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Botox

What is Botox®?

Botox® is a prescription medicine used to treat a number of conditions within the body.

It works partially on blocking the nerve impulses.

When injected into the muscles it will reduce excessive contractions in the muscle and is most commonly injected into the forehead to reduce frown lines.

How long do Botox® treatments last?

Botox® is a non-surgical treatment, so the effect is not permanent.

However, the results should last about 3 to 4 months, depending on the client.

Am I guaranteed results?

There is no guarantee the desired effect will be achieved but if you use an experienced medical practitioner to administer the Botox®, you can be sure that they work to achieve the best possible results.

How long does the Botox® appointment take?

Depending on the areas being injected the Botox®, the appointment can take around 10-20 minutes and there is no down time needed.

How long before I see a result?

It takes 3 to 5 days to see the initial results of your Botox® injections, and the full effect can be seen after 3 weeks.

What should I do after having Botox®?

After having Botox® treatment, you should avoid lying down for 4 hours and avoid exercising for the rest of the day.

Avoid rubbing the area where you have had Botox® administered.

What are the risks of Botox®?

With Botox, safety is most important: only a qualified medical practitioner, operating within a clean and safe environment, should administer Botox® injections.

With every procedure, there are always some risks but Botox® has been used for more than two decades with a very high safety profile.

By having the injections performed by a medical practitioner, though, you are significantly reducing any risks.

We provide a full aftercare leaflet that you can take away with you after treatment. You can also view the leaflet by clicking here.

Is Botox® suitable for everyone?

You should not have Botox® if you are pregnant or breast feeding as the effects to the baby are still unknown.

A full consultation is required prior to any Botox® treatment and you must be 18 years or older to have the treatment.

Can the area be numbed before the Botox® is injected?

Local anaesthetic is not usually given. Your skin is simply cleansed to prepare for the Botox® injections.

Pain is minimal during the treatment.

How do I make a Botox® appointment?

You should always expect a one to one consultation with the practitioner to discuss your Botox® treatment in advance of the procedure.

During the consultation you can discuss your concerns, ask any questions and most importantly make sure you are comfortable with the person who will be performing your treatment.

We will also provide a detailed analysis of your skin using our Observ Skin Analysis Machine.

How long does Botox appointment take?

Downtime needed

You may notice a few pin prick marks from the needles (which are really tiny).  You can meet up with family and friends and no one would notice a thing.

How long before I see a result?

3 Weeks – your face will look smoother than it probably has in more than 5-10 years but won’t look ‘done’ you can still move forehead and show expressions.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers are a minimally invasive non surgical treatment involving a medically developed solution with hyaluaronic acid , which is a natural component of the skin Injected under the skin with a fine needle to enhance facial features and plump and fill lines, grooves or sunken areas, associated with ageing.

Dermal Fillers are used to treat a range of skin concerns, including lack of volume and shallow to deep wrinkles and folds, such as smile, tear troughs, marionette and lipstick lines and those on the corners of the mouth, chin, neck, décolletage and hands.

They can subtly smooth, soften, contour and tone the skin; restore youthful plumpness, revitalise add volume ,moisture and enhance and define your features.

Using the natural contours of your face as guidance, skin filler is an artiststry, designed to enhance and mould to compliment your natural expression.

The results are immediate, and tend to last between 9-18 months Dermal fillers are biodegradable, which means they will naturally disappear in the body.

After your dermal filler treatment, your skin will be firmer, hydrated and restored with a younger and fresher look. Treatments with dermal fillers do not affect facial expression and the benefits can normally be seen instantly. Recovery time following dermal filler injections is short and you will be able to continue your normal life after the procedure with little or no disruption

It is important to me to achieve the results you desire and meet expectations prior to filler artistry, a comprehensive consultation is undertaken ,where I can take a full medical history, assess your skin, we can discuss and I can advise what we can achieve ,at all times you are incomplete control over your treatment Including different products suitable for different depths of skin wrinkles, volume loss ,moulding lips etc ,timings and costings.

