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Loosing Firmness


As the number of collagen and elastin fibers in our skin decrease, skin gradually looses its youthful firmness. The contour of the cheeks – once a smooth curve – now becomes scalloped with the development of furrows and folds.

There are a number of non-surgical skin firming options which can improve the firmness of the skin or help restore its youthful contour:

1. Furrows under the eyes
2. Nasolabial folds
3. Melolabial folds (Marionette lines)
4. “Jowls”

Thermage – using monopolar radiofrequency to create heat collagen production is stimulated in the deeper part of the skin for a natural skin firming effect. This is a single treatment with no down-time.

Intradermal hyaluronic acid injections – Restylane Vital is deposited into the skin in multiple, tiny amounts which act like “water-sponges” and stimulate collagen production by stretch effect, thus leading to skin firming. More “lift” can be achieved if injected strategically in a thread-like fashion.

Hyaluronic acid fillers – deposited deeper under to skin these can lift up skin furrows. Cheeks can be naturally lifted back to their previous, higher position.

Botox – decreases the pull by the depressor muscles.