Anti Wrinkle Treatment
Constant movement of our facial muscles cause dynamic lines. Over time, these lines become static, or etched lines. Anti Wrinkle treatments are used to soften or prevent line formation. The naturally occurring protein Botulinum Toxin is purified for clinical use and injected in to the muscle inhibiting movement. Anti Wrinkle injections are a quick, simple non-surgical cosmetic treatment of prescription-only medication administered by a registered and experienced medical injector
Anti Wrinkle Treatment Areas
FOREHEAD, FROWN LINES CROWS FEET
Soften lines seen when raising eyebrows, frowning and in the upper face while smiling. These lines are known as 'worry lines' of the forehead and 'eleven lines' between the eyebrows. Anti Wrinkle can also be used to soften 'bunny lines', wrinkling at the top of the nose
PLATYSMAL BANDS/NEFERTITI LIFT
The Neferiti Lift is known as the non-surgical lower face lift. Platysmal Band muscles pull down the lower face causing 'turkey neck' and exaggerating the appearance of neck sagging, or jowls. A Nefertiti Lift improves jawline definition, relaxes the jowls and provides an upward lift to the neck and jaw area.
DOWNTURNED OR 'GUMMY' SMILE
If you feel you 'look sad' as your smile in pulling down, Anti Wrinkle can relax the muscles that pull the mouth corner downwards.
Correction of a Gummy Smile involves treating the muscles above the lip that expose excessive gum tissue when smiling
BRUXISM AND JAW CLENCHING
Bruxism, or teeth grinding, is an unpleasant and debilitating subconscious habit for many. Treatment with Anti Wrinkle of the massater muscle can give relief to those suffering jaw pain and headaches caused by clenching and grinding. Treatment of the massater muscles also slims the jaw area, creating a heart shaped face
Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, is a common but often difficult problem to manage. Anti Wrinkle can be used to block nerve conduction to the sweat glands preventing the production of sweat for 5-6 months. This treatment can be performed on underarms, palms and the soles of feet
As we age, we lose volume, fat, bone and collagen in the face. This leads to hollows, wrinkles and facial 'flattening' . This process begins in our late 20's! Dermal Fillers can be used in almost any area of the face to restore and revolumise skin and facial contours to form a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance. Dermal Fillers are a gel-like cross linked synthetic material made from Hyaluronic Acid, a natural component of our own skin. Facial Rejuvenation treats deep, static lines
Lips really are the Superstar of the face. Dermal Fillers can be used to enhance and augment the shape and size of lips or correct asymmetries. Lips, like the rest of the face, lose volume over time. Restoring this volume leads to a lush and youthful appearance of the mid face. Lip enhancement should be proportionate, with upper and lower lips balanced and harmonious, appearing naturally full without over-inflation.
PDO Thread Lifts
Thread lifts, ‘threading’ or ‘PDO threads’ have become a minimally invasive alternative to a facelift for patients who are not ready to undergo more invasive surgical treatment options.
Although the effects from a thread lift will be approximately 18 months in duration and not as dramatic as a surgical facelift, improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles can be seen both immediately and gradually as the procedure stimulates natural collagen production. PDO sutures are a type of material used for thread lifts. PDO, which stands for polydioxanone, is a long-lasting, absorbable polymer that is flexible and durable.
PDO thread lifts come in a variety of textures. At Evolve Aesthetics, we use three main textures of PDO sutures: MONO, Cog/Barbed/Suspension threads, and Double Screw threads.
MONO threads are smooth threads without barbs. Many of these thread type are placed into the face in a mesh-like fashion for skin tightening and mild lift. MONO threads are designed as a rejuvenation skin treatment.
MONO thread treatment is beneficial for skin tightening, skin thickening and to improve skin texture thus reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Once inserted into the skin, PDO mono threads activate collagen synthesis to gradually tighten and rejuvenate the skin. This provides the skin with a tighter feel and appearance and a more youthful look. Skin tightening occurs after collagen starts forming around the threads, providing ‘scaffolding’ to the facial structures. Typically, around 10-30 PDO MONO threads are used to treat an area, often more!
