Botulinum Toxin Type A is a medicine which is used in reducing the appearance of certain types of wrinkles. Line reducing injections work by relaxing these small muscles, using an injectable type of Botulinum Toxin A used to treat fine lines and wrinkles. In general, the upper face is divided into 3 areas:
The needles that are used are tiny so pain is minimal. Some people say that it can be a little uncomfortable, but people are usually pleasantly surprised at how quick and pain free the treatment is.
An improvement in the frown lines generally takes place within 3-5 days, with the maximum effect observed on day 30. The effect lasts up to 4 months after the injection.
The intervals between treatments should not be shorter than 3 months. Some lines and wrinkles may not be able to be treated with wrinkle relaxing injections, therefore, other treatments such as dermal fillers may be suggested.
Usually, it will last for 3-4 months, but repeated use often results in longer lasting results.
Yes. They will be able to frown, smile, or look surprised-but without the creases.
The following patients : Pregnant or breastfeeding women cannot have this treatment. Those hypersensitive (allergic) to Botulinum neurotoxin type A or any of the other ingredients of Bocouture®. Those who suffer from a generalized disorder of muscle activity (e.g. myasthenia gravis, Lambert-Eaton syndrome). Those who have an infection at the proposed injection site. As a qualified aesthetic practitioner I may refuse or delay treatment for medical or psychological reasons.
Like all medicines, these injections can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. The following side effects have been observed: headaches, muscle activity disorders, meeling of heaviness in the upper part of the face, itching.
There are a number of other uncommon reactions and as with every injection the following reactions may occur around the injection site: pain, tenderness, itching, swelling and bruising.
Bruxism is the unconscious clenching of the teeth. Botox injections weaken the masticatory muscles just enough to reduce bruxism. And it still allows you to chew, talk and smile normally.
One study shows that Botox “reduces the frequency of bruxism events, decrease bruxism-induced pain levels and satisfy patients’ self-assessment”.In comparison with a custom night guard, Botulinum Toxins are equally effective on bruxism. In another study, all patients treated with Botox have declared “a good/very good improvement in symptoms.Overall, studies support the efficacy of Botox to reduce pain in the muscles of the jaw.
New Botox injections are periodically needed to treat bruxism. Duration of one treatment can last from one month to 26 weeks, with the average being four months.
No significant side effects were seen. Some small temporary side effects include: soreness and bruising at the injection site, and with large dose, diffusion to superficial muscles of the face can result in a “fixed” smile for about 6 to 8 weeks.
As we age, the platysma neck muscle may become more lax or more hypertrophic (enlarged). When this happens, vertical ridges or bands may become more pronounced when the muscle is contracted. BOTOX® may be used to relax the platysma muscle and diminish the appearance of the bands. During treatment, the physician will typically ask the patient to contract the neck muscle and then place BOTOX® along the ridges of the muscle. BOTOX® is usually placed 1 – 3 centimeters apart along each band. The patient may return a couple of weeks after the first treatment if more BOTOX® is needed. This procedure tends to work best in patients with hyperactive platysma muscles creating vertical bands regardless of age. Generally Botox is advised for patients under the age of 65.
Excellent results occur after a week to 10 days. Botox injections relax the platysma muscle for three to six months.
Most often the procedure needs to be repeated every five to six months.
Botox treatment of this area is very safe and effective when appropriate dose is applied.
Excessive sweating – or hyperhidrosis – is an embarrassing and uncomfortable condition that affects around 3% of the UK population. It can have a serious affect on a sufferer’s working and social life and many people simply avoid doing things they would otherwise love to do because they are too embarrassed about their sweating.
There are two main types of hyperhidrosis:
Very small amounts of Botulinum Toxin are injected under the arms. This blocks the action of the nerves that supply eccrine glands and stops them producing sweat.
The needle used is very fine and only a tiny amount of substance is used so pain is minimal. No sedation or local anaesthetic is required.
Approximately 30 minutes. You can then go straight back to normal activities.
