Muscle relaxing injections involve using a neurotoxin protein known as Clostridium Botulinum type A. It has been used for many years for cosmetic improvement of facial wrinkles and for even longer in mainstream NHS medicine for example in treating children with cerebral palsy, patients with bladder incontinence, strabismus, etc.
The agent is injected in tiny amounts into the muscle groups that cause undesired wrinkle formation, eg frown lines between the eyes. Over a few days a controlled weakening of these muscles occurs and the skin overlying the muscles smoothes out. We also use a brand of neurotoxin that is also licensed for use in over-active underarm sweating (primary axillary hyperhidrosis).
The duration of the effect on wrinkles is approximately 3 to 4 months however, in some men and women with prominent, strong muscles, it may only last 2 months initally but the duration usually extends significantly with subsequent regular treatments.
At The Rejuvene Clinic, we aim for a 'natural look' and the amount of product administered will be tailored to achieve this.
A filler is an injectable product used predominantly in facial aesthetics to help improve undesired lines, wrinkles and folds in the skin. They can also re-structure and create volume e.g. to re-define and plump the lips; improve cheeks and chin contour.
We use dermal fillers containing hyaluronic acid to reduce those lines and wrinkles and for other skin rejuvenation treatments. Whenever we use these products we include a two week review appointment. We offer this added service FREE because of our commitment to your satisfaction.
It is often called 'The Dracula Treatment' but is properly known as Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) treatment.
PRP will realise an increase in your skin's collagen as well as enhancing its texture, elasticity, tone and thickness. Helping to improve premature signs of skin ageing ( eg wrinkles); scarring ( eg from acne) and volume loss.
The treatment involves taking a sample of your own blood, spinning it in a centrifuge to separate the plasma from the more solid components of blood. This plasma is then injected or microneedled ( Dermapen/roller) back into your skin and you will start to receive the benefits of all those important growth factors contained within the plasma.
These are made from an extremely safe material and are used regularly in heart surgery.
They are reabsorbale sterile sutures that do not produce an allergic reaction
When inserted into the skin, they stimulate Type I and III collagen and elastin to improve crepy skin, wrinkles and folds enhancing elasticity and brightening the complexiion as well as improving sagging skin.
Whilst the effect of the threads starts immediately they are inserted, the greatest effect is reached at around 2-3 months and can last between 1 and 2 years depending on the individual.
Sweating is a normal process that helps us to maintain a stable body temperature for example, in a hot atmosphere, when we are feverish or during strenuous activity such as a workout. However, although excessive sweating is a common problem, it can prove both distressing and socially isolating to those sufferers who are embarrassed about their symptoms, particularly when it affects palms, soles of feet and armpits. Fortunately, there are treatments that can limit the symptoms.
Although there is no known cause for excessive sweating, it seems that some individuals simply have an over-activity or hyper-sensitivity of sweat production. It appears to affect men and women equally and usually develops before the person is 25 years old. The nature of this type of sweating appears symmetrically ie, both armpits, both feet, both hands being affected whereas as they experience a normal sweat pattern elsewhere on the body.
The treatment offered here at the Rejuvene clinic is Clostridium Botulinum A injections. it works well for armpit sweating – it blocks the nerve communication with the sweat glands. It involves a few tiny injections into each armpit. The skin can feel a little sore afterwards that soon settles and the sweat production reduces within a few days. Treatment effect is usually between 4 and 12 months. Side effects are rare, although some people may experience mild 'flu-like' symptoms for a day or two after treatment.
This treatment involves injecting a solution into thread veins that appear on the legs
The solution used is an irritant to the lining of these veins, causing them to become inflamed and break down. The body them metabolises these treated vessels over a period of weeks and the veins can be seen to fade.
Results vary from person to person and repeat treamtment, at 4 week intervals, is often required to achieve optimum results. The best time to have this treatment is before summer as compression hosiery has to be worn for a time immediately after treatment.
Alphahydroxy acid (AHA) - sourced from plants / foods and includes lactic acid from sour milk, citric acid from citrus fruit and glycolic acid from sugar cane. They all remove dead skin cells, helping to unlock the pores and leave skin brighter and smoother.
