Lines And Wrinkles
Lines and wrinkles (Facial wrinkles) are common side effects of ageing, caused when our skin loses elasticity. While completely natural, and a sign of a life well-lived, they can sometimes limit your confidence quite considerably. For example, a recent report found that “54% of those aged 35-44 worry about signs of ageing like lines, wrinkles and lost facial volume.” Thankfully, modern aesthetic innovations provide us with plenty of ways in which we can turn back the clock, thus reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles (facial wrinkles).
WHAT CAUSES LINES AND WRINKLES (FACIAL WRINKLES)?
There are many different causes of lines of wrinkles, many of which can be attributed to typical ageing processes. For example, over time, our skin loses elasticity. Not only does this mean our face looks considerably less plump, but the skin also begins to sag, crease and wrinkle. Natural oils produced within our sebaceous glands are released less frequently as we get older, which causes our skin to dry out. This can make it more prone to wrinkling.
Other external factors can also lead to premature ageing and wrinkles, such as extensive UV (sunlight) exposure or smoking cigarettes.
WHAT TREATMENTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR LINES AND WRINKLES (FACIAL WRINKLES)?
Many different aesthetic treatments are used to fight the signs of ageing. As a result, they can be a great way to reduce the appearance and severity of lines and wrinkles. This includes:
Anti-wrinkle injections. Anti-wrinkle injections on the areas more prone to facial wrinkles change how facial muscles function. For example, it stops them from contracting, which helps skin remain taught and plump.
Face lifts. Face lifts also change muscle function under the surface of your skin (epidermis), which can stop the skin from sagging.
Laser treatments. Laser treatments work by promoting the production of collagen. This stops your skin from appearing dehydrated, while also reducing wrinkles.
Micro needling. Micro needling is a skin rejuvenation treatment that offers a solution for facial lines and wrinkles as well as variety of skin conditions and concerns.
If you’d like to find out more about treatments devised to combat lines and wrinkles, please do not hesitate to get in touch today and our expert doctors and patient advisors will be more than happy to guide you through the process.
Teeth grinding, also known as Bruxism, is a common condition affecting both adults and children. While studies vary, it’s believed to affect ⅓ of adults, many of whom may grind their teeth without realising, as they do so in their sleep. This condition is often related to stress and anxiety, given that it occurs more prominently during periods of high stress.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE GRIND OUR TEETH?
Teeth grinding occurs when our jaw is tightened, meaning that our teeth are clenched or rubbed together. This tension can lead to various complications. For example, many people dealing with bruxism develop pain in their jaw and neck. It also causes your teeth to break down, which could leave you more vulnerable to decay, tooth loss and sensitivity.
WHAT TREATMENTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR TEETH GRINDING?
There are many treatment opportunities for those who may grind their teeth. For example, various studies have found that finding ways to relax and keep stress levels to a minimum reduces the chances of grinding your teeth (both when you’re sleeping and during the day). Regular dental check-ups are also advised, as this will help you to better monitor the condition.
However, traditionally aesthetic treatments can also be used to combat teeth grinding. For example, Botulinum toxin injections can be used to relax the muscle in your jaw (masseter muscle). This will stop you from clenching the jaw or grinding your teeth, while also helping to deal with other aesthetic issues such as wrinkles, lines and sagging skin in the region.
If this is something that you suffer from, we are confident that a consultation with one of our doctors here at Tempus Belgravia will be beneficial to you.
Hyperhidrosis is the clinical term for excessive sweating, and commonly impacts the hands, feet and underarms. Those who experience hyperhidrosis may have permanent damp patches on their clothes, low self-confidence and difficulty completing daily tasks.
WHAT TREATMENTS ARE AVAILABLE?
Anti-wrinkle injections curb sweating by blocking signals between the nerves and sweat-producing glands.
WHAT TYPES OF HYPERHIDROSIS DOES IT TREAT?
Anti-wrinkle injections can be used on the hands, feet and underarms, although it is commonly used to treat underarms. Individuals seeking treatments for excessive sweating on the hands and feet can expect slightly longer recovery times.
HOW LONG DOES THE TREATMENT TAKE?
Underarm treatment takes 15 minutes on average, and individuals can often resume normal activities straight after treatment. After treating hyperhidrosis of the hands and feet, recovery time can take up to 24 hours.
HOW LONG DOES IT CURB SYMPTOMS?
Studies support that anti-wrinkle injections reduce the symptoms of sweating by almost 90%. Results usually last between six months to a year. Individuals will notice that after multiple treatments excessive sweating is reduced for longer.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
Anti-wrinkle treatments for hyperhidrosis might lead to slight soreness or muscle weakness in the treated area, which should go away after a few hours.
