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WHAT IS BOTULINUM TOXIN AND ITS EFFECTS?

WHAT IS BOTULINUM TOXIN AND ITS EFFECTS?

WHAT IS BOTULINUM TOXIN AND ITS EFFECTS?

Botulinum toxin is a purified protein which is injected into the muscle.

BOTOX works by temporarily relaxing your facial muscles. It gently softens and reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles and improves the signs of ageing.

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BOTOX: WHICH AREAS CAN BE TREATED?

BOTOX: WHICH AREAS CAN BE TREATED?

BOTOX: WHICH AREAS CAN BE TREATED?

Forehead and eyes
Glabellar (frown lines)
Brow lift
Gummy smile
Jowl tightening
Jaw muscles for facial slimming

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BOTOX: HOW LONG UNTIL I CAN SEE THE BENEFITS?

BOTOX: HOW LONG UNTIL I CAN SEE THE BENEFITS?

BOTOX: HOW LONG UNTIL I CAN SEE THE BENEFITS?

The product usually takes 2-3 days to start working. Most people see effects for 3-4 months. Several factors may shorten or lengthen that period:

  • age (older people with less muscle tone may see results diminish sooner than those with younger, firmer facial muscle
  • Facial structure or expression
  • Smoking or not
  • Diet
  • How much sun you get and how much sun damage your skin already has.
  • Whether you use Botox repeatedly or not
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BOTOX: ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?

BOTOX: ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?

BOTOX: ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?

The most common side effects include slight discomfort at the injection site, swelling, redness, bleeding and bruising where the needle has been placed.

Very rarely Botulin toxin may result in muscle weakness (Droopy eyelids)

Such unwanted effects can be avoid by injecting in the correct area, using a small, highly concentrated dose of botox which is less likely to spread from the injection site rather than a large diluted dose.

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BOTOX: WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE DAY?

BOTOX: WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE DAY?

BOTOX: WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE DAY?

  • Before the treatment, you will fill in a medical questionnaire and sign a consent form.
  • Any make up will be removed and the area will be cleansed. The product is placed into the muscle with a fine needle.
  • The needles used for Botox injections are very small; the process may be mildly uncomfortable for a few moments but it is not painful.
  • The treatment itself will take 15 minutes and you can return to your usual activities immediately afterwards.
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BOTOX: AFTERCARE

BOTOX: AFTERCARE

BOTOX: AFTERCARE

After having treatment with Botulinum toxin you are advised to avoid any rubbing of the area and to avoid any beauty treatments e.g. facial massage, Sauna’s and extreme temperatures for up to 2 weeks and stay away from exercise the evening after being injected around the eyes.

We will give you a review appointment three weeks post treatment which is when any slight adjustments can be made, if necessary.

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WHAT ARE DERMAL FILLERS AND WHAT ARE THEIR EFFECTS ?

WHAT ARE DERMAL FILLERS AND WHAT ARE THEIR EFFECTS ?

Dermal fillers are made from a product called Hyaluronic acid. It is a naturally occurring sugar that exists in almost all living organisms. Its key role is to absorb water and to transport nutrients to the skin helping to create a smoother and / or fuller appearance in the face

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DERMAL FILLERS: WHICH AREAS CAN BE TREATED?

DERMAL FILLERS: WHICH AREAS CAN BE TREATED?

DERMAL FILLERS: WHICH AREAS CAN BE TREATED?

  • Lips
  • Mouth corners
  • Nose to mouth lines
  • Smokers lines
  • Jawline
  • Cheeks
  • Chin
  • Tear troughs
  • Nose
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DERMAL FILLERS: HOW LONG UNTIL I CAN SEE THE BENEFITS?

DERMAL FILLERS: HOW LONG UNTIL I CAN SEE THE BENEFITS?

DERMAL FILLERS: HOW LONG UNTIL I CAN SEE THE BENEFITS?

The beauty of this product is that the effects are noticeable immediately after the procedure. These effects are long lasting, non-permanent and reversible.

Because of this, most of our patients will return for a top up every 6-12 months or so.

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DERMAL FILLERS: ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?

DERMAL FILLERS: ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?

DERMAL FILLERS: ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?

Most reactions are generally minimal and temporary. You should expect some swelling and you may have some slight bruising however these reactions are expected to settle down within a couple of days.

The most common side effects include redness, swelling.

