Dr Melissa Brink is a highly experienced dentist that has been practicing in Cape Town since 2013.
Apart from dentistry, Dr Brink also has an interest in anti-ageing medicine which she started during community service.
Since then, she has been helping patients enhance their beauty with the administration of botulinum toxin, dermal fillers, thread lifts, mesotherapy and microneedling.
Fillers are substances that are injected beneath the surface of the skin to add volume and fullness.
Fillers are used to smooth out facial lines and creases in order to minimise the signs of ageing. More recently, fillers are used to augment and enhance facial features such as creating sharper cheekbones, more defined jaw lines and straighter noses. Fillers may also be used on other parts of the body such as the neck, décolletage, and hands to rejuvenate ageing skin.
Fillers are made of Hyaluronic acid- a substance that is naturally produced by human genes. Hyaluronic acid is a highly conserved protein, giving it an extremely low incidence of side effects and allergic reactions.
Fillers may replace lost volume to help smooth out wrinkles, plump the lips, and restore a more youthful appearance. You may experience a bit of swelling after the procedure, but this should subside within 7 days. The results of fillers last 6-10 months
In thread lifts treatments, temporary threads are injected into the hypodermis of the skin, providing the face with a “lift”. This treatment makes the skin smoother and brighter, resulting in fewer wrinkles and improving the skin's overall texture and youthfulness.
Mesotherapy is a treatment used to treat various aesthetic concerns, skin and body concerns and medical conditions. Vitamins, enzymes, hormones, and plant extracts are injected into the skin to rejuvenate and tighten skin, as well as remove excess fat.
Microneedling is a derma roller treatment that uses small needles to prick the skin. The goal of treatment is to generate new collagen and skin tissue for smoother, firmer, more toned skin. Microneedling is mainly used on the face to treat scars, wrinkles, and large pores.