Our face, neck and hands tend to show the most obvious signs of ageing, and can often benefit from facial rejuvenation treatments. As the hands and face are unclothed, they’re particularly vulnerable to sun exposure, loss of dermal volume and elasticity. As a result, the skin can pigment and shrivel, revealing underlying veins, tendons and bone structures.
At ENRICH, our advanced facial rejuvenation treatments effectively treat the skin on the hands as well as the face and body. We offer a vast range of topical treatments and lasers to treat pigmentation and improve skin quality and volume. Our dermatologists and experienced cosmetic specialists will assess your concerns to select the best choice of technologies and application techniques for your facial rejuvenation.
Treatments are tailored to address pigmentation, skin wrinkling and smoothness, as well as to replace lost volume by plumping up the tissue. Because we have so many different lasers and treatment options at ENRICH, we are able to select the treatment that will best suit your individual situation and budget.
Sometimes, our skin needs to be refreshed in more invasive ways, which may mean getting ablative lasers involved. An ablative laser takes off the top layer(s) of skin, revealing fresh, new skin underneath. Ablative lasers do include some downtime since the skin has to heal.
Lasers are targeted to very specific wavelengths and are therefore very useful for very specific tasks. Each laser has its own uses, with some very proficient at stripping away damaged or blemished skin to reveal a whole new, fresh layer underneath.
There are some huge advantages to the suture lift compared with the facelift for many people. The suture lift is less invasive and only includes skin, as opposed to restructuring the facial tissue more extensively.
The suture lift is reversible, recovery is quick, and because there is no cutting, the risks of nerve damage are much lower. There is also no signs of scarring, though a small fold may be visible near the ear for several weeks after the procedure.
A conventional facelift, however, has some advantages – it is a very effective form of long-lasting facial rejuvenation cosmetic surgery. Which facial rejuvenation procedure is right for you can be discussed in person at our Melbourne clinic.
The Silhouette Soft is less invasive than even the suture lift, and takes less time to perform. The Silhouette Soft is a facial rejuvenation treatment available at our Melbourne clinic, taking about half an hour, and involving a novel version of sutures to hold skin firm.
A very fine needle is used to insert a suture under the skin, to about 5mm. It is held in place by absorbable cones, after which the doctor compresses the skin slightly to get the desired shape and lift. The ends of the suture are snipped.
After treatment, some slight bruising may occur with some minor swelling. The skin will settle over a couple of days. Treatments can last for up to 18 months, and then they can be refreshed, or the more comprehensive step to get a suture lift can be taken.
The suture lift is a minimally-invasive skin rejuvenation procedure that will immediately pep up a tired or ageing face through the introduction of non-absorbable medical threads. It is the baby version of a full surgical facelift.
The sutures create a sling underneath the facial skin that acts as a support as well as lifting the skin. There are only two small incisions in the skin, with one of those tucked behind the ear, and the other disguised in the scalp. This means very little to no scarring, and any marks are not visible.
The suture lift works immediately. When you walk out of the clinic, your face will be lifted and your skin will be smoother. It works equally well on both men and women, so anyone with sagging facial skin can benefit.
A suture lift provides volume and structure to the middle of the face, offering a lift to the lower face. Any wrinkled, loose skin that is starting to droop can be adjusted so that the cheeks, jowls and corners of the mouth are lifted. The neck also sees a lift.
The suture lift is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation and facial rejuvenation procedure that also offers tightening. Dermal fillers may also be used as a co-treatment, since it may offer the best results.
A laser “face lifting” treatment is a lifting treatment without invasive surgery.
We do not perform surgical facelifts at ENRICH Clinic. Sometimes lasers will be used in facelifts, but that is then used as a surgical technique, rather than as a skin treatment to encourage lift.
The latest thread technology is the Matrix PDO Mono Threads that activate collagen production to tighten and rejuvenate skin across the face and body gradually. They are not the same as a traditional thread lift.
Matrix PDO Mono Threads tighten and thicken skin, whereas a thread lift procedure uses tiny barbs on the thread to hold the skin up, with the thread lift offering significantly more lift to sagging skin.
Mono threads improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by gradually stimulating collagen and elastin production within the skin over time. Not everyone needs the lift gained with a thread lift, leaving room for skin enhancement with innovative facial threading treatments. ENRICH Clinic in Melbourne offers both Matrix PDO Mono Threads and thread lifts.
Collagen production is slow; thus, all face thread treatments take several weeks to months to show the best results.
The Matrix PDO Mono Threads are a fantastic option for those who want to plump and smooth skin, reducing the visible signs of ageing. These innovative threads rejuvenate and tighten skin for a firmer, younger-looking complexion.
There are several ways that we use dermal fillers: first, to replace lost volume in skin by adding a targeted dose of dermal filler to a certain area, and secondly, a specific rejuvenating dermal filler can be used with microinjections to freshen skin.
