Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Fine lines and wrinkles are the result of reduced elastin and collagen, and often the first tell-tale signs of maturing skin – especially in those highly active areas of facial expression around the mouth and the eyes. There is often a degree of asymmetry to the lines, as we tend to smile or frown more on one side than the other or consistently sleep on the same cheek.
Many factors, like cigarette smoke, other environmental factors as well as dryness contribute to lines, but no matter how well we look after our skin, all of us will eventually bare these signs of the passage of time.
The various degrees of severity that are found:
- Mild – Fine lines and wrinkles which can be adequately covered by make-up.
- Moderate – Can also be covered with make-up, but it will not hide the lines as effectively. This form is typically early wrinkling, with a sallow complexion.
- Advanced – Requires coverage by foundation, rather than make-up. This is persistent wrinkling, often accompanied by skin discolouration, with broken blood vessels, sun damage, and skin laxity.
- Severe – Deep and severe wrinkling and furrows, usually with sunspots, neither of which can be adequately disguised by make-up or foundation.
The treatment involves the injection of Botox® (or a similar neuromodulator such as Disport®) into specific muscles with a very fine needle, which relaxes the contraction response of the muscles by blocking certain nerve impulses temporarily. Since the muscles cannot contract, the wrinkles associated with that soften, and become less visible.
Results are usually seen in about 4 days with maximum effects around 14 days, and will last up to 3-6 months. Repeat treatment will be required to maintain the effect, but with subsequent treatments, wrinkles permanently become less severe, it has been found.* Read More
Most soft Tissue Fillers are either Hyaluronic Acid, or collagen based. Both are naturally occurring substances in the body. Hyaluronic acid, a gel-like substance, is injected below the skin in areas that need plumping and filling, to temporarily reverse sagging, hollowness, and lines and wrinkles, by adding volume and hydration the skin. The result is an immediate improvement in the appearance of deep wrinkles and facial folds and so a more youthful and radiant appearance, which can last up to a year. Lips can be redefined and plumped up, noses reshaped and subtle changes made to facial imbalances and imperfections with the use of soft Tissue Fillers as well. * Read More
Micro Laser Peels
A Micro Laser Peel is a gentle, laser assisted skin peel, which precisely removes the skin’s outermost layer to a predetermined depth. It is the perfect step between Microdermabrasion and deeper Chemical or Laser Peels for treating pigmentation, sun damage and melasma. Typically two to four treatments are required spaced at intervals over eight weeks, depending on the extent of treatment required. Healing will take 3-4 days, as the damaged skin layers slough off, allowing fresh new skin cells to grow. *Read More
The name is quite descriptive of the procedure: layers of skin are gently peeled away by a solution, usually water-soluble glycolic acid (obtained from fermented sugar) or salicylic acid (from willow bark), applied topically, to reveal smoother, healthier and more even toned skin.
Chemical Peels have a long history – In ancient Egypt, they used salt, alabaster and sour milk to improve skin tone. The Greeks and Romans used mustard, sulphur and sublimate of limestone poultices. Modern day skin peeling dates to the Viennese in the 1800’s. Read More
This treatment renews the skin by lifting dead cells from the skin surface and stimulating the metabolism of the cells beneath.
A series of TCA (trichloracetic acid – made by chlorinating acetic acid) peels can effectively improve the appearance of superficial lines and uneven pigmentation, while leaving skin softer, smoother and more radiant. Read More
Penetrating several layers of skin, using a solution called Phenol, this treatment is extremely effective for regeneration of the skin structure. It provides a total rejuvenation effect, which can help you to look up to ten years younger. The procedure helps to stimulate the production of collagen in the skin, and it normally takes about 10-14 days to recover from the treatment. You will have to follow the instructions provided by our skin care specialist carefully. This treatment is generally not suitable for people with darker skin tones.* Read More
Laser Broadband Light (BBL™)
The light energy delivered by the Sciton Profile BBL™ will gently heat up the upper layers of your skin. The heat absorbed by the targeted areas will stimulate your skin cells to generate new collagen. This will help restore your skin to its natural beauty, blending its natural colours and making it smoother, more vibrant and younger looking. In addition, the photo-thermal energy will target and eliminate many of the fine subcutaneous blood vessels that cause redness and the unwanted melanin responsible for pigmented lesions.
Profractional Laser Treatment
The Profractional Laser treatment was designed for those looking for younger-looking skin or who want to improve scars, wrinkles or sun damage with a comfortable treatment. If you demand a fast recovery, then you may be an ideal candidate for fractional laser.
It effectively treats and improves a wide variety of skin conditions like wrinkles and fine lines, post-traumatic scars, acne scars, age spots, sun spots, freckles, aging and sun-damaged skin. Most skin areas can be treated. Popular areas are the face, neck, chest and hands. Read More
An Erbium Yag laser emits short pulses of high-energy light, which gets absorbed by the water and chromophores in the skin. The light becomes heat, and that heat removes thin layers of your skin’s surface, which will be replaced by younger, healthier and stronger skin growth. The Sciton Laser™ has the ability to provide a treatment that is optimised to your skin condition. Pigmented lesions will greatly improve or completely disappear and the treatment also softens and diminishes wrinkles. Read More
Mesotherapy is a soothing cocktail of potent vitamins and anti-oxidants delivered directly into the mesoderm (the middle layer of the skin) via a painless radio frequency procedure.
This technology transports the molecules straight into the skin. The treatment has been shown to rejuvenate the skin, reduce fat and help improve skin tone and appearance. Read More
Carboxytherapy is a revolutionary new skin rejuvenation treatment, which is being touted as the biggest advance in Aesthetics since Botox®.
Small quantities of pharmaceutical grade, warmed carbon dioxide are infected below the skin in damaged areas. The body immediately interprets that as oxygen deprivation, and redirects blood flow to the area, stimulating circulation, and generating new cell growth. Read More
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