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 dynamic wrinkles are not formed. This gives the overlying facial skin a softer, smoother and more youthful appearance.
Botulinum Toxin as a muscle relaxant has an excellent safety record and a long record of use in medicine. It has been used successfully in adults and children in variety medical conditions over the last 20 years. 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.
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.
This depends entirely on the patient but a single treatment of Botox will normally be sustained for approximately 3 – 6 months. You will notice a gradual fading of its effects. At this point you will return to Skin Deep Medical for your next treatment. Usually, treatment is required 2 – 3 times a year
JUVÉDERM® is the world’s leading hyaluronic acid or HA facial filler. HA binds to water in your skin which may smooth lines and wrinkles, add volume and enhance or define facial features.
JUVÉDERM® facial fillers have the ability to integrate with your own facial tissue to get natural-looking results.
Each JUVÉDERM® facial filler is designed for a particular purpose, whether it’s to treat fine or deep lines/folds, restore facial volume for a lifting effect, or reshape and redefine the lips. Your qualified medical aesthetics practitioner may suggest several treatments from the JUVÉDERM® range to create a tailored treatment plan for you.
JUVÉDERM® is made by Allergan, and is the world’s leading brand of hyaluronic acid facial fillers. Allergan has over 60 years of experience of over 60 years in stringent product manufacturing. Our JUVÉDERM® range of facial fillers is made using innovative technology to help you achieve natural-looking and long-lasting results (up to 24 months, dependent on the facial filler used and the area treated).
Our patented technology allows JUVÉDERM® facial fillers to blend with the tissue under the skin for a natural look and feel, whether you’re smiling, laughing or frowning.
During consultation, your qualified medical aesthetics practitioner will look at your face whilst it’s still (static) and moving (dynamic) to make sure they’re able to give you a result you’ll be happy with.
Can last for up to 24 months, depending on the treatment chosen and the area treated.
JUVÉDERM® facial fillers include the anaesthetic lidocaine, which can help reduce any discomfort you may feel during treatment.