You should notice that your sweating has reduced considerably within 3 to 7 days of treatment.
The effects of the injection should last between 6 and 12 months. As soon as you notice a return to excessive sweating you can come back to us for more treatment.
Only tiny amounts of Botulinum Toxin are used so this treatment is not harmful in any way. You may experience some itching around the injection site just after treatment but this will not last long at all.
Dermal fillers, made from Hyaluronic Acid, are the most popular volume enhancing treatments used to reduce facial lines and wrinkles and to restore plumpness to the lips and cheeks, redefining the shape of your face. Dermal fillers are ever growing in popularity - they are safe, long-lasting and offer natural looking results.
Restylane, Juvederm & Belotero are dermal fillers. They are made of hylauronic acid which is a natural skin substance. They each a gel that is injected into the skin. They can be used to fill lines on your face (like the smile lines between nose and mouth) or they can ad volume to areas that have flattened with age (like your lips or cheeks)
Depending on your metabolism and the area of your face that is treated, Restylane, Juvederm & Belotero usually last at least 9 months. In certain areas (like under your eyes) they last much longer.
In our office all treatments are personally performed by either Dr. Cohen or Dr. Swartz. Never by an assistant or a nurse.
Many people notice that, as time goes by, their lips look smaller than they did in the past. For these people a light treatment of Juvederm does the trick. It returns your lips to how they looked when you were younger. Other people feel that there lips are just too small. If that is your situation, Juvederm can be used to naturally enlarge your lips so that look more plump. Our approach is to always produce a natural result that makes you look younger and more attractive, not like you have had a treatment.
Yes. These fillers can be used in patients with very light skin, patients with very pigmented skin, and everything in between. The treatments do not cause hyperpigmentation or scarring in patients, including patients of color.
One of the major advantages of these fillers is that they are reversible. In the unlikely event that you are not happy with the results of your treatment, a touch-up can often be performed. If needed, the entire treatment can be reversed by injecting a safe medication, called hylauronidase, that completely dissolves the filler.
The best solution for erasing lines and folds is to replace lost structure with immediate volume. RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler works immediately so the results are instant. Once injected, RADIESSE Volumizing Filler adds the volume and lift needed to diminish the signs of aging. What makes RADIESSE truly unique is the ability of the product to act as a scaffold under the skin, providing structure and stimulating your own natural collagen to grow.1 The production of natural collagen continues for several months, which extends beyond the initial effect of RADIESSE Volumizing Filler.1 Best of all, the natural results are clinically proven to last a year or more in many patients, which means more value from each treatment and long-lasting results.
RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler is comprised of Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in an aqueous gel carrier.1
Ellanse developed by AQTIS Medica, is the first dermal filler which offers a safe unique tunable longevity, specifically designed for the field of aesthetic medicine and surgery with the results lasting from three to five years.
Ellanse is made of Poly-Caprolactone (PCl) and is a well-known totally bioresorbable soft medical polymer. ELLANSE offers the maximum potential for modeling due to the combination of optimum viscosity, unique elasticity and uniform homogeneity, hence, the ELLANSE family can be used in a variety of beautifying indications:
The ELLANSE is an injectable filler indicated for deep dermal and subdermal implantation. The nasolabial folds used in clinical studies are representative for deep and sub-dermal soft tissue augmentation of the facial area. Ellansé is a dermal filler providing immediate results, as well as, Biostimulation inducing neo-collagenesis for longer-lasting and sustained results. Due to the optimum viscosity and elasticity of the gel-carrier, the wrinkles and folds undergo immediate physical correction after treatment. The gel-carrier (suspension medium for microspheres) is gradually resorbed over a period of several weeks after treatment.
Ellanse is suitable for both woman and men of different ages. It can help with deep folds around the mouth and nose, sunken cheeks, facial scars, deep acne scars and loose skin.