Popular treatments include adding volume to the cheeks and lips, contouring lips , jawline and noses . Fine lines ,shadows and wrinkles are often treated to marionette lines , smokers / whistle lines ,around the lips ,eye and tear troughs ,and also to décolleté and hands to plump and smooth .

If you are not happy with the treatment it is reversible using a technique with dissolves the filler immediately.

Anti Wrinkle Injections

Neurotoxins i.e. Botox, Azzalure, Dysport , are a natural purified  protein derived from botulinum toxin and are the gold standard treatment for dynamic wrinkles on many areas of the face.They work remarkably well and are great for wrinkles on the forehead, on the bridge of the nose and around the eyes ( “ crows feet”).

They are also utilised on the lower face, for jawline definition, neck bands gummy smiles and the uplifting the corners of the mouth just to mention a few.

They work by blocking messages from the nerves to the muscles, actually deactivating the muscle and with regular intervention will dramatically reduce the creases made on the skin from reducing the muscle activity.

The neurotoxin is administered in minute amounts via tiny gauge needles, shallowly inserted very precisely in specific areas of the facial muscles.

Some may experience redness and  swelling which usually subsides within 10 – 15 minutes of administration, and the majority don’t look like they have had any done at all , however will begin to see results in as little as 3 days , but will have to wait 2 weeks to see full effects. These results should be undetected to others, as a natural result will present with the facial expressions to appear natural.

The treatment usually lasts 4-6 months depending on muscle activity and age of the patient.

Filler Treatments

Fillers soften signs of ageing, including wrinkles, fine lines and plumping of the lips. At The Little Skin Clinic we use only the best products including Juvederm, a highly acclaimed professional filler.

Microneedling

What is micro-needling?

It’s a treatment whereby a device with small needles is pushed or rolled over your face and neck area to create controlled punctures, which force your skin into repair mode. Those with a fear of needles shouldn’t discard this technique straight away as, depending on the device used, the microneedle length can vary from 0.5 to 3.0 mm, which is incredibly tiny compared to a traditional needle. And, these devices are gentle enough to be used around the delicate eye area.

What are the benefits of micro-needling?

When your skin starts repairing itself it turbocharges your body’s natural ability to produce collagen and elastin, which provides that firm plumpness. It also helps improve skin texture, reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks and creates a more youthful skin tone.

Suitable conditions treatable with Micro-needling…

  • Acne scars
  • Cellulite
  • Wrinkles
  • Skin scarring
  • Alopecia
  • Hair loss
  • Stretch marks
  • Skin tone
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Collagen induction
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Face lifting
  • Skin pore improvement

What should you expect from a professional microneedling treatment?

The procedure starts with your face being anaesthetised with topical cream and has minimal downtime. The treatment can be tailored to the specific needs of the patient and can result in just a few hours of redness, mild swelling and erythema (red patches). How many and how often will you need to have a treatment? “The number of sessions depends on the skin condition, but typically you’re looking at 3-5 treatments in 4-6 week intervals with maintenance treatments every 6-9 months.

When can you expect to see results from microneedling?

With in salon treatments the final results might not be noticeable until you hit the three to twelve months mark as boosting collagen and elastin within the dermis takes time. However, as with most treatments it depends on the individual.

When should you avoid micro-needling?

“It can be used on all skin colours and skin types, however it should be avoided if one has an active infection on the skin such as impetigo, active and  inflamed acne or rosacea also those with hypersensitive skin, acute eczema or sun burnt skin should also avoid the technique.

Biorevitalisation

If you are looking for an option rejuvenating beauty treatments, after which the skin will look toned, young and fresh, and the result will be stored for a long time, then pay attention to the bio.

What is bio?

In a nutshell, biorevitalisation is an injection procedure to be performed with the help of remedies, which are based contain hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid and its uniqueness Hyaluronic acid is natural and found in our skin cells. This acid stimulates the skin cells, triggering the natural process of collagen production, regeneration and rejuvenation. Although hyaluronic acid is a natural component, there are recommended limits for a procedure bio revitalise.

