Anti-wrinkle injections can work wonders. They are the go-to treatment for deep frowns, pesky forehead lines and those dreaded crows feet. These miracle injections can lift the tip of the nose, reduce fine lines around the mouth and even stop us from grinding our teeth. However, sometimes Botox is just not enough.
Botox works its magic by binding to the muscles that are responsible for certain wrinkles and reduces the strength of their contractions. Therein lies the problem. Most anti-wrinkle injections act only on muscles and do very little for skin quality.
Unfortunately it is skin quality on the face, neck and hands which can be the most problematic for patients. As we age three things happen:
1. Our skin loses hydration and volume
2. Our metabolic processes slow down
3. We accumulate free radicals throughout our body.
To reverse these processes we need to add another treatment to our skin care regime. Enter Redermalisation: the process of injecting a mixture of hyaluronic acid and sodium succinate for skin rejuvenation.
Hyaluronic acid is nature’s natural moisturiser. Each molecule of hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1000x its weight in water and this makes it ideal for keeping moisture in the skin. Our skin already contains hyaluronic acid, but as we age we produce less of it, our skin becomes dehydrated and loses volume.
Sodium succinate is a powerful anti-oxidant which blocks free radicals, those molecules that mediate skin damage from the sun, pollution and lifestyle. Sodium succinate also supports our metabolism which is vital for youthful glowing skin..
Redermalisation works by injecting these products into the superficial layers of skin to act exactly where they are needed. Traditional fillers are injected into the subcutaneous tissue, just under the skin and plump from below.
Clinical studies have shown that hyaluronic acid when combined with succinate acid, boosts hydration, stimulates collagen production and reduces uneven pigmentation.
To get the best results, we recommend a course of 3-6 treatments, spaced 2 weeks apart. All areas of the face, neck, décolletage and even hands can be treated.
If this is something that interests you, please come in to see one of our Doctors who will be happy to discuss Redermalisation and how it can help you.