Facial wrinkles and lines can be reduced with cosmetic injections into the skin. The two main types of injectable substances used are botulinum toxin type A and hyaluronic acid. Botulinum toxin type A is given by intramuscular (IM) injection to relax muscles in the face and lessen the lines associated with facial expression.
Typically, you will likely to see noticeable results at about four days post-treatment, with the full effects visible at two weeks. These times are averages; the actual time it takes for you to see results depends largely on your individual response to treatment.
Dermaplane is a manual gentle exfoliating technique that planes away the outermost layer of dead skin, removing the vellus facial hair and revealing fresh, new, very smooth skin. A sterile blade is worked over the face to gently remove dead skin cells from the epidermis.
What are the benefits of Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is recommended every three to four weeks. Each time you get dermaplaned, you are removing about two to three weeks' worth of dead skin cells. There is no down time associated with the treatment.
Dermaplaning treatment can be as short as 30 minutes or can be part of a 45 minutes facial treatment that incorporates enzymes peel and hydration mask. Our nurses will help you determine the right combination for your skin.
Skin Needling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), is a special regenerating treatment that safely penetrates deep into the underlying layers of skin, aiding the repair and rejuvenation of troubled areas. Your skin has a self-rejuvenating function that is capable of significantly reducing blemishes caused by acne, trauma, pigmentation and a range of other ailments.
Skin Needling activates this process by causing tiny punctures across the treated area. As your skin heals, it produces collagen which forms a new layer of fresh tissue, creating a more youthful appearance on the surface. Side effects are minimal but can include mild shedding, looking slightly sunburned and in some very rare cases light bruising, but usually subside within 24-48 hours.
PRP has become a highly sought-after non-surgical procedure for facial and skin rejuvenation. Natural ageing of the skin means that skin texture and appearance deteriorate over time.
PRP therapy, popularised as the ‘Vampire Facial’ is a treatment which uses your own blood platelets to stimulate new cell growth, more specifically autologous platelet rich plasma (PRP). Blood is essentially made up of four components; red blood cells, white blood cells, the plasma and the platelets. We take your blood and spin it in a centrifuge, which enables the separation of the blood cells from your plasma and platelets. This is then re-injected into the skin to stimulate collagen and new skin cells. It is the ideal procedure for anyone who feels worried about injecting foreign substances into their body. Side effects are minimal swelling, bruising and redness around the injection site, which typically subsides within 24-48 hours. Within 8 weeks, you will notice significant improvement in skin texture and tone, which will continue to improve until the collagen regeneration process is complete (approximately 3 months after initial injection).
Plexr is a non-surgical treatment which offers an effective alternative to surgical procedures such as blepharoplasty (eyelid correction), wrinkles, stretch marks, and face/neck lift. Plexr creates a plasma arc to stimulate instant contraction and tightening of the skin in a process that takes 2-4 weeks. Plexr can be performed on any skin type. This procedure does not involve cutting the skin or stitches meaning a faster healing time. It is an excellent option for individuals not ready for eyelid surgery or for those who are not suitable for a surgical blepharoplasty.
For the procedure, numbing cream is applied to minimise any discomfort. Treatment time, including topical numbing cream, may be 20-60 minutes depending on the treatment area. One to three treatments may be needed for each area at 6-8 week intervals.The treatment is performed with dots created by the Plexr device to sublimate (change from solid to gas) the superficial skin cells without bleeding or damage to surrounding tissue. Following treatment, the areas treated will be red with swelling. At the site of each dot, there will be a carbon crust that should not be touched except to camouflage for 7 days. You will need to keep the treated area clean, dry and protected from sun exposure or direct sources of heat for a minimum of 30 days.