Consultation & Treatment Plan
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Skin Consultation & Treatment Plan
For healthy skin, inside and out, a Midas Touch consultation and personalised plan is your first step.
We analyse your skin using the latest scanning technologies to identify oil, pigmentation, pore size, hydration, sun damage, wrinkle depth and sensitivity. Call us now to book your consultation and allow us to tailor your treatment and product plan.
As we get older, collagen production in our skin slows down, leaving our skin less durable and elastic and, leads to loss of volume. Dermal fillers are substances that are injected just below the surface of the skin to fill in these lines and wrinkles and replace lost volume. Dermal fillers can restore a smoother, fuller and more youthful appearance.
The procedure can be carried out using local anaesthetic and usually takes approximately 30 minutes. Results last up to 18 months for some products. Results are seen immediately and side effects are rare. Our clinic offers an extensive range of market leading dermal fillers to treat lines around the mouth, eyes, forehead and lip augmentation. We only use the highest quality of materials which are extremely safe and researched.
Anti-wrinkle muscle relaxing injections can erase lines and wrinkles, improve facial contour and eye shape in a matter of days, effectively turning back the clock without the need for cosmetic surgery. The treatment only takes 5-10 minutes and is painless. The results become visible after 2-7 days, and the effects should last about 3-4 months. When you return for regular follow-up treatments, the muscles become adapted to the treatment and the effects can last much longer. Wrinkles develop as a result of over use of our facial muscles. Muscle relaxants can be used to relax these muscles and in effect, improve the appearance of frown lines, give the eyebrows a lift, soften the appearance of ‘crows’ feet’ and bunny lines, and reduce excessive underarm sweating. The general feedback from our patients is that they are delighted with their new natural and younger look, and most tell us that nobody (usually including their partners!) ever realises that they had any kind of cosmetic treatment. The usual comments are that they look very healthy and fresh. We use tiny needles to administer the relaxant and the procedure is not painful. Some clients pop out of work during their lunchtimes to have the job done. Muscle relaxant injections are safe to use and have been used in general medicine in much higher doses to treat muscle spasms.
In over 30 years of use in medicine, serious allergic reactions have not been reported and any side effects are short lived and rare. The most important thing to remember is that this treatment is non-permanent and very safe. The muscle relaxing agent is metabolised at the injection site and it does not spread to any other parts of the body.
Chemical Peel Treatments
We offer a wide range of chemical peels ranging from very superficial to deeper peels. When you attend for a consultation we will be able to advise you on the most suitable peel for you. The peel chosen depends on your presenting problem. The two main categories of peels which we carry out are:-
AHA Peels: Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) occur naturally in fruits and dairy products. Examples of AHAs are glycolic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid, malic acid and citric acid. These acids are applied to the skin and change the ways the cells on the skin surface stick together, thereby encouraging them to fall off or exfoliate. They can be used daily on the skin in concentrations of 2% to 15% or as a peeling agent in concentrations of 20% to 70%.
AHA peels can be used for: (1) Acne and oily congested skin (2) Fine lines and wrinkles and (3) sun damage & hyperpigmentation. AHA will provide an improvement in the skins texture and pigmentation. Best results are achieved when a course of four peels are completed with two week intervals between peels. Peels are not recommended in the following situations:-
- The skin is broken
- Recent Roaccutane therapy (less than 6 months)
- Active herpes infection
After Care: “Downtime” describes the time after the treatment when the skin is healing and may show signs of dryness, peeling, sensitivity and or redness. Post peel packs are available and recommended for use after the peel. Alternatively plain skin products like aqueous cream or cetaphil are recommended for the first few days. SPF 30-50 daily sunscreen is mandatory as the skin is extra sensitive to the skins rays after treatment.
TCA Peels: Trichloracetic Acid (TCA) peels are more medium depth peels producing excellent improvement to skin texture, pigmentation, freckles, wrinkles and sun damaged skin. Downtime is approximately 7-14 days and peeling is very noticeable between days 2 and 7. 15 and 18% TCA peels are the most popular concentrations used and a course of four peels is recommended for best results.
Aftercare for TCA Peels. A specific post peel pack is recommended after use and will help give longer lasting results. A daily factor 50 sunscreen is recommended post peel. It is very important never to pick peeling lesions post-peel as this can result in scarring. Instead keep rubbing in post peel creams as instructed.
Our lips thin as we age, and this volume loss can be replaced with dermal fillers. We can use dermal fillers to augment the upper and lower lip and give you the pout you always wanted. The procedure takes about 15 minutes and local anaesthetic is used to make the procedure totally painless.
Many clients worry that the lip enhancement procedure will look false or obvious. We can augment your lips as much or as subtlety as you wish, tailoring the treatment to your wishes.
With the advancement of dermal fillers such as with Juvederm, Juvederm Ultra Smile it is possible to administer injections into both your top and bottom lip to create fuller, plumper lips and reduce fine wrinkles around your mouth. The result is a fuller mouth with more definition.
Collagen is what gives volume, flexibility and strength to healthy, young skin. As a part of the aging process, your own natural collagen breaks down, diminishing facial volume and elasticity. This loss of elasticity and volume results in wrinkles, facial lines and skin laxity – all of which rob your skin of its youthful, fresh appearance.
Ideal wrinkle reduction is achieved by replenishing your skin’s lost volume. Upon injection, RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler immediately provides the volume and lift needed to diminish the signs of aging because of the calcium-based microspheres and gel that comprise the product.
