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Facial Aesthetics and Skin Rejuvenation with Dr Ram


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These are just a few of the things our Clients are concerned about...sound familiar??

Well the good news is that we can help you!

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Solution: Non surgical Skin Rejuvenation through various treatments

Benefit for you: Educated skincare, Healthier, more radiant and confident skin!

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Special offer: FREE Alumier Medical-grade Skincare product worth £40 when booking first 2 Profhilo treatments.

Book your first 2 Profhilo treatments and receive an exclusive gift! Enjoy a FREE Alumier Medical-Grade Skincare Product worth £40, especially selected to enhance your skin's radiance and boost the effects of your Profhilo journey.

£50 off Profhilo treatment-hydrate and tighten!

Here at North House, teeth is not the only thing we look after! We are really passionate about providing confidence through Facial Rejuvenation such as wrinkle reduction treatments, dermal fillers, skin peels, microneedling and mesotherapy. Our aim is to not only improve the way you look but also the way your skin feels and offer a wide range of in clinic treatments that are tailored to your skin needs. We want to help empower you and to express yourself with confidence!



Practitioner Led Treatment
Dr Poonam Ram is an Ace Group registered practitioner.

Dr Ram has trained with Harley Academy, the UK's largest provider of training in facial aesthetics and she has completed a Level 7 Diploma which is an Ofqual-regulated postgraduate level medical aesthetics qualification teaching the science, theory and practice of injectable treatments. She has also completed her qualification in Cosmetic Dermatology. What this really means is that her training has been very vigorous and in line with standards set by Health Education England, helping to ensure that patient safety is the biggest priority.

The benefit of having this treatment done by a Dentist is that they have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the facial anatomy and can perform this delicate work in a precise manner.

Dr Poonam Ram is registered with Ace Group and the JCCP, both organisations that promote patient safety and support practitioners in the evidence based management of facial aesthetics complications.

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So how do I start my journey to better skin?

1The first step would be to book a consultation with Dr Ram to discuss your concerns. This includes a very thorough assessment of your face and skin.


2She will then be able to advise you of the best treatment regime that will be tailored to help you with your concerns. The idea behind this is that one size doesn't fit all, and we all have different skin types with different skin concerns.


3By having a thorough consultation, we are then able to provide a more bespoke treatment plan which utilises medical grade skincare as well as multiple modalities of treatment such as wrinkle reduction treatment, dermal fillers, skin peels, micro needling and mesotherapy.



Images shown below are of real cases and are used for illustration purposes. Individual results may vary.

Medical Grade Award Winning Skincare

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Alumier Retinol Eye Gel

Award Winning Skincare, developed by leading Scientists and Dermatologists

Medical-grade skincare is more effective at correcting and preventing skin concerns because they have a higher concentration of active ingredients and unique delivery systems.

Dr Ram is also able to provide recommendations on the best products for your skincare needs after your consultation. These skincare products are developed by Dermatologists and leading world Scientists using innovative ingredients designed very cleverly to penetrate layers of the skin to achieve the desired benefits. These products work beautifully alone and enhance the effects of any professional skin treatments at North House Skin Clinic. Rest assured there is a professional skincare product for all skin types and all skin concerns from Ageing, Acne, through to Pigmentation and Sensitive skin types.

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North House is proud to and excited to introduce AlumierMD Skincare and Professional treatments. AlumierMD was created by a global team of experienced PhD biochemists, physicians and skin care specialists. They develop scientific formulations using innovative ingredients at optimal levels within advanced delivery systems. This enhances their ability to provide customized professional treatments fully integrated with home care solutions. The result is optimal skin health and an excellent client experience.


Innovative ingredients- We use the highest grade of ingredients at the correct percentages proved by clinical studies. We don’t angel dust our products for marketing.


Integrated Professional Treatments and Home Care- We seamlessly integrate these 2 entities by using similar as well as synergistic ingredients.


Advanced Delivery Systems- The delivery system enhances the ingredient either by keeping it fresh, providing synergy or increasing absorption.


Science Meets Beauty- We care about the client experience from opening the box to enjoying the results. We create luxuriously scientific formulations wrapped in beautiful packaging

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Skin Peels

Skin Peels or Chemical Exfoliation: bonds between cells in top layers of skin are purposely broken to encourage regeneration of new skin cells that help skin be more radiant, smoother, tighter, and more even in appearance. Chemical peeling can be traced back to Ancient Egyptian times! It is reported that Cleopatra used to bathe in milk to remain youthful. Milk contains natural acids which are still commonly used in chemical peels.

