By using safe and effective non-surgical rejuvenation techniques and our various treatments for lines and wrinkles, our in-house Dermatologist and Aesthetic practitioner Dr Caroline Hewitt BSc FRCP can reduce the appearance of facial lines, wrinkles and folds caused by the ageing process. As a result the face adopts a more relaxed and youthful appearance and the wrinkles/lines become smoother or disappear altogether. These products can also be used for lip enhancement and for shaping facial, hand and neck contours. All treatments are administered by Dr Hewitt after a thorough consultation with her.
How can I treat my lines and wrinkles?
We can treat your lines and wrinkles safely using a series of fillers or injections to treat wrinkles and unsightly lines that are caused by the over activity of facial muscles (e.g. frown lines, horizontal forehead furrow and “crow’s feet” around the eyes).
How do they work?
These cosmetic facial fillers are injected into the overactive muscle or the skin overlying it. It works by temporarily and partially weakening the muscle. As a result the face adopts a more relaxed and pleasant appearance and the wrinkles/lines become smoother or disappear altogether. They are usually administered without the use of an anaesthetic and usually very little pain or discomfort is felt. The injections only take a few minutes. The initial effects of treatment become apparent within 2-3 days and the maximum effect is reached by 1-2 weeks. On average the effects of each procedure will last 3-6 months after which a further course of treatment can be given if the continued effect is required.
Side effects can occur, but are usually minor and almost always reversible. They include bruising or swelling at the injection site, localised mild pain and headache.
What are Fillers?
The fillers used at Woodborough include the Restylane and Juvéderm ULTRA ranges which are sterile hyaluronic acid gels made from non-animal sources. As we age the skin’s natural hyaluronic acid is lost giving rise to the appearance of lines, wrinkles and folds. Injection of these fillers acts to replace the hyaluronic acid lost with age and so corrects facial lines, wrinkles and folds. They are also used for lip enhancement and for shaping facial, hand and neck contours.
How do they work?
The injections, which only take a few minutes, are usually administered after an anaesthetic has been applied either directly onto the skin, and/or incorporated into the syringe containing the filler. This serves to reduce/prevent any pain or discomfort from the injection. The effect of the treatment is visible immediately. Depending on the area treated, skin type and the injection technique, the effect of treatment with these products can last 6-12 months (lips approximately 6 months). In some cases the duration of the effect can be shorter or longer. Touch-up and follow-up treatments help sustain the degree of correction. No allergy test is required before treatment.
Side effects can occur, but they are usually minor and almost always reversible. Common injection related reactions (swelling, redness, bruising, and a temporary lumpy feeling at the implant site) might occur. These typically resolve spontaneously within a few days.
If you have any questions about cosmetic injections or fillers, we’d be more than happy to help.