Often different treatments are used together to obtain the best result.
Botox/Vistabel/Xeomin/Azzalure are protein derivatives of Botulinum Toxin, which, when injected into a muscle cause it to become weakened or inactivated.
By using facial muscles repeatedly throughout a lifetime, the skin is creased in areas of greatest use. The aging process causes the slow down of collagen and elastin production in the skin so that as we get older, these areas of over-use become damaged and the lines become permanent. By reducing the movement of muscles in these areas, the skin stops being creased and is allowed to recover, causing the lines to soften or even fade away. In the areas treated, the muscles are temporarily inactivated (always reversible), during which time the patient can break the subconscious habit of overusing these muscles. For the first couple of years, frequent treatments are required to 're-educate' the facial muscles. Thereafter, treatments would be less frequent until a yearly maintenance treatment is normally all that is required. The procedure takes about 5 to 10 minutes. The practitioner will ask you to use certain muscles of the face to observe how they work. An extremely fine, short needle is used to inject the Botox into the appropriate area. This may cause some slight but brief discomfort. The area may have some slight redness and swelling, which normally resolves in an hour or two. The treatment normally starts to take effect after 4 to 14 days, but this may vary slightly with some individuals. The effects will normally last between 3 and 6 months, when you will start to notice an ability to move the muscles more freely.
Side effects of this treatment are rare. Occasionally a temporary drooping of the eyelid can occur. This may last a few weeks, but will always resolve. In extremely rare cases patients have developed an allergy to the treatment, while others have shown resistance, i.e. it causes little or no effect on the treated muscles.
Typical Wrinkle reduction treatment areas:
Frown lines– Glabellar region
Horizontal forehead lines
Periorbital laughter lines– Crow’s Feet
These products may also be used to enhance the brows - the chemical brow lift and to soften neck lines.
Results from Botox take 1-2 weeks to develop.
excessive underarm sweating can be very successfully treated too, with results lasting often about 9 months
Dermal fillers is a term used to indicate treatments which improve your looks by simple injections. Dermal fillers are used to soften and contour lines, folds and wrinkles. Materials such as hyaluronic acid are used, which helps replace the reduced amounts present in aging skin. As hyaluronic acid, a natural constituent of dermal tissue, helps bind water in the skin, its loss with age allows the skin to appear dry and lax. This loss of fullness can be restored by dermal injections of fillers at the site of lines and wrinkles, as well as into lips for added definition, fullness and sensuousness.
Certain types of filler can also be used to enhance facial contours e.g. cheek/mid face enhancement. They will plump up the skin too replacing the volume we lose as we age.
Fillers can also be used to rejuvenate the décolletage and the backs of hands.
Lip and peri-oral line treatment might require a local anaesthetic dental block. A topical anaesthetic cream will be offered for other areas treated, which will help, though may not completely relieve all of the potential discomfort.
The effect from fillers is immediate however due to swelling, especially after lip treatments the final result may not be seen for up to a week.
The effects of fillers usually last for between 6-12 months though this will vary between individuals. Where there is a lot of movement in an area, the effects will last for a shorter time.
If treatments are intended for a special event then we would recommend that they be done 1 month prior to the event to give maximum benefit.
There is no charge for a touch up after initial treatment. This is occasionally required, more so following filler/lip treatments.
Profhilo/Skin boosters - used alone or in conjunction with other treatments to rejuvenate the face, neck and décolletage
Various types of peel are available.
Glycolic Acid peels are milder with no actual peeling of the skin.
TCA peels are deeper and generally there is mild peeling of the skin for a couple of days.
With both types, a course of treatments is recommended for maximal effect.
Peels are great for resurfacing the skin. They use a chemical solution to improve and smooth the texture of the facial skin by removing its damaged outer layers. It is helpful for those individuals with facial blemishes, wrinkles and uneven skin pigmentation. For more than 3,500 years, women have been using a range of substances – from sour milk, fermented grape skins and alabaster to mustard poultices – to improve their complexions. Today, different acids are used to remove the outer layers of the skin and improve its appearance.
With some skin types and conditions, pre treatment is required with creams for a period prior to the peel.
Peels are also useful to specific skin problems such as acne scarring, hyper-pigmentation and sun damage spots.
As well as the face, chemical peels can be used to treat other areas such as the neck, décolletage, hands and back.
Dermaroller- used to stimulate the skin and rejuvenate