Featured Facial Beauty Services
Non-surgical Cosmetic Therapy For Youthful Looking You
BOTOX® Cosmetic injection, removes frown lines etc, leaving your skin with a smoother appearance. The treatment takes about 15 minutes and the effects begin to appear within a few days. Typically, a BOTOX® treatment lasts about 3-4 months and some evidence suggests that repeated application may have long lasting, facial smoothing effect.
Minimally Invasive Treatment For A Smoother Skin
A chemical Peels treatment, is one of best and least invasive ways to improve the appearance of your skin to a smooth, youthful look. The procedure reduces the worst effects of aging, Sun exposure, acne, scar, rough skin & pigmentation. Although mostly used on the face, Chemical Peels can also be used to smoothen the skin of your neck & hands.
Goodbye To Facial Creases. Welcome Youthful Fullness
Dermal Fillers restores youthful fullness to your face by adding "volume" and softening your facial appearance. When done properly, it is effective at filling out facial creases, crow's feet, wrinkles etc. Because of its ability to add volume, Dermal Fillers have been referred to as "Liquid Facelifts" and is often combined with BOTOX® etc.
Heart Lips™. Heart Smiles. Natural Heart Shaped Lips
Heart Lips™ ♥ by Dr. Bob Khanna, recreates your lips, with a natural, heart shaped appearance,making them fuller, shapely and distinctively sensuous looking. In the words of Dr. Bob Khanna, Heart Lips™ ♥ is not for every woman. However, for those women that are suited to the procedure, the reward of sensuous, stunning lips awaits.
Natural Cheek Volume. The Beautiful Face
Non-surgical cheek enhancement, improves the appearance and shape of your cheeks without the need for invasive surgery or instertion of complex cheek implants. This is achievable through the injection of dermal fillers, which boosts the skin's natural supply of hyaluronic acid, and which revitalises, enhances, add volume and shape to the cheeks.
Volume & Shape. Pucker Up. Pump Up The Volume
Lip Augmentation improves the appearance of your lips by increasing their fullness and volume, to give you beautiful, sensuous lips. The treatment smooths out any vertical lines, wrinkles, smokers lines and other similar imperfections above the lips. The procedure which involves the injection of fillers, can also correct lip asymmetries.
The Eyes Have One Language Everywhere
Eye Brow Lift, is a non-surgical rejuvenating procedure which uses BOTOX® to weaken the muscles above the delicate eye area to achieve a brow lift. The end result leaves you with toned, smooth, youthful eyebrows. The treatment is particularly effective for clients with naturally drooping eyelids or with moderate heaviness in the brows.
Zoom. The No.1 Client Requested Teeth Whitening Brand
The Zoom System is a professionally applied, chair-side teeth whitening procedure, that's ideal for clients looking for immediate, professional results. There are several reasons for teeth discoloration and not everyone will experience the same results. This is why it is critica, the treatment is carried out under the direction of a dental professional.
Do You Speak BOTOX®ology? | Welcome To Facial Beauty University!
Welcome to Facial Beauty University! Whether or not you speak BOTOX®ology, this is the place to research everything you've always wanted to know about dermal fillers,
frown lines, facial creases, eyebrow lift, anti-wrinkle & lip augmentation treatments; but were afraid to ask! In true, research led University style, the information in this section,
has been drawn from various independent sources. This ensures that clients have access to the latest, independent research on non-surgical, facial aesthetics. Sources of the information provided have
been quoted in all cases, and where possible, links or URL to the relevant websites have been included.
Notwithstanding the independent information provided in this "Help Resource"; it is not a substitute for consultation with a medical professional or further research; before booking or agreeing to undergo a treatment.
Lastly, clients are encouraged to provide useful feedback on the materials in this section.
Why Does Skin Wrinkle With Age? What Is The Best Way To Slow Or Prevent This Ageing Process?
For many people, wrinkles, crow's feet, frown lines and sometimes sunken cheeks or drooping eyelids, are an unforgiving reminder of old age and the ravages of time. For some people, the evidence of time in the form of lines,
can be psychologically difficult to deal with.
Generally speaking, a wrinkle is a fold, ridge or crease in the skin. Skin wrinkles typically appear as a result of aging processes such as glycation or, temporarily, as the result of prolonged (more than a few minutes) immersion in water. Wrinkling in the skin is caused by habitual facial expressions, aging, sun damage, smoking, poor hydration, and various other factors. Depletion of water in the body, as occurs with dehydration, can also cause this puckering of the skin.
Prevention is key to minimizing wrinkles. In the words of Professor Dr. Susan Obagi, "The most important thing is to take care of your skin before all these changes start to take place. Sun protection against both UVA and UVB rays is critical 365 days a year using an SPF of at least 35: I prefer zinc- or titanium-based products. After the age of 25 I recommend using Retin-A (a vitamin A derivative that uses the generic name tretinoin) as an antiaging cream. It is a prescription agent that has been used for more than 30 years with a safe track record and excellent results. In the first two or three months patients may experience redness, peeling and flaking, but should then noticed a marked improvement. Over time tretinoin improves fine lines, the appearance of pores, precancerous changes, and brown spots. If tretinoin treatment is not enough, then medium depth chemical peels and some non-invasive lasers can help build collagen and thus improve the skin's appearance". Source: Dr. Susan Obagi MD, Professor of Dermatology via Scientific American™
What Is BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA)?
