Botox has been the popular way to get rid of wrinkles and frown lines in the face for a while. A simple injection is able to relax the clenched facial muscle to create smoother skin. Chemical peels have commonly been used to smooth out facial skin and there are even more invasive procedures which include face lifts. But now there is a new procedure that can create these results easier and more effectively.
London medical has begun providing Aluma treatments. Aluma is made by Lumines Aesthetic and it employs the revolutionary radio frequency technology. This treatment conveys energy into the underlying layers of skin and stimulates the production of collagen. Collagen helps the skin to stay elastic and smooth. This treatment requires no cutting and is painless, without the use of anesthetic. This treatment is designed to be used on anyone with mild to moderate wrinkles and is not restricted to any skin types. It is typically used on the neck, and studies have shown that it may be efficient when used on the abdomen, knees, and arms.
The treatment at London Medical can be used on the face and neck areas and is performed by trained nurses. It is offered under the guidance of recognized consultant dermatologists and is very safe and efficient. The treatment normally last around 15 minutes and requires no recovery time or special care. Patients can get rid of wrinkles on their lunch break and then return to work. The effect of this procedure is considered to be long-lasting. Eventually age will catch back up with a person and wrinkles will start to reform but it is not considered to be temporary like Botox.
Another treatment offered at London Medical, that uses radiofrequency assisted technology, is the Bodytite liposuction procedure. This procedure uses a much higher amount of energy to create a heat that liquefies the fat cells which are then sucked out of the body. The heating also allows for collagen contraction which tightens the surrounding skin.
Getting rid of wrinkles when they begin is a dream come true for some people. Most people want to fight of the signs of aging any way that they can. Now, with Aluma treatments, wrinkles can be smoothed out and skin made to look tighter and smoother. These treatments are quick and painless and the results are amazing. Aluma could be the future of skin tightening procedures.
Many women suffer from the pain and burning, in the balls of their feet, associated with wearing high heel shoes. Most would argue that the pain is a necessary by product of looking good. Well this does not have to be the case, because a new procedure is rocking the world which will wipe out this pain. Plastic surgeons have perfected a procedure that will cushion the balls of a woman’s feet to allow her to wear those heels pain free.
There are many professions, that women hold positions in, that require fancy shoes with a heel. Company employees from executives to secretaries all feel the pressure of needing to look there best, and nothing looks better on a woman’s foot then a sleek shoe with a long heel. Models and movie stars also feel that necessity to always wear a heeled shoe. How wonderful it is that such a procedure exists which will make that possible without all the pain.
It is not only professional women who enjoy the allure of wearing heeled shoes. Whether she’s a single women going out for a drink, or a wife and mother hoping to impress her husband, she will slip her foot into a heeled shoe and endure the pain that it entails. Beauty does not have to be painful. Women of all walks will benefit from this procedure, allowing them to strut in a heel comfortably.
This procedure involves a dermal implant placed in the ball of the foot which adds a cushion. This cushion creates a sensation akin to walking on a pillow. Not many women can say that they feel like they are walking on a pillow when they are wearing heels. The dermal filler, collagen, is easily injected into the balls of the feet and is a natural protein found in the skin. It will slowly dissolve so that removal of an implant is not necessary. This does however mean that the procedure will need to be repeated periodically.
CosmeticSurgeryGuru reported that in 2009 there was an increase in the number of UK women undergoing cosmetic procedures involving dermal fillers implanted in the balls of their feet. In fact the site said that clinics have reported that they have performed five times the procedures of previous years in Britain. Christmas seems to be the most popular season to undergo this plastic surgery procedure.
A new non-invasive procedure has been launched in Canada which looks set to shake the foundations of the cosmetic and plastic surgery industry.
It claims to offer long-lasting results with minimal maintenance; as well as smoothing wrinkles it is also designed to plump up fallen skin which has lost its volume due to illness or the natural detrimental effects of the ageing process.
Known as Sculptra, the new kid on the block is said to work progressively by naturally stimulating the body to produce its own collagen (rather than simply injecting the collagen in as many non-invasive surgical procedures do). Three treatments over a two or three month period should, according to the company’s own press release, result in a natural and youthful look which could well be much more subtle than some of the treatments which are already on the market. The director of the Toronto Cosmetic Skin Surgery Centre, Dr. Sheldon Pollack, has spoken out about the innovation, saying that: “The arrival of Sculptra is great news because it represents a unique niche in facial rejuvenation that yields smoother, longer-lasting results. “Sculptra has been used in the cosmetic dermatology field since 1999 in more than 30 countries. It’s a safe, long-lasting, non-surgical option for Canadians aged 40+ wanting to significantly reverse the effects of aging by several years.”
