Face & Beauty Treatments
Before and After Treatment
According to myth and legend vampires:-
- Are eternally young
- Are strong
- Need on-going help to keep looking young and vibrant
Dr Teresa Day says “There’s not much we can do with sagging necks using the tried and tested botox and fillers, but this is a treatment that is absolutely ideal. It’s a truly amazing treatment – it’s fantastic to know that we are only injecting your OWN cells, nothing artificial”.
At Appledore we offer this treatment to clients that want to hold back the ravages of time. This is a 90-minute procedure which boosts the creation of new blood cells and collagen and promises the best and safest skin rejuvenation known to woman (and man).
Everyone loses collagen every year as we age, so if you are 40+ you know that you have lost a lot of your collagen which shows as sagging and wrinkly skin. This procedure helps to reverse that loss and re-plump your skin. You don’t know when people have had this procedure – they just look happy and youthful!
The Vampire Facelift is not for the faint hearted as this does entail needles, but you don’t feel anything as your face or neck is numbed for the procedure. For the best results you’ll need three sessions of the Vampire Facelifts at £595 per visit, usually taken at 4 to 6 week intervals. After that, 1 session every six months for general maintenance should suffice.
Smooth Skin & Muscle Relaxants
By using your facial muscles repeatedly throughout your lifetime, your skin is creased in areas of greatest use. Your ageing process causes the slow down of collagen and elastin production in your skin so as you get older, these areas over use become damaged and your lines become permanent.
However, by reducing the movement of your muscles in these areas your skin stops being creased and is allowed to recover, causing your lines to soften or even fade away. In the areas treated, your muscles are temporarily inactivated, during which time you can break the subconscious habit of overusing these muscles.
Depending on your individuality and the product used, the response to treatment can vary from a relaxation of your muscles to an inability to move your muscles.
For the first couple of years, frequent treatments are required to ‘re-educate’ your facial muscles. Thereafter, treatments would be less frequent until a yearly maintenance treatment is normally all that is required. When the medication is injected into your muscle it causes it to become weakened or inactivated. It stops your muscle from functioning by blocking your neuromuscular transmission – it stops chemical messages from your nerves to your muscles.
Appledore clinicians use prescription medication with over 40 years of research and development, used widely around the globe for the softening and elimination of wrinkles.
Restylane is the trade name of a product containing hyaluronic acid which is used in the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles, we use this product alongside similar ones.
Our thanks to Restylane for the use of this information from their website Q-Med.
What happens as we age..?
Young skin is smooth and elastic and contains a large amount of hyaluronic acid that helps the skin look healthy. As we grow older, the ability of the skin to produce hyaluronic acid decreases and the amount of hyaluronic acid begins to fall. As hyaluronic acid helps to bind water, the ability of the skin to retain water also declines with age. As a result, the skin becomes drier, thinner and less able to restore itself. The loss of skin fullness also means that the skin becomes looser. This leads to wrinkling and the older appearance of the skin.
What causes lines and wrinkles..?
The dermis is the skin layer responsible for the skin’s elasticity and resilience. The dermis functions as the skin’s support structure, containing collagen, elastin and biological substances whose main function is to hold moisture in the skin. One of these substances is hyaluronic acid. As we age, the amount of collagen and hyaluronic acid decreases and the elasticelastin fibres become looser and tend to gather in formations, creating wrinkles and folds. However, age is not the only cause of wrinkles. Smoking, sun bathing and pollution damage the structure of your skin, irrespective of age.
The layers of your skin
Your skin consists of three main layers:the epidermis, dermis and subcutaneous tissue. The epidermis is the outer layer that protects you from heat and cold. The condition of the epidermis determines how your skin looks and also how well your skin absorbs and holds moisture. Wrinkles, however, are formed in lower layers. The dermis is the middle layer of the skin and the skin’s support structure. It is the thickest layer and comprises a network of collagen and elastin fibres. The subcutanous tissue consists mainly of fat that keeps us warm, stores energy and protects inner organs.
Exercise to combat wrinkles
Did you know that exercise not only strengthens your body, but also reinforces your skin? When you subject your body to pressure in a work-out, you also exercise your skin. The increase in blood circulation increases the renewal of cells and makes the capillaries stronger. In this way, you prevent your facial skin becoming bloated, wrinkled and wealed. (M+ Bra, January, 2003)6-8 hours of sleep
If you want to appear full of life, don’t compromise on your sleep. If you don’t allow your body to rest for six to eight hours each night, your face will soon show signs of this. (Elle, March, 2003)