To give a simple answer to the question: “How often you can do bio revitalise” is not so simple. It all depends on the type and characteristics of the skin, age, and range solve cosmetic problems. Typically, to achieve visible results it is recommended to take a course of 3-5 sessions, a break between them should be about two weeks. And then you can do the bio-not so often – about once every six months/year. How is your bio? The bio-revitalisation is nice and virtually painless.

To start with , aesthetics consultant performs cleansing, inspects it, determines its type, identifies the most problematic areas, pre treatment applies anaesthetic ointment. The aesthetician selects the drug for injection. While the packages shall be opened in the presence of the guest of the clinic. Packaging must be indicated the composition of the medication, the expiration date and other information. Usually, the whole procedure takes about one hour. Method bio-revitalise or simply “how to crack biorevitalisation”? The technique of injection for biorevitalisation is very diverse.

For example, microinjection, linear ukoli, “grid”, “fan”, papule. Base the choice of a particular technique on the skin condition, type of problem and its extent. Typically, the injection of hyaluronic acid is the most sensitive, are introduced carefully as the deep and superficial layers of the skin. Area of coverage are: oval face, nasolabial triangle, the chin, the area around the eyes. Enter the product based on hyaluronic acid under the skin using a fine needle, to ensure the minimum number of tracks after the
procedure, and to minimize pain.

Preparations for biorevitalisation Today the market offers a lot of drugs for the procedure biorevitalisation. Among the leading brands stands out: Teosyal, Stylage Hydro, Jalucomplex, Phenhyage. Each of the following drugs made based on hyaluronic acid. Additionally they consist of various natural and biochemical components, vitamins, macro and trace elements, and minerals. The choice of the drug is always individual, based on the characteristics of the skin of the face and the recommendations of the doctor, dermatologist or cosmetologist. Indications and contraindications Biorevitalization is recommended in cases of decay and decline of skin tone, dryness, dehydration, when the number of impacts associated with plastic surgery.

Not necessary to resort to Biorevitalisation pregnant and lactating women, people with severe allergic reaction, and all who suffer from specific skin diseases. The result from the procedure Biorevitalisation In the procedure Biorevitalisation skin not only looks young and fresh, oval face becomes taut, but minimized various skin defects, expressed as acne, dryness, enlarged pores. Toned, healthy, radiant .

Chemical Skin Peels

Revive your complexion with our expertly formulated range of deep acting Skin Peels. A skin peel can rejuvenate your skin to reveal more youthful, softer and smoother looking skin without any of the side effects associated with invasive surgery.

What are skin peels?

They harness the power of naturally occurring acids and active ingredients to deeply exfoliate and brighten the skin. The treatment stimulates new cell growth and collagen production, helping to reveal fresher, clearer, brighter skin.

At the Little Skin Clinic , we offer a variety of industry leading Skin Peels that involve applying a non-toxic chemical solution to the skin that removes the top layer of dead skin cells and encourages new ones to grow, revealing the softer, smoother skin beneath.

What results should i expect from a skin peel?

  • Rejuvenated and brighter skin
  • Revival of dull skin
  • Removal of dead skin cells
  • Even skin texture and tone
  • Reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Smoother, softer skin
  • Eliminated pigmentation and reduced effects of sun damage
  • Reduction of inflammation and breakouts caused by acne
  • Hydrated and nourished skin
  • Stimulated collagen production for plump and youthful looking skin

To achieve maximum results, our skin experts will recommend a course of skin peels depending on your skin type, tone and condition.

What is a TCA peel?

A TCA (trichloroacetic acid) peel is a chemical skin peel. The depth of skin peeled during the treatment can be adjusted according to the strength of the acid used (15%, 20%, 25% etc.)

Is a TCA peel a deep chemical peel?

A TCA peel above 10% is a medical grade peel and should not be performed by non medically-qualified individuals. This is because it is a medium-depth to deep peel (depending on the strength of acid used) meaning it has the capability to pass beyond the epidermis (the outermost layer of skin) and even potentially to the top of the reticular dermis (part of the dermis; the next layer of skin after the epidermis). It is therefore a procedure that should be performed in a controlled environment, by trained medical professionals (a nurse or doctor).