But what’s unique about RADIESSE Volumizing Filler is that it acts as a scaffold under the skin, providing structure and stimulating your own natural collagen to grow. This process continues for several months, which extends the initial effect of RADIESSE Volumizing Filler.
Best of all, the natural results are clinically proven to last a year or more in many patients, which is why more and more cosmetic surgeons, dermatologists, and other medical professionals are choosing RADIESSE Volumizing Filler to achieve long-lasting facial rejuvenation.
Platelet Rich Plasma – VAMPIRE FACELIFT
Skin Conditions Treated:
Upper & Lower Eye Area
Fine lines and wrinkles
Ageing & sagging skin
Neck & Décolletage
About the treatment
Platelet Rich Plasma is the most natural and safest yet effective treatments available on the aesthetic market right now to rejuvenate the skin especially the under-eye area as facial and body areas. More commonly known in the media as the ‘Vampire Facial’ and ‘Vampire Facelift’, it is a rejuvenation treatment of choice due to effectiveness, naturalness and minimal downtime.
How do PRP Injections work
The Vampire Facial works by using your own platelet cells from a portion of your own blood, rich in growth factors and stem cells to regenerate and remodel the skin naturally increasing elasticity and collagen production. The skin is re-plumped and rejuvenated; fine lines and wrinkles are reduced to create a youthful, radiant glow.
PRP injections are hugely successful in the treatment of areas such as, crow’s feet, “creepy” eyelids, thinning hair, acne scars and wrinkles
The beauty of having PRP treatment is that it uses your own blood; it contains no foreign or synthetic chemicals and therefore has no side effects. The result is smoother, younger looking skin. Vampire Facial treatment results continue to improve over a period of 6-12 weeks.
Benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma treatment
Safe with minimal recovery
100% natural, non-synthetic treatment
Effective & lasting
Promotes growth and repair by utilizing your own blood cells
Suitable for all skin types
Treats a magnitude of skin concerns in one treatment
How does the treatment work?
Platelets contain a high content of “growth factors” – proteins that help to heal injured tissue or damaged skin. Studies have shown this technique to be highly effective in the treatment of skin wounds, particularly burns. Upon injection into the skin, platelets release their growth factors which trigger surrounding cells to proliferate, in turn stimulating repair, increasing volume and rejuvenating the skin.
Most importantly, the growth factors contained in the plasma boost collagen production – the stimulation of collagen production results in new skin cells being formed and therefore an improvement in skin elasticity. Ultimately this creates a tightening effect on the treated area and enables patients to achieve a more beautiful, youthful skin. PRP Injections are injected below the surface of the skin in the area of fat loss and/or wrinkles and provides a gradual increase in skin thickness. Visible results appear after the first treatment session but the activity of the stem cells in the plasma continues working for about 3 months after treatment.
What areas can be treated?
Vampire Facelift treatment can be performed on the face, neck, hands and all over the body with excellent results: skin is re-plumped and rejuvenated; fine lines and wrinkles are reduced and skin contours are redefined to create a youthful, radiant glow. It is hugely successful in the treatment of areas such as: Upper and lower eye area, Fine lines and wrinkles, Ageing and sagging skin, Acne scars, Neck & décolletage
Are PRP injections safe?
Vampire Facelift treatment is the safest non-invasive procedure available on the market today because you are using cells from your own body therefore there can be no allergic reaction.
How many treatments are required?
Most clients will require a course of 3 Platelet Rich Plasma treatments depending on area and condition being treatment. Treatments normally occur at 6-8 week intervals.
Are the results Vampire Facial treatments immediate?
At your first treatment visit, it may appear that the treatment worked immediately because of swelling from the watery ingredients of your plasma. In a few days, when the swelling goes down and the water is absorbed by your body, you may look as you did before your treatment. Platelet Rich Plasma treatment takes time to gradually correct the texture and lines in your skin and results can be visible from 6-12 weeks after treatment. A course of treatments will be recommended over 12 months for optimum results.
How long do treatment results last?
Following a course of PRP injections results will typically last up to 1 year after the first treatment session in most clients. Touch-up treatments may be needed to maintain the desired effect depending on the extent of ageing and skin concerns.
Does the treatment hurt?
Prior to your Vampire Facial, the skin is numbed with a topical anaesthetic and plasma is then injected into the epidermis and dermis – you may experience a sensation of tiny pin pricks and stinging sensations which will subside after a few minutes. Treatment is quick and very tolerable.
What can I expect to happen at a treatment session?
10 to 20 millilitres of blood is taken from you (just like having a blood sample taken). The area where the injections will be given will be cleaned with an antiseptic, and a local anaesthetic will be applied on areas where injections will be made. Once the platelets are prepared it will be injected into your skin in small amounts using a very fine needle. Multiple injections will be needed.
How long does the treatment take?
Prior to treatment topical anaesthetic cream will be applied for 30-40 minutes. Treatment times ranges from 40-60 minutes depending on the size of the area being treated.
What can I expect after treatment?
Slight swelling may be experienced but this will usually resolve in 24-72 hours. In cases where patients are prone to bruising easily, slight bruising may be evident, but as with any other filler, this is easily covered with make-up. Your nurse will give you specific post-treatment care instructions.
How quickly can I get back to my daily activities?
Most clients feel comfortable going back to their normal activities immediately and back to work the following day.
Can Platelet Rich Plasma treatment be used in combination with other skin treatments?
Yes, the Vampire Facelift used in combination with Micro needling and Dermal Fillers has shown amazing results.