When our youthful bloom begins to fade
Inevitably, as we age our body’s natural production of collagen starts to decline. Collagen is important because it is a major structural protein in the skin. Its key role is to provide the structure – or scaffolding – for cells and tissues.
What is the ageing process?
As the collagen fibres in our facial skin start to breakdown, we notice our skin feels less elastic and observe subtle changes to the shape of our face, such as lack of firmness, volume loss and bone thinning. Fine lines and wrinkles start to appear when the breakdown of tissue exceeds our body’s ability to repair itself. It’s very common for women to notice this more after menopause.
Is skin rejuvenation possible?
Of course, eating well and taking care of yourself is really important, but sometimes Mother Nature needs a little help. These days we have access to a range of specialised fillers, designed to mimic facial tissues and behave exactly like the lost tissues. This allows a natural, youthful look to be temporarily restored.
How does it work?
All fillers are injected into the facial tissue using very fine needles. The appropriate filler is placed into the area where the repair is needed, filling and correcting the wrinkle, line or volume loss. Some fillers provide an instant result, while others stimulate the cells to respond over time as the tissue regenerates. Both styles of filler are helpful in reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles and replacing volume loss.
Fillers come in a variety of thicknesses which can be used to correct everything from superficial to deep wrinkles. Naturally, correct and accurate placement by a skilled therapist is required to ensure the correct product is placed in the correct place. Different thicknesses of fillers are used in combination to achieve optimum results.
The new thicker facial volume gel fillers mean that we can also offer face lifting, eye lifting and facial balancing procedures. Plus the longevity of the product makes this type of volume restoration a more viable option for our patients.
How will I know which product to choose?
For any cosmetic procedure, it is essential to discuss the options with a knowledgeable practitioner. At Cosmetic Images our team of qualified professionals will take the time to answer your questions, talk you through the options and thoroughly explain the processes until you are satisfied you have chosen the best option for you.
Post procedure care
When you leave the clinic you will be given instructions on how to gently care for your skin. When deciding on any procedure using filler injections, it is sensible to plan for some down time following the treatment. Although rare, post treatment bruising cannot be completely ruled out. At Cosmetic Images, our unique anaesthetic options have been proven to minimise the bruising from filler treatments in all but the rarest of cases.