Botulinum Toxin Type A (BTX-A) or BOTOX® Cosmetic for short; is a prescription medicine. Pharmacologically, it is a purified toxin and, when injected in very tiny amounts into a specific facial muscle, the targeted impulse of the relevant muscle is blocked, causing a local relaxation and weakness.
In this way, botulinum toxin acts as an impulse blocker, thus immobilizing the relevant muscle or muscles; this being the underlying cause of the unwanted lines or facial wrinkles.
BOTOX® was originally documented by a plastic surgeon from Sacramento, California, Dr. Richard Clark, and published in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 1989. Subsequently, Canadian husband and wife, ophthalmologist and dermatologist physicians Carruthers JD and Carruthers JA, were the first to publish a study on BTX-A for the treatment of glabellar frown lines in 1992. Similar effects had reportedly been observed by a number of independent groups (Brin, and the Columbia University group).
After formal trials, on April 12, 2002, America's powerful Food & Drug Administration (FDA), announced regulatory approval of botulinum toxin type A (Botox Cosmetic) to treat temporarily, moderate-to-severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines). Subsequently, cosmetic use of botulinum toxin type A has become widespread with many celebrities viewing it as less intrusive and artificial than other types of plastic surgery.The results of cosmetic procedures vary but can last up to eight months.
According to Allergan, the manufacturer of BOTOX® Cosmetic, since receiving FDA approval in 2002, there has not been a single confirmed serious case of spread of toxin effect away from the injection site when BOTOX® has been used at the recommended dose to treat chronic migraine, or when BOTOX® Cosmetic has been used at the recommended dose to treat frown lines. Nevertheless, BTX is a toxin, and BOTOX® and BOTOX® Cosmetic, could potentially cause serious side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you experience any problems any time (hours to weeks) after injection of BOTOX® and BOTOX® Cosmetic:- i.e. Problems swallowing, speaking, or breathing, due to weakening of associated muscles.
More info on BOTOX® Cosmetic available here: American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
NHS to offer BOTOX® More info here. NICE Approves BOTOX® On The NHS For Chronic Migraine
What Are Chemical Peels?
Chemical Peels or Chemexfoliation, is a non-invasive aesthetics technique, used to improve and smooth the texture of facial skin using a chemical solution that causes the dead skin to slough off and eventually peel off. The procedure ‘peels’ away the top layers of the epidermis in order to improve
conditions such as acne, irregular pigmentation or wrinkles. The regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin.
Some types of chemical peels can be purchased and administered without a medical license, however people are advised to seek professional help from a dermatologist, facial aesthetics practitioner or plastic surgeon on a specific type of chemical peel before a procedure is performed. Generally, fair-skinned and light-haired patients are ideal candidates for chemical peels. Darker skin types may also have good results, depending upon the type of problem being treated. However, the risk of an uneven skin tone after the procedure is increased. There are different kinds of chemical agents used for chemical peels, however broadly speaking, they fall into the following four categories:-
Generally speaking, chemical peels are used to treat the following skin conditions:-
Further information on Chemical Peels is available here-WebMD Beauty
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are collagen made either from either synthetic or natural substances, and are injected into the dermis or skin for the purpose of augmenting soft tissues (e.g. typically lips and the cheeks) or to reverse, albeit temporarily, signs of skin ageing such as deep troughs, skin folds or creases.
Consequently, the central purpose of dermal fillers, is to return the skin to its original condition: i.e. elastic, youthful, and smooth in appearance. In fact, depending on a combination of factors such as skin type, the kind of dermal fillers used and experience of the medical professional managing the treatment,
it is not unusual for fillers to give an appearance that is smoother and more natural compared to a surgical facelift!
Juvederm™ and Restylane™, the two leading dermal fillers on the market, are of the Hyaluronic Acid type. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring polysaccharide, and is present in connective tissues found in all living organisms, humans included. As a result, adverse immune reactions to either are rare. Additionally, Hyaluronic Acid attracts water molecules, serving not only as a skin moisturizer but a lubricant as well.
Juvederm™ and Restylane™ are non-animal dermal fillers and both are approved by the FDA; the American government agency for health and food products. Although there are minor technical differences in the two products, both are highly effective and can last up to 6 months after treatment, when used for lip augmentation and shaping or to pump up the skin's volume to eliminate skin creases. Additional information on dermal fillers can be found here - Medscape News Today
BOTOX® is a trademark of Allergan, Inc™ | JUVÉDERM® is a trademark of Allergan Industrie SAS
Restylane® is a trademark of HA North American Sales AB | All other trademarks are acknowledged.