It’s Saturday and I’m walking around with a smile on my face and a spring in my step. Not because I’ve managed to get to the gym this morning or that I avoided that extra glass of wine last night (although that helps). It’s because I had a brand new treatment – HarmonyCa – and I can see the amazing results!
We are so excited to finally launch this revolutionary new generation treatment at Look Lovely London, and make it available to our patients. It’s literally like no other treatment in the industry!
What is HarmonyCa?
HarmonyCa is a new hybrid biostimulator filler. So to put the medical jargon to one side, this means it has 2 magical components. It contains a fantastic filler that will instantly lift and gently contour, and then also calcium ( calcium hydroxyapatite). Calcium promotes your skin to produce collagen which improves elasticity and firmness, reducing creepiness and fine lines.
You’ll see instant volumisation and shaping to your face, and on-top of this your skin will be stimulated to start producing new collagen. The treatment will cause long-term lifting through collagen production, and can last for 18 months or more. The real sweet point after this treatment is around the 3-month mark. The filler will still be looking fabulous but then your skin will start to glow and have an improved ‘snap-back’ effect with more elasticity and tightness. So almost like a mini facelift. I’ve noticed an improvement in my skin in only a week!
So why did I go for HarmonyCa?
As I approach my mid 40’s I’ve noticed my face slimming, with loss of volume below my cheeks. This depressed area has made me look a little hollow and more aged. I sometimes look in the mirror and just want to lift my skin up to restore the position of where the tissues in my face used to be – taut and tight like in my 30’s! I’ve also noticed – shock horror- some early jowling around my jaw line and hollowing either side of my chin. This is called the pre-jowl sulci area. As HarmonyCa targets the cheeks, lower face and jowls, it felt like the perfect treatment for me.
I also noticed my skin feeling less smooth, and more sallow, so I knew I needed a collagen boost. These changes in my face are all due to the fact I’m losing 2% of collagen in my skin a year as I age. Being a busy woman and a little scared of injections (believe it or not, even though I’m called “The Queen of the Needle”) I wanted a dual action treatment to tackle both problems of volume loss and skin laxity. So, I was delighted to jump on the couch and let Hannah do her magic with HarmonyCa.
What happens during a HarmonyCa treatment?
Hannah cleaned my skin and marked up 4 key points on my face where the product needed to go, to help create the lift I needed and to tackle the grooves developing. HarmonyCa only gets placed in the cheeks, lateral parts of your face and around your chin. This keeps the treatment very safe, staying away from important vessels but will be the most effective areas to treat to tighten the skin and give me the contouring I need.
No needles are needed, once the cannula is in place. As I’m a wimp with pain, I’d rate the discomfort level around 6/10. I could feel a sharp prink at each entry point, which only lasted a few seconds. There was a total of 8 for the whole treatment.
I had 2 syringes placed either side of my face and it took about 15 minutes. You may need more depending on the grooves present and laxity of your skin. I had the treatment during the day in a break and then continued to see my own patients. There really is no down time and the small needle points healed within 2 days. I had no bruising and minimal swelling. I did feel some tenderness the evening of the treatment, but I knew this was the stimulator kicking in.
How did I feel after my HarmonyCa treatment?
I felt instantly lifted, which no other biostimulator offers. However, the true results will be present 3-4 months from now as the calcium in this product starts to stimulate my own elastins and fibroblasts ( little components present in all our skin) to make collagen.
So this treatment, really just keeps on giving! It’s made by a top-pharmaceutical company called Allergan – backed by some robust clinical trials around safety. The risk of vascular complications is far less than standard fillers, but the results can be far better.
I feel like I’ve found my new wonder treatment. I can see myself needing a lot less dermal filler, as this product has the Hyalouronic acid (filler) to give me the immediate lift, but also will stimulate my own collagen. It’s more natural and also gives me the lift, and a little scaffolding in the face as I age. Even after 1 week I feel my skin feels firmer. I’d definitely consider getting a top-up treatment in 6 months, but likely to only need 1 syringe so I can build on and maintain my results.
So if you feel your face is dropping, your cheekbones seem to have lost their shape or you’ve noticed the dreaded jowls developing – get in contact with us! We all need this outstanding new 2 in 1 product, giving you double the effect all in one appointment. This is a personalised treatment, so pricing is determined through consultation.
Ready to book? Simply give us a call on 020 3900 2756, or book your HarmonyCa consultation and treatment online.
Not sure if this is the right treatment for you? If you would like a personalised treatment plan or advice, then please don’t hesitate to email us some clear pictures of your face, and we will happily review for you.