Anti Wrinkle Treatments

  • Keeping your face smooth and supple is no easy task. Wrinkles form as our
    skin gets older and less elastic, and the sun does its fair share of damage too.
    Injectable anti-ageing treatments are a quick and convenient way to smooth out those
    lines and wrinkles without any need for surgery. In addition, Botulinum toxin
    type A (commonly known as Botox) not only helps to improve and rejuvenate your
    appearance but also can help patients suffering from migraine attacks, excessive
    sweating and grinding/clenching of teeth.

Quick facts about Botox:

  • Procedure time: about 10 minutes
  • Typical results: smoother, younger looking skin, lasts about 2.5 to 4 months
  • Recovery time: none, you can carry on with your normal life immediately after treatment.
  • The full results appear within 2 to 14 days.
  • Cost: starting from just £80 for a small area (see pricelist)

We offer treatment with Botulinum toxin (Botox) in following areas:

  • Frown lines
  • Forehead lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Lower eyelid wrinkles
  • Bunny lines
  • Lip lines
  • Chin
  • Marionettes
  • Gummy smile
  • Jawline reduction
  • Axillary hyperhidrosis

FAQ

DOES BOTULINUM TOXIN (BOTOX) TYPE A PREVENT WRINKLES?

Absolutely. Botulinum toxin type A (Botox) is a highly purified toxin that can temporarily erase or reduce horizontal forehead lines, vertical frown lines, and crow’s feet. The injections slow muscles that contract hundreds of times a day, eventually etching lines in the skin. Botulinum toxin type A (Botox) can also lift the corners of the mouth that sag with age, smooth out the “pin cushion” look in some chins and soften smoker’s lines around the mouth.

WILL BOTULINUM TOXIN TYPE A MAKE ME FEEL NUMB AND LOOK FROZEN?

It will not affect the nerves that cause sensation, or make you feel numb. To avoid a frozen look we will inspect the size and strength of your muscles and decide individually how much Botulinum toxin type A (Botox) needs to be injected. We will offer you a review appointment about 2­3 weeks after your treatment to see if you are happy with the result. Any top-ups within 28 days after the initial treatment will be free of charge.

DOES THE TREATMENT HURT?

Like with most injections, you will feel a twitch and slight pressure during the injection. Afterwards you will experience redness and swelling in the treated area for about 30­60 minutes and tenderness for one or two days.

DOES BOTULINUM TOXIN TYPE A HAVE SIDE EFFECTS?

Every drug has side effects, and Botulinum toxin type A is no exception. Luckily, they tend to be minor and short-lived. In one to five percent of cases, there can be mild droopiness of the eyelid or eyebrow, which usually goes away within two weeks. Only a very few patients experience slight bruising.

WHAT’S THE IDEAL AGE TO START USING BOTULINUM TOXIN TYPE A?

You don’t need it before you have wrinkles to hide. Other than that, a patient can have the treatment done safely whenever they are bothered by their wrinkles. Research supports the fact that its perfectly safe for long-term use.

HOW LONG DOES BOTOX LAST?

It varies from patient to patient, but good results usually last two and a half to four months.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT THE DAY AFTER MY BOTOX APPOINTMENT?

Not much. Results begin to show in a couple of days and develop gradually over the course of two weeks. So if you are preparing to have a big event book yourself an appointment with us about 3­4 weeks ahead of time. Patients taking medications that contain aspirin or NSAIDs can develop pinpoint blue bruising. Patients can wear makeup immediately but should avoid heavy workouts for 24 hours.

Tear Through Treatment

This well-established very popular non-surgical treatment is appropriate for
some patients with lower eyelid dark circles or hollows (also referred to as
“tear troughs” or “tear trough defects”). In the lower eyelid a weakening of
the orbital septum, and in the cheek area (the “mid-face”) a loss of soft
tissue volume, tends to accentuate the appearance of the lower bony orbital
margin, which lies between the lower eyelid and the cheek. This also leads
to the appearance of lower eyelid fat pockets and together these can lead
to a “tear trough” depression, or dark eyelid shadow or hollow eyelid.

