Mesotherapy is a treatment Dr. Roberto Viel often recommends for those who wish to improve their skin’s radiance, firmness and vitality. It is an excellent way to achieve the subtle beauty preservation for which we all strive. It is a celebrity and industry secret – giving beautiful, glowing skin.The treatment involves multiple micro-injections of a vitamin & sometimes hyaluronic acid cocktail under the skin’s surface, which stimulates collagen production and improves the elasticity, pigmentation and texture of the skin. It replaces the essential vitamins, minerals and hyaluronic acid that is lost with lifestyle factors and ageing. Vitamin injections are injected into the face to make it look younger. The surgeon injects a mixture of vitamins, amino acids, and other medications into a selected area, just beneath the surface of the skin. These injections include conjonctyl, procaine lavoisier and placentex. Each treatment takes up to twenty minutes. If you find it uncomfortable, a local anaesthetic cream can be applied before the injections. Vitamin injections aim to replace the minerals, vitamins and amino acids that you have less of as your skin ages. By having these injections, greater concentrations of substances reach the selected area faster than oral methods. It also aims to help maintain firmness and texture, reducing lines and wrinkles. The results are not permanent, and many patients have injections every three months. For best results Dr. Roberto Viel usually combines his mesotherapy with customised micro-peels that keep the skin highly conditioned. A regular course of treatment consists of 4-5 weekly sessions, followed by 2, 3 monthly sessions. Patients love the results and attend for maintenance every 3-6 months to keep the skin refined and bright.
Pigmentation masks is a non invasive treatment designed to reduce sunspots freckles and blemishes to create a flawless even complexion. The Depigmentation Mask treatment is a brown mask that is applied by the Dr's followed by a home kit that must be applied for the following 3 months. The mask is worn by the patient for 8 hours and the patient during this time will feel almost nothing whilst the mask is on. After the mask is cleansed off with cold water, the patient can start applying the home kit cream. This is more effective then lasers for patients who live in hot countries such as Dubai because lasers can increase the risk of hyper-pigmentation if the skin is exposed to the sun. Pigmentation mask treatment influences the pigment producing process. Some of the ingredients include Kojic acid, Phytic acid, Ascorbic Acid, Titanium Dioxide and Retinyl Palmitate which help block formations of melanin (the cause of the pigmentation) by inhibiting the enzyme required in the pigmentation process. The home kit must be applied every evening for the next 3 months and we also recommend using moisturising serum as the skin can be flaky and dry. The Pigmentation mask treatment is a more gentle approach than other chemicals and laser treatments on the market, that may lead to hyperpigmentation in the future with further exposure to the sun in the UAE. The Pigmentation mask treatment effectively reduces the appearance of pigmentation, brown spots and melasma. It is also important during these 3 months that you add a sun block and moisturiser to your daily routine. In our experience, patients start seeing results after 2 – 4 weeks. As it is a more gentle and kinder approach to the skin, it will take a bit longer to show than harsher techniques available on the market.This mask is only required once but Dr Maurizio Viel and Dr Roberto Viel may advise longer use of the home care kit according to the severity of your pigmentation.
