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Facial Aesthetics

Facial Aesthetics

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  • Facial Wrinkles

    During youth, our skin is young, smooth and wrinkle-free.

    As we get older, due to unavoidable chronological aging and environmental factors like photo-aging, wrinkles appear more and more and unless we use target treatments to erase them they will continue to worsen and will become deeper. Wrinkles develop due to the incorrect repair of injured elastic and collagen fibers over a period of time.

    Causes of facial wrinkles:

    1. Chronological aging with telomeres shortening
    2. Photo-aging due to UVA and UVB exposure and infra-red
    3. Glycation as an inevitable process of aging but also induced by high sugar intake
    4. Environmental toxicities: pollution, ionized radiation, food additives
    5. Smoking
    6. Alcohol

     

    There Are Two Main Types of Wrinkles:

    Dynamic Wrinkles

    Dynamic wrinkles occur naturally on an animated face. We smile, laugh, cry and frown and while expressing our emotions these lines become more obvious. As we become older, collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid decrease, compromising the skin’s elasticity and structure. Some of those dynamic wrinkles eventually transform into static wrinkles.

    Static Wrinkles

    Static wrinkles are essentially permanent lines on the face formed everlastingly due to the inadequate repair of elastic and collagen fibers. They can appear in the area of repeated facial expression (like crows feet) or independently in any part of the face. Often, there is a wrong impression that static lines can be removed with Neuromodulator (BonTA) by relaxing a muscle. At 8th Sense, we provide scientifically proven anti-aging advice and treatments for keeping static wrinkles at bay.*

    Types of Static Wrinkles

    • Forehead wrinkles and frown lines
    • Crow’s feet and smile lines
    • Tear troughs
    • Nasolabial lines
    • Smoker’s lines and perioral lines
    • Marionette lines
    • Chin wrinkles
    • Neck wrinkles

    8th Sense’s Approach

    Now it’s easier than ever to look younger than your age. Our signature treatment at 8th Sense is the so-called Liquid Face Lift. It combines BonTA and Fillers. This treatment will deliver a fresh and natural look with minimal or no downtime.*

    We have also adopted the new approach of 3D Facial Rejuvenation. This method does not only work on superficial facial wrinkles, but it incorporates a deep volume restoration of the face. This creates a look that appears younger than usually anticipated.*

    Read more about Fillers

    Synergistically with Liquid facelift and 3D facial rejuvenation we use MDTm Codes to ensure that facial rejuvenation and volume restoration is done using “Divine Proportions” or “Golden Ratio” principles for beautification. This was also used to achieve balance and beauty in many Renaissance sculptures and paintings, including Leonardo da Vinci’s work. Our aesthetic work has changed over time from simply erasing wrinkles to creating deeper beautification synergies. Hence, every patient can become the best aesthetic version of themselves. Hence, every patient becomes the best aesthetic version of themselves!*

    Read more about MDTm Codes

     

    Recommended Wrinkle Treatments

    BonTA For Dynamic Wrinkles

    BonTA is an injectable muscle relaxant. It has been used safely and successfully for over 20 years and currently, it is one of the fastest-growing cosmetic procedures used by thousands of men and women who care about their appearance and want to project a more confident image.*

    More about  BonTA can be found on www.8thsense.co.za

    Dermal Fillers for Static Wrinkles

    Dermal fillers are injected in order to create more volume and give your skin a youthful look. Wrinkles, most commonly treated with dermal fillers, include nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and vertical lip lines but any static wrinkle can be treated with a filler! New generation fillers are designed for a specific area of the face and at a particular depth in order to deliver more precise results. They are longer lasting (18 months usually) and can achieve great tissue integration. In other words, the place where have they been injected is not visible and there are no “bumps and lumps” that were seen with old generation fillers. 8th sense uses JUVÉDERM®  (Allergan.Inc ) and EMERVEL® ( Galderma ) fillers.*

    More about Fillers

    Mesotherapy for Skin Rejuvenation (MesoGlow)

    “MesoGlow” infuses the dermis with potent vitamins and anti-oxidants to rejuvenate and revitalize your skin. People who have had a “Mesoglow” treatment describe their skin as firm, radiant, youthful and glowing. Mesotherapy skin rejuvenation is a wonderful complement to any of the other skin treatments that we offer. It also stands on its own as an effective anti-aging therapy.*

    More about Mesoglow

    Chemical peels

    Chemical peel is a process that removes the old, rough and dead skin from the upper layer; encouraging the rejuvenation of new skin cells. Apart from treating wrinkles, it is used to reduce age spots, blemishes, sun damage and uneven pigmentation.*

    More about Chemical Peels

    Dermaroller

    This sterile medical skin needling system creates microscopic channels deep within the dermis. It stimulates the body to produce new collagen, which makes your skin look youthful.*

    More about Dermaroller

    Laser Treatment

    8th sense uses fractional laser I-Pixel and non-ablative laser ClearLift Q-Switched Laser to diminish face wrinkles usually combined with 3D face rejuvenationClearLift laser works by treating the epidermis and upper dermis thus keeping the skin intact.  I-pixel  creates tiny ablative zones, which stimulate the growth of young, healthy tissue and new collagen.*

    Read more about ClearLIFT Laser.

