What is a Lip Flip? Experts Weigh In

Everything you need to know about the low-key injectable procedure.

In a rapid-fire round of beauty word association, Wrinkle Relaxers will most likely conjure images of smooth foreheads and vanishing wrinkles. Since the OG Tox was approved by the FDA for cosmetic use in 2002, Wrinkle Relaxers have become the go-to injectable treatment for combating wrinkles and fine lines. But lately, it’s also gaining popularity through a subtle procedure in the lip augmentation family: the lip flip.

 

WHAT’S A LIP FLIP?

As Lara Devgan, a top board-certified cosmetic surgeon in New York City, explains it, lip flips are a procedure in which neuromodulators (Wrinkle Relaxers) are injected in infinitesimal quantities at the corners of the mouth and near the Cupid’s bow. All in all, a standard lip flip procedure takes less than ten minutes. Over the following weeks, it gently unfurls thin lips to make them appear large and full.

 

HOW ARE LIP FLIPS DIFFERENT FROM LIP FILLERS?

Lip fillers inject a high viscosity filler into the lip to add volume. Lip flips enhance the upper lip’s appearance by relaxing a muscle around the lips: the orbicularis oris, a circular muscle that almost acts like a purse string. “The idea behind the lip flip is if you use [Wrinkle Relaxers] to slightly soften some of the tensioned areas of the purse string, then you can cause a little bit of relaxation of the pink-white border of the lip,” Devgan says. “So that vermilion border flips out a little bit and it gives you a very subtle improvement in upper lip show.”

 

Wrinkle Relaxers can sometimes conjure images of frozen lips that struggle to wrap around a straw, but there’s little risk of immovable lips with this procedure. Lip flips involve highly strategic injections administered in teeny-tiny quantities—and if you’re seeing a board-certified professional, it’s unlikely that they’ll overdo the injection.

 

HOW DO I KNOW IF I SHOULD GET A LIP FLIP?

If you’re eyeing a dramatic lip augmentation, a lip flip may not be for you. “It’s the right procedure for someone who is interested in fuller lips but feels a little bit apprehensive and wants a baby step before they commit to lip filler,” Devgan says. Lip flips only roll the upper lip out, making thing lips appear fuller; they don’t add volume. Additionally, the procedure only lasts for about three months.

 

HOW MUCH DOES A LIP FLIPS COST?

Devgan tells us that lip flips can range anywhere from [AUD $150] depending on the person and the practice. And if you like the results, you’ll expect to spend the same amount again on a return visit when the it fades in 90 days.

 

HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR A  LIP FLIP?

All the health requirements you’d need for another injectable procedure—say, cheek fillers or lip fillers—are standard for lip flips too. Devgan also advises that you don’t have any active cold sores. To reduce swelling, refrain from alcohol, aspirin, and other blood thinners for a few days before and after any injectables.

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Gwyneth Paltrow: ‘You can’t be in a bubble where you’re never going to encounter something that’s not clean’

When actress-turned-Goop founder and CEO Gwyneth Paltrow introduced the broader concept of wellness to women around the world, she arguably redefined modern beauty standards. Paltrow is often credited as being a first adopter of emerging trends; clean beauty, crystals and ashwagandha have all become more mainstream, thanks to Paltrow and her greater influence. Last week, she may have done it again. On Thursday, Paltrow announced her partnership with Merz Aesthetics’ “pure” injectable Wrinkle Relaxer X.

Paltrow has never been the global face, much less an ambassador, for a cosmetic aesthetics company, especially since she publicly swore off Botox after her 40th birthday. But Paltrow’s relationship with Merz represents the duality of the beauty industry today, one that encompasses cosmetic treatments, clean beauty and wellness. Below, she discusses with Glossy what made her take the plunge with Wrinkle Relaxer X, what the future of beauty looks like and what’s on deck for “The Goop Lab” season two.

What made this partnership with Merz Aesthetics interesting to you?

