At our BOTOX® clinic in London Harley Street we successfully treat patients with deep lines and fine wrinkles. These are inevitable signs of ageing and for many years we have all been trying to find ways to combat them. The wrinkling and drooping skin is a result of many changes going on beneath the surface of the skin such as collagen depletion, hormones and damage caused by free radicals. Sun exposure is one of the biggest culprits in causing premature ageing but our love for tanning often over-rides the concerns for the long term effects on our skin. Where the lines occur is mainly due to many years of muscle or surface skin contraction such as frowning, squinting or laughing. If the lines or wrinkles are apparent while the face muscles are resting it means they are there for good, and unfortunately will only get worse.
But there is one long lasting solution that has been used for anti-wrinkle treatments for many years now and the medical profession is seeing more advantages and applications as time goes on. The much talked about BOTOX® (Botulinum Toxin) is the preferred cosmetic anti-wrinkle treatment of aesthetics professionals. It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. By reducing muscle activity the lines are less evident and are slightly plumped, giving a smoother more youthful look and tone. Something that our team of experts can help you with here at out London clinic.
The long term success of BOTOX® is showing in the increase in the variety of areas to treat – even migraine headaches can be helped due to its relaxant properties.
But whichever cosmetic or medical needs you are keen to solve, it is an injectable procedure and therefore it is very important to be confident in the provision your BOTOX® treatment.
Our award winning team of professional clinicians at our London clinic are the best placed people for administering BOTOX®. At our well-established clinic in London’s prestigious Harley Street, we use only the latest, yet tried and trusted methods and products to ensure your safety and satisfaction. With their specialist training in BOTOX® and dermal fillers, our technicians offer you the peace of mind you need when dealing with your skin problems.
The team at Juvea are highly skilled and experienced in treating any number of anti-ageing treatments for all areas of the face and body. Applications of BOTOX® are most typically administered to the areas between the eyebrows (Glabella), lines around the eyes, commonly known as “crow’s feet”, and the horizontal lines across the forehead. The BOTOX® procedure is also highly successful way to “lift” brows and correcting the drooping of upper eyelids. It can even be used to combat excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis).
Depending on which type of chemical skin peeling your Juvea Aesthetics practitioner recommends for you, the benefits may include:
Improve overall skin texture and tone
Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
Reduces Active Acne
Reduce brown spots and freckles
Improve sun & photo damaged skin
Improves the appearance of Melasma
Works quicker and deeper than exfoliation
For Glycolic chemical peels and the stimulating peel at Juvea Aesthetics there is little to no downtime required, meaning that they are the perfect lunchtime treatment. There maybe a little redness afterwards and some light peeling in the days that follow but this will soon subside. With the stronger/deeper TCA and Retinal chemical peels you may find that your skin flakes after 3-5 days but this is completely normal for cellular renewal. It’s important to follow your practitioner’s advice on how to care for your skin.
The number of skin peeling treatments required will depend on your skin concerns and your cosmetic goals. For the average client we recommend a course of 4 peels every 2-4 weeks to maximise results for TCA peels, and it takes usually 4-6 treatments at 3 to 4 week intervals to achieve the desired effect with Glycolic peels. As the Obagi Stimulating peel treatment is an event peel, you will see the results immediately after just one treatment. For best results with the ZO 3 Step Stimulating Peel we recommend around 3 peel treatments spaced 6 weeks apart.
When having a chemicals peel you may experience mild tinging but they are not painful. The more gentle peels we do at Juvea Aesthetics use glycolic acids which may also cause redness and minor irritation but this will reduce as your skin becomes used to it. Our stronger peels such as the TCA (trichloroacetic acid) and Retinal peels which penetrate deeper into the skin may sting and irritate the skin more than the lighter peels but your experienced practitioner can put a calming cream on afterwards to soothe the skin.
At Juvea Aesthetics we have chemical peels suitable for all skin types but this treatment is not suitable for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding, those with active skin disease or infections, cuts or broken skin, sunburned skin, active cold sores/Herpes, Psoriasis, Eczema, Rosacea or Dermatitis. We also recommend that you refrain from this treatment if you have used Retinol or skin lightening creams in the last 48 hours, or if you have taken Accutane in the last six months.
Chemical facial peels are very safe, and minor redness, burning, stinging and skin sensitivity are common with this treatment and subside within the first 24 hours following your procedure. Stronger peels may occasionally cause light scabbing, swelling, sensitivity to the sun, acne flare ups, cold sore flare ups and hyperpigmentation (colouring) or hypopigmentation (discolouration) of the skin which could last up to a few months though this is rare.
Because this is an “injectible” product and not a surgical procedure in the conventional sense, there is little preparation for you to worry about.
