Why does my skin look dull and wrinkled?

Your skin is a living organ; many factors can affect skin health and how quickly it ages. Skin is exposed to many environmental factors pollutants & free radicals, lifestyle factors including smoking and drinking alcohol, but most importantly it is the exposure to the sun, which will cause the most significant damage. The sun emits UVA rays these are responsible for photoaging the skin which results in wrinkles, thickened leathery skin and age spots (brown pigmentation), the damage from the UVA is also thought to increase the cancer causing effects of UVB rays. Other effects such as central heating and air conditioning can also dehydrate the skin resulting dull skin and increasing fine lines and wrinkles. Treatments for the skin include prescription creams to help regulate the cell turnover of the skin, depigmenting prescription creams to help reduce age spots, micro needling treatments and a range of peels which can smooth the skin reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and give a brighter fresher appearance. It is essential that a broad spectrum UVA & UVB sunscreen is used after your moisturiser to prevent further damage and maintain the results from treatments.

What is a liquid facelift?

Advances in non-surgical aesthetic treatments have meant that we can now delay the need to go under the surgeon’s knife. Collagen is produced in the skin, which provides its elasticity, as we age both the quality & quantity of the collagen decrease. Collagen plays a pivotal role in maintaining the skins structure therefore the formulation of new collagen fibers is essential for healthy firm skin. Decreased collagen and the decent or movement of fat pads cause the face to sag resulting in a flattening effect of the face and the development of jowls. There are different types of Dermal Fillers on the market your practitioner can advice which of them is the most suitable for your individual needs. The liquid facelift is a specialist filler which is administered over 3 to 4 treatments and can take up to 10 months for the full results to be seen, these results can last 2-3 years. The treatment is injected into the face and stimulates collagen production giving a natural plumping effect and can also be used to build structure for example cheek definition. A one vial treatment is then administered once per year to maintain results. The number of vials will be discussed individually at the consultation but usually one vial per decade of life (aged 40 = four vials) an added benefit of the treatment is that the skin will have a fresher, brighter appearance due to the increase in collagen production.

I have spider veins on my legs can they be treated ?

Spider veins or broken veins are common they can cause aching, tired legs and a burning discomfort, and while they do not pose any significant health problems most people find them cosmetically unsightly and embarrassing. These can develop due to pregnancy, standing for long periods particularly if this is related to your profession, trauma or a predisposition to develop them. Microsclerotherapy is an injectable treatment used to treat the vessels and is the most effective, the medication is injected directly into the vein using a very small needle and is relatively painless, and over the following weeks the medication causes the vessel to close. The treatment is administered at 6-8 week intervals and usually 2-3 treatments are adequate. A full medical assessment is carried out prior to any treatment and if appropriate a test patch is administered.

What are Anti-wrinkle Injectable treatments?

Keeping your face smooth and supple is no easy task. Wrinkles form as our skin gets older and less elastic, and the sun does its fair share of damage too.

Injectable anti ageing treatments are a quick and convenient way to smooth out those lines on the forehead and around the eyes and mouth without any need for surgery.

We offer three different forms of injectable anti-wrinkle treatments, and we can help you to decide which one is right for you.

How does this treatment work?

Botulinum Toxin is a protein that acts on the muscles of the face, causing wrinkles to relax and smooth out lines and wrinkles, which helps you look and feel younger by creating a smooth, youthful complexion

This safe, straightforward treatment can leave your face sleek and soft after just one treatment.

The effects are remarkable and last for several months after treatment. Using high SPF sun cream to protect your skin from sun damage complements the benefits of Botulinum toxin treatment, leaving you looking younger for longer.

What is a Skin Peel and how does it work?

One of the most sought-after and versatile treatments in the world, skin peels are designed to treat lines and wrinkles, acne and acne scars, pigmentation and sun damaged skin.

This life changing revolutionary treatment removes surface skin cells and helps fresh new ones to grow, leaving your skin rejuvenated and luminous and flawless.

Our skin peels treat at various depths depending on your desired outcome, working underneath the skin to achieve amazing results. Your skin will feel smoother and softer after the first treatment and will gradually improve as new skin cells form.

A skin peel dramatically improves the appearance of your skin without invasive surgery.

  • Reduces blotchy patches that make the complexion dull and discoloured
  • Eliminates sun damage including fine lines, wrinkles and spots
  • Improves acne, clears up inflammation and reduces acne scars
  • A skin peel reduces pigmentation and evens out skin tone
  • Stimulates collagen production for plumper, softer skin
  • Removes dead skin cells
  • A chemical peel leaves your skin looking fresher, younger and with a silky smooth texture
  • A chemical peel is fast and effective – it takes between 15- 20 minutes
  • You will see the beneficial effects of a skin peel after just one treatment

To achieve maximum results, our skin experts will recommend a course of between 2 – 4 chemical peel treatments depending on your skin type, tone and condition

We offer a range of chemical peels that vary in strength from light to medium to deep. Our team of experienced aesthetic practitioners will asses your skin type, condition and tone to advise you of the most effective peel for you as an individual.

A TCA Peel is a skin peel that successfully treats sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, age spots and acne scarring. This type of chemical peel removes the upper layers of the skin eliminating superficial wrinkles, smoothing rough patches and removing spots and pigmentation.

A Glycolic Peel stimulates the growth of new, healthy skin by removing the top layers of dead skin leaving your skin smoother and brighter looking. This type of chemical peel penetrates deep beneath the surface of the skin, exfoliating dead skin cells while stimulating cell regeneration and collagen production. A Glycolic Peel skin peel is effective for treatingsunspots, acne scars, blemishes, fine lines and wrinkles.

I have seen chemical peels on TV and they look painful?

The majority of chemical peels you will see on the TV are performed in theatre by a surgeon. These are the extreme blue peels. We do not offer this treatment. The chemical peels we do offer are as effective and come in different strengths therefore will vary in comfort. Most patients describe it as a slight tingle but certainly not painful at all. If you are worried in any way we can offer you a small treatment on the back of your hand so you can experience the sensation.

Why choose The Aesthetic Place?

We understand the importance of taking care of your skin. Our dedicated and professional team of aesthetic practitioners are committed to providing the very best skin care solutions, diagnosis, and pre and post skin treatment advice. Whether you are seeking treatment for acne, want to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles or are seeking to repair damage caused by the sun or just want to look flawless for an up and coming event, we are dedicated to helping you understand and achieve your skin goals. We are members of what clinic, the consulting room and private healthcare. We follow the latest guidelines from the care quality commission and treat patients in a medical clinic environment with the upmost privacy. We also follow and are recommended by the consulting room www.consultingroom.com www.privatehealth.co.uk www.whatclinic.com

For more information about the products we use

www.juvederm.com – This is for all fillers and voluma lips etc.

www.sculptraaesthetic.com – Injectable collagen treatments.

www.skinceuticals.co.uk – Skin Peels

www.hd-brows.co.uk – HD Brows