Acne scarring refers to the permanent or long-lasting marks and indentations that are left on the skin after severe or prolonged acne breakouts. When acne lesions penetrate deep into the skin, they can damage the underlying collagen and elastin fibers. As the skin tries to heal, it may produce too much or too little collagen, resulting in different types of acne scars, such as ice pick scars, boxcar scars, or rolling scars. Acne scarring can have a significant impact on a person’s self-esteem. Fortunately at the Revital Lab we offer various treatment options to help including chemical peels, medical grade skincare, and dermal fillers, all of which can help improve the appearance of acne scars and restore smoother, more even skin.
A double chin, also known as submental fat, is a common aesthetic concern that occurs when a layer of fat accumulates below the chin, creating the appearance of a second chin. It can affect people of all ages and body types.
The appearance of a double chin can be attributed to several factors including, genetics, weight gain, and aging. As we age we lose the laxity within the skin leading to sagging, irrespective of the cause for a double chin it can cause issues with self-consciousness and lost self-confidence.
At the Revital Lab we recommend fat dissolving injections as a treatment for double chins, fat dissolving injections can eliminate fat cells specifically the submental fat which contributes to the double chin. This treatment can be used in combination with dermal fillers and skin boosters to further improve the appearance of the chin and jawline.
Fat dissolving injections
Excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis, is a condition characterized by abnormal and uncontrollable sweating beyond what is necessary for temperature regulation. It can occur in specific areas of the body, such as the underarms, palms, soles of the feet, or affect the entire body. Hyperhidrosis can be caused by various factors, including overactive sweat glands, hormonal imbalances, genetics, certain medical conditions, or medications. The condition can significantly impact one’s quality of life and confidence.
Treatment options for excessive sweating include antiperspirants, medications, change in lifestyle. When these treatment options fail, the Revital Lab can assess the severity of your issue and can effectively treat this using Botulinum toxin (Botox.
Melasma is a common skin condition characterized by patches of dark, discolored skin that typically appear on the face, particularly on the cheeks, forehead, nose, and upper lip. It is more prevalent in women, especially those with darker skin tones, and can be triggered or worsened by hormonal changes, sun exposure, and certain medications. Melasma occurs due to an overproduction of melanin, the pigment responsible for skin color. While it is a benign condition, melasma can be a source of self-consciousness for many individuals. Effective management often involves a combination of sun protection, topical treatments, and professional skincare interventions.
Neck lines, also known as “Tech neck” or “neck creases,” are visible lines that form on the skin of the neck. They are a natural part of the aging process and occur due to several factors. As people age, the skin on the neck becomes thinner, loses collagen and elasticity, and experiences reduced oil production. Additionally, repetitive movements, sun exposure, and poor lifestyle habits can contribute to the development of neck lines. These factors collectively lead to a breakdown of the skin’s supportive structures, resulting in the appearance of lines and creases on the neck.
At the Revital Lab in Esher, Surrey we offer a combination of treatments can be used to both improve the skin quality and to relax the (platysma) muscle activity which arises from the chest and shoulder, over the collarbone and runs across the lower jaw and the front of the neck.
NOSE TO MOUTH LINES
Nasolabial folds, often called “smile lines” or “laugh lines,” are the deep creases that run from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth. These folds are a natural part of facial expression and develop over time due to various factors. As we age, the skin loses collagen and elastin, leading to decreased skin elasticity, we also lose volume within the midface leading to sagging of superficial fat. Repetitive facial movements, such as smiling and talking, contribute to the formation of nasolabial folds. Sun exposure, genetics, and lifestyle habits also play a role.
At the Revital Lab we can soften Nasolabial folds using a number of treatments this includes dermal filler expertly applied to the affected area as well as restoring volume within the midface which can lift the skin tissue and reduce the shadowing within the nasolabial fold.
Hyperpigmentation refers to the darkening or increased pigmentation of certain areas of the skin. It occurs when there is an overproduction or accumulation of melanin, the pigment responsible for skin color. Hyperpigmentation can manifest as dark spots, patches, or uneven skin tone, and it can be caused by various factors, including sun exposure, hormonal changes (such as during pregnancy or due to hormonal imbalances), skin inflammation or injury, certain medications, and genetics. Treating hyperpigmentation often involves the use of medical grade skincare, chemical peels, laser therapies, and diligent sun protection to reduce melanin production and promote a more even skin tone.
On going treatment and review plans may also be necessary for this condition.
Sagging skin is a natural part of ageing and is primarily due to the decline of two essential proteins: collagen and elastin. Collagen provides structural support and helps maintain skin firmness, while elastin allows the skin to snap back into place after stretching. As people age, the production of these proteins slows down, resulting in reduced skin elasticity and support. Additionally, factors like sun exposure, gravity, and lifestyle choices, such as smoking and poor diet, can contribute to the breakdown of collagen and elastin fibers.
