“This is an exciting time to be a cosmetic doctor,” enthuses Dr Georgina Konrat, of Brisbane Cosmetic Clinic. “Advances in cosmetic medicine mean that we can help restore your natural appearance in a way that earlier face lift surgery was unable to do. We can really make a difference to the way people age.”
She has every reason to be enthusiastic. With only a small degree of discomfort and little downtime, the latest cosmetic injecting procedures can take years off your appearance without distorting your natural looks.
This is possible because of advances in the nature and use of facial filler techniques. We now have safe fillers that can last for many years. We can combine various types of techniques and fillers to lift, fill and restore every area of your face. “This,” says Dr Konrat, “is a step-change in cosmetic anti-wrinkle medicine.”
Non-surgical Facial Rejuvenation Goes to the Foundation of the Problem
The surgical face-lift still has its place in medicine, but for the majority of people, non-surgical options will achieve a better, more economical and natural result.
Non-surgical facial rejuvenation helps to tackle the problem of wrinkles at their foundation: the loss of volume and the changing dimensions in the tissues that give your face its structure. You may see hollows under your eyes and in your cheeks, or ‘jowls’ that disturb the smooth line of your jaw. Perhaps you’ve acquired a farmyard of lines and wrinkles – crows’ feet, bunny lines, spiders’ webs of fine creases – wandering around your face, shouting that your best days are over.
With age, your body stops producing collagen, the magic substance that gives youthful volume and elasticity to your skin and tissues. Reduction in the production of collagen, the effects of gravity, stress, the wear of daily life, sun and pollution damage, all have a negative effect on your facial tissues and skin.
Working With Your Unique Structure
Dr Konrat and her team begin with an examination of your unique structure and skin as a prelude to designing a specific facial rejuvenation program for you. The injecting professionals at Brisbane Cosmetic Clinic advise you on all the options, and discuss a program that fits your wishes and your purse.
Tackling the evidence of ageing at the ‘structural’ level with the right combination of products means you will not only achieve a naturally younger look, but it will last longer.
Dr Konrat says there is an additional piece of good news. The products and techniques used in non-surgical facial rejuvenation also help to stimulate your body to produce more of the collagen and other substances that once supported your youthful looks. This will contribute to the longevity of your facial rejuvenation treatment.
Part Two looks at some of the individual components of non-surgical facial rejuvenation.
Brisbane Cosmetic Clinic bases your assessment on a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology, and their intimate knowledge of the chemistry of the human body and the ageing process. For more information on non-surgical facial restoration, go to www.brisbanecosmetic.com.au. For a confidential appointment, call Brisbane Cosmetic Clinic on (07) 3391 5710.