At Just Skin Aesthetic Clinic we offer a range of skin care treatments. The main two main types of treatment are botox injections and dermal fillers. Both are common treatments for cosmetic conditions. Both can be used to treat crease lines, wrinkles and other signs of aging but they work in different ways.
All of the treatments that we provide are done by a qualified practitioner who is a member of the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and The Royal College of Nursing, with over 12 years experience of working in the NHS. We provide a free no obligation consultation before any treatments are done as well as a free follow-up appointment after two weeks.
Botox is a form of the Botulinum toxin. The main cosmetic use of Botox injections is to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Botox does this by blocking signals between nerves and muscles which would normally cause skin to tighten. Often this is referred to as ‘relaxing’ or ‘paralysing’ the muscles.
The Botox injections can take around three to five days to start to work with the full effects taking up to two weeks. Once the muscle is ‘relaxed’ you should see a visible smoothing out of the skin as it can’t contract to form wrinkles and lines. This effect can last for three to four months.
Depending on the area being treated it may be necessary to have more than one Botox injection at a time. Due to the delayed action of Botox injections we always offer our clients a follow-up appointment after two weeks so we can assess how well the treatment is working and do any top-up injections if they are needed.
Botox injections are a very safe procedure and are used by thousands of people in the UK every year. Although it is rare some people can experience mild side effects from Botox injections. These can be discussed with you in your initial consultation meeting.
Dermal filler injections work by filling out the area under your skin so that lines and wrinkles get stretched and disappear. This is different from Botox which works by stopping muscles and skin from contracting to form wrinkles.
The filler that is injected into problem areas can be made from a number of different synthetic and natural materials. One of the most common types of dermal filler is made from Hyaluronic acid. This is a natural occurring material which is already in your body as it is an important constituent of skin and cartilage. In skin Hyaluronic acid is normally associated with tissue repair.
Depending on the type of dermal filler being used, and the issue it is being used to treat, it can provide a permanent, or semi-permanent solution. The dermal fillers that we use are designed to last between 8 months and a year and to naturally blend in with the matrix of the body's tissues. Treatment is normally provided by making multiple small injections of filler material and then massaging this to create an even effect.
Dermal fillers are generally considered to be very safe and, unlike Botox, are normally available without a prescription. Although dermal fillers don’t have to be injected by a medical professional most manufacturers recommend that they are and we always use a qualified nurse to do our treatments.
Still have questions? We provide a free initial consultation for all of our clients where we can answer any questions that you may have and discuss what treatments would be best for you. You can book by completing our contact form or by giving us a call on 07842 648922