Botox®What is Botox®?
- Frown lines (glabella)
- Forehead lines
- “Crows feet” (eye wrinkles)
- “Brow lift” (gives a more open eyed look)
- “Bunny lines” (nose wrinkles)
- “Gummy Smile” (upper lip retraction)
- Jaw spasm and Jawline smoothing
- Neck lines Neck lift (Nefertiti lift)
- Hyperhidrosis to underarms, forehead, scalp (excessive sweating)
- Facial asymmetry (patients suffering from facial nerve injury)
Due to its long safety record, millions of people have Botox® treatments every year. It is rare that patients are not suitable for treatment. However patients not suitable include:
- Pregnant or breast-feeding patients
- Patients with a history of muscle disorders eg. Myasthenia Gravis
- Patients with a current infection treated with antibiotics (particularly erythromycin) should wait until the course is finished and the infection has fully resolved
Dermal Filler TreatmentsWhat are the treatment areas?
- Smile lines
- Lip lines
- Scar improvement (traumatic scars, surgical scars, chicken pox scars, sunken scars etc)
- Re-volumisation of facial fat
- Re-building/contouring facial volume following medical illnesses
- Lip enhancement
- Sleep lines
- Nasolabial folds (nose to mouth lines)
- Jawline definition, jowl softening
- Deep folds, wrinkles
- Cheekbone enhancement
- Sunken cheeks
- Decolletage lines
- Nose re-shaping
- Chin re-balancing
- Acne scarring
- Temple hollowing
- HIV patients that suffer from facial wasting
Juvederm® Ultra has been proven to last up to one year. Duration of effects depends on different factors:
- The area treated
- Quantity of Juvederm®® ULTRA
- injected Quality of skin
- Excessive sun exposure (eg sunbeds)
- You are advised to avoid using aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (eg ibuprofen) a few of days before your anti-wrinkle treatment (unless they are taken for chronic medical conditions). Avoiding these medications will reduce the risk of bruising and bleeding at the point of injection.
- No make-up for at least 12 hours after the treatment
- Pregnant or breast-feeding patients
- Patients suffering with active coldsores (herpes) at the time of treatment
- Patients with a current infection treated with antibiotics should wait until the infection has fully resolved
Patients suffering from certain chronic medical illnesses or skin conditions may not be suitable or need a specialised treatment regime, however this will be discussed in full at the medical consultation.
The Microlift for Acne ScarringHow Many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments required depends upon several factors:
type and severity of the scars
The response to the healing process is monitored over months and the treatments tailored to each individuals needs. Most patients with moderate to severe scarring will need a course of at least 4 treatments
Does it Hurt and how long does The Microlift Procedure take?
An anaesthetic cream is applied for at least an hour prior to the procedure. This numbs the area and minimises any discomfort. Following consultation, The Microlift Procedure takes 30 – 45 mins.
Treatments are 6 – 8 weeks apart for the full Microlift Procedure. However, most patients benefit from sessions of the Hyaluronic Acid Mesotherapy in between sessions.
Most patients can return to work or normal, non-strenuous activity almost immediately. Redness is common for 24hours. Bruising and swelling can occur but is uncommon and rarely lasts longer than 48hours.
A detailed medical consultation will be carried out by Miss Chantrey which will include a full scarring assessment and scarring family history. This will rule out any patients who are not suitable for treatment. In suitable patients the treatment is very safe as it consists of fully approved medical devices and techniques.
Redness, bruising, swelling and infection (rare). Some patients may require more than 4 sessions. Sun protection and avoidance is essential as with any skin treatment to prevent further sun damage or pigmentation.