Shh! Anti-Agers No One But You Should Know About: Can I Fill My Face Without Resorting to Botox?
- Reader Anonymous, 49, asked for advice on how to fix the plumpness in her face
- Inge van Lotringen recommended a treatment with liquid hyaluronic acid
- The British beauty expert said the results of ‘injectable moisturizer’ last for up to six months
Q I feel my skin is getting thinner and drier with age (I’m 49), which makes me look skinny. Now that the clinics are open, I want to invest in a treatment to get some of the bounce and plump back – but without blasting my face full of Botox. What can you recommend?
A Yes, it is all about ‘injectable moisturisers’ – treatments where liquid hyaluronic acid (a moisturizing substance naturally present in our body) is injected into the deeper layers of the skin.
An anonymous reader, 49, asked for advice on how to restore the plumpness in her face without using Botox (file image)
They create a moisture reservoir that lasts up to six months, subtly adding density and clarity and basically keeping the slow progression of limp and dryness at bay. Dr. Wassim Taktouk (drwassimtaktouk.com) advocates Teosyal Redensity-1, a version of this protocol that adds a cocktail of vitamins and amino acids to the hyaluronic acid so that it also provides collagen-boosting nutrients.
He administers more than 100 individual injections – after applying anesthetic cream, so that it does not hurt. You look like an alien with a bee sting from space for 24 hours. And you’ll have to do it twice more, three weeks apart, but you’ll end up juicier, fresher, and with significantly less fine lines.
A single treatment every six to nine months is recommended. A three session course costs £ 1,050 from Dr. Taktouk and starts at £ 600 in the UK (email email@example.com).
Inge van Lotringen (photo) recommended a treatment with liquid hyaluronic acid that lasts for up to six months
Email your questions to Ingeborg van Lotringen, author of Great Skin, op Inge@dailymail.co.uk.