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Wednesday 24 February 2016

It’s easy to look as young as you feel these days, you don’t have to go under the knife and have major surgery to to be happy with how your appearance. Age is just a number and should never be written on our faces. Some people look older, while others look younger than their age. Genes contribute a lot to how we look and so does the ageing process as our skin loses collagen and elasticity, making it prone to wrinkles.  Worry lines and laugh lines all add up and at times make us look way older than we are. Our lifestyle also plays a major role in how old our skin looks and feels.

Many women, as well as men, believe that aging skin is inevitable, but with the information and technologies we have today, you really can look as young as you feel. At The Wembley MediSpa we are all about making you feel good about yourself. Your appearance is very important to us as we want you to look and feel your best.  There are a number of treatments like the Silhouette Lift, Pearl Fractional Laser and PRP that can literally take  ten years off your face and some of these treatments can be done in under an hour with no need of invasive surgical procedures.

Why not have a look at the article below and and see how we can help you look as young as you feel.

#1 Silhouette soft

 

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What is Silhouette Soft?

Silhouette Soft is the thread with cones which has been developed over six years in Michigan, USA with the highest quality and care with European directive 93/42 from Poly-l-Lactic Acid a clear reasonable material in length of 30cm with eight absorbable cones which are made of Lactide Glicolide 82-18 and separated from each other by knots. Each four cones face the opposite direction on each side of the thread. Each cone has free floating between two knots 0.5cm apart from each other.

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Silhouette Soft is a relatively new minimally invasive technique with both lifting and regenerating collagen effects. It involves a bidirectional re-absorbable string/thread with some cones on it called “Silhouette Soft Suture with Cones”. Silhouette Lift is a new advancement in facial rejuvenation techniques with better results, less trauma and no incision to face and neck with acceptable results

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What are the benefits of Silhouette Soft facelift?

Silhouette Soft thread facelift is innovative technique because:

  • Silhouette Soft is performed in one session with immediate natural lift effect, giving you natural and younger appearance for months and years to come. It is an efficient technique for both men and women.
  • Silhouette Soft progressively restores your lost collagen because Silhouette Soft is entirely made of re-absorbable materials.
  • Silhouette Soft procedure takes less than an hour in duration, no hospital stay, and no downtime.
  • Silhouette lift procedure involves no incision.
  • Silhouette Soft has a long lasting effect for up to 18 months.
  • Silhouette lift is a tailor-made for areas such as jowls, cheeks, eyebrow, and neck. We offer high quality cosmetic care and low prices, please see below.
  • Silhouette soft causes skin retightening and volume augmentation in any area it is placed.
  • effective in correcting sagging of skin and tissues a
  • Safely and effectively reduces signs of aging.

 

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Is the Silhouette soft safe?

The Silhouette Soft component (poly-l-lactic acid) is entirely reabsorbable and has been used for many years in various medical fields such as cardiology and has developed on the back of six years of experience in the use of Silhouette Lift in reconstructive and aesthetic surgery. Silhouette Soft has been approved by the FDA in the USA and has been cleared for the European Market with CE 0499 Certification.

How does Silhouette Soft work?

Having been successfully performed over 22000 in 55 countries Silhouette Soft is a minimally invasive alternative to facelift with two actions:

  • Immediate lift action with discreet effect.
  • Gradual and natural results through the process of reabsorbtion of the component of Silhouette Soft and regeneration of collagen tissues to restore your lost collagen to give definition to your features and maintaining volume over time. Therefore, Silhouette Soft is a unique treatment combining these two actions in a way never before achieved.

How Silhouette is soft performed?

A properly trained doctor will see you for a consultation, examination and marking the area to be treated. Under local anaesthesia Silhouette Soft micro-needle is introduced through an entry point halfway respecting the appropriate orientation of the cones and the Silhouette Soft positioned in place and adjusted, insertion of the silhouette soft suture performed through a micro-incision. After deployment anchoring and suspension of the cones which are not barbed to damage tissues and the reasorble cones anchor themselves in deep tissues. The tension produced lifts the sagging tissues and form fibrousis around the suture/thread with stronger suspension mechanism and avoidance of movement, breakage and pain which may occur with barbed products  The whole procedure takes less than an hour in duration and you can get back to your full social life on the same day.

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Is Silhouette Soft Painful?

Silhouette Soft suture is inserted under local anaesthesia and sterile conditions underneath the skin and does not require any surgical incision or stitches.  Anti-inflammatory can be taken before coming for the Silhouette soft.

Is there any downtime with Silhouette Soft?

You will be able to resume your normal activities as soon as you leave the clinic. We do recommend 3 to 4 days of unrestrained activities. Please visit the link below to learn more about the Silhouette Soft. The Silhouette Soft is for everyone not just for celebrities alone. The Silhouette lift can be combined with Pearl laser and PRP to achieve maximum results. Click here to read about non-surgical facelifts.

#2 Pearl Laser

 

What is pearl laser?

Pearl is the “one laser to choose” to renew your skin’s surface with quick, visible results. Pearl treats fine lines on the face and neck, uneven skin texture and light and dark spots caused by sun damage.

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How does it work?

