Wrinkle Relaxing Injections
Botox is a prescription only drug, Botilium toxin type A. It works by relaxing the facial muscles by causing them to become temporarily inactive. The result should give a fresher, smoother look to the face. The most common areas injected are between the eyebrows, the forehead and the crow’s feet. In time with repeated treatments, the lines should gradually fade.
All new customers must have an initial consultation. The consultation will include a full medical history. Potential side effects will be explained along with post treatment care and advice. Botox is not suitable for everyone and suitability can be assessed at the first consultation.
Treatment is given via a tiny needle and slight discomfort might be felt. It usually takes about 10 minutes to administer. For those with a low pain threshold, local anaesthetic cream can be administered 30 minutes prior to the procedure. Results can usually be noticed around 4 days following the treatment and the full effect is usually achieved in 2 weeks. A follow up review may be needed 2 weeks later. The effects usually last between 3-4 months.
Following the treatment small red bumps can appear but these usually subside within 15 minutes.
Clinical research has shown that it is a very safe procedure if administered by a qualified healthcare professional with the correct training.
The injection of Botilium Toxin type A has also been proven to be effective for the treatment of excessive underarm sweating. The glands which produce the sweat are triggered by the autonomic nervous system. Botilium Toxin works by blocking the nerves and thereby stopping the production of sweat.
A full initial consultation is carried out prior to the procedure. Local anaesthetic cream is applied to the area. The toxin is injected via a tiny needle. Treatment can last up to between 8-10 months.
Lips can be enhanced by the injection of a dermal filler specifically designed for the lips. The aim is for a natural look which will improve the shape and fullness of the lips. Smoker’s lines can also be treated.
Restylane Lip and Juvederm Volbella are the products of choice as they have a high safety profile. The fillers are made of hyaluronic acid and are temporary, usually lasting for up to 6 months. A full medical history needs to be taken and potential side effects and after care will be explained during the consultation. The procedure can usually be carried out on the same day as the consultation. The treatment involves the injection of the product through a fine needle. Local anaesthetic cream is applied 30 minutes prior to the procedure to reduce the discomfort.
Following the treatment, the lips can be mildly swollen but this usually settles down within 24 hours.
As we age we begin to produce less Hyaluronic acid (HA) and collagen. This can lead to wrinkles, sagging and loss of volume. Dermal fillers are great for plumping and adding volume back into to the skin.
Dermal fillers are made from Hyaluronic acid, which beautifully mimic the natural HA found in the skin. Fillers with a high safety profile are used. These include Belotero, Juvederm and Restylane. They are non- permanent usually lasting between 9-12 months. There are various different types of filler available which vary in thickness, thereby allowing treatment of fine lines through to heavier lines.
Most areas of the face can be treated including the cheeks and naso-labial folds.
A consultation is carried out before hand and a full medical history taken. Treatment can be carried out on the same day. Local anaesthetic cream is applied prior to the procedure. The filler is injected into the skin using a fine needle.
Some redness and swelling is expected following this procedure but this usually settles down within 24 hours.
Neostrata® Chemical Peels
Skin peels work by removing the top layer of dead skin cells to give the skin a fresher, clearer complexion. Peels can be used for hyper pigmentation, acne scars and dull lack lustre skin. It is a glycolic acid peel and works at a superficial to medium depth. Nesotrata® peels can be used on the face, the neck, the chest and the hands and can be used on all types of skin including: fine skin, normal skin or greasy or thick skin.
Usually a course of peels are needed to get the best results. The strength of the peels used will depend on the condition of the skin being treated.
A consultation is carried out prior to the procedure.
The peel is applied to the skin using a small brush and usually remains on the skin for up to 2 minutes. Mild discomfort can be felt. Once the procedure is over there will be some redness to the skin. Follow up peels are usually recommended 4-6 weeks later.
