Safeguarding clients of cosmetic treatments

You may have heard or seen in the news in the past couple of days the discussion around the safety of high street cosmetic treatments. Now that Botox and Fillers are becoming more readily available, healthcare professionals are calling for more stringent checks to ensure the safety of potential clients, read the original article here.

Safeguarding our clients is at the heart of what we do at Snowberry Lane Clinic, which is why we are registered with the Care Quality Commission an independent governing body who set standards of care that protect clients of medical cosmetic treatments. We are proud to work with this organisation to make sure the level of care we deliver ensures that everyone who visits Snowberry Lane is treated with dignity and respect, not pressured into any treatments, and are given the quality of care that every person deserves.

It is vital that when you seek cosmetic treatment that you ensure you are in safe hands. So we want to give you some top tips to help you choose the right cosmetic practice for you:

  1. Using the Care Quality Commision to check establishments credentials is a great place to start: Practices that are registered with the CQC have to meet certain standards of care, which is very reassuring to clients.
  2. Enquire about the background of the practitioners. All of the practitioners at Snowberry Lane Clinic who carry out Botox and Filler procedures are registered medical professionals – experienced Doctors and Nurses.
  3. Find out about the level of experience of the practitioner, Snowberry Lane Clinic is in it’s sixteenth year of practice, our Directors Ann and Rupert have the highest level of experience, they have selected and trained a team of like-minded professionals, whom they trust to deliver the same standard of treatment as themselves.
  4. Look into whether the practice has good mental health safeguards in place. We have an established relationship with an experienced Psychotherapist, who we refer clients to when we feel that it is in the best interests of the client.

For any further information about Snowberry Lane Clinic, please give us a call on 01225 700072 or e-mail us at

Day 11: Botox

SUMMARY: Botox prevents small selected muscles from contracting to help reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

BEST FOR TREATING: Fine lines and wrinkles on the face


TREATMENT TIME: 30 minutes

ANAESTHETIC: Topical anaesthetic cream if requested

SENSITIVITY PERIOD: Some slight discomfort during treatment and possibility of bruising

BACK TO WORK: Straight away

DURATION OF RESULTS: 3-6 months, regular top-ups needed

For more information give us a call on 01225 700072 or e-mail us at

Day 8: Hyperhydrosis Treatment

SUMMARY: Botox can be used to reduce fluid levels in the sweat glands to help relieve excessive sweating.


  • Excessive underarm sweating
  • Sweaty palms
  • Facial sweating


TREATMENT TIME: 30-60 minutes

ANAESTHETIC: Topical anaesthetic cream if requested

SENSITIVITY PERIOD: Some slight discomfort during treatment and possibility of bruising

BACK TO WORK: Straight away

DURATION OF RESULTS: 3-6 months, regular top-ups needed

For more information give us a call on 01225 700072 or e-mail us at

FAQ Special – Botox®

The use of Botox® for the treatment of wrinkles began in 2002, it is now the most popular product of it’s kind for the reduction of the appearance of wrinkles, followed by Dermal Fillers. In this post we answer the 8 most frequently asked questions about the treatment.

  1. What is Botox®?

‘Botox®’ is the brand name for a naturally occurring protein – Botulinim Toxin, it is used in incredibly small concentrations in injectible form to treat wrinkles.

  1. How does it work?

Botox® works by preventing communication between nerve cells and muscles, which relaxes the muscles reducing the movement that creases the skin causing visible wrinkles.

  1. What does the treatment entail?

The treatment usually lasts 30 minutes. Botulinim Toxin is injected under the surface of the skin in the required areas. The injections are very small and thin, our clients describe the sensation as feeling like a pinch or a small scratch.

  1. How long does it take for results to show?

It normally takes 24-48 hours to see visible results. Here at Snowberry Lane we try to ensure results are as natural looking as possible so we encourage coming back for a review 3 weeks after treatment to ensure all is well and to top-up or adjust if needed.

  1. Are there any side-effects?

Bruising around the injection area is the most common side effect experienced by our clients. Some clients may also experience a headache following treatment, however this is normally gone within 24 hours. During your consultation we will go through the full details of side-effects and aftercare to help you make an informed decision.

  1. How long do the results last?

The results normally last for 3-4 months, so when considering this treatment please bare in mind that it involves attending the clinic 3-4 times a year (not including reviews), to maintain the effects.

  1. When do people normally start getting Botox®?

In theory the best time to get Botox® treatment is when you start to notice that lines from facial movements such as frown lines and crow’s feet are becoming more visible and permanent. This occurs at different ages depending on your skin type and lifestyle, it is also totally up to the individual to decide if and when they want treatment, there’s no concrete answer. Our advice would be to take good care of your skin, especially protecting it from the sun to help your complexion stay smooth for longer.

  1. How much does it cost?

Prices vary from clinic to clinic, please call us on 01225 700072 for our prices and any further information.

Botox For Hyperhidrosis

Last week on the blog we discussed Botox and how versatile this treatment can be. We mentioned that it can be used for treating hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and in this week’s post we will be going in to more detail about just how beneficial Botox for hyperhidrosis can be.

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Hyperhidrosis commonly occurs on the brow and underarms, but can happen all over the body, for many people the condition can lead to loss of confidence as they attempt to mask the issue. Unfortunately traditional methods and the use of antiperspirants has very little effect on the issue, however Botox is fantastic in providing a more definite and longer lasting solution

To understand why an individual would need this type of treatment, it’s good to know why hyperhidrosis occurs and how Botox relates to this. When an individual sweats, the sweat gland under the skin is releasing fluid after increasing in size. For people who suffer from hyperhidrosis, this action repeats unnecessarily and frequently, regardless of factors like humidity and physical activity. Sweat glands will overwork if they’re allowed to contract and keep expanding.

sweat on skin. image by Kullez on flickr

The gland works in much the same way as muscle tissue does under the skin, and as such, it is an ideal candidate for treating in the same way. Botox can be used to calm the gland reduce contraction, therefore preventing the excessive release of sweat. It is a highly effective way of treating hyperhidrosis that we would recommend if you, or someone you know, suffer from the disorder. Clients who have undergone this treatment in the past confirm that it is a much more amiable solution than using strong deodorants or having to wash and change clothes more frequently.

To find out more information on hyperhidrosis and the treatment options we provide at Snowberry Lane, please visit the dedicated page here.

And if you have an enquiry regarding any of the treatments we carry out at the clinic, please feel free to call us on 01225 700702.

Using Botox For Wrinkles

Arguably one of the most popular and well known cosmetic treatments in the world, Botox has been used for decades and delivers results with minimal to no side effects. Here at Snowberry Lane Clinic we have been carrying out this treatment for over 12 years and have become one of the UK’s top clinics for Botox treatment. In this blog post we’ll be discussing how it is used to treat deep wrinkles. Continue reading