Botox for Anti-Ageing

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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 17 years. In this blog post we’ll be discussing how it is used to treat wrinkles and reduce the signs of ageing.

Botulinum toxin is a purified form of a toxin called clostridium botulinum. When injected under the skin, Botox causes the muscles to relax, decreasing the level of contraction a muscle is able to perform. This reduces the movement in the muscle – the action responsible for creasing the skin, which is how lines and wrinkles are created. As the muscle relaxes the skin becomes smoother, which in turn sees wrinkles on the surface fade.

At Snowberry Lane Clinic we ensure that the treatment is as safe and efficient as possible. This includes a full consultation before any treatment to talk through all of the details and make sure it’s the right treatment for you. We also cool the skin in the treatment area to ensure you are as comfortable as possible.

We’ll be talking more about the different uses of Botox in future blog posts to highlight how versatile the treatment is. If you are interested in finding out more about Botox treatments for wrinkles and other areas, you can give us a call on 01225 700072.

Put an end to Excessive Sweating

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Excessive sweating known in the medical field as Hyperhidrosis can cause people stress and embarrassment when antiperspirants don’t work and clothing can’t hide it, but you don’t have to suffer in silence. Here at Snowberry Lane Clinic we offer Botox to reduce excessive underarm sweating.

How does it work?

The treatment works by blocking the nerves that stimulate your overactive sweat glands. Botox injections would be delivered directly into the area of your body that commonly sweats, preventing your nerves from triggering your sweat glands thus reducing the amount that you sweat. However, Botox only prevents sweating in the specific area where it’s injected.

What can I expect during the treatment?

The practitioner will inject the Botox just below the surface of the skin using a very fine needle in a grid pattern around your area of concern. You can return to your daily routine straight away with no down time. In some cases a follow-up appointment is required to check in and touch up any missed areas.

What can I expect after the treatment?

Botox is a highly effective treatment for excessive sweating. For many people, it drastically improves their quality of life. It commonly takes up to 1-2 weeks for the treatment to take effect and reduce sweating in the treated area. Botox is a temporary treatment, meaning you’ll need to maintain the effects of treatment every 4-14 months

If you’d like to know more or want to speak to a member of the team about treatment for Hyperhidrosis please give us a call on 01225 700072.

Understanding Treatment Timings

If you’re considering a cosmetic treatment and looking to ensure that the results develop in time for a particular occasion, then we’re here to help. Although some treatments do give noticeable impact very quickly, it is often the case that the full results take time to develop.

Below we go through three of our most popular treatments, that some people believe would be visible immediately, but actually need time to show their full results. We hope that this will help you to plan your treatments.

BOTOX:

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

Time it right: Allow 6 weeks for full results, this gives time for area to settle and be topped-up and full results to be visible.

Number of treatments required: 1, results last 3-6 months, regular top-ups needed.

Sensitivity period: Some slight discomfort during treatment and possibility of bruising.

Results visible: Commonly results are visible after 2-4 days with end result being visible after 2 weeks, at this point Botox can be topped-up if required.

FILLERS:

Dermal fillers consist of an injectable gel substance that is medically designed to imitate hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that helps to keep skin stable, locks in moisture and also helps with renewing and healing skin. They are most commonly used to increase volume to targeted areas of the face.

Time it right: Allow 6-8 weeks for best results.

Number of treatments required: 1, results last 6-18 months, regular top-ups needed.

Sensitivity period: Some slight discomfort during treatment and possibility of bruising

Results visible: Some clients see immediate results, with improvements continuing for up to a month depending on the type of filler and the area being treated.

RADIO SURGERY:

Radio Surgery is suitable for the removal of moles, lumps and bumps on, or just beneath the surface of the skin. This treatment allows for precision cutting of the skin using a very thin wire, the wire is heated with radio waves which means the blood vessels are sealed as it cuts making for a clean and efficient removal.

Time it right: The area can be covered by make-up after 2 weeks. Ideal healing time 8-12 weeks.

Number of treatments required: 1, results are permanent, although some legions can reoccur.

Treatment time: 30-60 minutes.

Sensitivity period: Some discomfort during and straight after treatment, which can last for a few days depending on the procedure.

Results visible: Immediately, if it is a raised legion shaved to skin level then appearance will be comparable to a graze so it will take approximately a few weeks to a month to heal to a point where it is less noticeable, depending on your skin type. If suturing is required, then healing will take longer.

For more information or to make an appointment, please give us a call on 01225 700072 or e-mail us at: enquiries@snowberrylane.co.uk

Botox vs Fillers – What’s the Difference?

What are Botox and Fillers? 

