Indications

Amongst the options available to treat lines and wrinkles, dermal fillers which contain either hyaluronic acid (e.g. Juvederm Ultra) or are made of synthetic calcium hydroxylapatite (e.g. Radiesse) are the most popular choice for both men and women. The choice of the right dermal filler for you depends on the area to be treated, the severity of your wrinkles and lines, the required volumisation and most importantly your expectations and needs.

Dr S. Foutsizoglou will be able to offer you a holistic approach to your aging skin which may require a combination of non-surgical treatments such as Wrinkle Relaxing Injections, Dermal Fillers, Chemical Peels, Medical Microneedling, Mesotherapy or Sculptra and a customised skincare protocol in order to optimize the results achieved by your treatment(s). A holistic approach not only does it correct the skin problems and the underlying cause (e.g. loss of elasticity or volume) but also prevents further collagen disintegration and formation of deeper lines and wrinkles. All our treatments are highly effective and safe.

In severe cases of photoaging and wrinkling a combination of cosmetic surgery and non-surgical treatments may be indicated for restoring the fullness of a youthful face, addressing the ‘sagging’ effects of gravity and reversing the actinic keratosis. Our SFMedica specialist doctors and surgeons will be able to advise you accordingly.

Glogau's classification of the severity of wrinkles
Groups  
I - Mild
typically aged 28-35
• Little wrinking or acne scarring
• No keratoses
II - Moderate
typically aged 35-50
• Early wrinking; mild scarring
• Sallow colour with early actinic keratoses
III - Advanced
typically aged 50-65
• Persistent wrinking or moderate acne scarring
• Discolouring with telangiectasias and actinic keratoses
IV - Severe
typically aged 60-75
• Wrinking; photoaging, gravitational, and dynamic
• Actinic keratoses with or without skin cancer

Why should I have dermal fillers?

Biodegradable dermal fillers can be injected below the skin’s surface through a fine needle. A local anaesthetic in the form of a cream is usually used prior to the treatment in order to make the injection process much more comfortable. No allergy testing is needed before treatment as SFMedica’s policy is to use only non-animal products which combine enduring quality and safety.

Dermal filler injections are used to

  • fill lines by replenishing the age-related loss of hyaluronic acid
  • stimulate the production of the body’s own collagen
  • rehydrate the skin tissue (e.g. face, neck, décolletage and hands)
  • restore lost volume and bring back a fuller, smoother and healthier appearance
  • rejuvenate skin
  • reshape lips, cheeks, and chin
  • improve the general skin quality which makes dermal fillers a fantastic treatment for all ages, even for those not yet experiencing the full-blown effects of ageing skin
  • improve the structure, firmness and elasticity of the skin
  • smooth scars (e.g. acne, trauma)

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