“I think it kind of goes along with my philosophy that life is a balance, and also that women should feel completely empowered to do the things in their lives that work for them and make them feel better. Obviously, I’m very into clean products and clean beauty, but basically, the story goes like this: When I was 40 — I was panicking about turning 40 — I did full anti-wrinkle [injections], the whole thing. And I [looked like] a monster. It was crazy. I honestly want to show you a picture of my face; it was nuts. I was like, ‘I’ll never do this again.’ ‘I’ll never touch my face again.’ But of course, I went along and I felt good [on the] inside, but maybe you’re noticing more wrinkles. I was getting really pronounced frown lines. My really good friend is a plastic surgeon in Chicago, I’m always asking him, ‘What are women doing?’ “Is it to early for a face lift?’ ‘What’s the laser [to use]?’ — and he told me about Wrinkle Relaxer X. He was like, ‘It’s just for right here [Paltrow points to the area between her eyes], and you need just a little drop.’ And I was like, ‘No, I had a really bad experience with an anti-wrinkle injection.’ He said, ‘Just trust me, it’s a purified version. It’s very you. It’s the cleanest version of this possible.’ He gave me a drop of it, and really, it was fantastic.”

How important was the “clean” aspect, given that you are such a proponent of clean beauty and wellness?

“It’s one of those things you have to balance, because it’s still a neurotoxin. But the fact that it’s uniquely purified — there’s not other stuff in it — made it more palatable for me to try. I’m so passionate about what we put on our skin — moisturizer, or whatever body oil, cream or exfoliants. Your skin absorbs, transdermally, like up to 70% of what you put on it. Over 10 years, as I’ve learned more and more about clean beauty, [I’ve found] some conventional beauty products that are considered luxury products have antifreeze in them.”

So, what is your take on conventional beauty products?

“You can’t be in a bubble where you’re never going to encounter something that’s not clean. I have really dry, color-treated hair. I cannot use a clean moisturizer. Clean conditioner in my hair doesn’t work. I would like to make [a clean conditioner] one day, and we’re trying to work on one, but there’s a balance. I think women should feel free to explore whatever they want to — eyelash dye, hair color, it is what it is.”

You’re known to spot the next big thing. Is there anything you have your eye on?

“I thought it might be a good time to do a chemical peel to get rid of sun damage [because of staying indoors], but I haven’t found one. There are so many mixed reactions. I’m still gathering research about that one. People say, like, ‘What are your beauty hacks?’ Besides my GoopGenes moisturizer, which I’m obsessed with by the way, [they include] exfoliating, sleeping, breathing, meditating — [and] basic things to reduce stress: sweating, exercising, eating good nutrients. Those are all considered wellness [to me].”

How is that going to come to life in season two of [the Netflix series] “The Goop Lab”?

“Season two is really about relationships, intimacy and sex. We’re focusing on that. We just started filming, so we’re still putting it all together right now.”

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The best aesthetic treatments for all ages from your 20s to 60s

What you can do to keep looking your best, regardless of your age.

In your 20’s

This is the time to start a skincare regimen with effective results. Look for products that contain high antioxidants, peptides, retinol, and use them with a daily sunscreen of at least SPF 30 to prevent further sun damage.

Gentle laser treatments, like Clear + Brilliant, are great for young skin.

Lasers can address pigmentation and increase skin porosity, so you get the most from your products.

Collagen-boosting treatments like microneedling will also make a long term difference making the skin healthier and more resilient and looking extra plump and glowy.

It’s likely that you won’t need any structural filler in your 20’s however you may want to add some volume to your lips with dermal fillers.


Clear + Brilliant / $350 per session including Healite II Tretament
SkinPen® Microneedling / $350 per session
Plump Lips / $399 1 ml Premium Dermal Filler

 

In your 30’s

The first signs of ageing will appear unexpectedly and often around the eyes, forehead, and mouth/lip area.

To maintain your look we may recommend treatments such as:

Microneedling – to improve the overall tone, minimise sunspots, and promote collagen production for healthy, bright and smooth skin.

Chemical peels – to brighten skintone, increase skin tightening and improve the overall skin tone and texture.

