Facial ageing is a natural progression and happens when the skin loses its elasticity and volume and its natural hydration levels decline. Non-surgical anti-ageing treatments are becoming more and more popular as men and women of all ages look to combat the signs of ageing by restoring plump, taut and smooth skin.
- Fine Lines & Wrinkles
Fine lines and wrinkles most often appear when the face is moving. These can be treated with Botox and other anti-wrinkle products causing nerve endings which serve the muscles to freeze, thus minimising muscle contraction and diminishing the appearance of lines. A Botox treatment is completed within minutes and the effects will last 3-5 months.
- Deep Lines & Folds
Deep lines and folds appear in very specific areas and remain in evidence even when the face is static. Hyaluronic-acid based dermal fillers can be applied to single lines or creases adding volume and leaving a smooth and natural look and feel. Popular treatments include Juvederm Ultra, Restylane and Sub-Q. Results are instant and last 6-12 months.
- Loss of Elastin
The skin loses its elasticity and tautness and starts to sag as collagen levels decrease. Collagen stimulants including Sculptra and dermaroller treatments work by encouraging the production of collagen and elastin which is what gives the skin its taut and youthful appearance. Results may take a few weeks to become fully evident although can last up to two years.
- Loss of Volume
Loss of volume occurs as the skin loses its elasticity and hyaluronic acid levels decline. Treatments including volumisers and elastin stimulants work by increasing volume and elastin levels. This can be done to specific areas or more globally, to a larger facial area using products including Juvederm Voluma and Sculptra.
- Thinning Lips
The ageing process can cause lips to become thin with loss of definition. Hyaluronic based lip filler and contouring treatments such as Juvederm Ultra are a safe and natural way to enhance the natural look of the lip area by combating issues including lack of volume, wrinkles, smile lines, cupids bows and lowered corners. Results are instant and can last up to nine months.
- Sunken Cheeks
Facial fat loss, gravity and loss of the skin’s natural elasticity all conspire to reverse the natural balance and effects of youthful skin. The face’s balance and heart-shaped proportions can be restored by the application of volumisers for a fuller, softer, more youthful appearance. Hyaluronic volumisers, such as Juvederm Voluma, treatment of choice at Melior Clinics for addressing such issues, re-contour the mid sections of the face to restore youthful volume to the cheek, cheekbone and chin areas. The results are immediate, with effects lasting up to 18 months.
- Sagging Jaw
A variety of treatments are available to help combat the signs of a sagging jaw including “high lifting” volumisers, collagen stimulants and chemical peels, all of which tighten and lift the skin with excellent results.
- Hyper-pigmentation Issues/Acne Scarring/Liver Spots
Hyper-pigmentation is most often caused by sun damage, inflammation or other skin injuries, including those related to acne vulgaris. Treatments such as chemical peels, dermarollers and the Obagi Nu-Derm system, which promote new cell growth and/or the accelerated removal of old, dead skin cells at the surface of the skin are considered the most effective way to deal with pigmentation issues.
- The Décolletage
The décolletage – the neck and chest area – is often one of the first areas to evidence ageing due to the fine, delicate skin. A course of treatments to stimulate collagen production, combat hyperpigmentation issues and tighten the skin are most effective ways to deal with these issues. Treatments could include dermarollers, chemical peels and creams, most notably from the Obagi skincare range.
- Teeth Discolouration
Over the course of the time, a combination of diet and poor hygiene can cause a regression in the colour of someone’s teeth. Foods and drinks containing dark colours can stain the teeth, which cannot be addressed by toothpaste alone. The use of hydrogen-peroxide based teeth whitening treatments can often improve a patient’s teeth colour by up to eight shades. This can be done with instant results in-clinic (Zoom Advanced system) or with a home whitening regime with the use of bespoke trays and bleaching gels.
It is imperative that those looking for non-surgical facial enhancement treatments source an established clinic with qualified and experienced medical staff. Clinics should offer free, no obligation consultations with a complimentary review and follow up appointment. Some clinics offer a money-back guarantee which would indicate a high regard for customer care.