Forehead Wrinkles (“Frown” Lines)
Those vertical “frown” lines between your eyebrows are known as glabellar lines. Many people believe that excessive worrying or frowning cause “Frown” Lines on its own but this is not true.
Those vertical lines between your eyebrows and the vertical ones across your forehead are there because your skin has been damaged by the sun. They’re the result of facial muscles interacting with sun-damaged skin.
The sun breaks down our skin’s collagen and elastin, leaving the skin thinner and less able to regain its former, tighter contour.
Because forehead wrinkles – both the vertical and the horizontal ones -are formed (but not caused!) by muscle movement, using a muscle relaxer, like Botox is an effective way of minimizing their appearance. For deeper lines and folds, a dermal filler, such as Restylaneor Juvederm, may also be needed. These treatments are temporary. For lasting results, you’ll need to repeat them every few months or so. However, over time most people need less product, less frequently to achieve the results they want.
Because people tend to focus on our mouth as we speak, the fine lines and deep creases around our mouth are probably the more visible wrinkles and those that we often find most unattractive.
For that reason Lip Enhancing Injections are a very popular choice amongst our patients, particularly in case of smokers or ex-smokers.
Juvéderm is a well know dermal filler proven to last for 6 -12 months. It’s also the first filler of its kind to contain an anaesthetic to make treatment more comfortable. The gel is made from hyaluronic acid – a naturally occurring substance in the skin
Three formulations of Juvéderm® are available to meet the needs of different clients.Juvéderm® ULTRA 3 has been specifcally formulated to add volume, shape and definition to the lips leaving them soft and natural looking.
Eye Wrinkles are often the first to appear.
Did you know that the skin around your eyes is the thinnest on your face? Repeated exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays – and the resultant damage to the skin’s collagen and elastin proteins – can cause the skin around the eyes to thin even more. The longer our skin is exposed to the sun, the more translucent it becomes.
Eventually the process causes fine lines to form – the so called “crow’s feet.” These are among the first and most prominent wrinkles to form on the face. But the thinning of the skin can also cause dark circles( or “bags”) to form under the eyes, giving people a perpetually tired look.
Botox is a good way to treat crow’s feet and other wrinkles caused by movement of the facial muscles. Laser treatments can also be highly effective, especially laser resurfacing technologies, such as the Pixeland Pearl. Often a combination of different treatments is the best option.
The skin on our neck is among the most neglected on our bodies.
Many of us will never go outside without putting sunscreen on our face, however we often forget to put the sunscreen on our neck as well.
The sun is directly responsible for about 90 percent of the wrinkles and skin problems on the neck.
A variety of treatments are available for people who want to improve the look and feel of the skin on their necks. Thermage is a state of the art skin tightening device and mongst the most effective treatment for this delicate area. The best course of action is to consult with a physician who is an expert in skin care. Discuss all your treatment options. And to prevent further damage to your skin, be sure to wear sunscreen on your neck!
No matter how well you look after the skin on your face, the backs of the hands will carry the tell-tale signs of ageing.
The skin here gets thinner and we lose fat from this area as we age, which means the veins will get bigger and be more prominent with time. So, although they don’t usually cause any physical problems, veins on the hands can add years to your appearance, particularly if you are very slim. The good news is veins on the surface of the hands can safely be removed leaving you with younger looking hands.
Here at the Private Clinic we have pioneered a new laser treatment for removing veins on the hands known as Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA). We were the very first clinic in Europe to offer this exciting new treatment and our success rate with EVLA is exceptionally high. We also offer foam sclerotherapy and a procedure known as microphlebectomies. Click here for more information.
A consultation first
Every patient will have different needs and will want to correct different problem areas, from dark circles under the eyes, to wrinkles around the mouth or along the cheeks, to sunken looking eyes.
The best course of action is to seek a consultation with a physician who has access to a wide range of treatment options. You want a physician who has the technologies and experience to offer a wide range of treatment choices. You’ll then have the freedom to select the option that is most likely to produce the results you’re hoping for.
We are the UK’s leading non-invasive cosmetic group and have some of the most experienced skin specialists working with us. Our team of doctors have developed the best facial contouring techniques to provide results which are natural looking. At The Private Clinic you’ll receive the highest levels of care as you go through your treatment.
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A Note From Our CEO Valentina Petrone
I joined The Private Clinic of Harley Street as Managing Director in 2008, and since then, the Cosmetic Surgery and Private Health industry has evolved tremendously – with new technologies, less invasive techniques becoming more popular and generally more awareness of the cosmetic and private health procedures that are available.
My aim for The Private Clinic is to stand for Quality and in order to achieve that, we make sure we put safety, expertise and patient satisfaction at the core of what we do – always!
We are very aware that the treatments we offer are elective procedures, and because of that we feel it is even more important to take a conservative approach. It is our duty to safeguard our patients and ensure that their experience is a positive one.
We thrive to employ only those medical experts whom we believe to be amongst the very best in their respective fields. We look to work with the specialists who have carried out the most treatments; those who adopt the most advanced techniques and least invasive methods, with the aim to reduce the risks and recovery time. We take this very same approach time and time again, for every treatment we offer and every medical professional we work with.
Last but certainly not least, we are obsessed about results. Simply put, we want our patients to be happy with their procedure and what we have achieved for them. We aim to produce natural looking results to enhance our patients’ natural beauty and, more than anything else we want to meet our patients’ expectations.
Our tagline – Because it’s your body – means to me that you should only expect and accept the best, because it is your body.
Cosmetic treatments are not about trends, or role models. They are about enhancing your individuality and what you want to achieve. Our job is to help you get there.
I personally wish you all the best,