We use peels that are medical grade and developed by Dermatologists, to ensure you receive safe and proven skincare treatments. In addition there is minimal to no discomfort and downtime.

Our peels specifically target lines, wrinkles, acne, pigmentation, uneven skin tone, pores, sun damage and are even suitable for sensitive skin types. Dr Ram would decide which type of peel would be best for your skin concerns.

Due to the continual turnover of skin cells, we usually recommend a course of 4-6 treatments, usually 2-4 weeks apart to get the maximum benefits.

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    Amazing and instant glow from a Glycolic peel, revealing a smoother and more even and dewy complexion.

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    Amazing results from a combination of medical grade peels and skincare, helping to reduce fine lines and wrinkles around eye, mouth and forehead as well as brighten the complexion with a tighter, hydrated and more even profile.

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    Confidence-boosting results achieved from a combination of medical grade skincare and peels for a rosacea patient. Resulting in a healthier, dewy complexion, with a tighter, toned and more even complexion.

Microneedling

Microneedling: micro channels are purposely created in the skin to encourage the skin to repair itself and regenerate cells that are much healthier, leaving skin feeling refreshed, more radiant, and even in skin tone. Aims are to improve skin texture, laxity, and help reduce scars, marks and fine lines. Collagen and elastin are stimulated to help increase firmness and hydration of skin as well as smoothen the skins surface.

Cocktails of specialised ingredients can be added to this treatment to help deliver active ingredients such as Hyaluronic acid and Vitamin C directly to the skin, having a profound effect on the health and appearance of your skin.

Due to the continual turnover of skin cells, we usually recommend a course of 4-6 treatments, usually 4 weeks apart, for maximum benefits.

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A combination of medical grade skincare and Microneedling to help reduce visible patches of pigmentation and fine lines, creating a more even and smoother complexion.

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    Female, 6 procedures of microneedling for acne scarring.

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    Lines around eyes, 4 procedures.

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    Microneedling for hands, 2 sessions, smoother and tighter skin.

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    Aged 66, wrinkles and lines, 2 procedures.

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1 week after 1 session of microneedling, smooth, tighter and plumper skin.

Mesotherapy

Mesotherapy: very similar to microneedling, with specialised cocktails of active ingredient injected directly into skin layers to encourage skin to repair and regenerate form the deeper layers. Ingredients can be used to improve microcirculation in the skin, provide nutrition via vitamins, repair and protect the skin as well as stimulate collage.

Due to the continual turnover of skin cells, we usually recommend a course of 4-6 treatments, usually 4 weeks apart.

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Combination Treatments

Many skin concerns will require a combination of the above treatments as per recommendation of your practitioner to improve the function and appearance of your skin. This gives fantastic and long lasting results! Many patients also have treatment carried out on their neck and décolletage area to achieve the same rejuvenating effects.

  • Client presented with concerns over skin texture, wrinkles and laxity. After 4 microneedling sessions and 2 peels alongside award winning skincare, there is a marked improvement in tightness, texture and glow. Various mesotherapy cocktails have been delivered into the skin. Note reduction in lines and laxity around mouth, forehead and cheek area.

Client presented with concerns over patchy pigmentation, uneven skin tone, visible lines and wrinkles especially around frown line, mouth and chin areas, as well as an overall dull and tired appearance. After a course of Microneedling, Peels and use of medical grade skincare, there are visible improvements. There is a reduction in pigmentation, more even skin tone, and the skin is smoother, plumper and more radiant. There is a reduction in laxity and softening of wrinkles around the frown line, mouth and chin as well as better definition of the jaw line.


Wrinkle reduction

Wrinkle reduction treatments using Bocouture. If you want to reduce the lines on your face without having to resort to surgical procedures, the good news is that facial rejuvenation techniques can soften wrinkles for a more youthful appearance.

Once injected into the skin, the botulinum toxin relaxes the tiny facial muscles, which cause expression lines, leaving the skin looking smoother. Areas on the face that can be treated include frown lines (vertical lines which form between the eyebrows), crows' feet around corners of the eyes, and horizontal forehead lines. The botulinum injection is quick and painless; usually lasting around 5-10 minutes and requires no anaesthetic. Results will usually be seen in a few days, sometimes taking between 4-7 days for the effects to be seen. As it's not a permanent treatment, the effects will wear off over time, so it's recommended that the procedure is repeated every 3-6 months for effective results.

