What are Restylane Skinboosters?

Restylane SkinBoosters are a revolutionary anti-aging treatment, a non-surgical option for facial rejuvenation and skin restoration. Skinboosters naturally smooth and hydrate the skin from the inside. They result in luminous skin with a natural and beautiful glow.

Restylane SkinBoosters
Skinboosters are similar to dermal fillers in that they contain a naturally occurring substance which exists in our skin. This substance works to maintain hydration of the skin by binding closely with water and supporting vital collagen and elastin, which work to maintain the integrity and suppleness of our skin.

As we age, we lose collagen and elastin, resulting in the skins repair mechanisms slowing down creating poor skin tone and texture, lack of elasticity, and the formation of wrinkles and folds.

Restylane SkinBoosters

Unlike dermal fillers, Skinboosters do not add volume or structure to the skin – they work in more subtle ways to improve the overall skin balance and ‘boost’ the appearance of the skin.

There are two treatment protocols:

  1. Collagen stimulation: One treatment every month for 3 months – this stimulated the fibroblasts (special skin cells) to increase their collagen production.
  2. Maintenance regimen: One treatment every 3 to 4 months – to maintain skin hydration and glow – as well as to keep wrinkles at bay.

In addition to these two choices, one can also choose whether or not you can handle the downtime of multiple injections, or would prefer the use of a blunt cannula to limit swelling and busing.

 

CONTACT US

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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Acne Treatments for Scars

Acne treatments are now available – with new technologies we can treat acne scars. Acne scars form as a result of severe acne in the teenage years or as an adult. They can be very disfiguring and can cause some emotional distress to the person that has them. Thankfully there are now acne treatments that work.

The best thing you can do for acne scars is to do microneedling for acne treatments. Microneedling is a treatment whereby the skin is needled and it is stimulated to heal. This healing process makes collagen which then fills in the acne scars. The best microneedling treatment is the Dermapen. The Dermapen is a machine that makes thousands of tiny holes in the skin. Before the treatment you get a numbing cream put on your face – this is so you don’t feel the needles. Usually the most you will feel is a small scratching sensation. Acne treatments for scars used to be very expensive – these days the treatment has become affordable thanks to the Dermapen.

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The Dermapen.

 

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Before and After the Dermapen.

For acne scars you will need around 4 treatments with the dermapen – one ever month. Acne treatments with the Dermapen typically leave you red directly after the treatment and for 3 or 4 days afterwards. Some people then get a light peel – like a sunburn peel. And by day 7 the skin usually looks like normal. Over the next month, the collagen is produced which then fills in all of those acne scars. Acne treatments with the Dermapen are a great way to treat scars!

 

– Dr Wade

 

Appointments

Contact us today if you would like to know more about Acne treatments for scars in Somerset West, Green Point or Camps Bay, Cape Town. Let us know if you would like toschedule a consultation to discuss the various aesthetic treatments we offer. Dr Wade practices in Green Point, Camps Bay and Somerset West, Cape Town.

For Bookings:

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Acne Scars

Acne Scars were once a doctors nightmare – but these days, they can be easily treated.  Acne a skin condition whereby the pores in the skin becomes blocked or clogged. The material blocking them is normally dead skin cells or sebum (a type of oil produced by each individual hair).  Interestingly enough, certain medications and creams can actually make acne worse! Most acne sufferers are teenagers – this is as they are going through hormonal changes as a result of puberty. The increase in hormones increases the skins oil production and the pores become blocked. Once the pore is blocked, it becomes irritated and it swells. Swelling can either take the form of a blackhead or a puss filled whitehead. Adults can also suffer from acne – this is known as Adult-type acne.

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Black heads as seen on the nose.

 

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Whitehead pimple as seen on the cheek.

Mild to moderate acne generally only has blackheads and whiteheads and it generally doesn’t form scars – unless the acne is scratched, pressed or picked at by the person. So as a general rule, don’t ever pop acne pimples – you can form scars. That said, when acne is very bad it is called sever acne – and it is this form that can very easily form scars.

acne scars

Severe acne has pimples which are large and sore to touch.

Acne scars form as any scars in our bodies do – as a result of trauma to the skin.  When the skin is broken or you get a cut the body quickly begins to heal itself by forming a scar in that area. When skin is broken and there is infection (like acne) there is a bad type of scarring that occurs – this is the reason for the deep acne scars.

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Deep acne scars on the cheeks.

In our next blog post we will talk about the treatment options for acne scars.

– Dr Wade

 

Appointments

Contact us today if you would like to know more about Acne Scars treatments in Somerset West, Green Point or Camps Bay, Cape Town. Let us know if you would like toschedule a consultation to discuss the various aesthetic treatments we offer. Dr Wade practices in Green Point, Camps Bay and Somerset West, Cape Town.

For Bookings:

Cape Town | Green Point | Camps Bay | Somerset West

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Dermapen Cape Town – The key to collagen stimulation.

With the help of Dr Wade you can get the Dermapen Cape Town boost that you need. Acne scarring can be devastating – the active acne may be long gone, but the scars remain for life. So often there is a deep emotional reminder linked to those scars. Thankfully, acne scarring can now be treated. Dermapen Cape Town treatments are based in science – the science of collagen stimulation.

 

Dermapen Cape Town

Dermapen Cape Town – Indications

 

The Dermapen Cape Town is a micro-needling treatment whereby the skin is needled with a medical device – this needling prompts the skin to produce collagen which acts by filling the scars. Before the Dermapen Cape Town clients’ acne scars were a very difficult problem to treat.

