In our clinic we use:

 

  • Hyaluronic acid which is a natural fluid found in the body of every human being. It can be found in the skin, eye structures and in joint mantles. Hyaluronic acid molecule is the same in all living beings. In our clinic we use Hyaluronic acid for rejuvenation and improvement of skin appearance without causing an allergic reaction.-

  •  Rejuvenating cocktail which consists of Hyaluronic acid ( to reduce facial wrinkles, to stimulate the cell’s own production of collagen and to moisturize )and Peptides ( gives instant lifting results and avoids new wrinkles appearance).

  •  Refreshing cocktail which consists of vitamins ( natural antioxidants, vitamin E to support the skin’s own protection against environmental , influences anti-aging effect, supports the reconstruction of the skin ), amino acids (water binder, contractor against free radicals ) and Q10 ( anti-aging Enzyme, supplies the skin with nutrients and stimulates lipid metabolism).

 

Dermaroller

 

What dermaroller is:

- Multiple superficial puncture wounds, releasing growth factors that stimulate fibroblasts creating creating new collgen and elastin.
- Aim is to traumatise skin without collateral damage to epidermis and healthy tissue. Recovery is rapid with no residual pain or discomfort.

 

How does it work?

The collagen results from the natural wounding of the skin, even though the wound is miniscule. Each tiny wound goes through three classic phases of wound healing as would any wound.

 

History

Dermaroller was an Ancient Chinese crude device. In the early 1990’s ( Orientreich 1995) advocated the use of substision with needle to treat wrinkles and lip lines. In 1997, Dr. Andre Camirand, treated hypochromic facial scars by tattooing with colour pigment. Whilst the pigment was no longer after 1-2 years, actual melanin was. After all of these treatments there was noticed to be a magnificent improvement in scars, colour, texture and appearance. Scars were then tattooed without pigment - dry needling. In 1990 Dr. Des Fernandes of South Africa presented his findings on needling at conferences in San Francisco.

 

 

Mesotherapy

 

Mesotherapy is a medical technique which was introduced by Dr Michel Pistor.It was first used to treat such conditions as rheumatism, sports injuries, and for the improvement of blood circulation. Mesotherapy has now been used successfully for the treatment of cosmetic conditions, including skin rejuvenation and improvement, hair restoration and as a treatment for cellulite.

Mesotherapy involves the injection of a specially prepared mixture placed just millimetres under the skin. Mesotherapy for treating ageing skin aims to replace minerals, vitamins and amino acids that are found in lower levels in skin as we age. Another newer procedure is to boost levels of hyaluronic acid in the skin.

 

 

Contraindications for Mesotherapy:

 

  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding

  • Skin infections

  • Skin allergies

  • Known sensitivity to glycolic acid

  •  Skin cancer

  • Recent use of Rosccutane 6-12 month

  • Active cold sores

  • Recent laser 1 month

  • Unrealistic expectations

Benefits:

  • Suits all skin types 

  •  Suitable for thin skin

  •  Rapid healing

  •  Minimal downtime

  •  No post light sensitivity

  •  Safer than other ablative therapies

  •  Minimal discomfort

  •  Minimal/ no side effects

  •  Cost effective compared to other ablative therapies

  • Contraindications:

  •  Pregnancy

  •  Localised skin infections

  •  Skin allergies

  •  Recent use of roaccutane 6-12 months

  •  Active cold sores

  •  Recent laser treatment

  •  Very low pain threshold

  •  Raised moles

  •  Skin cancer

  •  Active Eczema

  •  Active Psoriasis

Dermal Fillers

 

Dermal and deep fillers are used to smooth fine wrinkles and furrows, and recontour a face that has lost tissue volume, in both men and women. The new fillers are made of natural ingredients such as calcium and and acids. 

Dermal and deep fillers can be used in conjunction with other skin rejuvenation treatments. With fillers, you can successfully improve the appearance of an ageing face. The treatments are not just for women: men are the fastest growing segment of those seeking treatments, and many have found that a subtle enhancement will improve their confidence and success. 

Bruising with fillers is minimal to none with careful, slow injections, and at Aphrodite Aesthetics, we talk to all patients about medications and supplements that can cause bruising and assess the patient for the need for blunt-tipped cannulas before the procedure, and treat any bruises with laser on a complementary basis. This prevents most bruises, and resolves any that result despite our best efforts very quickly. 

Discomfort is minimal with careful slow injections and when appropriate, the use of cannulas. Topical Anesthesia can be applied prior to the treatment, and ice and vibration are very helpful in minimising any unpleasant sensations.

Anti-Wrinkle Injections

 

Botulinum Toxin treatment decreases muscle activity thereby preventing the appearance of "dynamic" wrinkles that are caused by repeated facial expressions. The toxin acts on the junctions between nerves and muscles, preventing the release of a chemical messenger called acetylcholine from the nerve endings. Tiny amounts of the fluid are injected into a specific facial muscle so only the targeted impulse of that muscle will be blocked, causing a local relaxation. This muscle blockade acts to immobilise the muscle contractions which are the underlying cause of the unwanted lines. The established lines gradually smooth out after prolonged relaxation and disuse and the muscle blockade prevents new wrinkles from forming. Only muscles that are treated are affected. Muscles needed for important functions like eating, kissing, smiling, and eye opening are not treated and their continued function helps to maintain a natural look. Although Botulinum Toxin therapy can have a dramatic effect on dynamic wrinkles, it has no overall effect on the texture of the skin. There should be no effect on skin sensation in the treated areas. 

Improvements can be seen in a few days but you may not see the final result for up to two weeks. The effect generally lasts from four to six months with the lines gradually reverting to the pretreated appearance. Some studies indicate that after multiple treatments, results can last longer in between treatments. Every person responds differently, and different areas may have longer lasting results than other areas. Some people have a lasting partial effect or memory response, whereby the lines and creases never completely return to the pre-injection appearance. 

Botulinum Toxin can be used to improve but not completely get rid of the folds between the outer part of the nostrils and the corners of the lips, and the fine lines above the lips. Vertical muscle bands in the neck can also be softened with botulinum toxin. When a small amount of BOTOX® is into specific places around the eyebrows, a "chemical browlift" can be achieved which can cause a change in the eyebrow shape (rounded or peaked) and can even create a mild lifting of the eyebrows. For deeper wrinkles, a combination of botulinum toxin and a filler is often recommended to achieve a maximum improvement.

Lip Augmentation

 

Full, luscious lips are a sign of femininity and youth. Studies of facial attraction have shown that a woman's lips are one of the first things that both men and women notice when deciding whether a face is attractive enough or not. Unfortunately, not all women are lucky enough to have full, feminine lips. Other times, lips can shrink with age or weight loss. Lip augmentation can improve the size of lips that are too thin or flat. 

There are many options for lip augmentation offered by Aphrodite Aesthetics. The right option for you depends on many factors that can only truly be assessed during a personal consultation.