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12.10.20 (Updated 14.03.22)
Are you worried about wrinkles and aware of the presence of fine lines every time you look in the mirror? Perhaps you, like so many others, are looking for the best way to tighten your skin to improve your appearance whether by using fillers or something else.
If you’re wondering whether to get fillers, read this first. In this article we discuss what exactly injectables are and how they work, what the best alternatives are, why you should consider an at-home laser instead, and why - when it comes down to it - laser is almost always the best option for tackling ageing skin.
The most popular filler used in clinics is an injectable substance designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It works by temporarily paralyzing the muscles, and reducing the appearance of facial wrinkles.
It is considered invasive as needles are used to inject the chemicals. Whilst fillers have generally been approved by several regulatory bodies around the world as being a safe treatment for fine lines and wrinkles, its effects are short-lived and can come with a host of side-effects.
With muscle freezing you may experience one or more of the following side-effects:
There are many recognised avenues to facial rejuvenation but most involve the controlled delivery of a toxin, intentional injury to the skin’s tissue or the insertion of a volumiser or filler under the skin’s layers.
The lost popular fillers work by paralyzing specific facial muscles thereby masking the creases that facial expressiveness reveal. As we know, facial expressiveness is a crucial means of communication and social interaction the lack of which is perceived as socially incongruent. In addition, there is evidence that our facial expressions actually provide feedback to our brain that, in turn, influences our mood. In the long term, facial muscle atrophy can have a deleterious effect on the support of the overlying tissues. These are just some of the downsides to selective facial paralysis.
Furthermore, when administered recklessly or incorrectly, muscle freezing can cause botulism. Botulism is a rare and potentially fatal illness that is characterised by weakness, fatigue, blurred vision, and trouble speaking.
Controlled tissue injury produced by dermabrasion and microneedling can be painful and carry with them a significant risk of scarring, dyspigmentation and secondary bacterial or viral skin infections.
Finally, volumisers - also known as fillers -, require a very carefully controlled volume of the correct filler to be placed in a precise anatomic location and complications are frequent and sometimes difficult to reverse.
Unlike fillers and other invasive cosmetic treatments such as micro needling, LYMA’s clinic-grade technology is the first to transform skin without the use of toxins, without inflicting cellular damage, and without blocking physiological functions. Over time, the laser’s unique photobiomodulation restores cell function and actually reverses the skin ageing process. The results are long-lasting and profound. The LYMA Laser is a world first.
Our laser actually rejuvenates the skin, making the skin look and feel younger but without masking facial expressiveness, inducing a tissue injury or introducing a volumizing substance. It does this by exploiting the body’s own potential for tissue repair and regeneration. This is a safe, natural process and with continued use yields a durable, organic result rather than a temporary, synthetic one.
The LYMA System is designed to be used at home for twenty minutes daily, the combination of the LYMA Laser with the accompanying LYMA Oxygen Mist and Glide have seen outstanding results and clinical trials have shown a reduction in wrinkle depth by 53.8% in just five weeks.
The LYMA System, hailed “the most significant beauty launch in a generation”, is better than fillers. And this is according to some of the best cosmetic surgeons in the world.
Photobiomodulation via near infra-red laser.
For the first time, a clinic-grade near infra-red 500mW laser at a wavelength of 808nm can be used safely at home. More powerful and penetrative than the light emitted by standard LEDs, the LYMA Laser employs multiple technologies to ensure optimal control throughout the entire treatment process.
Monochromatic, coherent, polarised light allows for controlled, deep penetration and near infra-red high laser delivers undiminished laser energy to all layers of the skin, fat and even to the muscle tissue beneath. The absorption of this energy by skin, fat and muscle cells triggers the regenerative cycle which actually causes tissue to repair itself. This makes up the process known as photobiomodulation. The result of photobiomodulation being skin that looks and feels like a younger version of itself.
Stimulates renewal with no damage.
Our low molecular weight Wellmune® Blend (1-3, 1-6 beta glucans) not only helps retain moisture within the epidermis causing the skin to feel smooth, as an immune response modifier it actually causes the protective immune cells in both the epidermis and dermis to trigger tissue repair. This helps create a healthy and robust epidermis (protective skin layer) and promotes the formation of collagen and elastin by the dermis, making the skin feel younger and more supple. Unlike other skin renewal treatments that rely on micro-injuring the skin to stimulate collagen production, beta glucans are able to stimulate repair without causing any damage.
Enhances skin blood flow.
Oxygen is the key to life at a cellular level. As we age, blood flow (and hence oxygen delivery) to the skin diminishes and this accounts for a large proportion of skin ageing.
Oxygen therapy has long been advocated for wound healing, tissue regeneration and the treatment of various skin conditions such as blemishes and dermatitis. Encouraging the transference of more oxygen into the skin can enhance cell metabolism in the epidermis and dermis and actually enhance blood flow to the skin by inducing the formation of new blood vessels. This process is known as neoangiogenesis and reverses the age-related changes in the blood supply to skin. This is why LYMA uses Active Stabilised Oxygen (ASO) in both our Priming Serum and Active Mist. The LYMA Active Mist contains a ratio of ions that mirrors that of amniotic fluid and provides the perfect pH balance to gently oxygenate the skin.
The LYMA Laser system is truly groundbreaking and is the best device you can use at home to rejuvenate ageing skin right now. The laser’s wrinkle-reducing, skin-plumping, complexion-evening benefits are unlike anything else. The LYMA Laser is the best investment you can make if you wish to enhance your appearance and enjoy younger looking skin. The LYMA Laser can be used in the comfort of your own home and you won’t experience any of the nasty side-effects associated with fillers. The days of suffering to be beautiful are over: everything you know about how to look after your skin is about to change.