Radio Frequency Facial
While there are other fractional resurfacing options available, most help to improve one or two symtoms of ageing skin. Some are best suited for treating wrinkle while others improve texture or pigment. Fractora delivers improvements for the broadest range of symptoms of ageing skin, all with one treatment. Fractora improves wrinkles, texture, pigment irregularities, acne scars, blood vessels and redness in a single session. Radio Frequency face tightening offers improvements for ageing skin that would normally require two, or three technologies to achieve the same results.Radio Frequency face tightening is an effective procedure to slow the effects of ageing and restore your skin so you can look and feel younger. From as early as the age of twenty, skin cells turn over at a slower rate causing skin to appear dull and thinner. In addition, the skin structures responsible for keeping your skin firm (collagen and elastin), relax and become less elastic. This can cause wrinkles coupled with saggy, less radiant skin. Fractionated energy has been proven over the years to vastly improve the appearance of ageing skin. Radio Frequency face tightening uses a matrix of micro-pins to resurface the skin and provide superior results with minimal patient downtime. On the far, Radio Frequency face tightening can treat sagging skin on the entire fact or the lack of definition in some areas like the forehead, crows feet, upper eyelids, nasolabial folds, jowls, smile lines, and neck. Treatment of the body can include the arms (bingo wings), abdomen and other areas that may need contraction.Radio Frequency energy heats the skin in a controlled way to remodel deep collagen to improve the appearance of wrinkles and resurface the skin in a gentle fractional manner, to improve skin tone and texture for a more radiant appearance.The treatment takes around 30 minutes. However, if you require a topical anaesthetic, this can take an additional 40 minutes for the cream to take effect. This is used only in higher settings. Some results can be seen immediately but typically results are seen two weeks after treatment and continue up to three months after the treatment.Only trained professionals like our resident plastic surgeons, Dr Maurizio Viel and Dr Roberto Viel, can perform the treatment to ensure a safe and superior result.
Platelet Rich Plasma Mesotherapy
As we age, our faces begin to show the effects of gravity, sun exposure (especially in Dubai, UAE) and years of facial muscle movement, such as smiling, chewing and squinting. The underlying tissues that keep our skin looking youthful and plumped up begin to break down, often leaving laugh lines, smile lines, crow’s feet or facial creases over the areas where this muscle movement occurs. The facial rejuvenation using platelets is a new technique to help rejuvenate skin and regenerate the facial tissue, resulting in a smoother, more youthful-looking appearance. The platelet rejuvenation treatment works by taking a small amount of the patient’s own blood, usually between (30 – 60mls) which is then placed into a centrifuge, and spun for 15 minutes. The blood is then separated into its different components and the platelets concentrated. This platelet concentrate contains up to 9 times more platelets than your regular blood. Platelets circulate in blood and are important for the natural clotting of blood, but also for tissue regeneration and facial rejuvenation. Platelets contain growth factors, which are released when platelets are being activated. These growth factors play an important regulating role in renewing facial tissue and rejuvenating skin. The blood platelets activate the natural stem cells that exist in the facial tissue and stimulate your own skin cells to produce collagen and elastin and therefore rejuvenate the skin. The facial rejuvenation using platelets is primarily used to improve the appearance of the skin’s texture. It will help to fill out light facial wrinkles, creases and furrows, and will improve the appearance of "sunken” cheeks, skin depressions and some types of scars. For patients wanting more rejuvenation on their face, this treatment works extremely well along side lipo-fixing, which is: fat injections to the face.
Expert Application of Botox...
Facial lines are caused by the repeated use of the facial muscles in a particular manner. Facial lines form wherever we frown, squint or smile. Some people have a distinctive facial habit – raising eyebrows, using one side of the face more than the other and they will in time see a set of facial lines appear which reflect this individual habit. Regular botulinum toxin treatments help alleviate the appearance of lines. Botulinum toxin injections are a preventative treatment to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the forehead, between the brows and around the eyes. When you smile or frown, this is a result of a nerve signal from your brain to your muscles causing them to move. Botilinum toxin is a purified protein that blocks this signal from brain to the nerve endings. Injections are given to temporarily put the muscles to sleep for a period of three to six months, although the results can last longer with repeated treatments. This freezing of the muscle is always temporary and can never be permanent so botulinum toxin is sometimes called "The Hibernation Treatment” as the muscle "hibernates” for a few months. The aim is to break the habit of frowning and educate the patient in his or her facial movement so that one ‘forgets’ how to frown. Usually patients have several of these injections over a year or two until the frowning habit is broken. The positive benefits of botulinum toxin injections are that while the muscle is temporarily immobilised, the frown line is not being created or reinforced. Most patients notice that their existing frown lines do soften because the forehead is completely relaxed. Some people have a markedly lopsided face due to an overactive muscle on one side. This treatment can be used to weaken an overactive muscle thereby balancing the face.The botulinum toxin treatment take approximately 15 minutes. The surgeon will clean your skin and then small amounts of botulinum toxin will be injected into the area to be treated. He will ask you to frown, this is so he can see the exact pattern of the forehead and frown movements in the individual patient. The injections are slightly uncomfortable. Afterwards you may have some tiny red marks where the needle was inserted, these may last up to 24 hours. The effects of the botulinum toxin gradually takes effect over a week to ten days. After two weeks the muscle will completely ‘sleep’. It must be emphasised that the injection is intended to make it difficult to frown, we all frown subconsciously, this treatment prevents inadvertent frowning. The substance that is injected is botulinum toxin. The substance cannot cause any permanent damage or travel inside the body because it attaches itself to the muscle and cannot migrate from there. The injection technique that is used ensures that the substance cannot pass into the bloodstream.
