What is Botulinum Toxin?
Botulinum toxin (trade name Botox, Azzalure, Bocouture) is a powerful neurotoxin, which when injected into specific muscles temporarily blocks the nerve signals to that muscle & reduces movement. Today botulinum toxin has many uses within medicine & anti-aging including the treatment of muscle spasms, excessive sweating & in facial muscles to reduce the appearance & onset of lines and wrinkles.
Where can this be used
Treatments are often used for the following areas: the forehead, in between the brows, crows feet, bunny lines, smoker’s lines, chin, brow lifting, underarms, jawline, gummy smile and neck.
How long does it take to work?
The effects can start to appear from the third day following injection into the specific muscles. It can take 7-14 days for the full reduction in muscle movement to occur, any reviews or additional treatment should not be carried out by your practitioner before this in order to reduce the risk of over-treatment.
How long will it last?
The results from treatments vary between individuals. On a cellular level, the toxin has completely disappeared from the muscles after 12 weeks. Movement in the muscles will slowly begin to return before this 12 week mark, once completely worn off you can expect all previous movement, lines and wrinkles to return. Repeat treatments are required to maintain reduced movement & over time any lines & wrinkles will become less severe due to the muscle shrinking.
If you want to reverse the signs of aging along your lower face, jaw, and neck the Nefertiti Lift might be the treatment you are looking for.
The name refers to the ancient Egyptian Queen Nefertiti, one of the most famous women of the ancient world and an icon of feminine beauty, known for her elongated, thin neck. This is a new, non-surgical neck and jawline lift designed to tighten, smooth and overall lift these areas.
Botulinum toxin is a protein produced by the a bacterium, which blocks the electrical impulses that make the facial muscles contract. Used as a cosmetic ingredient, it can be injected into your muscles to temporarily block signals from your nervous system that tell certain muscles to move. When your neck muscles are no longer pulling your features down, the muscles on the upper face can properly lift the skin, resulting in a more defined jawline.
Dermal Fillers for Cheeks
What is Cheek Filler?
Cheek Filler is when we place a higher density dermal filler in the cheek to lift and add volume. We can also contour the cheeks to create high arching defined cheek bones.
How does it work?
We inject the cheek filler in to place using a combination of the needle or micro cannula technique depending on the look you are trying to achieve. We use a slightly thicker dermal filler to mimic the appearance of bone. The dermal filler draws water to the area and gives structure and volume to the cheek bones.
It can also be used to enhance your side profile.
Are there any side effects?
Cheek fillers are generally a safe procedure and one of the less painful procedures. As with any injectable treatment there is always a small element of bruising and swelling at the injection site.
This is short lived and usually settles within the first 48 hours.
How do Dermal Fillers work?
Dermal fillers contain a glycoprotein called Hyaluronic Acid. This is a naturally occurring product which draws water to the area. When injected in to the lips it can be used to add volume but also enhance the shape. In the lip injections we use softer filler and it lasts on average 9-12 months.
How long does the treatment take?
The time depends on the procedure.
Are there any side effects?
As with any injectable it is normal to expect some element of swelling and bruising. This usually lasts around 48 hours and settles down within the first week. You can help speed this up by using ice packs and it settles down quite quickly.
Under Eye Filler/ Tear Trough Filler (coming soon)
What is Tear Trough Filler
Tear Trough filler is a treatment where we place dermal filler in the under eye area to lift and add volume to this area. This is a good treatment for sunken hollow eyes and can make it look brighter. It can make your appearance look less tired and more refreshed.
It can also add lost volume to the mid face. A great treatment for dark circles under the eyes.
How is the treatment administered?
For this treatment we almost always use a micro cannula technique. This is an advanced aesthetic procedure and so it is important for it to be carried out by a professional aesthetician.
The procedure itself takes around 15 minutes and the results last 9-12 months.
Are there any side effects?
This is a safe procedure but it is important to remember with any injectable treatment there is always a risk of swelling and bruising. We minimise this by using a microcannula technique which only has one entry point on each cheek.
Full Facial Contouring. (coming soon)
What is Full Facial Contouring?
Full facial contouring is a bespoke package tailor made for you. Each face is unique and so we offer a personalised treatment package to help achieve your desired look.