What areas of the face neck and body are MONO threads suitable for?
Upper and lower cheeks
Neck and jaw line
Under eye area
Forehead and brows
Suspension Thread Lift: COG/Barbed Threads
Cog threads have barbs that hook onto the skin to provide support and immediate lift to sagging tissue. They are the most dramatic non-surgical alternative to ‘lift’ and ‘pull’ areas of the face.
The barbs, or cogs along the length of each COG thread aims to fix the skin in a position to give the appearance of a minor facelift. Typically, the depth of placement for a Cog PDO Thread is the subcutaneous tissue and the effect is twofold, with an immediate lift due to the barbs being activated and hooking into the underside of the skin and long-lasting effect due to the gradual metabolism of the thread which leads to skin rejuvenation. Cog PDO Threads are commonly used to lift the cheeks helping to correct nasolabial folds, along the jawline to reduce the appearance of jowls, in the neck to help correct sagging skin.
This procedure is particularly effective for lifting the brow and eye area, creating a more open eye, lifted brow or ‘fox eye’/ ‘cat eye’ lift.
Results with Cog/Suspension threads are immediate and continue to improve after two to three months as your body finishes producing new, healthy collagen.
Please note, a Suspension Thread Lift using Cog/barbed threads are an advanced technique. Evolve Aesthetic clinicians have been trained one-on-one and continue to be supported by VA Medical Cosmetic Physicians.
Initial Consultation is recommended prior to treatment.
Double Screw Threads
A Double Screw Thread is formed by intertwining two mono threads together around the inserting needle. It has a significant effect on giving volume to the sunken areas in the face.
Double Screws are often used for general face lifting and volumising, which helps to attain a more defined jawline and chin.
Sunken areas of the face can be revitalised and rejuvenated using this variety of thread. Brow lifting, buccal hollowing, cheeks, marionette lines and NL Folds are all suitable for Double Screw Thread treatment.
What is the downtime associated with this procedure?
Some swelling and bruising can be expected in this procedure as the skin is punctured and penetrated multiple times with the threads. This usually resolves within a few days to weeks depending on the patient. Rest is advised for the rest of the day post treatment.
How long will my results last?
The results of PDO threads typically last between 18 and 24 months on average.
Is it painful?
A very strong topical anaesthetic cream or injectable local anaesthetic is used to minimise discomfort during the procedure. A few days of tenderness, bruising and mild swelling are common side effects.
Pre-Treatment Instructions for PDO Thread Lifts
Avoid smoking and excessive alcohol for at least 3 days.
Avoid aspirin-based products, Naproxen/Naprogesic and Ibuprofen as they can cause bleeding and swelling.
Avoid high-intensity exercise or attending a sauna or steam rooms for 3 days prior.
Post PDO Thread Lift Aftercare
Ice the treated area for a few minutes four to five times during the day for the first week to minimise bruising or swelling.
Restrict facial movements for one day. Make sure to rest post treatment. Avoid applying makeup for at least 48 hours.
Chewing gum should be avoided for at least two weeks.
Slight discomfort in the first two days after the procedure is to be expected.
Elevate the head for the first week whenever possible.
Avoid massage, scrubbing or exfoliation of the facial skin for at least three weeks. Do not wash or touch your face for at least 12 hours.
Follow the care guidelines the practitioner gives you regarding the incision wounds.
It is recommended that you sleep on your back to prevent any swelling. Avoid straining or placing pressure on your face as it may result in thread misalignment.
Avoid getting any dental treatment for at least two weeks after getting the PDO thread lift.
In case of unusual pain or swelling, it is important to consult your practitioner to get the appropriate treatment immediately.
