Are you feeling that you’re starting to show your age? Want to turn the clock back a little? Then you might be considering some cosmetic treatments but are finding the sheer array of options a little bit daunting. We understand. So we talked to Dr George Mayson to find out what he believes are the Top Ten Facial Rejuvenation Treatments that get great results. Here is his order of the most effective.
1. Anti-Wrinkle Injections
These injections work by relaxing the muscles that pull the skin into wrinkles, removing or softening expression lines like crow’s feet and frown lines. They don’t numb the skin or the underlying tissue, making them a very simple treatment. Read more.
2. Dermal Fillers
While anti-wrinkle injections work by relaxing the muscles that create expression lines, Dermal Fillers are injected directly into the wrinkles to fill out the lines from underneath. Dermal Fillers are also very effective in restoring loss of cheek volume, defining the jawline and enhancing cheekbones or ‘weak’ chins. Specific Fillers exist for each purpose so make sure the doctor you are seeing is experienced and has a wide range of Fillers for different applications. Read more.
3. Chemical Peels
Chemical Peeling is a rejuvenating procedure in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin to cause peeling of its upper layers. Depending on the depth of the peel it can remove freckles, brown blotches, scaly sunspots and even superficial wrinkles. The peeled skin is then replaced by new skin which grows out from the depths of the pores. This new skin, having been protected in the depths of the pores from exposure to the sun, is fresher and unblemished in its appearance. Chemical Peels are classed as Ultra-Superficial, Superficial, Medium or Deep depending on the depth to which the skin needs to be peeled. Read more.
4. Glycolic Acid Skin Rejuvenation Treatment
Dr Mayson’s Skin Rejuvenation Program uses a specially formulated Lotion personally developed by Dr Mayson years ago and available online or through our clinic. It’s a simple-to-use Home Program that contains Glycolic Acid, a naturally occurring ‘fruit acid’ found in sugar cane. Every skin can benefit from it and every type of skin can use it. Read more.
5. Medical-Grade Micro-Dermabrasion
Micro-Dermabrasion is a non-surgical and very safe way to improve the appearance and quality of your skin without any of the ‘downtime’ associated with deeper skin resurfacing treatments. It produces fresher, smoother and more radiant skin by removing the upper layer of dead cells while at the same time stimulating the formation of new skin cells in the deeper layers. Micro-Dermabrasion is a mechanical removal of the skin’s uppermost layer of dead cells. Treatment is fast, painless and there is very little or no redness after the procedure. Unlike surgical dermabrasion, it is gentle and produces NO bleeding. Read more.
6. Ultherapy Skin Tightening
Ultherapy is the latest non-invasive treatment to tighten facial and neck skin. The treatments are based on proven results worldwide and involve NO downtime. The ultrasound energy targets the collagen fibres in the skin and in response old collagen fibres are replaced with new and stronger collagen fibres. This increased amount of new and stronger collagen fibres delivers more support for the dermis and a tightening and firming of the skin.
7. Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser Treatment delivers thousands of microscopic laser columns that penetrate deep into the skin to remove wrinkles, sunspots and blemishes as well as the old and weakened collagen/elastin fibres. The skin’s natural healing process then replaces the removed tissue in each lasered column with new, unblemished skin along with new and stronger collagen/elastin fibres to deliver more support to the skin. The net result is fresher, smoother and tighter skin with fewer wrinkles.
Unlike earlier CO2 Lasers which removed the entire skin surface, the computerised Fraxel ‘Repair’ Laser targets only a pre-set percentage of the skin at a time, leaving the skin between the microscopic laser columns intact for healing. This ‘fractional’ treatment allows the skin to heal much faster than if the entire skin surface were to be removed like the earlier CO2 lasers. Read more.
8. Non-Surgical Cheek and Chin Augmentation
By adding volume to the cheeks by way of a long-lasting and safe Dermal Filler, the former youthful facial fullness can be restored and the cheekbones enhanced. This is particularly useful if weight loss or ageing has given your face a flat or hollow look, or if you’d like a more prominent chin or cheekbones. Read more.
9. Eyelid Rejuvenation Surgery
Removal of excess upper eyelid skin and removing ‘bags’ from the lower lids can dramatically improve the appearance of your eyes and give the face a more youthful look. Eyelid Surgery can be done either by scalpel or CO2 Laser and there are differences between the two techniques. Read more.
10. Face & Neck Lift Surgery
Two types of face lifting exist: Traditional Facelift Surgery and the minimally invasive ‘Thread Lift’ where threads are placed under sagging skin to lift it back into place. Look for a Surgeon who performs both types, so you know that the advice you’ll receive isn’t biased.