Face Lifts- Image O2 & PRP

When it comes to selecting an anti-wrinkle treatment that quickly and effectively eliminates wrinkles and fine lines, it is hard to argue against the use of Dermal Fillers.  Dermal fillers are injected into the area of concern and instantly fill and plump the skin making it smooth and wrinkle free.  While the results are not permanent, they are among the most significant of treatments to resolve the onset or existence of wrinkles. There is no product available on the market that can mirror the results achieved with injectable dermal fillers.  Injections work quickly, effectively and with a qualified specialist administering them, customers can achieve that smooth skin of their youth.  That is without surgery. Another benefit of these injections is the fact that there is no down time form this treatment.  A person can receive their treatment and be back on with their life immediately as opposed to Cosmetic Surgery which means a number of weeks of down time. :

 

Better known amongst celebrities as the ‘Red Carpet Ready’ facial lift. The Image O2 lift is a revolutionary facial treatment designed to exfoliate, illuminate and oxygenate all skin types. This lift treatment infuses oxygen, plant-derived stem cells, peptides and a high concentration of enzymatic botanicals into your skin. Papaya and pineapple enzymes exfoliate the surface while a cutting-edge effervescent masque oxygenates at a cellular level leaving it luminous, refreshed and rejuvenated. The cost of the treatment is also very attractive and very popular with our clients.

The media have latched on to the O2 Lift as personalities and movie stars in the States have raved about this treatment as its one of the biggest issues for these personalities as to just how well and how smooth their skin will appear on the TV screens. The most notable of these is Madonna – who has revolutionised the popularity of oxygen facials as she openly promoted the oxygen facial stating “the facial immediately plumped and smoothed my face with no tell tale red splotches left behind” [source: Vogue].

An oxygen facial lift delivers a mixture of hyperbaric oxygen, or pure oxygen and anti-aging serum cleanser the combination of enzymatic peel, oxygenating masque and stem cell enhancer which all work together, to exfoliate deep down and boost circulation. High doses of stem cells, vitamin C and botanicals penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin. People who use oxygen facials say the process helps makeup application because it gives the skin a smooth and moisturized surface   Makeup also can be applied right after the oxygen facial, as opposed to traditional facials, which often require a 12-hour waiting period before you can apply any makeup.

O2 Treatment

The Oxygen facial treatment from Image Skincare, which will exfoliate, illuminate and oxygenate the skin, like nothing you’ve ever seen before. The treatment has five steps –

Step 1: A Gel to Milk Cleanser is massaged into the skin.  It gently cleans the skin, no stinging or drying sensation, it has a milky soft sensation and is very relaxing.

Step 2: An Enzymatic Facial Peel is then applied. The fruit enzymes dissolve dead skin cells. The gel is again very inviting and is well massaged into the skin for a number of minutes before it liquefies.  The gel is further massaged into the skin which helps penetrate the skin and gently lifts the dead cells, promoting collagen synthesis and deep hydration.

Step 3: An Oxygenation Masque is then applied. This is where the Oxygen Masque penetrates the skin. The product goes on like a gel and then starts to foam. It has a fizz like feeling, actually effervescent would be a more appropriate description.  This is how it delivers the oxygen deep into the skin. The masque is left for a period of time to fully penetrate and achieve the desired effect.

Step 4: A Stem Cell Enhancer is then massaged in to the face, neck and décolleté.  This is a serum loaded with high doses of stem cells, vitamin C and botanicals which penetrates deep into the skin.

Step 5:  Prevention + Tinted moisturizer is then applied to the skin. This is a broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection.

One of the key benefits of the O2 Facial Lift is that there is no ‘down’ time and you can go straight back to work or your daily activities after your treatment.

If your skin tone is ‘dull’ then the Oxygen Facial is a cost effective way to look your very best which will leave your skin totally refreshed as the dead cells have been removed giving a smooth shiny surface or that ‘Fresh Glow’ to your skin.

