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Cosmetic Procedures

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers come in various forms and can be temporary or semi-permanent. Temporary fillers will last from 3-5 months and semi-permanent fillers are expected to last around two years. Depending on the manner in which the patient’s face ages and how long it takes for their body to absorb the filler will determine how often the patient needs to return for another treatment.

Dermal fillers may be used to correct furrows and wrinkles and plump lips for a more youthful appearance. Fillers may also be used to decrease the depth of a scar. If a patient has an allergic reaction to a filler or decides to alter their appearance, the fillers can easily be dissolved.

LIP ENHANCEMENT

MARIONETTE LINES

Neuromodulator Injections

Neuromodulators – wrinkle-relaxing injections – are used to treat wrinkles, frown lines and crow’s feet. A minute amount of the neuromodulator is injected directly into the underlying muscle, causing it to relax and gradually smooth out the appearance of the overlying skin.

What to expect after the procedure:

  • Virtually no recovery time is required after neuromodulator injections.
  • Patients should take care not to rub treated areas, which could cause it to migrate to another area.

Possible risks:

  • Soreness
  • Mild bruising
  • Temporary weakness of surrounding muscles
  • Headache
  • Drooping eyelid

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) 

Most of our blood is made up of liquid plasma, but is also contains many rich components including red and white blood cells and platelets. These platelets help our blood clot and they also contain proteins called growth factors which are key to helping injuries heal. The method involved in harnessing the platelets is to draw blood and process the blood in a centrifuge, this separates the platelet rich plasma form the other parts of the blood. Once we have this ‘liquid gold‘ we can use it for skin rejuvenation.