We lose fat on our face as we get older, bone resorption provides us with less structural support, collagen and elastin fibres start to break down in our skin, and retaining ligaments of the face also start to weaken. All this contributes to loss of volume, downward shifting of the fat pads, and sagging that can appear as hollowness under the eyes, droopy corners of the mouth, deep nasolabial folds and jowling.
Youthful contours can be restored using non-surgical treatments such as Thermage, a monopoly radio frequency treatment which can be done once a year, or once every two years to lift and tighten the skin.
Injectable fillers can be used to replace lost volume and fat loss. The results are immediate and with good technique and correct placement, it should not be obvious that you’ve had work done after the possible bruising and swelling subsides. The longevity of the fillers depend on the material that is chosen. Commonly used materials include harvesting the patient’s own fat from the body and re-injecting it into the face, hyaluronic acid, and collagen stimulators such as Sculptra.
The benefits of using hyaluronic acid fillers is because they are biocompatible with our bodies. The Restylane range of products we use have less than 1% of chemicals added to stabilise it, and studies have shown that the product can last at least 36 months with 2 touch up visits. The fillers can be dissolved immediately by the doctor if the patients change their minds about their looks or if any complications should arise.
Here at Acclaro, we provide:
- Botox and Dysport
- Dermal Fillers by Restylane