FAQ

How are the tear throughs treated?

Tear throughs are treated with hyaluronic acid filler (Restylane) injections.

What technique is used when treating tear throughs?

Tear trough rejuvenation is now usually undertaken using a specially designed blunt-tipped cannula (the TSK micro cannula), avoiding the use of needles for injection.

What are the complications associated with tear through treatment?

Most complications of the treatment are minor and are amenable to successful treatment.

Complications from tear trough injections include:

  • Infection
  • Bruising and swelling of the eyelids or the upper cheeks
  • Redness of the eyelids
  • Tenderness
  • Contour irregularities
  • Rarely an allergic reaction

Derma Fillers

  • Dermal fillers involve injecting a substance into the skin to reduce
    folds and wrinkles. It works by plumping up the skin to “fill out” the lines and wrinkles,
    leaving a smooth and natural looking effect. The main component of fillers is Hyaluronic
    Acid, a naturally occurring substance in human skin that helps repair damaged tissue.
    It can also bind with collagen, the material that supports facial skin, in a way that
    allows more natural nutrients to flow to the skin. While hyaluronic acid is naturally a
    liquid, fillers are chemically altered to produce a gel. This means it lasts considerably
    longer before being metabolized by the body. Fillers are suitable for most people with unwanted wrinkles.

We offer treatment with dermal fillers in following areas:

  • ­- Lip volume
  • – Lip definition
  • – Nasolabial folds
  • – Cheek volume
  • – Chin
  • – Marionettes
  • – Lip lines
  • – Tear troughs

FAQ

WHAT DOES THE TREATMENT INVOLVE?

During the initial consultation, we will discuss your treatment expectations. After discussion of what you wish to achieve and assessment of your treatment needs, we will recommend which dermal filler treatment is most suitable for you. If you are happy to proceed, you will need to complete a medical history form and sign a consent form before treatment can progress.
Dermal filler is injected into the skin in small amounts using a very fine needle. The gel provides natural volume to smooth away the appearance of lines and wrinkles, enhance facial shape, or create fuller lips. Dermal filler products improve the elasticity and texture of skin, restoring and maintaining the skins hydrobalance. The treatment is quick, typically taking about 15­30 minutes. Treatment with dermal fillers does not affect facial expression and the benefits can normally be seen instantly.
Dermal filler products are biodegradable, which means they will naturally disappear in the body. To ensure an optimal and long lasting result, a top-up treatment is recommended 6­12 months after your initial treatment.

WHAT ARE DERMAL FILLERS?

Dermal fillers are used for facial aesthetic treatments and are injected into the skin. They are designed to effectively reduce the appearance of unwanted wrinkles, contour and create volume, and to revitalise the skin. Dermal fillers are based on hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a substance that naturally exists in your body.

WHAT IS HYALURONIC ACID?

Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule that exists naturally in almost all living organisms. It binds to water, acting as a lubricant and shock absorber in movable parts of the body such as joints. It is also important for the transport of nutrients and in regulating water balance in skin.

HOW DO DERMAL FILLERS WORK?

By boosting the skin’s supply of hyaluronic acid, dermal fillers revitalise and add volume to the skin, instantly diminishing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and giving a natural softer look. Dermal fillers are a soft injectable gel consisting of stabilized, non-animal hyaluronic acid. The gel is tissue friendly and closely resembles the hyaluronic acid that exists naturally in the body. The results of a single treatment can be seen instantly and are long-lasting (according to filler 6­12 months) but not permanent.

WILL I HAVE ANY PROBLEMS AFTER THE TREATMENT?

After the treatment some reactions might occur, these include: slight redness, swelling, itching, bruising, pain and tenderness. The reactions are generally mild to moderate and usually disappear shortly after injection. They typically resolve spontaneously within one or two days, but for some treatments they may last longer.

IS EVERYBODY A SUITABLE PATIENT FOR DERMAL FILLERS?

