Wrinkles can broadly be treated by three techniques at Purity Bridge:
Wrinkle-relaxing injections, in the form of botulinum toxin, are a highly effective way of reducing and softening facial wrinkles.
Areas commonly treated include the forehead, around the eyes (crow’s feet) and the area between the eyebrows. However, other areas can also be treated using these muscle-relaxing injections, including fine lines around the mouth (vertical furrows, often caused by previous smoking), bunny lines (wrinkles at the top of the nose) as well as wrinkles and bands that appear on the neck (plastysma bands).
Dermal fillers are ideally suited to treat established static wrinkles and grooves in the face. Common areas to address with these hyaluronic acid fillers include the nose to mouth lines (nasolabial folds), lines around the mouth and established wrinkles between the eyebrows.
Customised facial skin peels are an excellent technique for freshening and rejuvenating the face, neck and hands with resepct to fine lines. A course of chemical peels can smooth out fine lines and wrinkles very effectively.
Non-surgical options to help address this area of concern and rejuvenate the lower face include:
Dermal fillers that can be used to soften the deep set lines as well as offer support to the corners of the mouth (addressing the sad look that can appear when the corners of the mouth droop).
Muscle-relaxing injections can be used to weaken the muscles that pull down the corners of the mouth, to allow the corners to come up.
Fine lines developing on the cheeks have been coined ‘accordion’ lines due to their accordion like appearance that is accentuated when we smile. Volume loss in the cheek region and deterioration in skin quality contribute to the development of these lines and create an area many people dislike. Improving the skin quality and texture in this area is possible through non-surgical treatments.
Anti-wrinkle injections can weaken the muscles that produce the fine lines around the mouth – when performed carefully they do not stop facial expressions, but simply soften the lines produced by these expressions
Customised facial peels are an excellent way of rejuvenating the skin and improving its quality. They will help to smooth out and soften fine lines in all areas of the face.
Dermal fillers also have a role in these areas by softening the deeper and more established lines
Muscle-relaxing injections into the frown area is an ever popular treatment. It reduces the muscle activity here, thereby softening the wrinkles.
Dermal fillers are used for more established static lines –hyaluronic acid filler is injected into the lines to fill out the grooves and soften the lines.
In some cases a combination of both treatments is used – normally the muscle-relaxing injections are given first, and at further review after around 2-weeks, dermal filler can be used if still required.
Muscle-relaxing injections are the gold standard method of treating crow’s feet. Small injections into the skin around the outside of the eye are an excellent way of softening these lines.
Customised facial peels used as part of a whole face rejuvenation strategy will also improve fine laughter lines
Anti-wrinkle injections into bunny lines are a very effective treatment for this problem area.
Anti-wrinkle injections are the mainstay of treating forehead lines. They contain botulinum toxin - this works by reducing the action of the wrinkle creating muscles
Dermal fillers can also be used in this area. They tend to be reserved for use after the muscle relaxing injections to treat any remaining static wrinkles.
Dermal fillers work extremely well in this area. They do not eliminate the nasolabial folds, but soften them, and reduce their depth.
Thermavein is a reliable treatment for thread veins on the face. A tiny needle is inserted into the individual thread vein and a short burst of heat thermo-coagulates it to make it instantly disappear. Several Thermavein sessions may be needed for each area.
Different skin types are more prone to producing patches of pigmentation, and these can be stimulated by changes in hormones, trauma, and chemical alterations to the skin. Treatment methods for pigmentation patches will vary depending on the individual involved but they can include creams. Often referred to as sun spots, age spots and liver spots, pigmented lesions are often a concern for people who are looking at improving their complexion. After professional diagnosis, pigmented lesions can be treated and a clearer complexion maintained in the long term.
Customised chemical peels used in conjunction with specialised medical grade skin care can help address pigment spots and patches. It is important to use strong sun protection during the treatment process to ensure the best possible result.
Customised chemical peels stimulate collagen production to help revitalise and rejuvenate the skin. They can also tackle pigmentation spots and fine lines, all evidence of sun damage to the skin.
Medical grade skin care used on its own or in conjunction with chemical peels contains active ingredients that tackle the effects of sun damage.
Dermal fillers are now available that specifically target these areas, and are designed to improve the contours of the cheek area. They can also be used to lift the deflated soft tissues of the face as well as smooth out wrinkles.
Customised skin peels combined with medical grade skin care can improve acne-prone skin. It is important to continue a bespoke skin care regime after treatment to minimise the risk of further acne flare-ups
Dermal fillers can be used to fill out long term acne scarring that has caused contour irregularities in the face.
