There is a range of choices available these days to enhance your natural beauty and boost your confidence. These include both surgical and non-surgical methods. As with all surgical procedures, the former approach comes with risks, and can involve time and costs that do not suit everyone. With non-surgical methods, we can rejuvenate your appearance, helping you to feel fantastic, without taking the more invasive route.
Professor Mark Ashton is internationally renowned for his surgical interventions. The medical, nursing, and administrative team at Ashton Plastics Surgery is at the forefront of plastic surgical care. We also offer a range of non-surgical options for you to choose from that can help you to feel revitalised and content with your face.
1. Anti-Wrinkle Injections
When it comes to our faces, one of the main age-related changes that lowers people’s self-esteem is the development of wrinkles. They are inevitable and unavoidable. Though they show a life well lived, they are a feature many of us would like to improve.
Anti-wrinkle injections cause the muscles that create wrinkles and lines to stop moving. The relatively painless procedure involves extremely fine needles that inject a diluted sample of substances that target the neuromuscular junction within the desired muscle.
We can strategically concentrate on any muscle of the face. The areas that are most treated are the brow and forehead, and the orbicularis muscle, which is the cause of crow’s feet. We create a generalised weakening of the muscles rather than complete paralysis to allow for movement and expressions while still reducing the creation of wrinkles.
2. Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers can reduce wrinkles and indentations, redefine the angles of your jaw and mandible, or plump and re-contour your eyelids, lips, face or lower neck. Hyaluronic acid, which is a natural sugar gel, is injected into soft tissues with the use of ultrafine needles. There is also local anaesthetic within the fillers, reducing pain.
We use different thicknesses of filler depending on the desired area, which allows for strategic improvement of specific issues, whether they be fine wrinkles in the thin skin surrounding your eyes, or droopiness of the firmer areas of your cheek or chin. Unlike treatments in the past that used collagen, our dermal fillers are low-risk and biocompatible, and generally entail only minor side effects, such as redness and itching, which usually reduce within a couple of hours of the procedure.
3. Lip Enhancement
The method we use is similar to dermal fillers when it comes to lip enhancement. This treatment can create a younger, more balanced look with the use of hyaluronic acid. The natural product is injected into the lips, attracting the body’s water to create fullness. Lip enhancement is generally well-tolerated and mostly painless, usually with only minor swelling and redness afterwards. The solution used is thin and fluid to assist with natural lip movement while defining the mouth and reducing age-related sagging.
4. Fraxel Laser Resurfacing
Fractional lasers treat the epidermis and dermal layers of the skin with thousands of fine columns of laser energy. This technique can remove old pigmented epidermal cells and encourage the formation of new collagen and collagen remodelling. The lasers specifically target the desired areas of the face, meaning the skin between the columns is untouched, which can allow for a faster healing process.
During assessment, the treatment type and strength are determined to suit your specific requirements. The skin is numbed before the delivery of fraxel laser resurfacing, and a cold air flows over the area to assist in improving your comfort. The process is generally not time consuming, and mild swelling and redness usually reduces within a couple of days. Because the new skin is pink, your face may have mild redness for approximately a week.
Look And Feel Refreshed Without Surgery
When you are interested in giving your face some extra care, there is wide range of options. When it comes to non-surgical procedures, there can be a lower risk of side effects and after-care is often less involved and time-consuming. It is extremely important that these methods are administered by experienced and trained technicians despite the lack of surgery involved. If not delivered correctly, complications and unsightly results can occur.
At Ashton Plastic Surgery, we can help to revitalise your face, reducing the signs of a busy life and boosting your confidence.