Great results with skin rejuvenation using Platelet Rich Plasma (Vampire Facial)

August 25, 2010

We have been receiving really positive feedback from our clients who are undergoing the REGEN Platelet Rich Plasma treatment to improve their skin texture and tone, especially for the treatment of fine lines around the eyes. PRP, or Regen, is a collagen stimulating therapy and is ideal for treating ageing skin on the face, neck, eyes and décolletage.

As we age, collagen and elastin become depleted in our skin causing lines, wrinkles and thin skin. Platelet Rich Plasma is a treatment designed to improve the texture and tone of the skin, helping it become progressively thicker, tighter and more supple.

It is a simple and safe procedure which involves taking a blood sample and spinning it down in a centrifuge to concentrate the platelet rich plasma. We extract and process it on site at our clinic. This is then injected into the desired areas of the skin over a series of just 2-3 treatments. This same technique has previously been used with success in the treatment of burns, orthopaedics and to accelerate wound healing. You will see results after a month and it continues to improve for many months after.

To enhance the effect of the rejuvenation, we can administer a volumising dermal filler to lift the cheeks, which also decreases the depth of the lines around the mouth and nose.

As we age, we have a tendency to break down collagen and elastin, so top up treatments are recommended every year or two to slow down the ageing process.

–  Dr Ingrid Tall

What about your neck!

February 24, 2010

It is often said the neck can give away a person’s age and is especially susceptible to the ravages of ageing and sun exposure. We often take the time daily to spend on keeping our face moisturised and apply sunscreen, but forget about our necks.

There are surgical options such as Liposuction or neck lifts which are effective for neck contouring, if you are not ready for the scalpel or more invasive treatments there are non-surgical options that achieve great results, such as Ultherapy ® which uses ultrasound to deposit focused energy to stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin in the deep tissue layers. Consequently, skin will begin to firm, lift and tighten over time. This procedure does not use scalpels, needles or toxins, therefore there is no disruption to the skin and no downtime or NeckTite™ which is a minimally invasive non-excisional Radio Frequency Assisted Liposuction (RFAL™) fat removal and skin tightening procedure. The NeckTite procedure is when radio frequency energy and aspiration are applied concurrently, resulting in gentle fat removal, tissue shrinkage and contouring.

Other treatments include Fractional Resurfacing and Lipodissolve or non-surgical medical treatments that can be tailored to your individual needs. For skin rejuvenation we offer Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photorejuvenation; PRP  and chemical peels to assist with freshening up the look of the skin on your neck and chest.

Cosmetic Image Clinics offer all these treatments and another exciting treatment that we will be offering in the future is the revolutionary CoolSculpting® chin applicator technology which will use controlled cooling to freeze and eliminate unwanted fat cells without surgery or downtime.

So don’t neglect your neck, if surgery is too scary to fix that saggy neck skin or you want to freshen up your ageing neck non-surgically we can offer an array of treatments, contact us today.

Dr Ingrid Tall