Wrinkle Relaxers – to treat fine lines and proactively prevent the formation of deeper lines by limiting the muscle movements that cause wrinkles.

Treatments like laser resurfacing can effectively combat the early signs of skin sagging and laxity.


SkinPen® Microneedling / $350 per session
Mesoestetic Chemical peels / from $110 each
Wrinkle Relaxers / from $180 per area
Laser Resurfacing / $350 per session

 

In your 40’s

Due to a decrease in collagen production and other natural structural elements, you may notice a loss of volume and reduced elasticity in the face.

Since cell turnover also slows down in your 40’s, your skin may also begin to lose some of its natural glow, resulting in a duller complexion.

Treatments to look for:

Wrinkle Relaxers, to reduce lines and give a smoother look.

Dermal fillers can minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and counteract the visible signs of volume loss by adding contour to the face to recreate the fuller look of younger skin.

Radio Frequency to counteract the loss of skin’s natural structure and stimulates the skin’s production of collagen and elastin, and can be administered on the face and body.

While gentle lasers are still effective, more aggressive laser treatments like laser resurfacing may produce better results in your 40’s for improving the tone of skin and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.


Wrinkle Relaxers / from $180 per area
Dermal Fillers / from $550
INFINI Radio Frequency + Microneedling / $600 per session
Laser Resurfacing / $350 per session

 

In your 50’s

When we reach our 50’s we continue to see loss of volume in the face and skin laxity becomes more pronounced.

As the face begins to sag overall, jowls can appear with the falling of the jawline and cheeks.

Lines can start to appear around the lips and we tend to lose lip volume.

Sun exposure and smoking can speed up the development of lines so make sure you are wearing high factor sunscreen.

Treatments to consider in your 50’s:

Volumising dermal fillers, especially in the mid-face/cheek area to correct volume loss and lift the jowls.

Wrinkle Relaxers for the treatment of lines and wrinkles in the face and neck.

Collagen stimulators not only corrects wrinkles and folds but also stimulates your own collagen production to really treat the underlying causes of facial ageing. The effects are gradual and longer-lasting giving you a natural youthful appearance.

Thread lifting, a ‘non-surgical’ face and neck lift treatment using sutures such as Silhouette Soft to lift and tighten the skin by stimulating new collagen production, reducing wrinkles, tightening pores and creating volume.

Erbium resurfacing lasers: These more aggressive lasers can combat the increasing signs of sun damage and improve overall skin texture.

Radio Frequency, a non-invasive procedure to tighten and lift the skin on the face and neck, making it a good alternative to a traditional facelift. It relies on Radio Frquency to deliver its collagen-boosting treatment resulting in tighter, smoother and more lifted skin.


Wrinkle Relaxers / from $180 per area
Dermal Fillers / from $550
Collagen stimulators / from $800
Sillhouette Soft Thread Lift / from $1,200
INFINI Radio Frequency + Microneedling / $600 per session
Laser Resurfacing / $350 per session

 

In your 60’s

Some women select surgical options (blepharoplasty, facelift, necklift) to address age-related concerns and bring more youthful contours back to the face, but you can also restore volume to your face with a variety of nonsurgical treatments.

Wrinkle Relaxers. The aim is to soften the lines helping look fresher and rested. Anti-wrinkle injections can be also used to treat upper lip lines and to prevent the mouth corners from downturning.

Dermal fillers to replace the volume that has been lost. Volume loss causes marionette lines to form, the cheeks to flatten and for you to develop nasolabialfolds.

We aim to correct this volume loss and revert the shape of the face towards the inverted triangle that was present in your younger years.

Collagen stimulators to stimulate the formation of your own collagen for subtle, but noticeable results. They are injected deep in the dermal layer to reinforce your skin’s structure and to restore fullness and face contours.

The Silhouette Soft Thread lift (non-surgical facelift) is a minimally invasive treatment to redefine facial contours and combat sagging skin with immediate results.

If you aren’t a candidate for a facelift, you can still undergo a facial rejuvenation procedure using a skin resurfacing treatment that can smooth out lines and wrinkles, and also improve the texture and tone of your skin.


