Who needs to go under the knife when there are so many other clever ways to lift tone and plump? Here’s my guide to the latest face transformers.
INNOPEN AND STEMCELLS
The latest ultimate hi tech non-surgical combination tweakment using Innopen, a new form of micro needling, combined with stem cell serum from Calecim. The small motorised pen like device uses tiny micro-medical skin-needles to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin, creating superficial micro-channels which allow stem cell serums to be absorbed more effectively into the skin. Innopen can be used all over the complexion, including around the eyes, and as the skin repairs itself over the following weeks, new collagen and skin cells are formed which helps plump and tighten thinning skin, softening lines, wrinkles and fading signs of sun damage. One treatment will leave a smooth and more even looking skin tone, increased firmness and a youthful glow, a course of four treatments are rcommeded for lasting results. Treatments are 2-4 weeks apart, £550 per treatment.
Facetite is similar to having a mini facelift, but without scalpels, and with minimal scarring. The one off procedure, performed using local anaesthetic, can tighten saggy skin around the mouth and jowls and neck and rejuvenate the overall appearance of the skin with minimal downtime and recovery. Using radio frequency energy, it works by warming the skin with a fine probe that is inserted into the fatty layer just under the skin. This process does not remove tissue, but causes the skin to instantly tighten by up to 40 per cent and then over the following weeks as new collagen is produced, the results continue to improve leaving a plumper, more rejuvenated appearance.From £2800
ANGEL PRP with fat transfer
Angel PRP (which stands for Platelet Rich Plasma), is an updated version of the Vampire Lift and combined with fat transfer can address all the major signs of facial aging- including loss of volume around the eyes and cheeks, lines and wrinkles, thinning skin and jowls.
First blood is taken from the arm, the platelets are separated and then this mixture is injected back into the complexion. Platelets release growth factors that help the skin repair itself, improving the skin tone and boosting collagen production so skin appears plumper and more vibrant. At the same time, fat is taken from other parts of the body, like the hips or abdomen, treated and then used for adding a natural volume boost, to sagging areas of the face, restoring cheekbones, plumping lines and wrinkles and hollows around the eyes and temples. You may be slightly swollen and your skin will look red and a bit like a pincushion for a day or so but this is easily covered using mineral make up. Results can last up to 5 years. From £3500
AND DON’T FORGET …
You know the mantra…..when it comes to facial ageing, prevention is better than cure. Always wear an SPF every day, at least factor 30, avoid smoking and drinking too much alcohol and eat a diet rich in fruit and vegetables.