Fraxel, or fractional Co2 laser resurfacing, is the biggest step forward in skin resurfacing in over 30 years; combining the effectiveness of the traditional CO2 laser with state of the art technology to fractionate the laser beam to almost eradicate the unwanted effects of the traditional method.More about Fraxel Enquire Now
Coolsculpting is the fat freezing revolution. It is not liposuction but really does have similar effects. Coolsculpting is the first and only treatment ever to be FDA approved for fat loss. This revolutionary procedure uses a precisely controlled cooling method called Cryolipolysis to target, cool, and eliminate fat cells without damage to neighbouring tissue.More about Coolsculpting Enquire Now
Pellevé is the most recent in potent radiofrequency skin tightening devices that has swept across the US replacing old favourites like Thermage. Known as the magic wand, in a short course of economic treatments it will rejuvenate skin, improve fine wrinkles and many will see an improvement in facial shape and sagging skin. It can also be used at other sites such as the inner thighs, tummy and backs of the arms.More about Pelleve Enquire Now
Soprano Laser Hair Removal uses IN-MOTION technology which allows heat to gradually build up in the hair follicle until it is destroyed this then significantly reduces hair growth. By delivering the heat gradually and constantly this form of laser hair removal is virtually pain free for most patients.More about Soprano Enquire Now
What is a mini face lift? A mini facelift is exactly what it says, a smaller lift than a full face lift but with less downtime and without a general anaesthetic. It is suitable for people who do not need or want a full facelift and whose neck is not their main concern.
What to expect The scar is very small and hardly visible once fully healed, it sits horizontally just within the sideburn hairline, and sometimes also in front of or in the ear. General anaesthesia is not required and I offer this procedure under local anaesthesia even without sedation. Less surgery means less swelling, less bruising and a quicker recovery. Typically I quote 3wks recovery for a full facelift and 1-2wks for a mini facelift, this is sometimes less.
It improves the jaw line and jowel area as does a full lift but does little on its own to improve the neck. Results are predictable.
There is now a viable non-surgical option to achieve the same results as a mini facelift. Ulthera can focus ultrasound waves on the same tissue plane as a full or mini-lift giving a lift that probably lasts the same length of time. At its best it will match the results of a mini facelift, but not a full facelift. It is not as predictable as surgery but has no downtime, takes only one hour to perform and is almost risk free. It is the only true lunchtime face lift ever invented and carries FDA approval so we can be confident that the science proves it works, unlike any other devices who may claim similar things. I have been offering Ulthera in my medi-spa since January 2012 and results are good.
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