LINES & WRINKLES
Anti-wrinkle treatments are also commonly referred to as 'Botox'. Botox® is used as an umbrella term for a number of brands of botulinum toxins that fall into this category but essentially they are all derived from the same purified protein.
They are the most popular injectable aesthetic treatments in the UK. They are a quick, safe and a straightforward procedure with little no downtime.
Botox® was first used in the NHS in the early 80's to treat blepharospasm (spasm of the eyelids) and strabismus (squint). As a consequence of these treatments patient also noticed their crows feet improved so, in 1997 it achieved FDA approval for cosmetic use in the USA and by 2006 was granted a license treatment in the UK. Worldwide every year more than 3 million Botox® treatments take place.
The most common treat areas include
Frown - vertical lines between the eyebrows
Forehead - horizontal lines
Crow's feet - lines around the eyes
They can also be used to treat;
Vertical lip lines - smokers lines
Bunny lines - lines on either side of the nose
Gummy Smile - visible upper gum when smiling
Chin Dimpling - peau d'orange or orange peel chin
Tip of Nose - Higher or lower
Brow Lift - lift the brow to reduce hooding of eyelids
DAO's - Reduce a 'sad smile' by upturning the corners of the mouth
Platysma bands or Necklace lines in the neck
How do Dermal Fillers work?Dermal fillers are composed of hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring substance in the body that helps to keep the skin hydrated and plump. As we age we lose volume in the face and hand and dermal fillers work by restoring volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (Nose to mouth line). Dermal fillers are injected directly into the skin, either via a small needle or a cannula (blunt ended straw).
What are the benefits of dermal fillers?Dermal Fillers provide a wide range of benefits, including: - Reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines - Restore volume and fullness to the face - Contour and reshape facial features - Provide natural-looking results - Are safe and effective
How long do the effects of Dermal Filler treatment last for?At Aluminate Clinic, the effects of our Dermal Filler treatments are long-lasting. The exact longevity varies depending on the type of filler chosen, the area being treated and the desired results as well as patient factors such as metabolism. On average a typical cheek filler can last 12-18 months.
Are there any risks or side effects?As with any medical procedure, there are risks and potential side effects associated with Dermal Filler treatments. These may include temporary bruising, mild pain or discomfort at the injection site, swelling, itching or lumps. It is important to discuss any potential risks or side effects with your Medical Practitioner before deciding if treatment is right for you. At Aluminate Clinic we will go through all the risks and possible side effects with you and give you plenty of opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
Who are Dermal Filler treatments NOT suitable for?- Under 18's - Pregnant - Breastfeeding
Why have I seen Dermal Filler treatments offered cheaper elsewhere?At Aluminate Clinic, we only use high quality, well researched brands from reputable companies. We then only source these products from the pharmacies designated by the companies who make the products themselves (non-healthcare practitioners do not have access to these). This ensures the product you receive is guaranteed and not a counterfeit or a parallel import that may not have undergone the strict CE checks. Additionally, our team are highly trained, skilled, medically professionals who hold a current registration with the GMC or NMC and attend regular conferences & ongoing training which ensures you care and safety.
WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY
Everything is carried out in a very professional way. You feel very comfortable having treatments.
After treatment my forehead lines greatly reduced and my headaches lessened as a side effect.
The best things about Aluminate Clinic is the personally tailored service and expert, friendly advise.
Fantastic service from consultation through to treatment. I'd recommend Aluminate Clinic to anyone.
Extremely relaxing and clean environment. Owner dedicated to cleanliness and perfection