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Due to popular demand we now offer treatments to soften and smooth the appearance of age-related facial lines so that your skin will look noticeably younger and smoother. We can also carry out treatments for lip enhancement.
The two main types of injectable treatments used are; Botulinum Toxin (Botox) and Dermal Fillers. These are often used in combination to achieve the best results. We welcome you for a free consultation so we can discuss the most appropriate type of treatment for you and explain the type of results you should expect.
Botulinum Toxin A has been used safely for over 20 years to treat a number of medical conditions including facial tics, muscle spasms and excessive sweating. It is an effective and now well established treatment for lines and wrinkles. It works by relaxing the muscles which cause wrinkles by repeated movement.
The most common areas treated are the frown lines between the eye brows, forehead lines, and crows feet wrinkles that extend around the eyes.
The procedure takes about 15-20 minutes. Botox is administered with minimal discomfort with a fine needle, targeting specific muscles. The injections may cause slight swelling and reddening of the area which resolves within 1-2 hours.
Dermal fillers are used to soften and contour lines, folds and wrinkles. The most commonly used dermal fillers are collagen based or hyaluronic based. The solution is injected into the skin to add volume and create a more youthful appearance.
Dermal fillers can be used to fill age-related lines of the upper and lower facial areas, and also to enhance lip volume and improve the mouth shape.
The procedure takes about 30-40 minutes depending on the number of areas treated.
Who is the treatment suitable for?
It is usually suitable for women and men of all ages and skin types who are looking to improve their facial appearance. However, a consultation is required.
How long will the results last?
This varies with individuals. For Botox, the rejuvenating effect will be evident after approximately 5 days and will last for approximately 3-6 months. For Dermal fillers, the effects are immediate and will last for approximately 6-9 months.
Is the procedure painful?
There is minimal discomfort during Botox treatment and no anaesthetic is required. With Dermal Fillers, a topical anaesthetic is applied prior to the procedure for your comfort.
Are there any side-effects?
A small percentage of patients may temporarily experience bruising, headaches and eyelid drooping but these are rare. There have been no allergies associated to Botox to date. The Dermal fillers that we use are non-permanent and the risks associated with them are minimal.
I hear Botox is sometimes referred to as “The Lunchtime Face-Lift”…can I go back to work straight away?
These treatments have minimal impact on your time, and you are able to return to work immediately after the procedure.
How much does it cost?
This varies according to the number of facial areas treated, but as a guide, Botox treatments start from £225, and Dermal filler treatments from £295.