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Tag: Collagen

Juvederm Ultra

24/03/2016 at 09:46:14 | by Dr Alison Duncan
Juvederm Ultra is a range of smooth consistency gels made from hyaluronic acid- a naturally occurring substance in the skin that helps to hydrate and add volume. Dr Alison Duncan at Medical Cosmetic Service uses this product as the main filler in her clinics, because of the smooth, natural look it gives and the fact that it contains local anaesthetic which aids comfort of the injections.
Juvederm Ultra has good longevity, with 75% of patients maintaining an improvement for up to one year. Juvederm Ultra will instantly redefine your lips, smooth away your facial wrinkles and restore your skin's volume. It provides a smooth natural look and feel. You will notice the results yourself, but no one will know!
i always offer numbing cream with my filler treatments; I don't endorse the no pain, no gain philosophy. I definitely advise against taking alcohol and aspirin/ ibuprofen several days before treatment, to minimise the risk of bruising. Antihistamine helps to reduce any puffiness experienced with lip injections, and arnica pillules do help to reduce the risk of bruises.
The treatment is always preceded by a full medical consultation, and you are reassured that a qualifies doctor is doing the treatment at Medical Cosmetic Service clinics. 

Facial peels

24/03/2016 at 09:48:48 | by Dr Alison Duncan
The VI peel and VI peel acne represent the next generation of chemical exfoliant unlike any others you may have experienced. It is comfortable to have applied, which is a huge improvement on the acute severe burning you experience with 20-30% TCA peels. It is convenient, with peeling occurring through the 3rd to 6th days after treatment. You go home with a lovely after care pack, too.
VI peel, contains five acids, and TCA is one of them. It also has phenolic acid, the strongest acid peel currently used in aesthetics, retinoic acid, salicylic acid, and ascorbic acid. With all of those ingredients and the comfort afforded by the phenol, it is the best peel I use. It gives the results of a good deep peel, not that from shop bought or beauty salon glycolic acid peels.
It it is indicated for anti-aging, acne,  Hyperpigmentation, melasma, sunspots, mild acne scars, dull lifeless skin, it improves tone and texture and is suitable for sensitive skin types. Fine lines and wrinkles improve, with the skin appearing smoother. Up to 71% of patients report such. The collagen content of the skin is increased which gives a suppleness to the skin.
The radical thing about VI Peel and s that it can be safely used over the eyelids! We all have fine lines and wrinkles around our eyes that we want to improve. The peel can also be used on neck, décolleté, hands.
i've has the VI peel twice and can vouch for it's effectiveness and comfort. There is no way I would go back to pure TCA which is barbaric, less are, and cannot be used around the eyes out over the eyelids. It is safe to apply over the neck and décolleté which are prone to "catching" with TCA . Would highly recommend this peel even for the scariest of patients!

PRP - platelet rich plasma therapy for body rejuvenation

06/02/2016 at 14:43:06 | by Dr Alison Duncan
We all concentrate on our faces, and hopefully neck and décolleté. and hands? These areas when showing the ageing process disproportionately to the maintained face, can actually exaggerate one's age. Now we're getting to the summer, we will all be hoping for sunny, hot weather and beach holidays, where our arms and legs will be on display. It is said, that after a certain age, one should hide the upper arms, but when it is baking hot, strappy tops are a lot more comfortable. Although our dress length may hide our knees, crossing the legs, when seated, always reveals our knees and lower thighs. Standing only makes it worse, when wrinkly saggy knees are really on show. Fake tan helps to disguise, but what else can be done to help sagging, knees, elbows and upper arms?
You want a treatment that packs a punch, which means injections. The two main options are Mesotherapy and PRP. Platelets therapy has been described as the Vampire Lift or Dracula therapy.
Both of these treatments tackle the weakened, thinned dermis by stimulating collagen production. Take your pick, as to whether you use your own body's mechanism via platelets, or use the injection of plant and organic compounds to do the job.
Either way, sun protection is really important; exercise to tone your limbs, optimise your diet, and use a topical cream to aid moisturisation. Exfoliation will allow better absorption of a body cream that should ideally contain, retinol, peptides and plant stem cells. Both Environ and Neostrata can deliver at least tow out of three. 
I have discussed tricky age revealing zones. All of the above still applies to the face! 

The delicate eye area

04/02/2016 at 16:23:08
I offer a selection of treatments for problems such as droopy eyelids, fat bags, sleep lines, dark shadows,smile lines and tired saggy eyes. Botox is ideal for reducing movement of the underlying muscle, to prevent the skin creasing. But once there are residual lines at rest, then we are in a different kind of territory. The main of treatment is to either stimulate more collagen in the dermis, or add it artificially with Juvederm filler.
I offer an alternative extensive range of therapies for the eye area, because I know how patients see the eye area as very important to them; it reflects their general wellbeing and state of mind.So I've got a variety of treatments, with different appearances during the recovery, and length of time of recovery.
Plexr and Pixel laser are no- needle treatments, and Mesotherapy, Dermapen and PRP all involve needling. They will all improve the thickness of the dermis, making the skin less creasable.
Mesotherapy is ideal for fat bags, with improvement over just a few days! Why bother with surgery, when there are lots of non- surgical alternatives?

New Triple Firming Neck Cream from Neostrata

01/02/2016 at 16:20:18 | by Dr Alison Duncan
Neostrata Triple Firming Neck Cream from the Skin Active range has won the award for Best Product from Aesthetic Awards 2015. It is formulated to synergistically help reverse visible signs of aging in the neck and décolletage,for skin that is firmer, more lifted and younger looking.'Triple' refers to 3 clinically proven matrix building ingredients, each with a unique action to deliver optimal lifting and firming. Pro-amino acid helps stimulate pro-collagen production in the skin's deeper layers, while Neocitrate helps promote new collagen and Neoglucosamine helps build the surrounding matrix. All these active ingredients help to plump, build volume and firm sagging skin.
Neoglucosamine is also a gentle exfoliant that helps to reduce the appearance of uneven pigment and age spots that often appear on the décolletage.
Plant stem cells are where it's at in skin science, currently, and this product includes Apple Stem Cell extract to help protect the longevity of the skin's essential cells, helping your skin to behave like younger skin. 
I personally use this product on my neck and décolleté, and am not averse to using it on my elbows and upper arms! I use it twice a day, and do not get any irritation, as I did with very potent retinol products which I could tolerate on my face. I also wanted a more pluming effect for my neck, and this does the job, in a creamy but not heavy formulation.
i would highly recommend this product.
Alison xx 

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