Silhouette Lift™ is an FDA approved minimally invasive technique used to lift and tighten sagging tissue in the mid to lower face. Silhouette Lift can also be used to tighten sagging skin on the neck and face.
How Does Silhouette Lift™ Work? Silhouette Lift™ uses a new type of suspension sutures developed specifically for the procedure. The Silhouette Sutures™ offer significantly greater lift thanks to their unique bio-resorbable cones.The Silhouette Sutures are made of a non-absorbable polypropylene strand, which holds several flexible, absorbable hollow cones. These cones allow tissue growth inside and around the hollow cones, creating a much stronger anchoring mechanism compared to traditional sutures.One of the most unique features of the Silhouette Sutures is their ability to be retightened after a few years to provide extended longevity to the face lift.
ABOUT THE PROCEDURE
Silhouette Lift is an outpatient procedure performed under local anesthesia. You will remain awake and alert during the procedure, but will be unaware of any pain. The procedure takes about one hour. You will be able to leave immediately following the procedure.
The first step in the Silhouette Lift procedure is to administer a local anesthesia. You will remain awake, yet relaxed and unaware of any pain or discomfort.
A tiny incision will be made in the temporal region (in front of the ear) just above the hair line. In the case of a neck lift, the incision will be made behind the ear.
Using a special device, the Silhouette Sutures™ are inserted into predetermined locations on the mid to lower face. Depending on the desired lift, one or several sutures will be inserted.
The Silhouette Sutures are pulled tight to give the desired lift and anchored in the temporal region.The incision is closed using fine sutures. In most cases no dressings are necessary. The physician will review any special care instructions.
SILHOUETTE LIFT POST-OP
The entire procedure takes about one hour. You will be able to leave the office immediately. The most common side effect reported is temporary soreness in the incision site. You can return to normal activities in two days.
SILHOUETTE LIFT RESULTS
The results of Silhouette Lift are immediate. Right away, you will notice improved fullness in the face with greater definition in the contours of the face and jaw.Silhouette Lift has proven to last three to four years in most patients. A quick, outpatient maintenance procedure can help to extend these results for an additional three to four years.Silhouette Lift™ is an exciting new procedure that offers significant lift without invasive surgery. Ideal for both men and women, Silhouette Lift offers immediate results to help you look younger and fresher.
HOW SILHOUETTE LIFT™ COMPARES TO OTHER PROCEDURES
Silhouette Lift™ vs. Injectables
Injectable treatments such hyalouronic fillers offer temporary relief from signs of aging. Though some may last up to a year, regular treatment is needed to maintain the results.Silhouette Lift lasts up to 4 years, giving a more permanent improvement. With Silhouette Lift, there is no risk of allergic reaction or rejection . Silhouette Lift uses bio-compatible sutures that are FDA approved in the United States and CE marked in Europe for safety and effectiveness.
Silhouette Lift™ vs. Traditional Facelift
Although Silhouette Lift doesn’t replace a traditional facelift for those who truly need it, it can delay a facelift for many years. Silhouette Lift offers a number of benefits compared to a traditional facelift including:
- In-office procedure under local anesthesia vs. hospital setting with general anesthesia
- More affordable – Silhouette Lift is a fraction of the cost of traditional facelift
- Less downtime – Return to normal activities in 2 – 4 days
- Immediate results
- Quicker recovery – Full results in a week
Thread lift is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that helps to lift face and neck skin, reduce wrinkles and give tightening effect. Thread lifting procedure is effective for mild correction of sagging skin. For severe and moderate cases, the surgical Face Lift procedure will be required.
Dr. Skarparis uses specialised PDO threads which are introduced into the skin with a very fine needle to lift tissue and muscle and improve skin texture. The threads are naturally absorbed by the body in six to eight months, however, the effect of the treatment can last for up to two years.
Fat transfer have been used to fill facial flaws such as hollowed cheeks and sunken eyes or indented scars. Today, fat transfer is used to augment many other areas of the body, including the buttocks, calf muscles, breasts, hands. Fat transfer is considered the traditional method for surgically rounding out the edges of a small localized area of the body as compared to the body implant approach in which implants are used to produce a more shapely appearance required by a larger area of the body. The beauty of a fat transfer is that the materials used to augment the desired body part are your own fat cells. This makes the procedure unquestionably bio-compatible and non-allergenic. Also, a body fat transfer feels more natural than a body implant. The goal of the procedure is to improve the appearance of the localized body-part area that needs improvement.
