We talk to doctor Awad of Pour Moi Cosmetic Clinic about cosmetic procedures which can slow down the visible signs of ageing.

What treatments are popular with your older clients?

Botox and skin fillers for fine lines and wrinkles are popular because of the instant results. Botox is particularly effective for the upper face as it softens the lines and provides a lift. Fillers can be used effectively on the upper and lower face. In addition, Thermage is another option to consider because of the long term tightening of the skin that this treatment offers.

What causes Red Thread Veins and how can they be treated?

These unsightly veins are caused by several factors, depending where they are. On the face they are mainly due to weathering of the skin if you live an active outdoor life, but alcohol consumption and eating a lot of spicy food are also contributory factors.

Thread veins on your legs tend to be genetic, but pregnancy (due to major pressure on the womb, which effects the leg veins) and those in professions that require them to stand for long periods of time (teachers, hairdressers, nurses etc.) are particularly vulnerable to this condition due to the effect of gravity.

How does Semi-Permanent Makeup work? Who is it suitable for?

This is a very safe procedure, where pigment is deposited in the skin to shape eyebrows, outline the eyes and lips. It is very useful for people suffering from alopecia, but also with age the hair thins and our vision becomes less focused, so it rectifies this issue when doing your makeup and ensures a balanced shape. It is also safe for contact lens wearers and it’s great during a beach holiday as there’s no need to worry about make-up.

I want to permanently remove unwanted facial hair – is this possible?

Intense Pulse Light (IPL) will solve this issue. IPL releases a precisely controlled pulse of filtered light which is absorbed by the melanin, the pigment in hair. This heats up the hair and destroys the cells responsible for hair growth. To achieve long term hair reduction, the patient must consider a course of six treatments, a month apart.

What is the best treatments for firming up my jaw line?

As we age, collagen in the skin breaks down resulting in wrinkles and sagging skin.

Thermage uses patented radio frequency technology to safely heat the deeper layers of your skin, contracting existing collagen and promoting new collagen growth. This treatment is very popular for tightening the face and particularly the jaw line and neck. Thermage also works very effectively for hips, thighs, tummy and arms.

How can I remove ageing sun spots on my face, hands and décolletage?

Obagi-C RX system of topical creams, Intense Pulse Light and chemical peels can all help with sun spots. A consultation with the doctor will determine which system is the most effective for you.