REClinic | Non-surgical facelift - an instantly fresher you

Non-surgical facelift - an instantly fresher you

By Dr Martina Pirklova Wood
Dip Imp Dent RCS (Eng) PGCert ANSI. Level 7 Certificate in Injectable Aesthetic Non-Surgical Interventions

I always think the success of our treatments can be measured best by the way our patients feel afterward. Whether it’s the day of the treatment, or a few weeks later, the impact it’s had on them and their confidence is what really makes a difference.

I’m delighted that one of my patients, Gillian, has offered to share her thoughts about undergoing a dermal filler procedure, and even filmed a video diary along the way to help provide a step-by-step account of her experience. Gillian originally came to see me as she wanted Botox treatment to improve her eyelids, which she felt were hooded.

Gillian’s Story

"I’m 55 and I work in a very young industry, customer-facing all the time. I feel really young and enthusiastic inside, but I just felt my face wasn’t really reflecting that. As I got older, I noticed that I had hooded eyelids and felt my face was falling.

The Botox injections around my eyebrows and forehead really helped to freshen up that part of my face. Over time, as I got used to the Botox results and how amazing they were, I thought now it’s time to take a look at the rest. My skin was looking tired and I didn’t like what I was seeing in the mirror.

A surgical facelift to me is super trauma, lots of downtime, and considerations about how to live life before and after surgery. I wasn’t ready to put myself through that, I wanted something that was going to be instant without that downtime.

I had supreme confidence in you from the Botox experience. The day before I felt super excited, not nervous because we’d had a really good conversation. When I look at your credentials and the work that you’re doing, I knew I was in good hands."

A holistic approach

As we age, we naturally lose some of the volume in our faces. Those fat tissue cushions that provide the structure and definition begin to shrink and fall to the lower facial areas. This is why we get hollows, flattened cheeks, and sagging. This all contributes to the appearance of tired eyes and a general heaviness to the lower face, with creasing and lines appearing.

These are typical concerns for many of my patients who often come to me asking for fillers, particularly in the lines between their nose and mouth. However, understanding why these problem areas appear means that our approach is much more holistic, we look at the issue as part of a whole, not an isolated area. Injecting fillers into one area will not be as successful as going to the root of the problem and first addressing the volume that’s been lost higher up.

Our treatment needs to begin with restoring that lost volume in the mid-section of the face before we concentrate on more specific areas such as the jawline or lines around the nose and mouth. In Gillian’s case, I initially treated the mid-section of her face with dermal filler and once the volume had improved quite significantly it meant there was a lot less work to do around her jawline.

Find out more about non-surgical facelifts

Highlights from the video diary

On the day: This is the most instantaneous, impactful beauty treatment I have ever had. Martina was amazing, incredibly professional, and talked me through every step of the process.

I’m completely blown away by the results, but I’m also completely blown away by Martina. She knows everything there is to know about this whole process, about injectables, the technology, and the history of it.

The day after: I’ve got no bruising, so her skill in doing that yesterday is just superb. I was expecting to see a few marks on my face, but there’s no swelling or bruising. I have had zero downtime. We’ve got horses and I’ve been mucking them out, been on my spin bike, just carried on as normal.

Watch Gillian's video diary.

Worth the investment
"I would recommend this treatment in a heartbeat. I was so blown away with how instant it was. Within days I was looking at myself on Zoom calls and losing concentration as I was thinking ‘Wow, look at my face.’ The week before I felt old and tired on those calls, a week after the change was seriously noticeable, it looked natural, so I was still me, just really fresh and youthful.

Martina said the treatment would give my skin a moisture boost, but I feel like I’ve just had the best facial in the world. My skin feels amazing now.

The results have been amazing, the compliments have been even better. People have been commenting on just how fresh my face is looking and I had no side effects at all. It was absolutely worth the investment."

Where is REclinic?

Our clinic is located in a stunning barn, with gorgeous interiors and a relaxed vibe.

We are just outside Bicester, in the beautiful village of Stratton Audley, our clinic is a short drive from the M40. Our patients travel from neighboring Brackley, Banbury, Oxford, and Witney as well as further afield from Buckinghamshire, Warwickshire, and London.

Wherever you are, we would love to help you get the perfect results you’re after.

Interested to find out more?

If Gillian’s story has inspired you, then we’d love to talk you through our treatments and how they could work for you. Please get in touch for a free consultation.

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