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Wrinkles versus collagen – Natural facial rejuvenation through stimulation

Ageing transforms the face to create a look that does not always reflect the person inside, but there are solutions to this

Maintaining a youthful appearance, for some, has a profound effect on self esteem and personal and professional
relationships. There are several non-surgical interventions available, but not all deliver high quality, long-lasting, natural results.

What treatments do you advise against? Well-known anti-ageing treatments are Botox and fillers. Whilst Botox can deliver fast-acting results, if the injections are not well-placed by an expert, the result can sometimes be a ‘frozen face’ appearance. Results from Botox injections also vary between people. There are a range of fillers available, each with varying results. Fillers are inserted under the skin, in different layers to improve contours, scars, folds and flaccidity. Common temporary fillers used today are hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers. Whilst long-lasting, due to their hydrophilic properties (their tendency to bind to water molecules), they can give an unnatural and over inflated look.

What do you recommend?

Newer generation polycaprolactone (PCL) Ellanse collagen stimulators are very effective in restoring volume and redefining contours. They are safe and temporary and require fewer touch-up procedures. Due to their biostimulatory properties, they are my first choice for natural facial rejuvenation and chronological ageing.

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