A percentage of the injected fat is absorbed (around 40-50 percent) so patients may require more than one treatment to achieve the best results. Each time the procedure is repeated, more fat is accumulated in the treated area. This tends to offer longer-lasting results, even lifetime results.
IS FAT TRANSFER RIGHT FOR ME?
Exercise is the best way to improve the appearance of your body; however, aging and genetics may make workout programs unrealistic for certain small areas of the body. Genetically, fat may be unevenly distributed causing disproportional features. Patients in their mid 30’s to 70’s who have lost volume in a specific body area may benefit from fat transfers. Realistic expectations are extremely important in the decision for a fat transfer.
The Fat Transfer Procedure
The procedure is often performed under “twilight sedation,” which includes a combination of medications that make you feel sleepy and numbed, but awake. The procedure may be performed also under general anesthesia. The procedure varies depending upon the technique and the area to be treated. The most commonly treated locations are the face, buttocks, breast, calf, and hand (for rejuvenation the fat cells are processed and purified on). Fine canullas are used to harvest and transfer the fat cells at the recipient areas. The fat cells are processed and purified before the re-injection. It takes three to four days for the first capillaries in the body to reach the transplanted fat cells. Unfortunately, during those three to four days, up to 40-50 percent of the transferred fat cells will die. For this reason, Dr. Skarparis will overfill the treated area to allow for the dissipation of transferred fat cells. Since many of the transferred fat cells may eventually be reabsorbed in the body, the results may be unpredictable. The results of fat transfers may last for many years. Many cases result in the transfer lasting a lifetime. Each time the procedure is repeated, more fat is accumulated in the treated area. This tends to offer longer-lasting results.
After Fat Transfer Surgery
Dr. Andreas Skarparis will instruct you about the postoperative care. There is typically swelling and some bruising. The swelling may last for several weeks. However, bruising will subside within a few days. Discomfort can be managed with oral medications. Normal activities can often be resumed almost immediately, except that you are advised to stay out of the sun. Patients should notice a marked improvement after the procedure. However, final results may not be evident for several months or longer.
Complications and Risks
Complications are possible with any medical procedure, but complications from fat transfers are infrequent. The most common, but infrequent, complications of fat transfers include uneven skin texture and infection. If fat is injected into two or more areas, patients may have asymmetry whereby the fat appears uneven in different areas. Treatment for complications can range from oral medications to surgical intervention, depending upon the extent of the complication. Following the doctor’s instructions before and after the procedure can reduce the risk of complications.
Alexandrite laser hair removal is a safe, fast, and more effective procedure to eliminate unwanted hair than electrolysis, waxing, shaving or tweezing. The primary principle behind laser hair removal is selective photothermolysis. This means that the laser selectively heats the area that causes hair growth (the follicle), with little or no damage to the surrounding skin. Alexandrite laser hair removal works on individual hair follicles during their growth cycle to deliver consistent, lasting results regardless of skin color or body area. Few sessions of laser treatments (within a time period apart) are required to eliminate unwanted hair. With the latest laser device (Candela Alexandrite GentleLaser Pro) hair removal is a painless procedure. The number of treatments that are required depends on the skin colour and hair colour.
Before the laser hair removal session your hair must be 2-3 mm long. The therapist scans the entire area with the laser. Thanks to the two cooling systems, laser treatment is practically painless and easy. Sessions must be repeated every month. Usually 5-6 sessions are required for the completion of hair removal. A temporary redness might appear at the end of the session, which will subside in a few hours or days. Our team will recommend the use of moisturizer creams which should be applied after the laser treatment. The following days after hair removal patients should apply a sun screen on the treated area. The new Candela GentleLase Pro hair removal offers more options and variable pulse duration. Laser hair removal is safer even during the summer months and on slightly tanned skins.
LASER HAIR REMOVAL AND REPEAT SESSIONS
Candela Alexandrite laser hair removal does not require a repeat session after treatment, however if you still have hair on some areas, you can book your repeat session within 10 days. Our practitioner will examine you and will repeat the treatment on the areas that still have hair.
