Whilst getting older and ageing is an inevitable fact of life there is no reason to accept the associated symptoms and conditions of Ageing. There are viable and effective options available to slow the skin and body's ageing process and also assist to reverse this process as well.
The Me Clinic has been at the forefront of Anti-Ageing and Stem Cell Research and Development technology for over 13 years. We have been providing Anti-Ageing medicine and treatments to our patients for over 35 years and our procedures and treatments focus on identifying and assist in reducing age related problems before they occur. Our Anti-Ageing procedures are personalised for each patient so as to minimise their specific age related issues.
After years of squinting, laughing and frowning, the skin around the eyes and forehead will often develop deep lines and wrinkles called “expression lines”. This is caused by a loss of the body’s collagen and is an unavoidable part of the ageing process.
Male Treatment. The patient was a 37 year old male who had pronounced wrinkling and lines to his forehead.
An injectable treatment was performed and Muscle Relaxants were used to smooth lines and folds. Dermal Fillers assisted with the shadows under the eyes and created a more relaxed and "handsome" look.
The movements of the facial muscles are controlled by signals from the brain. Anti-Wrinkle injections simply prevent the muscles from responding to these messages.
Anti-wrinkle injections are injected into the muscles of the wrinkle and frown line affected areas. This acts to relax the muscles, making them unable to move to the degree they normally are able to. This results in smoother skin which is less prone to wrinkling and furrowing.
At your consultation our highly trained and experienced doctors and nurses, examine and assess your areas of concern and recommend a suitable treatment plan.
The anti-wrinkle injections are injected into the specific muscles that are contracting and cause the lines and wrinkles. The treatment is safe and effective, and takes approximately ten minutes. The pain is a minimal “pin prick” and no anaesthetic is required.
Anti wrinkle injection treatments usually last between three to six months and fade away gradually. Following several treatments the results may last longer and in some cases treatments may last up to eight to twelve months.
The loss of collagen in our bodies each year also causes our faces to lose volume ( approximately a teaspoon of fat each year) after our mid twenties. As well as volume loss, lines and wrinkles are exacerbated by other factors such as sun exposure, smoking, and lifestyle practices. As we age the natural movement of our faces tends to exaggerate these when we smile or frown.
This 40 year old patient felt that she was looking tired and unhappy.
Dermal Fillers in the cheeks and under the eyes create a natural refreshed look! These fillers can last 9 to 18 months. Source: Mike Clague.
Dermal fillers are an easy and effective way to rejuvenate, reshape and boost the natural volume of skin around the face area to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles and enhance the natural contours. The treatment involves the application of Dermal Filler Injections into the affected areas. The ingredients in Dermal Fillers bind with the water in your skin to restore elasticity and fullness for healthy, natural looking skin.
Dermal Fillers are an effective way to control lines and wrinkles or to reshape and enhance the contours of your face. They can also create fuller, luscious lips to accentuate the lip line or create a more defined cupids bow.
Dermal Filler treatments involve the injecting of filler into the skin below the affected area, to supplement collagen lost by the skin. The treatment fills out lines and furrows to give you a younger softer appearance.
In the first day or so after your treatment you may experience some redness, swelling and tenderness in the treated areas. These reactions are normal and resolve quickly.
Dermal Filler treatments usually last between six to nine months and fade away gradually. Following several treatments the results may last longer, and in some cases treatments may last over twelve months.
Silhouette Soft® is a non-surgical innovation that refreshes the look of the aging face by tightening key aging parts of the face and neck. It is done in a simple and minimally invasive way, usually within 30 minutes. with minimal downtime.
Silhouette Soft® can be used to treat various parts of the face:
• Contours of the face
• Jaw line
• Cheeks and mid face area
• Under-eye hollow
Silhouette soft threads, made in the USA, are the most superior type of threads on the market in terms of design and suture material, because the cone technology of Silhouette Soft provides 360 degrees of "catch" of the tissue to be lifted as opposed to most other types of threads on the market that are designed with "spikes".
Most of the other types of threads on the market are Korean-made PDO threads which provides minimal lifting and causes mostly "scar tissue" formation rather than true collagen formation.
The Silhouette Soft threads and cones generally dissolve over approximately 12 to 18 months, but during that time, they stimulate the growth of collagen around the area. This collagen (called “Type I Collagen) still presents there after 2 years from the time of the procedure. Most patients can dispaly an improved cosmetic result even after 2 years.
We recommend a review with the treating doctor again around 24 months after the procedure to see if a repeat procedure is required.
Fat Transfer to the face is an alternative to Anti-Wrinkle injections and Dermal Fillers. Patients are able to have their own fat transferred to their face to reshape and recontour the face, add volume and definition to the cheeks and lips, and also decrease facial lines and wrinkles.
45 year old woman with loss of volume from lower cheeks following molar tooth extractions on each side.
Facial volume was restored to the sunken areas using Fat transfer.
Using a small needle attached to a syringe, fat tissue is removed under vacuum by Liposuction from a donor site where your fat is most tightly packed, such as your buttocks, abdomen or your hips.
Excess fluid is removed, and the fat tissue is injected with another needle to the facial area, until the desired result is achieved. If fat is collected during another procedure, your surgeon can freeze and store it for a future transfer.
Fat transfer is performed on a walk-in, walk out basis. If there is any swelling, it subsides in one to two days, and any bruising disappears in around five to ten days.
Over the first few months, some of the fat may be absorbed by your body. A Fat Transfer treatment can last many years, but in some patients some portion of the fat grafted may be absorbed by the body. To improve the success rate of a Fat Transfer procedure Stem Cell and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments can be combined to substantially increase the survival and growth rate of the fat.
While this information is intended to give you a good overall picture how muscle relaxants and fillers may help you, your doctor will need to see you to assess your individual circumstances. We can then explain all the options to you and assist you to make the right decision.
Our experience and reputation is unparalleled and we have performed in excess of 60,000 Facial Lines and Wrinkle Treatments for our patients.
The Me Clinic and The Anti Aging Institute.org developed the exclusive Preventative Cosmetic Medicine programs where the visible signs of Skin Ageing are minimised before they become a problem to patients.
The Preventative Cosmetic Medicine Treatment Programs help to minimise the development of the very Skin Conditions and Skin Ageing that our Cosmetic Surgeons and Cosmetic Physicians treat at the Me Clinic!