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Softening of frown lines in between the eyebrows.


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Softening of horizontal forehead lines.

Softening of the vertical frown lines and horizontal forehead lines

Profhilo
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Profhilo

The first of its kind, Profhilo is a revolutionary and innovative injectable anti-ageing treatment to brighten, hydrate, tighten and lift the skin. It is made from hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the skin.

Profhilo helps to remodel the skin through a patented NAHYCO technology to treat and correct the visible signs of ageing such as laxity, lines, wrinkles and dehydration. This results in a unique hyaluronic acid injectable gel, which has a prolonged stimulating activity on the dermal cells. It stimulates the production of collagen and elastin helping to rejuvenate and tighten, restoring firmness of the skin.

Profhilo also attracts water into the skin which helps to hydrate the skin and bring back that glow and radiance. This fantastic product is therefore able to treat visible signs of ageing, giving a more youthful appearance with skin that is hydrated, healthy, smooth, elastic and lifted.

The most common areas of treatment include the face and neck and can also be used for the décolletage, hands, arms, knees and abdomen area where it would effectively treat skin laxity. The treatment is suitable for men and women as well as offering skin benefits for patients of all ages.

It works well with other treatments and compliments them to deliver maximum results. It is proclaimed as a safe, effective and "a true breakthrough" treatment in anti-ageing medicine. It gives visible results in just 2 visits and is quick to administer and relatively painless.


Ultra-pure hyaluronic acid is precisely injected into the area being treated. Unlike wrinkle reducing and dermal filler treatments, Profhilo stimulates collagen and elastin, attracting water in the deeper layers of the skin.

As a stabilised product, the activity on dermal cells will last longer than that of a non-stabilised gel. During this time the stimulation of four different types of collagen and elastin takes place by slow release of hyaluronic acid.

The stimulation results in significant tissue improvement. Therefore Profhilo not only boosts hydration within the skin layers but also has a significant tightening / lifting effect on the tissue, restoring firmness of the skin. Visibly this results in tighter, lifted and radiant skin.

The face is a very common area to treat and 5 specific points on the face are injected.

The injection points are measured and marked by your practitioner in a very specific way according to the pattern of ageing and are known as Biologically Active Points. This helps minimise risks as well as maximise the ability of the product to spread well, giving safe and great results.

Profhilo improves the skin rather than adding volume which is what dermal fillers are for.

Not only is it innovative with visible results after just 2 treatments, it has patented technology to make it effective, safe and biocompatible.

This treatment is for the visible signs of ageing such as lines, wrinkles, laxity and loss of radiance. Typically this would be for 30-60 year olds, both male and female. However it can be used for younger clients with early signs of ageing as a preventative measure or with older clients depending on the level of skin laxity. Anyone over the age of 18 who presents with visible signs of ageing would be allowed to have this treatment but we will be able to assess suitability after a thorough consultation with Dr Ram.

Profhilo is unsuitable for anyone who is allergic to hyaluronic acid, has an active infection in the treatment area, at risk of keloid scarring, has an active cold sore, is pregnant or breastfeeding, or planning to have facial surgery in the next 12 months.

Anyone with bleeding disorders, having chemotherapy or taking immunosuppressants will need clearance from their medical practitioner.

There is an increased risk of bruising in patients on blood thinning medications.

Profhilo treatment is for the mid to lower face and helps to brighten, hydrate, tighten and lift the skin. It can help to correct:

  • Fine lines around the eyes
  • Smokers lines and fine lines around the mouth
  • Fine lines and wrinkles around the chin and jaw area
  • Saggy or loose skin known as laxity mid-lower face (cheeks, jowls, jaw, around mouth)
  • Dehydration in face, neck, décolletage and hands
  • Fine lines, necklace bands, wrinkles, laxity or loose skin in neck
  • Fine lines, wrinkles, laxity in décolletage area
  • Fine lines, wrinkles and laxity in hands
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Profhilo is one of the latest patented innovations in injectable skincare to treat skin laxity through skin bio remodelling.

It compliments all other aesthetic and cosmetic procedures by improving skin quality.

It has one of the highest concentrations of hyaluronic acid on the market, stabilised through patented technology and in a highly pure form.

It is a biocompatible product as hyaluronic acid is naturally produced in our bodies.

Awarded the Aesthetics Award for product innovation of the year!

Profhilo diffuses within the skin tissue after injection and stimulates 4 different types of collagen and elastin over 4 weeks.

