Facial Lines

facial-lines1-150x150Our facial lines deepen as we age, and our skin loses its natural elasticity. Everyone’s face is different, and lines reflect the different movements and facial characteristics of different people.

They may include bunny lines – a horizontal wrinkled across the bridge of the nose – lines on the forehead, frown lines (glabella), crow’s feet and nasolabial and marionette lines (which run between the nose and mouth, or mouth and chin).

A range of different treatments available, including anti-wrinkle injections like Botox, Azzalure and Dysport, a chemical peel and dermal fillers (Juvederm, Restylane, Radiasse and Revennase).

If you’d like to ask us any questions please feel free send us a message or call us at a local rate on 0151 280 3248. The section below provides you more information about facial lines, the treatments available, and some typical questions our clients have asked about these treatments.

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Derma Rollers

Derma rolling is a natural process of skin rejuvenation and skin healing, which stimulates the natural production of collagen in the skin. As skin ages, it loses the ability to produce elastin and collagen, which helps the skin look young and fresh, as effectively. Ageing skin doesn’t hold moisture as well as younger skin, and as a result can start to sag and wrinkle. A derma roller is a collagen induction therapy, which uses micro-needling to puncture the dermis (skin’s outer later), with tiny, precise needles mounted on a roller. Opening the skin’s pores temporarily is treated as damage by the body, which works to regenerate it, triggering the production of collagen and elastin. Alongside rejuvenating ageing skin, derma rollers can also be used to treat acne scars, uneven skin tone, post pregnancy stretch marks, skin pigmentation and sun spots.

Dermal fillers

Our skin loosens, stretches and loses its elasticity as we age… At the Skin + Hair Clinic we use dermal fillers to fill and firm wrinkled skin, reducing the signs of ageing. We inject a natural collagen substance (hyaluronic acid) to fill the hollows that become more pronounced with age, and create the smooth contours of younger skin. There are a variety of dermal fillers on the market, and our team of dermatologists will advise you on the best product for your skin type and expectations. We use a wide variety of fillers, including Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane and Teosal.

Dermal fillers are mainly used to treat nasolabial and marionette lines between the nose and mouth, and mouth and chin, but can also be used as an effective technique for lip augmentation. They can also be used to reduce the appearance of dry, sun damaged and ageing skin, making it look fresher, younger and revitalised.

Chemical peel

A chemical peel can revitalise your skin by getting rid of the layer of dead cells on the surface to reveal the new, fresh skin underneath. It reduces the effects of sun damage, acne, pollutants and scarring, which build up on our skin over time. Alongside rejuvenating your skin, this non-invasive treatment can be used to reduce mild scarring, pigmentation, fine lines and certain types of acne. There are several different types of chemical peel, and our team of experts will advise you about the type of chemical peel best suited to your skin type.

Botox

Botox has become a popular treatment to reduce the appearance of fine line and wrinkles since it was first introduced over ten years ago now. It involves injecting minute doses of the toxin Botulinum Type A into facial muscles to relax them, and prevent them forming thin lines and wrinkles caused by the muscle’s contraction, to give a fresh and youthful appearance. Botox can also be used for other conditions, including excessive sweating, as it reduces the function of the sweat glands for up to eight months. You’ll see the optimum impact of facial botox after ten to 14 days, and the effects can last for up to six months. The Skin + Hair Clinic offers a painless, effective and safe procedure, carried out by an experienced dermatologist.

Mesotherapy

Mesotherapy is an effective anti-cellulite treatment, which reduces the appearance of cellulite by injecting a tiny series of needles into the affected area. The skin’s middle layer, or mesoderm, is injected with a serum containing a mixture of both pharmaceutical and homeopathic ingredients, which break down fatty cells to the point where the kidneys and bowels can flush them out of the system. The needles’ stimulation rejuvenates and nourishes the skin cells, promoting the production of collagen and elastin, stimulating the metabolism and improving lymphatic drainage at the same time. Mesotherapy is particularly effective specific areas of the body including the abdominal area, chin, upper arms and eye bags. You may experience a brief slight pinching or burning sensation during the injecting procedure, which last for a few seconds. Best results are usually achieved after 5-10 treatments, depending on the severity of the cellulite, and our team will be happy to advise you about realistic expectations for your procedure.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) ‘vampire’ facial rejuvenation

A fast-growing celebrity facial trend, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) – or ‘vampire’ – facial rejuvenation involves using the body’s own blood plasma, once it’s been enriched with platelets. The concentration of platelets in the plasma triggers several growth factors, which stimulate the healing of soft tissue by producing collagen and keratin. PRP is produced by taking blood from a client’s arm, which is processed to increase its platelet count, and applied with a derma roller, using tiny needles to inject the plasma into the face. Benefits of the PRP facial include an improvement in skin tone, texture and colour, which very little recovery time. Results are also longer-lasting than other types of treatment, taking around three weeks to emerge, and lasting for up to two years.

