BOTOX ANTI-WRINKLE TREATMENT
Anti-wrinkle Botox injections work by relaxing facial muscles so that existing lines are softened, and new lines are prevented, resulting in a more youthful appearance.
Botox significantly reduces lines that appear with movement (dynamic lines). Results can vary depending on the quality of your skin, amount administered and may require a course of treatment over time. Static lines that are visible at rest without expression are not affected by botox and so will still be present.
Botulinum Toxin A (‘Botox’) works by temporarily blocking signals between facial nerves and muscles, relaxing and preventing muscle contractions which create fine lines and wrinkles.
The most common areas treated with Botox are the frown lines, forehead, and crows feet lines around the eyes. Other areas include bunny lines, upper lip lines, the masseter muscles for jaw slimming, and underarm for excessive sweating.
Very fine needles are used so minimal discomfort is caused. Maximal effects are seen at 2 weeks with movement of the muscle beginning to recover from about 8 weeks. Results last on average 3-4 months. Many studies and over 40 years of use, have shown that Botox injections are safe and effective if used by highly trained, experienced practitioners.
Frown, forehead, crow’s feet, bunny nose, gummy smile, smokers lines
– Single area – £200
– Additional areas from £50 per area
– Masseter muscles to slim face – £300
A complimentary review appointment is offered to all clients to ensure 100% satisfaction.
Dermal fillers are natural or synthetic gels that are injected into the face to add volume, lift, and improve the appearance of the skin. Juvederm fillers are biodegradeable and temporary, made of hyaluronic acid, and have fewer complications than permanent fillers.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally found in skin. It attracts and binds water providing volume, hydration and support for surrounding structures. As we get older, the amount of hyaluronic acid that is naturally produced decreases, and alongside other changes in our body such as collagen, fat and tissue loss, bone resorption and sun damage, contributes to wrinkles/ageing skin. Professional treatment with dermal filler can restore youthful plumpness and enhance natural features.
Common treatment areas:
– To enhance facial contours and restore lost volume – cheeks, temples, jawline and chin
– To define and enhance lips
– To soften wrinkles – nasolasbial folds, marionette lines (corners of the mouth), upper lip lines (‘lipstick/smoker’s lines’)
– To improve the tone, texture and hydration of the skin
Results are seen instantly and can last from 9-18 months depending on the area injected. Juvederm fillers contain local anaesthetic to provide some pain relief in addition to topical anaesthetic cream Dr Charlotte uses. Areas such as the lips are more sensitive and may be uncomfortable but not usually painful.
– Face – £300 per 1ml syringe
– Lips – 0.5ml syringe – £200 / 1ml syringe – £300
– Tear trough – £500
A complimentary review appointment is offered to all clients to ensure 100% satisfaction.
SKIN CARE including CHEMICAL PEELS
The key ingredient to optimising any aesthetic treatment is quality skin care and your underlying skin health. The best results are seen when the skin treated is healthy and cared for using an effective, personalised regime.
As a doctor, I look for evidence-based science behind products and treatments to ensure client’s get the results they desire. There are many products on the market that over-promise and under-deliver, using anecdotal claims that lack scientific robustness. This is why I use Obagi® products for treatments such as chemical peels, and recommend their skincare systems for everyday use at home. Obagi products have been scientifically proven, showing significant results when treating premature skin ageing, acne, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, and melasma.
Obagi Blue Peel Radiance is a superficial 20% salicyclic acid-based chemical peel with little to no downtime that exfoliates and helps improve overall complexion appearance, resulting in brighter, smoother, firmer-looking skin. Benefits are noticed after just one treatment, but a series of 4 to 6 treatments provides the best overall results.
The Blue Peel Radiance is ideal for the following skin concerns:
– Fine lines and wrinkles
– Rough, uneven skin
– Mild to moderate photoageing
The peel is customisable depending on your skin type, sensitivity and the severity of imperfections. Treatment takes less than 30 minutes and is personalised to match your skin goals and needs. Results are immediate, with your skin looking younger, smoother and tighter. The benefits continue to develop over the next 7-10 days, with noticeable improvement in the appearance of scars, wrinkles, photodamage and pore size. Skin is transformed with the Obagi Blue Peel Radiance peel, appearing tighter, smoother, and rejuvenated.
– One treatment – £85
– Course of three treatments – £250
– Course of six treatments – £480
The Obagi Nu-Derm System can transform the skin’s appearance by targeting:
– Age spots
– Rough skin
– Erythema (redness)
– Sallowness (yellowish complexion)
This complete skin care system is formulated to help correct and transform the appearance of skin. It includes all aspects of daily skin care from cleanser to SPF protection and includes a prescription-only retinol treatment. Results are truly transformational as the kit contains effective prescription-only 4% hydroquinone to correct hyperpigmentation such as sun spots, age spots, and melasma, and personalised-strength prescription-only tretinoin to target signs of both ageing and acne.
