Cosmetic Medicine comprises all the non-surgical procedures in the field of Aesthetics and minimally invasive cosmetic treatments which do not require a general anesthetic or operation: A great way to look fresher, revitalized and invigorated without any downtime!
Anti-wrinkle treatments offer a subtle solution to keep your face looking younger. As you age, the skin loses its ability to produce the collagen required to keep your skin supple and youthful.
Botox injections in Nairobi for wrinkle treatment
BOTOX (Botulinum) is a revolutionary anti-wrinkle treatment for reversing the effects of facial wrinkles like crow’s feet, worry lines and laugh lines. These wrinkles, referred to as dynamic wrinkles, can be treated by injecting Botox into the tiny facial muscles that cause them. Botox is more effective and proven to be better than the best anti wrinkle cream.
We only use established botolinum brands from internationally controlled companies, like Botox (Allergan), Vistabel (Allergan), Azzalure (Galderma) or Xeomin (Merz).
Botox is a simple, non-surgical, physician-administered treatment. It is the only treatment of its type approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Botox is a soluton of purified proteins produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those facial lines that form over time.
Botox works best on the upper third of the face. Forehead furrows (worry lines), glabellar frown lines (between the eyebrows), and lines around the eyes (crow’s feet) nearly always respond favorably to Botox. Other areas include nasal lines (bunny lines), fine wrinkles on your upper lip (smokers lines), and a gummy smile which can be corrected with Botox.
As we get older the elasticity of our skin decreases and does not spring back like it used to causing lines and wrinkles to become ingrained. Botox relaxes the muscles which cause these wrinkles and lines and thus gives us a softer, less tired and more relaxed appearance. Botox was first used in 1980 as a treatment for eye ticks, twitching, uncontrolled blinking and the lazy eye, and has subsequently been safely used cosmetically for over 20 years.
Botox is a purified protein which when used in a very specific, controlled manner causes the facial muscles to relax. It is administered in very minute amounts, carefully and delicately injected into specific muscles in the face using a micro needle.
This causes the muscles that produce deep lines and wrinkles to relax, but allows the other non-targeted muscles to continue to move, thus maintaining all your facial expressions and achieving a natural, fresher look. Therefore, it does not ‘freeze’ or ‘paralyze’ the face. It merely temporarily prevents nerve impulses from causing excessive movements.
The procedure itself is very brief lasting no more than 20-30 minutes and is not generally considered painful.
Botox takes about 2 weeks to activate and completely relax the targeted muscles but you will start to notice changes within 5-10 days. It will last for approximately 3-4 months after which it will start to wear off as new nerve endings begin to grow.
However this re-growth starts to slow down in time, so the more treatments one has the more time it will take for the effects to fully wear off, e.g. 6 months.
Possible side effects include very mild bruising around the injection site (which settles in a few hours) and occasionally slight headaches. In exeptionally rare instances patients may experience temporary droopy eye lids or brow (no longer than 1-2 weeks) which can be reversed with medications.
As the old adage goes “prevention is better than cure”, and Botox has performed very well in supporting this. For younger clients the prevention of wrinkles is always better and less intensive than treating them when they are established.
Cost of treatment with Botox in Nairobi depends on the areas treated and amounts used.
Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) treatment with Botox in Nairobi
Hyperhidrosis is a relatively common condition that affects many people, both men and women, starting at any age.
The condition is harmless but can be embarrassing and distressing, interfering with normal life. We can help if your sweating begins to interfere with your quality of life because there is an effective way to treat the Hyperhidrosis: Botulinum toxin (Botox) therapy.
Hyperhidrosis can affect certain parts of the body, most commonly the armpits, hands (sweaty palms), feet or face. At the Vitality Fountain Clinic in Nairobi we treat excessive sweating of armpits and underarms (axilla), forehead / face and hands /palms. Side effects may include temporary numbness in the areas injected, sweating from other areas and mild bruising.
Your treatment of hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) in Nairobi will take about half an hour to perform. The effects will last 6-8 months, sometimes even longer. Cost of treatment for excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) in Nairobi depends on the areas treated and amounts used.
Injectable dermal filler in Nairobi for anti wrinkle treatment.
The health and appearance of our skin is affected by a number of lifestyle, environmental and biological factors including sun damage, the weather, pollution, hormonal fluctuations and smoking. Therefore our skin is under constant attack, it is of little wonder that it begins to lose its elasticity and hence takes on a more loose, less taut appearance.
Dermal fillers are made from Hyaluronic acid which is in fact a naturally occurring component of the skin. It has the remarkable ability to absorb more that 10 times its weight in water! Thereby adding volume and creating a naturally lifted appearance.
Dermal filler Treatment is used to plump up the skin and give it a more fuller smoother appearance by delicately filling out permanent grooves and lines in the face.
