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Scar Revision: Unfortunately once a scar has formed it cannot be removed however most scars fade with time leaving a fine, pale line that is hard to see. However some scars can be unsightly and may cause pain, irritation and depending where it is it may cause embarrassment.
In many cases our consultants can improve on the scar you have, leaving it finer, smoother more delicate that will be less visible. Scars which have an uneven surface can be improved using fat injections or laser resurfacing and laser treatment can be used to treat highly pigmented scars. There are also several other options such as specialist creams and treatments that may be used and the consultant will be able to advise which treatment would be best suit your needs.
Laser Resurfacing: For many people acne scarring is a disfiguring condition that causes psychological upset and significantly impacts on their lifestyle. Using a high powered and very accurate laser which makes thousands of microscopic holes in the skin and heats the deep skin layers, this encourages your body to produce new collagen in the area being treated which results superficial skin resurfacing giving a tighter, smoother surface.
Dermal Fillers: Dermal fillers are used to restore volume and fullness to the skin to smooth facial wrinkles, fill small skin voids or enhance the lips. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body which in our youth it helps our skin appear tight and smooth. As we age, these levels deplete and we losethat skin tightness, however using dermal fillers improves your skin volume naturally .Some of the key areas that are treated with fillers are:
- lip enhancement
- cheek augmentation
- disguising eye bags and filling tear troughs
- nose reshaping
- chin enhancement
- brow shaping and lifting
At Elanic we only use Juvederm products manufactured by Allergan
Wrinkle Reduction: Botulinum Toxin, commonly referred to as Botox, is a protein that is purified and given in tiny doses to smooth and soften facial wrinkles. Very small amounts of toxin are gently injected into your facial muscles to weaken or paralyse them, reducing lines and wrinkles to rejuvenate your face.
Muscle-relaxing injections are common cosmetic treatments available with safe and predictable results when used by experienced, well-trained practitioners. It is important to understand that the effects of this treatment are temporary, therefore you should view this as a course of treatments that will need to be repeated on a regular basis to remain effective. The injections take effect within a few days, with the full results within three weeks and remain effective for between three to six months.
One Stitch Facelift:Using fine threads under the skin, you can lift the skin of the face, neck and eyebrows. The procedure requires only local anaesthetic and takes less than an hour to complete – and the results can be very impressive
With the 1 stitch facelift you can expect to quickly see a discreet lifting effect, followed by ongoing skin regeneration because the procedure stimulates the natural production of collagen in the months that follow for progressive and natural results.
In some cases the combination of a 1 stitch facelift with facial laser resurfacing achieves the best result. This combination smoothes fine lines and wrinkles also reducing the effects of sun damage, as well as lifting the features in the lower face area.
Skin Lesions: “Skin lesions” is the collective name for group of skin blemishes such as moles, warts, skin tags, etc. Many of these are perfectly harmless, however some may be unsightly, disfiguring, worrisome or irritating. Some skin lesions are more sinister and may be cancerous and these need to be diagnosed and treated as soon as possible
At Elanic we offer a “See and Treat” one-stop clinic for skin lesions where you will be seen by a consultant; the options for removal discussed with you; then if you are happy to go proceed the treatment can be carried out straightaway in most cases. In the case of suspicious these will be removed surgically and a specimen known as a “biopsy” must be sent to a pathologist for investigation. Based on the results of the pathology your consultant will determine which type of treatment will be required.