Botox injection is the most commonly performed cosmetic procedure. When you smile, laugh, frown, you contract the muscles of your face. Over time, these contractions produce permanent furrows and deep wrinkles in the skin, especially around the eyes (crow’s feet), mouth (marionette lines), between the eyebrows and on the forehead. These wrinkles can make you look older, sad, angry, or tired. Botox is a therapeutic muscle-relaxing agent approved by the FDA for several different uses. When used for cosmetic purposes, it is a quick, safe, and effective way to reduce or eliminate facial wrinkles without surgery and with little to no downtime and discomfort. With the help of Botox, Dr. Andreas Skarparis can give your face a younger, fresher, and rejuvenated look.
BOTOX FOR THE TREATMENT OF HYPERHIDROSIS
Botox neurotoxin treatment helps control the symptoms of severe underarm sweating, excessive sweating of the hands and feet when topical medicines do not work well enough by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When the sweat glands don’t receive chemical signals, the severe sweating stops. Botox injections are expected to temporarily stop the production of excessive sweat in the treated areas only. Sweat continues to be produced elsewhere.
WHERE DOES THE SWEAT GO?
Your sweat doesn’t go anywhere or get backed up because the sweat simply is not produced in the areas treated with Botox. Remember, the rest of your body is free to produce moisture normally.
Dermapen is a sterile micro-needling device that creates small, micro-skin channels in oder to inject hyaluronic acid, vitamins, minerals and amino acids directly into middle layer of skin. This mesotherapy treatment stimulates the skin’s natural ability to heal itself and increase the production of new collagen – which is the formation of strong, insoluble fibers that serve as connective tissue between cells.
WHAT CONDITIONS DOES DERMAPEN TREAT?
- Stretch marks
- Acne scarring
- Skin tone
- Fine lines
- Loose skin
- Large pores
At our center PRP Facial Therapy can be applied via Dermapen micro-needling device. During the minimally-invasive mesotherapy treatment, a device covered with sterile tiny needles is used to cause “micro-injury” that boosts collagen production and helps Platelet-Rich Plasma reach the desired depth.
Fillers, such as Juvéderm™ and Restylane®, are safe, effective, FDA-approved injectable gels that gently smooth away moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, and restores volume and contour to the skin of the face. Both are made of hyaluronic acid (HA), a natural, biocompatible, water-binding gel that is found throughout your body. Since it is not of animal or human origin there is no risk of allergic reactions to HA. Facial fillers are designed to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, sculpt lips, and shape facial various contour irregularities. They are especially effective around the nasolabial folds (deep furrows from the root of the nose to the angle of your mouth), and the glabellar lines (between the eyebrows) and generally where there are static (permanent) wrinkles at the face. With minimal patient downtime and discomfort, the results are immediate and natural-looking.
Hyaluronic acids for tissue augmentation (Juvéderm Voluma, Restylane SubQ) are designed and used to restore the lost volume of the face and bring back your youthful beauty, vitality and attractiveness, lost with the process of aging. The hyaluronic acid filler is injected into the specific fat buttress regions of the face. The procedure restores the three dimensional structure of the soft tissue fat pads of the facial structures without surgery or the associated down time of a outpatient surgical facelift. The results are amazing as the procedures restores and fills the loss of the youthful appearance of the skin and “fullness of youth”. A youthful face has a series of attractive convexities and corresponding concavities, fullness of the brows, cheeks and jaw line that we define as attractive. The youthful and attractive face is supported by deep buttresses of fat that lift and support the overlying skin and soft tissue, lending the contours of youth and beauty. This procedure is a simple and natural way to obtain these desired results as an outpatient procedure.
The duration of your injectable lift effect will vary depending upon the product used. With the newer products available you can expect the effects to last from one to two years. The decision on the fillers use is typically done during the consultation with Dr. Andreas Skarparis. This procedure will require “maintenance” to maintain the natural youthful appearance you desire. Cheek and chin augmentation are very frequent procedures performed with the use of facial fillers when surgery is not wanted.