This combination of factors leads to sagging skin, wrinkles, and a loss of youthful contours as we grow older. These processes actually start much earlier then people think usually in the early thirties and start manifesting signs by the forties.
At the Revital Lab we can actually reverse the symptoms of sagging skin through a combination of skin treatments which lift, rehydrate and boost collagen and elastin levels.
Medical Grade skincare
Smoker lines, also known as lip lines or perioral lines, are vertical wrinkles that appear on and around the lips. These lines are more commonly associated with individuals who smoke, hence the name “smoker lines.” However, they can also develop in non-smokers due to various other factors. These lines can be a common aesthetic concern as they can make a person appear older and can be difficult to conceal with makeup.
Several factors contribute to the formation of smoker lines including repeated muscle movement over time, loss of collagen and elastin, sun exposure and of course smoking
While it is challenging to completely prevent smoker lines from forming, several treatments can help minimise and in some cases completely eradicate their appearance, these include hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers and skinboosters.
Teeth grinding otherwise known as Bruxism refers to a dental condition characterized by the habitual grinding, clenching, or gnashing of teeth, typically during sleep or subconsciously throughout the day. It is a common dental problem that can lead to various complications. Bruxism often occurs due to underlying factors such as stress, anxiety, misaligned teeth, or an abnormal bite. The excessive force exerted during teeth grinding can result in tooth wear, jaw pain, headaches, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.
At the Revital Lab in Esher we treat teeth grinding using Botulinum toxin (Botox) to relax specific muscles which prohibits teeth grinding and clenching alleviating the symptoms experienced with bruxism.
Some individuals naturally have thin lips due to their genetics, in addition to this we also lose lip volume and shape as we age. Either way the lips are an important facial focal point and play a key role in how we are perceived as well as self confidence.
Lips can be a complex area with different people having different goals in mind, irrespective of this at the Revital Lab we strive to enhance lip volume and shape whilst respecting lip proportions and producing very natural yet noticeable results.
TIED EYES / DARK CIRCLES / EYE BAGS
Tired eyes or dark circles is a common concern we encounter from patients in Esher, Surrey. Ageing contributes to tired eyes through various mechanisms. As people age, the skin around the eyes becomes thinner and loses elasticity, leading to the formation of wrinkles, bags, and dark circles. The fat pads that support the eyes can also shift and cause puffiness. Age-related changes in the eye muscles and tissue can result in drooping eyelids and reduced ability to retain moisture, making the eyes look dull and fatigued.
At the Revital we can improve with the appearance of tired eyes and dark circles using tear trough dermal filler and polynucleotide treated. It’s important as always to have a thorough consultation first to determine which option is best for you.
Tear trough filler
A weak or recessive chin refers to a facial feature where the chin appears less prominent or protruding compared to the rest of the face. It is characterized by a lack of forward projection, creating an appearance of imbalance or a less defined jawline. A weak chin can be a result of genetics, where the jawbone may be less developed, or due to age-related bone loss and changes in facial structure. Whatever the cause this issue is a common concern for individuals and a source of self-consciousness.
Fortunately at the Revital Lab we can improve the projection and appearance of the chin using expert placement of dermal filler, this treatment can dramatically improve an individuals profile and facial harmony.
A heavy-set or wide jaw refers to a facial feature characterized by a prominent and square jawline. It is commonly seen in individuals with a wider and more pronounced lower face due to the structure of their jawbone and overlying Masseter muscles. Genetics play a significant role in determining the shape and size of the jaw, and this trait can be more noticeable in some people. Enlarged masseter muscles can also be caused by involuntary teeth grinding, the consequence is a more masculine jaw.
At the Revital Lab we offer muscle relaxing injections which can relax the Masseter muscles leading them to atrophy and reduce in size not only improving any teeth grinding but leading to a more slimline and feminine jawline.
WRINKLES AND FINE LINES
Wrinkles and fine lines are common and often the first sign of aging that appear on the skin’s surface both on the face and body. As people age, the skin undergoes changes such as a decrease in collagen and elastin production, which are proteins responsible for skin elasticity and firmness. These changes cause the skin to lose its ability to bounce back, resulting in the formation of wrinkles and fine lines.
Lifestyle factors, such as smoking, excessive sun exposure, and poor nutrition, can accelerate the development of wrinkles and fine lines. Repetitive facial expressions and muscle movements, like smiling, squinting, or frowning, can also contribute to the formation of wrinkles over time.
At the Revital Lab we have a number of non-surgical solutions to address fines lines and wrinkles depending upon where they occurs this includes botox, dermal filler, skinboosters, as well as medical grade skincare. When you visit us for a consultation we will assess your concerns and determine which treatment options are best for you.
Meet Dr Dhillon
Dr Raj graduated from the prestigious St Georges Medical School in 2014, through his medical career he has gained extensive experience working within both Plastic and General Surgery, and general Practice
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