Whether you would like to prevent or treat the signs of ageing, or whether you would like to glamorise your look, by considering your budget and prioritising your needs, Dr Ansulette Kay will advise you on how to invest your money in the best way to achieve the look you will love!
Restore the Volume and Youthful Curves
Injectable muscle relaxants work by relaxing the facial muscles that contracts and cause wrinkles such as frown lines,forehead lines and lines around the eyes (crows feet).
The result is not permanent because the nerve ending re-establishes it’s signaling by forming new nerve sprouts. This sprouting takes approximately 3-6 months, at which point the muscle regains its activity and the wrinkles begin to reappear.
Injectable muscle relaxants work by relaxing the facial muscles that contracts and cause wrinkles such as frown lines, forehead lines and lines around the eyes (crows feet).
Dr Ansulette Kay injects a purified protein into the muscles, which blocks the nerve signals that would normally make these muscles contract, resulting in a relaxed, youthful look. Fine lines will gradually smooth and ongoing treatments will help prevent wrinkles from forming again
Dr Ansulette Kay will use a tiny needle to do the injections, which only take a few minutes, and will cause minimum discomfort. There are generally no recovery period, the risk of bruising and swelling is very low. The treatment will take effect over 3 to 5 days, with full results visible at 2 weeks. Results last at least 3 months if correct dose is used.
Which areas can be treated?
How does it work?
Fillers can instantly refresh and rejuvenate your appearance by smoothing unwanted lines, restoring natural contours and replacing lost volume.
Fillers can also be used to enhance some of your facial features, such as lips and cheeks. With subtle and strategically-placed injections, the gel will contour and define lips and cheeks, at the same time keeping your appearance natural-looking, symmetrical and well-balanced.
The filler brand that Dr Ansulette Kay prefers to work with is the Nr 1 voted brand across the world, so you can have confidence in the quality of the product. It is a Hyalorunic acid gel, made up of hyalorunic acid chains (like sugar chains) similar to the hyaloronic acid in your skin. This gel will naturally break down over time, but can be dissolved if someone ever wishes to do so.
What is involved?
The following diagrams illustrate how filler works to diminish the appearance of static wrinkles and also to enhance or replace volume in the skin and lips.
Treatment of lines/wrinkles
The injectable gel is placed below the skin’s surface to literally ‘fill in’ or ‘plump up’ the static wrinkles and folds that are present at rest. This diminishes the depth of wrinkles and creates a smoother more refreshed facial appearance.
Ageing affects all the layers of our face, not just the skin. Apart from changes in our fat pads (deflation, sagging), there is significant bone resorption (loss) which results in less support to the overlying soft tissues. So you effectively end up with a bigger tablecloth on a smaller table! By carefully choosing the right filler for the right area, we can provide strength in areas lacking support, and by reinflating the fat pads, we restore youthful curves for a fresh yet natural result.
Carefully placed injections can hide imperfections like a bumpy nose or a weak chin, whilst other injections can be used to add definition and/or create harmony – for a natural yet glamorous look.
Prevention of lines
Small amounts of filler placed in the correct way can protect against the formation of permanent lines, especially around the lips and mouth. Don’t wait until it’s too late – protect your smile from the inside out.
What to expect?
Treatments with fillers are non surgical, and generally quick, simple and comfortable due to the inclusion of lidocaine – a localized pain reliever. The treatment involves subtle and strategically placed injections under the skin to restore and boost individual facial features. Results are visible immediately, but will settle in and improve over the following days as the gel integrates with the skin. There is a small risk of bruising and swelling – Dr Ansulette’s general advice is to do fillers at least 2 weeks prior to any special event, to ensure the treatment has time to settle. You can minimise the risk of bruising and swelling even further by following the pre- and post-treatment guidelines.
How long should it last?
There are many different fillers available and depending on the type of filler chosen, the area to be treated and some individual variation, they can last from 6 months to over 24 months.