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Ageing Skin Treatment in London

Our skin undergoes two types of ageing. The first is inherent or genetic ageing where the body stops producing collagen and elastin at the age of 25. We start to notice the first signs of ageing at the age of 28, with the initial appearance of very fine dynamic lines and wrinkles.

As we grow older, these dynamic lines tend to become static, i.e. the lines are there when we are not contracting the muscles underneath (excluding the nasolabial lines between the nose and the mouth, or the crows' feet around the eyes...both signs of a happy smiling life as we grow older!). We also tend to lose facial fat and muscle mass in the face, which leads to loss of volume. Gravity also does its bit in dragging everything southwards! In addition, extrinsic factors can contribute to the acceleration of the ageing process of the skin.

The second type of ageing - photo ageing - is caused by excessive exposure to the sun (inadequate sun protection accelerates this), and can contribute to hyperpigmentation and sunspots. Together with excessive sun exposure, smoking is the skin’s biggest enemy.

Adequate hydration is key to the prevention of ageing, therefore we should aim to drink enough water and avoid excessive amounts of alcohol and caffeine-filled drinks. While specific areas on the face can be treated with Botox or fillers to correct a problem, tired-looking skin is a dead giveaway of your age. We cannot stress enough the importance of good skin care.

Why choose Aesthetic Virtue London for the treatment of ageing skin

Aesthetic Virtue is a London-based clinic offering a number of options for the treatment of ageing skin, including chemical peels, dermal fillers and Botox. This facial aesthetics and skin care clinic in Harley Street london Clinic, London has state-of-the-art facilities and enables patients to enjoy a comfortable and welcoming environment throughout their treatment.

At Aesthetic Virtue in London, our treatments are very much tailored to the individual in order to give your skin a natural-looking, healthy and rejuvenated glow. We will always strive to give you a naturally fabulous end result that exceeds your expectations and makes you feel confident about your appearance.

Our doctors are all fully accredited, advanced practitioners with years of experience in using chemical peels, dermal fillers and Botox to fight the signs of ageing. They constantly achieve stunning results.

The benefits of dermal fillers for treating ageing skin

At Aesthetic Virtue, Harley Street london Clinic London, we will typically recommend the use of non-permanent dermal fillers such as Juvederm HYDRATE, Restylane Vital and Radiesse to improve the appearance of ageing skin.

These fillers provide a safe, non-surgical method of instantly refreshing ageing skin by hydrating it and smoothing out the contours of your face. The results that can be achieved using dermal fillers are stunning and natural looking.

Types of Dermal Filler treatments

At the Aesthetic Virtue London clinic, we use a range of hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Juvederm, Restylane and Teosyal. These are non-permanent fillers and their effects typically last for six to 12 months.

The hyaluronic acid used in these dermal fillers is produced biosynthetically by bacterial fermentation. (Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that is found throughout your body. It gives volume to the skin, lubricates the joints and gives the eyes their shape).

We also use longer lasting calcium hydroxyl appatite Radiesse fillers. Radiesse is a unique dermal filler made from synthetic calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres in a water based gel carrier. It is 100% biocompatible, so no allergy testing is required before use. Radiesse is biodegradable and will gradually break down and be absorbed by your body. However, the results are longer lasting than those of the non-permanent hyaluronic acid fillers, typically lasting for 12 months or longer in many patients.

All of our dermal filler options have a proven safety record and have been fully approved for use in Europe and the US.

Ageing skin is typically treated with Radiesse, Juvederm Hydrate and Restylane Vital. Peels such as the Obagi Blue Skin Peel and LA peel can also be effective as well as the Dermaroller treatment. Please arrange a consultation to discuss your treatment options in more detail.

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Dermal filler treatments FAQs

What are dermal fillers?
Most dermal fillers are hyaluronic acid, a substance which is naturally found in the body. As we grow older, the amount of hyaluronic acid produced by the body starts to decrease (from our late 20s onwards), leaving skin which is dry and less hydrated. Injecting fillers into the skin is a method of restoring volume where it is depleted, or enhancing areas that lack volume.

What happens during the treatment?

At Aesthetic Virtue, we offer a thorough consultation which includes a discussion with the patient of the perceived problems and areas to be treated, facial examination and explanation of the various treatment options. A consent form is signed and pre-treatment photos are taken. Following a choice of numbing cream or local anaesthetic (depending on the area to be treated), the substance (which is in gel form) is injected into the dermis (middle layer of the skin) in small increments using a very fine needle. Results are immediately apparent. The treatment is carried out with the patient holding a mirror to judge the results and volume.

How long does the treatment take?

The injecting time can vary as this is volume dependent. It usually takes between ten and 30 minutes per area.

How quickly will I notice an effect?
The change in volume is immediately noticeable. However, it is common for the treated area to be a little bit red, swollen or even slightly bruised for a short while after.

How long do the effects of the treatment usually last?
This is highly dependent on individual variation and the area of the anatomy into which the filler is injected. Other factors such as smoking, age, degree of correction required, volume injected, type of filler etc. also contribute to this variable.

What are the possible side effects?
This is a very safe procedure in the hands of highly skilled and experienced practitioners, such as those found at Aesthetic Virtue. Common side-effects include redness, bruising and swelling and mild lumpiness. These usually resolve within a few hours, but bruises may last a couple of days.

Are there any possible serious complications?
Complications are very rare with dermal fillers but can include infection, severe bruising, cyst formation, granuloma formation, asymmetrical results or skin necrosis.

Is this treatment reversible?
Treatments with hyaluronic acid fillers can be reversed using hyalase to dissolve the product.

Post-treatment care
Avoid applying make-up over the treated area. Very gentle massage and an ice pack may help reduce the swelling and bruising. Sleep on two pillows for the first night to help alleviate any swelling, avoid hot baths, showers, saunas and strenuous exercise, as well as alcohol for four to six hours post treatment.

Clients who have had Ageing Skin treatments in Knightsbridge

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Mr Patel, South London
Miss Calu, London
Mrs Keystowe, Kensington
  Mr McEverly, Essex
Mrs Lumley, London
Miss Iliff, London

Mr Patel, South London

All my questions were addressed, treatment options, outcomes, potential side effects and after-care instructions were very clear. And the procedure was far less painful than I had imagined!

Miss Calu, London

A gentle hand… you might have very possibly cured my needle-phobia finally! And thank goodness, as everybody thinks I’m looking younger and fresher now!

Mrs Keystowe, Kensington

A clinic that insists on natural results! Fabulous! Now I’m loving the compliments.

Mr McEverly, Essex

Dr Raina has been my doctor for the last 18 months, and she will be for many months longer.

Recently my 20 year old daughter (who has beautiful full lips) told me she wanted to get her lips enlarged and that she had already spoken to another doctor about it, who was willing to do it for her. I took her along with me to discuss it with Dr Raina who explained to her that her natural lips are very nice and in proportion with the rest of her face. She mentioned that more volume will ruin the proportions and she would look ‘done’. We are both very grateful for the honesty there.

Mrs Lumley, London

A very professional, honest and straightforward doctor with surgical skills to match! My right earlobe split 6 years ago, and I was too anxious to have it repaired.

Now, I have no idea why I didn’t get it done sooner!

Miss Iliff, London

After discussing the pros and cons of removing the mole on my face, I finally underwent the procedure. Three months on, I am very pleased with the result. I appreciate the no frills honesty and straightforwardness.

Highly professional… I will certainly be recommending you.


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