While Botox® or Vistabel® are used to reduce the appearance of so called dynamic wrinkles, that means folds and wrinkles which appear when the facial muscle contract, filler treatments are targeted at the so called static wrinkles, those are wrinkles which stay in the skin even when the facial muscles are totally relaxed. Every wrinkle is reversible, dynamic in the beginning, but over the time the pulling of the muscles at the skin cause an irreversible break down of the elastic fibers of the skin.
The wrinkle becomes permanent, static. In those cases the use of temporary or semi permanent fillers can lift up the depression of the fold, smoothen out the skin and reduce the overall appearance of the wrinkles. Another field is the use of injectable fillers to enhance the volume of the lip or cheekbones, the correction of certain scars or asymmetries of the face.
The effect of a filler treatment is immediate, you may experience a slight swelling, light redness or bruising of the treated area for 1-2 days which will quickly vanish. Depending on the filler substance chosen, the results from a single procedure can last from 5 to 6 months up to 18 months, after which you can receive subsequent injections to maintain the desired results.
Dr Kaye will assess your individual case and your expectations to make the decision which filler to use together with you in an extensive consultation before performing the treatment.
Injectable fillers are one of the most popular facial rejuvenation techniques. As we age, the underlying tissues that keep our skin looking youthful and firm begin to break down due to the effects of gravity, sun exposure, diet, genetic factors, and years of facial muscle movement. Over time these factors contribute to the development of lines, wrinkles, and folds in the face. Using an ultra fine needle, collagen is injected into the dermis at several points along the edge of the treatment area.
Botox is used to paralyze the muscles of the forehead and around the eyes, which gives a “smoothed-out” appearance. Fillers are used to fill deep lines, creases, hollows and wrinkles on the face, or to create “fullness” in the lips or cheeks.
The Fillers we use are made from Hyaluronic Acid, a substance that occurs naturally in our own skin.
The effects can last from 6-18 months, depending on the type of product used.
The area around the nose and mouth can be uncomfortable because it is packed with nerves, so we normally offer an injection of Local Anaesthetic to numb the whole area before we start.
There can be some swelling and bruising for the first 48 hours,so we always recommend cooling at home to minimize any swelling.
Full lips are becoming an increasingly more important ideal of beauty, according to data from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.
Mesotherapy involves tiny superficial injections of hyaluronic acid filler directly into the epidermis and mesoderm (middle layer of the skin). This procedure plumps and rehydrates the skin and encourages rejuvenation by promoting the production of collagen and elastin.
It can improve the appearance of:
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring complex sugar molecule that forms large matrices in the connective tissue of the body, such as skin and cartilage. Much like a sponge, its primary function is to bind and absorb water molecules, which creates volume in the face. Hyaluronic acid fillers are generally used to treat facial wrinkles and folds and to enhance the appearance of the lips. One of the fastest growing dermal filler treatments available, hyaluronic acid fillers work by replacing the hyaluronic acid in the body that has depleted over time, which restores the volume beneath the skin's surface. Using an ultra fine needle, hyaluronic acid is injected into the dermis at several points along the edge of the treatment area.
Dr Kaye was invited to the Galderma Aesthetic Day in Düsseldorf, where the latest techniques regarding non surgical facial rejuvenation where discussed between experts.
Genetic testing at Ocean Clinic can help to identify if we carry key genetic variations associated with the accelerated loss of collagen before the symptoms begin to show visibly. Its also important to know if our genetic predisposition is working against us using a faster rate of degradation of collagen.
Collagen is the principal protein structure in our skin, when made during the early years of life this protein is produced rapidly, maintaining the texture and appearance of healthy skin. After 40 the loss of collagen is accelerated, affecting the health and appearance of our skin.
With this test we can show whether our genetic predisposition to collagen production or destruction is normal and balanced, and if not, and as a consequence, the appearance of premature aging, wrinkling or collagen damage occurs as a result.
The test can also reveal if our skin holds a natural genetic protection factor against Ultraviolet Radiation (UV) in the knowledge that UV exposure represents 90% of the symptoms of premature aging of the skin. We should keep in mind that the accumulative effect of sun exposure causes damage to our DNA that will negatively affect our health and skin appearance.
Most people today are aware of at least some of the damaging effects that sunlight has on the skin. In addition to painful sunburns, excessive exposure to sunlight can cause sun damage that prematurely ages the skin, causes blemishes, and greatly increases the risk of various types of skin cancer. Unfortunately, although we know protecting uncovered skin is important, with a large variety of sunscreens, sunblocks, lotions, gels, sprays, mists, and sticks marketed in different strengths and for different purposes, it can be difficult to determine how to best protect yourself.
Let science select your ideal skincare routine. Genetic skin testing has arrived at Ocean Clinic Marbella. We can now use a patient’s DNA to determine their predisposition to ageing – and understand the best way to prevent it.
The global skincare market is worth a massive $115 billion – visit any beauty counter and you will be overwhelmed by the selection of creams and serums each boasting different active ingredients and promising to reduce the signs of aging. How do you know which to choose? Will a €100 cream be more effective than one costing €10?
With personalised DNA testing we are, for the first time, able to scientifically tailor a unique regime specifically to you. This allows you to advance beyond the 'one-size-fits-all' suggestions - using the right skincare ingredients targeted to your own genetic blueprint.
Workshop Water Assisted Liposuction
Live Surgeon: Dr Kai Kaye
Date: Thurs, Feb 22, 2018
Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Medicine Congress
Key Opinion Leader: Dr Kai Kaye
Date: 4 to 7 April 2018
Plastic Surgery Summer School
Scientific Committee: Dr Kai Kaye
Date: 21 to 23 June 2018