Most people can benefit from dermal filler treatment. Dermal fillers should not be used in or near areas where there is or has been skin disease, inflammation or skin related problems. Dermal fillers have not been tested in pregnant or breast­feeding women, individuals with medical conditions that lower the body’s immune response or individuals undergoing therapy that is immunosuppressive may be more prone to infection by a skin injection procedure. During your pre­treatment consultation, you should thoroughly discuss your medical history with the practitioner.

DOES DERMAL FILLER TREAMENT NEED PAIN RELIEF?

Generally, pain relief is not necessary when injecting into the skin to correct lines and wrinkles as the product we use contains Lidocaine which is a local anaesthetic. Some people may experience the treatment as a mild discomfort. The exception are the lips which are a highly sensitive part of the body and, therefore, local or topical anaesthetic is advisable for a more comfortable treatment experience.

ARE THERE ANY RISKS WITH DERMAL FILLERS?

Product related reactions are rare. There are some injection related reactions which may occur after any injection, they typically resolve spontaneously a few days after injection to the skin, within a week after injection into the lips. These reactions include redness, swelling, pain, itching, bruising or tenderness at the injection site. After lip enhancement, lips may swell for up to a week, but this typically reduces after two to three days. The risk that more serious complications occur are very rare with hyaluronic acid dermal fillers.

Micro-Needling

As we get older, the amount of collagen in our skin falls and the quality of collagen
we have deteriorates, which results in thinner, duller, lined complexion with larger pores.
Microneedling or collagen induction therapy (Dermaroller and Dermapen) helps increase the production
of new collagen to leave skin looking smoother and healthier.

FAQ

What’s the difference between dermaroller and dermapen?

Dermaroller is a small handheld roller with rows of microneedles on the surface. It is rolled on the skin to create hundreds of micropunctures in the skin.
Dermapen is a pen like device containing an electrical motor that moves a bank of microneedles in and out. The depth of penetration and speed can be altered resulting in a more controlled, faster and (if required) aggressive treatment.
Generically, these treatments are known as microneedling.

How many dermaroller or dermapen treatments will I need?

We recommend a minimum of 3 treatments for general rejuventation. Acne scarring of various degrees requires repeated treatment until satisfactory results are achieved. Treatments are performed 4-6 weeks apart.
Specialist skin care is highly recommended to achieve optimal results.

When will I see the results after dermaroller or dermapen treatment?

Skin should feel smoother after just a couple of days as there is an initial exfoliation. However, collagen production can take several weeks to have its maximum effect and can even be up to 6 months.

FAQ

How long will the results last?

Duration of results is dependent on the individual and the speed of aging. The treatment will increase the amount of collagen but this will then slowly decrease in the same way as the collagen was before treatment.
In the case of acne scarring, results can be permanent.

How will I look after dermaroller or dermapen treatment?

Immediately after dermaroller or dermapen treatment, your face will be pink/red as if you have mild sunburn. The redness would subside within a couple of days.

Does microneedling hurt?

Is microneedling safe?

Yes – there are no long term complications associated with microneedling.

Professional Skin Peels

FAQ

What Is A Chemical Peel?

Chemical Peels are one of the most popular, non-invasive cosmetic procedures performed to rejuvenate the appearance of the skin and give the complexion a boost – used on the face, neck and hands. Peels can be a simple, fast and highly effective way to achieve radiant skin for a special event and can also be used to dramatically lessen the effects of more serious skin conditions.

A Chemical Peel simply removes a layer of damaged skin from the face by a chemical reaction to reveal a newer, healthier layer. The chemical solution applied causes trauma to the epidermis of the skin, which causes the outer layers to peel away. When the skin begins to heal, increased cell growth produces new, healthier skin layers that give the face a more youthful appearance. We offer five different types of peel and during your consultation advice will be offered on choosing the correct peel for your concerns.
Best results are achieved and maintained from peels if the right skin care for your skin is used on a regular basis. We analyse your skin and advise the best skin care for your personal needs.

