Clinics authorized by the Department of Health of the Government of Andalusia NICA Nº 40463 and 58814

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Clinics authorized by the Department of Health of the Government of Andalusia NICA Nº 40463 and 58814

Facial Treatments in

Marbella and Alhaurín de la Torre

 

Aesthetic medicine , when well-being and health go hand in hand.

Aesthetic Medicine is the branch of medicine that privileges the relationship between health and beauty with a clinical therapeutic approach. Its objective is the maintenance of "aesthetic health" in physiological conditions, as well as its restoration in pathological situations.

 

The skin

Part of our cover letter, since it reveals traits related to our age and both physical and mental health. It is the largest organ that we have in the body, covering it completely, thus acting as a protective barrier against the environment that surrounds us, while maintaining homeostasis in the internal environment essential for survival, it even reveals through alterations the existence of disorders originating in other systems of the body.

It performs functions of protection, sensation, growth, endocrine, excretion, temperature regulation and immunity.

The skin is made up of two layers: epidermis and dermis, which sit on the hypodermis or adipose tissue. These are different in color, thickness or texture depending on the part of the body they cover and the function they perform.

Both the epidermis and the dermis are made up of sublayers. They are linked to each other through the so-called dermal-epidermal junction, which is responsible for the exchange of oxygen, nutrients and waste products between the vascularized dermis and the avascular epidermis.

Epidermis

Multistratified horny squamous epithelium between 0.03 mm and 0.05 mm thick, consisting mainly of keratinocytes in progressive phases of differentiation according to depth, these ascend from deep to superficial, detaching when reaching the stratum corneum in the process of epidermal turnover which It is called peeling. This complete skin renewal process takes approximately two months.

Dermis

It is a complex network composed of cellular and acellular components such as blood vessels, nerves, capillary roots and sweat glands. In its structure we differentiate two sublayers, the papillary dermis and the reticular dermis. The papillary dermis provides nutrients and oxygen to the epidermis. In the reticular dermis we find: collagen, a very important structural protein, since it gives the skin its durability, as well as elastin, which provides elasticity. These dermal proteins are synthesized and degraded by fibroblasts. We also find macrophages and lymphocytes, cells of the immune system, in this layer.

Hypodermis

The hypodermis on which the epidermis and dermis sit is composed mainly of connective tissue and loose fat lobes. It contains larger blood vessels and nerves than those found in the dermis. Its function is mainly insulating and providing energy storage. 

The process of changes in both the composition and the structure and texture of the skin throughout life is called aging; the cells “ forget ” what their function is and stop secreting collagen, elastin and other proteins.

Skin treatments

  • Peeling
  • Bioregeneration
  • Photorejuvenation (IPL)
  • Fractional CO2 Laser
  • Facial biolifting
  • Skin revitalization

    Multifunction : consists of multiple transdermal injection into the skin, using different puncture techniques of different medications or products, to stimulate the biosynthetic capacity of fibroblasts and facilitate the interaction between cells. The aim is to achieve an increase in the production of collagen and elastin. The benefits of this epidermal rejuvenation treatment have been objectively revealed in studies that quantify these changes at a histological level and the use of the technique has been clearly increasing in recent years.

Micropuncture and/or electroporation: Techniques that confer restructuring properties to skin tissue without injection. With these techniques we apply cocktails with amino acids and trace elements. Featured are growth factors, substances of a protein nature that promote cell growth, proliferation and survival, combining with hyaluronic acid (not cross-linked) pure EGFR from sterile cell biocultures.

  • Skin Silk Medical
  • Tension Threads: Spiked, monofilament and double needle
  • tattoo removal
  • Moles/Ruby Spot/Warts Removal
  • Melasma/blemish removal

Treatments for wrinkles

When treating wrinkles on the face, we divide it into three parts or thirds.

  1. Upper third in which we can observe the frontal, orbicularis oculi and glabella wrinkles (commonly called crow's feet and frown lines, respectively). Wrinkles appear in the skin due to the loss of its own proteins, such as elastin or collagen, and will differ from one person to another based on their gesticulation, which in turn is caused by the movement of the muscles. underlying under the skin. In the face there are 43 muscles that intervene when showing or externalizing an emotion or an organic function.

    Since movement is the reason for the wrinkle, in the upper third, we try to prevent this movement by injecting botulinum toxin which acts by preventing the release of acetylcholine in the neuromuscular junctions or in other cholinergic junctions, in this way we obtain a reversible partial denervation of the muscles where it is injected. This treatment must be used from a very early age in a preventive manner, thus achieving a delay in aging.

  2. Middle third of the face comprises a major bone group, skin and soft tissues, superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS), ligaments and muscles. It acts as support for the lower and upper third.