It doesn't need to be massaged and leaves no nodules.

Patients find the treatment quite comfortable as there are minimal injection points due to its ability to spread.

Visible results can be seen after just 2 treatments.

Maintenance is easier than some other treatments, with 1 treatment recommended every 4-5 months after the initial 2 treatments.

Risks of bleeding and bruising are minimised with the technique used.

Downtime is minimal.

After a thorough consultation and consent process with Dr Ram, it is advised to have 2 induction treatments 1 month apart, and then 1 treatment every 4-6 months for maintenance.

Treatment 1: day 1

Treatment 2: day 28

Maintainance: every 4-6 months

Most patients find that the small injections only cause mild, temporary discomfort or a stinging sensation. After treatment, you may experience some tenderness for 24-72 hours.

Bruising happens when the practitioner traumatises a vein. An experienced practitioner can help to avoid this by identifying the veins beforehand. Nevertheless, bruising is always a possibility but isn't common.

Profhilo starts to spread within 15 minutes of injection and then takes 4-6 weeks to work as the products need to diffuse and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin.

After the consultation and consent process, the length of one session is approximately 30 minutes with 10 minutes for numbing of the skin beforehand with a topical cream. This allows the procedure to be more comfortable for you. The practitioner will then clean and disinfect the skin and mark various precise measurements in the treatment areas with a white pencil. As the injection points are small and superficial, the procedure is relatively comfortable. Once the treatment is completed, the skin is then cleaned and disinfected again and massaged. You are then given aftercare instructions.

After the initial 2 induction sessions at 1 month apart, it is recommended to have 1 session every 4-5 months for maintenance.

As with any injectable treatment, occasionally there some redness, swelling and tenderness can occur immediately in the injection site, lasting for a few hours. The practitioner will go through a detailed consent process to highlight any other risks. As with all procedures, there are always risks involved. However, how the risks are reduced is important such as practitioner experience, techniques and products used etc.

Treatment 1: £400

Treatment 2: £350 (if booked together with treatment 1, as normally £400)

Maintainance: every 4-6 months £400

Costs include skin assessments, photos, topical anaesthetic, Profhilo treatment, aftercare.

Complimentary: FREE Alumier Medical-grade Skincare product worth £40 when booking first 2 treatments.

Mild redness around the injection sites is common and should only last a few hours.

Do not touch your hands unless disinfected for the next 4 hours.

Rarely the injected areas can feel a bit numb or tingly which can last a few days after treatment

Do not apply make up to the treated areas for 12 hours

Use of concealer for any busing can be used the next day

Cold packs can be used over any areas of bruising or swelling

Often superficial lines in the face are highlighted in pink or red following treatment and this should settle in a few days

Do not expose the treated area to intense heat (sauna, sun bathing)

Avoid saunas, sun beds, exercise, swimming, and hot showers for 24 hours until any redness has settled.

Avoid massages, facials or scrubs for 24 hours

Avoid alcohol for 24 hours

Avoid aspirin for 24 hours as it can worsen bruising

If you suffer from cold sores, there is a risk that the needle punctures can cause an eruption of cold sores.

If you are using an blood thinning medications, these may increase your risk of bleeding or bruising at the injection sites

If you are concerned about anything, you will have a direct WhatsApp contact number for us. We shall give you a courtesy call the next day to see how you are.

Aqualyx Non Surgical Fat Dissolving
Aqualyx Non Surgical Fat Dissolving
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WHAT IS AQUALYX?

”AQUALYX” is one of the most popular and effective fat removal and body sculpting procedures North House offers. It is for those want to lose fat in stubborn areas of the body.

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If you do not want invasive surgery and cannot afford the down time and discomfort of invasive liposuction, this is a great treatment to consider.

Developed by renowned aesthetic surgeon the late Professor Motolese, Aqualyx has been available internationally since 2009, and over 2,000,000 vials have been used for patient treatments in 49 countries worldwide.

Professor Motolose developed a technique, for the treatment known as ‘Aqualysis ™’ or ‘Aquaplasty™’ and a precise protocol is followed. Aqualysis™ or Aquaplasty™ consists of depositing the solution into localised areas of fat such as saddle bags, thighs, stomachs, chins and knees. It can also be used to treat pseudo-gynocomastia in men. Aqualyx liquefies the fat cell, destroying it permanently, releasing the lipids that are then eliminated naturally through the lymphatic system.

Why is Aqualyx a popular treatment?