Bruising tend to be much less as I use a cannula instead of a needle and also the Teosyal pen which delivers a gentle and regular push while injecting the filler into the skin

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DERMAL FILLERS: WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE DAY

DERMAL FILLERS: WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE DAY

DERMAL FILLERS: WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE DAY

We will go through the medical questionnaire previously sent to you by email and you will sign a consent form.

Before the treatment, any make up will be removed and the area will be cleansed. We will use a topical anaesthetic on the injection site(s). The product is placed using a cannula which helps to keep swelling and bruising to a minimum. You should only experience a small amount of discomfort during the treatment.

The treatment itself can take up to 30-50 minutes depending on which area is being treated.

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DERMAL FILLERS: AFTERCARE

DERMAL FILLERS: AFTERCARE

DERMAL FILLERS: AFTERCARE

After having your treatment you are advised to avoid any rubbing of the area and to avoid any beauty treatments e.g. facial massage, Sauna’s and extreme temperatures for up to 2 weeks.

We will give you an appointment 3 weeks later for any adjusting that may be necessary. Full written aftercare instructions will be given to you after the treatment has taken place.

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WHAT ARE PDO THREADS AND WHAT ARE THEIR EFFECTS ?

WHAT ARE PDO THREADS AND WHAT ARE THEIR EFFECTS ?

WHAT ARE PDO THREADS AND WHAT ARE THEIR EFFECTS ?

PDO stands for polydioxanone and is a material that has been used in the medical world for decades.

PDO Threads are a suture like material that are used to tighten sagging skin around the face and neck area. PDO threads are an absorbable suture which can stay in the skin for up to 6 months.

The effects are long lasting with the benefit of skin rejuvenation, smoothing wrinkles, narrowing pores, skin lightening, increasing volume and mostly skin tightening

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PDO THREADS: IS THIS TREATMENT FOR ME?

PDO THREADS: IS THIS TREATMENT FOR ME?

PDO THREADS: IS THIS TREATMENT FOR ME?

 

Thread skin tightening is becoming more and more popular.  If you have a slight sagging of the skin – for example around the jowl area and would like a more lifted appearance then this treatment gives you all the benefits you are looking for.

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PDO THREADS: WHICH AREAS CAN BE TREATED?

PDO THREADS: WHICH AREAS CAN BE TREATED?

PDO THREADS: WHICH AREAS CAN BE TREATED?

  • Glabellar lines
  • Forehead winkles
  • Eye brow lift
  • Tear through
  • Mouth corners
  • Nasio Labial Folds
  • Smokers lines
  • Marionette lines
  • Jawline
  • Cheeks
  • Double Chin
  • Neck, decolleté
  • body: belly, arms, legs
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PDO THREADS: HOW LONG UNTIL I CAN SEE THE BENEFITS?

PDO THREADS: HOW LONG UNTIL I CAN SEE THE BENEFITS?

PDO THREADS: HOW LONG UNTIL I CAN SEE THE BENEFITS?

The beauty of this product is that the effects are noticeable immediately after the procedure. The treatment itself is long lasting and non-permanent with very little downtime.

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PDO THREADS: ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?

PDO THREADS: ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?

PDO THREADS: ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?

Most reactions are generally minimal and temporary. You should expect some swelling and you may have some slight bruising following the treatment however these reactions are expected to settle down within a couple of days.  Most of our patients have little to no reactions following the treatment.

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PDO THREADS: WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE DAY...

PDO THREADS: WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE DAY...

PDO THREADS: WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE DAY...

We will go through the medical questionnaire previously sent to you by email and you will sign a consent form. Before the treatment any make up will be removed and the area will be cleansed. We will use a topical and a local anaesthetic on the treatment area.

You should only experience a small amount of discomfort during the treatment.

The treatment itself can take up to 30-45 minutes depending on area to be treated.

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PDO THREADS: AFTERCARE

PDO THREADS: AFTERCARE

PDO THREADS: AFTERCARE

After having your treatment you are advised to avoid any rubbing of the area and to avoid any beauty treatments e.g. facial massage, Sauna’s and extreme temperatures for up to 2 weeks.

No gym or extreme exercises.

I advise my patients to take a few days off after the procedure but some patients return to their activities straight away.

We will give you a review appointment 4 weeks later.

Full written aftercare instructions will be given to you after the treatment has taken place.

WHAT ARE APTOS THREADS AND EFFECTS?

WHAT ARE APTOS THREADS AND EFFECTS?

