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Treatments

Dermal Fillers
Dermal Fillers

Fine lines, wrinkles and skin folds can now be successfully improved with Juvéderm or Restylane, giving immediate results. Whether you’re looking for defined facial contours, fuller lips or softened facial lines, these dermal fillers bring out the best in you — instantly and naturally. Because they degrade slowly over time, you have the freedom to do what you want, when you want. You are always in control of your looks.

 

Natural on the inside - Juvederm is a crystal-clear gel form of hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the body. Hyaluronic acid holds water, hydrating and giving volume to the skin. As we get older the production of our natural hyaluronic acid diminishes. A simple injection of Juvederm replenishes the lost volume and improves your looks by enhancing your facial profile, creating fuller lips, and smoothing out lines and wrinkles.

Natural on the outside - In less time than a lunch break, you can have a Juvederm treatment and then get on with your usual life. There’s no need for any pre-testing and you’ll see the result instantly. The effect will typically last 6 months to over a year. The length of time Juvederm lasts is specific to each individual and the area treated.

An instant beauty lift - Juvederm is the ideal treatment for instantly enhancing your looks in a completely natural way.

 

Juvederm works from the inside by adding volume, it is not a beauty cream and not surgery — it is an instant beauty lift to enhance your looks naturally. It has been used safely in over 2 million treatments so you can be reassured that it has a proven safety track record.

 

Juvederm is our preferred dermal filler because it produces the excellent results our discerning clients expect and deserve.

Juvederm
Botox
Botox

Facial lines are caused by the repeated use of the facial muscles in a particular manner. Just as a freshly ironed shirt will become severely creased, for example at the elbow as a result of bending the arm, in a similar way our facial lines form whenever we frown, squint or smile. Some people have a distinctive facial habit — grimacing, raising eyebrows, using one side of the face more than the other — and in time they will see a set of facial lines appear which reflect this individual habit.

Lines can be softened or in some cases erased by means of ‘filler injections’ or surgical/laser peel treatment. These treatment processes vary as to how effective they are and how long they last, however, they all have one common characteristic: the effect is being treated rather than the cause. Unsightly facial lines have already been formed and these are continually reinforced every time we frown or squint.

The Medical Aesthetic Clinic’s ‘Hibernation’ Treatment is different in that it is a preventative approach. Injections are given, usually to the forehead frown area, which temporarily weakens the frown muscles and thus puts them to sleep for a period of 3 to 6 months. The weakening of the muscles is always temporary and can never be permanent which is why the treatment is called ‘The Hibernation Treatment’ since the muscle temporarily ‘hibernates’.

The basic aim is to break the habit of frowning and educate the patient in their facial movements so that in effect the patient forgets how to frown. Usually a patient will have several of these injections over a number of years until the frowning habit is broken.

Benefits

Apart from the habit breaking aim, other positive benefits include:

  • While the muscle is temporarily immobilised, the forehead is ‘at rest’ and the frown line is not being created or reinforced.

  • Most patients notice that their existing frown lines do soften out because the forehead is completely relaxed.

  • It is generally agreed that frowning is an unpleasant habit, which tends to spoil the serenity and beauty of the face. After the treatment, although all the many other facial muscles can be used normally, the forehead remains still and calm and thus the face appears more serene. Patients have even commented that they feel this calmness within themselves.

  • Facial lines can sometimes be markedly lopsided due to overactive muscles on one side of the face. This treatment can be used to selectively weaken such muscles thereby balancing the resting tone for both sides of the face.

 

Detailed Information

The injection procedure takes about 5 to 10 minutes. The practitioner will ask you to frown hard, so that the exact pattern of forehead and frown movement is clearly seen for each individual patient. The injections are slightly uncomfortable but quite brief. For example, the Hibernation Treatment is less sore than ‘Filler’ injections.

Afterwards, there will be some tiny red marks for approximately one hour where the micro-bore needle was inserted. The injection starts to take effect after 2 to 4 days and you will feel that it is becoming more difficult to frown. After about two weeks the maximum effect will be apparent.

Very occasionally an individual patient may require more than the usual injection amount and a ‘top-up’ injection may be required. Some patients who have well exercised and developed frown muscles (more common in men) may need a second injection. It is good clinical practise to inject a conservative amount of the treatment and then add more if required.

It must be emphasised that the injection is intended to make it difficult to frown since we all frown subconsciously, this treatment prevents inadvertent frowning. Some patients will ‘test’ the effectiveness of the injection by standing in front of their mirror and trying very hard to frown! In some cases, the patient may indeed be able to use some of the frowning muscles a little if they are forced. This does not mean that the injection has not been effective.

