What Treatment is Right for Me? (Part II)
In a previous blog I began to talk about the different type of aesthetic treatments we offer at Clinetix Rejuvenation and how they work. If you’d like to read about Anti-Wrinkle Injections, Dermal Fillers and Superficial Chemical Peels click here to go back to the last article. In this one I’m going to take about a few more treatments that we offer at our clinics in Glasgow. The aesthetic treatment we start to discuss is PRP, also known as the “Vampire Face Lift”
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
At Clinetix we frequently combine PRP with other skin rejuvenating treatments such as phototherapy, micro needling and laser resurfacing to improve and accelerate the results. PRP was originally developed as a treatment to help wound healing in surgery. Platelet Rich Plasma has now spread to being used in cosmetic practice as it’s results became apparent. PRP is a fluid that is made from the patients own blood. The process involves taking a blood sample and using a centrifuge to separate out the various components. The Red Blood Cells and the White Blood Cells are discarded. Our medical team use the remaining yellowish clear fluid which is called Plasma, and contains a high concentration of cells called Platelets. Platelets are part of the bodies regeneration and repair system and contain a large number of molecules that help promote the rejuvenation of tissues including skin.
The PRP fluid is re-injected into the skin to be treated in various depths. This can be done in a variety of different ways and we are currently using a device called a “meso-gun”. We choose to adopt this technique as the meso-gun allows the treatment to be performed much faster and with no discomfort at all. Treatments typically take less than an hour and although there is usually no down time. Our patients see an immediate improvement in skin hydration after the treatment and the results continually improve over several months. You can repeat treatments as necessary and we usually provide a course of at least 3 treatments 3 weeks apart for maximum results.
For frequently asked questions about PRP treatments view our treatment page here
Thread Lift Treatments
Thread lifts are becoming increasingly popular as the development of better threads and better techniques are providing impressive and long lasting results. These thread lifts are designed to lift and reposition the upper layers of the face. Thread lifts are ideal for people who are starting to develop skin laxity with nasolabial folds, flattened cheeks and early jowl formation. Threads can be used in the lower part of the face and the upper neck to help define a jawline.
The threads themselves have either small barbs or cones that anchor onto the tissues and allow the thread to be gently tensioned, resulting in a lift of the skin. The process is performed using local anaesthetic injections to numb small areas of the face. We introduce threads under the skin using needles or cannula in the desired area and are tension the threads to lift before being cut. After they are cut the thread then becomes completely buried under the skin and is invisible. The results generally last for 18 months or so and can be prolonged if smaller treatments, involving less threads are repeated every year or so.
If you would like to read some more I wrote a blog about thread lifts a few weeks ago here
Finally for today I’m going to cover Laser resurfacing. This is the Gold Standard treatment for photo aged skin that addresses texture, lines and wrinkles and laxity. We use a technique called Fractional Ablative Resurfacing with a Carbon Dioxide Laser in Clinetix. After numbing the skin with anaesthetic injections we use the laser to make a controlled injury to the epidermis and dermis, this results in the skin regenerating with a healthier dermis and epidermis. This is described as a downtime procedure that requires a little bit of aftercare. The skin on your face will take about a week or so to return to normal but the results are usually well worth the effort!
People are often concerned that this treatment may be painful but using good anaesthetic techniques most patients find the procedure remarkable tolerable. We combine Laser resurfacing with phototherapy and PRP treatment as this reduces the recovery time and improves the overall result. Post operative care is especially important following Laser Resurfacing. Patients are provided with information on how to clean and care for the skin until it heals. At Clinetix we arrange for review appointments every 2 days so that our team can clean and assess your skin. We also provide further phototherapy treatments to accelerate the recovery. You can find some FAQ’s about Laser Resurfacing on this page
So that’s PRP, Laser resurfacing and Thread Lift aesthetic treatments briefly covered. As stand alone treatments these as well as everything else we offer will provide real and long lasting results.
We design these articles to give you an overall idea of the services we offer at Clinetix. If you are interested in Rejuvenation treatments please get in touch to arrange an appointment with one of our team. It is our policy to spend time with each new or prospective patient in order to understand their specific goals and expectations from treatment so that we can offer an appropriate treatment plan that fits within your lifestyle, your expectations and your budget. First consultations are always free and there is never any pressure or obligation to proceed with treatments. Contact Clinetix!
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