Cosmetic physicians have recently become increasingly aware of the role that volume loss plays in the way a face ages. Whereas once the only answer to loose and sagging skin on the face was to cut and remove skin in a face lift, it has since been realised that an excess of skin is not the only problem abd that a loss of facial tissue volume also contributes to the wrinkled appearance of maturity.
For twenty years collagen injections have been used to add volume to depleted faces, but collagen doesn’t last long, and the aesthetic result depends critically on the skill of the injector, time after time.
There was a need, then, to find a way to improve facial volume in a more long-lasting manner whilst still inducing some tightening of skin.
Enter our three-year volumising filler for thin faces. This filler is a suspension of natural sugar-like particles, and stimulates your own fibroblasts to produce your own collagen under the skin, leading to skin tightening and thickening, thus improving volume deficiencies.
How does it work?
What’s a treatment like?
We will ask you to come in to the practice an hour prior to your treatment time in order for us to apply some anaesthetic EMLA cream. This has to be applied thickly, as if we are icing a cake. Then we have to apply a little clear plastic film over the cream to ensure it doesn’t dry out and to improve skin absorption.
One hour later you are ready for treatment. Your facial skin is cleaned and we discuss again with you our treatment goals and the areas of the face requiring treatment. Once we agree on our plan, the skin is marked out to ensure the product is placed exactly as we want, and as evenly as possible.
The EMLA has a great effect to reduce the sensation of the needle, and we furthermore mix this product with a local anaesthetic that further reduces discomfort during and after treatment.
The Agent S is spread under the skin using a fine needle, with each needle covering an area of 1-2 square centimetres.
We then like to give the treatment area a firm massage to further ensure the collagen-stimulating powder is evenly and thoroughly distributed where we want it.
What will it look like?
Actual collagen formation takes at least 6 weeks to begin, and is maximal about 12-18 months after the treatment.
All authorities and experienced users recommend that you undertake several treatments to get the result you want. Here at Peach we would recommend at least three treatments, typically spaced 2 months apart.
Patients with large facial areas to treat or with moderate volume loss to repair are advised to have two vials injected on each treatment occasion. This gets results happening faster, and because the price of two vials injected at once is less than twice the price of one vial the treatments are more economical.
Come and see us for more information and for a specific assessment of your needs.
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