Help Release Fatty Tissue Naturally and safely

Target Specific Areas of stubborn fat

Quick 30min Treatment

Visible results even after 1 treatment

Minimal discomfort

Simple aftercare

No need to have surgery

Carried out by an experienced practitioner

Long lasting results

The Treatment

The treatment should only be performed by a doctor or surgeon, and specialist training is given to every doctor before they offer Aqualysis™.

Treatments can be done for stubborn fat deposits in areas such as the chin, upper and lower stomach, love handles (sides of abdomen) outer and inner thighs, back bra area, arms etc.

Non-Surgical Fat Dissolving-quick, safe and comfortable

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Typically, two treatments are required for each area being treated; patients report good tolerance of the treatment.

The treatment will be repeated between two and eight times depending on the number of small pockets of fat tissue to be reduced. The treatment is repeated every three to four weeks.

After each treatment patients can expect some swelling, redness and skin irritation and tenderness in the area treated, which will subside after four to six days.

Contraindications: pregnancy and lactation, liposdystrophy, pathological or auto immune conditions and for those under 18 years or over 60 years.

Aqualyx Fat Dissolving

Introductory Offer

1 small area (eg double chin) £350 Now £250

1 large area (eg both arms, both hips, upper or lower stomach, both inner thighs, both outer thighs, back) £495 Now £350

(Price quoted is per session, subject to consultation with Dr Ram to assess suitability and plan treatment)

Package offers:

3 sessions small area £1050 Now £750

3 sessions large area £1485 Now £1050

6 sessions large area £2970 Now £2100

Frequently Asked Questions

It used for Aqualysis or Aquaplasty treatment to reduce localised, stubborn fat deposits in areas such as the chin, stomach, outer and inner thighs, hips, back bra area, arms etc.

A reduction in fat deposits can usually be seen after just one treatment, however usually between three and eight sessions are required to see the optimal effect. The speed at which results are seen will vary depending on the stability of the cell membranes; younger patients are more likely to results after a longer period. Results may vary from physician to physician and case by age.

It is suitable for patients who do not want the more invasive liposuction or laser lipo treatments, who do not have large amounts of fat to remove and who are over 18 years and under 60 years of age. The treatment is not suitable for pregnant or lactating women or those with a pathological condition.

Pregnancy and breast feeding or undergoing IVF.

Severe anaphylactic reagtions and allergies

Auto-immune disease

Anyone with lipodystrophy or pathological conditions e.g. diabetics, liver or kidney disease.

Active skin conditions in the area to be treated.

Acute or chronic skin disease in affected areas.

Area unsuitable for treatment (alternative treatment options can be recommended).

Blood thinning medications e.g. warfarin.

Clients should be over 18 and under the age of 60 years of age.

No, Aqualyx and Aqualysis are aimed at reducing stubborn pockets of fat.

Minimal side effects have been reported globally since its introduction, but patients can expect a little skin irritation, itchiness bruising and swelling, which will ease after a few days. The treated area may feel tender and firm for up to eight weeks after your treatment.

The treatment area will be cleaned and topical anaesthetic will be applied for comfort. The solution will be injected using a very fine needle. The area will feel warm and you may experience a slight burning or stinging sensation. We add lidocaine to Aqualy× for local anaesthetic so is a comfortable procedure to have.

The injections are also done quickly and accurately by your practitioner.

After treatment the area may redden and swelling and bruising may be experienced.

Aqualyx works by causing an inflammatory reaction in the fat cells which can result in swelling that lasts 3-5 days. This swelling can be obvious when having facial treatments (e.g. chin).

During this time, you may want to organise time off work / social engagements.

Swelling can be reduced with the use of a cool pack wrapped in a clean cloth and used for a maximum of 20 mins. Do not use any anti-inflammatory tablets for 48 hours. Do not apply make-up or skincare to the treated area for 12 hours - then only use a clean brush or sponge for application until day five.

Pressure is recommended for the first 48 - 72 hours to help reduce pain in the first 12 hours and reduce the edema effect. Lymphatic drainage or massage of the area is also recommended for 2 to 3 weeks post treatment.

Aqualyx is an injectable solution used to dissolve localised fat deposits in areas such as the hips, saddle bags, thigh, knees jowls and chin. The body then expels the released fatty acids naturally.

Three days - extreme temperatures, swimming pools / spas / saunas.

  • 10 days - physical exercise.
  • 14 days - laser, cryolipolysis or radiofrequency treatments.

Treatments start from £250 per treatment area per session. Your practitioner will be able to provide a more accurate estimate once you’ve had a consultation.

