Saturday, 20 June 2015

**Non-Surgical Face Lifts**

Skin Deep – June 2015 
South Warrington News

Welcome to ‘Skin Deep’ – This month’s feature looks at our ‘Non-Surgical Face Lifts’. Any questions, just ask Dr. Angie Winnington-Sharp or 01925 263660 & 07967 481594. 
Next month ‘Choosing the Correct Chemical Peel’.

Radio-Frequency is a great non-invasive way of creating a non-surgical face lift and has no associated downtime. The results are seen after just one treatment and you get the added benefit of getting a cumulative effect with subsequent treatments, meaning that the results get better and last longer with each visit.
The best way to maximise the results are by hydrating the skin with a good emollient, as recommended by your skin specialist. The product will help to strengthen your skin barrier and promote collagen and elasticity to help reduce fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles. The best products are also non-comedogenic i.e. they do not clog pores and they reduce redness, inflammation and optimise cell renewal. You may also find that your skin will benefit from a more concentrated formulation during the cooler months and possibly a very mild retinoid based product during the warmer months that has no associated irritation of skin-thinning side effects.
Most people find that after a non-surgical face lift the main areas to focus your home based treatment regime are periocular wrinkling (i.e. apply a suitable serum around the delicate eye area), loose skin around the upper neck and forehead furrows.

Ask your clinician what product(s) will give you maximum anti-oxidant properties with additional firming and toning characteristics, typically these will come from natural vitamins (not synthetic) and will extend the effects of the treatment by up to 6-8 weeks.