For example if you are trying to achieve a “slimmer face” it may be possible with a small amount of cheek filler and chin filler. There is no one size fits all and so we offer this personalised service to our clients
How does it work?
You undergo a thorough consultation to really understand your goals and what you are trying to achieve. We will talk through different options and approaches we can use. Whether you are trying to restore volume loss or enhance your jaw line we can create a personalised package for you.
You end up paying per ml of filler used and it is significantly cheaper than getting each treatment individually.
What treatments are included?
The following treatments are included in the personalised package:
Profhilo promotes radiant skin by rejuvenating, stimulating collagen and elastin production and hydrating the skin.
What does the procedure involve?
First of all we will carefully examine your skin to ensure you are suitable candidate and will thoroughly explain the procedure and benefits prior to the procedure.
The Profhilo syringe is injected into precise locations into your skin using specific Bio Aesthetic Points technique (BAP)
The BAP technique maximises the diffusion in the malar and sub-malar areas by specifically chosen in anatomically respective areas involving 5 injections per side. The gentle and slow injections offer maximum comfort during the treatment. Once injected, the product immediately starts spreading due to the high concentration of HA and its cohesive nature.
2 treatments are required 4 weeks apart to get the full benefit and then topped up every 6 month with 1 treatment. Profhilo has one of the highest product concentrations of Hyaluronic Acid in the industry, thus enabling it to not only boost and hydrate the skin, but also remodel sagging tissue.
This is an excellent, affordable option for patients who want natural results with minimal downtime or discomfort.
Who is suitable for the Profhilo treatment?
The Profhilo treatment can help to correct :
- Smokers lines and fine lines around the mouth
- Under eye wrinkles
- Fine lines around the eyes
- Crepey and thin neck skin
- Wrinkly cheeks
- Crepey hands
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a rejuvenating skin treatment that is performed at the clinic. A derma pen repeatedly penetrates the skin creating thousands of tiny microchannels that the skin perceives as micro wounds. This stimulates the body’s natural healing process; production of collagen and elastin. The result is smoother, healthier and younger-looking skin
Are there any side effects?
The side effects from this procedure can be a red face, like a sun burn. This can last up to 72 hours on some people but in most cases the redness only lasts a few hours.
What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a surgical scalpel which removes excess fine hairs which are known for trapping the dirt, oil and dead skin cells in your pores that are the main cause of acne and blemishes. Dermaplaning leaves your skin brighter, and healthier giving you that “baby smooth” look and feel. This procedure takes 30 to 45 minutes.
What Is Microdosing with Botox
Also known as a Botox® facial, microdosing with Botox® combines the minimally invasive penetrative benefits of microneedling with the skin tightening effects of Botox®. In a Botox® Facial, botulinum toxin type A (BoNT-A) is injected through the channels created in the epidermis by the microneedling. The Botox® does not reach facial musculature and only serves to temporarily tighten the skin. Also helps with sebum control, minimising pores and also helps with Acne.
This is a great all round treatment for all skin types and the benefits are amazing.
What is Fat Dissolving injections?
Fat Dissolving Injections are also known by the terms non-surgical chin lift and contouring. They are a non-invasive treatment, as opposed to the surgical procedure of liposuction, that reduces small fat deposits. Official terms to refer to this treatment could also be injection lipolysis, with the trademark Lipodissolve. The first injection to be approved by the FDA in 2015 is called Kybella (sometimes Belkyra) which consists of the deoxycholic acid, a compound that dissolves fat and is naturally produced by the body. The popularity of these fat dissolving injections has increased over the years in a lot of countries. This treatment, contrary to what people may think, is not only for the face area, but can also be administered to other body parts such as the knees, ankles, hips, thighs, upper arms, stomach and even male breasts.
Results and recovery
One of the upsides about Fat Dissolving Injection is that it does not have any significant downtime for recovery. Although redness, swelling, and pain may be felt in the area where the procedure was done, it is only standard and will heal in a matter of time. It takes around 6 to 8 weeks to see the results, and the effects of the treatment can last for an extensive amount of time, given that the patient does not gain weight.
Benefits of Fat Dissolving Injection
Fat Dissolving injections have benefits not only appearance-wise, but also to your overall health physically, mentally, and even financially. Fat-dissolving injections can increase your confidence because they make you satisfied with how you look.