Here at FIGURA we can offer you a huge variety of treatments to help you look your best, from laser treatments and skin-care, all the way through to injectable treatments. We pride ourselves on our honest advice, educating you about your skin, providing outstanding client care and support, alongside market-leading technologies to help you achieve the skin you desire.
One thing we know here at Figura, is that our clients, both male and female simply want to look great for their age and don’t always wish to totally remove all signs of ageing. Signs of ageing can appear anywhere on the face or body – how quickly we get them is dependent on a number of factors including;
Lifestyle – smokers and those who exercise regularly can break collagen down faster than the average person. Genetics – some are predisposed to age ‘better’ than others. Location – those who are exposed to high levels of UV rays and pollution very often see signs of ageing sooner than their peers. Stress levels – hormones released during times of stress are well documented to play havoc with the skin. Not only can this include speeding up the signs of ageing but can also influence skin diseases such as acne and rosacea. Sleep – having enough sleep is great for our bodies but how you sleep can impact your skin. Often patients notice the side that they sleep on has more prominent wrinkles than the other side.
BUT…….on the other hand, how good would it be if our faces didn’t age and we stayed wrinkle-free?
How good would it be if lines, blemishes and crow’s feet didn’t form no matter how much we smiled, laughed and cried?
Anti-wrinkle injections, also known as ‘Botox’, or botulinum toxin, are naturally-occurring proteins that work to block nerve signals at the injection point. As signals from the nerves to the muscles in the face are stopped, the injected muscle will no longer be able to contract as tightly causing wrinkles to relax and soften. Perfect for forehead lines, frown lines, crows feet, bunny lines and the chin, as well as smoker’s lines and skin ageing of the neck, Our anti-wrinkle injections are a quick, safe and effective way to reduce the effects of skin ageing and can take years off of your face, while also preventing new lines and wrinkles from forming.
Injected using a fine needle into specific muscles, the procedure takes approximately 15 minutes, with only minimal discomfort, if any at all!
Dermal Fillers are an instant way to erase tell-tale lines and wrinkles (also known as Wrinkle Fillers or Facial Fillers) They are popular and versatile anti-ageing injectable treatments that plump, volumise and lift the skin leaving it smooth, contoured and youthful giving instant results and no down-time -it’s easy to understand why dermal fillers are one of the most popular anti-ageing treatments!
There are two popular anti-ageing and rejuvenating injectable treatments, one is a muscle relaxant and the other are facial dermal fillers. Both are highly effective, extremely popular and are often seen as the same treatment, however they work in very different ways.
Muscle-relaxing injections release tension from the muscle underneath a wrinkle, whereas facial fillers literally “fill in” a wrinkle.
Dermal Fillers are a man-made, non-animal, substance that mimic the body’s natural depleted hyaluronic acid. Once injected the fillers provide support and structure to the skin, giving a plumped and youthful appearance. Semi-permanent fillers provide safe, long-lasting and natural looking results.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance within the body which is found the deep layers of the skin known as the dermis, and one of its functions is to keep skin smooth and healthy by helping it retain water. As we age, our skin starts to produce less Hyaluronic Acid, leading to it becoming dry and thin. Natural lines and wrinkles deepen, lips lose their fullness, lines appear around the mouth and nose area, and cheeks lose volume giving them a sunken and hollow appearance. Adding moisturiser with Hyaluronic Acid may provide a short-term superficial effect, however Hyaluronic Acid facial fillers truly get moisture deep under the skin. Since facial fillers are injected into the skin, the Hyaluronic Acid integrates into deeper layers of the skin, working from within to attract water and restore volume. Our dermal fillers re-introduce Hyaluronic Acid under the skin to where it is needed and actually ‘fills’ in lines and wrinkles, giving a smooth result which can last up to 18 months, when your body will gradually break down the filler and the effects will fade.
You can have dermal fillers in different parts of your face: around the eye, cheeks, mouth and jawline, as well as lip fillers which are administered directly into the lip tissue.
How do they work?
Fillers basically restore lost volume to your face and plump areas, so that deep-set lines are smoothed.
Why is this needed?
As we get older our bodies stop producing collagen and elastin, both of which contribute to the youthful look. Experts argue over when we start losing collagen, but the generally, the agreed age is around 25. Your collagen and elastin levels then decline at a rate of about 2% per year,
How long do Dermal Fillers last?
It depends how your body reacts and which hyaluronic acid is used, but most dermal fillers will last between six and 18 months.
Do Dermal Fillers have side effects?
It’s easy for clients to confuse side effects to reactions, so it’s extremely important to understand what side effects can be expected – ‘Temporary’ side effects – those that are completely normal after facial injections – can include; swelling, redness and tenderness. It’s completely normal to experience a little bit of discomfort, redness and bruising after the procedure. These reactions generally occur immediately after the needle injection and can include; redness, swelling, pain, itching, bruising and tenderness at the injection site.
These reactions are generally mild to moderate and usually disappear shortly after injection and are usually resolved a few days after the injection into the skin.’
Do Dermal Fillers hurt?
There may be a slight discomfort whilst the filler is being injected into the face, but. But we minimise this by applying an anaesthetic cream before treatment.
Are there different types of Dermal Fillers?
As we said above, the most common type of facial filler is hyaluronic acid – the natural substance found in many areas of the body including eyeballs, joints and skin, that can hold 1000x its weight in water. Hyaluronic facial fillers help to maintain shape, even out depressions in the skin and provide hydration.
Is there a difference between Botox and Dermal Filler?
Yes, there is 100% a difference between wrinkle relaxing treatments and fillers! Wrinkle relaxing treatments prevent the small muscles in your face from making the movements that cause wrinkles, whilst dermal fillers plump from below the wrinkles to smooth them out and promote the ‘youthful look.’
Where should you go to get Wrinkle Relaxing or Dermal Filler treatments?
For some inexplicable reason, it is presently unregulated here in the UK as to who is able to inject wrinkle relaxing and filler products into someone’s face – In the rest of Europe you have to be a qualified doctor to perform the treatments – but that doesn’t mean here in the UK, it’s OK or safe to see ‘just anyone’ to have your injectable treatments.
The face has many underlying sensitive structures, for example nerves, vessels and eyes, when treating wrinkles. If the person administering these products is untrained and not careful, there’s risk of damage, infection, artery occlusion – leading to tissue death and scarring. Hence why it’s so important to see a registered medical professional who understands the anatomy of the face and knows the areas to avoid.’
Here at Figura you can be assured that you’re in good hands – Our fully qualified and trained medical prescriber is vastly experienced practitioner and highly skilled in administering ‘wrinkle relaxing’ and dermal filler injectable treatments and consistently creates amazing results that are tailored to you, the individual!
Call today to arrange your FREE no-obligation ‘one to one’ consultation!