Factors which affect the way our SKIN ages include exposure to the sun, genetic factors and smoking. Using sun protection creams and other moisturisers as well as stopping smoking can help slow the ageing process of the skin.
Despite this, the underlying causes of skin ageing will continue including decline in natural hyaluronic acid (HA) levels, collagen and fat loss.
Dermal fillers like Juvederm® are hyaluronic acid gels. They can be used to restore tone and volume, thereby helping reduce the appearance of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (the lines from the side of the nose to the corners of the mouth). They simply are injected into the dermis (skin) to make these folds less obvious.
Another popular area to treat are the marionette lines. These are the lines / folds that run down from the corners of your mouth to the chin. As we age, they become a common frustration for many individuals as they can make us look sad or angry. Treatment with an injectable HA filler can instantly lift the noticeable lines and folds.
Dermal fillers can also be used to restore lost volume in the lips as well as softening the appearance of the fine lines above the lips, commonly known as 'lipstick lines' or 'smokers lines'.
At an initial consultation Dr McNally will ask you to identify your areas of most concern.
He will then try to gain a better understanding of what you feel about yourself and the emotional attributes you would like to improve (e.g. to less less tired, less sad, more attractive etc.)
Dr McNally will then conduct a clinical assessment of your face and give you his expert opinion on the areas that he could target to make you look less tired, sad or saggy.
As we age our faces become saggy. A combination of fillers in multiple areas can be used to create a "non surgical facelift" to significantly reduce the sagginess.
Dr McNally can provide you with a personalised long term treatment plan to suit you budget so that your expectations can be met and managed.
At Rejuvenate Anti-Ageing Clinic we use the Juvederm Vycross collection of Dermal Fillers i.e. Juvederm VOLBELLA, Juvederm VOLIFT and Juvederm VOLUMA. They are a leading brand and are respected worldwide. Their aesthetic effects last typically 12-18 months.
The procedure itself only takes a few minutes and involves carefully injecting tiny amounts of the gel into the skin. Juvederm products contain a local anaesthetic therefore the injections are relatively painless.
Immediately after the treatment there may be slight redness and an itching sensation in the treated area. This is a normal result of the treatment. These mild, expected side-effects are temporary and generally disappear in a day or so.
A free 2 to 4 week check-up is offered to all our patients for Dr McNally to review the results of your treatment.
You will see some effect immediately, however you should notice further improvement over the next few weeks.
We advise you to avoid any tiring physical exercise, applying make-up and excessive alcohol consumption for approximately 12 hours after treatment.
Typically 12 to 18 months.