CONSULTATION & TREATMENT SERVICE
ARE YOU SICK OF YOUR WRINKLES?
VOLUME & WRINKLE RELAXING INJECTIONS
Keeping your face looking fresh and youthful is no easy task. We aim to do just that, whilst keeping results looking natural.
Fine lines and wrinkles form as our skin gets older and less elastic. UV from the sun adds to this damage too. Injectable anti-ageing & anti-wrinkle treatments are a quick and convenient way to smooth out those lines on the forehead and around the eyes and mouth without any need for surgery.
Alice is Harley Street trained, and offers injectables with genuine products, in a purpose built environment.
We offer several injectable treatments which can include Aessoa, Stylage M, Juvéderm® and Sculptra™ and can also include wrinkle relaxing brands such as Botox and other toxin brands such as Vistabel, Azzalure, Bocouture and Dysport.
"Botox" is the number one treatment for frown & forehead lines, crows feet and lines between the brows (known as "11's" lines). In conjuntion with our medical prescriber, we can help you to decide which one is right for you.
Areas of Treatment:
- Forehead Wrinkles. Forehead muscles are constantly used.
- Frown Lines. Our Glabella region can create vertical and even horizontal lines as we age.
- Crow's Feet. These are small, fine lines that extend from the corners of your eyes when you laugh or smile.
- Marionette Lines and Corners of the Mouth. We can upturn the mouth corners
- Smoker's Lines. Fine lines on the top lip
- Sagging Brows/Brow Lift
- Hyperhydrosis - for excessive sweating (additional area costs apply)
- Neck Bands (additional area costs apply)
Prior to your treatment, our prescriber will assess you for your treatment.
All injectables administered by those fully trained, license and insured.
PRICES AND INFORMATION
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR
WRINKLE RELAXING INJECTABLE SESSION
Pop online and choose a treatment slot that suits you. Consultations are free, subject to a deposit payment.
Before your treatment appointment, our medical prescriber will be in touch to undertake a quick consultation. You will talk through different available options with you, and together we will advise you on the best treatment plan. If Botox and other brands such as Vistabel, Azzalure, Bocouture and Dysport are required, a prescription will be organised for you - we take care of everything...
If it is decided that you are not suitable, or you would like more time to think about your options, your booking deposit will be returned to you in full.
(Unfortunatly the prescribing service can't be done on the same day as the treatment. Products such as Botox and other brands such as Vistabel, Azzalure, Bocouture and Dysport require a consultation prior to treatment, and prescription to be ordered for you. (no need to pick this up or pay for this - we will arrange everything for you!)
On the day of your treatment slot, you will have another consultation with Alice, to allow you to ask any further questions and to explain what to expect.
Alice will administer your treatment with a very, very small and very, very, fine needle, so no numbing is required beforehand.
Most experience a discomfort level of 1 out of 10 with anti-wrinkle injections to the forehead or eye area... so it is very comfortable.
The treatment itself takes just a few minutes, and you are able to continue your usual daily activities.
Simple aftercare is explained, and you will be given information to take away.
Enjoy Your Results!! Your anti-wrinkle injections will take effect shortly.
A 14 day follow up is available where necessary free of charge.
Anti-Wrinkle Injections - FAQ
How Do Anti-Wrinkle Treatments Work ( Botulinum Toxin (Botox ®))?
When injected into a muscle temporarily relaxes the muscle by blocking nerve impulses. As the nerve impulses are blocked the muscle is temporarily unable to contract so that the movements that form wrinkles can not happen as usual. This gives the overlying facial skin a softer, smoother and more youthful appearance.
Are Anti-Wrinkle Treatments Safe?
Botox and other leading brands like Azzulure are very well tolerated and usually problem-free. Side effects are minimal. As muscle relaxants they have an excellent safety record and a long record of use in medicine. It has been used cosmetically to treat facial wrinkles for about 15 years and has become one of the most popular and frequently used cosmetic treatments worldwide.
Who can have Anti-Wrinkle Treatments?
Both men and women find these treatments excellent. However men often need slightly higher doses than women.
Who Can't Have This Treatment?
ALL precription services are carried out under the supervision of a medical consultation prior to your treatment. They should not be used in:
- People with infection at the proposed injection site.
- People who have previously had an allergic reaction to Botulinum toxin type A injections.
- People with muscle problems or chronic diseases affecting the muscles, such as Myasthenia Gravis, Eaton Lambert syndrome.
- Children under the age of 18 years.
- Women who are pregnant or breast feeding.
- It should be used cautiously in (please let the doctor know if the following applies to you) People at risk of bleeding as there is an increased risk of bruising
post procedure. These include people who have blood clotting disorders such as Haemophilia, those who are taking treatments with anticoagulant medicines such as Warfarin, Heparin, Aspirin and Anti-Inflammatory medicines. Certain herbal remedies such as Gingiko Bilboa, St John’s
Wort and Vitamin E
- People with excessive weakness or wasting in the muscle to be
injected, such as those patients with history of Strokes or Bell’s Palsy
- People with Chronic Breathing difficulties
Does The Injection Hurt?
Botox injections are relatively painless as the injections are performed using a very fine needle. Patients therefore and do not
require any anaesthesia. The full treatment takes about 15-20 minutes to perform and you are able to drive and go to work the same day.
How Long Do The Effects Last?
It can take about 2-14 days to see the full effects after the initial treatment. The cosmetic effects can last up to six months but typically range from three to four months. Eventually most people require re treatment as the wrinkles reappear. However in some treated areas (such as frown wrinkles), the wrinkles
may return less severe after repeated treatments as the unconscious muscle contraction habit is broken.
We offer all our patients a free two week follow up appointment to assess the effect of treatment and administer any top up treatments if necessary.
Are There Any Side Effects? Most people find that the injections cause only mild local pain and tenderness. Immediately after the injection there may be mild swelling at the injection site which usually subsides within 48 hours. Slight bruising is also possible. Side effects of these treatments are
extremely rare. Occasionally, the treatment may relax nearby muscle groups causing temporary drooping of the eyebrow or eyelids. This may last for a few weeks but will resolve with time. As with any medicine an allergic reaction may occur, this is however quite rare. Conversely there may be some unintended benefits in some people such as easing of tension type headaches as the muscles in the forehead relax. Botox has been used for over 20 years and does not appear to cause any negative long-term effects.
How Often Can I Have Treatments?
When the effect of the Botox injection wears off the wrinkles will always return to their pre-treatment state. Treatments can be repeated
at a minimum of three monthly intervals, but the effects may last longer for some individuals, especially if they have had previous treatments to the same area.
Will I Still Have Expression In My Face?
Botox treatments are designed to smooth dynamic wrinkles in the forehead and around eyes, they do not affect your facial expression. The final result can be tailored to each patient and can be discussed at.
What After Care Advice Should I Follow?
Try to contract the treated muscle areas for up to four hours after treatment, by frowning and lifting eyebrows to allow the toxin to reach all of the treated muscle. Avoid rubbing or touching the injected areas and avoid having facials and massage for 48 hours this is to ensure that the treatment
remains at the site of injection. Avoid vigorous exercise and alcohol-based products on the area treated for 48 hours. If bruising develops the you can apply Arnica cream. Paracetamol can be taken for mild pain post procedure