I went to see The Fall last Saturday night, in the Village. As I was watching them, I was pondering Mark E Smith's craggy features. And so, inspired by MES, I began to wonder about Botox and Dermal Fillers. I'm not quite at that stage yet, but I don't think I'd necessarily rule it out when the time does come - after all, I'm quite keen on using helping hands in other areas! I'm not going to want to go down the frozen face of surprise route, but a little bit here and there wouldn't hurt, surely? So, when the time of the wattle and the lines and the jowls is upon me, where oh where will I turn?
Well, I could nip (getddit?) into the Dundrum Clinic after a hard days shopping in the lovely Dundrum Town Centre. They offer a load of semi-frightening procedures like filling lines and folds, anti-wrinkle injections, microdermabrasion, glycolic peeling treatments as well as semi-permanent makeup - eek! Nein, danke. You can keep your tattooed on clown eyebrows, thanks all the same.
If that doesn't suit, I could try the Harley Medical Group. They offer a range of non-surgical procedures like Restylane and Collagen injections and implants for skin and lips, glycolic peels, wrinkle relaxing injections (i.e. botox) and medical microdermabrasion.
Or I could take a trip to Advanced Cosmetic Surgery, who operate both north and south. Like the other two, they offer a similar range of treatments like thread vein removal, laser hair removal, injectables for lines & wrinkles and skin rejuvenation treatments.
The Courthouse Clinic is handily located on College Green and offers the usuals - botox, restylane and perlane, microdermabrasion, glycolic peels and something intriguing called omnilux revive skin rejuvenation.
The site says that "Omnilux Revive delivers a totally natural method of light-only skin rejuvenation which uses the bodyâ€™s own natural processes to help counteract the effects of ageing and to enhance and prolong the effect of skin care products. Unlike some anti-ageing treatments that work as a result of the bodyâ€™s response to controlled damage, Omnilux Revive stimulates natural processes to rejuvenate skin."
Ohh, sounds interesting!
Lastly, Face and Body on South Anne Street offer surgical peel treatments, collagen lifts, Agera Medical Peels (Agera RX peels (apparently!) represent a major advancement in the non-invasive treatment of ageing skin, acne and unwanted pigmentation) and non-surgical face lifts.