Cosmetic Medicine – Anti Aging
Anti aging, or cosmetic medicine, is a set of treatments which fight against the signs of aging without requiring surgical intervention. These methods are increasingly popular.
These are treatments requiring no surgical incisions. They are carried out on the face or facial areas.
As is the case with more “invasive” techniques, these procedures should be performed by professional specialists.
Cosmetic Medecine for face can treat:
- The small and common wrinkles as well as deeper furrows
- The stains and the imperfections of the skin
- The loss of face volume
- Lips contouring and volume
The most popular and common treatments are:
- Botox or botulinum toxin
- Hyaluronic acid and other dermal fillers
Cosmetic medicine for body mainly deal with:
- Body sculpting
The treatments are:
“Botox” – Botulinium Toxin
Reasons for using“Botox”:
“Botox”, or botulinum toxin is used to treat wrinkles with facial expression and those formed by muscle contractions on:
- The forehead
- The area of the eyebrow (lion’s wrinkle)
- The area around the eyes (crow’s feet)
“Botox” injection technique:
This is injected into the muscles which causes wrinkles. Botox has a “relaxing” effect on the muscles, thus reducing and in some cases erasing the wrinkles. The effects are comparable to a mild facelift.
Results of “Botox” injections:
Several days after the botulinium toxin injection, the wrinkles will reduce and start to disappear. The maximum effect is evident after 15 days.
Duration of “Botox” treatment:
Botox has an effect lasting between 3 to 6 months, depending on the person.
We recommend three sessions the first year and then a session every 6 months.
Dermal filler : Hyaluronic acid
Hyaluronic acid is a dermal filler which is naturally present in the body and is responsible for the hydration and tonicity of the skin. It fades with time, causing furrows, wrinkles and loss of volume.
Reasosn for using hyaluronic acid:
Hyaluronic acid is used to fill and give volume to:
- The contour of the face
- The cheekbones
- The outer face of the hands
- The nasogenian grooves and the labial folds
It is used to define, correct and give volume to the lips
Hyaluronic acid injection procedure:
Hyaluronic acid is introduced in injections into the dermis, the middle layer of the skin.
Results of hyaluronic acid injections:
Sculpting with hyaluronic acid is immediately visible. The result is truly noticed in two or three weeks. The quality of the skin and its appearance are significantly improved.
Duration of hyaluronic acid treatment:
The hyaluronic acid is a re-absorbable product that starts disappearing 6 – 12 months after it is administrated, depending on the case and the treated areas.
Mesotherapy or mesolift
Reasons for mesotherapy:
Mesotherapy or mesolift is used for:
- Hydrating and toning the skin of the face, the neck and the neckline.
- The treatment of the small wrinkles
This technique consists of multiple superficial injections containing a nutritious and invigorating blend. This is made up of vitamins, trace elements, amino acids and hyaluronic acid.
The treatment consists of four sessions with an interval of 15 days between each one.
Facial mesotherapy improves the appearance of the skin and prevents aging. The effect of the Mesolift is immediate.
How long do the results of Mesotherapyt last?
The effect improves with each session. A regular treatment is recommended.
Reasons for peeling:
Peelings aim to:
- Unify the tone of the skin
- Erase any imperfections of the face, the neck, the neckline and the hands
Peeling involves a chemical being applied to the skin: either glycolic acid or TCA (trichloroacetic acid). This results in minor or major peeling depending on the concentration of the acid used.
The concentration of the product depends on your skin type and the desired result.
- A superficial peeling is done in four sessions with intervals of 15 days between each session
- A medium peeling is done in 2 sessions
A superficial peeling has progressive results.
A medium peeling has a deeper effect, and erases blemishes and small wrinkles.
Radiofrequency uses the heat treatment on the skin and on the cutaneous and subcutaneous fat tissues. This procedure encourages the production of collagen, as well as treating cellulite and skin flaccidity are at the same time.
Results of radiofrequency treatment:
The results are progressive and the improvement is noticed with the recommended number of sessions. Approximately 10 sessions tend to be necessary in most cases.
The “Cottage cheese” like effect decreases and the skin becomes denser with elasticity.
Duration of radiofrequency treatment:
Once the cosmetic treatment is over three sessions per year are recommended to maintain the result.
Mesotherapy and mesodissolution
The mesotherapy and the mesodissolution treatments aim to stimulate the blood circulation, to improve cellulite and combat the build-up of fat.
Mesotherapy and mesodissolution procedures:
- The mesotherapy uses body intradermal injections mixed with active products that improve the peripheral blood circulation and eliminate water excess.
The choice of products injected, the dosage, and the number of sessions depends on the type of cellulite.
These cellulite treatments are effective in cases of diffuse cellulitis.
- Mesodissolution is a technique deriving from mesotherapy and enables us to treat accumulated fat.
Multiple injections are administrated in the area requiring treatment. During treatment lymphatic drainage is required.
Results of mesotherapy and mesodissolution:
- Mesotherapy – following treatment, an improvement with circulatory problems and cellulitis is noticed.
- If treated with mesodissolution, there will be noticeable improvement in the skin and the loss of inches in the treated areas.
Duration of mesotherapy and mesodissolution:
For these beauty treatments to have a lasting effect on the body an annual top-up session is recommended.
1- Information and reasons for your cosmetic medicine treatment
Within 24 hours of receiving your request for information, we will contact you by e-mail or phone to assess your needs, identify your reasons for treatment and answer your questions directly.
2- Diagnosis and selection of the anti aging treatment
In order to choose the anti-aging treatment best suited to your case, we kindly ask you to submit some photographs of the area to be treated in advance.
We will establish a precise and reliable diagnosis, and help you to choose which areas are to be treated as well as the cosmetic treatment which is best suited to your individual case. We will explain to you what kind of results to expect after your treatment.
We will provide you with complete information: treatment process, programming and a detailed quote.
3- Process involved in cosmetic medicine treatment
- Treatment protocol
For cosmetic medical treatments, protocols are quite simple and very similar to other cosmetic treatments
- An assigned medical team.
Throughout the treatment process, you will always be treated by the same team of doctors.
4- Your travel plan
Once your anti aging treatment is accepted and confirmed, our International Services Team at Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacionalwill be at your disposal to assist you with the organising of your trip to Malaga and will remain in constant contact with you.
5- Your arrival
Upon your arrival in Malaga, a representative of Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional will be waiting to greet you. We will help you to organise your transfers and accompany you to our hospital.
6- Follow-up after your cosmetic medicine treatment
- Maintaining contact with you.
Once you have bee discharged our International Services Team will be at your disposal should you requiere further medical assistance and shall assist you with any administrative requirements that you may have.
- Informing your referring doctor.
We shall provide you with a full medical report which you can give to your own doctor back home.