Silly Season... last minute fixes

Silly Season... last minute fixes

It’s the wonderful silly season and we party the night away just to regret at leisure the next day, and then go and do it all over again. At the same time we are complaining about how tired we are and how desperately we need our holiday. I haven’t been able to work out the logic, except that we are all masochists who enjoy the good life.

So whether you are of the working crowd or the leisure crowd during this holiday season, go big and enjoy all of it. It’s not 2012 for nothing, and with all the dire predictions from Nostradamus and the Mayans, you must make the most of every moment just in case the fun ends soon.

Whatever you do, don’t use a magnifying mirror to apply your make up because you will be horrified when there are suddenly lines and shadows you haven’t noticed before after a series of late nights! There is no miracle cure for tired eyes and lack of sleep. But you can go to your Skin Renewal clinic for a bit of help that will last a long time and best of all it’s not going to be painful or take a lot of time.

I’m talking about a Nefertiti neck lift and the 3D Liquid Facelift which is a combination of Botox and dermal fillers to relax those muscles that cause your frown and the fillers to help Mother Nature a bit where the laugh lines have become a bit more permanent than necessary.

Chemical brow lift with Botox

As we age, there is the downward pull of gravity and loss of collagen in the skin that causes lines and frowns to appear where they do not add to your appearance and this is where Botox is strategically injected around the brow area to relax the muscles and bring back the arch in your eyebrows to create a more youthful and refreshed look. It lasts for about four months and with repeated use the time between treatments is likely to become longer.

If you are a bit nervous about Botox you can try Carboxy therapy that will improve the collagen in the skin, or even have a Titan treatment which is a skin tightening device that heats the deep dermal collagen and the result is a lift in the brow area.

Nefertiti Neck Lift with Botox

A sagging jaw line is the fastest way of giving away one’s age, and the new Nefertiti neck lift is a procedure where small amounts of Botox are injected along the lower jaw line and the side of the neck into the superficial muscle groups called platysma which pull the jawline area down. By relaxing these muscles with botox, a lift is achieved in the neck and jawline area and the jowling effect is reduced. The effect usually lasts 4 to 6 months and the treatment only takes a few minutes to do. A truly walk in, walk out procedure

Non-surgical jawline lift with the new dermal filler Voluma

When we are young, our faces are without lines and grooves when at rest and the skin is plump, but as we age the fat under the skin dissipates, the skin loses its elasticity and this leads to excess skin around the jawline. Not a desirable situation, but this can be corrected with various fillers.

By injecting dermal filler into the mid-face area, thereby putting the ‘apple back in your cheeks’, makes a big difference to the jawline as the ‘apple cheeks’ lift the jowl area. In addition, light is reflected on the newly shaped cheek area which gives the face a youthful glow! In contrast, sunken cheeks create hollows which drag the face down the very reason that overweight people always appear younger, is because their cheeks are less likely to appear hollow!

Juvederm has come out with a new volumizing filler called Voluma which not only lasts longer than the usual fillers but also has a more volumizing effect due to a new formula improving the consistency of the filler. In addition, a numbing agent lidocaine has been added which ensures an almost painless procedure. The effect of the dermal fillers is immediately visible and a few minutes of mild pain for months of looking good is not a high price in any one's book or alternatively, if one is averse to needles, the Titan skin tightening procedure along the jawline can be used as the infra-red light instantly tightens and firms up this area.

With the advent of all these new technologies, you can enjoy the silly season and boogie to your heart’s content as there are so many procedures available at Skin Renewal Clinics that will help you look younger that you are spoilt for choice. If you do go during lunch, (after a night out on the town), I’m sure the very professional staff won’t laugh behind your back if you fall asleep and elegantly snore through your procedure.

Sharon Izak Elaine
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