Collagen is made of proteins, containing a large amount of two amino acids hydroxyproline and hydroxylysine.
These acids provide collagen with the flexibility and strength to hold the tissue and our organs together, and as we grow they continue to repair damaged cells.
Factors including, age, exposure to sunlight and free radicals effect the skin as collagen loses its elasticity and the production of cells decrease.
Another important protein for skin, found in the body is elastin. Elastin is responsible for allowing the tissues in the body to be stretched and contracted, like a rubber band.
Very much like collagen, elastin is plentiful and healthy in young skin, keeping the skin smooth and taut. Again, as we age, we produce less elastin and the elastin we do have begins to lose its ability to “snap back”, becoming permanently stretched.
This loss of collagen and elastin results in the sagging we see around the eyes, jawline and neck. “The reason why we have nasolabial folds and jowls is due to volume loss, muscle weakening, ligaments weakening, bone resorption and GRAVITY!
In a liquid face lift you are replacing the lost volume that can be caused by years of weight gain, weight loss and fat pads separating and general aging. Fillers and muscles relaxants are injected in areas which lift and recreate lost structure due to general aging” Says Hannah Blore, nurse Injector at Face Plus Medispa.
Prevention is key and avoiding the sun is one of the main factors that will assist in skin strength and resilience.
For those seeing the signs or have already lost volume and elastin in the above mentioned areas can explore the incredible treatment know as the “Liquid Face lift”.
The injectable lifting treatment is often a combination of fillers and muscle relaxants into areas where there is a loss of volume.
Nasolabial folds: These folds appear due to volume loss in the mid face. Filler can be injected into the cheeks to lift off the nasolabial folds.
Jowls: Resorption of the bone at the jaw line angle is responsible for the development of jowls.
Filler can be injected into the cheeks and/or the jawline to lift the skin causing the jowls around the jawline.
Around the eyes: A muscles relaxant and filler is injected into the temples and around the orbit of the eye. This will rejuvenate the eyes.
Eyebrows: In particular patients we can lift the brows with anti wrinkle injections. This is caused by an over active depressor muscle around the eye.
The price of a liquid face lift will vary from patient to patient. This price can be impacted by age, gender, volume loss and of course the treatable areas.
The Liquid Face Lift treatments are available from all three clinics, to book in a consultation:
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411
Bankstown: 02 9796 7007