Wrinkle Relaxers / from $180 per area
Dermal Fillers / from $550
Collagen stimulators / from $800
Sillhouette Soft Thread Lift / from $1,200
Laser Resurfacing / $350 per session

 

How can I get started?

Every clients’ facial muscles and facial anatomy are different and therefore require a unique approach, so each service is completely customised. Our highly skilled and experienced Talent will address your skin concerns with specially tailored treatment programs, designed just for you. We are all about education, budget and making sure clients are fully aligned with the treatment plan.

To achieve the perfect result our Talent analyse the entire face and consider your facial proportions ensuring a natural result.

BOOK NOWby booking a complimentary consultation with our  talent / BOOK NOW.

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The Ultimate Aftercare Guide for Wrinkle Relaxers and Dermal Fillers

Within the past few years, the popularity of injectables has skyrocketed. So we have created this guide to ensure optimised results, safety, product longevity, and answer all your questions.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons annual report, 2018 marked the highest number of wrinkle relaxer injections to date. Meanwhile, soft tissue fillers secured the second position among the most popular minimally-invasive procedures of the year.

Treatments have shifted from taboo to commonplace. Although data from 2019 is yet to surface, we can assume continued growth for injectables within the cosmetic industry. 

The Most Popular Uses for Cosmetic Injectables and Fillers 

Wrinkles can occur at (sometimes surprising) stages of our life due to varying factors. 

According to Medical News Today, the first sign of wrinkles are usually due to facial expressions. Other factors such as sun exposure, drinking, smoking, medications and genetics also play a major role. 

During the ageing process, the skin loses volume and elasticity, diminishing the ability to “snap back” – inevitably causing its appearance to change. This can cause the face to look exhausted or hollow. 

Primarily, dermal fillers add volume, contour & lift and wrinkle relaxers can soften wrinkles. Wrinkle relaxing injections can also be used for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), migraines and teeth grinding. 

Media representations of botched ‘tox or overfilled faces have caused public misconceptions of cosmetic treatments. Medical procedures carry risks – however, distorted and frozen faces aren’t the norm, and are more reflective of the doctor. 

Results should be a fresh, more youthful look – keeping your natural appearance intact. While it doesn’t have to be a secret, it could be. 

What to Expect During Treatment 

Although Wrinkle Relaxers and Dermal Fillers have different functions, they are both injectables – therefore you can expect a similar treatment process. 

Before your treatment, it’s important to communicate with your doctor your desired results. They should work with you to consider your facial symmetry and if your desired look is realistic. Once you have established a shared outcome, your Doctor can go ahead with the procedure. 

Numbing cream, and/or ice, will be applied for some treatment areas such as lips and in some cases ice. You may experience mild discomfort during the process. Some areas are more sensitive than others. Across the web, some have reported injectables to feel slightly worse than a flu shot. Luckily, regardless of your pain threshold, the treatment typically takes less than 30 minutes. 

The doctor will then show you the results, let you relax for a moment, and then you’re fine to go home! 

Aftercare for Injectables: Frequently Asked Questions

Is it normal to bruise?

Bruising is a common side effect and typically resolves within 10-14 days.

As is the case with most treatments, this is highly dependant on the individual. Some people may not experience any bruising at all, while others are more prone to it. 

Bruising occurs as some areas are more vascular than others, while lifestyle factors and medications can also increase the chances of bruising. 

The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology suggests that to mitigate bruising, avoid blood-thinning medications such as Aspirin for a few days prior to treatment. Also on the list, some herbal supplements are believed to increase bruising including high doses of Vitamin E and even garlic! 

However, research shows that other factors can cause bruising, such as alcohol intake, age and vitamin deficiencies. 

To minimise bruising, applying a cold compress to the area immediately is one of the most effective available methods. 

Others suggest a topical application of Arnica Montana, 1-2 days prior and 1 day after may also be effective. Bromelain (pineapple enzyme) may also assist in clearing metabolic waste from injuries such as bruises. However, always ensure you speak with your doctor first. 

What should I avoid, why? 