Three articles have been published about Aqualyx :

  • Rauso R. Non surgical reduction of buffalo hump deformity. Case report and literature review.Eur J Aesth Med Dermatol 2011;1(1):29-34
  • Salti G, Motolese P. Cavitational adipocytolysis with a new micro-gelatinous injectable for subcutaneous adipose tissue volume reduction: ex-vivo histological findings. Eur J Aesth Med Dermatol 2012;2(2):94-97
  • Pinto H, Melamed G, Fioravanti L. Intralipotherapy Patient Satisfaction Evaluation Study (IPSES). Eur J Aesth Med Dermatol 2012;2(1):29-34
Dermal Filler

Dermal filler treatments using Belotero to help plump up lines, wrinkles and area of volume loss, as well as enhance the lips and cheek areas, and hydrate the skin. Product injected within or beneath the skin can improve its physical features. Fillers can be injected at a deep and superficial level to help manage skin ageing. They can help improve fine lines, hydration and textures of the skin. As it's not a permanent treatment, the effects will wear off over time, so it's recommended that the procedure is repeated every 6-12 months for effective results.

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    Enhancement of lip border and volume using dermal fillers.

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    Subtle yet noticeable lip enhancement to restore lost volume and define the shape.

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    Use of dermal fillers to enhance lip border and add volume to achieve natural lift.

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Subtle and natural enhancement of the volume and border or the lips

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    Patients are often concerned about having “thinner lips” which can be challenging to enhance. Here we have a slight enhancement to the lips creating a slightly fuller and more symmetrical appearance, and enhancing the side profile.

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Fillers can be used to gently and naturally define and lift lips that may already be “full” creating a more aesthetic profile.

Botulinum toxin

There is a difference between the botulinum toxin and dermal fillers. The former relaxes the muscles whereas the fillers fill and plump up lines, wrinkles and grooves to make the skin look more youthful. Fillers usually consist of sterile hyaluronic acid gels made from non-animal sources. As we age the skin's natural hyaluronic acid is lost giving rise to the appearance of lines, wrinkles and folds. Injecting fillers into the skin acts to replace the hyaluronic acid that is lost with age. They are also used for lip enhancement and for shaping facial, hand and neck contours. lines around the mouth and top lip, known as 'smoker's lines'.

The injections, which only take a few minutes, are usually administered after a local anaesthetic has been applied either directly onto the skin, or incorporated into the syringe containing the filler. This serves to reduce or prevent any discomfort. The effect of the treatment is visible immediately. Depending on the area treated, skin type and the injection technique, the filler effect can last between six and 12 months (usually six months for lips). Follow-up treatments will help to maintain the plumped up look over time.

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Dermal filler products can also be used in lip augmentation.

Following your consultation and when you are happy to proceed, the treatment session will typically take about thirty minutes. During the session, Belotero® is injected into the specific area using a needle or cannula.

This tissue integration means Belotero® is suitable for very superficial injection with the confidence of smooth evenness after your treatment. Belotero® is available with an anaesthetic which helps reduce any sensation of pain.

There is little downtime following a Belotero® treatment, however it is recommended that you should avoid wearing makeup for at least 12 hours after treatment and avoid exposure to heat, UV rays and prolonged exposure to the sun for two weeks after treatment.

Immediately after treatment with Belotero® the area may feel numb due to the lidocaine within the product, this is temporary and will settle after a few minutes/ hours.

The area may feel slightly swollen or 'fuller', with possible bruising around the treated area, but again this is only temporary and may be experienced for a day or two after treatment. The treated area should not feel hard.

Please always remember to talk to your aesthetic practitioner about your Belotero® treatment.

Yes, the aesthetic results are immediate.

The effect will depend upon the individual and the area treated, for example in nasolabial folds (nose to mouth lines), clinical data demonstrates results and visible improvements up to 12 months after a single treatment with Belotero® Balance.

Belotero® products are based on hyaluronic acid, a natural component of the skin. There are however, some injection related reactions which may occur and include slight redness, swelling, itching, bruising and pain at the injection site. The properties of Belotero® allow optimal spreading into your tissue. You may feel some itchiness around the treated area but will be left with even results.

Before treatment, you should inform your aesthetic practitioner if you are taking any medication and if you have any allergies, especially to lidocaine. You should always discuss any side effects and/or post treatment reactions with your practitioner. Don't be afraid to ask your aesthetic practitioner questions.



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