The substance that is injected is botulinum toxin which has been in use for over 20 years as an accepted form of treatment for squints and nervous ticks. The substance cannot cause any permanent damage by unwanted travel within the body because it becomes attached to the muscle itself and thus cannot migrate. The injection technique that is used ensures that the substance cannot pass into the bloodstream. The action on the muscle is never permanent thus the patient’s frown is frozen into ‘hibernation’ for several months.

Due to poor tone of the muscle some older patients may feel heaviness over the eyebrows which can lasts for 2 to 3 weeks. A lower dose is therefore used in such patients to prevent this from happening. Very rarely, some patients become resistant to the drug after several treatments, i.e. it no longer works effectively. In this unlikely event alternative forms of botulinum toxin are available to avoid this problem.

Profhilo
Profhilo

Winner of the most innovative treatment at the Aesthetic Awards in 2016, Profhilo is a real game changer.

Neither a mesotherapy treatment or a filler, Profhilo is a bioremodelling treatment which works to cure wrinkles from within than just fill them. Profhilo deeply hydrates the skin whilst adding weightless volume for a youthful look.

 

In addition, it has a unique lifting and tightening effect to remodel sagging and ageing tissue. We can use this treatment on the face, neck and hands.

Profhilo
Dermaroller Therapy
Dermaroller Therapy

Genuine Dermaroller™ Therapy can significantly improve the appearance of:

  • Acne scars

  • Aged and sun damaged skin

  • Facial and décolleté lines and wrinkles

 

Genuine Dermaroller™ Therapy provides advanced micro-medical skin-needling,

a procedure that stimulates the skin to regenerate and repair itself naturally and

safely, creating smoother, brighter, healthier, younger-looking skin.

 

Procedure

Your practitioner will use a Genuine Dermaroller™ medical device to produce thousands of micro-medical needle-columns in the skin. Each column will penetrate into the dermis of the skin and will be approximately 0.1mm in width. The column will close rapidly enabling the skin to recover quickly — often in the same day. Your practitioner will use a topical anaesthetic to numb the skin making the procedure comfortable; it will normally take up to 30 minutes for the topical anaesthetic to work and 20 – 30 minutes for the Genuine Dermaroller™ Therapy procedure.

After a procedure your body will start to naturally regenerate and repair the skin, working below the surface in the dermis. This takes time as new collagen is formed, new skin cells are generated and blood supply is enhanced. It can take up to 6 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.

Your practitioner will normally recommend that your Genuine Dermaroller™ Therapy consists of a series of 2 – 3 procedures with approximately 6 weeks between them.

In the treatment of acne scars and other types of scarring it may be necessary for your practitioner to extend your Genuine Dermaroller™ Therapy.

Dermaroller
Sclerotherapy - Leg Vein Treatment
Sclerotherapy

Thread veins in the legs can be unsightly and embarrassing for some people. Now there is a treatment that will improve their appearance.

Patient Information

Sclerotherapy involves the use of a tiny needle to flush a small amount of a medication into the thread veins to cause them to dissolve away. We will not be able to get rid of every thread vein but we will try to decrease the venous appearance of your legs with gradual lightening of the thread veins with each session. You may feel a very slight pricking sensation as the injections are being performed.


After the first day of treatment, the skin around the vein is a little pink and blotchy. Occasionally people with more sensitive skin see more pinkness or reaction around the vein. Usually a bruise is noted at the treated site. This usually disappears after a few weeks but in some cases may take months to fade.


A length of tubigrip will be used to cover the treated area after injection. This should be left on for 24 hours. Please remember to bring the tubigrip back for use at your next session. Alternatively, you may prefer to wear your own support tights.


Do not use any creams, oils, lotions, tanning, or perfumed products on the area on the treatment day, or the day after.
Do not have a very hot bath or shower, or use any additional bath products on the treatment day, or the day after.
You should avoid prolonged sitting, pounding type of exercise, squatting and heavy weight lifting after the treatment. You are encouraged to walk after the treatment.
You are advised to avoid alcohol and aspirin 24 hours before and after treatment.

 

Possible complications of sclerotherapy include:

Pigmentation – a result of staining caused by small amounts of blood just

under the skin surface.
Staining – faint brown marks left by the vein walls as they are dissolving.
Telangiectatic matting – very fine small blushes of capillaries left as larger

thread veins regress.
Skin necrosis – a shallow ulcer can occur at the site of injection. This is

unusual and always heals.
Allergic reactions – very unlikely and have not been reported with the

solution used at The Medical Aesthetic Clinic.

Leg Vein Treatment
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