If a non-invasive method is preferred than an injectable permanent dermal filler can be used. This usually take 15 to 30 minutes. The permanent gel filler is a popular option at Ashbury Clinic. Clients can come into the clinic after office hours for a quick treatment and need no time off work.
This type of dermal filler has been specially designed for correction of facial contour deformities due to ageing, acne, trauma, surgery and can be used on cheekbones, smile lines, lip augmentation, frown lines and depressed corners of the mouth.
What are anti-wrinkle injections?
Permanent filler is a transparent injectable gel for correction of soft tissue deficiencies and tissue augmentation. This unique gel is permanent, non-absorbable, non-toxic, non-allergenic and does not migrate from the injection site.
Permanent filler is unique due to its stability and long lasting cosmetic results. After the injection of the filler, a thin layer of the body’s own connective tissue surrounds the gel, enabling it to a stable part in the connective tissue.
The permanent filler used at Ashbury Cosmetics is a cross linked product, which makes it stable and practically impossible for human body enzymes or bacterium to metabolise the product. Due to this and a high viscosity the gel remains in place at the site of injection and behaves as a natural part of the skin.
This is applied by using a fine needle, the gel is injected in thin strings under the skin. It settles as a soft filler under the skin where it is injected. Immediately after injection, your doctor at Ashbury Cosmetics will lightly manipulate the area so that the contours are exactly as they should be. Local anaesthetic will be used on the area to reduce discomfort. Immediately following the treatment, the area may be a little swollen but this will subsite after a day or two.
How long do anti-wrinkle injections last?
The effect of the injection of the product is permanent.
Erbium Laser Skin Resurfacing
The Erbium laser resurfacing treatment has been proven over the years as the best method to remove sun damaged skin and wrinkles. In most cases, only one treatment is needed and is performed under local anaesthetic. Other treatments like photo facial intense photo light technology does not produce a result as dramatic as the erbium laser in removal facial wrinkles.
Laser skin resurfacing is performed by using an Erbium. Erbium Laser produce far better result than fractional laser in just one treatment. This is capable of delivering short bursts of energy. By focusing the laser on the surface of the skin, it is possible to remove wrinkles, scars and many other skin blemishes without leaving a scar.
How does laser skin resurfacing compare to other methods of wrinkle treatment like chemical peels, facelifts, dermabrasion and sanding?
Laser skin resurfacing is performed by an experienced professional and is much more precise and safer than a deep chemical peel. It is also possible to remove moderately deep wrinkles around the mouth, eyelids and other sensitive areas without the scarring risk of a deep chemical peel. One of the serious side-effects of chemical peeling is an effect on the heart caused by a chemical in the deep-peeling agent. The laser skin resurfacing has no internal side effects.
Deep chemical peels can also leave the skin unnaturally white, scarred and porcelain in appearance. The laser skin resurfacing leaves the skin smooth, soft and normal in colour.
Light and medium chemical peels are often not effective in removing the medium-to-deep wrinkles that can be removed with a laser peel. Laser is better everywhere.
Face-lifts only help with folds and sagging of the skin. A face-lift does nothing for the wrinkles on the upper lip, bridge of the nose, frown area, eyelid, forehead and most areas of the chin. A face-lift does take out the extra sagging skin that hands and produces jowls. Some people may need both a face-lift and a laser peel to obtain maximum improvement if they have a lot of loose, sagging wrinkled skin.