Facial ageing presents in many unwelcome ways, from lines around the eyes, enlarged pores, deep folds around the nose and mouth to loss of definition on the jawline, so it’s no surprise that combination treatments, designed to fight the many signs of ageing, have become increasingly popular in recent years.
The beauty standard
Anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers are the ultimate aesthetic combination because they work in completely different ways. The former targets dynamic wrinkles that are caused by the constant movement of our facial muscles and typically present in the upper third of the face in the form of crow’s feet and frown lines. The nerves that instruct those muscles to move are temporarily relaxed and the skin becomes smoother without total loss of expression.
Dermal fillers, on the other hand, are highly effective at treating static wrinkles. These are the deep lines that are present even when the face is not in movement, such as the nasolabial folds between nose and mouth, and are treated by filling and lifting the skin.
As anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers treat very different ageing concerns, they can be used to target multiple areas simultaneously to produce an all-over facial rejuvenation.
Think in 3D
In a study published earlier this year, researchers identified age-related changes to the face happen at both a micro- and macro-scale. To produce a truly natural facial rejuvenation, the study argued, it’s important to target all the layers of the face with different aesthetic procedures.
A non-surgical facelift uses threads made of soluble PDO (polydioxanone) to provide an instant lift to the tissues of the face as well as stimulating the neocollagenesis process in the deeper layer of the dermis for further lifting. Dermal fillers can then be used to replace lost volume as levels of hyaluronic acid, which give skin its plumpness, deplete as we age. As a finishing touch, a chemical peel can improve skin quality. Acids are applied to the skin to slough off dead skin cells and stimulate new cell growth, so a more radiant complexion is revealed.
For ultimate hydration
We all want glowing skin and sometimes it’s necessary to combine aesthetic treatments to reverse the effects of the ageing process on skin tone and texture. The HydroFacial remains one of our most popular aesthetic treatments as it removes skin impurities while drenching your skin with hydration to reveal a brighter complexion. When you combine HydroFacials with injectable moisturiser Profhilo, you also get hydration at a deeper layer of the skin for lasting radiance.
Bespoke treatment plans are the future of aesthetics and to learn which aesthetic procedures can deliver the optimal result for you, call 0115 772 2363 or email email@example.com to arrange a skincare consultation with Dr Claudia.