WHAT OTHER TREATMENTS ARE AVAILABLE?
Alternative treatments include oral pills or at home-devices to reduce hyperhidrosis. However, anti-wrinkle injections have been clinically proven to be the most effective solution for the condition.
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UNDER EYE AREA
The sun, genetics and ageing can all lead to your skin losing elasticity. Your under-eye skin is particularly susceptible to eye wrinkles and volume loss. Tear-trough fillers are a non-invasive procedure that reduces under-eye wrinkles and dark circles, helping your eyes look fresher.
HOW DO TEAR-TROUGH FILLERS HELP?
Your tear trough is the hollow that runs from the side of your nose and under your eye. As we age, this area can sink and wrinkle. Tear-trough fillers can plump up the under-eye area, smoothing out wrinkles and stimulating collagen, which leads to new skin production.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM TEAR-TROUGH FILLERS?
Tear-trough fillers are a non-surgical procedure. Your consultant will numb the area and inject a hyaluronic gel into your tear trough.
HOW LONG DOES THE TREATMENT TAKE?
A tear-trough filler treatment will take roughly 30 minutes. Many individuals go straight back to normal activities after their appointment.
WHEN WILL I START TO SEE RESULTS?
You should see an immediate reduction in the appearance of wrinkles and dark circles, although the full effects will be visible after two weeks.
HOW LONG DOES TREATMENT LAST?
The treatments last between six to nine months, with treatments recommended every year.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS FROM TEAR-TROUGH FILLERS?
You may see a slight bruising or puffiness under your eyes immediately after treatment, but this should go down after a few days.
REJUVENATE YOUR UNDER-EYES
Are you ready to minimise the impact of your under-eye aging? Contact our experienced team of staff to book your consultation today.
As we age, our skin loses its natural elasticity, resulting in discolouration, sagging, lines and wrinkles. It doesn’t matter if you are 40 or 60, noticing the signs of skin ageing can be distressing. Read on to find out the best treatment plans to reduce sagging and wrinkles.
WHAT TREATMENTS CAN HELP COMBAT THE SIGNS OF AGEING?
Fortunately, there are many treatment options available:
- Microneedling – tiny needles lightly penetrate the skin, stimulating collagen production
- Chemical peels – specialist topicals are placed on the skin, removing dead skin cells
- Hydrafacial– your skin is exfoliated and stimulated improving skin turnover and rejuvenation
- Light therapy – a type of facial which involves LED light being focused on the face
ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTIONS AND FILLERS:
- Anti-wrinkle injections – are injected into the muscle to reduce wrinkles
- Dermal fillers – a hyaluronic acid gel is injected into soft tissue to create a smoother, fuller complexion
- A laser is directed at the skin, rejuvenating deep skin tissue and encouraging skin renewal
WHICH ONE IS BEST FOR ME?
The right treatment plan depends on your individual goals and requirements. As a rough guideline, most facials and chemical peels last between one and two months. Anti-wrinkle injections last between three and four months, while dermal fillers can last as long as a year and a half. Laser treatments can last several months.
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Speak to our team of consults today to establish the best treatment plan for your skin. Reduce skin ageing today.
Cellulite refers to a layer of fat that sits underneath your skin. As the fat pushes up it causes uneven, dimpled skin, commonly on your thighs, hips and buttocks. Fortunately, cellulite treatment can help smooth out skin and improve the appearance of cellulite.
WHAT TREATMENTS ARE AVAILABLE?
- Velashape III – VelaShape III combines IR (Infrared), bi-polar RF (Radiofrequency) and vacuum to precisely heat the tissue up to 3mm and 15mm depth of the fat dermal collagen fibres effectively resulting in contouring, shaping and sliming of the body by improving cellulite and reducing circumference without downtime
- ONDA – The ONDA is a treatment which uses Coolwave™ technology to target stubborn cellulite. This treatment involves transferring heat energy to subcutaneous fat cells whilst keeping the upper layers of skin cool.
HOW LONG DO THESE TREATMENTS TAKE?
Both, Velashape III and ONDA treatments for cellulite can take about an hour. You should be able to go back to work immediately, but you should avoid intense exercise for 24h.
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?
You should see some results after 1 session, although full results will be visible after a course of treatments.
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Cellulite treatments will improve your body shape, make your skin appear toned, and restore confidence. Enjoy the benefits of cellulite treatment today and contact us for more information.