During a Pearl treatment, the top layer of the skin is treated with pulses of light. A portion of the epidermis (skin surface) is gently removed and a natural protective dressing is formed on the skin’s surface. Most patients feel a series of brief pinches during the treatments. After 3-4 days, the protective dressing peels off revealing new, healthy, vibrant skin underneath.

The Pearl laser replaces the entire top sun-damaged layer of the skin with new healthy skin. Simultaneously, it sends heat to deeper layers of the skin stimulating new collagen growth, filling out and decreasing fine lines and wrinkles. New collagen growth continues for 4-6 weeks post-treatment. The combination of new skin and decreased wrinkles results in a healthier, more youthful appearance.

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What is Pear Laser used for?

The Pearl laser is used to resurface the skin. It can be used to:

  • Reduce the effects of sun damage like fine lines
  • Improve uneven skin tone and texture
  • Reduce light spots, dark spots, and freckles
  • Reduce the appearance of scars from acne

 

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How long till you see results?

You will see noticeable results on day 3 or 4, when the superficial tissue has peeled off, leaving fresh, new, healthy skin underneath.

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Who is a candidate for a Pearl treatment?

Patients of any age with sun damage, uneven skin texture and fine lines and wrinkles can benefit from Pearl treatments; however, the most common age group seeking treatment is between 25-60.

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Dos and don’ts of pearl laser

Do not rub face when cleansing. Do frequent cool vinegar soaks with a clean wash cloth and very clean hands to apply and soak the area. Do this every 2 hours. It is not important to remove all traces of Vaseline as this may be irritating and delay healing.

Does the Pearl™ treatment hurt?

Most people report a feeling of the skin being pinched, however the numbing cream used on the surface of the skin reduces this feeling. For more information on Pearl laser please click here.

#3 PRP

 

PRP or Platelet rich Plasma injections have been around for decades helping athletes to heal sport related injuries. PRP is particularly effective at healing tendon damage and its benefits are now being used in the beauty industry.

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How does it work?

The Platelet rich plasma that is injected in your skin is a concentrated formulation of your own platelets which makes it rich in Growth Factors. Growth factors promotes collagen production and helps regenerate   tissue, they play an important part in maintaining healthy skin structure and function. In this way PRP soften wrinkles and leading to smooth skin tone and texture. When PRP is injected into the skin, the injection entry point causes a small wound which activates the platelets and lets them get to work repairing the tissue in that area.

PRP is encouraging your body to use its own processes but more effectively in the places that are starting to need a bit of extra help.

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What are the results?

PRP gives your skin more natural radiance and a glow that will get people telling you how well you look.  It’s a much more natural approach to anti-ageing both for the fact you’re using your body’s own material and for the fact the results develop over time.

Immediately post treatment you may have some redness and spotting. Gradually your skin will have a subtle improvement that will give you a fresher look than before.

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Advantages of PRP

The potential benefits of PRP have led to a recent widespread interest in its use for anti-aging and regenerative purposes. The healing properties of the blood components in PRP can be used as a cosmetic treatment for the following:

  • Reducing fine lines and wrinkles
  • Tightening and toning skin
  • Mild collagen and volume loss
  • Crow’s feet and dark under eye circles
  • Acne scarring
  • Rosacea

Within a few weeks of treatment, an overall improvement in skin hydration, texture and tone can be seen. New collagen and blood vessels begin to grow after three to six weeks, and reduction of fine lines and wrinkles and volume correction happens over the next three to six months. The effects of PRP can last 12 months to two years, depending on the individual. While it creates a longer-lasting effect in the skin, it does take time to work. For women looking for an immediate effect, PRP can be combined with hyaluronic acid fillers for quick volume correction. Fillers provide a matrix for building new collagen and can be used to accelerate and sustain the benefits of PRP.

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Who is it best for?

PRP will offer the best results to those with bad acne scarring as it helps the skin’s healing processes, but PRP is also a good option for those not keen to use products like fillers or Botox but are still interested in improving their skin’s condition and appearance.

PRP is also an effective method to treat fine lines and to improve the overall texture of the skin, but for more noticeable results a combination treatment may be more satisfactory.

Some age-related concerns respond better to Cosmetic PRP, while others respond better to hyaluronic acid fillers, peels or laser resurfacing techniques. The effects of all these treatments are enhanced by using them together, in the right way, under the guidance of the right skincare team. Women and men of all ages can benefit from Cosmetic PRP.

The PRP Procedure

Prior to the PRP procedure, a consultation is done to assess cosmetic needs and determine the best combination of treatments to achieve the desired result. A simple blood collection is done and processed immediately in a special centrifuge. This concentrates and separates the platelet-rich plasma from the rest of the blood. After numbing the area being treated, the PRP is injected or reapplied to the skin using a micro-needling device. Proper after-care and follow-up is done as a part of all treatments.

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PRP is a simple and safe procedure. The most common side effects are mild swelling and bruising that may last three to seven days. Because the PRP is extracted from your own blood, there is no risk of disease transmission, allergic or immune reaction.

It is a safe, effective and natural way of harnessing the healing power of your own blood to help reverse the signs of aging.

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For more information on PRP please visit click here.

Reverse the damage of life stresses on your skin book your consultation today and The Wembley MediSpa will assist you get the glow back into your skin. Click here to contact The Wembley MediSpa.

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