    In the aging process there is a loss of bone volume, atrophy of the fat packets and sagging of the facial retention ligaments. These processes allow us to observe how the eyelid bags protrude, the nasogenic grooves are marked and the jugal nasuses appear, as well as the position of the upper lip and the grooves of the labial commissures.

    Prevention, once again, is the key to delaying these processes. In aesthetic medicine, for the treatment of said third we use fillings with needles or cannulas and different techniques (abutments, mesh, vectors...) as well as different materials. Within the filling materials we can mainly differentiate two types: grafts and implants. The most used grafts are anthologs. Implants are classified as biological (of organic origin) and non-biological (of synthetic origin) and according to their duration as: resorbable (biodegradable: hyaluronic acid, which can be of animal or synthetic origin, collagen inducers, polylactic acid, hydroxyapatite calcium, tricalcium phosphate...) and non-resorbable (methacrylates, acrylamides and polyalchemides).

  3. Lower third includes the lip, chin, jaw profile and neck. The manifestation of old age in this area is fundamentally marked by the aging of the lips (loss of volume, elasticity), the contraction of the orbicularis oris which leads to the appearance of marked vertical lines especially on the upper lip, colloquially called code of bars. Around the lips, descending from their corners, we also observe the so-called marionette lines, as well as howling increased by the loss of consistency of the mesenteric ligament. We conclude, therefore, that the greatest characteristic in the lower third is the flaccidity and descent of the tissues. In this third we will use materials such as calcium hydroxyapatite, polycaprolactone, hyaluronic acid, threads, carboxymethylcellulose. Always in order to reposition.

    It is important to note that we cannot and should not reposition the lower third without first addressing the losses in the middle third.

All of these treatments are prescribed and performed by both men and women, varying the technique to masculinize or feminize the patient, and both in young people who want to prevent, improve or enhance their features or in adults in order to improve. We seek greater symmetry, beauty and attractiveness, promoting prevention of loss of elasticity, volume and facial fat, but always taking into account the HARMONY OF THE FACE AND THE PERSONALITY OF EACH ONE .

Treatments

Aesthetic medical treatment used to remove excess skin from the eyelids, as well as orbicularis wrinkles, colloquially called crow's feet. The periorbital skin (eyelid skin) is thin and has no hair. It should be smooth and without contour defects, such as wrinkles or folds. The eyelids have a transverse fold that marks the division of the palpebral portion of the orbicularis muscle into its two portions, pretarsal and preseptal. A youthful upper eyelid should appear full, the medial part of the upper eyelid border should be in a more oblique plane than the lateral portion of the upper eyelid. The eyelid crease is the portion of skin of the upper eyelid that is above the eyelid sulcus, which is more marked in an elderly person and should be parallel to the eyelash line along its entire length.

The aesthetically pleasing lower eyelid has a smooth appearance, which blends with the upper cheek without contour irregularities, since the existence of any of these produces an appearance of fatigue.

We can perform periorbital rejuvenation with and without surgery.

  • Blepharoplasty with surgery is performed using a technique called transcutaneous, we perform skin and orbicularis muscle resection, fat pad resection with closure of the orbital septum and suspension of the orbicularis muscle of the lower eyelid to the periosteum of the lower lateral canthus.
  • Blepharoplasty without surgery. It is done using two techniques:
    1. The Plasma Laser that acts by destroying the keratinocytes of the epidermis, thus causing its retraction, generating an alteration in the structure of the skin. This technique is quick and simple, it is performed in the office with local anesthesia. After finishing the area to be treated, it shows slight inflation with small millimetric scabs that will fall generally between 7 and 10 days later.
    2. The Endolift Laser .

 

It is indicated for both women and men with excess skin on the upper and lower eyelids or with wrinkles in the periocular area. Although not in all cases. After a good diagnosis, the doctor must prescribe the type of blepharoplasty that the patient needs and with which the desired objective will be achieved, improving and rejuvenating the appearance of the periocular area of ??the gaze.

With the passage of time, the earlobe loses structure and firmness, it lengthens, losing volume. Ear lobe rejuvenation is performed through infiltrations with medium or high density hyaluronic acid. The restoration of the area is immediate, since it acts as a filler and restores the volume that we have lost, achieving a projection of the area and making even the small wrinkles that give the lobe an aged appearance disappear.

It is another consequence of the aging of the earlobe in people who have worn earrings throughout their lives. This is corrected with a simple surgery, which is performed on an outpatient basis and with local anesthesia.

 

Dr. Inmaculada Matas

Graduate in  Medicine from the University of Cádiz , Diploma in Nursing from  the  University of Granada , Master in Dietetics and Nutrition from the Complutense University of Madrid. ; Master in Hair Surgery.

Master of Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Medicine from the Complutense University of Madrid.

Registered by the illustrious College of Physicians of Granada.

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