What are aesthetic treatments?

Aesthetic or otherwise called cosmetic treatments are non-surgical procedures designed to combat signs of ageing, rejuvenate and refresh skin. The most popular are Botox injections and dermal fillers.

They can be used on almost any part of the body but the most common areas the face, neck and décolletage.

Aesthetic treatments can also be used to help with excessive sweating, remove pigmentation, treat acne, scars, skin tags and moles and the improve the appearance of veins.

What is the difference between Anti wrinkle injections (botulinum toxin or botox) and Dermal Filler injections?

Both will help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, however they work slightly differently. The main difference is one literally ‘fills’ the wrinkle and the other relaxes the muscle group which are causing the wrinkles.

Muscles groups that can cause wrinkles and folds
Filler is placed under the surface of the skin

The most common areas for botulinum toxin are around the eyes, between the brows (frown lines) and in the forehead.

Uses for fillers can include the lips, the cheeks, nose to mouth lines, below mouth lines, but can also be used instead or as well as botulinum toxin in the same areas.

Different types and size molecules can be used to treat different areas and an assessment allows me to determine which type is suitable for you.

Non injectable Skin Treatments

Skin assessment and Skincare Consultation I can take a look at your skin and what you currently use at home and tell you if it is beneficial or working against your skin and advise what to use for best results.

Chemical peels are naturally derived acids which help speed up, stimulate or remove unwanted skin cells and can treat many skin problems including acne.

Microneedling is a treatment using tiny little needles to stimulate the skin cells and can help with open pores, scars, stretch marks, sun damage and uneven skin problems.

PDO Thread Lifts

There are different kinds of threads which may be used to lift any part of the face, including the forehead, cheeks, jowls, jawline, neck and also body areas including the breast lift.

The main types are made of polydioxanone (PDO). PDO Threads have collagen stimulating properties and are resorbable (dissolve over time leaving tighter ‘scar’ maybe use ‘repair’ tissue instead as they often produce Type 3 Collagen tissue behind to prolong the result.)  

The threads are either smooth (monos) for improving skin texture or consist of barbs or anchors (cogs) to reposition tissue.

Flawless high frequency

Using a small needle an electrical current can be passed through it to close up unwanted thread veins, moles and skin tags.

Nurse medical prescriber

Being a nurse practitioner with a prescribing qualification means I can speak with you about general health conditions, emotional wellness, sleep and hormonal issues such as menopause.

If alternative medicine is something you are interested in I can also advise on what essential oils can help with any issues you may have.

Weight management

Services include prescription medication for obesity or general help with advice on healthy eating.

I also offer fat reduction injections for small areas of stubborn fat and cellulite.