By Marian Ferguson, Registered Nurse, Cosmetic Injector
When I talk with patients about their aesthetic concerns, facial ageing is always at the top of their list. It’s my pleasure to help them understand how structural changes to the skin over time the result of unwelcome changes in facial fat distribution, collagen, and elastin are. The result is a loss of skin tone and resilience that manifests as fine lines and wrinkles, often at a surprisingly young age.
One solution at b clinic we have to offer is a 2-pronged treatment that helps combat the signs of ageing in the lower face.
Volume Loss, Sagging Skin, and Other Visible Signs of Facial Ageing
A variety of factors are conspiring to age your face:
- Skin that is less firm and toned than you’d like (skin laxity)
- Jowls that are heavier than they have been before
- A less-defined jawline
- Loss of facial contours
Or to put it more directly – the face just doesn’t look youthful anymore!
One of the key contributors to an ageing face is the loss of collagen. From a medical perspective, collagen is a protein. It serves as one of the main building blocks for your skin. From an aesthetic perspective, collagen supports the skin’s smooth, youthful appearance and helps prevent the skin from sagging.
For people seeking to refresh an ageing face, I have found that Ultherapy, combined with hyper-diluted biostimulator injections, work wonderfully together to offer a long-lasting rejuvenation result.
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Ultherapy – The Collagen & Elastin Stimulation Factory
As you age, your body creates less collagen, causing tell-tale signs of ageing such as wrinkles and sagging skin. Ultrasound therapy (with our patented Ultherapy system) allows us to go deeper than other non-invasive treatments. Micro-focused sound energy generates a thermal effect beneath the skin’s surface, affecting skin, superficial wrinkles, and even muscle. When stimulated by Ultherapy’s deeply penetrative waves, your body’s regenerative response is triggered, and it begins to make and replace lost collagen and elastin to gradually lift and tighten skin.
One key factor that makes Ultherapy so special is the focused imaging it offers. An Ultherapy treatment can target just the right depth and use just the right temperature to provide a bespoke treatment to suit each person. The treatment usually takes under an hour, and you can resume your regular activities immediately afterwards. There is no downtime and no need to hide away until you heal.
This is exciting news for anyone who is having trouble achieving desired facial contours through other means. “The fat pocket under the chin is pretty weight-loss resistant for most people,” Dr David Colbert told Healthline for their article Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Ultherapy. “If someone’s always been fit, but they have sort of a little fat pad under the chin, it’s not going to go away with diet,” he says. “That’s where Ultherapy comes in.”
Biostimulator – More than just another dermal filler
Most of my patients are already familiar with regular dermal fillers that are used to plump and enhance deflated facial areas. Biostimulators can also be used as a volumising filler. Yet, when hyper-diluted, this dermal filler product acts as a skin rejuvenator that can stimulate the production of natural new collagen in a process known as neocollagenesis.
The importance of collagen to skin health and beauty cannot be overstated. Collagen production is associated with desirable benefits including:
- Improved skin quality
- Increased skin density
- Skin tightening
To be effective, the formulation of each biostimulation injection is fine-tuned to address patient’s unique needs. The formulation in the biostimulator contains molecules of hydrogen, oxygen, and carbon. These create a structure that mimics connective tissue. As a result, skin becomes smoother and firmer, by tightening skin and improving facial contours.
Injectors, like me, undergo rigorous, specialised training to understand and administer biostimulators. Following a facial assessment, I tailor an individualised skin-lift strategy to create the best, most natural looking firming and lifting results. Using a cannula and a tri-vector approach, I am able to treat the lower face, and mid-face of patients effectively with biostimulators.
The Beauty of Bundling Anti-Ageing Treatments
I use biostimulators as a volumising filler to treat volume loss in the face. When combined with Ultherapy, I ensure the product is hyper-diluted to be used as a skin rejuvenator. My goal is to ensure my clients enjoy long-lasting and natural looking results and come back for a yearly repeat treatment to help maintain the benefits.
I have been a cosmetic nurse injector for more than two decades, and a member of the b clinic team for fourteen of those years. In my history of using biostimulators, I have found them to be especially effective for preserving a youthful and desirable V-shape to the face. They stimulate the naturally occurring collagen beneath the skin, delivering long lasting results.
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Long-lasting results …
The phrase ‘Seeing is believing’ is apt when it comes to the results of an Ultherapy/biostimulator treatment. Although you may see improvements in the appearance of your skin following your initial biostimulator treatment, the final results of the twin-treatment approach to facial ageing will be seen over the next 3 months. Ultimately, people can enjoy benefits lasting up to 12 and 18 months of both treatments.
Note: It is important to remember that while a single Ultherapy treatment is all that is needed with this approach, you will need to have between one and three biostimulator treatments to achieve optimal results. When scheduling, keep in mind that biostimulator treatments can be delivered 4 weeks prior to Ultherapy.
b clinic – We Want to See Your Beautiful Face ASAP
Are you eager to rejuvenate your face and reclaim the radiant, glowing skin of youth? Book a complimentary consultation today! We look forward to seeing your beautiful face soon.