Areas commonly improved by dermal filler Treatment include:
- Smile lines
- Fillers under eyes (tear troughs)
- Cheek fillers
- Nasolabial folds ( the grooves on the lower face between the corner of your nose and mouth )
- Lipstick lines
- Volume enhancement and contouring of the lips
- More permanent wrinkle correction
These treatments usually last for up to a year or even longer. Depending on the type and age of the skin the Hyaluronic acid will begin to dissolve at this time. If the procedure is not repeated the skin will gradually return to its pre treatment condition.
The procedure takes about 20-30 minutes using a very fine needle. Prior to this a numbing cream is used to numb the area and in some cases a local anaesthetic is used.
Results are instant. Any side effects are likely to include minimal redness and
swelling as well as possible mild bruising at the injection site.
The dermal filler injectable products we use at the Vitality Fountain Clinic and Source Medispa in Nairobi include Restylane, Juvederm and other high quality products.
Cost of treatment with dermal fillers in Nairobi depends on the areas treated and amounts used.
The dermal filler injectable products we use at the Vitality Fountain Clinic and Source for lip enhancement are non-permanent hyaluronic acid fillers which are safe and produce a natural, balanced look. Lip fillers should result in fuller, more feminine and beautiful appearance of your lips, as dermal fillers can balance out the perfect proportions of your upper and lower lips – if done at a place where the doctor is experienced in producing natural lips.
Dr Stasch aims to give you the results you want – a thorough consultation prior to the lip filler injection is necessary to find out your expectations so we can plan where to place the injectable and how much. If you bring a picture to the consultation it would make the process of lip enhancement even more perfect.
You will see the results of your lip fillers immediately – and you can even watch to continuously check that the results will become natural. When people think of making their lips bigger, they often see pictures of unnaturally large lips or duck lips – which will not happen with us. Swelling of your lips will last for 1 – 2 days, and will be subtle. Bruising is very uncommon.
Cost of enhancing your lips with dermal fillers in Nairobi depends on the exact areas treated and amounts used.
Dermal filler rhinoplasty (liquid rhinoplasty) or non – surgical nose job are terms which describe a gentle nose-reshaping procedure, which can now be safely achieved using dermal fillers. Dr Stasch offers this safe, non-invasive alternative to a surgical rhinoplasty in Nairobi, to achieve instant results without the need to endure weeks of swelling and bruising from a nose job operation.
What can dermal filler rhinoplasty achieve?
A non-surgical nose job using dermal filler injections can treat a number of nose concerns:
- Straighten nasal humps
- Smoothness bumps on the nose
- Narrow a broad appearing nose
- Straighten a hooked or slightly crooked nose
- Create a narrower nose tip
- Correct a nose bump
- Correct asymmetric noses (especially after botched surgery)
- Give more height and definition to a small nose
- Straighten out a mild nasal tip droop
The advantages of a dermal filler nose job:
- The results are immediately evident
- Safe when done by a suitably qualified practitioner like Dr Tilman Stasch
- No need for an anesthetic
- Almost never any bruising
- Absolutely no downtime with non-surgical rhinoplasty much cheaper than surgery
While it is an inexpensive, quick and – in the right hands - safe procedure, the results (although long lasting) are temporary and will need to be repeated if you wish to maintain them.
Cost of a non surgical nose job with dermal fillers in Nairobi depends on the exact areas treated and amounts used.
At The Vitality Fountain Clinic we use a specialized skin needling treatment called Microneedling. For facial therapies we use the advanced DERMAPEN, while for body therapies we use the DERMAROLLER system.
Professional skin needling procedures stimulate the skin to regenerate and repair itself naturally, resulting in smoother, brighter, younger and healthier looking skin.
What are the benefits of facial microneedling?
Skin microneedling with over 10 years of clinical research and data that prove the procedure can be used to improve the appearance of many skin lesions. The range of treatments is:
- Microneedling for Acne (Dermapen)
- Microneedling for Acne scars
- Microneedling for Scars
- Photo-damaged & ageing skin
- Microneedling for Facial, neck and décolleté lines and wrinkles
- Microneedling for Hair loss (see also PRP therapy)
- Microneedling for Pigmentation (even out pigmentation)
- Microneedling for Stretch marks (Dermaroller)
In general, microneedling allows you to get firmer skin and regain elasticity, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, reduce age spots and broken veins, and improve the appearance of stretch marks, Facial pores will also become finer, and it can reduce acne and even acne scarring. Because skin needling stimulates natural responses in the skin, the results you’ll see are completely natural too.
Cost of microneedling with Dermapen or dermaroller in Nairobi depends on the exact areas treated. You will need several sessions 6 weeks apart to get optimal results.
