A wrinkle relaxing injection can give you just the boost you need for a special occasion or a job interview. This non-surgical cosmetic treatment is used to treat frown lines, brow lines, crows feet, jowls and excessive sweating.
Over 10 years of experience
Dr Kate Hughes is fully qualified to give non-surgical wrinkle treatment to our patients with over 10 years worth of experience. Please read our treatments below for more information on what we have to offer.
This involves a series of small painless injections in the areas of the face to give a fresher more rested appearance. They minimise the effect of frowning by stopping the corrugator muscles from drawing the eyebrows together. They can also be used to reduce other ‘overactive’ facial expressions such as excessive brow raising or scrunching up of the ‘crows’ feet’ at the side of your eyes. It is also suitable for treating excessive sweating.
The relaxing effect doesn’t happen instantly. It starts two to three days after treatment and increases over the next week. The effect of facial relaxation injections usually lasts between three and six months, but this effect improves with successive treatments. This is because muscles you don’t use by nature naturally become weaker and weaker.
Dr Kate Hughes is fully trained in this non-surgical cosmetic procedure. Line and wrinkle treatments have been used since the late 80s and provide a treatment with no recovery time and very few risks.
“I must have spent thousands over the years on anti-aging face creams but this is the one thing that has made a real difference. I look younger and fresher. It is painless too!”
Fine lines and wrinkles are sadly not the only signs of ageing. As we age, our skin loses its elasticity, firmness and volume. This combination can leave us looking tired and depleted. Fillers are a great option to consider when we are looking to restore plumpness and help us to look more like the youthful person we still feel inside.
What are “fillers?”
Dermal fillers are a type of non injectable cosmetic procedure, where by a filler, which usually consists of hyaluronic acid, is injected into the skin to plump up wrinkles, smooth lines and restore volume in your face.
Why do people choose to have dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are often chosen by people who wish to restore a more youthful appearance and to enhance or soften their natural facial features. We aim to provide a natural appearance post procedure and HA is absorbed by the body safely over time.
What are fillers made from?
Most dermal fillers today consist of hyaluronic acid a naturally occurring polysaccharide that is present in skin and cartilage. As we age, we start to lose collagen. Collagen is an important substance that is found in tissues such as skin, connective tissue and bones. As this is lost, our skin can lose its elasticity, become loose and less firm. This is where fillers can be useful.
Whilst natural HA is found in your skin, the TEOSYAL RHA® system that we use here at Strand on the Green has been designed by the team of scientific experts in Switzerland at Teosyal. It contains a unique recoil technology which allows each strand of HA to move and recoil as the tissues naturally do, giving a more natural and less rigid effect.
How long do dermal fillers last for?
The effect lasts for about six months or longer. Successful results depend on health of the skin, skill of the health care provider, and type of filler used. Regardless of material (whether synthetic or organic) filler duration is highly dependent on amount of activity in the region where it is injected. Exercise and high intensity activities such as manual labour can stimulate blood flow and shorten the lifespan of fillers.
Will it be painful?
Sensitive areas such as the lips are treated under local anaesthetic to ensure that the procedure is as pain free as possible. Patients may feel a slight pinch in other areas where LA is not needed. Your practitioner will discuss all options with you at your consultation appointment.
How quickly will I see a difference?
Results are instant. There will be some redness and swelling which will subside within a few days of having the procedure. Results typically last from 6-12 months depending on the area and the amount of daily physical activity one engages in.
Profhilo is a nourishing injectable moisturiser that stimulates natural collagen and elastin production for flawlessly dewy and revitalised skin.
Its unique skin remodelling formulation is one of the first injectable hyaluronic acid (HA) treatments that remodels and renews skin tissue while directly treating skin laxity. It is a fantastic treatment to target sagging or wrinkled skin thanks to its unique tissue healing properties, which have been verified in a range of medically reviewed clinical studies. As one of the most powerful and hydrating hyaluronic acid treatments available in the aesthetics industry today, it has the power to stimulate four different types of collagen and elastin to help patients achieve strengthened, hydrated and firm skin. Its skin firming and skin lifting results last up to 6 months after treatment, as Profhilo gradually reboot’s our body’s own ability to refresh and renew collagen and elastin proteins. The result is plumper, healthier and fresher looking skin that looks completely balanced and natural.
THE BENEFITS OF PROFHILO
Thanks to its unique tissue healing properties, it has been heralded as true breakthrough in anti-ageing medicine. Unlike fillers, it doesn’t over-volumise the skin and enables patients to target fine lines and wrinkles and tighten sagging skin in a subtle but impactful way. This has made it a go-to treatment for patients who are looking to refresh and rejuvenate their skin in a natural-looking way. The treatment has a multitude of benefits that can help individuals to improve skin laxity, strength and texture across a variety of hard-to-treat areas.
Summary of benefits:
- Stimulates 4 different types of collagen and elastin
- Improves skin hydration and moisture levels
- Restores skin luminosity and dewiness
- Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Improves skin elasticity
- Lifts lose, sagging skin and improves skin laxity
- Tightens skin for a more taut, youthful appearance
- Restores volume to sunken or hollow areas
- Strengthens and firms skin texture
- Non-invasive with minimal downtime