Stimulating your own collagen is a powerful and often neglected way to help correct the fine lines and wrinkles that come with ageing. Collagen is an essential component that keeps your skin looking smooth and youthful.
In the wrong hands, rejuvenation procedures can sometimes look artificial – lips can look ‘trout pouty’ and cheeks can look too ‘chipmunky’. If you want a long lasting treatment that gives you a very natural looking appearance, then our Face Rejuvenator treatment is for you!
This treatment is not an overnight quick-fix; it is a facial injectable treatment that gives you subtle results over time, and assists in slowing the ageing process.
The product used is a biocompatible, synthetic material that has been used by doctors for over 30 years. It contains skin-smoothing micro particles to help lift and smooth sagging skin, severe wrinkles, creases, and scars without surgery.
Over time, skin loses its full, firm, youthful appearance. This is the result of the natural ageing process where the skin is damaged, becomes thinner, or loses its natural elasticity. As a result, the skin becomes loose and starts to wrinkle. Fatty tissue, which also helps to fill out the face, is slowly lost, causing skin to sag and further wrinkle. This reduction in skin volume can make the face look thin and narrow, making you appear older than you are. Fortunately, this treatment can assist in smoothing lines and wrinkles and help the skin regain a firm and youthful appearance by restoring skin volume that has been naturally lost.
It can be used over a broader area than other products to achieve improved skin texture and tone and enhance the natural contours of your face which tend to flatten with the years. It also lasts for up to 2 years, which is longer than most other products.
Specific areas this treatment is suitable for is cheek rejuvenation, subtle eye brow lifting, softening the nasolabial lines and ‘puppet’ or marionette lines under the corners of the mouth.
So if the thought of no surgery and no downtime appeals to you and you want a longer lasting treatment that gives you more youthful, smoother looking skin over time then our Face Rejuvenator treatment is the treatment for you!
Why choose Cosmetic Image Clinics?
Cosmetic Image Clinics is owned and operated by former AMA Qld President and TV Medical Journalist Dr Ingrid Tall who has over twenty years of experience in the cosmetic medicine industry. Our clinic is medically supervised and if experience, credibility and a ‘natural look’ is what you are looking for, then make Queensland’s largest cosmetic clinic, Cosmetic Image Clinics your preferred provider.
How does the Face Rejuvenator treatment work?
The treatment works in the lower layers of the skin in order to smooth and firm the treated areas of the face. This product is a unique substance that is gradually and naturally broken down by the body. It is immunologically inert, so that no allergy tests are necessary before beginning with treatment.
What areas can be treated and who are suitable candidates?
The treatment is typically for patients aged 35 to 65 and are suitable to treat:
- Deep folds between the nose and the mouth (nasolabial folds) also called ‘smile lines’
- Lines framing your mouth (marionette lines)
- Wrinkles in the cheeks and chin
- Sunken cheeks
The procedure only takes approximately 30 minutes, which does not include the 30 minutes sometimes required for numbing cream to be applied prior to the treatment.
How many treatments are needed?
The number of treatments depends on many factors. Generally, two treatments are necessary to obtain the required results and may last up to 2 years. The results can differ depending on age, wrinkling and the type of procedure used.
Does the treatment hurt?
You may feel some mild discomfort, however at Cosmetic Image Clinics we do everything within our power to make the procedure as comfortable as possible utilising ice, numbing cream, vibrating instruments, ‘cannulas’ to minimise discomfort instead of needles. For the ‘needle phobes’, we offer other forms of pain relief so talk to our team upon arrival.
What can I expect after my treatment?
You will be instructed to massage the treated areas of your face for the five days after the treatment. All you need is a minimum of five minutes, five times a day. This is very important for the first few days immediately after the treatment and should be continued for the full five days.
There is some facial swelling for the first three days after the treatment. Some patients find this flattering because it volumises the face and restores some youthful contours, but this will settle down within a few days. After the swelling completely resolves in two to three days, your face reverts back to its former appearance for quite a few weeks prior to any improvement being seen. It takes two to three months before the effects and cosmetic improvements are seen.
This can be quite frustrating for those who want immediate results. Some people opt for the instantaneous gratification of dermal fillers while waiting for the effects of their treatment to take effect.
You can return to normal activities after your treatment.
Are there any side effects?
Some side effects of this treatment may include bleeding, tenderness or pain, redness, bruising, or swelling. Patients can use ice packs to ease any pain and swelling. These effects generally resolve in 2-6 days. Rarely, an allergic reaction can occur which can cause red, inflamed nodules. This has never to date been seen amongst Cosmetic Image Clinics’ clients however it is still a risk.
The most common long-term side effect is the occurrence of palpable nodules where excess collagen has formed. This is relatively common and occurs; it is estimated in studies, in just fewer than 10% of patients. The formation of these nodules is far less common now with improved techniques and products. The nodules generally are not a problem if they occur as long as they are not visible. Visible nodules are a rare and can be treated. The incidence of nodules is significantly increased if the treated areas are not massaged for two full weeks after treatment to help disperse the product evenly throughout the skin.
The Face Rejuvenator Treatment and Ultherapy® combination therapy versus a Facelift
The obvious benefits of having non-surgical combination therapy to replenish and tighten skin on your face and neck is that it is non-invasive and cost effective. The use of surgery for cosmetic enhancements such as a facelift is facing serious competition from in-office treatments. The facial volumiser Face Rejuvenator treatment in combination with non-invasive skin tightening Ultherapy® (Ulthera) helps to rejuvenate and lift the skin on your face and neck. No scars, no significant downtime and no anaesthesia compared to surgical risks, post procedure pain, time off work and possible scarring can make combination therapy a much more viable option.
The Face Rejuvenator treatment is an ‘off the shelf’ volumiser that can be used over a broader area than other products to achieve improved skin texture and tone and enhance the natural contours of your face which tend to flatten with the years. These facial areas include the jawline, deep folds between the nose and the mouth (nasolabial folds), lines framing your mouth (marionette lines) and wrinkles in the cheeks and chin. It contains skin-smoothing micro particles to help lift and smooth sagging skin, severe wrinkles, creases, and scars without surgery.
Ultherapy® is the only Australian TGA (FDA in the USA) approved technology for ‘skin lifting’ and ‘skin tightening’, this non-invasive treatment helps to address skin laxity to the forehead, eyebrows, cheeks, jawline, upper and lower neck whereas these are all individual surgical procedures with their related extra costs and risks.
By combining these advanced technologies and procedures a face and neck lift can be more effective and natural looking than ever before without having surgery. The results of this combination therapy are more gradual and appears more natural. Friends will often ask if you have been on holidays.
To learn more about Ultherapy® click here or contact us at Cosmetic Image Clinics on 07 3003 4000 to make an appointment to discuss your treatment options.