Are TCA peels worth doing?

A TCA peel is a fantastic tool to get rid of sun-damaged skin and allow a completely new epidermal layer to grow. If done correctly, the results can be dramatic. It comes second only to laser resurfacing as a method of getting complete renewal of skin layers.

What is a TCA peel?

A TCA (trichloroacetic acid) peel is a chemical skin peel. The depth of skin peeled during the treatment can be adjusted according to the strength of the acid used (15%, 20%, 25% etc.)

Is a TCA peel a deep chemical peel?

A TCA peel above 10% is a medical grade peel and should not be performed by non medically-qualified individuals. This is because it is a medium-depth to deep peel (depending on the strength of acid used) meaning it has the capability to pass beyond the epidermis (the outermost layer of skin) and even potentially to the top of the reticular dermis (part of the dermis; the next layer of skin after the epidermis). It is therefore a procedure that should be performed in a controlled environment, by trained medical professionals (a nurse or doctor).

Are TCA peels worth doing?

A TCA peel is a fantastic tool to get rid of sun-damaged skin and allow a completely new epidermal layer to grow. If done correctly, the results can be dramatic. It comes second only to laser resurfacing as a method of getting complete renewal of skin layers.

What are the benefits of a TCA peel?

It will help improve shallow wrinkles and help to smooth the skin. There will be new collagen (the protein which gives skin its firmness) formed within the treated skin. Superficial pigmentation can also be tackled with TCA. Even abnormal cells within the superficial layers that may go on to form serious problems in the future (actinic keratoses etc) can be effectively removed with the appropriate concentration of TCA.

What is the recovery time for TCA peels?

This varies depending on the depth of TCA peel performed. But, typically for a mild TCA (with a strength of 10-15%), the recovery time will be about four days. If a more aggressive peel is performed, or a combination TCA peel, recovery time may be about seven days. There may be some mild redness that persists for a further week, but this can be covered with foundation.

Are chemical peels such as TCA only beneficial for people with problem skin?

No, TCA peels are beneficial for all types of skin. However, caution must be used when applying TCA to darker skin types and the treatment should only be carried out by a doctor in this case. The act of peeling the skin on a regular basis encourages new cell turnover and in the long-term brings about a process known as ‘neocollagenesis’ and collagen remodelling. In short, this means your skin will be tighter, smoother, free of pigmentation and have a healthy glow. An appropriate at-home skincare regime can be used to maintain the results. Topical retinoids such as 0.3% or 0.5% retinol, or retinaldehyde, work well to continue the benefits of peeling. Your practitioner, nurse or doctor can help you to choose the most appropriate maintenance regime for your skin.

Is a TCA peel a one-time solution?

Environmental factors such as UV damage, dehydration and pollutants are a constant strain on your skin. Therefore, performing a procedure like this only once is like going to the gym only once. TCA peels are a slightly heavier procedure and should be performed (depending on strength) a couple of times a year for optimal benefits. If a mild TCA is used, perhaps 3-4 times a year.

How many TCA peels are needed to see results?

If a stronger TCA peel is performed (20% – 25%, or a combined TCA peel) results will be immediate after one session. Weaker strengths may require a course of 3-4, followed by maintenance every few months.

Are TCA peels safe? (for all skin types)

TCA is a medical grade product and is safe if used by appropriately trained hands. As with any procedure, there are potential side effects, such as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, prolonged redness, cold sore virus infection, post-procedure contact irritant dermatitis, and even infection and scarring.

But if used by trained medical professionals, these risks are minimal. Remember, this is a medical procedure, not a beauty salon procedure.

How many TCA peels are needed to remove acne scars?

TCA peels are beneficial for mild boxcar acne scarring, or mild rolling scars. Ice pick scars need a special type of medical procedure called TCA CROSS. TCA peels will lead to a mild improvement in acne scar, but for substantial improvement of acne scars, more invasive procedures such as laser resurfacing are required. It is important to remember that acne scarring is tough to treat and virtually impossible to completely remove; it can only be improved. Managing acne effectively in its early stages can help prevent scarring.

