“Questions and Answers “

Questions and Answers 

Recently I decided to ask some of the people working in the Castletroy Town Centre what they would be interested to ask regarding Aesthetic procedures? 

Here are some of the questions….

I would like to do something with the lines around my lips and have a plump effect.

Lip wrinkles, which are sometimes called lip lines, lipstick lines, or smoker’s lines, are the little vertical lines that form on the lips as we grow older.

Lip wrinkles form on both the lips themselves and on the skin of the upper lip.

From the age of 20 we produce less collagen, our skin becomes thinner and less elastic. Lip lines can also be the result of sun exposure, smoking or facial expressions. 

If it’s a case of single vertical lines surrounding the lips, Lip Conturing technique using dermal fillers  will be enough. 

If there are multiple deeper lines surrounding the lips, we can use dermal fillers to treat each wrinkle along the length and then the Lip Contouring technique. It’s not good to only fill in the vertical lines without contouring the lips as there’s a risk of over thickening the upper lip area.

This treatment will result in a smooth area around the lips & a natural plump lip effect.

I’m 35 years old and I have lines starting from one corner of each eye that run in under my eye to my outer cheek area? I look so tired because of that!

You are probably talking about the middle cheek bone groove lines. 

This “groove” is from changes in your facial volume. The midface is the region between the upper and lower thirds of our face. As we age, the fat pads in our midface shrink and create a depression in the cheeks. The fat pads in the lower face tend to stay more robust. The end result of changes in facial volume create an imbalance in our face with the lower face being fuller than the midface. 

Treatment options include dermal fillers like Juvederm Voluma or Ultra 4 which naturally restores the appropriate volume in your face. Dermal fillers look & feel natural whilst results in the midface can last between 1 and 2 years. In addition to an improvement in the facial contour, clients comment that they look less tired and their appearance is “brighter and more alive”.

I have acne scars on my cheeks from when I was a teenager. They look more like a holes on my skin. Is there anything I can do it to improve their look?

Pockmarks, which are also called pick marks or acne scars, are blemishes with a concave shape that can look like holes or indentations in the skin. They occur when the deeper layers of the skin become damaged. There are various treatments available for this: 

Chemical peels to reduce the scarring. A chemical peel is a chemical exfoliation process that penetrates deeper in the skin in order for the top layers of the skin to start shedding. This process stimulates collagen & increases cellular turnover to reveal new, fresh skin. Chemical peels may need to be done on a regular basis to be effective, but they usually result in even, supple skin, and a noticeable reduction in visible pockmarks.

Microneedling is a treatment which causes micro-injuries to the epidermis, signalling the body to produce collagen to remodel the damaged area which in effect rejuvenates the skin making your skin look younger and fresher.

The new collagen that’s formed will help smooth out your skin’s appearance, helping to fill in fine lines, wrinkles, and scars.

Depending on the severity of the problem Dermal fillers can also be effective. Fillers can lift the pockmarks to the same level as the rest of the skin. But as we know fillers will last for between one & two years so treatment will need to be repeated when the time comes

Are there any options for an Eyelift procedure other than plastic surgery ?

Fibroblast is a cosmetic treatment that reduces the volume of excess/sagging skin. It’s a minimally invasive procedure, small downtime and more affordable than surgery.  

This procedure will not be compatible for some people so a consultation is recommended before you do anything

Plasma – an ionised gas is produced from the tip of the fibroblast device. This creates a flash which evaporates superficially on the skin creating a tiny dot. The procedure strategically places tiny little dots around the affected area. It works by shrinking and shortening the skin fibres which in turn lift and tighten the skin. Clients will notice results right away although it takes 2 to 4 weeks for full effects to be visible. The elasticity of the skin is improved, and a distinctive tightening is made possible.

I’m 40 years old and would like to have something done to make my skin look younger without any invasive procedures like dermal fillers or botox. 

I would suggest Facials & Peels with professional skincare products. 

These products work at cellular level to diminish fine lines, fade sun damage, increase hydration and stimulate cellular turnover for more youthful looking skin.

Here are some facials I would recommend with the Image Skincare Range.

The Iluminating Facial

A clinical results-driven facial designed to give beautiful luminosity, radiance and

glow. The treatment uses a blend of powerful antioxidant protection, nutrition and

enzymes all sandwiched together to provide immediate measurable differences.

Ideal as a quick fix pre-event facial or as an incentive to commence the skin health journey.

The MAX Stem Cell Facial

This treatment strikes the ideal balance between a gentle peel and a therapeutic facial, and is

designed to really target wrinkles, elasticity concerns and combat generally lethargic and dull skin. All the latest anti-ageing stem cell technology is used to guarantee long lasting results.

The Antioxidant Anti-Ageing Facial

A cleansing vitamin-infused treatment that delivers tightening, lightening, brightening and a nourishing hydration Attachments area