Derma rollers

Q. Can derma rollers help reduce the appearance of scars?
A. Yes, it improves the texture of scars because…

Q. Does it hurt?
A. We apply a numbing cream before the treatment, which numbs your skin for between and hour and a quarter and an hour and a half, while we carry out the derma rolling.

Q. Will I look red after the treatment?
A. Your skin will look slightly swollen and a bit red for approximately 24 hours, and feel firm and tight in the 48 hours after that. We’ll give you an oxygen cream (an oxygen-rich chiroxy cream) to apply to maximise the amount of oxygen your skin absorbs after the process and induce the production of collagen. It’s possible that your skin will bleed during the process, as the derma rolling creates tiny pricks in the skin’s surface, but this is perfectly normal…

Q. How long does the treatment take?
A. You’ll see a collagen boost around six weeks after your first treatment, and that’s when we recommend you have your second one. A third treatment a further six weeks later completes the course, so a derma roller procedure usually takes place over approximately three months.

Dermal fillers

Q. How to dermal fillers work?
A. We inject tiny amounts of hyaluronic into the skin’s tissue, which turns into collagen. Collagen serves as a ‘plumper’ in the skin, and expands, filling out the wrinkle, hollow or fine line.

Q. Does it hurt?
A. No. Again, we apply a numbing cream before we begin the treatment, so you won’t feel a think while it’s carried out.

Q. Will I look pink after?
A. Your skin might look slightly pink; if you have what’s know as ‘tense skin’, which is more common in smokers, your skin can bruise around the treatment area.

Q. How far in advance of a special occasion or event should I have dermal fillers done?
A. We’d recommend having a treatment like dermal fillers done at least a week in advance…

Q. Do I need any special aftercare treatment?
A. We’ll give you a complete briefing and leaflet about aftercare, and you’ll also have to wear SPF50+ sun cream after your treatment.

Chemical peels

Q. What’s the difference between different chemical peel treatments?
A. We offer two types of facial that are generally referred to as ‘chemical peels’, although a glycolic peel is actually a deep cleansing treatment, rather than a ‘peel’. A glycolic peel is massaged onto the face like a facemask, and then cleansed off, opening pores, taking off dead skin cells and brightening the skin.

A TCA (trichloroacetic acid) peel is a dermatological peel, which is used as a collagen induction therapy, and your skin will peel. It’s suitable for skin types 1-3, and removes between 70% and 80% of fine lines, and up to 50% of scarring. It can also be used to take away freckles and skin pigmentation.

Q. What does my skin look like after a TCA peel?
A. Two to three days after a TCA peel, your skin will appear brown and suntanned; after that it will peel, which is when the new skin is revealed. Once the new skin has been revealed, you’ll have to wear SPF50+ sun cream.

Q. How many peels will I need?
A. Everyone’s skin is different, so our experts will advise you, but we generally recommend a course of four peels, approximately every ten days.

Q. Are chemical peels just for the face?
A. No, they can also be used in treatments like hand rejuvenation, to reduce the appearance of liver spots, freckles and pigmentation on delicate hand skin, and also on your décolletage.

Botox

Q. Are there any side effects?
A. No, there aren’t, but you will receive strict instructions from the doctor about what you should do after your treatment. If you don’t follow them, side effects like a drooping eyebrow could occur. Botox works inside the skin for up to two weeks after the treatment, so it’s important that it doesn’t spread from the treatment area. That could be caused by other facial treatments, like dermabrasion and facials, which you can’t have for at least two weeks after botox; you can’t go to the gym, or drink alcohol immediately after your treatment either, as sweating and raising the body’s temperature could cause it to move.

Q. Can botox be used to stop me from sweating?
A. Yes, botox last for up to nine months as an effective barrier to excessive sweating. It numbs the nerve endings in the sweat glands, so they’re not stimulated to produce sweat.

Mesotherapy

Q. What is mesotherapy best used for?
A. We use mesotherapy for facial brightening and rejuvenation, including the removal of eye bags. Although it can be used t break down fatty deposits all over the body, it’s best used in small areas.

Q. Is it a surgical procedure?
A. No, it’s non-surgical. The effects are produced by small injections, and it leaves no scarring.

Q. Will I have any after effects from mesotherapy?
A. You may experience some irritation and swelling, post injections, which subsides in three to four days.

Chemical Peel (TCA, ICP & GLYCOLIC PEEL)

Procedure: Number of sessions: Price:
TCA Peel Consultation Required n/a
TCA Peel Consultation Required n/a
ICP Peel Consultation Required n/a
Glycolic Peel (35%, 50% & 70%) 1 Session £75 Consultation Required n/a

Dermal Fillers

Treatment: Number of sessions: Price:
Facial Rejuvenation Consultation Required n/a

Derma Roller

Treatment: Number of sessions: Price:
Derma Roller Consultation required n/a

Botox

Treatment: Number of sessions: Price:
3 places 1 session £299 from £399 (see offers)

Mesotherapy

Procedure: Number of sessions: Price:
Mesotherapy – eye bag removal Consultation required n/a

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) ‘vampire’ facial rejuvenation

Procedure: Number of sessions: Price:
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) Consultation required n/a