Dermal fillers are an effective treatment to shape, add volume, and better define the lips. Lip enhancement with these hyaluronic fillers can refine, fill, lift or plump the lips as well as re-define the shape of the lip or lip line. As we age, it often appears as though the top lip is getting thinner and losing volume. Dermal fillers can help to restore this volume and define the lip line. In some people, even a young lip may tend to disappear when smiling, so some gentle filling of the lip tissue can help create a more attractive or sensual lip. Different products can be used in the lips to achieve specific results. This will be discussed with you during your consultation. At Purity Bridge we like to take a conservative approach to restoring lost volume to the lips, to ensure you walk away with a natural looking result while addressing your concerns. Further dermal filler can always be added at another appointment, should more be desired.
Customised skin peels will help to refreshen and tighten the thin skin in this area. A course of peels will stimulate collagen production which will improve the skin quality and tighten the skin in this area.
Dermal fillers will help to restore volume in this area and improve the contour. They are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to lower eyelid lifts in the right individuals.
Customised skin peels can be used very effectively in this area to tackle the thin skin, fine lines and pigment spots.
Customised skin peels can be used to reduce the size of the enlarged pores. A course of chemical peels is used to remove the debris from the skin surface as well as the upper layers of skin, stimulating new collagen production. This shrinks down the pore size as the skin rejuvenates.
Customised skin peels are an excellent way of rejuvenating the skin of the hands. A course of TCA peels is required, with extra focus paid to age spots (liver spots) on the back of the hands.
Dermal fillers can be used to naturally plump up the thinning backs of hands, which masks the prominent veins that are associated with ageing.
Anti wrinkle injections will help to relax the muscle that causes these lines (the orbicularis oris muscle). Using tiny injections to both upper and lower lips, these lines can be softened and relaxed very effectively.
Dermal fillers can also be used here to fill out any established lines. They can also be used to help fill out the lips which in turn improves the upper lip lines. In addition, hyaluronic acid dermal fillers can be used to support the corners of the mouth, giving an overall improved look to the mouth.
Customised skin peels used as part of an overall face treatment will help to soften fine lines around the mouth
Anti wrinkle injections can be used to reduce the size of this muscle, slimming the jawline and enhancing the lower face.
Customised facial peels will refresh & tighten the skin in this area, stimulating new collagen production, and improve the quality of the skin.
Muscle-relaxing injections can be used to address the neck bands (plastysma bands) that can occur as we age. A series of injections to these bands will improve the appearance of this area – the so-called Nefertiti neck lift.
Sebaceous cysts (epidermoid cysts)
Seborrhoeic keratosis (age warts or basal cell papillomas)
Lumps and bumps
Warning: pigmentation is a common cosmetic problem and dramatic improvements are achievable; however, pigmentation is also usually the first sign of early skin cancer. If treatment of a pigmented spot or patch is performed by someone without proper training in the signs of skin cancer then removal of the pigment may hide an otherwise detectable melanoma or other skin cancer. As skin cancers can be life threatening it is recommended that all assessment and treatment of pigmentation be performed in a medical facility. All consultants at Purity Bridge are specialists in skin cancer. If you feel you have a suspicious skin spot or lump this should be assessed without delay.
Labiaplasty (or labial reduction surgery) is a safe and reliable clinic-based surgical procedure that can reduce the size of enlarged labia. It can also be used to correct the asymmetry that often develops between both sides.
Split earlobe correction can be performed under local anaesthetic at Purity Bridge by one of our consultant plastic surgeons. The results are very satisfying and the ear can be re-pierced once the scar has matured and settled down.
Belly button reshaping can be performed under local anaesthetic. However it is important that the belly button is carefully examined first to rule out a hidden hernia that causes some people to develop an outie, such as after pregnancy. The surgery takes around 40-minutes and stitches are in for 10-14 days.
Earlobe reduction is a surgical procedure that reshapes and reduces the earlobe to suit the individual ear. It is performed under local anaesthetic and fine stitches are used that are removed after 10-days. It has a high satisfaction rate, and the precise shape of earlobe desired can be discussed with one of our specialist plastic surgical consultants.
Scar revision encompasses a range of plastic surgical techniques that can be used to improve and hide the scar. Scars cannot be made to go away completely, but there are often ways of getting them to look better and more subtle. Occasionally, non-surgical techniques can be used if the scar is lumpy or keloid – this will be discussed with you if appropriate.