GENUINE DERMAROLLER™ SKIN REJUVENATION & SCAR REPAIR
Genuine Dermaroller™ Can significantly improve the appearance of facial and décolleté lines and wrinkles, sun damaged and ageing skin, acne scars and stretch marks.
Genuine Dermaroller™ Therapy™ provides advanced micro-medical skin-needling, a procedure that stimulates the skin to regenerate and repair itself naturally and safely, creating smoother, brighter, healthier, younger-looking skin. Genuine Dermaroller™ can be used to treat uneven skin tone, wrinkles, large pores, scars and can help to improve the skin firmness and elasticity.
It works by using a hand held roller device that contains lots of tiny needles. The needle produces thousands of microscopic needle columns in the dermis of the skin which in turn encourages the skin to regenerate itself naturally by the production of more collagen and elastin fibres. The texture and appearance of the skin should improve over the next few weeks. Follow up treatments are usually needed.
A consultation is carried out prior to the procedure. Local anaesthetic cream is applied beforehand. Redness and mild swelling is expected following treatment but this usually subsides within 24 hours.
Skin tag removal
Skin tags are little growths of skin that can be found anywhere on the body. These can be easily removed by the use of diathermy. A fine needle is inserted onto the skin tag and the blood supply cauterised. The skin tag will then fall off.
A consultation will be carried out prior to the procedure. Local anaesthetic cream will be applied to minimise the discomfort.
There may be a small amount of bleeding and bruising may occur following the procedure, but this should quickly subside.
Thread veins are small broken veins that appear just below the surface of the skin. They appear more often as we get older and can be caused by various different factors for example they can be hereditary or caused by wearing of high heeled shoes. The veins are red, blue or purple in colour and can be highly distressing for the individual. They can appear on the face, legs, thighs and chest.
The veins on the face can be eliminated with short wave diathermy. Treatment session usually last for 20 minutes. Immediately following the treatment, the face can appear red and hot but this usually settles down within 24 hours.
Leg veins can be treated with the injection of a sclerosing agent.
A full medical consultation needs to be carried out prior to the treatment.
RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler is an injectable wrinkle filler that works by immediately restoring facial volume to smooth out the signs of aging. Once injected, it adds volume and over time begins to stimulate the production of the body’s natural collagen for results that may last up to a year or more in many patients.
Radiesse pushes up contour defecits, providing a lifting effect and giving instant volume. It provides more volumatic correction than normal HA fillers. It is suitable for the treatment of wrinkles and can be used for cheek enhancement, chin wrinkles, corners of the mouth and marionette lines.
It is made up of tiny calcium based microspheres suspended in a gel carrier. The calcium microspheres stimulate the production of collagen. It is a non- permanent filler but does last longer than normal HA fillers. It can last up to 18 months.
A medical consultation is carried out prior to the procedure. Local anaesthetic cream is applied and the product is injected through a fine needle. Redness and swelling are common following the treatment, but this usually subsides within 24 hours.
Obagi Nu-Derm® System
Clinically proven to help correct and improve signs of skin aging. This skin care system is specially formulated to transform your complexion for beautiful, healthy-looking skin.
Transform Your Skin From the Inside Out
The Nu-Derm System is an anti-aging therapy that penetrates below the skin’s surface to transform skin cell functions at the cellular level and correct the damage within…revealing healthy, younger-looking skin.
Skin aging is a natural process, but daily sun exposure can contribute to premature aging, slowing down the turnover of skin cells between healthy new cells and old damaged cells. The Nu-Derm System combined with tretinoin* is clinically proven to help address the signs of aging in all skin types.
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All of the above treatments do have potential side effects. This will be discussed with you during the consultation along with treatment times and after care advice. Managing expectations is also an important part of the consultation process. I don’t have a magic wand. If I feel a treatment is not needed for whatever reason, you can be assured that I will be honest with you about this.
All treatments are carried out by a fully qualified Advanced Aesthetic Nurse Prescriber.