Shh! Anti-agers no one but you need know about: Can I plump up my face without resorting to Botox?
- Anonymous reader, 49, asked for advice on restoring plumpness in her face
- Inge van Lotringen recommended a treatment involving liquid hyaluronic acid
- British beauty expert said results of ‘injectable moisturiser’ last up to six months
Q I feel my skin is getting thinner and drier with age (I’m 49), making me look gaunt. Now that clinics are open, I want to invest in a treatment to get some of its spring and plumpness back — but without shooting my face full of Botox. What can you recommend?
A Yes, I’m all about ‘injectable moisturiser’ — treatments that involve shooting liquid hyaluronic acid (a hydrating substance that’s naturally present in our bodies) into the skin’s deeper layers.
An anonymous reader, 49, asked for advice on restoring plumpness in her face without using Botox (file image)
They create a reservoir of moisture that lasts up to six months, very subtly adding density and luminosity and basically keeping the slow progress of slackness and dryness at bay. Dr Wassim Taktouk (drwassimtaktouk.com) favours Teosyal Redensity-1, a version of this protocol that adds a cocktail of vitamins and amino acids to the hyaluronic acid, so it delivers collagen-boosting nutrients to boot.
He administers 100-plus individual injections — after applying numbing cream, so it won’t hurt. You will look like a bee-stung alien from outer space for 24 hours. And you will have to do it twice more, spaced three weeks apart, but you’ll end up juicier, fresher and with considerably fewer fine lines.
Single-treatment top-ups every six to nine months are advised. A three-session course is £1,050 with Dr Taktouk, and starts at £600 around the UK (email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Inge van Lotringen (pictured) recommended a treatment involving liquid hyaluronic acid that lasts up to six months
Email your questions to Ingeborg van Lotringen, author of Great Skin, at email@example.com.
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