What’s in a skin peel? 

At the little skin clinic , we use an advanced range of skin peels called Clinicare Peels, which contains a patented carrier-solution that drives greater absorption of the active ingredients into the skin. This deep-acting technology reduces trauma to the skin’s surface and increases the rate of exfoliation for improved results. Each peel produces a varying level of chemical exfoliation to treat different conditions, classified as light, medium or deep.

Where on my body can i have a skin peel? 

Our range of Skin Peels can be used for the face and almost any other area of the body. We offer specific peels for the hands, neck and décolletage.

Are skin peels safe?

Yes, our Skin Peels are completely safe and undergo stringent testing on all skin types and tones: first by the manufacturers; then by our Medical Standards Team; and finally during the training of our practitioners. During treatment your eyes and hair will be protected.

Do skin peels hurt? 

You may experience a slight tingling sensation as the peel works during your treatment, but this is completely normal.

What is my skin type? 

Below is the criteria for the Fitzpatrick Skin Type scale, which we use at the little skin clinic to determine which type of treatment is best for you.

  • Skin Type 1 – Light, pale white tone. Always burns and never tans.
  • Skin Type 2 – White, fair tone. Usually burns, tans with difficulty.
  • Skin Type 3 – Medium, white to olive tone. Sometimes mild burn, gradually tans to olive.
  • Skin Type 4 – Olive, moderate to brown tone. Rarely burns, tans with ease to a moderate brown.
  • Skin Type 5 – Brown, dark brown tone. Very rarely burns, tans very easily.
  • Skin Type 6 – Black, very dark brown to black tone. Never burns, tans very easily, deeply pigmented.

How will i feel during skin peel treatment? 

A non-toxic chemical solution is applied to the skin surface and absorbed, before releasing the active acid component, which then works from within the skin. This treatment can be used without any problems on the delicate areas around the lips and eyes.

Some peels can lead to light swelling of the affected area or peeling of the skin for a few days after the procedure. A trained expert can give you the advice you need on the right type of peel for you, devising a tailored treatment plan to achieve optimum results.

Is a skin peel treatment right for me? 

Skin peels can be used to treat a whole range of skin complaints, including wrinkles, fine lines, acne and acne scarring, age spots, enlarged pores, dark areas and sun-damaged skin. This treatment is ideal if you are looking to quite literally give your skin a fresh start. Book a consultation with one of our trained experts to discuss which skin peel is best for you.

What happens after a skin peel? 

After the first treatment and starting on your skin preparation regime * you will notice improvements. Your skin will feel softer and look subtly younger. Further regular treatments will ensure you achieve your desired results.

Mesotherapy

Mesotherapy is a non-surgical cosmetic medicine
treatment.

Mesotherapy employs multiple injections of pharmaceutical and homeopathic preparations, plant extracts, vitamins, and other ingredients into subcutaneous fat. Mesotherapy can also be used to fade acne marks and scars over time, particularly if your skin surface is pitted, as hyaluronic acid with the solution helps to create volume in the skin, while other antioxidants and amino acids have an antiinflammatory effect that encourages healing.

How mesotherapy works

The principle behind mesotherapy is allowing substances to penetrate deep into the skin to reach the areas that creams cannot. Rather than using injections, a weak electric current helps guide chemicals like hyaluronic acid and vitamin solutions deep into the skin by opening up tiny channels.

Mesotherapy can instantly improve dull, tired looking skin and superficial wrinkles but can also help to improve sluggish blood circulation, aiding the body to flush out ageing toxins.

  • After a course of Mesotherapy injections your skin will look hydrated, glowing, radiant and firmer.
  • For Mesotherapy to be most effective a course of 4-6 treatments are recommended at 2-4 week intervals.
  • There may be some superficial swelling and signs of tiny needle marks after treatment which will settle in 24-48 hours. This may take a little longer around the eye area so clients may need a little recovery time.