Botox has been used safely and successfully in ophthalmology for over 20 years and for over 16 years in dermatology. No long term side effects have been attributed to the use of Botox. Short term side effects are minimal. Temporary bruising localized at the area of injection can occur. This can be covered with make-up. Headaches sometimes occur that can be relieved with Paracetamol. When injecting around the eyes, upper eyelid drooping is a risk, but also very uncommon. The effect on the eyelid resolves in days to weeks, but can be quickly improved with Iopidine eyedrops.
Botox is a procedure done without anesthesia. The procedure takes only few minutes to complete. In this, Botox is injected with a fine needle on the specific muscles to make the wrinkles relax and soften.
Anti-wrinkle injectables are made from a drug made called Botulinum Toxin which has been FDA approved and used for both medical and cosmetic purposes for over 20 years with no known adverse effects. Like most cosmetic treatments, side effects can occur, some clients report mild bruising whilst very occasionally- approximately 1-3% - experience a 'droopy eyelid' both however can be corrected or will fade in time. To reduce the risk of complications it is important that anti-wrinkle injectable are administered by highly qualified practitioners in a safe and medical environment.
Anti-wrinkles injectable are mainly used for the face. Forehead wrinkles, crow's feet lines around the eyes, and the "11 lines" between the eyebrows are the most popular areas however other uses include lifting eyebrows, decreasing the "orange peel" appearance of the chin and lifting the corners of the mouth.
Fillers are popular treatments used for softening wrinkles, laughter lines, facial lines and wrinkles caused naturally by ageing or sun exposure. Combined with a local anaesthetic, dermal fillers are injected into the skin to give your face a natural volume, leaving your skin completely hydrated and youthful.
Popular areas to add volume and fullness to include the lips, cheeks and bridge of the nose. For smoothing and plumping lines and wrinkles, popular treatment areas include around the forehead, eyes, mouth, chin, neck, decolletage and hands.
Unlike traditional procedures, such as surgical face lifts or implants, this treatment requires no cuts, incisions or stitches. It may involve some light pain or discomfort. Clients describe it as a tiny scratch as the needle goes in, with a slight stinging sensation as the filler is applied. For those feeling anxious, we can use a local anaesthetic to numb the area completely. Afterwards there may be some swelling or bruising. The swelling fades within 48 hour; the bruising can take up to a fortnight.
Skin peel treatments make use of acids and enzymes to exfoliate away layers of the skin to reveal fresher, clearer, more youthful looking skin beneath the surface. Resurfacers are a milder type of skin peel and are sometimes referred to as ‘superficial exfoliating treatments’. They harness the power of naturally occurring acids and active ingredients to deeply exfoliate and brighten the skin.
The powerful blend of ingredients in skin peels work to visibly reduce the appearance of open pores, remove dead skin cells, target blemishes, acne and pigmentation, and visibly smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
The procedure is used all over the world to treat skin conditions such as fine line and wrinkles, acne, hyper-pigmentation and sun damage - the results can be life-transforming.
Expected results from chemical peel:
- Rejuvenated and brighter skin
- Removal of dead skin cells
- Even skin texture and tone
- Reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Smoother, softer skin
- Eliminated pigmentation and reduced effects of sun damage
- Reduction of inflammation and breakouts caused by acne
- Hydrated and nourished skin
- Stimulated collagen production for plump and youthful looking skin
All skin peel treatments require a one-to-one consultation with a skin practitioner. They will carry out a patch test at least 48 hours prior to your appointment to ensure the treatment is suitable for your specific skin type and needs.
These treatments use a minimally abrasive instrument to gently sand your skin, removing the thicker, uneven outer layer. This type of skin rejuvenation is used to treat light scarring, discoloration, sun damage, and stretch marks.
What microdermabrasion can do?
- Improve age spots and black heads.
- Improve hyperpigmentation (patches of darkened skin).
- Exfoliate your skin, resulting in a refreshed appearance.
- Lessen the appearance of stretch marks.
- Reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
- Reduce or eliminate enlarged pores.
- Treat acne and the scars left by acne.
Microdermabrasion helps to thicken your collagen, which results in a younger looking complexion. Collagen is a protein in your skin that's abundant when you're a child and makes skin appear taut and smooth. Collagen production declines as we age, resulting in looser, uneven skin.
Acne Scar Removal
Acne scarring is caused by the body effectively putting "too much effort" into healing the wounds caused by acne, meaning that there is an excess of collagen built up in the dermis. This collagen may stay in place permanently, creating acne scarring.
In some cases, the result is not a true scar, but simply an excess of pigmentation. This may fade away over a few months or years, but generally isn't permanent as with other acne scars.
We offer a wide range of acne scar treatments like skin peels, laser resurfacing treatment etc. but they all work towards the same goal of removing the external layers of the scar tissue cells, leaving the scar either heavily faded or completely removed.
Mole removal is a surgical procedure. It's usually a minor surgery and can often be done in your primary care doctor's office, although some doctors will prefer to send you to a dermatologist or surgeon. In many cases, the doctor will inject the mole and the skin around it with an anesthetic like lidocaine. Lidocaine burns when it's first injected, but the skin will quickly go numb. After a few minutes, the doctor will check to make sure that there is no feeling in the area. Then, he or she will use one of two procedures:
The doctor may use a scalpel to cut around the mole, making a sort of oval shape. The doctor will probably use tweezers to lift up the mole, and either the scalpel or scissors to cut it away at the bottom. Then, he or she will close the wound with a few stitches. The mole itself will usually be sent to a pathologist, just to make sure that it doesn't contain any cancer cells.
The doctor may use a scalpel to shave the mole off and then use either an electrical tool or a special solution to stop any bleeding. No stitches are needed with this procedure. The shavings may be sent for examination by a pathologist.
If you have scarring that might have been caused by burns, injury, surgery, acne or chickenpox, you may be self-conscious about your appearance and your confidence may be affected as a result. There are several methods you might have already tried to reduce the appearance of scars - such as steroid injections, silicone gels/sheets and other non-surgical techniques such as fillers or IPL.
Scar treatments do not guarantee complete removal of the scar, but aim to make it less obvious. They can also help to reduce tightness caused by the scar tissue. The colour and type of your skin, your age and the type of scarring influence how much improvement you can expect.
We understand that having surgery can often be a time of anxiety and worry, but our experienced and caring medical staff will be there for you, holding your hand, every step of the way.
This is a day case procedure and performed under local anaesthetic, so the area being treated will be completely numb. It is performed by a cosmetic surgeon, specialising in dermatology and scar revision.
If your consultant determines that surgery is the best option for you, they will make a number of small cuts on both sides of the scar site creating a V-shape which reorients the scar so it is less noticeable. The wound is stitched and dressed after the operation. Stitches are usually removed after three to four days for the face and five to seven days for other parts of your body. Stitches that dissolve themselves are often used on your body.
Energy Light Rejuvenation
It is a safe, natural way of using acupuncture points to work with your body's own energy to reduce wrinkles and improve skin tone to firm sagging areas. Your face will look younger, healthier and more radiant without the harsh and risk-prone cosmetic procedures such as surgery, Botox, and chemical peels.
The benefits of ELR are:
- Wrinkle Reduction
- Adjustment of facial muscle tone to more youthful firmness to reduce or eliminate sagging areas
- Normalization of skin coloration to healthier skin
- Reduction or elimination of acne, blemishes and age spots
- Increase in collagen and elastin production to fill out and contour the face
- Facilitating a healthy, vibrant glow to the face
ELR is suitable for those with deep wrinkles, fine lines, bags under the eyes, sagging, puffiness, drooping eyelids, jowls, dry skin or acne. These treatments are also beneficial with people in their late 20s and 30s as a preventative measure. Your individualized treatment plan will take from 10-20 sessions depending on your health and lifestyle - with refresher sessions recommended every four to eight weeks to help maintain the results.