Redermalization?

Aesthetic medicine can treat facial aging from the level of the bone right up to the skin’s surface. Redermalization targets the skin itself to improve the quality of your skin. There are many treatment options in aesthetic medicine – this is just one of them. The only way to know if it is the best treatment for you is to visit Dr Wade so that he can see your face in person.

Three basic mechanisms of skin aging:

  1. Inhibition of metabolic processes within the skin – cellular respiration, ion transport, inhibition of energy production and proteins (collagen and elastin) synthesis, impaired micro-circulation.
  2. The accumulation of free radicals – uncontrolled synthesis of free radicals, the inefficiency of antioxidant systems, lipid per-oxidation and destruction of the cell genome leading to premature cell death.
  3. Impairment of the optimal water balance in the skin as a result of reduction in the amount of hyaluronic acid in the dermis and reduced ability of the skin to retain water.

Redermalization

What is Redermalization?

Redermalization is an innovative method for efficient aging prevention and skin restoration which affects all the tree main skin aging mechanisms
  1. Regulates biochemical and physiological processes in cells.
  2. Efficiently blocks free radicals.
  3. Prevents skin dehydration
Translated from Latin:
“Re” means “renovation”, “derma” — the basic layer of the skin, that is responsible for its youth. Thus,
Redermalization is restoration of health skin by restoring the dermis.
Redermalization

Redermalization for crows feet.

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Contact us today if you would like to know more about treating wrinkles or if you would like to schedule a consultation to discuss the various aesthetic treatments we offer. Dr Wade practices in Green Point and Somerset West, Cape Town. To book an appointment please contact:

Telephone: 087 135 3017
Email: bookings@naturalcape.com


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Dr Wade Merchant Fillers

Fantastic Facial Filler

Facial Filler goes by many names; Dermal Filler, Fillers and Injectable Filler. Let’s take a step back to review what exactly a filler is.

A filler fills. It’s as easy as that – although where it fills and how it fills are the more difficult questions! A filler can either be permanent or non-permanent – that is they either get absorbed over time or they last for life. Non-permanent Hyaluronic Acid (HA) based fillers are the safest type as they can be dissolved.

Lip Fillers

When done correctly, Lip Fillers are about enhancing the lips natural features. Everyone is different and that is why each treatment is completely individualised.

Which brand?

There are many different brands of HA fillers but as I say to all my patients, I only inject the brands into my patients faces that I would inject into my own face. In South Africa we only have a few filler brands to choose from (which is actually a good thing). Our strict laws generally only allow for the best to be injected – and in South Africa, only doctors are allowed to inject Fillers.

 

 

 

 

 

Under Eye Fillers

Under Eye Fillers are all about refreshing and rejuvenating tired looking faces. A blunt needle called a cannula is used to deposit the filler exactly where it needs to be – this also limits bruising.

Which filler, where?

They are broadly divided into thick fillers and thin fillers. It is a lot more complicated than that but for our purposes, the thick ones provide structure, support and volume and the thin ones gently fill areas and help to smooth out lines and wrinkles. So…

Thick: cheeks, chin, temples and jawline
Medium thick: nasolabial folds, lips, cheeks
Thin: under eye and lips.
Very thin: lines around eyes, frown and forehead lines as well as acne scars.

So what is best for me?

At the end of the day the only way a doctor can know what to inject and where is to look at a particular face in person. Some people require more volume than others – so the only way to know is visualize in 3D!

I hope this newsletter sheds some light on fillers as a whole. If you have any questions related to fillers or any other treatments that I perform you can contact me by commenting below or emailing me. Have a great week further!

Kind Regards,

Dr Wade Merchant

 

APPOINTMENTS

Contact us today if you would like to know more about treating wrinkles or if you would like to schedule a consultation to discuss the various aesthetic treatments we offer. Dr Wade practices in Green Point and Somerset West, Cape Town. To book an appointment please contact:

Telephone: 087 135 3017
Email: bookings@naturalcape.com


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Forehead Wrinkles

A brief summary of the article written by Dr Riekie Smit in the Summer Issue of the Aesthetic and AntiAging Magazine: found here.

The forehead is one of the most common areas that patients request to be treated. More often than not, there are unrealistic expectations placed on the doctor to take away all of the wrinkles or to make their foreheads completely smooth. The face of the matter is that if you take away all the wrinkles and create a completely smooth forehead, you also take away 100% of the function of the forehead muscle.

