Welcome to The Body Work Clinic – by Dr Nathan Holt
The main focus of Cambridge Laser Clinic is advanced medical laser treatments centred primarily within facial aesthetics. The Body Work Clinic increases our offering to encompass medical procedures from head to toe, including energy based non-surgical body contouring (Cryolipolysis / RF / HIFU / HIFEM ) chemical peels, micro-needling, skin-tox, cosmeceuticals, dermal fillers and muscle relaxing injections. The two clinics work in harmony together, offering the entire range of medical aesthetic procedures without diluting Cambridge Laser Clinic’s role as a highly specialised laser facility.
Numerous environmental and lifestyle stressors contribute to the aging process including smoking, sun exposure and environmental pollutants.
As we age, collagen degradation exceeds collagen production and our skin becomes stiffer and less elastic. When exposed to the continual movement of the underlying muscles, creases in the skin develop in the form of fine lines and wrinkles, most noticeable around the forehead, eyes and lips.
The following changes are noticeable in the aging face
- Superficial skin changes – textural imperfections, pigmentation irregularities, red blemishes and fine lines
- Superficial wrinkles – appearing only during the movement of the underlying muscles (dynamic wrinkles)
- Deeper wrinkles – present when the underlying muscles are relaxed and caused by the continual folding and creasing of the skin (wrinkles at rest)
- Sagging of skin caused by loss of deeper fat cushions and boney changes
No single procedure can address all of the above undesirable changes, but a combination approach can often significantly reduce many of the unwanted signs of aging.
The non-energy based treatment of superficial skin changes
- Skin peels – to even skin texture such as AHA, BHA and TCA peels
- Medical grade cosmeceuticals – to freshen the complexion improving skin tone and texture such as Obagi Systems.
The non-energy based treatment of lines and wrinkles
Treatment may involve filling in the wrinkles, relaxing the underlying muscles that are causing the wrinkle or a combination of these treatment methods.
- Botox – this muscle relaxing injection is used to treat dynamic wrinkles and facial lines produced by repetitive movements of the underlying muscles.
- Restylane or Juvederm – these injectable hyaluronic acid compounds are often used to fill wrinkles and skin folds around the mouth.
The treatment of sagging skin explained
Beneath the skin’s surface, the lower layers gradually lose supporting tissue and volume, which causes it to sag under gravity. Two methods are available to address this laxity and loss of shape
1. Radiofrequency (RF) and Ultrasound (HIFU) technologies to tighten loose and lax skin
2. Volumisation treatment to replenish lost supporting tissue volume
Loss of supporting tissue and volume can be addressed using an injectable hyaluronic acid volumiser that adds fullness to areas that need a little more support or enhancement. Volumisers replenish lost skin volume to regain a youthful curve to the cheeks and can be used to enhance the overall shape of your face.