Botox is a naturally occurring protein that is used to temporarily inhibit the movement of facial muscles that cause lines and wrinkles. It can also be used to treat medical conditions such as migraines and hyperhidrosis. 

Dermal Fillers contain a naturally occurring product – hyaluronic acid, which is used to create volume under the skin. It can be used to treat fine lines on more delicate parts of the face to deep skin depressions, as well as adding volume to lips, cheeks and hands.

What is the downtime?

There is no downtime associated with either treatment, but with both it is possible to experience some light bruising and swelling directly after treatment, due to the use of needles.

Who would this treatment suit?

Botox is best for treating:

  • Moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows and on the forehead
  • Moderate to severe wrinkles around the eyes
  • Excessive sweating under the armpits
  • Migraines

Fillers are best for treating:

  • Loss of volume in the cheek area
  • Sunken eyes
  • Lack of volume in the lips
  • Loss of volume on the backs of hands

Treatment Summary Comparison:

                                                 BOTOX FILLERS
NUMBER OF TREATMENTS 1 1
TREATMENT TIME 30 minutes 60 minutes
ANAESTHETIC Topical anaesthetic
cream if requested
Local injection to the area if required
SENSITIVITY PERIOD Slight discomfort during treatment and possibility of bruisingSlight discomfort during treatment and possibility of bruising
BACK TO WORK Straight away Straight away
DURATION OF RESULTS Maintenance required
every 3-6 months
Maintenance required between 6-18 months

For more information on Botox or Filler, or to book a consultation, please e-mail us on enquiries@snowberrylane.co.uk or give us a call on 01225 700072 today.

Timing Treatments for Christmas

If you’re considering getting a cosmetic treatment that will give you the best results in time for Christmas, now is the time to get in touch with Snowberry Lane Clinic. Today on the blog we’ll be looking at timing treatments properly so that they will help you look and feel your best in the lead up to this special time of year.  

We often have clients looking to make an appointment for a treatment in the days leading up to a special occasion or event only to find they have left it too late. In almost all cases, it’s not the scheduling of the appointment that’s the issue, but the lack of knowledge around downtime and recovery. Many of the treatments we provide are non-invasive and have minimal downtime, but different treatments take different amounts of time to develop and achieve their best results, so it’s important to take this into consideration.

BOTOX:

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

Time it right: Allow for 6 weeks before event, this gives time for area to settle and be topped-up and full results to be visible.

Number of treatments required: 1, results last 3-6 months, regular top-ups needed.

Sensitivity period: Some slight discomfort during treatment and possibility of bruising.

Results visible: Commonly results are visible after 2-4 days with end result being visible after 2 weeks, at this point Botox can be topped-up if required.

FILLERS:

Dermal fillers consist of an injectable gel substance that is medically designed to imitate hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that helps to keep skin stable, locks in moisture and also helps with renewing and healing skin. They are most commonly used to increase volume to targeted areas of the face.

Time it right: Allow 6-8 weeks before event for best results.

Number of treatments required: 1, results last 6-18 months, regular top-ups needed.

Sensitivity period: Some slight discomfort during treatment and possibility of bruising

Results visible: Some clients see immediate results, with improvements continuing for up to a month depending on the type of filler and the area being treated.

RADIO SURGERY:

Radio Surgery is suitable for the removal of moles, lumps and bumps on, or just beneath the surface of the skin. This treatment allows for precision cutting of the skin using a very thin wire, the wire is heated with radio waves which means the blood vessels are sealed as it cuts making for a clean and efficient removal.

Time it right: The area can be covered by make-up after 2 weeks. Ideal healing time before event 8-12 weeks.

Number of treatments required: 1, results are permanent, although some legions can reoccur.

Treatment time: 30-60 minutes.

Sensitivity period: Some discomfort during and straight after treatment, which can last for a few days depending on the procedure.

Results visible: Immediately, if it is a raised legion shaved to skin level then appearance will be comparable to a graze so it will take approximately a few weeks to a month to heal to a point where it is less noticeable, depending on your skin type. If suturing is required, then healing will take longer.

For more information or to make an appointment, please give us a call on 01225 700072 or e-mail us at: enquiries@snowberrylane.co.uk

Safeguarding clients of cosmetic treatments

https://news.sky.com/story/superdrug-botox-customers-face-tougher-mental-health-checks-11611479

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: https://www.cqc.org.uk. 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 enquiries@snowberrylane.co.uk

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

NUMBER OF TREATMENTS: 1

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 enquiries@snowberrylane.co.uk.

Day 8: Hyperhydrosis Treatment

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

BEST FOR TREATING:

  • Excessive underarm sweating
  • Sweaty palms
  • Facial sweating

NUMBER OF TREATMENTS: 1

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 enquiries@snowberrylane.co.uk.

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.