How to rejuvenate mature skin

As we age, different approaches should be taken in order to smooth the appearance of wrinkles and expression lines.

While some treatments are directed at the first signs of aging, others are especially targeted for mature skin. As time passes by, skin loses it fill and becomes saggy and wrinkles appear. Hyaluronic acid is a natural ingredient present in the skin matrix that tends to get lost over time.

A less invasive option than plastic surgery is the treatment with Skinboosters. Instead of going through an operation, people can opt for treat the signs of aging with a less painful and costly treatment that tries to fill the skin from the inside, giving it the volume the skin used to have. Skinboosters is a brand of hyaluronic acid injections to restore the skin hydration, increasing its smoothness, elasticity and firmness.

Hyaluronic acid injections reduce effectively the visible signs of volume loss, giving the skin a natural look after the treatment.

Since Skinboosters are aimed at a more mature skin, the areas where they can be applied goes beyond the face. It can be used in the neck, décolletage, and hands since these areas are also very much affected by sun exposure which causes premature aging skin. Skinboosters help revitalize and hydrate the skin.

Treatment with Skinboosters is a well-known method of rejuvenating mature skin in need of additional hydration, aimed at its rejuvenation and at a dermal fill similar to the one displayed during youth. The initial treatment plan should start with 3 treatments, 4 weeks apart between them. The treatment should be repeated every 6 months to maintain results.

The application of Skinboosters with hyaluronic acid should be made in certified facilities, so that the patient is totally confident. That is why Medical Port partners exclusively with the top healthcare providers in Portugal. Hospital Lusiadas Lisboa and Hospital Lusiadas Porto are two of the best private hospitals in Portugal, with international accreditation from Joint Commission International. You can be totally confident that your dermatological treatment will be successful and performed by the best specialists in the field. The clinical body in these hospitals has extensive experience in dermo-cosmetics, guaranteeing the best results.



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How to look younger without plastic surgery

In order to feel and look young there are several procedures available nowadays, some of them are more effective and permanent than others. Not all of them include going under the knife and suffer from slow and painful recoveries.

Dermal fillers are an example of how to look younger in a quick and almost painless way.

As time passes by, skin loses it fill and becomes saggy and wrinkles appear. Hyaluronic acid is a natural ingredient present in the skin matrix that tends to get lost over time. Its production lowers as we age. One of the ways to convey a more young looking skin is to give hyaluronic acid back to the skin, in order to restore its hydration, elasticity and filing.

Hyaluronic acid fillers are an affordable and less invasive option than a facelift or other plastic surgery procedure. Through the injection of hyaluronic acid into the skin, the appearance of wrinkles is smooth and less visible, as the injection is made directly into the desired area. Hyaluronic acid injections reduce effectively the visible signs of volume loss, giving the skin a natural look after the treatment.

Restylane is one of the most reputable brands of hyaluronic acid injections trusted by people all over the world. Restylane is available in Europe since 1996, in Canada since 1998 and in the United States since 2003. It is available in 60 countries worldwide.

Restylane can be used in the following areas:

  • Frown lines (glabellar lines)
  • Crow’s feet (periorbital lines)
  • Tear troughs (tired eyes)
  • Nose to mouth lines (nasolabial folds)
  • Sad mouth lines (oral commissures)
  • Small lines around the mouth (perioral area)
  • Mouth to chin lines (marionette lines)

Restylane is a crystalline gel injected into the skin with the purpose of increasing its volume and recovering the main traits of the face’s structure. Similar to the hyaluronic acid present in our body, because of its non-animal origin, it does not involve the risk of associated allergies and hyper-sensibility of the skin. Treatment with Restylane doesn’t affect the facial expression and its effects can be seen immediately. Free muscle movements are maintained while the treatment lasts.

Results last for a while but are not permanent, a new maintenance treatment maybe necessary 6 to 12 months after the previous application.

Any esthetic treatment should be supervised by a health professional and with the care of a physician, especially when the procedure is done abroad. Medical Port guarantees that during the treatment there is an ongoing care from Hospital Lusiadas that allows for the patient to be certain that will receive the best care and will have the best results.



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Botox injections – 5 things to know about wrinkle treatment

Aging is transversal to every human being. Some wish to get around those visible signs of by doing dermo-cosmetic treatments, in order to look younger and better about their appearance.

The face is usually the most visible place where signs of aging appear. The face is exposed to several external factors that accelerate the process of aging like gravity, sun exposure, and environmental damage, among others.

The application of Botulinum Toxin is one of the most common treatments used to relieve the visible signs of wrinkles and expression lines. Differing from wrinkles caused by sun exposure, expression lines in the face have their origin in muscular contraction, a voluntary or involuntary reflex of the way we convey feelings.

A common brand of this toxin is called Botox, although many other brands are authorized to produce Botulinum Toxin in order to soften expression lines.

Before considering having this rejuvenating treatment abroad, here are 5 things you should know:

  1. Ensure you’re getting to treatment done by a medical professional.

    This is a medical procedure that should only be performed by a medical professional, neither by a cosmetic expert nor by a nurse.

  2. The application of Butolinic Toxin should be done in certified facilities in which the patient can have total confidence.

    Ask for certification references.

  3. Make sure the communication between you and the medical staff runs smoothly and start the treatment only when all your doubts are clarified.

    Usually a pre-assessment consultation is the best way to know the doctor and to get the doctor to know you.

  4. The treatment isn’t permanent.

    You should repeat the injections every 3 to 4 months.

  5. The three most common areas for injections are in the glabella (the space between the eyebrows), the area around the eyes known for “crow’s feet” and the forehead.

    This treatment can also be applied to the entire face and neck.

This anti-aging treatment is performed through small injections in the skin muscles with a fine needle. When injected in the muscles, it blocks the nerve activity, smoothing the appearance of hyper-functional lines. Through the inhibition of neurotransmission between the peripheral nerve endings and muscle fibres, Botulin Toxin weakens or paralyzes skeletal muscle. The procedure takes around 20 minutes and no anesthesia is needed.

By partnering with the top private facilities in Portugal, Medical Port ensures to its customers access to the best medical care. Hospital Lusíadas Lisboa and Hospital Lusíadas Porto are two of the most modern health care providers in Portugal, with accreditation by Joint Commission International plus an experienced Dermo-cosmetics Team. This way we make sure your Botox treatment benefits from the bests professionals in the field, an adequate medical follow-up and appropriate facilities, facts that contribute decisively to successful results.



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