Aesthetics / Medical Rejuvenation

Medical RejuvinationMedical rejuvenation

Sympathetically reversing the signs of ageing.  To help clients rejuvenate their facial appearance to create a natural result with no tell tale signs. Each treatment is tailored to the individual to achieve the desired results.

What causes us to age and form wrinkles?

A combination of factors:

  • chronic sun exposure
  •  loss of subcutaneous fat
  • the muscles which are responsible for facial expression are constantly folding the skin and this leads to the progressive development of hyper dynamic wrinkles
  • the effects of gravity
  • finally with ageing our underlying facial bones and cartilage undergoes resorption,  which leads to a decrease in facial volume

How can Botulin toxin injections help?

  • Botulin toxin A is a naturally occurring bacterial protein
  • tiny doses are injected under the skin into selected muscles, causing muscles to relax
  • the muscle relaxation will improve, or erase wrinkles and is temporary; it gradually wears off

Botulin toxin is commonly used to treat the following areas:

  • wrinkles on the forehead
  • vertical frown lines between the eyebrows (Glabellar region)
  • crow’s feet around the eyes

How long does the treatment take?

Before any treatment is undertaken, a consultation is required to check there are no contra-indications to you having the treatment. The consultation will assess your face and the areas you perceive as needing treatment. We will discuss what is achievable

and recommend a suitable treatment plan. The consultation and treatment normally will last for approximately 30 minutes.

How long do the effects last?

The effects will begin to appear within 2 to 3 days. The effects will usually last about 3-4 months but sometimes longer.

Does it hurt?

Treatment consists of a series of small injections with a fine needle. Discomfort is minimised by using a topical anaesthetic prior to any injections.

Side effects and safety

  • Botulin toxin was first used medically in humans in 1977
  • it is used to treat a variety of medical conditions – blepharospasm,  torticollis, spasmodic dystonia and many other diseases related to muscle dysfunction; it is also used to treat migraines and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).

Like all treatments, there is always the chance of side effects. This is why a consultation is essential to check your suitability for the proposed treatment and minimise the chances of any unwanted side effects. It is also vital to check there are no contra-indications to you undergoing the treatments. When side effects do occur they tend to be within the first week following in

jections and do not last for very long; they are usually mild to moderate in severity.

Possible very common side effects (affects more than 1 user in 10)

Redness, swelling, irritation, rash, itching, tingling, pain, discomfort, stinging or bruising at the site of the injection, headache

Possible common side effects (affects 1 to 10 users in 100)

Tired eyes or dim vision, drooping of the upper eyelid, swelling of the eyelid, watering eyes, dry eye, twitching of muscles around the eye

Possible uncommon side effects (affects 1 to 10 users in 1000)

Disturbed, blurred or double vision, dizziness, allergic reactions (rare affects 1 to 10 users in 10,000), itchy and lumpy rash, eye movement disorder


Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid. This is a substance that binds water, hydrates the skin, and promotes fullness. As we get older the hyaluronic acid in our skin becomes less efficient; this leads to a loss of volume and the tell tale signs of aging. Dermal fillers boost the skin’s hydration, restore volume, and smooth away lines. Dermal fillers may be used to treat most areas of the face, neck, décolletage, and hands.

How long do the effects last?

The effects tend to last between 6-12 months

How long does the treatment take?

Before any treatment is undertaken, a consultation is required to check there are no contraindications to you having the treatment. The consultation will assess your face and the areas you perceive as needing treatment and discuss what is achievable and recommended. The consultation and treatment normally will last for approximately 30 minutes.

Does it hurt?

The dermal filler is injected using a fine needle. Discomfort is minimised by using a topical anaesthetic prior to any injections. A dermal filler containing a local anaesthetic may be used to make the treatment experience more comfortable.

Side effects and safety

Dermal fillers have been extensively used for over 13 years. The hyaluronic acid closely resembles our own hyaluronic acid, which means the risk of inflammatory reactions is low.

You can expect slight redness, swelling, pain, tenderness, itching and/or bruising following treatment. This is the same as you might expect with any type of injection, is temporary, and usually disappears after a few days.

To find out more please call Dr Carr at Winchmore Hill Clinic of Osteopathy and Natural Health on 020 8360 3485