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1INSTANT ‘LIQUID FACELIFT’
The latest procedure to turn back the clock when time is of the essence.
Performed in just one hour, the technique is new, the secret ingredient
is not. Tried and tested dermal fillers Restylane or Juvéderm, which both use
hyaluronic acid, are applied in large quantities, with multiple injections – of up to
10ml – used to remould and resculpt the face. The mid-face area can be reshaped
to add volume, with cheeks plumped to create an overall facial lift and firmness. It
is performed while you are in the chair and wide awake. Results are instant – it can
be done during your lunchbreak – and results last 12 to 18 months.
Designed to restore sagging cheeks and revolumise the face, is
the new injectable poly-L -lactic acid, called Sculptra Aesthetic. The
difference between Sculptra and other cosmetic injectables is that
it plumps sunken areas of the face by stimulating your own natural
collagen. Results appear gradually from about four weeks post-injection and
continue for up to six months, creating a very natural appearance. Between
three and five treatments are usually needed, four to six weeks apart, with results
lasting up to two-and-a -half years. Sculptra Aesthetic may have side-effects,
including injection site discomfort, redness, bruising, bleeding, itching and
swelling. Go to sculptraaesthetic.com for more information.
3PERMANENT INJECTABLE FACELIFT
A new surgical facelift technique involves ‘autologous fat injections’ to
reduce the appearance of wrinkles and facial creases. Fat is removed
from one part of the body and injected into muscle tissue beneath the
furrows and hollows of the face. The procedure takes about an hour and may be
performed in combination with a full surgical facelift, tummy tuck or liposuction.
Some bruising and discomfort may occur for a short time post-treatment.
All the rage this summer is the ‘chemical brow lift’. This quick-and-
easy, low-cost procedure uses a few small injections of Botox to give
an instant lift to the brow. Preventative Botox injections is another
growing trend, with an ever-increasing number of women in their 20s
and early 30s having regular treatments to stop the ageing process. While the
facial muscles are relaxed, premature ageing can be prevented.
The Titan from Cutera is virtually painless, tightening skin without
injections and without the downtime, scars or cost of surgery.
Targeting sagging skin on the face, jawline, neck, upper arms and
abdomen, the Titan uses infrared light deep below the skin’s surface
to increase production of collagen, resulting in tighter, firmer-looking skin. New
HEALTH + BEAUTY cosmetic procedures
Look naturally beautiful during the hot months with tweaks that
won’t give the game away – we take a look at the latest procedures
on offer in the chair and under the knife
WORDS Julie Lynch
THINKING OF A COSMETIC PROCEDURE? YOU’RE NOT
ALONE. HALF OF WOMEN AND MORE
MORE THAN A THIRD OF MEN IN AUSTRALIA ARE
CONSIDERING A NON-SURGICAL ENHANCEMENT
*PUREPROFILE (2010) NON-SURGICAL COSMETIC PROCEDURES SURVEY OF 1007
AUSTRALIANS AGED 30 YEARS PLUS. SPONSORED BY SANOFI-AVENTIS.
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