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The top 5 facial aesthetic procedures for anti-ageing

Whilst surgical procedures are still very popular, it’s the non-surgical procedures that are proving increasingly popular in 2015 accounting for 75% of the cosmetic industry.

A combination of wrinkle and line smoothing treatments and dermal fillers result in a more refreshed and line-free look that plumps up skin, minimises marionette lines and gives a rejuvenated look that is proving ideal for today’s youth-seekers.

These are the top five to watch:

#1. Botox

Botox continues to remain the top cosmetic procedure in the UK. It is generally a quick, effective and safe procedure to help remove lines and wrinkles. Botox remains the top seller in this category. Botox anti-wrinkle injections use purified protein produced by the Clostridium Botulinum Bacterium, which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause frown lines to form over time. It works by temporarily reducing the contractions of the muscles that cause persistent lines and wrinkles.

The most popular treatment areas continue to be the wrinkles in-between the eyebrows, followed by the ‘crow’s feet’ area with the wrinkles at the side of the eyes. Other parts of the face that are gaining in popularity are treatment on upper lip lines and platysmal neck bands with Botox.

Treatments usually only take 10 minutes at the Melior Botox clinic and can lead to an almost immediate and very noticeable improvement in the appearance of persistent frown lines and wrinkles, helping men and women feel good about themselves and achieving a healthier, more youthful appearance.

#2. Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers, sometimes called Facial Fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm are an effective treatment to help reduce the appearance of deeper lines and folds and ageing skin, producing a more youthful appearance.

The treatment aims to help to replace lost volume and treat static facial lines by replenishing the natural hyaluronic acid content of the skin. At Melior Clinics we offer dermal fillers as an alternative treatment to Collagen (Botox) injections. Small quantities of Dermal filler are injected into carefully targeted areas to help give facial features back their fullness, reduce deeper lines and folds and enhance contours. As a result, the face should feel smoother and look younger.

#3. Volumising Fillers

Volumising fillers have been gaining a reputation of providing excellent and long lasting results. The trade name Juvederm-Voluma, is the same company behind Botox.

Voluma is designed to correct the ageing related volume loss that develops in the cheeks (midface) and lower face. The results can be immediate, even, and natural looking – the effects of which have been shown to last up to 18 months restoring lost volume to sunken or hollow lower cheeks and to contour the jaw and the chin. Patients should notice a return of soft, full cheeks and the firm, high cheekbones of youth, together with smoother jowls and a firmer chin.

#4. Lip Fillers

The 4th most popular treatment is lip fillers, sometimes called ‘lip enhancement’. Beautiful lips can enhance your look like no other feature! Lip enhancements are performed using hyaluronic-acid based products, thereby effectively restoring lip fullness and definition. This treatment aims to make lips not only appear more attractive, but also to feel healthier, softer and more hydrated. The treatment is safe, natural and painless and can help combat fine smokers’ lines, issues including lack of volume, wrinkles, smile lines, cupids bows, lowered corners and oral commissures.

#5. Silhouette Soft (one-stitch-lift)

Silhouette Soft, also sometimes called the ‘The Non-Surgical Face-Lift’ is now hugely popular in the UK. The treatment re-contours re-defines and augments the cheek, chin and cheekbone areas. SILHOUETTE SOFT® is a rejuvenation treatment with a double-action lifting and collagen regeneration effect. Silhouette Soft, also referred to as the one-stich-lift aims to enable an instant natural lift and contouring to the face and neck using an entirely re-absorbable suture. Effects can be immediate and results last up to 18 months.

SILHOUETTE SOFT® takes the form of threaded cones made from poly-l-lactic acid – which is entirely re-absorbable – and has been used successfully in the medical arena for many years. The sutures can be used to lift the soft tissues of the face and neck, offering a temporary solution to sagging tissues for patients who do not want or need traditional face lift/neck lift surgery and offers a significant advancement in the management of the ageing neck.

Melior Clinics offer these and other popular aesthetic services with our goal of helping you look and feel great! We are experts in the medical aesthetics arena, specialising in non-surgical facial aesthetic procedures and skin care. Our extensive treatment portfolio reflects the very latest in facial enhancement techniques as well as the more traditional and popular anti-wrinkle and rejuvenation procedures.