Loss of collagen is the key factor in the visible signs of ageing as the skin loses its ability to hold its shape as the scaffolding of collagen fibres weakens to the extent that it can no longer resist the effects of gravity. Typically, from the age of about thirty, the nasolabial folds become more prominent as the cheek fat pad drops down and contributes to the visibility of the nasolabial fold.
If no preventative action is taken, as the forties approach, the nasolabial fold deepens and becomes an ingrained wrinkle, a sculptured jawline becomes a sagging jowl line and a double chin starts to manifest.
Previously there was no alternative to surgical facelifts for improving nasolabial folds. Unfortunately, traditional facelift surgery does not help the mid-face too dramatically and does nothing for the strength and integrity of the skin, so the cause is not treated and overtime, the skin will just simply regress.
Now, with the advent of skin soft tissue fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane, and energy based devices which improve the production of collagen, nasolabial folds can be addressed as early as the late twenties when the skin has a much greater ability to rejuvenate.
At Skin Renewal, we have access to some of the world’s best technology to combat these ageing signs. These treatments aim to improve the condition of the existing collagen in the skin, while simultaneously trigger the production of NEW collagen to replace old, damaged weakened collagen. These treatment options include:
· Titan (The award winning Laser treatment from Cutera)
· ND:Yag Skin Tightening
· RF Needling with Secret RF
· RF Needling with Endymed Intensif
· Endymed Mini-shaper with 3DEEP RF
· Monopolar RF – Exilis Elite, Lavatron, Titania
Injectable treatment options for reshaping the jawline and cheek areas, improving the nasolabial folds, include:
· Dermal Filler using the MD Codes technique
With the above treatments, the prospects of more defined cheek bones and a sleeker jaw line are now possible but this usually comes at a price. At Skin Renewal we have recognised this problem and have come up with a solution to make it more affordable for the average person. As best results are seen with between 2 to 5 fillers every client is provided with a fully customised yearlong solution dependant on budget and expectations. The fillers have prolonged effects and can be administered one by one over a period of time until the desired result is achieved.