Skin Boosters are a dermal filler designed to be injected superficially into the surface of the skin to produce skin hydration and glow.
Skin Boosters are micro-injections of dermal fillers in the skin. Unlike traditional dermal fillers, they are not injected beneath the skin to volumise or shape the face. Instead, they are very fine dermal fillers that are injected into the skin to hydrate and improve skin quality. This type of dermal filler can be injected over large treatment areas of the face, neck, and hands to increase the skin’s hydration quality. During the treatment, the multiple injections activate the fibroblasts promoting new collagen and elastin formation The result is healthy-looking, glowing, and plump skin.
Benefits of the skin booster treatment:
The dermal fillers used are very fluid, so the final result is smooth.
With the production of new collagen and elastin, patients can expect firmer and more youthful skin.
The treatment is suitable for most patients and skin types
Gold standard skin hydrator for radiant and glowing skin
Is it painful?
A strong topical anesthetic cream is applied prior to treatment. Minor redness resolves within 6 hours.
Fat Dissolve involves injecting TGA approved medication Phosphatidylcholine deoxycholate (PCDC) which are injected locally into the targeted treatment areas. The fat cells absorb the PCDC and become slightly inflamed and then harden.
Side effects of fat dissolving injections are rare. You may experience swelling, bruising, itching, pain, sensitivity to pressure and excessive warmth at the injection site however, this is usually resolved within three to five days.
How does Fat Dissolve work?
Phosphatidylcholine deoxycholate (PCDC) injections are delivered into the targeted treatment areas. The fat cells absorb the PCDC and become slightly inflamed and then harden. The hardened fat cells break down within a few weeks and are eliminated via the body’s natural processes.
What is PCDC?
Phosphatidycholine (PPC) is a naturally occurring substance within the body that comprises up to 60% of cell membranes, facilitates cell membrane transport, and is a component in bile that is responsible for emulsifying the fat we consume in our diet for absorption. The PPC used in most injectable fat reducing formulas is derived from the soybean lecithin. Deoxycholate, present in the body as sodium deoxycholate, is a bile salt that functions to make PPC soluble in water. It acts as a detergent and also aids in the breakdown of fat consumed in our diet.
How does it work?
First, the injected solution disrupts the fat cell membrane. This causes the cells to burst, releasing their enzymes and fatty content. Second, an inflammatory response ensures, allowing the debris to be “cleaned up” by the macrophages that have migrated to the area. This inflammation is responsible for the redness and soreness but also allows for tissue retraction. Lastly, new collagen is deposited in the area, causing skin retraction with denser, firmer skin character. The fat and cellular debris that are removed are collected as waste and excreted through the body’s normal metabolic pathways, through the urinary and bowel systems.
Any activity restrictions after treatment?
For the first 48 hours after treatment, vigorous physical activity or exercise is not recommended. After that time period, playing sports or exercising is acceptable.
What body parts can be treated and how often?
Areas that can be treated with Fat Dissolve are most commonly the ‘double chin’. However it can also be used on inner and outer thighs, buttocks, and love handles, back of the arms, the upper and lower abdomen, the jowls, knees.
Are the treatments painful? What are the side effects?
There may be some localized discomfort upon injection, and a minor burning sensation immediately following the treatment. Swelling will occur in the treated area, and soreness and inflammation may be experienced for several days after treatment. It is important to bear in mind that these inflammatory side effects produce a tighter and smoother overlying skin, which is highly desirable. Your fat area becoming firm is a sign the treatment is working. As your body breaks down the treated fat cells, they are excreted through the body’s normal metabolic process.
When will I see results?
On the average, patients begin to see noticeable improvement after 2-4 weeks. While many experience results sooner, we cannot guarantee this. For the first several weeks while the body’s inflammatory response is prominent, you may feel “bloated” in the treated area. This is expected and only temporary. Once the body begins metabolizing the fat, contour improvement occurs.
Is it permanent?