Glycolic Peel

Freshening up dull, tired and worn out looking ‘city skin’. Suitable for all skin types including sensitive. A course of six is recommend for maximum visible results, once a week for six weeks and then once a month for maintenance.

Salicylic Peel

For acne, oily skin, fine lines and wrinkles and sensitive skin. Good for those undergoing acne treatment, as this will accelerate any skincare programme you are using. Depending on the condition of your skin, you may need several treatments. For a noticeable result most people need six-ten sessions.

Trichloroacetic Acid Peel

Softening acne scars, uneven pigmentation, treating fine lines and wrinkles. One to three treatments, a month apart. However, this treatment is not recommended for dark skins, fine or sensitive skin.

Trichloroacetic Acid Peel

Softening acne scars, uneven pigmentation, treating fine lines and wrinkles. One to three treatments, a month apart. However, this treatment is not recommended for dark skins, fine or sensitive skin.

Modified Jessner Peel

A fantastic skin peel for acne and acne scarring and pigmentation. One treatment may be sufficient to clear blocked pores and improve skin clarity. Although, if you have active acne, a course of three treatments, three-four weeks apart may be required.

Medical Microdermabrasion

Medical Microdermabrasion is a non surgical method of rejuvenation by means of
mechanical skin exfoliation without chemicals or laser.
This quick and convenient treatment that can be used on the face, chest, back or
shoulders to immediately restore smooth younger looking skin and is great for treating:

  • The appearance of fine lines, scars and wrinkles
  • Sun damaged and uneven skin tone
  • Acne prone skin
  • Blackheads
  • Whiteheads
  • Superficial age spots and Hyper-pigmentation Excessive oiliness or dry skin

FAQ

Who is suitable for Medical Microdermabrasion?

Medical Microdermabrasion is an ideal treatment for anyone who wants to reduce the appearance of fine lines, scars and wrinkles, sun damaged and uneven skin tone, acne prone skin, blackheads, whiteheads, superficial age spots and hyperpigmentation and excessive oiliness or dry skin. Prior to your treatment you will have a free consultation where all your questions are answered by a nurse and you are assessed for your suitability to proceed. Please note,Medical Microdermbrasion is not a suitable treatment for patients who have visible broken blood vessels.

How is Microdermabrasion performed?

The skin is cleansed and the prep solution is applied prior to treatment. A highly controlled flow of medical grade crystals is then passed over the skin using a hand held device. These crystals, delivered at high velocity directly onto the skin’s surface are immediately vacuumed away, taking the top-most layer of dead skin cells with it. This mechanical exfoliation process improves both the tone and texture of the skin and also reveals the new, living skin cells that are soft and smooth. At the same time the underlying epidermis is also stimulated by the treatment, promoting new collagen, thickening the dermis and improving the resistance to the effects of ageing. After the procedure, the treatment will finish with the application of anti-oxidant moisturiser and SPF 25 to hydrate and provide sun protection for your skin.

FAQ

Why is Medical Microdermabrasion superior to standard Microdermabrasion?

The vacuum capacity used in Medical Microdermabrasion is significantly stronger than what is used during a standard Microdermabrasion treatment, therefore providing much deeper penetration on the skin’s surface and guaranteeing better overall results.

Will I experience any pain during Medical Microdermabrasion?

Medical Microdermabrasion is a non invasive, painless procedure, although you may experience slight discomfort for a short time as the aluminium crystals are delivered at high velocity directly onto the skin’s surface. However, the controls of the hand held device and vacuum capacity are flexible, so you can opt for a less intense treatment.

How long does the treatment take?

The average time for a treatment is 30 minutes or 45 minutes if performed with an Agera Skin Peel.

How often does Medical Microdermabrasion will need to be performed?

We recommend that you book a course of six Medical Microdermabrasion treatments, to have every two weeks and then maintain top-up treatments every four-six weeks. Due to the incredible results, patients often want to continue having treatments, so a maintenance course will be discussed with your nurse counsellor, along with products you can use at home to enhance your results. When you have completed your initial course, you will have another Computerised Photo Imaging Skin Analysis test to assess the subsequent results.

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