People spend a lot of time and money on topical treatments trying to reverse the effects of sun damage, lifestyle choices and gravity on their skin but sometimes something more drastic is required to make a noticeable difference.  The traditional facelift used to be considered the only option to tauten and lift skin but these involve invasive surgery, a recovery period and bruising, as well as the tell-tale ‘gathering behind the ears’.  At the London Cosmetic Clinic we specialise in a range of innovative solutions that are not only non-invasive and effective but give natural looking results and encourage the skin tissue to repair itself so your skin is given a whole new lease of life.

The first recorded facelift was performed back in 1901in Berlin, Germany and involved literally lifting a woman’s skin and cutting off the excess. This led to further developments in plastic surgery innovations, especially in facial reconstruction. These developments included operating on the deeper layers of the skin and muscle tissue as well as focusing on different areas of the face. Even with developments in surgery techniques, these surgical facelifts are still not without risks, for example skin necrosis, bleeding and scarring.

Fast-forward to today and cosmetic surgery has made even more leaps and bounds. For example, we offer the silhouette thread facelift which lifts the skin, like a traditional facelift would but involves using extremely fine threads which dissolve over time instead of scalpels and staples and doesn’t require going under general anaesthetic.

Several signs of aging occur when the production of collagen, which gives skin its bounce and elasticity, dwindles. As well as being a normal part of the aging process, this can also be caused by lifestyle choices such as smoking, excess sun exposure and an unhealthy diet. Several of our treatments such as the Dermaroller and the Vampire facelift, which involves harvesting the client’s own plasma and blood platelets and reinjecting them, kick start the skin’s natural healing process and production of collagen. This means that the results are natural yet noticeable as well as being an ongoing improvement in the condition of the skin.

If you would like to know more about how our treatments can take years off of your appearance and what the best course of action for you is, contact us today to speak to our friendly, knowledgeable team.

 

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The Changing Face of Changing Faces

Even with healthy eating and plenty of exercise, many of us still have stubborn areas of fat that are impossible to reduce, especially women who can store extra fat due to hormones. Previously the only solution would be painful liposuction or covering up trouble zones but thanks to advances in technology we can now offer Aqualyx body sculpting at the London Cosmetic Clinic. Developed by the late aesthetic surgeon Professor Motolese, Aqualyx is a non-invasive method of injecting a micro-gelantuous, hydrous solution into problem areas such as the thighs and tummy to liquefy the fat cells and release the stored lipids. This solution is both bio-compatible and biodegradable and works on the subcutaneous layer of fat, which is the top layer of fat that can sometimes be localised in areas, causing a lumpy silhouette and hard-to-shift problem areas.

When you lose fat from diet and exercise, your body releases stored energy from its fat cells which then shrink but the fat cells remain and can refill when you consume excess calories, you can also gain more fat cells but your body cannot get rid of them. Aqualyx dissolves the fat cells so, when combined with a healthy diet and active lifestyle, your body keeps off the fat that has been released. In addition to this, you cannot naturally spot reduce, i.e. you can lose fat but you have no control over where it is lost from, but with Aqualyx you can choose which problem areas you want to slim down. No more spending hours doing leg lifts without shifting those saddlebags!
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It may be tempting to have Aqualyx injections straight before a holiday but you must avoid subjecting the treated area to extreme hot or cold temperatures or direct sunlight so saunas, sun beds and hot climates should be avoided until the area has recovered. You should also avoid applying cosmetics for at least 12 hours afterwards and avoid physical exercises for 4 to 5 days. Straight after your Aqualyx treatment you may experience some swelling and mild discomfort, itching and burning sensations but these will subside. It may take up to 2 weeks to see the full results of the treatment as the fat cells need to dissolve and then get released by the body as opposed to liposuction which is more invasive and can leave scarring as the fat is removed directly from the body. The swelling also needs to subside so the treated area will start to look a lot slimmer after about a week.

When you have your consultation we will discuss with you what areas you would like treated and how many sessions you may need. Some people see dramatic results after just one session and we use an ultrasound to help massage the solution into your fat cells and help it to work even more efficiently. Aqualyx is a safe and non-invasive method of getting your dream body without risking scarring or causing a huge disruption to your day-to-day life. We are more than happy to discuss any queries and answer any questions you may have about the treatment and the aftercare procedure to give you complete peace of mind.

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Please visit our website to find more details about this treatment and feel free to contact us for further information and to book a free consultation on Tel: 02035813391 or email to info@thelondoncosmeticclinic.co.uk. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always happy to tell you more about our treatments.

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Getting your Dream Body with Aqualyx