WHAT ARE APTOS THREADS AND EFFECTS?

This is proper thread lifting.

This treatment gives you all the benefits of a mini facelift without the risk of surgery.

Light Lift Aptos Threads are made of caprolac, a material which completely disappears from your system within 360 days. L- lactid acid (a compound of the thread) activating natural revitalising processes and slowing down ageing processes. Visible results can be reached on many parts of face and body. The results maintain up to 2 years on the average.

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APTOS THREADS: IS THIS TREATMENT FOR ME?

APTOS THREADS: IS THIS TREATMENT FOR ME?

APTOS THREADS: IS THIS TREATMENT FOR ME?

Aptos and Light Lift Lifting methods are suitable for both men and women of different age and with different indications for correction.

The Aptos Thread application produces instant results: to create perfect contours of face and body, to slow down the ageing process to preserve beauty. This procedure does not involve any surgical intervention which means no scarring and a short rehabilitation period.

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APTOS THREADS: WHICH AREAS CAN BE TREATED?

APTOS THREADS: WHICH AREAS CAN BE TREATED?

APTOS THREADS: WHICH AREAS CAN BE TREATED?

Globular line
Forehead wrinkles
Tear throughs
Mouth corners
Nasio labial folds
Marionettes lines
Smokers lines
Jawline
Cheeks
Double Chin, chin folds
Neck, decolleté
body: belly, arms, legs, hands

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APTOS THREADS: HOW LONG UNTIL I CAN SEE THE BENEFITS?

APTOS THREADS: HOW LONG UNTIL I CAN SEE THE BENEFITS?

APTOS THREADS: HOW LONG UNTIL I CAN SEE THE BENEFITS?

 

The results are seen immediately after the procedure. The skin turns more elastic and smooth. In the course of time the effect gets better and keeps up to 2 years with a shorter rehabilitation period *

*may vary depending in individual features of a patient and his/her lifestyle

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APTOS THREADS: ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?

APTOS THREADS:  ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?

APTOS THREADS: ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?

This procedure causes minimal trauma: the correction is performed through one puncture which leaves no mark on the skin.

You should expect some swelling and you may have some slight bruising following the treatment however these reactions are expected to settle down within a couple of days.

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APTOS THREADS: WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE DAY

APTOS THREADS:  WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE DAY

APTOS THREADS: WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE DAY

 

We will go through the medical questionnaire previously sent to you by email and you will sign a consent form.

The threads will be inserted with the help of a guiding needle through dot punctures or tiny skin cuts (up to 0.5 cm). The procedure will be carried out at the surgery under local anaesthetic. Whole face lifting lasts an hour, the lifting of separate areas lasts between 20 to 30 minutes.

You should expect some swelling and you may have some slight bruising following the treatment however these reactions are expected to settle down within a couple of days.

I advise my patients to take few days rest but most patients return to work the next day.

You may find that your facial movement is limited for the first two weeks and it may hurt to laugh or smile.

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APTOS THREADS: AFTERCARE

APTOS THREADS: AFTERCARE

APTOS THREADS: AFTERCARE

After having your treatment you are advised not to talk, laugh or smile excessively or make exaggerated facial movements for the first few days.

You should not sleep on your face for the first week.

You should not shave your face, use chemical peels, scrub it or use harsh cleansers, avoid any beauty treatments e.g. facial massage, saunas and extreme temperatures for up to 2 months.

You should avoid any dental procedure for a month

No restriction after 2 months

We will give you a review appointment 4 weeks later.

Full written aftercare instructions will be given to you after the treatment has taken place.

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WHAT IS MESOTHERAPY?

WHAT IS MESOTHERAPY?

WHAT IS MESOTHERAPY?

Mesotherapy involves the injection of vitamins, amino acids and hyaluronic acid to boost levels of hyaluronic acid in the skin. They are important components of the skin that helps to maintain firmness and texture.

It helps to stimulate more collagen production, which, in turn, improves skin tone and helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

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MESOTHERAPY: IS THIS TREATMENT FOR ME?

MESOTHERAPY: IS THIS TREATMENT FOR ME?

MESOTHERAPY: IS THIS TREATMENT FOR ME?

Mesotherapy is a treatment for anyone who wants to maintain a healthy look with a nice, glowing skin tone. I call it my deep skin care regime.

Most creams and serums do not pass the skin barrier – Mesotherapy allows the products injected into the skin to pass this barrier and reach the dermal layer where cellular interaction happens.