Dermal fillers have come a long way, and are now one of many excellent tools in the cosmetic dermatologist’s arsenal. Dermal fillers can rebuild an ageing face, all the while offering ongoing skin rejuvenation from the inside.
One of our favourite dermal fillers is used in both volume-based and skin-rejuvenating dermal filler treatments. The ingredient is actually a substance found naturally in skin, and it is a connector between our blood vessels and our skin that contains all the ingredients for healthy skin cells.
As we age, hydrating molecule production drops off, and this becomes clear by the skin cells not performing like they used to. Our skin starts to age – it sags, wrinkles, droops, and becomes drier and thinner. These dermal fillers work to rejuvenate cells by providing more of the medium that connects to the fibroblasts that produce collagen and elastin, boosting their performance.
Dermal fillers can actually ‘undo’ some fine lines and wrinkles, because the collagen that was lost is replaced. It can soften deep creases and lines, and freshen up the skin – you will be glowing after these treatments because your skin cells get much-needed hydration while working overtime to produce collagen. The results can be impressive.
The magic of our dermal fillers is that it keeps working as long as it’s in your skin. The liquid gets reabsorbed over time, usually several months, though lip filler can dissipate faster due to the movement of the mouth eating and talking.
Reducing the muscular activity that causes many lines and wrinkles on your face can now be done, at least in part, by utilising long-acting muscle-relaxants. These injections are specialist-performed, and act only on the tiny little muscles in your face. You will not end up the punchline to a joke, since your face will move naturally. You will still be able to express yourself as usual.
What will happen is that the muscles that are causing lines to appear on your face will be immobilised or partially immobilised to prevent further creasing. The beauty of these anti-wrinkle injections is that they only last a few months, up to six months, so you don’t have to be concerned that you are making absolute changes to the way your face works.
Anti-wrinkle injections have become possibly the most well-known of all minor cosmetic treatments available today. They are a walk-in walk-out procedure that involves very little discomfort, providing excellent benefits when it comes to preserving the skin. Anti-wrinkle injections work to rejuvenate the face by acting as part of your anti-ageing team as a preventative to further lines and wrinkles.
Over time, a collection of anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers can work wonders for ongoing facial rejuvenation.
You can boost up thin lips with dermal filler, or rejuvenate the lips with the micro-injections to hydrate dry lips. Ask your cosmetic dermatologist for their recommendations.
We have a series of state-of-the-art wave-based photo rejuvenation devices that are very effective skin tighteners. These include the Ultraformer III and our ThermiRF machines. Each machine works in a slightly different way to effect skin-tightening changes, but they all do a beautiful job.
The Ultraformer III is an ultrasound skin-tightening device used on the eye area, face, neck, and body. It targets each layer of skin for tightening and lifting through all the layers that you can see immediately and that lasts for longer.
The ThermiRF radiofrequency device comes with several handpieces, for a choice of applications. The machine can be used on the outer skin as an RF device to stimulate fibroblasts, and encourage the production of collagen and elastin, to tighten and smooth skin. Alternatively, we have the ThermiTight procedure, which involves under-skin application of the radiofrequency.
These treatments really get deep into your skin cells, and the treatments work both immediately and over time, as the cells rejuvenate.
Facial rejuvenation using photo rejuvenation or other treatments at our Melbourne clinic will be tailored to your needs. After a thorough consultation with one of our specialist cosmetic dermatologists, you will be offered a treatment plan to fulfill your aesthetic goals.
Your skin rejuvenation and facial rejuvenation plan might include any of these treatments, but we also have a full suite of cosmetic equipment, techniques, treatments and specialist dermatologists to get the best out of your skin, no matter what.
We sometimes refer to these treatments as “lunchtime” treatments as you are mostly in and out within the hour. They are a great way to rejuvenate your skin without major downtime and building one or two of these into your regular skin plan. So of our favourite no downtime treatments include:
The HydroActive Facial is a deeply hydrating skin treatment that leaves your skin looking glorious – no inflammation, no redness, just deeply cleaned and moisturised to its core.
The China Doll Facial (or Carbon Peel Facial) is a non-invasive laser facial treatment using our state-of-the-art PiQ0 picosecond laser combined with a mask of medical-grade carbon serum. The serum acts like a target intensifier for the laser to destroy debris and the top layer of dull, dry skin, refreshing your complexion immediately with no downtime.
Chemical peels can play a key role in improving the appearance of the skin. At ENRICH Clinic, we have the training and experience to get the most out of your skin using chemical peels.
Peels can improve the appearance and texture of the face, neck and backs of hands, helping to reduce fine lines and pigmentation spots. Mild scarring, sun damage and fine lines around the eyes and mouth can also benefit. Age spots and melasma respond well to these acid treatments.
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*Results may vary from person to person