The Obagi 360 System is ideal for younger patients in their 20s and 30s, helping to protect and preserve youthful-looking skin, and providing a foundation for life-long radiant, healthy-looking skin. It provides early intervention for the appearance of minimal fine lines and wrinkle, dull complexion and uneven texture, and loss of radiance and resilient feel. The kit includes three multifunctional products that will serve your skin well!
The Obagi CLENZIderm MD System is a three-step acne treatment to help control breakouts for a clearer, healthier-looking complexion. The 2% salicyclic acid cleanses away impurities, the 2% salicyclic acid pore therapy unclogs and refines pores, and 5% benzylperoxide therapeutic lotion actively targets cells to clear up acne and prevent future breakouts.
Obagi Prescription Skincare
– NuDerm Complete Skin Transformation System including Tretinoin – £500
– 360 Anti-Aging Prevention Kit with Retinol – £130
– Clenziderm Acne System – £130
Full range of Obagi products available to order – please enquire for more information – firstname.lastname@example.org
The complete range of Obagi is available including tretinoin, retinol, ELASTIderm eye products, Professional-C products, Hydrate facial moisturisers, and sun protection formulas.
PLEASE NOTE: All treatments are tailored individually so prices may vary slightly.
HYPERHYDROSIS (excessive sweating)
Hyperhydrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating. It refers to abnormal sweating, such as sweating when it is not hot, or sweating excessively, often soaking though clothing. Neither lifestyle modifications nor prescription anti-perspirants work in some cases and therefore alternative management is needed.
Treatment with Botulinum toxin A has been FDA-approved for people who sweat excessively from their armpits and can be administered safely and effectively by appropriately trained doctors. It works by blocking the nerves responsible for activating sweat glands, resulting in minimal or no sweating. Results are impressive and can drastically improve quality of life.
Multiple injections are required in each armpit but the procedure is relatively quick, with minimal pain, and no downtime. Results are seen within 2 weeks and dryness lasts for between 4 and 12 months. Further treatment will then be needed to continue to reduce or eliminate underarm sweating.
– from £500
What is Profhilo?
Profhilo is an ultra-pure injectable hyaluronic acid (HA) based product for treating skin laxity. It has one of the highest concentrations of HA on the market, boosting and hydrating the skin, remodelling the skin and improving sagging tissues. It works effectively on its own, or as a complementary treatment alongside other aesthetic procedures such as anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers.
How does it work?
Profhilo works by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin by slowly releasing HA. Collagen and elastin boost the appearance of skin tone and quality, as well as having a tightening and lifting effect on the tissue.
Who is Profhilo suitable for?
Profhilo helps to minimise the signs of ageing by nourishing skin cells, restoring firmness, and reducing crêpey skin by hydrating it from the inside out. It can be used in the face, neck and décolletage. For younger people with less volume loss and minimal signs of ageing, Profhilo is a beautiful preventative treatment. For older people with more visible signs of ageing, Profhilo strengthens the body’s collagen and elastin, and increases the skin’s hydration. Fillers are then perfectly placed to replace significant volume loss or deep folds. In such cases, Profhilo® is the scaffolding for fillers to be based on, with fewer filler treatments required to achieve the desired effect.
What does the treatment involve?
A course of Profhilo involves two injectable treatments, four weeks apart. There are 5 injections on either side of the face at points specifically chosen to target problematic areas, lower the possibility of bruising and swelling, reduce the number of treatments needed, and minimise the pain caused.
What results can I expect?
There is a gradual increase in skin hydration, and improvement in fine lines and tightness of the skin. After about 8 weeks there is maximal lift, tightening, hydration, and youthfulness. There is improved firmness, elasticity and overall quality of the skin. HA is naturally degraded by the body so effects are temporary, with results lasting for about six months, sometimes longer. Further treatment consists of either one or two sessions, 4 weeks apart, to maintain the improvements seen with Profhilo.
What are the side effects?
As with any injectable treatment, there is a risk of bleeding, bruising and swelling at the injection sites. This resolves within a few hours to days. Downtime is usually very minimal.
– £300 per session
Fabulous first time experience of botox. Dr Charlotte was lovely – very thorough and professional in her consultation, made me feel at ease, and the results are great! I would definitely go back and see Charlotte and recommend her to others.
Dr D’Souza is very particular when it comes to Botox treatments, she doesn’t always see it as such a quick fix; if your skincare routine isn’t up to scratch, she may recommend you delay your treatment while you improve your skincare in order to get the best results from the Botox. I really appreciated and respected her expert advice – the results are incredible!
Professional, reliable, excellent service. I felt safe in Dr Charlotte’s hands and the results were just what I wanted – I look natural but much fresher!
Charlotte was amazing, so friendly, very knowledgeable and took the time to answer all of my questions and go through everything with me in my consultation. She put me at ease and I felt very comfortable having treatment with her. I love the results, my lips look fuller but still natural and have lovely definition. I wouldn’t go to anyone else now that I have found Dr Charlotte and recommend her to all my friends.