As we age we become aware of the effects of time and environment on our skin and physical appearance. Many are now looking to cosmetic procedures not only to counter or reduce these signs of aging but also to correct medical issues which can arise as a side effect.
Our skin is made up of three different layers all of which will naturally degenerate with age. The outer layer of skin, the epidermis, ceases to retain as much moisture as when we are younger and the cells do not rejuvenate as frequently. The middle layer of skin, the dermis, which produces collagen and elastin, begins to loose its elasticity and collagen production slows down. Finally the fatty tissue layer at the bottom may not be able to regulate body temperature as well or fight infection as easily.
The resulting impact on the face is dull looking and sagging skin with more noticeable lines, wrinkles, sun spots and blemishes. The trouble spots tend to be around the eyes and mouth but can also be across the forehead, around the neck and in the cheek/jowl area.
MACS Facelift Dubai
One of the best and most effective ways to combat these areas can be with a MACS Facelift Dubai which will give the lower two-thirds of the face a natural ‘lift’. This method is different to traditional ‘wind-tunnel’ looks (think Joan Rivers). This improved technique refreshes and lifts the face giving you a natural look. You no longer need to worry about the skin looking over-tightened as today’s technique is sensitive to the need for a more natural appearance.
Upper and lower eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Another popular treatment is an eye-lift which tightens the loose skin around the eyes as well as the bags that develop under the eyes with age. In addition it is recommended to remove excess skin underneath the browline and lower eye lid. These methods will not only enhance the eye’s appearance but can also help improve peripheral vision which can get blocked by heavy, sagging eye lids.
With age, darker spots develop especially with exposure to the sun over time. There are two effective ways that sun spots can be tackled. Firstly, with the use of PRP (Platelet Rich Rejuvenation) treatment, otherwise better known as the Vampire Facial. This uses the patient’s own blood that is prepared in a centrifuge to extract the platelets and plasma. The concentrated platelets and plasma are then re-injected into the patient’s face using a derma pen. The platelets and plasma essential ‘awaken’ dormant stem cells under the skin’s surface to produce more collagen and healthy cells thereby healing and rejuvenating the skin.
The second method is using the dermamelan cream. The doctor’s will apply a facial mask to the skin which the patient wears for 6 – 8 hours during the day before washing it off. Over the next week, the skin may be dry and flaky but it clears up the majority of sun spots creating a smoother and more even complexion. A night cream will also have to be applied by the patient every night before bed for a couple of weeks to support the treatment.
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If you are looking for a non-surgical treatment to counter the effects of aging we highly recommend a course of dermal fillers to help smooth out lines and minimize deep crevices. Often, there are certain facial expressions that can deepen these lines, typically these would be the frown line or the nasiolabial folds that run from the corners of the mouth to the corner of your nose. Also, with age, lips also become thinner. Hyaluronic acid fillers, which are safe and temporary fillers, can be used to naturally plump lines or to reduce deep lines to create more youthful contours again.
Botox remains the most popular treatments as both Drs Maurizio and Roberto Viel have over 25 years experience. As surgeons, they have an understanding of the muscles in the face creating a subtle, but fresh look rather than the old fashioned ‘frozen look’. Botox can help ‘re-train’ certain facial muscles to weaken thereby reducing the appearance of frown lines or crows feet that appear when you smile.
These treatments are suitable for both men and women and not only help you look and feel younger they can also improve your quality of life and help you embrace the process of aging more positively.
To book your appointment in Dubai, please call +971 4-375 2393. gulf@LCAS.ae
To book an appointment on Harley Street, London, please call +44 207 636 4272. info@LCAS.ae