From around the age of 25 the first signs of ageing start to happen on the surface of the skin. Starting with fine lines and a loss of moisture, skin’s ageing process progresses over time and can be categorised into three main signs:
Fine lines & wrinkles. These are the first noticeable signs of skin ageing. Typically small lines and wrinkles appear around your eyes in in your 20s and 30s followed by wrinkles on the forehead.
These lines are known as "dynamic wrinkles", which means they are only visible when the skin moves with facial expressions, over time they become permanent wrinkles that are visible when the face is static.
Loss of volume. By the age of 40 most people experience less definition of facial contours due to sagging skin. Volume depletes in the mid face which can change the face’s to look sad or tired.
Signs of loss of volume include a flattening of the cheeks, the appearance of jowls or wrinkling on the neck, often called ‘turkey neck’.
The final stage of the skin’s ageing process includes loss of elasticity and deepening of wrinkles as a result of elastin and collagen levels declining. Skin also becomes drier and can appear "crepey".
ERA stands for Enhance, Rejuvenate and Anti-ageing and that's exactly what this treatment does!
How does the ERA Lift work?
The ERA Lift is our signature facial rejuvenation treatment which uses 3 clinically proven technologies to address the signs of skin ageing, restoring mid face volume and physically lifting the skin tissues without the need for dermal fillers. Treatment takes place over 6 months and results develop gradually, so it won't be obvious you have had anything "done" Our clients often tell us that friends comment that they look "really well" but can't quite put their finger on why! That's the beauty of an ERA Lift treatment, of course what you tell them is completely up to you!
Will I need a Consultation?
Yes, you will need a consultation before any treatment can take place. Consultations are without charge and last for around 30 minutes. During your consultation one of our experienced practitioners will carry out a full skin analysis in order to assess your skin health including looking at any areas of pigmentation or thread veins which can also be addressed as part of the ERA Lift treatment. Following your consultation you'll receive a personalised treatment plan which will detail the number of treatments you'll need and the frequency of those treatments. We'll also take a photograph of you before your treatment, which will be compared at your 6 month review appointment so you can see the full results of your ERA Lift transformation!
What Treatments are included in an ERA Lift?
We start by improving your skin tone and texture with a course of Hydrafacial Platinum treatments. The Hydrafacial is a medical grade facial which actively improves your skin health and restores radiance. Depending on the results of your initial skin analysis, your Hydrafacial treatments will include a specialist Booster such as Dermabuilder, Britenol or Rozetrol, which improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, address pigmentation or target rosacea. You will also receive Perk Eye treatment to hydrate and refresh the eye area, lessening the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and addressing dark circles.
Radiofrequency is a clinically proven treatment, which helps to stimulate your bodies natural collagen and elastin to which is lost during the aging process. This treatment also improves the skin tone and texture. During your treatment a special gel is applied to the skin and a handpiece is used to heat the skin to 40C which is the level at which new collagen and elastin start to be stimulated. Radiofrequency is a relaxing treatment which feels very much like a hot stone massage, with the benefit of helping to physically improve the skin, tightening the jawline and building volume in the mid face.
HIFU: High Intensity Focussed Ultrasound
HIFU treatment is an effective treatment for skin tightening, which uses ultrasound energy to tighten the muscle layer and the structural skin layers of the face. The energy produced converts to heat within the skin which causes the tightening effect and kick starts the process of new collagen being created. We treat your full face and neck as part of an ERA Lift treatment which helps to smooth fine lines and wrinkles and gently lifts the brow cheek and jowls. You will receive 2 treatments, spaced 3 months apart
Areas of pigmentation are treated with IPL treatment and thread veins are treated with Nd:YAG laser which is a quick and painless procedure to remove spider veins.
How long do results of an ERA Lift treatment last?
Results of the ERA Lift develop gradually over 3 - 6 months and last up to 18 months.
What is the difference between an ERA Lift and a Non-Surgical Facelift using Injectable products.
The ERA Lift is a "needle-free" treatment which uses energy based treatment to stimulate the bodies natural collagen to produce a physical lift and improvement of the skin. Injectable treatments such as anti-wrinkle treatments prevent the muscle from moving which prevents dynamic lines from forming. Dermal fillers replace lost volume using hyaluronic acid which is injected to gently inflate the area of lost volume. Anti-wrinkle injections last between 3-6 months. Dermal fillers last between 9-12 months, depending on area treated and products used. Profhilo treatment is another popular injectable option for overall facial rejuvenation. Treatment lasts 6-9 months.
Who is suitable for an ERA Lift?
Anyone aged 40-65 with loss of mid face volume, mild jowling and skin laxity is generally a good candidate for ERA Lift. If you are unsure if you would be suitable for treatment please contact the clinic on 01844 698441 and one of our friendly team will be happy to advise.
Is an ERA Lift painful?
All stages of the ERA Lift treatment utilise non-invasive technologies which are not painful. Radiofrequency treatment feels warm on the skin, which if often likened to a hot stone massage. The HIFU treatment feels tingly and is generally well tolerated.
What results can I expect from an ERA Lift?
You'll notice an immediate improvement in your skin. Fine lines and wrinkles will lessen and your skin will appear more radiant and lifted. Pore size will be reduced and and any areas of pigmentation or redness will be less noticeable. Thread veins will gradually disappear. You will notice an increased volume in your midface and jowls will be gently lifted.
Please note that this treatment may not be suitable for you if you have excessive jowling or skin laxity. Your suitability and anticipated results will be discussed as part of your initial consultation.
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