Ellanse is a non-animal, non-bacterial and non-human derived product. It is a natural biostimulator, since it stimulates the creation of your own new collagen. it has optimal biocompatibility, due to the very smooth spherical microspheres. It is predictable, controlled and has tunable bioresorption, with an excellent safety profile. Unique tunable longevity options for personalized and tailored treatment.
Ellanse is ideal for long lasting lines and wrinkle correction and enhances cheek volume and stimulates collagen in a natural way.
Ellanse is ideal for restoring facial contours and volume and correcting facial laxity, improving the jaw line and other areas.
Patients can achieve full face lifting without the need of aggressive surgery, with the result lasting up to three to four years.
Ellanse is different from other fillers, as it gives the desired beautiful aesthetic result that lasts longer than conventional dermal fillers.The unique advantages of Ellanse are sustained performance, tunable longevity and total bioresorbability.
Ellanse also offers the advantage over other fillers, as it allows immediate correction and sustained performance from one up to four years.
Ellanse is officially approved by MHRA in the UK for restoration and/or correction of the signs of facial fat loss (lipoatrophy) and is used for treating facial lines and wrinkles.
In capable doctor hands, with the right training and experience, this is a very safe and effective procedure. Over time the technique has evolved to optimise the effects and reduce problems.
The mechanism consists of sustained performance and complete bioresorption.
The excellent performance and saftey of the Ellanse is well grounded in its mode of action and specificaly tunable characteristics.
Patient satisfaction at twelve months evaluated on the basis of GAIS (Global Aesthetic Improvement Scale) for Ellanse was found to be 90%. Average physician evaluation shows improvement in 92% patients based on GAIS.
Ellanse treatments were rated to be excellent or good by 90% of patients on the scale of likelihood to return for repeat treatment at twelve months.
Dracula therapy (also known as Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP therapy, S3, Self Stimulated Serum or even Vampire therapy) involves using your own blood as an injectable anti-ageing treatment – it’s one of the best treatments I know of, and I was the first to introduce it into the UK.
I take a small sample of your blood (about the same amount as an average blood test). I then separate it into red blood cells, clear serum and platelets – through a process of centrifugation. I add vitamins and amino acids to create a super charged serum, which is then injected into you (using tiny painless injections) – in whichever area you require. Essentially it allows the body to heal faster and more efficiently. It stimulates DNA repair, heals scars and makes dry lacklustre skin look and feel younger.
It’s a one-off treatment with results noticeable within 3-4 weeks and works especially well for the forehead, cheeks, neck, décolletage, hands, knees and elbows. It’s amazing at skin revitalisation, tackling scars (including acne scars) and stretch marks. It can be mixed with dermal fillers to treat lines, administered during the same appointment as botulinum toxin for a lifting effect and really tackle any skin related problems.
Dracula therapy appeals to patients looking for a more natural approach to facial rejuvenation; it’s rejuvenation with their own cells and more specifically, autologous platelet-rich plasma. It’s natural facial improvement without using synthetic fillers or animal products.
Treatment may need re-doing every 6 months because of the on-going ageing process.
Mesotherapy is a technique whereby microscopic quantities of medical grade pharmaceuticals, vitamins, minerals and amino acids are administered into the upper and middle layers of the skin in order to treat a variety of ailments.
This method has gained special recognition within aesthetic medicine as it is the most effective non-surgical technique for skin rejuvenation and treatment of skin conditions on both the face and body. No one topical application of cream can deliver the biological active ingredients into the skin cells and activate skin metabolism as effectively as mesotherapy.
Why choose Mesotherapy?
With the micro-injection method, most people only feel minimal discomfort, however, if you do feel discomfort there is a topical anaesthetic that can be applied to the skin to remove this sensation. Needle-free mesotherapy warms the skin but is completely painless.,h3>Is there any down time after the procedure?
The treatment requires no down time which enables most people to return to their normal activities straight away.
The speed of the results depends on the extent of the condition or area being treated. Normally it will take 1-2 days for results to visibly appear after the treatment. For areas such as eye fat bags, results can be seen after 1-2 treatments whereas for body fat it takes 2-4 treatments.
