Last week we introduced EMSculpt; our latest non-surgical body contouring treatment. This week Dr Sophie Shotter explains why she is so excited about this innovative treatment.
Dermal fillers and collagen-stimulating treatments are popular alternatives to cosmetic surgery. They can give definition back to your cheeks and restore the youthful curve to your face that looks softer, natural and refreshed.
Our face loses volume as we age, taking on a sagging or drooping appearance. Cheek fillers restore this lost volume, sculpting your face to provide a mid-face lift. We offer various treatment options through dermal fillers and collagen stimulators.
*DISCLAIMER Patient experience and results may vary. These are dependent on a number of factors such as lifestyle, age and medical history.
We only use the safest, most effective FDA-approved, naturally biodegradable dermal fillers at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic, such as the Juvederm® and Restylane® ranges. These hyaluronic acid fillers closely mimic the natural hyaluronic acid in our skin. They are injected deep within the tissues, for superior lift and sculpting possibilities to revolumise cheeks as well as hydrate the skin.
A collagen stimulator, such as Sculptra®, is an injectable treatment that is a poly-L-lactic acid (PLA), which occurs naturally, and is sometimes referred to as a ‘liquid facelift’. It has been specially developed to stimulate the body’s own production of collagen to replace lost collagen and replenish volume in the face over time, with subtle and natural results.
Cheek fillers like Juvederm® VOLUMA® have a built-in aesthetic – Lidocaine. They can be used most effectively and naturally to restore areas of lost volume in the mid-face that occurs as we age, which often contributes to sagging and jowling. Strategic and skillful placement of filler can lift and support the face naturally, redefining the cheeks and adding support where it is needed most.
Nasolabial lines and marionette lines can also be treated together with the cheeks to generate a lifting effect, known as the Y-Lift.
Different facial fillers achieve different outcomes. At your initial consultation with our qualified medical practitioners, we’ll discuss a personalised treatment plan that’s tailored to you.
In order to balance your features further, we can:
With dermal fillers, you should be able to notice the difference immediately as a non-surgical lift.
Collagen injections work to replace lost collagen and replenish volume in the face over time, with subtle and natural results achieved over several sessions.
Dermal fillers are semi-permanent and will break down over time depending on the area treated, so further treatment may be required to maintain your natural, understated appearance.
Most dermal fillers these days can last 6-12 months. Results from a collagen stimulation treatment such as Sculptra® can last up to two years.
Your medical practitioner will give you all the advice you need.
Dr Tracy Mountford, owner of The Cosmetic Skin Clinic, is renowned for her light hands and natural looking results. She personally handpicks and trains all of our medical practitioners to the highest level.
We will explain everything in detail and make you feel at ease and relaxed on the day of your treatment, knowing you’re in safe, expert and medically qualified hands.
Millions of dermal filler treatments have been performed worldwide and are extremely safe and effective when injected properly, resulting in the most natural of differences. The poly-L-lactic acid in collagen injections is biocompatible, fully absorbable, and successfully proven in a number of medical and pharmaceutical fields.
Neither form of treatment requires allergy testing.
Dermal filler treatment usually takes approximately 30 minutes, while collagen injection treatment takes about 30-45 minutes. There is little to no downtime and you can resume normal activities right away.
Many people find their procedure at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic more comfortable than expected, and most facial fillers contain an anaesthetic. Our medical practitioners are highly skilled and precise; you should merely feel a light sting on your skin during the injection procedure.