Platelet Rich Plasma(PRP) Anti-Ageing Therapy also known as ‘Dracula Therapy’ or ‘Vampire Facelift’ is an excellent anti-ageing treatment that has more success in certain areas of the face that traditional standard facial fillers might have. PRP is an even more natural filler than Hyaluronic acid because it is using the platelets in your own blood hence the name ‘Dracula Therapy’. The treatment is currently all the rage in the ‘States’ as some of the top Models and Filmstars are blown away by the results.

The Science 

PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma treatment involves a small amount of blood being taken (identical to taking a simple blood test). Blood cells are then separated by the PRP by placing the blood sample in a sterile tube that is spun down in a centrifuge to separate the different components of the blood. Red and white blood cells are divided from the platelets and the plasma (the clear fluid). This plasma now contains a higher than normal number of platelets and is called platelet rich plasma, or PRP. Platelets are then injected to the treatment area usually the face, cheeks, underneath the eyes, neck or back of hands. Once the PRP treatment is administered the skin appears to be visibly smoother and revitalised. PRP smoothes the skin and visibly reduces lines and wrinkles and has superb effects on dull and wrinkled skin under the eyes which is sometimes difficult to treat.

PRP has a long history of being used in orthopaedic medicine, dentistry, and reconstructive surgery, and now its benefits are being applied to other fields of medicine such as dermatology, skin wound healing, and cosmetic facial rejuvenation. Scientific studies dating back 30 years have documented that PRP grows new collagen when injected

PRP Treatment works by taking advantage of the healing power found in the platelets in your own blood. Platelets contain “Platelet Derived Growth Factors” that stimulate the production of collagen and keratin. Collagen is primarily responsible for the smooth, plump appearance of young, healthy skin. Like collagen, keratin plays an equally important role in keeping a healthy skin tone as keratin also keeps the skin firm and forms the protective layer of the skin. PRP treatment is a perfect treatment to intensify the body’s natural healing process by significantly boosting keratin and collagen levels in patient treatment area. Results can be seen instantly: visible smoother skin and reduced appearance of lines and wrinkles. PRP Treatment can be used not only to rejuvenate the face but also neck, decolletage, back of hands and any other body areas. Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment is also used in hair restoration- it helps to reduce the volume of hair loss and supports regrow of thinning hair visibly thicker and fuller.

 

O2 Facial Lift from Image

What is

‘Vampire Facelift’ or PRP

Results

  • Creates Skin volume

  • Softens circles or hollows under eyes 

  • Treats wrinkles, fine lines or damaged skin

  • Plumps up cheek indentations

  • PRP can be used in conjunction with other treatments such as Fillers etc for an effective anti-ageing regimen

  • Costs only a fraction of the traditional face lift

What to expect on the day

The PRP treatment takes between 45- 60 minutes depending on the area treated. This involves taking a blood sample, processing the blood sample – separating to serum and platelets and injecting the treatment area

The treatment little or no down time depending on the level of treatment and the area being treated. It can be made with varied intensity and is adjusted individually to the needs of the customer. The treatment is suitable for all ages but is extremely effective on mature facial skin.  After a treatment, patients commonly describe the areas treated as firmer, with the removal of fine lines and the skin looks younger and firmer. PRP is revolutionary in the areas of facial fillers even though PRP has been around for years in other areas of Medicine especially in the treatment of injuries it is now the preferred method of treating facial features that need volume and improved skin tone.

With Sculptra there is usually no significant downtime required following the procedure. Another advantage of a Sculptra face lift, in many cases, is a more natural looking result than is usually achieved with surgery. Because the skin is filled from the inside, there are no scars. More importantly, though, the result is never a “pulled tight” or “windswept” look, as can occur with a traditional face lift. Many doctors believe that this method is much more akin to how nature makes us look young, because it deals with plumping or filling the skin instead of pulling it tight. This replicates the fullness we see in a youthful face.

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