Skin Rejuvenation & Fine Lines

Injectable wrinkle-fillers give you a much more youthful look for only a fraction of the cost of traditional facelifts. Most of these procedures fill your lines and wrinkles in under 30 minutes and the results can last anywhere from four months to over a year.

Unlike Botox injections (which relax the muscles underneath the wrinkles), injectable wrinkle-fillers fill the creases, lines or areas of your face with one of several different injectable substances, and your ‘trouble’ areas virtually disappear.


Your IPSA skin clinic fine lines/skin-rejuvenation consultation

During your IPSA skin-rejuvenation consultation, your skilled IPSA physician will assess the lines on your face and decide on the best grade of filler required to get the maximum result in terms of smoothing out the wrinkles on your face. As not every wrinkle-filler is appropriate for every wrinkle type, the least risks and the best results come from knowing how to use the right fillers correctly. At the IPSA skin clinic, you will be offered a free skin-rejuvenation consultation, where your IPSA skin specialist will work with you while assessing what would be good for your face prior to carrying out any treatments. As IPSA believes in holistic and client-centred treatment, this two-way process gives you the chance to ask anything that you want to regarding the products, the pricing and the treatment procedures, such as mesotherapy, skin-brightening and wrinkle-filling treatments, and is also an opportunity for an honest discussion about what would look good and what is achievable for your face.

The results can last from several months to over a year or even two. Some research has shown that repeated injections might actually help in stimulating your body’s own natural collagen production. This helps to reduce the number of lines/wrinkles. There is also evidence that as time goes by, less filler is needed to achieve the same look.


Minimising any risks and increasing good outcomes for all wrinkle-fillers

Wrinkle-fillers are some of the safest cosmetic procedures being used today. However, there are some things that you can do to help to ensure your wrinkle-filler treatment is safe:

  • Never let the price guide your decision. If you are offered a wrinkle-filler treatment that is priced far lower than the standard treatment, then it is likely that some compromises are being made, either in terms of the product quality or the skill of the provider. Never risk grabbing a bargain when it concerns your face.
  • All wrinkle-fillers should be administered in a medical environment using sterile instruments. Homes, spas, hotels, or resorts are not medical environments, and treatments carried out in these places are risky, regardless of who is carrying out the procedures.
  • Do not purchase/get injectable wrinkle-fillers from anywhere but a doctor’s office or a medical clinic. You need to know exactly what you are being injected with. Always ask your doctor if the wrinkle-filler is FDA-approved and ask if it was purchased from the maker directly. There have been a number of reports of everything from baby oil to industrial-grade silicone being used to fill wrinkles. If your provider does not provide you with this information, then refuse to let them undertake the procedure.
  • Use a daily sunscreen to help to preserve the filler and to help to protect against any post-inflammatory pigment changes caused by the needle sticks from your injections.


Skin-brightening at your IPSA skin clinic

Hyperpigmentation is mostly caused by sun exposure but can also be triggered by other factors, such as pregnancy hormones, the hormones in the contraceptive pill, acne, melisma, certain medications and post-inflammatory discolouration.

There are a number of options for pigmentation treatment such as microdermabrasion, laser therapy or chemical peels, which work by resurfacing or removing the top layers of your skin, to reveal a brighter and lighter-looking skin. Pigmentation treatment products are much less invasive in nature than the lightening options are.

At your IPSA skin clinic, the products that are used contain highly effective pigmentation ranges incorporating cutting-edge technology such as kojic acid, alpha-arbutin, vitamin C, phytic acid, sabi white, licorice, skin-brightening peptides, azelaic acid and mulberry.

Using exfoliants also helps in fading pigmentation, as they speed up cell turnover and accelerate the natural peeling of any pigmented or dead skin cells, stimulating the growth of new skin cells. Exfoliants such as retinol, AHAs and NeoGlucosamine also have additional anti-ageing benefits and these can produce faster results if used in combination with lightening treatments. Your IPSA skin specialist is trained in skin care and will assess your skin to determine the correct skin-brightening regime for your skin colour/tone. Always use a good sunscreen all-year round to prevent any excessive melanin production.

As IPSA has its own on-site pharmacy, any prescription products are immediately available to you following your consultation.

To discuss pigmentation, skin rejuvenation, or wrinkle-fillers, book a consultation with your IPSA skin care specialist today by calling IPSA’s skin clinic or booking online.