30 July, 2019 | Numerous studies have shown that gravity is not the only determinant of ageing, which is a complex process involving tissue atrophy and bone resorption.
The ageing effects of gravity are exacerbated by the loss of collagen in the skin, causing it to lose its structural support. The result can be a hollowing and sagging appearance, with a loss of facial volume and definition which have a profound effect on the appearance of the midface.
Aesthetic doctors at the Renewal Institute have specialised in-house treatments to combat losing volume in the lower face and jawline.
This monopolar radiofrequency treatment causes shrinking of loose tissue immediately, as well as long-term collagen production that lifts and tightens loose skin over time. This is the only monopolar RF (radiofrequency) system to incorporate ultrasonic energy in one handpiece, making it very useful in many areas such as the jowls.
3D Skin Rejuvenation combination treatment
The 3D Skin Rejuvenation treatment involves Titan, Limelight/Photogenesis and Laser Genesis. Limelight/Photogenesis are IPL (intense pulsed light) devices that specifically focus on sun spots, superficial pigmentation and redness. Using soft tissue volumising techniques such as Laser Genesis means excellent results with minimal downtime and pain.
This embedded threading treatment involves the use of polydioxanone (PDO) sutures that are injected into the hypodermis of the skin, providing a lifting and smoothing effect. The various thread lengths (which dissolve in a natural manner over a course of months) give the doctors a wide range of treatment options, while synthesising new collagen production in the treated area.
The Liquid Facelift rejuvenative technique involves the use of strategically placed Botulinum Toxin (Botox/Dysport) and dermal fillers around the face to reverse the signs of ageing. Botulinum Toxin is a neurotoxin that blocks nerve activity in the muscle causing the muscle to become paralysed. Dermal fillers provide a fuller, more youthful appearance to the cheeks, and it has a lifting, pulling effect that counteracts the appearance of shadows and folds in the mid and lower regions.
The best results are seen with a number of different fillers, and a customised solution dependant on expectations is prescribed for every patient. With a progression of dermal fillers treatments, the prospect of a more youthful face is possible.