When it comes to ageing, there’s one thing everyone is concerned about: wrinkles. Although as cosmetic professionals the team here at Dr Joney De Souza Aesthetic Clinic in Mayfair knows there’s a lot more to it than that, the vast majority of patients walk through our doors wanting to know what can be done about lines and wrinkles.
So, what are the options to smooth out those lines without going under the knife?
Wrinkle-relaxing injections like Botox (which is actually just a brand name for one particular strain of botulinum toxin-A) are used to eliminate ‘dynamic’ wrinkles – those wrinkles that are formed by facial expressions. Botox is actually only licensed to treat the glabellar (frown) lines. The treatment works by paralysing the muscles used to form those facial expressions, thus causing the lines themselves to disappear. The effects generally last around three to four months before a top-up is required.
Dermal fillers work by literally filling in lines on the face. There are several different types of filler that can be used for different depths of line – from very thick fillers that can be used to restore lost volume and fill in deep lines and wrinkles, to much less viscous products that are used for more superficial lines, such as the ‘smokers’ lines around the mouth. The improvement usually lasts for between six and twelve months, after which time the filler breaks down and is absorbed by the body.
eMatrix sublative rejuvenation
eMatrix is a revolutionary device that allows us to recreate the effects of some of the more aggressive laser skin resurfacing techniques without the associated downtime. The treatment works by using radiofrequency energy to generate intense heat beneath the surface of the skin, resucing wrinkles and improving skin tone and texture.
Generally, three 30-minute treatments, spaced around six weeks apart, are recommended for optimum results.
If you are keen to find out how the team here at Dr Joney De Souza Aesthetic Clinic in Mayfair can help you to lose those lines, give us a call today.