...And Dermal Fillers
A non-surgical procedure which can reduce facial lines is achieved by using new and different dermal filler materials which are not permanent and made from hyaluronic acid. Collagen, which occurs naturally throughout the body breaks down as a result of the natural ageing process and results in the appearance of fine lines. As we age, our faces begin to show the effects of gravity, sun exposure and years of facial muscle movement, such as smiling, chewing and squinting. The underlying tissues that keep our skin looking youthful and plumped up begin to break down, often leaving laugh lines, smile lines, crow’s feet or facial creases over the areas where this muscle movement occursSoft-tissue dermal fillers made from hyaluronic acid can help fill in these lines and creases, temporarily restoring a smoother, more youthful-looking appearance. When injected beneath the skin, these fillers plump up creased and sunken areas of the face. They can also be used for lip enhancement and to add fullness to the cheeks and for a chin implant. Injectable fillers are primarily used to improve the appearance of the skin’s texture. They can help fill out deep facial wrinkles, creases and furrows, "sunken” cheeks, skin depressions and some types of scars. They can also be used to add a fuller, more sensuous look to the lips and for lip enhancement.Injectables are usually not sufficient for severe surface wrinkles on the face, such as multiple vertical "lipstick lines” that sometimes form around the mouth. Instead, your cosmetic surgeon may suggest a resurfacing technique, such as chemical peel. Rather than filling in facial lines, resurfacing methods strip away the outer layers of the skin to produce a smoother appearance. Deep folds in the face or brow caused by overactive muscles or by loose skin may be more effectively treated with cosmetic surgery, such as a facelift or browlift. Injectables are sometimes used in conjunction with facial surgery procedures however, injectables alone cannot change facial contour the way surgery can.
About the Doctors
Dr. Roberto is based in the Harley Street clinic in London, UK. He obtained his medical degree at the University of Milan, Italy, and finished his studies in aesthetic plastic surgery in London, UK. He has been practicing as a plastic surgeon on Harley Street, with his twin brother, Dr Maurizio Viel since 1990. Dr Roberto is a speaker at international aesthetic congresses as he is one of the world’s most recognised plastic surgeons and beauty specialist and is co-author of the sold out ‘The Viel’s Beauty Bible’. For more than 20 years, the twin brothers have been responsible for pioneering and introducing most of the plastic surgery procedures that are available today making them sought after not only by patients but by medical corporations to help train other surgeons and doctors globally.
Dr. Maurizio and Dr. Roberto were among the first surgeons to introduce into the market the highly demanded Vaser liposuction procedure used all over the world; and they also pioneered techniques for the penoplasty procedure in Europe and Middle East; and they have also been at the forefront of breast augmentation procedures and facial rejuvenation. Always striving to offer patients the best and latest procedures but reducing downtime and discomfort, Dr. Viel has always pushed boundaries for patient care but with the best possible natural results.