Refrain from vigorous exercise for 24 hours post-treatment. This can exacerbate bruising by driving blood to the area. 

A general rule of thumb is to treat the area like any wound, let it breathe, don’t play with it, don’t put anything on it that might irritate the skin, be gentle and wait for it to heal. 

Can I fly post treatment? 

It is usually recommended to wait at least 48 hours after receiving dermal fillers. While this may cause no effect, pressurised cabins can intensify swelling and bruising. This means the possibility of becoming extra puffy if flying too soon after fillers. 

Wrinkle Relaxers are a little more adaptable to flying. Again, it is recommended to wait at least 48 hours before hopping on an aeroplane, especially overseas. Although both these procedures are generally safe, in the event of an adverse side effect it is best to be able to contact your doctor immediately.

Help, I can feel small bumps in my lips! 

Small and soft lumps, for up to a week post-treatment are a common, and normal reaction to lip fillers or dermal fillers. Hard, persistent lumps are not common, and it is best to seek medical advice.

Soft lumps are common and can usually be gently massaged out. Again, if anything feels not quite right, always double-check with your doctor! 

When to Contact your Doctor

During the consultation, your doctor will inform you of possible side effects such as bruising, swelling or redness in the treated area. Always ask if you have any questions. It is also important to remember that everyone is different, and what is a normal response for you might not be normal for everyone else.

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Now You Can Contour Your Face With Injectables

In the Doctor's office there's now an option for "contouring" the jawline. Chin Up is an injection that dissolves fat in double chins.

CHIN UP™ injections reduce fat under the chin, known as submental which can redefine your jawline resulting in a more contoured neck profile.CHIN UP™ fat dissolving injections can effectively eliminate your double chin without surgery.

How does CHIN UP™ work to treat double chins?

CHIN UP™ by SKYN is a treatment involving the injection of  deoxycholic acid (found naturally in the body) into the fat in the double chin area, which destroys the fat cells. Once the fat cells have been destroyed they cannot store fat again – so once you have achieved the look that you want, it is unlikely that you will need more treatment.

How is the CHIN UP™ treatment performed?

Injections are only performed by Our Talent who have been trained in the treatment. The treatment involves a number of small injections into the fat beneath your chin.

What to expect

The CHIN UP treatment is administered in a series of sessions spaced a few weeks to a month apart for the best results.

Treatment sessions usually take 15 – 20 minutes. You may experience some bleeding, swelling, bruising, or tenderness at or near the treatment area, however these side effects are typically short-lived. While this is a non-invasive procedure and you can return to your daily activities immediately afterward, you may experience some redness, bruising and swelling for a few days up to a few weeks afterward. We suggest that you schedule your treatment near the end of the week, or over the weekend.

Over time, you’ll notice your double chin gradually receding, revealing a slimmer, natural-looking neckline. Because the fat cells targeted by the CHIN UP treatment are destroyed, your results are likely permanent.

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Wrinkle Relaxers VS Dermal Fillers: What You Need To Know

Short of going under the knife, there are essentially two options to deliberate – wrinkle relaxers or dermal fillers.

Wrinkle Relaxers Perth VS Dermal Fillers Perth. For many, the first appearance of frown lines is a real worry. And of course, when we worry, we frown – compounding the problem once more. A make-up re-strategy can make-do for a while, but eventually, there comes a time when further treatment becomes a serious consideration.

 

It is a shame that the word ‘B****’ (wrinkle relaxers) is still charged with a certain amount of stigma. It is understandable, of course, for once upon a time the treatment was certainly not so advanced, safe and reliable as it is now, and indeed, as we covered in some depth in our last blog post, there remains a somewhat unregulated culture of cheap treatments that perhaps serves to keep suspicions alive.

 

But the truth of the matter is that in this day and age, provided that you seek professional treatment from a reputed clinician, Wrinkle Relaxers are entirely safe, produce beautiful results, and users look and feel fresh, more relaxed and confident to boot – no more frowning at yourself in the mirror.

 

And the same goes for dermal fillers. Indeed, if you’ve been rummaging around online looking for treatments to counteract inevitable changes in the skin, then you will no doubt have come across this injectable procedure on your travels.

