A very effective form of temporarily freezing the muscle, to inhibit lines and wrinkles.
How does Botox® reduce wrinkles?
Botox® blocks impulses from the nerve to the tiny facial muscles that are related to expression lines. It relaxes the muscles so that they do not contract. After treatment, the overlying skin remains smooth and unwrinkled while the untreated facial muscles contract in a normal fashion so that wanted facial expression is unaffected.
When will I see results?
Results are usually seen within four to seven days. However, it can take up to two weeks for the muscles to relax and reduce the appearance of lines. If after several weeks there is still muscle movement the Doctor will take a look and can “top up” (free) for you, to increase the effect.
How long does the effect last?
The effect of Botox® usually lasts three to five months, at which time another injection is required. After several treatments, the effects of Botox® may begin to last longer, sometimes up to nine months or more.
With instant and predictable results, Restylane is the UK’s leading dermal filler, based on a unique form of hyaluronic acid (a natural substance found in our skin). Restylane is injected into the skin to deliver action where it is needed. It boosts the skin’s hydration system and replenishes the skin to restore youthful volume and delay the signs of ageing. The Restylane range consists of 6 products, each tailored to your individual treatment need. Restylane is not permanent. Eventually it is absorbed into the body.
Sculptra™ is a simple, injectable volumising treatment that works by stimulating the build up of the body’s natural collagen to help smooth out lines and wrinkles. It also helps to restore lost facial volume to give you a fuller, younger-looking face. The enhancement is long lasting and looks completely natural.
JUVEDERM & JUVEDERM ULTRA
Juvederm Ultra is a viscoelastic gel that is injected into the skin folds to fill and improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles. It consists of hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in our bodies, together with the already present hyaluronic acid to combine and create volume.
Juvederm Ultra is the only hyaluronic acid dermal filler family available today with built in anaesthetic. It has four major benefits:
- Is of non-animal origin (obtained by biosynthesis)
- Does not require a pre-test
- The molecule is highly compatible with the body (biocompatible)
- Is of the highest concentration (24mg/ml) on the market
- It contains an anaesthetic, 75% of patients found Juvederm Ultra a less painful experience than treatment not containing lidocaine
Sclerotherapy is a non-surgical procedure in which a very fine needle is used to inject a sclerosing solution directly into the veins causing them to perish and eventually disappear.
How many treatments will I need?
This will differ between patients, however we normally suggest a minimum course of 4 treatments lasting approximately 30 minutes, again depending on the size and amount of areas being treated.
How effective is the treatment?
The virtually pain free treatment reduces veins by 50-80% with each session. Less than 10% of patients who have sclerotherapy do not respond to the injection at all.