Your Juvea clinician will provide you with all the post-treatment advice to ensure you get the best from your BOTOX® procedure. However, here are some standard care points for you to be aware of:
Immediately after and for the following 2-3 hours:
For the next 6 hours:
For the next 24 hours:
Recovery Time after BOTOX
Recovery Time One of the best things about BOTOX® is that it such a quick and pain free treatment. Each person’s experience can differ, but for most there is virtually no recovery time – just some things to be mindful of such as avoiding the risk of infection. You may notice miniscule red marks at the point of injection which must not be touched or rubbed. Any discomfort can be helped with paracetamol. The great thing about Botox injections is that they require no downtime, making it the perfect lunch time treatment! You may notice tiny red marks at the injection site which your doctor will advise you do not rub, but these will soon subside as will any minor bruising if it occurs.
It is important to note that the BOTOX® treatment it can take up to two weeks for the full results to be visible. You are always welcome to book a review appointment soon after your treatment to assess the results.
At Juvea Aesthetics London BOTOX® Clinic, we pride ourselves on the aftercare offered by our professionals and the clinic as a whole. We are always happy to answer any concerns you might have about your recent treatment or procedures you might be considering in future.
What is Botox?
BOTOX® is the brand name of a protein called botulinum toxin. The brand is owned by the highly respected pharmaceutical corporation, ALLERGAN® which has offices in the UK. It works by blocking nerve impulses to the muscles, temporarily disabling contraction. Lines and fine wrinkles are unable to form which results in smoother, younger looking skin. It is classed as an “injectible” treatment and although this means it is a non-surgical procedure it is best administered by fully qualified and experienced clinicians.
What areas can be treated?
Many areas of the face and neck can be treated. Frown lines which appear between the eyes known as glabella is one of the most popular treatments. BOTOX® is also highly successful in correcting lines around outside of the eyes known as crow’s feet and the horizontal lines across the forehead. Other areas where BOTOX® is being used is for the lifting of the brow line, the correction of drooping eyelids, the tightening of jowls and along the chin and neck. Some surprising treatments where BOTOX® can be treated are excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) and migraine headaches.
How Long Will It Last?
Each person is a little bit different and it will depend upon the area being treated, but on average the results should last around four months. With regular treatments, this can be extended and by having treatments at the right intervals you will experience a more consistent appearance to your skin.
Is BOTOX® safe?
BOTOX® has been proven to be a very safe treatment. With over 10 years of treatments to people aged between 18 and 65, this tried and trusted method of combating the signs of aging is one of the safest in the cosmetic industry. Unwanted results are usually the result of less experienced practitioners. At Juvea Aesthetics, only the best trained and highly experienced clinicians are permitted to administer BOTOX®. They will thoroughly assess your skin for suitability of the protein and learn from you the results you are looking for. BOTOX® is not suitable during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
Are there any side effects from BOTOX®?
Some individuals might experience a temporary after effect with BOTOX® treatments. There is a chance you will have some slight bruising (or red pin-prick marks) with a mild tenderness at the injection site for a few hours after treatment. It is possible you could get a headache or flu-like symptoms but these should subside hours or days. Very rarely a slight drooping of the eyelid might occur but if this should happen you are advised to contact the clinic in order to have an assessment with one of our practitioners.
Is there any aftercare?
Your professional clinician at Juvea Aesthetics will provide all the post-treatment advice you need to ensure you get the best results from your BOTOX® procedure. Here are some standard pieces of advice so you are prepared in advance for the post treatment phase:
Exercise the facial muscles as much as possible for the few hours immediately following the treatment.
For the 6 hours after the treatment you must avoid exercise, hot baths, saunas, tanning and alcohol. All these will increase blood flow, diluting the effect of the BOTOX® protein.
For 24 hours after treatment, avoid the sunlight, avoid touching or rubbing your face, do not have a facial treatment or use exfoliating products on your skin. If you feel discomfort to the level that you need pain relief, use paracetamol rather than aspirin or anti-inflammatories as these medications can cause bruising.
How long will it take to see the results of my treatment?
The results are quite quick. Most patients notice an improvement within 2-4 days of the treatment, but expect to wait around two weeks for the best results to become visible.
Do the injections hurt?
No, there is no real pain as such with the BOTOX® treatment. Some people experience a mild discomfort and if you are particularly worried about this you can ask for a mild topical anaesthetic cream which will be applied 20 minutes before the procedure.
How many treatments will I need?
When you meet with the Juvea clinician, you will be advised on how many units of the BOTOX serum is likely to be required to get the results you are looking for. It will depend upon the area being treated and the degree of lines and wrinkles to combat. Most people have just one treatment per area every 4 months to maintain a smooth unlined appearance.
Botox Clinic in London
Based in the Heart of London’s prestigious Harley Street, Juvea Aesthetics is a registered medical and cosmetic clinic, directed and designed by some of Britain’s top cosmetic surgeons. Our Harley Street address, however, does not mean you will be paying celebrity prices! Our charges are highly competitive with London and the South East of England and what’s more we have a number of payment options to help you make the right choice for your treatment. With the industry’s best qualified professionals who operate on the latest, safest technology you can be sure you are in the best hands at Juvea Aesthetics. Call today for your free consultation without any obligations on 0207 291 4554.