The skin is numbed with a medical grade numbing cream – so that you don’t feel anything. The actual Dermapen Cape Town treatment takes 15 minutes. Your skin is red directly after the treatment, and remains red for 2 to 3 days. You basically look like you have been sunburned. You then have a very light peeling of your skin – by the 7th day you should look normal.

Over the next 4 weeks your skin is stimulated to produce collagen and the depth of the scar is reduced. Dermapen Cape Town clients understand that collagen is the key to rejuvenation. You need 4 to 6 treatments to have an optimal effect. Results are permanent!

 

Watch the video below to find out exactly what a Dermapen Cape Town treatment can do for you.

 

SOUNDS INTERESTING?

Contact us today if you would like to know more about Dermapen Cape Town treatments or if you would like to schedule a consultation to discuss the various aesthetic treatments we offer. Dr Wade practices in Green Point, Camps Bay and Somerset West, Cape Town. Dermapen Cape Town treatments stimulate your own body to create collagen – the natural way.

For Bookings:

bookings@naturalcape.com

081 301 3277

Cape Town | Green Point | Camps Bay | Somerset West

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

 

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Dermapen Somerset West – The key to collagen stimulation.

With the help of Dr Wade you can get the Dermapen Somerset West boost that you need. Acne scarring can be devastating – the active acne may be long gone, but the scars remain for life. So often there is a deep emotional reminder linked to those scars. Thankfully, acne scarring can now be treated. Dermapen Somerset West treatments are based in science – the science of collagen stimulation.

 

Dermapen Somerset West

Dermapen Somerset West – Indications

 

The Dermapen Somerset West is a micro-needling treatment whereby the skin is needled with a medical device – this needling prompts the skin to produce collagen which acts by filling the scars. Before the Dermapen Somerset West clients’ acne scars were a very difficult problem to treat.

The skin is numbed with a medical grade numbing cream – so that you don’t feel anything. The actual Dermapen Somerset West treatment takes 15 minutes. Your skin is red directly after the treatment, and remains red for 2 to 3 days. You basically look like you have been sunburned. You then have a very light peeling of your skin – by the 7th day you should look normal.

Over the next 4 weeks your skin is stimulated to produce collagen and the depth of the scar is reduced. Dermapen Somerset West clients understand that collagen is the key to rejuvenation. You need 4 to 6 treatments to have an optimal effect. Results are permanent!

 

Watch the video below to find out exactly what a Dermapen Somerset West treatment can do for you.

 

SOUNDS INTERESTING?

Contact us today if you would like to know more about Dermapen Somerset West treatments or if you would like to schedule a consultation to discuss the various aesthetic treatments we offer. Dr Wade practices in Green Point, Camps Bay and Somerset West, Cape Town. Dermapen Somerset West treatments stimulate your own body to create collagen – the natural way.

For Bookings:

bookings@naturalcape.com

081 301 3277

Cape Town | Green Point | Camps Bay | Somerset West

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

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Micro-needling is the process whereby the skin is punctured with needles to a pre-determined depth, with the aim of stimulating the skins innate healing system. It can be used to rejuvenate the skin, help to treat fine lines and wrinkles, discolorations and even scarring.

Dermapen Somerset West Cape Town

Acne Scarring – Before and After

As the skin is needled, the body releases chemical signals that call on fibroblasts (the specialised skin cells that produce collagen – the substance that gives skin its youthful bounce) to gather in the needled area. They stimulate collagen production, and the result is skin rejuvenation.

Dermapen Somerset West Cape Town

 

There are two methods of skin needling – either by Derma-rollers or via the Dermapen. Derma-rollers can be performed by spa therapists and are relatively easy to operate. They are hand held rollers about ten centimeters in width with ten to twelve rows of needles. The device is rolled along the skin – the needles rotate around a wheel and then puncture the skin.

The Dermapen is the Gold Standard for micro-needling. It is a pen like device with 12 fine needles at its tip. When the pen is activated the needles are pushed in and out of the device at an adjustable speed and depth. Not only does this device have the benefit of using a variety of depths of needle puncture in a single treatment, but it also allows Dr Merchant to adjust the speed at which it punctures. An adjustable depth function is important as you would never want to needle the delicate skin around your eyes at the same depth at which you needle your cheeks – pain and swelling would result.

When scientists compared rollers to the Dermapen they found that when viewed under a microscope, the puncture holes of the Dermapen where much less traumatic than that of the rollers. This is because as the derma-roller needle rolls in and out it pulls with it a small chunk of skin – and you get more bleeding, bruising and discomfort. The Dermapen uses a direct puncture technique, with no rolling – therefore less bleeding and discomfort.

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Dermapen Vs Dermaroller

With the Dermapen Dr Wade Merchant has the ability to directly target your problem areas with the comfort in knowing that he can adjust the treatment at any point to suit your specific needs.

Depending on your skin type, redness usually lasts one to two days – and can easily be covered up with make-up. Some people may also experience a light peel – much in the same way you peel when you get a sun burn (which is hopefully never if you follow Dr Merchant’s SPF advice!)

APPOINTMENTS

Contact us today if you would like to know more about Dermapen Somerset West Cape Town treatments.  Let us know if you would like to schedule a consultation to discuss the various aesthetic treatments we offer. Dr Wade practices in Green Point, Camps Bay and Somerset West, Cape Town. Dermapen Somerset West Cape Town – for natural results.

For Bookings:

bookings@naturalcape.com

081 301 3277


Dermapen Somerset West Cape Town

Cape Town| Green Point | Camps Bay | Somerset West

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

 

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