical microdermabrasion sessions can last anywhere from 30–60 minutes. Minimal to no recovery time is required after microdermabrasion and most people immediately return to daily activity.
Facial peeling consists of the application on the skin of exfoliating agents to obtain first, destruction and then regeneration on part of the epidermis and/or dermis. Chemical peels produce a controlled wound that will result in cell renewal that may assist with sun damage, pigmentation, acne lesions, fine lines and wrinkles and superficial depressed scars. Depth and results depend on the strength of the agents used.
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