At The Retreat we predominantly use the Juvederm range of fillers manufactured by Allergan (the leading supplier to the cosmetic industry). These hypo-allergenic, completely biodegradable products are one of the most effective treatments to help delay the signs of ageing and create a refreshed, bright and more youthful look to the face. They can deliver outstanding results smoothing lines and contouring facial features, restoring lift and facial symmetry and replacing lost volume without the need for surgery.
The Vycross technology is a hyaluronic acid-based filler combined with a local anaesthetic agent, formulated with cross-linked technology and designed to add volume, restore and lift contours, and smooth out lines and wrinkles.
The products in the VYCROSS® Collection are manufactured using Allergan’s proprietary VYCROSS technology – cross-linking the hyaluronic acid molecules to create a smoother, more efficient filler. The mixture of both high and low concentrations of hyaluronic acid creates a smoother filler with smoother results which ultimately means less pain and swelling and a more natural result.
Hyaluronic acid is completely broken down by the body within approximately 12 months, leaving behind no trace of the filler.
There are to date 5 products in the range all with different weights and suitable for different purposes.
Volite, Volift, Volbella, Voluma Volux
When treating skin there is a need to consider the underlying shape and structure of the face including both bony loss and volume loss as well as elasticity. Advances in both products and techniques in particular such protocol’s as the 8 Point face lift (see Mauricio de Maio) allow us to target specific areas that can give lift and support where it is lacking.
The degree of correction will be determined by the depth of the defect and the nature and age of the skin being treated.
With ‘lifting’ and contouring products, results are very much dependant on the level of skin laxity.
A consultation with Lynn will determine the best approach and give you honest advice about what is, and more importantly what IS NOT, possible.
It is possible to experience a degree of swelling or bruising over the treated area for a few days post treatment. Side effects will be discussed in detail at consultation.
Costs will vary according to the choice of treatment.