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Gone are the days of permanent plastic surgeries for facial enhancement such as cheek implants, lips reconstruction, nose reconstruction, jawline reconstruction and anti-ageing surgeries such as face lift. Most people want to age gracefully maintaining a natural look yet correcting the ageing changes by non-surgical methods. Ageing process occurs in all the layers of the skin. The texture becomes uneven, the collagen gets depleted, hydration reduces, the fat layer reduces and shifts from its original place and the muscle tone goes down. It is inadequate to treat these changes by a single treatment or a single cream.

At LiveYoung Skin & Hair Clinic, we recommend optimum use of different technologies for addressing your facial enhancement and anti-ageing needs.

Caution:The anti-ageing treatments should be administered by qualified trained doctors only.

Botulinum Toxin (Botox):

Sun exposure & facial muscle activity over the years cause wrinkling and fine lines over the face. These changes make us look tired, angry or older than we are. Botulinum Toxin is an effective and safe treatment for wrinkle reduction.

What is Botulinum Toxin?

Botulinum Toxin is a US FDA approved purified protein derivative that relaxes wrinkle-causing muscles on face, smoothens the fine lines & creates a youthful appearance.

It can be used for:

  • To remove wrinkles over forehead, crow’s feet around eyes, frown lines between eyebrows, eye brow lift
  • To reduce broad jawline, chin creasing
  • To lift sagging jowls, improve facial contour
  • For bunny Lines on the nose, downturned corners of the lips
  • For improving gummy smile and neck bands (chicken legs)
  • To reduce excessive sweating on palms, soles & underarms in Hyperhidrosis

How long does the effect last?

The effect usually lasts for 4-6 months or longer, it may vary from patient to patient. It may last longer with repeated treatments.

Is it safe?

No long-term side effects have been reported in the 25 years of use of botulinum toxin. Patients may experience mild pain or bruising at the injection site which usually disappears after a few hours.

Dermal filler injections:

If you have naturally less volume at your cheek bones, small chin, thin lips or you have lost volume at these places due to ageing process, dermal filler injections are the right treatment for you. Hyaluronic acid fillers are used for non-surgical face lift which give you an instant desired result which may last upto 1-2 years.

What is a filler?

Hyaluronic acid dermal filler is derived from natural sources and is a safe, purified gel like substance. It is US FDA approved and injected into deeper layers of skin and subcutaneous tissue for the correction of facial lines and volume loss.

After numbing the area to be treated with anaesthetic cream, HA filler is gently injected into the skin in small amounts with a very fine needle. It absorbs water content of the tissue, increases in size and lifts up the surrounding area. It also stimulates the body to produce new collagen. This process gives immediate, visible improvement in areas of volume loss, folds, wrinkles and provides long-lasting and excellent results.

What are the indications for fillers?

  • Lip enhancement, Chin augmentation
  • Non-surgical face lift
  • Sunken or hollow cheeks
  • Filling the tear trough
  • Deep laugh lines, nasolabial folds
  • Mental crease, Prominent marionette lines
  • Nose shaping without surgery
  • To improve the appearance of wrinkled, aged looking hands

Is it safe?

Mild irritation, swelling, discoloration, or tenderness at the injection site may occur. They typically resolve within one to two days. Hyaluronic acid is a substance of natural origin, which is safe, completely biocompatible and biodegradable with minimal or no risk of allergy.

Thread lifts:

A thread lift procedure is used for treating ageing changes on the lower face. It involves subcutaneous placement of PDO threads which cause the desired skin lift effect. It is used for lifting of midface, jowl and neck by a non-surgical method.

This procedure involves insertion of a pre-threaded needle into the subdermal level of the facial skin under the effect of a numbing cream. These threads are made of polypropylene known as PDO threads. They have small barbs along the surface that act as cogs to grasp, lift and suspend the facial tissue undergoing treatment. The needle is slowly withdrawn and thread gets placed at the site where lifting effect is desired.

These threads dissolve completely on their own, without leaving any residual material in about 3-4 months. During this process, new collagen and fibrous tissue are formed around the thread and continue to hold up and tighten the skin tissue.

Most people with moderate skin sagging will notice some improvement immediately after a thread lift. As the time passes, new collagen formed in the treated areas creates a more obvious tightening and lifting effect. Best results are seen after 2-3 months. One may need maintenance treatment sessions once in 12-18 months.

High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU):

High Intensity Focused Ultrasound commonly called as HIFU, is an anti-ageing skin lifting treatment for face and neck. High intensity ultrasonic waves are passed on the areas to be treated. When they reach the dermis and subcutaneous tissue, they create controlled thermal damage which leads to new collagen formation known as neocollagenosis. This leads to a tightening and lifting effect over loose skin. The effects are seen in 3-4 weeks and last upto 8 – 12 months or more depending on the individual’s lifestyle.

Indications for HIFU:

  • Tightening and lifting of facial skin
  • Jaw line firming
  • Eye brow lift
  • Double chin
  • Neck wrinkles