There are warnings of possible side-effects from the treatment but these are no different to the ones which are warned about when undergoing most procedures. At the site of the injections, there could be bruising, swelling, redness or mild discomfort and, of course, bleeding as the skin itself is being pierced by the needle. However, these are relatively minor side-effects on the road to a much more confident and younger-looking face. Small papules may also develop around the area of treatment, especially in an over concentrated area, but these are often only visible if pressure is applied to the skin.
The anti-ageing non invasive treatment area of the surgery world is one of the biggest and, with the growth of new and innovative techniques such as this one; it is likely to keep on growing. As results become more natural, and the stigma around having surgery subsides, many more people are likely to take the plunge into looking younger. Would-be patients in Canada will certainly be excited by this news and the industry may see a profit boost as a result.
Permanent Cosmetic Fillers, rather than their semi-permanent siblings, could lead to more complications according to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
It has been revealed that 38.5% of surgeons saw between 1 and 3 patients who experienced problems from permanent facial fillers whereas 81% reported that they didn’t see any complications with the non-permanent fillers such as collagen. Normally non-invasive and semi permanent procedures are used as a stop-gap solution, or as a try-before-you-commit way of seeing what the results from more permanent procedures may be like. Treatments such as Botox are amongst the most popular in Britain and this news that there may well be more complications with permanent procedures will not be welcomed by patients or the industry.
A couple of key figures in the U.S Cosmetic Surgery industry have spoken out about this news. Practising surgeon from Chicago, Julius Few has said that: “Permanent fillers present challenges, particularly for inexperienced injectors,” (this comment further reinforcing the fact that you should always go with a competent and experienced doctor for your surgery), before going on to say:
“In addition to potential complications that may develop years after injection, the challenge of a permanent, synthetic filler is the anticipation of aging changes and the need for outcomes that will not look unnatural over time. To date, fat continues to be the option closest to a permanent filler with a proven safety record.”
Roger Dailey, a practicing surgeon from Oregon, has also spoken about fillers, saying that:”Permanent fillers are very different than temporary dermal fillers, because the results from temporary fillers do diminish over time. Temporary fillers can then be placed in subsequent years in a customized fashion to adjust for the changes that occur with age in the surrounding untreated areas.” So it would seem that the choice really is between a procedure which carries more long-term benefits but higher risks or a semi-permanent solution which may be safer but one which involves having many more procedures over a long period of time.
Permanent and semi-permanent procedures are still the best way of fighting back against the ageing process and, as long as you ensure you are with a high-class and respected surgeon, then you should have very little to worry about. Of course there are risks with any surgery and you have to simply weigh these up against the benefits you hope to see.
Experts have decided to investigate the possibilities of a specially designed laser treatment aimed at improving the skin condition of patients with darker skin suffering from acne scars.
Dark skin with acne scars has always been particularly difficult to treat. Usually, in order to treat acne scars the outer layer of the skin is removed with lasers or by chemical peeling. However, in this case dark-skinned patients develop a discolouration.
The new laser method would not remove any skin, but induce collagen in the deepest layers of the tissue to grow., thus causing the skin to become smoother without damaging it.
“This is breaking new ground in that there’s been very little research published in this area,“ commented Dr Natalie Semchyshyn, assistant professor of dermatology at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine.
“Most of the studies involving non-ablative lasers for acne scarring have been done on patients with lighter skin – yet an increasing proportion of the population…has darker skin tones.”
The initial trial will last for 18 months and if it brings positive results, it could be a revolutionary way to treat people suffering from acne without surgical procedures.
It has been revealed that a new long-lasting temporary cosmetic filler aimed at getting rid of unwanted smile wrinkles has been created.
Experts claim that the new specifically designed product consists of non-allergenic pig collagen and cannot be used for injections to lips or eyelids.
NorthWest Cable News were told by surgeon Dr Gerald Bernstein: “It produces an immediate result. You put it in and people walk out and they’re done … I would say the likelihood of bruising is less than some of the other fillers.”
Facial fillers are generally designed to reduce wrinkles and unwanted lines that inevitably develop as part of the ageing process. Wrinkles are usually deeper in certain parts of the face, including smile lines around the mouth.
The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery has published a response to a recent report by the US Food and Drug Administration about cosmetic filler safety, claiming that dermal filler are safe when they are administered correctly.