 

Again, the use of such a treatment was once – maybe just ten years ago in fact – somewhat frowned upon (ironically enough), and considered vain, dangerous and unnecessary. But attitudes have changed over the years, and so too has the science and reliability of the treatment. These days, fillers are quick and simple procedures that yield stunning results, are completely safe (provided you source treatment from a qualified, reputed professional), and are far more accepted in modern society.

 

But how do you choose between the two? What are the differences? And which is the right treatment for you?

 

Dermal Fillers: What Are Dermal Fillers And How Do They Work?

When we refer to dermal fillers, we’re talking about a specific substance that is injected into the face in order to improve its appearance.

 

The substance in question is made up largely of hyaluronic acid – a naturally occurring sugar chain molecule that attracts and binds water to the skin.

 

When we reach a certain age – usually 25 or there about – the body ceases to produce collagen and elastin. These two proteins work together to keep skin elastic and tissue firm – and without them, the existing collagen in the body begins to break down, and premature changes in the skin (wrinkles, sunken cheeks, hollow eyes etc.) begin to occur.

 

Dermal fillers simply act as a natural replacement for these lost proteins. They work in harmony with the body’s remaining elastin and collagen and give the skin a rejuvenated, bright appearance.

 

In addition, fillers also add volume to the injected areas and physically smooth out any lines and creases that may have occurred.

Fillers: How Long Does The Procedure Take?

The procedure is very brief. In most cases, the treatment will be administered in under half an hour.

Fillers: Are There Any Side Effects Of The Treatment?

Normally, the only side-effects associated with dermal fillers are small amounts of swelling and bruising from where the needles go in. These can be masked with makeup and will disappear after just a few days. A little itching and tenderness is also sometimes reported.

 

Very rarely, more extreme side effects may occur, such as if the patient has an allergic reaction to the filler, or an infection occurs. To minimise risk with dermal fillers, it is very important the practitioner has had specialist training and is using safe products correctly. Should unwanted effects occur, that practitioner should be able to manage them safely.

Fillers: How Long Does The Treatment Last?

Dermal fillers will last anywhere between 6 and 18 months. This will depend on the type of hyaluronic acid used, as well as how the individual patient responds to the treatment. Your practitioner should be able to advise you as to what product will work best for you.

Fillers: who Is this Treatment Most Suited For?

Fillers are most prominently used on patients at the lower parts of the face, especially around the lips. People who are looking to add volume and structure to the face are the usual candidates for filler treatments. However, fillers can also be used to great effect in other areas of the face, especially when combined with a Botox treatment.

 

Keeping your skin fresh and smooth

Dermal Fillers Before and After. Sofia, 39. Areas treated: chin,
Dermal Fillers Before and After. Sofia, 39. Areas treated: chin, cheekbones, lips, smile lines, marionette lines.

Wrinkle Relaxers: What Are Wrinkler Relaxers And How Do They Work?

Wrinkle Relaxers are a natural protein that is used to correct wrinkles and other skin changes, but it works in a different way than dermal fillers. Wrinkle Relaxers are the most tested, safe and reliable product on the market. Decades of research have gone into the product, and, aside from cosmetic treatments, has been used extensively to treat medical conditions, such as hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).

 

Once again delivered by injection, the main function of Wrinkle Relaxers in cosmetic terms is to temporarily relax muscles in the treated area that are the cause of wrinkles and lines.

 

Essentially, Wrinkle Relaxers block the signal from the brain which instructs the facial muscles to contract. This causes wrinkles, lines and creases to relax and soften.

 

Wrinkle Relaxers: How Long Does The Procedure Take?

Not long at all. Typically, a Wrinkle Relaxer procedure will be finished in under half an hour, though no more than 45 minutes.

 

Wrinkle Relaxers: Are There Any Side Effects Of The Treatment?

There is no downtime associated with Wrinkle Relaxers – meaning that you can continue your normal day once you’ve had it done.

