As you grow older, lines, folds and creases in the skin will deepen and multiply to make you look older than you feel – modern medicine and injectables have ensured that something can be down to slow down this process. The effects of cosmetic injections are often far more subtle than those gained from other treatments –treatments using injectables produce far more natural looking results, reducing the pulled and unnatural look that can be suffered as a result of surgery.
At Northern Skin Studio we like to spend time at the initial consultation to create a personalised treatment plan. The plan is based on your requirements on a personal level. We prefer a natural look that is based on the science and anatomy the skin and tissues and how it changes over time. Our aim is to minimise the ageing process and have you looking rejuvenated and refreshed all year round.
Dr Flores has been injecting anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers since 2004. If experience, credibility and a ‘natural look’ is what you are looking for, then you can safely place your appearance in our hands. Our primary goal is not a line-free face. Our goal is a healthy, balanced and natural face.
Anti-Wrinkle Muscle Relaxants
Over 30 years ago, doctors discovered that a medicine they used to treat facial twitching also reduced a number of wrinkles around the eyes. Since that time, muscle relaxants have been the most effective and popular method of reducing facial wrinkles. Derived from a naturally occurring bacterium, a purified protein is injected in small doses into facial and neck muscles to cause muscular relaxation for up to 4 months.
muscle relaxants are an ideal treatment option for the following concerns:
- frown lines between the eyebrows
- crows feet around the eyes
- horizontal forehead lines
- mouth frown (it can elevate the corners of the mouth to give it a more 'happy' appearance)
- eyebrow droop
- gummy smile
- subtle lip enlargement
- chin dimpling and creasing
- soften vertical lip lines or 'smokers lines'
- intradermal Anti-Wrinkle Muscle Relaxant injections can decrease skin 'oiliness' and improve skin texture
- neck bands and horizontal neck lines (the 'Nefertiti Neck Lift')
Dermal fillers are clear gels that are injected at various depths under the skin to fill out lines and wrinkles and to restore facial contours and asymmetries. Dermal fillers have been well researched for almost 20 years and millions of treatments have been performed globally. Serious side effects are very uncommon. The most common post-treatment reaction is mild skin redness, swelling, itching, bruising or slight pain and tenderness. These reactions usually disappear shortly after each injection. The dermal fillers used at Northern Skin Studio are long lasting but non-permanent. Follow-up sessions may be needed after months to years.
They are made from complex sugar chains also known as hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is found naturally in the body where it attracts water and provides moisture. HA products are designed to resemble your body’s own natural HA and help revitalise your facial features with a variety of treatments that can:
- Enhance facial volume and restore facial contours (cheeks, chin, jawline, temples, brow, lips)
- Soften lines and wrinkles
- Correct asymmetries and restore facial balance
- Restore fullness to lips
- Strengthen skin in ‘high traffic’ areas such has the side of the mouth, around the mouth and lower eyes/cheek lines.
Our fillers are formulated for various indications. During your consultation, Dr Flores will discuss your options and provide you with more information about these products.
Volumising and Contouring with dermal fillers
Dermal fillers can be used to replace age related fat loss and enhance bony projections such as the cheeks and jaw.