Facial wrinkle lines are caused by repeated muscle contractions over time through facial expressions like frowning, smiling and squinting. This coupled with sun exposure and other lifestyle factors can make us look older and more tired than we feel.
Anti Wrinkle injections have been widely used for years to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and also help reduce excessive sweating. There are many different brands of Anti Wrinkle injections such as Botox, Azzalure, Dysport, Bistabel, Xeomin & Bocouture. At Skin Transform we use the brand Bocouture. They all have the same active ingredient of Botulinum Toxin A, which temporarily relaxes muscles when it is injected into them. With facial muscles this helps to reduce the appearance of lines.
The procedure can vary according to how many areas are to be treated and this will be discussed at your consultation. A numbing cream is applied and a very small needle is used to inject the solution into the treatment areas.
Crows feet are found in the outer corners of the eyes.
They appear as horizontal lines when smiling or laughing. A small amount of treatment either side of the eyes is very effective in reducing crows feet wrinkles.
Forehead wrinkles appear as horizontal lines on the forehead which are more prominent when you raise your eyebrows. To treat these, small injections are given along the forehead.
Frown lines can be seen as vertical lines in between the eyebrows and are common in people who frown a lot or have been exposed to the sun.
Sweating is one of the most important and natural ways in which the body cools down and regulates temperature. However, if you sweat more than you need to you then you may be suffering from hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating.
Small quantities of botox are injected into the under-arm skin.
These injections paralyse the tiny muscles just under the skin, which squeeze the sweat out from the sweat glands, through the pores to the surface of the skin.
The neck muscle is a thin fan shaped muscles which spreads from the collar bone up to the jaw.
With age and time the bands which spread upwards separate and give what some call a ‘Turkey neck’ appearance.
The neck area is often a tell-tale sign of age but is quite frequently neglected when it comes to treatment. Small quantities of botox are injected into this area to relax this muscle and create a smoother neck appearance.
Large cheek muscles can give rise to a square or wideset looking jaw. In some people, treating the masseter muscle with botox will soften the jaw line. It can also be helpful for people who grind their teeth.
The muscle at the jawline is injected with botox to help soften the angle of the face.
Gummy Smile is a phenomenon that occurs when the upper lip rises too far above the upper teeth, exposing gums when smiling.
One of the causes is hyperactivity of the muscle which elevates the upper lip.
Botox injections into this muscle reduce the activity of the muscle and therefore reduce the appearance of gums whilst smiling.
Bunny lines are wrinkles at the top of the nose which can appear when squinting or frowning and can be successfully treated with Botox injections.
Botox can be injected into the corners of the mouth alleviating the sad appearance that can occur with ageing.
Deep chin grooves can be caused by a strong and overactive mentalis (chin) muscle. A small quantity of botox can be injected into this muscle to smooth the appearance of the chin.
Hyaluronic acid is found in skin cells and keeps skin plump and hydrated. Over time the ability of skin to produce Hyaluronic acid decreases and skin can begin to look think and sag.
Cosmetic dermal fillers (such as Juvederm Ultra/Teosyal/Radiesse) are safe, natural and are made of hyaluronic acid.
Cosmetic dermal fillers come in various preparations which can be tailored to the area being treated. They can be used to restore volume, smooth out deep lines and also provide subtle enhancement.
The procedure lasts 30-45mins. A mild anaesthetic cream is used to numb the skin prior to treatment for your comfort. The filler is injected with a very fine needle just underneath the skin. The filler also contains anaesthetic making the procedure simple and painless. The result of a single treatment can be seen instantly and can last for around 6 to 18 months depending on the individual, treatment area and preparation used.
This crease becomes more noticeable with age, as skin volume reduces the crease becomes more prominent.
Deep nasolabial folds can be corrected through injections of dermal filler into the surrounding area, restoring the lost volume and softening the appearance of the creases.
These are lines that run from the corners of the mouth vertically downwards towards the chin. They are caused by repeated movement of the mouth, coupled by the loss of fat and skin elasticity that occurs naturally as part of the ageing process. Lost skin volume causes lines to turn into deeper creases.
They tend to give the mouth a downturned look, as if you are frowning even when you are not.
Filler can be used to inject into these lines and reduce their appearance.
Fillers can be used to define the lip border and/or to increase lip volume.
At Skin Transform we look at your face overall to ensure that your lips are kept in proportion to the rest if your features. We keep the balance right by keeping the upper lip smaller than the lower lip to ensure you retain that all important natural look, giving you a personally tailored treatment.
Cheek enhancement with fillers is performed to improve the appearance of cheeks which have become hollow or began to sag with age. Fillers can be used to highlight the cheekbones.
In addition to creating shape/volume and lift in the cheeks, this process can also help with reducing the appearance of nose to mouth (nasolabial) lines.
Also commonly knows as the ’10 minute nose job’ and is the painless non-surgical and superior alternative to nasal rhinoplasty.
The nose is an important part of the face and many of us can be unhappy about the shape (e.g. if there is a bump/depression/curve/hook) which could be natural or due to an injury/accident.
This is a procedure where filler is injected into areas around the nose to smooth out bumps and improve the appearance and symmetry of the nose.
We believe there is a degree of artistry required to assess and correct the nose and we will assess your nose to keep it in proportion to your other features including the chin/lips and face shape, to give you a personally tailored treatment.
With increasing age, the skin on the back of the hands can lose it’s elasticity and plumpness and tendons and veins become more prominent.
Dermal filler treatments can provide a significant improvement to the appearance of ageing hands by creating an appearance of plump skin with a youthful fullness.
With increasing age or eye strain the hollow under the eyes deepen causing us to look more tired than we feel.
Fillers can be injected under the eyes to remove the appearance of eye bags and rejuvenate the skin, giving a fresh and energised appearance.
Sclerotherapy for thread veins
ZO skin treatments for acne/pigmentation/scarring