 

There may be a little bruising or swelling around the areas where the needle goes in, but this can all be very easily covered with make-up.

 

There are no long-term side effects of a Wrinkle Relaxer treatment. However, some patients come in who just want a single line fixed. A good practitioner, however, will consider the face holistically. That is to say that when only a single area is treated the patient can end up with an unnatural look, and so the professional practitioner will balance the treatment accordingly. This is all the more reason why you should never opt for cheap procedures administered by undertrained or unqualified practitioners.

 

Wrinkle Relaxers: How Long Do Wrinkle Relaxers Last?

Depending on the patient, a single treatment will typically last between 3 and 6 months, after which a retreatment will be required.

 

Wrinkle Relaxers: Who Is This Treatment Most Suited For?

Wrinkle Relaxers are generally used to treat moderate to deep frown lines in the upper parts of the face, in areas such as the forehead, between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) and around the eyes (crow’s feet).

 

Wrinkle Relaxers: Who Should Avoid Treatment?

Wrinkle Relaxers are not suitable for correcting wrinkles caused by sun damage or gravity. In addition, those with medical conditions such as muscle complaints or damaged nerves should avoid Wrinkle Relaxers treatment, and must disclose this information to the practitioner before treatment commences.

 

Those who are pregnant or breastfeeding should also avoid Wrinkle Relaxers – although there is no clinical evidence to suggest that this treatment will harm either baby or mother, medical professionals nonetheless advise against its use when pregnant or breastfeeding.

For more information, you can book a complimentary consultation with SKYN® today!

Wrinkle Relaxers Before & After. Ava, 37 treated for Moderate to severe frown lines. Before & after 7 days.

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What’s the best way to fast-track a facelift?

FACELIFTS used to involve lengthy invasive surgery and months of painful recovery time.

However, times have changed and now there are fast-track options available, from 60-minute lunchtime lifts for premature skin changes, to thread lifts that treat loose or sagging skin. Many of the most popular procedures can be done in just one visit to the clinic.

Years ago the aim of a facelift was to stretch and tighten slack skin. The result was often an unnaturally smooth visage. Now the idea is to refresh and revitalise, with a final look so subtle you can’t tell whether anything has been done at all.

A good facelift makes patients look healthier, rather than different or operated on. We always say the best results should look as if you’ve had a good night’s sleep. No matter which treatment you opt for, make sure you do your research and find a good Doctor. Never be afraid to ask questions about how much experience they have and read up on all the possible side-effects or complications.

THE NEW LIQUID LIFT

What is it: Also known as the Injectable Facelift, this procedure may use a combination of wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers to sculpt the face, redefine the jaw and improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Best for: The treatment is ideal if your skin is changing prematurely, including loss of volume, lines and loose skin. Expertly placed fillers contour the face and come in a range of options suitable for all skin types.
What happens: The treatment takes about an hour to perform, during which a combination of injectables is used to treat problem areas, including the cheeks, under-eye hollows, lines around the nose and lips. Wrinkle relaxers may then be used to minimise crow’s feet, lift the brows and open the eye area.
Results: Redness and slight bruising may occur but both can be easily covered with make-up. Results last about 18 months and the fillers used will continue to boost skin volume and tautness over time. Prices start from $650 for Instant Cheeks (1ml of dermal filler).

SILHOUETTE SOFT LIFT

What is it: Also known as the Puppet Lift, or Thread Lift, this is a non-invasive treatment using special dissolvable threads made from polylactic and glycolic acid to lift sagging skin.

Best for: This speedy and subtle 30-minute procedure is ideal if you have lost volume in the cheeks and want to refresh your look without fillers. It is also a good option if you have had a surgical facelift in the past and the results are starting to fade.

What happens: Tiny incisions are made near the hairline and along the jawline and soft sutures are inserted to lift sagging cheeks back into place. The threads can be tightened two weeks after the initial treatment if more lift is required.

Results: Mild swelling and redness may occur but this will disappear after a few days. Most people can return to work the same day. Results last up to a year and as the threads kick-start collagen production, they will continue to rejuvenate skin for three months after the procedure.

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