Dermal Fillers for Facial Scars

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About Dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are a facial aesthetic treatment involving injections of hyaluronic acid or other chemicals into the skin. These treatments are effective in contouring, plumping and revitalising the skin.

Acne Patients and Scarring

Acne patients can suffer from a variety of types of scarring. 5 common types of acne scars are

  • Rolling – depression in the skin which look wide in size and shallow in depth.
  • Keloid – the scar extends beyond the limits of the original inflammatory papule.
  • Ice pick – narrow scars that create pits.
  • Hypertrophic – thickened scars raised above the skin surface
  • Boxcar – reminiscent of chicken pox scars, often found on the cheeks.

Dermal fillers can be used to treat certain types of acne scars such as rolling scars. It is a safe procedure offering excellent results to fill the depressions associated with acne scars.

Filler Dosage

For acne scars the dose of filler required varies and is dependent upon the patient’s facial anatomy. For such procedures it is best to see a qualified dermatologist to get the right dosage for your desired results.

The fillers usually give immediate and predictable results. The filler continues to modify the skin, and you may continue to see changes after a few months.

Long Term Benefits

The benefits of fillers for acne scarring include:

  • helping to break up the scar tissue
  • helping to stimulate collagen production
  • diminishing the appearance of scars

Short Term Benefits

The benefits include

  • Limited post procedure downtime
  • Immediate results
  • Results may last from several months to one year for most people

After The Treatment

Post treatment there may be some redness, swelling and bruising at the injection site for a few days. We often advise using a cold compress and oral paracetamol for any pain relief.

It is recommended that you avoid robust exercise and exposure to sun for at least 2 days after the treatment. You should avoid facial massage for 2 weeks after any type of a filer treatment with avoidance of alcohol for 24 hours after the procedure.

Selecting The Right Filler

There is a lot of dermal fillers available and so it is essential to have a consultation before your treatment to determine what filler best suits your needs.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

Dr Usmani is a consultant dermatologist specializing in Botulinum toxins and filler treatments for facial rejuvenation in Manchester and Huddersfield.

Book an appointment by contacting her through botoxmyskin@gmail.com or Call at 03333210029

Is It Safe To Get A Facial After Botox?

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It is recommended that you wait a minimum of 24 hours after botulinum injections to get a facial.

Facial therapy can cause vasodilation of the facial vasculature, which may lead to bruising. Furthermore, the massage that occurs during facials can cause the botulinum toxin to disperse into unwanted areas, resulting in side effects such as lid and brow ptosis.

The general advice is to avoid exercising or any beauty treatments within the first 2 days after treatment to get the best possible results and avoid any potential side effects.

You must also avoid sun beds, chemical peels and laser treatments for at least a week.

Myskindesign is one of the best aesthetic clinics in the Manchester area. We have a highly trained team of medical professionals committed to creating natural results.

We are based at the Heaton Mersey orthodontic centre in Manchester and at the Wellfield House clinic in Huddersfield.

To find more about Myskindesign and our advanced injectable treatments contact us on 0333 321 0029 or email us info@myskindesign.co.uk

Benefits of Facial Massage

Benefits of Massage

As well as staying young, it’s important to stay looking healthy, so a facial massage should be an essential part of your beauty routine.

Why is facial massaging so effective in keeping your healthy glow?

Blood flow

Just as you massage aching joints after a long run to help repair your muscles, massaging your face encourages skin cells to rejuvenate. Massage stimulates blood flow, which is vital for keeping your skin lively and fresh.

And relax…

Release the tensions in your forehead and around your mouth by massaging out those tiny knots. This will also relax your skin, helping lines and shallow wrinkles almost disappear.

Give your skin a drink

When massaging your face masseurs often use a baby oil base which is kind to your skin. At home you can use a natural oil such as cold pressed extra virgin olive oil or even just sunflower oil to nourish and hydrate your skin.

DIY facial massage

If only we all had the budget for a bi-weekly facial massage (or even a full body one!). Facial massage is something that can very easily be done from the comfort of your own home.

First thing’s first: wash your hands. Your hands harbour bacteria, which you don’t want near your face.

Use gentle oil for your skin, and as I have mentioned you can find this in your kitchen. You may be put off by the smell of these basic oils and you can use essential oils to jazz it up a bit, but be careful not to use floral or citrus oils if you have sensitive skin.

Take a little oil in the palm of your hand and rub your hands together, warming the oil and covering your hands. Then start massaging:

1. Begin at the centre of your face on either side of the bridge of your nose, and move outwards and upwards using smooth curved movements, using either your fingers or your knuckles.

2. Return to your chin and with long strokes move upwards along the line of your jaw toward your cheek bones

3. With the flat of your palm or the heel of your palm use short upwards strokes from the centre of your forehead. Gradually move outwards along your eyebrows, continuing with the lifting movement.

There is a lot of discussion around what kind of movements you should make, between vertical, curved or circular strokes. Essentially you, just work with whatever makes you feel good.

You can focus on different parts of your face and potential ‘problem areas’ if you need to. Primarily ensure that most of your massage is moving up your face, rather than further encouraging the disparaging effects of gravity by dragging your face down and encouraging wrinkles.

You can sleep with leftover oil on your face over night for an intensive moisture boost, or simply wash off with warm water before patting your face dry.

Most importantly- enjoy it and relax!

Dr Naila Usmani
Consultant Dermatologist
MBChB, BSc(Pharm), MRCP

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