So what exactly does the forehead muscle do? Simply put, it lifts up the eyebrows. That said, every face is completely different. Some forehead muscles are strong and some are week, some are asymmetrical and some are symmetrical and finally some serve a purpose (like keeping the eyebrows lifted in people with saggy skin on the upper eyelid) and some have no purpose at all (some males can get away with almost freezing their foreheads – although it is not recommended).

So it is important to keep this all in mind deciding how to treat and how much to treat the forehead wrinkles. so in a nutshell, there are several options:

  1. Botulinum Toxin Type A – This is a good place to start as most of the time people are happy with the amount of wrinkle reduction. If there are still some bothersome wrinkles – a small amount of a thin filler can be used to fill the gaps.
  2. Facial Fillers – the thinnest type of fillers need to be used here – if anything else is used there is the chance that lumps and bumps can develop. Fillers treatments to the forehead and frown must be done with great care – there are complications and patients must be made aware of this. That said, a product like Restylane Vital is great for this area when used correctly.
  3. Peels, Needling, laser and mesotherapy all help to improve the texture of the skin and soften fine lines and wrinkles.
  4. PDO threads increase the collagen content in skin and in so doing help with tightening and fine lines.

APPOINTMENTS

Contact us today if you would like to know more about treating wrinkles or if you would like to schedule a consultation to discuss the various aesthetic treatments we offer. Dr Wade practices in Green Point and Somerset West, Cape Town. To book an appointment please contact:

Telephone: 087 135 3017
Email: bookings@naturalcape.com


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Lip Fillers Before and After with Dr Wade Merchant

Dr Wade believes that lips should always look natural – and these lip fillers before and after photos are a testament to that. Not only is every patient completely unique, but each lip filler treatment is completely unique. As we age, volume changes occur. A younger person can not be treated in the same manner as an older person – and vice versa.

Lip Fillers Before and After

As seen above, this younger patient was able to get a volumised appearance with just a single syringe of filler. That is because her foundations were still good – Dr Wade just had to deal with the layout and design of her lips (if we were to continue with the construction metaphor).

Lip Fillers Before and After

As you can see with this more mature patient, a volumised appearance was not possible with only one syringe of filler. Dr Wade focused on her lip border and mouth corners  – so essentially he did “renovations” on the foundations of her lips. She was very happy withe the result as her smokers lines improved and she looked less tired. That said, if she wished to have more volume she would require an additional syringe at a later day.

As you can see – not only are different age groups treated differently, but the results that can be expected are also different. At the end of the day, all that Dr Wade wants for his patients are natural results that make them look and feel better.

APPOINTMENTS

Contact us today if you would like to know more about treating wrinkles or if you would like to schedule a consultation to discuss the various aesthetic treatments we offer. Dr Wade practices in Green Point and Somerset West, Cape Town. To book an appointment please contact:

Telephone: 087 135 3017
Email: bookings@naturalcape.com


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Lip Filler – The new normal

A Lip Filler treatment adds definition to the mouth, lips as well as adding volume to the lip where it matters most.

There are fillers that are specifically developed for lips and there are fillers that are not meant to be used in lips. Knowledge of which one to use and when requires medical training and experience. Choose your doctor based on their prior results as well as what other people have said about them – word of mouth referral is the best – but if not, do your research and ask questions. Ask as many questions as you need to in order to feel comfortable that the treatment that you are going to receive is the best for your individual taste and style.

lip filler

Lip Filler is a hyaluronic acid smooth gel that is injected by your doctor, using an ultra-fine needle. It has been specifically developed as a smooth gel to give a soft, natural feel. The gel fills in lip lines and wrinkles while the hyaluronic acid within attracts and retains moisture, so results can last up to a year.

Lip Filler

These rules must be obeyed by the injector in order to maintain a natural look.

Prior to being injected, your lips will be medically numbed using either a potent medical grade numbing cream or local anaesthetic injections within the mouth. Usually, the potent numbing cream is more than enough to suppress the pain associated with lip injections. That said, if you desire local anesthetic injections instead of the cream, mention it to your doctor so that you can have the best experience possible. Fillers should never be painful!

 

APPOINTMENTS

Contact us today if you would like to know more about treating wrinkles or if you would like to schedule a consultation to discuss the various aesthetic treatments we offer. Dr Wade practices in Green Point and Somerset West, Cape Town.To book an appointment please contact:

Green Point Practice (Based at Legs 11 Aesthetic Centre):

Telephonic: 086 132 4752
Email: greenpoint@legs11.co.za

Somerset West Practice:

Telephonic: 081 301 3277
Email: bookings@naturalcape.com


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Cape Town| Green Point | Somerset West

Botox | Fillers | Silhouette Soft | Chemical Peels | Micro-needling (Dermapen) | Filorga Mesotherapy

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