Treatments you didn't know about...
At Woodlands, we pride ourselves on being a “hub” for all things beauty; whether you want your nails painted, an amazing massage or something to keep wrinkles at bay, we’ve got it all! However, sometimes we wonder if our clients know just how many treatments are actually available, and what they all do. We know that you’re familiar with Shellac, spray tanning and waxing. You may even have know about Botox and lip enhancement. But what about those lesser-known, slightly more “unusual” treatments? We thought we’d put together a run down of some of the less common procedures we’ve got on offer, to make sure that you’re not missing out on any of them!
Sclerotherapy, or microsclerotherapy, is a medical treatment for targeting those annoying little thread veins that sometimes appear on the legs. Using a very fine needle, we inject a special sclerosing agent directly into the blood vessel itself, which causes the vessel to break down and disappear. Patients generally require a course of treatments in order to ensure that the thread veins are completely gone. The number of treatments required will vary depending on how many thread veins there are.
This is an injectable skin treatment designed to improve skin laxity. Profhilo contains hyaluronic acid, which is an ingredient found in many dermal fillers, however it is not actually a dermal filler and instead hydrates the skin while also stimulating the production of collagen and elastin. It is a great treatment to use in areas that are normally difficult to treat, such as the hands, neck, temples and forehead. For best results, we recommend two treatment sessions, with an interval of one month between them. Results can last up to six months.
DesoFace and DesoBody are two specially formulated products for fat reduction. They contain deoxycholic acid, which breaks down fat cells, and they are injected directly into the area of concern. Intralipotherapy is especially effective on those stubborn pockets of fat that just won’t seem to shift, regardless of diet and exercise. Results are visible from the first treatment, but a number of treatments is recommended. We have seen amazing results with this treatment and have used it to improve the appearance of double chins, stomachs, buttocks, upper arms and thighs.
Venus Freeze Plus
Our newest treatment at Woodlands, Venus Freeze Plus is an innovative new machine for skin tightening. It uses a combination of Multi Polar Radiofrequency and Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields to gently heat the deeper layer of the skin. By heating the skin at a deeper layer, we stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin fibres, which plump and tighten the skin. The machine is specially designed to ensure that the skin is heated at a uniformly and also uses a special sensor to carefully monitor the temperature of the patient’s skin, which ensures that they remain comfortable at all times. Venus Freeze Plus can dramatically improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the face, as well as sagging skin all over the body, including common problem areas such as the arms, stomach and knees. A course of approximately 6-8 treatments is recommended.
One of the most difficult areas to treat without surgery, is the eye area. As we age, the skin around the eyes often sags and droops, with many people resorting to blepharoplasty, or an “eye lift”, where the excess sagging skin is literally cut away.
At Woodlands, the Plasma treatment is a great alternative to the invasive blepharoplasty surgery. It uses a small pen-like device, with a fine probe which sublimates the skin. When the skin is sublimated, it contracts, which results in much tighter skin around the eye area. Plasma can also be used to target skin lesions, scarring and fine lines and wrinkles, such as those around the lower face and lips. There is some downtime associated with a Plasma treatment, as the skin can swell and is also left covered in tiny brown dots, which usually heal after a few days. Patients will see an improvement after one session, but depending on the condition of the area being treated, more than one Plasma procedure may be required.