The first step is an Analysis of your skin by a skin health specialist. The analysis determines the current state of the skin and based on what you want to achieve, a skin health program is developed to correct existing problems and to maintain the results.
Time, sun, stress, hormonal changes and environmental influences take their toll on skin causing it to become damaged and unhealthy. Skin health restoration is not a product it is a process! Skin health restauration requires control of key cell types: Kerainocytes, melanocytes and fibroblasts.
This procedure can restore sun-damaged, wrinkled, blemished, acne scarred or blotchy skin to its original youthful appearance. The results are normally a smoother more even toned textured skin. The skin will look younger, tighter and “fresher” than before although it cannot remove all facial flaws. Deeper lines, wrinkles and other flaws may require additional treatments or techniques. The chemicals normally we use are Trichloracetic acid (TCA) for more superficial lines and blemishes.
There are different types of chemical peels that can be used. The most commonly performed is by using alpha hydroxyacids. This kind of skin peeling is performed with acids found in fruits and other food. The other type of peeling is the TCA peel (Trichloroacetic Acid), which is very efficient in removal of the upper layers of skin. Normally these are the layers that are damaged by the sun. By treating the upper layers of skin, the skin texture is improved, wrinkles are reduced and irregularities in the skin tone are improved. Finally there are deep peels, which are performed using Phenols that can get rid of large wrinkles and can provide results as dramatic as a facelift.
Fat grafting (fat transfer)
The goal of fat transfer at The Centre for Cosmetic surgery is to restore youthful facial appearance and improve the definition of the cheeks and chin. A popular cosmetic surgery option to other wrinkle treatments, fat grafting to the face is a safe and non-allergenic treatment because it takes excess fat tissue from a patient, and injects the fat in the face where it is needed. Because it is the patient’s own tissue, no allergic reaction is expected. This procedure has expanded beyond the cosmetic surgery context and now fat transfer is well used in reconstructive surgery. Indeed, fat transfer can improve facial deformities, atrophic aging of the hands, and some defects caused by surgery or trauma.
Many of us want fuller, larger lips – or perhaps a smaller area between the base of the nose and upper lip (lip lift). As we age our lips seem as though they “deflate” or even thin out. The upper lip is more prone to the signs of aging, such as “dropping” or thinning so some patients may simply need upper lip rejuvenation. Perhaps with fat grafting (the technique we are using) implants, a lip lift or even resurfacing of the skin above the lip.
European Society of Aesthetic Surgery
American Academy Of Cosmetic Surgery
Canadian Association for Neuroscience