  • Facial Sagging

    Are you tired of looking tired?

    A sagging face makes you appear tired and dull even when you are not, and it can be a real damper when you want to look as energetic as you feel. At 8th Sense there are no secrets: we know that you’ve tried several tightening creams and facial exercises, and have even spent minutes of your busy day in front of the mirror pulling the skin back from your face to see how it once looked.

    Why does sagging happen?

    Chronological aging causes the skin, primarily the dermis, to lose collagen and elastin which are both important for keeping the skin firm and elastic.

    In addition, photo aging (UV radiation) increases the activity of the enzymes responsible for further collagen distraction due to free-radical formation. In the same manner: stress, high carbohydrate intake, smoking, environmental toxins and infrared radiation all damage collagen. This often leads to the premature aging seen in younger individuals. Hormonal aging, AGEs (advanced glycation end-products appearing from the age of 20) and the shortening of telomeres all contribute to chronological aging. It appears as if there are so many factors against having beautiful, firm skin.

    8th Sense offers modern non-surgical skin tightening techniques which are both FDA and CME approved and are supported by extensive medical research that can improve and even reverse the appearance of sagging skin in a non-invasive manner. The earlier you start, the more effective the treatment.*

    Types of Facial Sagging

    • Eyelid sagging
    • Sagging cheeks
    • Sagging jowls
    • Double chin and neck sagging

     

    Recommended Treatments for Facial Sagging

    Thermage

    Face by Thermage is a safe, non-invasive procedure that helps smooth, tighten and contour skin for a naturally younger looking appearance. It will almost always show marked results in one single treatment. This is done with no surgery, no injections, with minimal downtime and the treatment is designed to deliver long lasting results.*

    More about Thermage

    Titan

    Titan is the first light-based solution to sagging skin. Noticeable improvement in skin laxity should be seen after the first treatment. This skin rejuvenating procedure can not only produce a tightening effect, it can bolster the skin against future aging.*

    More about Titan

    Tripollar

    Using very little energy, Tripollar painlessly begins to smooth and tighten your skin even after only one treatment. It targets and “melts” deeper fat areas underneath the skin which makes it a popular choice for individuals with “double chin” or excess neck fat  deposits.*

    More about Tripollar

  • Lip Augmentation

    Lusciously full and crease free lips add a touch of health, sexuality and glamour that is irresistible. 8th Sense is well known for creating natural looking lips.*

    Natural-Looking Lips for Young and Old

    At 8th Sense, we don’t paint every face with the same brush. Everyone is treated according to his or her own uniqueness while respecting the “Divine Proportions” principle. In addition, achieving a natural look is our priority.*

    Two types of lip augmentation are provided:

    • Creation of sensual and fuller lips for younger individuals (augmentation)*
    • Restoration of aged lips for older individuals (rejuvenation)*

    Non-Surgical Lip Augmentation & Rejuvenation

    The only way to achieve permanent lip augmentation is through surgery. However, if you desire the restoration of lips that are starting to appear aged and prefer not to go that more drastic route, non-surgical lip rejuvenation is an excellent alternative. We use biodegradable yet long-lasting fillers that are designed to deliver great results in the lip area.*

    Combination of Treatments for Best Results

    Our holistic approach is applied to lip augmentation too. Depending on the complexity of the condition, any combination of the following treatments may be administered:

    • BonTA – A well-known neuromodulator is used to decrease repeated motion of the perioral muscle. Your face will still appear natural whilst going about your everyday life (talking, whistling etc.).*
    • Thermage or Titan – To remove sagging skin and for the long term increase in collagen especially if your upper lip corners appear droopy.*
    • Fractional laser resurfacing or sublative laser – To smooth those perioral wrinkles. Can be used on any skin type or colour.*
    • Fillers – To add volume and fill out lines and wrinkles. Our expertise will never allow the notorious and often feared “duck lips”. Prior to any augmentation, we will discuss your potential appearance and proportions with the rest of your face until a satisfactory agreement is achieved. You are welcome to bring a picture from your youth or any picture of lips that you desire to have so that we can gain a better understanding of your target.*
    • Volbella Fillers – For erasing “smoker’s lines”.*
    • Mesotherapy with Filorga NCTF – Delivers essential substances to increase hydration, rejuvenation, and new collagen production.*
    • Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy – Latest scientific research has revealed the important role estrogen plays in maintaining youthful looking lips.*

     

    For long-term prevention of aging, we also recommend:

    • Sun block for the lips
    • Good moisturizer around the lips
    • Stopping smoking
    • Limiting your exposure to pollution

  • Smoker’s Lines

    You can finally have those beautiful lips without any swelling or bruising. Even more importantly, your husband and your best friend will never notice anything “artificial” about your new look. Allergan.Inc developed this revolutionary filler for the specific purpose of avoiding those famous “duck-looking” lips.*

    Thanks to Volbella, now we can have smooth, hydrated and natural looking lips. It is suitable for women and men of all ages and ethnic groups. Even your mother in law can have it as it is designed to treat those fine peri-oral (mouth) lines called “smoker’s lines”.*

    What is Volbella Filler?