Skin is nourished and rejuvenated from beneath the top layer, promoting collagen production, elastin strengthening and a better metabolism.

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MESOTHERAPY: WHICH AREAS CAN BE TREATED?

MESOTHERAPY: WHICH AREAS CAN BE TREATED?

MESOTHERAPY: WHICH AREAS CAN BE TREATED?

Any area can be treated for skin improvement and reducing thin wrinkles :

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Body: décolleté, arms, belly, hands, legs
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MESOTHERAPY: HOW LONG UNTIL I CAN SEE THE BENEFITS?

MESOTHERAPY:  HOW LONG UNTIL I CAN SEE THE BENEFITS?

MESOTHERAPY: HOW LONG UNTIL I CAN SEE THE BENEFITS?

I often recommend mesotherapy treatment for those who wish to improve their skin’s radiance, firmness and vitality.

It is an excellent way to achieve the subtle beauty preservation for which we all strive.

It is the secret for natural, beautiful, glowing skin.

After 3 days, you will notice an improvement in the quality of your skin, but after 2-3 sessions long tern results will be visible.

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MESOTHERAPY: ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?

MESOTHERAPY: ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?

MESOTHERAPY: ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?

Possible side-effects are small bruises which vanish in a few days, and a little swelling in the injected area which remains for about 12 – 36 hours.

Some individuals may experience an allergic reaction to the products used, although this is extremely rare.

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MESOTHERAPY: WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE DAY?

MESOTHERAPY:  WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE DAY?

MESOTHERAPY: WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE DAY?

Compared to the traditional methods using a syringe, a small needle, a dermal roller or a normal mesotherapy gun; treatment with the U225 Meso-gun takes mesotherapy to a new level of precision and effectiveness with less pain and bruising for the patient.

Topical anaesthetic is not necessary.

Due to the extremely high frequency of injections, the amount of injected material is considerably higher and distributed more precisely and evenly.

The treatment itself can take up to 30 minutes depending on which area is being treated.

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MESOTHERAPY: Aftercare

MESOTHERAPY: Aftercare

MESOTHERAPY: Aftercare

After the treatment you can return to normal activities straight after.

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WHAT IS PRP & WHAT CAN IT BE USED FOR?

WHAT IS PRP & WHAT CAN IT BE USED FOR?

WHAT IS PRP & WHAT CAN IT BE USED FOR?

PRP stands for Platelet-Rich Plasma and is found within our blood. Plasma contains growth factors which enable our bodies to heal and regenerate. By extracting these growth factors we can then target specific areas to encourage the natural healing process to take place.

PRP can be used for skin rejuvenation and to stimulate hair growth using micro-needling.

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PRP: HOW LONG UNTIL I CAN SEE THE BENEFITS ?

PRP: HOW LONG UNTIL I CAN SEE THE BENEFITS ?

PRP: HOW LONG UNTIL I CAN SEE THE BENEFITS ?

For skin rejuvenation and hair growth I advise that you have 3 sessions which must be taken a month apart.

Immediately after the procedure, you may feel that the skin is smoother to touch. However the body needs time and you will begin to notice the difference once the growth factors have become established and start the healing process.

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PRP: ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?

PRP: ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?

PRP: ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?

PRP is naturally sourced from your own body therefore the only reactions or side effects typically relate to the injection itself. These side effects can be some mild swelling and bruising from the injection site. Sometimes you may have some slight scratches on the surface of the skin and this should settle within a couple of days.

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PRP: WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE DAY...

PRP: WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE DAY...

PRP: WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE DAY...

To be able to extract the PRP from your body I will need to collect a small amount of blood from your arm, similar to a routine blood test. The blood is then placed in a centrifuge that spins the blood at high speed which allows the platelets to separate from the other blood cells.

Before the treatment, any make up will be removed and the area will be cleansed.

I will use a topical anaesthetic on the injection sites for hair rejuvenation however in facial rejuvenation this is not necessary as the method I use with the mess gun U225 has little to no discomfort.

The treatment itself can take up to 30 minutes depending on what area is being treated.

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PRP: AFTERCARE

PRP: AFTERCARE

PRP: AFTERCARE

After having your treatment you are advised to avoid using any other product on the skin for 24 hours. This is to ensure the area is kept clean and to reduce any chance of infection. Full written aftercare instructions will be given to you after the treatment has taken place.

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