Restylane injectable products can help to gradually improve your skin’s condition, increasing elasticity, and reducing fine lines and imperfections. A refreshed look can be achieved with Restylane Skinboosters treatments.
Feel the difference in your skin. Do you wish for skin with a radiance and smoothness that you will see, feel and love? Restylane Skinboosters will make you feel great about your skin again. After a few treatments, as advised by Dr. Andreas Skarparis you’ll find that your skin will become smoother, more radiant, and more elastic. The skin of your face, hands, neck and décolletage can be improved.
CLATUU 360° FAT FREEZING
The Clatuu 360° Fat Freezing device uses the latest technology and innovations in Cryo-Fat Lipolysis ( 360° degrees fat freezing ) to deliver amazing results and efficient treatment in comparison with other fat freezing devices. As fat cells are exposed to cold they can be selectively and permanently destroyed. The sub-zero temperatures ( -9 degrees ) cause the fat cells to die. The cells are then absorbed and they are flushed away by the body over the next 2-3 months leaving the patient slimmer. It’s suitable for patients with topical fat. Usually 1-2 treatments are enough to achieve the desired result.
The treatment is comfortable, there is no pain throughout the treatment. After the completion of treatment the patient may feel discomfort or minor pain at the treated area that lasts for few minutes, as the treated area starts to warm up. A 30-40 percent reduction of the treated area is achievable from the first treatment. Dr. Andreas Skarparis will evaluate the areas that needs to be treated and design the treatment to the individual, so you can have maximum result in body contouring. With the Clatuu 360° Fat Freezing technology you can improve your body without surgery. Is a permanent solution for the areas with stubborn fat you can not loose with diet. This treatment is the alternative to liposuction.
Erbium-YAG Fractional Laser is an effective treatment for improving the overall appearance of skin on the face, neck, chest, back and hands.
HOW IT WORKS
Erbium-YAG Fractional Laser uses a laser micro-beam to treat thousands of pinpoint areas on the skin. Healing time is relatively short and down time less than that of deeper skin resurfacing. It creates an ablative and thermal effect which stimulates the skin to produce collagen; while tightening and improving texture, smoothing out wrinkles, lines, scars and other irregularities. Healing time is usually 3-5 days. Noticeable results are often achieved in as little as a single treatment. For optimal results you may require between 1-3 treatments, spaced 3-6 weeks apart, depending on your skin condition and desired results.
ERBIUM-YAG FRACTIONAL LASER CAN BE USED TO IMPROVE A WIDE VARIETY OF SKIN CONDITIONS INCLUDING:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scarring
- Skin laxity
- Sun damaged skin
- Skin texture
- Large open pores
The Platelet Rich Plasma therapy is a treatment modality that has been in many medical specialties to promote tissue healing and regeneration. It Is used in orthopedics to promote bone and tendon repair, in oral surgery, for repair of damaged cardiac muscle and in plastic surgery for wounds repair. PRP is the latest technology in anti-aging rejuvenation. Is using one’s own blood product, plasma, which is rich in platelets, to stimulate collagen. Platelets contain bioactive proteins that replace, repair and regenerate tissue. These proteins release growth factors, which trigger Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) to initiate collagen stimulation and growth.
A small amount of the patient’s blood is drawn and centrifuged to extract the Platelet Rich Plasma. The end result being two products: the concentrated plasma/platelets and the red/white blood cells. The plasma/platelet product is then injected into the area we want to treat and activate. During activation the platelets release the bioactive proteins. When PRP is injected into the compromised area it causes a mild inflammation that signals healing. As the platelets organize they release enzymes to promote tissue responses that attract stem cells to repair the damaged area. The result is new collagen.
THE BENEFITS OF PLATELET RICH PLASMA THERAPY ARE:
- No synthetic product – the product is your body’s own tissue. No possibility of rejection.
- Natural results – improved skin texture, diminished lines and wrinkles, increased volume due to improved collagen and elastin, decreases dermal scarring.
- Crepe skin around the eyes, neck and décolletage is tightened.
- Minimal downtime and short recovery period.
- No sedation required, only slight discomfort during treatment.
SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE:
- Pain and/or itching at the injection site.
- Bruising and redness of the skin.