The results do last, however we cannot stop the natural ageing process. Therefore we recommend regular maintenance treatments. This applies to both face and body treatments. Cellulite results can be maintained with a healthy diet and regular exercise.
There are no side effects to this treatment.
Dermaroller is a medical roller with hundreds of micro-skin needles arranged around it. As the Dermaroller is passed across the skin it causes small micro punctures in the skin surface that stimulates the skin to regenerate and repair itself naturally and safely, creating smoother, brighter, healthier, younger-looking skin.
If you suffer from acne scars, burn scars, hyper pigmentation or aged skin then Dermaroller could be for you. Dermaroller treatment is to regenerate the skin to hide the signs of ageing and reduce scars. After this treatment your skin will appear more radiated and refreshed. You can go back to your daily activities almost immediately. Your skin may be red for up to 24 hours.
The practitioner will apply an anesthetic cream to your skin for 45-60 minutes before your treatment to numb the treatment area. The treatment involves the Dermaroller being rolled over the problem area to produce thousands of micro-medical needle punctures in the skin. This controlled damage to the skin surface is not deep enough to elicit a scarring response however it will cause the body to have a milder healing response. The nearby tissue is broken down and new elastin and collagen are formed. This way scarring, lines, wrinkles and pigmentation are all gently removed, being replaced over time with new scar free skin. The practitioners can control the depth of needling to achieve the best result – they can go as deep as 1.5mm on the face, which has proven successful in removing scars, and as deep as 3mm on the body. The practitioner will assess how deep or superficial they need to go.
Dermaroller can be used on any part of the body. The most common area to be treated is the face for acne scars or to treat fine lines and wrinkles. The Dermaroller is also used to treat lines and wrinkles on the neck, décolletage and the backs of hands.
The treatment is relatively pain free and the anaesthetic cream is applied beforehand to reduce any discomfort that may be caused.
The dermaroller treatment takes 20-30 minutes depending on the area that is being treated. The face usually takes about 20 minutes. The neck takes approximately a further ten minutes. Dermaroller for the hand and décolletage take 10 to 15 minutes for each area.
We recommend a course of four treatments approximately 6-8 weeks apart to achieve the best results.
Side effects of Dermaroller are minimal. The acne scarring, or area being treated, may look red, similar to moderate sunburn. This will settle within a few hours and the skin will look normal by the next day. In a very small percentage of people it can take 48 hours for the redness to fully settle. During this period camouflage or foundation can be used.
After your Dermaroller treatment your practitioner will put on a barrier repair cream to encourage the repair of the skin. A sunscreen is also recommended to wear between treatments. This helps protect the skin and provide optimum conditions for the skin to repair itself.
It can take up to six weeks before visible signs of regeneration and repair are seen and the process will continue over the following months, providing you with a natural and long lasting enhancement. In the treatment of acne scars and other types of scarring it may be necessary for your practitioner to extend your Dermaroller procedure, carrying out up to five procedures.
The results from a dermaroller treatment are permanent. As it is a repair of the skin it does not revert after a given time period. Dermaroller for fine lines and wrinkles will improve the skin; however it will not stop skin ageing and new lines forming.
Thread Face Lift is a procedure which rejuvenates regenerates and improves the structure of the face, in a similar way to a surgical facelift, but without the need for surgery. It uses specialised threads which are introduced into the skin with a very fine needle to lift tissue and muscle and improve skin texture.
A thread lift is a minimally invasive, safe and effective non-surgical procedure that offers that offers subtle, natural looking results for both men and women.
The PDO threads will give the skin an immediate, natural improvement in appearance. After about 10-14 days, the process of natural body protein synthesis begins and continues over a period of two years, keeping the texture of the skin smooth and supple.
Bruising can happen. The degree of bruising varies not only depending on the area being treated, but also from patient to patient. However, you do need to be aware that considerable bruising could possibly occur, and plan your social calendar or work commitments around this.