Betahydroxy acid (BHA), Salicylic acid will dry up over-production of oil and is antinflammatory so great for acne.
Polyhydroxy acid (PHA) gluconolactone - very gentlr peel, ideal for very dry and hypersensitive skin to give a hydrating effect.
Jessners - made from a combination od Salicylic acid, lactic acid and Resorcinol. Developed particularly to treat irregular skin pigmentation caused by the skin or melasma ( often hormonally induced).
Trichloroacatic ( TCA) - There will be more downtime with this peel , often used for pigmentation irregularities in fair skin patients, sun-damaged skin and acne scarring.
The type of peel that would be apprporiate is decided after a thorough assessment of the skin during your FREE consultation.
Approximately 15 million men and women suffer from these tiny dilated veins that are seen just underneath the surface of the skin. They tend to become more obvious as the skin thins out during the ageing process so the incidence is more likely to occur during advancing age.
Although thread veins don't necessarily signify any underlying medical condition, some people find them unsightly and difficult to conceal. The most common site for thread veins is on the legs although they can appear elsewhere, eg the face. Definitive causes aren't known but weight gain, smoking and excessive sun exposure have been implicated in thread vein development and there also appears to be a familial tendency. There is also a suggestion that thread veins that appear during pregnancy may be due to the presence of high levels of oestrogen however, once the pregnacy is completed the thread veins remain. Thread veins are commonly seen in patients who suffer from rosacea and can be quite severe in character.
The treatments we offer at The Rejuvene Clinic for thread veins on the legs are micro-sclerotherapy and thermo-coagulation therapy, for facial thread veins we use thermo-coagulation therapy only.
If you are considering treatment, we would invite you in to clinic for a free consultation and assessment to determine what, if any, treatment is appropriate for your condition. A medical history will be taken and you will be advised of the treatment options, risks and benefits, downtime and cost and any pre and post treatment advice given so that you can plan a treatment programme.
Hyperpigmentation occurs when areas of skin become darker than the surrounding skin due to external causes such as Ultra Violet (UV) light, cosmetic treatments and even acne. This causes inflammation of the skin ( often not visible) and stimulates 'melanocyte' cells to make melanin or skin pigment.
UV exposure is the most common inflammatory trigger which causes an increas in pigmentation levels so we become more 'tanned' but our internal bodily controls prevent the over-production of melanin. However, when our internal systems are not at their peak, such as when pregnant or later in life, some melanocytes may 'break free' of these reduced restraints and over produce pigment, causing hyperpigmentation in the following conditions :
Hyperpigmentation usually occurs in areas that have had the most exposure such as the face, hands and bonier parts, where UV is 'reflected' back off the underlying bones and increases the inflammatory effect. Some skin types naturally react faster to inflammatory triggers and darker skin types should be aware that clinical procedures such as chemical and physical peels, injections and lasers can cause an inflammatory response which may lead to pigmentation changes.
Whatever the cause, the visual appearance can be distressing. We at The Rejuvene Clinic can improve this pigmentation by offering a variety of treatments, singly or in combination:-
|De-pigmentation product protocol|
|Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)|
|Dermapen with de-pigmentation serums or PRP|
|Specialised skin peels with product protocol|
The 'Medik8 Titanium Dermaroller' creates a multitude of tiny puncture wounds to the dermis which induces the release of growth factors that stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin.
Creating dermal damage without removal of the healthy epidermis, as with other resurfacing techniques, means the healing time is rapid and does not cause any comparable pain
Results are quick and will last up to a year or more.
|Loss of skin firmness and elasticity|
|Fine, Medium and Heavy wrinkles|
|Dilated pores and blackheads/whiteheads|
|Indented acne scars|
|Chicken pox scars|
|Old surgical scars|
|NO Skin Damage (epidermis left intact)|
|NO Skin Sensitivity to UV light|
|NO risk of permanent skin discolouration|
|Suitable for all skin types|
|Suitable for thin skin|
|Short healing time|
|Minimal down time (48 hours)|
|Minimal discomfort post-treatment|
|Cost effective alternative to laser, e.g Fraxel|
|Discomfort reducing topical anaesthetics|
|Minimal or no side effects|