What Are Botox® and Fillers?
Also known as Botulinum Toxin, Botox® is used to significantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Able to be used on a variety of areas throughout the face such as crow’s feet, forehead lines and frown lines, Botox® is a cosmetic injection.
Wrinkles, fine lines and furrows are a completely natural part of the ageing process – but that doesn’t mean you have to put up with them. Here at The Doctors Laser Clinic, our expert practitioners are able to come up with a tailored Botox plan for you, ensuring maximum results and longevity is achieved.
How Botox® works is by essentially ‘switching off’ the nerve endings in muscles, causing them to relax. Due to this, the muscle in question is no longer able to contract – this then softens the appearance of lines and wrinkles with the skin covering these muscles able to regenerate.
Botox® can also be used in the armpits to treat excessive sweating.
Botox® itself is the brand name for a specific form of medicine, rather than the name of a medicine itself, which is called Botulinum Toxin Type A. As well as administering the more common Botox® variant of Botulinum Toxin Type A, here at The Doctors Laser Clinic we also use Bocouture in our anti-ageing injectable treatments. Bocouture has no additional complex proteins within the medicine mix – containing only the active compound.
For the patient there is no significant clinical difference between the formulations – both deliver fantastic results. However Bocouture does carry less protein than Botox® so theoretically there is a reduced likelihood of a reaction to the treatment. Nevertheless it’s worth noting a reaction to ether is very unlikely and uncommon. Both variants will be discussed with you in more detail during your initial consultation, whereby a recommendation will be given specific to you and your skin type.
As well as Botox® treatments which acts as a wrinkle reduction technique, we offer filler treatments, which as the name suggests are more of a wrinkle filler procedure. Wrinkle fillers are simply used as ‘volumizers’ plumping and lifting cheeks, jawlines, filling out thin lips or reshaping uneven lips. The fillers plump up the tissue underneath the skin, shrinking wrinkles. As a result the skin becomes firmer, smoother, and younger looking!
Enhancing wrinkles with a natural ingredient to our skin, delivers a natural look and feel to the problem areas.
For our dermal filler treatments, we use the market leading Belotero® Balance injectable filler – a revolutionary filler ingredient designed to integrate into facial skin tissue and deliver immediate results upon treatment.
The unique manufacturing process for Belotero® Balance yields a soft and cohesive gel that, once injected, instantly fills the skin to help smooth moderate-to-severe etched-in lines and wrinkles.
Belotero® Balance is made of hyaluronic acid, a natural component of skin, which is why treatments continue to deliver fantastic, natural looking results.
Please use our handy guide below to learn more about the individual Botox® and filler treatments we offer here at The Doctors Laser Clinic.
What Can I Expect?
During treatment, Botox is injected directly into muscles of the treatment area using a fine needle. As the needle is so small, it’s unlikely you’ll experience any pain; the most you’re likely to feel is a little sharp discomfort as the substance is injected.
A series of these injections will be administered, with a typical treatment session expected to last no longer then 15-20 minutes.
If you don’t instantly notice results after your first session, this is completely normal. Visible Botox results are typically seen after around 7-9 days of treatment, but it could take up to 21 days for the full effect to develop.
The anti-ageing results of Botox can last anywhere between 2-5 months, meaning the results of this treatment aren’t permanent. To maintain a youthful, smooth complexion, you’ll likely need a series of top-up procedures between 2-4 times per year.
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*DISCLAIMER*: *Results and patient experience may vary. These are dependent on a number of factors such as age, medical history and lifestyle.
Why Choose The Doctors Laser Clinic?
Run by three experienced family doctors, The Doctors Laser Clinic boasts a high degree of knowledge within dermatology, aesthetics and general medical conditions.
We provide a wide variety of cutting-edge treatments to target many skin concerns or issues. We only use the best quality Soprano laser technology to ensure maximum effectiveness and comfort for every single one of our clients, with a team of highly-qualified medical professionals available to administer each procedure.
The success of our practice is simply due to outstanding holistic care and dedication to our treatment processes, and we guarantee a positive experience every time. We understand that having any form of aesthetic treatment can be daunting, so we ensure comfort and security is felt at all times.
Get in touch to book your free consultation, and we’ll come up with an effective, results-based treatment plan specifically targeted to eliminate your concerns for good!
" As always Malcolm is the ultimate professional. He has a great passion in his work, genuinely wanting his clients to look the best they can be and also respecting their budgets! I cannot recommend highly enough, they have a client for life! " September 2017
" A warm welcome, friendly team. All procedures explained clearly. I did not feel pushed into making any decisions at the consultation. Advised to think about the options. " September 2017
" Alison is helpful, caring, and welcoming. This, coupled with the amazing results she is achieving with the removal of body hair with the lasers, means I have no hesitation in recommending her to everyone. " October 2017
Meet The Team
Malcolm is hugely lucky to work with such an extraordinary team at The Doctors Laser Clinic. He has acquired a great deal of skill and experience over the last 8 years in Cosmetic Medicine. He is very proud of the achievements of all his staff and their high standards of patient care.
A master of the skills and nuances of the Gold Award winning Soprano Laser. Sarah is one of our three nurse anti-wrinkle injectors with a growing following. Her injectables certificates are awarded by Medics Direct in Harley Street having served a long apprenticeship with Dr Willis.
Sarah’s irrepressible humour, empathy, professional attitude and amazing patient skills means she always gets amazing feedback and great results.
Kathy was a fulltime GP for 24 years. Kathy’s passion for women’s health has led to her enthusiasm in the Femilift Laser for vaginal rejuvenation, tightening and relieving mild stress urinary incontinence.