Rejuvenation Clinic

For many people, the younger they look, the better they feel about themselves. However, age is an unstoppable process and as the body grows older so does the skin; consequently its appearance and characteristics change.

Age, hormones, sun exposure and smoking can cause fine lines and wrinkles to develop; skin feels fragile and less elastic.

As we age the hyaluronic acid (HA) content of our skin – which is important for water retention – decreases. Oil producing (sebaceous) glands becomes less active and your skin becomes drier. The skin also loses fat so it looks less smooth and plump and because the number of blood vessels in the skin decreases, the skin loses its youthful colour and glow.

While all these changes are taking place Gravity is also at work, pulling at the skin and causing it to sag.

Rejuvenation Choices

For Dynamic wrinkles the treatment we all know as Botox® (botulinum toxin) has been formally approved for cosmetic use to reduce these lines and exaggerated facial expressions. This procedure can have remarkable results in improving the wrinkles that are the result of these hyperactive muscles.

A popular choice for treating fine lines and wrinkles caused by loss of volume is Juvederm, a dermal filler containing Hyaluronic acid and effectively diminishes the signs of ageing and rehydrates the skins tissue. Treatment is quick, convenient and the results can be seen straight away.

All treatments are carried out by a registered Doctor, who is fully trained in the procedures offered.

Juvederm FAQ’s

What happens?

Treatment with Juvederm ULTA can be completed in as little as 15 minutes but it can be longer depending on which areas are being treated.Using a very fine needle your practitioner injects Juvederm ULTRA under the surface of the skin – at shallow levels for fine lines and slightly deeper for more severe lines and folds.

Will the treatment be uncomfortable?

Not only is Juvederm ULTRA smooth flowing so that it can be injected easily and evenly but it contains lidocaine to help reduce any discomfort during the treatment and the effects of the treatment are apparent immediately.

How long do the effects last?

The duration of effect can depend on age, how much filler is injected, where it is placed, the quality of the skin as well as general health and lifestyle. With the Juvederm ULTRA range, however, the beneficial effects can last up to 1 year after treatment.

What are the side effects?

Following the injection, there may be some redness, swelling and bruising around the injection site. Most side effects are mild or moderate in nature and resolve within a few days, these include but are not limited to, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching and discolouration. There is also a risk of infection with any injection procedure.

Botox FAQ’s

What are dynamic wrinkles?

Ageing is accompanied by the appearance of two types of wrinkles ; dynamic wrinkles caused by muscle over activity, frown lines (or glabellar) lines belong to this category and static lines associated with loss of volume; nasogenian creases (semi circular lines marking the cheek and the mouth area) are an example of these.

What is Botox?

Botox is a type A botulinum toxin whose role is to temporarily block the release of acetylcholine. The muscle is then relaxed and the wrinkle is reduced.

What are the recommendations prior to injection?

  • Tell your doctor if you are suffering from any illness and inform them if you are taking any medication. These may affect treatment with Botox.
  • To avoid bruising, do not take aspirin or anti-inflammatory prior to treatment
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breast feeding your baby.
  • Tell your doctor if you have had any problems in the past with previous injections of botulinium toxin or with injections in general.
  • Tell your doctor if you have had inflammation in the muscles or skin where your doctor plans to inject.
  • Tell your doctor if you have had any problems swallowing.
  • Tell your doctor if you have had any surgery that may affect the area to be injected or if you have any pending problems.

How is the treatment given?

Your Doctor will draw up the necessary amount using a syringe. After disinfecting your skin ( and marking the injection sites) your doctor will inject the treatment at several points.

What happens after the treatment?

To limit complications, it is recommended;

  • Not to rub or massage the treated areas for 24 hours after treatment.
  • To cleanse your face gently, without rubbing it that evening.
  • Not to apply make up for 4 hours following treatment.
  • To avoid bending down and not to do anything tiring physical exercise (gym, exercise class) or take a sauna the same day.

What results should I expect?

The results of the treatment are seen within a week of injection, and maximum effect may be seen 5 – 6 weeks after injection. Treatment has been shown to be effective up to 4 months after injection. At least 3 months must pass between injections.

What are the side effects?

As with any medicine, the injection of BOTOX may cause side effects in some patients. Side effects would usually happen within the first few days of injection are temporary.

The most common side effects are headaches, drooping of the eyelid, skin redness, local muscle weakness and facial pain.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of the following signs or symptoms appear;

  • Difficulty swallowing.
  • Difficulty breathing.
  • Difficulty speaking.
  • Muscle weakness.
  • Allergic reaction (swelling of face and airways).

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