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Roll back the years

Published on May 25, 2015 by

There was a time when the only answer to an aging skin was a very expensive facelift – complete with the general anaesthetic and hospital stay that surgery requires. Now there are so many less invasive options that you’re spoilt for choice.

Today’s solutions have added advantages – in experienced hands the results look totally natural with gradual enhancements rather than that instant ‘I’ve had a face lift’ look.

Botox® has come in for a lot of criticism over the years – mostly for creating a frozen face appearance where nothing moves much and expressions have pretty much vanished. Patients are much more sophisticated now and prefer a natural look, not a face fixed into a neutral expression.

The secret is to relax the muscles enough so those lines aren’t carved into your face, whilst leaving them mobile enough to let you smile, frown and look ‘normal’. That takes training and a great deal of skill.

Whether you come to Riverbanks Wellness on the borders of Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire for your Botox treatment or visit our London Clinic you can be assured of highly qualified staff who really understand how to use the injections with finesse.

Fortunately, Riverbanks Wellness has led the way in creating a natural effect – and these days Aesthetic Medicine in the USA is following suit, offering a less severe treatment. Of course, some people still want that frozen look, but we don’t treat them at Riverbanks!

Another favourite for restoring your skin’s youthful bounce and brightness is dermal fillers. We have many regular patients from all around Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire who come along every 6-12 months to keep their skin looking glowing and youthful. We have many patients from nearby Luton, Harpenden and St Albans whose friends wonder how they stay looking so good!

Again, the effects possible today have moved on and so have the products. We use Galderma’s products simply because they’re thoroughly researched, very effective and totally safe.

There are various options from Emervel (used mostly for lips), Restylane and Juvederm fillers and Restylane Skinboosters.

As you get older the skin loses volume and gets dehydrated – the production of the substance called collagen slows down or even stops being generated and that’s what gives your skin its plump look and feel and natural elasticity. With reduced collagen the skin loses its elasticity and the wrinkles quickly form.

The quickest way to put that bounce back is with dermal fillers.

These treatments are not an ‘either-or’ situation – the best results come from a combined approach with each treatment dealing with specific issues.

This is one reason that Riverbanks Wellness offers a Harmony Consultation to provide patients with a carefully planned strategy to give them the results they want. If you’ve watched the videos and would like to find out more – and maybe explore other treatments that will improve your skin, please call our team on 01582 762877.

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