    This new dermal filler is specially designed to not only gently restore natural-looking lip volume, but to also precisely define lip contours. It will smooth “smoker’s lines” around the lips and support “marionette” lines down to the chin.*

    Developed using Allergan’s proprietary Vycross technology, Juvéderm’s Volbella is formulated with an innovative technology that improves the cross-linking efficiency of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) chains. Consequentially, lower concentrations of HA can be used, which decreases the swelling to a minimum. The ultra-smooth gel results in a natural look and feel and it allows for long-lasting (12 months).*

    In addition to this innovative technology, the filler contains painkilling Lidocaine anesthetic, which makes this procedure virtually painless. Lip augmentation can be done without any bruising, largely due to the fact that the needles are super thin.*

    How will my lips look?

    Your lips will look naturally enhanced, smooth and well hydrated immediately after the procedure. You will be able to resume your duties straight after this intervention without worrying that someone will notice any swelling. You don’t have to send your husband on a business trip to enhance your lips, nor you must hide the whole weekend till the swelling goes away. With this filler, swelling is avoided. And thanks to a specific consistency of this product there is no danger of getting “duck” looking lips.*

    How successfully can this filler erase “smoker’s lines”?

    Smoker’s lines” are related to Collagen and Elastin decrease in the mouth area due to Estrogen depletion in aging women while men can have that same condition due to the lack of Testosterone. Up until now, aesthetic doctors and plastic surgeons did not have a good product to inject into this area without the risk of creating an unnatural look. It was really difficult to erase those lines even in combination with other techniques, like lasers, microdermabrasion, and peels.

    With Volbella, these lines will be greatly diminished. This product’s technology allows it to be injected superficially without showing uneven or unnatural look which is always our paramount goal.*

  • Eyelid Makeover

    Are droopy, hooded eyelids making you look sad? Have your eyelids dropped so low that when you look in the mirror, you feel sad too? You feel less enthusiastic about putting on eyeshadow and applying mascara when your eyes are so droopy.

    The hooded and droopy eyelids are caused by atrophy of the surrounding supporting tendons and fat loss in the scalp, forehead and temples. We can help you with mitigating and reversing this process.*

    Thermage for Eyelids

    Thermage is one of the best treatment choices for eyelids. Marked improvement can be expected after the first treatment and it doesn’t require recovery period (downtime).*

    What Does It Do for Eyelids?

    • Reduces fine lines, wrinkles, and crepiness of the eyelid*
    • Reduces hooding (a very popular effect)*
    • Lifts eyes for less tired appearance*
    • Allows easier application of eye make-up*
    • Has long-lasting results*

    The treatment is done exclusively by Thermage accredited doctors and it’s designed to fully meet patient’s expectations as a non-invasive eyelid procedure. The treatment can be done within one hour to deliver natural looking results.*

    More about Thermage

  • Aging Neck

    Most women pay a great deal of attention to their face – Cleansing, toning and moisturizing religiously. But are you one of those who extend that daily ritual to your neck area? If not, you should. Luckily, we have treatments that can address the complexity of aging neck .*

    Types of Aging Neck Conditions

    • Platysma bands – Vertical “cords” along the neck
    • Double chin – Caused by excess weight or loss of muscle tone
    • Increased laxity ( sagging )due to collagen loss, often present as “turkey neck”
    • Vertical lines (appear as dehydrated skin) due to elastin loss

     

    Recommended Treatments for Aging Neck

    Thermage – Produces results in one single treatment. Face by Thermage is a safe, non-invasive procedure that helps smooth, tighten and contour the skin for a naturally younger looking appearance. The skin tightening effects of Thermage are impressive, require no surgery, no injections and have minimal downtime.*

    More about Thermage

    ClearLift Q Switched Laser

    It is often described as the “laser neck lift” because of its visible results that can be achieved after just 30 minutes. This laser works by treating the epidermis and upper dermis thus keeping the skin intact. It creates tiny ablative zones, which stimulate the growth of young, healthy tissue and a greater collagen production rate. This is a painless procedure without any downtime and it can be done on any skin type.*

    More about ClearLIFT Laser.

    Titan – The first light-based solution for sagging skin. There will be a noticeable improvement in skin laxity after the first treatment. This skin rejuvenating treatment will produce a tightening effect and help against future aging.*

    More about Titan

    Cryo-Meso Peel – A painles, sometimes described as “pleasant” treatment that combines Cryotherapy, Mesotherapy, and Glycolic Peel.*

    More about Cryo-Meso Peel

    BonTA – An injectable muscle relaxant used to relax Platysma muscle bands.

    It has been used safely and successfully for over 15 years, and it is now the fastest-growing cosmetic procedure that is used by thousands of men and women who care about their appearance and want to achieve a youthful look.*

    More about BonTA can be found  on www.8thsense.co.za

 

*Disclaimer: Treatment results will vary on a patient to patient basis. No guarantees can be made