PRP FOR COSMETIC PURPOSES IS SAFE FOR MOST INDIVIDUALS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 21-80, HOWEVER THOSE WITH THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE NOT CONSIDERED CANDIDATES FOR PRP:
- Acute and chronic infections
- Skin diseases
- Cancer and chemotherapy
- Severe metabolic and systemic disorders
- Blood disorders
PRP Facial Therapy with the use of Dermapen micro-needling device can give you a more youthful, glowing look. It can improve the texture of your skin, treat wrinkles, scars and acne scars, fine lines, loose skin, large pores and discoloration.
PRP treatment can be used for the treatment of hair loss as well.
PRP HAIR LOSS TREATMENT
The hair loss treatment PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is an innovative method for the treatment of hair loss in men and women. It is based on the Platelet Rich Plasma which is directly injected in the areas of the scalp showing dilution.
As a method, the PRP is highly effective both as a hair loss treatment and as a treatment to aid hair transplantation. However the method is not appropriate in areas where there is no presence of follicles.
When implemented as a hair loss treatment, PRP is able to reactivate the impaired hair follicles that do not operate properly in order to provide invigorated hair larger in diameter and length.
IN WHICH CASES DO WE IMPLEMENT PRP?
PRP treatment is applied to men and women who suffer from hair loss at early or advanced stages:
- For the treatment of Androgenetic Alopecia
- As a supportive treatment to Hair Transplantation
- For the treatment of hair loss of various causes
- To prevent hair loss
THE RESULTS OF PRP TREATMENT
The results from the application of hair loss treatment with PRP are encouraging both in the quality and quantity of hair.
At our center we use several types of chemical peels in order to improve the appearance of skin on the face, neck and hands areas.
WHAT CONDITIONS DOES CHEMICAL PEELS CAN TREAT?
- Acne scars
- Aging skin
- Crow’s feet
- Sun damaged skin
- Sagging skin
Chemical peel is a non-invasive treatment that removes the upper layer of damaged skin and encourages skin cell regeneration. The formulation of the chemical peel solution depends on the needs of the individual patient.
LPG is rejuvenating and anti-cellulite device that effectively treats face and body.
LPG ENDERMOLOGIE (Lipomassage)
Skin firming and anti-cellulite treatment for the body. LPG Endermologie is non-invasive treatment and helps men and women to keep the skin firm and get rid of cellulite.
LPG Endermologie is great post Liposuction treatment. It helps to minimize postoperative pain and stiffness and improve fluids mobilization.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS DO I NEED?
2 treatments per week are needed in order to achieve better results. Total amount of treatments depend on each case, however we offer two types of LPG Endermologie packages that are 10 and 20 treatments.
LPG Endermolift is anti-aging treatment for face, eyes, lips, décolleté and hands. It is an effective method of facial rejuvenation, using anti-aging cellular stimulation.
It is highly recommended that a patient has a few sessions after a Facelift, Blepharoplasty or another facial surgical procedure. LPG Endermolift reduces postoperative edema and other complications.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS DO I NEED?
The same as in anti-cellulite treatment, Endermolift requires 2 treatments per week and total amount of treatments depend on each case.
Because our hands receive so much exposure, it is one of the first places to start showing visible signs of aging. Natural aging, and exposure to sunlight, causes this appearance. The more common visible signs of aging include darkened spots (age spots). A loss of fatty tissue also occurs, making our hands look bony. Hand rejuvenation treatments can help restore the hands to a more youthful appearance. Various treatment options are available, so one treatment or a combination can be used to help achieve a look that patients desire.
There are various types of hand rejuvenation treatments. All of these options possess their own set of risks, benefits, costs, and techniques. The most common include:
Chemical Peels: When these chemicals are applied to the skin, it causes age spots to disappear while tissue appears less transparent.
Laser Skin Resurfacing: Through short bursts of laser light, unsightly veins and dark “age” spots are gently removed from the skin.
HYALURONIC ACID FILLERS
When these fillers are injected into the hands they can plump up the skin and give it a more youthful appearance.
Fat can be transferred to a skeletonized looking hands and give a more full and youthful appearance. The fat harvest and transfer technique is the same as elsewhere at the body. Is a procedure that is performed under local anesthesia with minimal downtime.