Taking the decision to have aesthetic treatment can be a big step with high expectations about the outcome. There will also be some uncertainty or anxiety about what is involved, what the risks are and what your appearance will be like afterwards.
Our sought after consultants are very experienced each with a reputation for high quality clinical care. They will be able to explain the process and any potential risks, and more importantly, how these will be managed.
Why do wrinkles and lines appear?
Our faces can be wonderfully expressive as our numerous different facial muscles allow us to demonstrate a wide array of emotions. In our youth, the skin folds created by our facial muscles disappear almost instantly. Unfortunately, as the years pass by our skin loses some of its elasticity, meaning that the skin folds don’t disappear, but instead present themselves as unwanted lines and wrinkles.
Our skin also contains a naturally occurring substance known as hyaluronic acid, but over time the level of this substance in our skin diminishes, such that the skin can lose its shape and volume.
What Treatments are available?
There are two main types of non-surgical treatments available to counteract these ageing effects.
Muscle relaxing injections like Botox act as a nerve inhibitor, and when injected into a muscle it blocks the nerve impulses which cause the muscle to contract. When injected into specific facial muscles (namely those which cause the skin folds to develop) those muscles contract far less, and so the wrinkling effect is diminished.
Dermal fillers are soft injectable gels, containing hyaluronic acid, which add volume to the skin, filling the depressed area to create a smoother, more youthful appearance.
Why come to Albyn Hospital?
If you are looking for a service that is fully registered and regulated and only allows experienced Consultants to practice then look no further than Albyn Hospital.
Following our latest inspection by Healthcare Improvement Scotland we were awarded a number of ‘Excellent’ grades, giving you the assurance of quality care in safe clinical surroundings.
For further information or to book an appointment call
21-24 Albyn Place, Aberdeen AB10 1RW