Personalised Cell Therapy – the latest skin rejuvenation and hair growth treatment now also available in Nairobi, Kenya!
PRP refers to autologous plasma (from your own body) with a concentrated number of platelets and in which erythrocytes and leukocytes (red and white blood cells) have been separated out to get the purest form of platelets. These platelets play a central role in wound healing and tissue regeneration – they contain a vast number of growth factors which are important to improve the skin, thicken the dermis thus reducing wrinkles or dark circles under the eye, or help restore hair growth on your scalp.
PRP therapy under eye wrinkles
APPLICATIONS FOR PRP:
Many clinical trials have shown and validated the use of platelet rich plasma (PRP) for the treatment of a wide variety of medical indications:
- Natural wrinkle treatment face and neck
- Skin rejuvenation
- Improved skin texture
- Supportive therapy after laser or microneedling
- Sun damaged skin – better hydration and elasticity
- Better hair growth
- Androgenic alopecia or alopecia areata (improve hair)
- Improvement in wound healing (in combination with fat grafting), for
- Example diabetic foot ulcers
- Sports injuries: therapy of muscle and tendon injuries
- Orthopaedics: therapy for arthritis
PRP for SKIN REJUVENATION in Nairobi, Kenya (treat wrinkles naturally with PRP):
We take 5 – 10ml of your blood, this is then centrifuged and the plasma separated from the other blood cells. The yellow-clear plasma is then taken into small syringes and injected intradermally into your skin with very fine, tiny needles.
The regeneration process is initiated by the release of growth factors within the plasma platelets.
PRP stimulates the breakdown of sun-damaged structures in your skin, and stimulates collagen production to make the skin thicker and healthier. The elasticity improves, as well as better hydration and reduction of wrinkles. The skin texture is improved, you get an increase glow as well as some volume improvement (when combined with hyaluronic acid fillers):
Improvement of skin in: face, under and around eyes, neck, décolleté, stretch marks, hand skin.
PRP in combination with micro needling:
PRP is ideal for combination with medical needling – numerous studies have shown that the PRP and needling leads to better results for skin rejuvenation and higher patient satisfaction compared to micro needling alone.
KIM KARDASHIAN is famous for doing this therapy regularly to improve her skin glow (in the US they call it the VAMPIRE FACE LIFT).
PRP with laser to improve the skin in Nairobi, Kenya:
PRP supports a better outcome and quicker healing not only with micro needling, but also with ablative or fractionated laser rejuvenation of your face: the topical application of PRP following micro needling or laser therapy speeds up the recovery and improves the healing of the skin.
PRP for hair loss and alopecia in Nairobi, Kenya:
PRP injected into the scalp is the latest and proven treatment for hair loss: it stimulates the proliferation and differentiation of stem cells in hair follicles. The growth factors released by the platelets stimulate improved blood supply and growth of new blood vessels on your scalp, which improves hair growth of dormant hair follicles. The hair also gets thicker, denser and stronger. Studies show that PRP is even better than Minoxidil, one of the most widely used medications for hair loss therapy.
Multiple application s are necessary for the optimal results (4-6 sessions usually, 6 weeks apart). The great news is that PRP therapy is virtually without downtime: Your face will be a bit red for only 24-48 hours, so after a day or so you will look completely fine again to meet friends and colleagues. Cost of PRP therapy in Nairobi depends on the exact areas treated. You will need several sessions 6 weeks apart to get optimal results.
PRP as hair loss treatment and hair restoration for alopecia in Nairobi, Kenya: PRP injected into the scalp is the latest and proven treatment for hair loss: it stimulates the stem cells in your hair follicles. The growth factors released by the platelets stimulate improved blood supply and growth of new blood vessels on your scalp, which improves hair growth of dormant hair follicles. The hair also gets thicker, denser and stronger. Studies show that PRP is even better than Minoxidil, one of the most widely used medications for hair loss therapy. When the hair follicles are not present anymore, you will need a hair transplant.
Cost of PRP for hair restoration in Nairobi depends on the exact areas treated. You will need several sessions 6 weeks apart to get optimal results.
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is extracted from your blood in what is commonly known as the “Vampire facial”. It is a great way to boost the amount of growth factors in your skin as PRP contains a very high number of platelets, growth factors and active proteins for tissue and injury healing.
When PRP is placed back into the skin by injection or microneedling, it initiates a localised stem cell response. Over the weeks and months following treatment, this stem cell response recruits collagen-producing cells called fibroblasts. The fibroblasts replace tissue that has been damaged or lost through the aging process with healthy skin that looks refreshed and rejuvenated.
Cost of PRP with microneedling (Vampire Lift) in Nairobi depends on the exact areas treated and amounts of PRP used. You will need several sessions 6 weeks apart to get optimal results.