Rebecca's Anti-wrinkle Treatment Journey
 
Beautiful Rebecca after her treatment with us

Beautiful Rebecca after her treatment with us

Welcome back to another one of our lovely client blogs!

Rebecca was recommended by Alaina who has previously been to us for treatment and was very happy with her results. If you haven’t already, you can read all about Alaina’s experience with us here

Rebecca was concerned with her deep forehead lines which she explained are common in her family but she wanted to prevent them from getting any worse.

Anti-wrinkle treatment is best to be treated as a preventative treatment. This way the lines and wrinkles can be targeted as early as possible to prevent them getting any deeper. If the lines become static and are present when you are relaxed, this can be very difficult to treat with anti-wrinkle treatment and would require further invasive treatment. So earlier the better and less is more!

 Rebecca had a thorough consultation with our Nurse Prescriber who has over 20 years’ experience in injecting. We advised for best results the forehead and frown line muscles should be treated at the same time as the muscles work together.

Rebecca was happy to go ahead after her consultation. The treatment procedure is fairly quick and usually takes around 5 minutes. The points of injection were marked. There was minimum pain as the needle is very fine. It was all over quite quickly and Rebecca was very pleased – she felt no pain and was excited for the results!

For any anti-wrinkle treatment it can take up to 2 weeks to see your final results. We always get you back in for a review and a free top up can be done if needed.

In Rebecca’s case she returned to have lip fillers one week later and we were so surprised the forehead and frown lines had already disappeared! The treatment for both areas had worked so well and the results below are amazing. Rebecca did not need a top up and was so pleased with her first time having anti-wrinkle treatment with us. We advised to keep the areas topped up every 3-6 months and the more regular you have the treatment the longer it will last you in the future.

Before and one week after anti-wrinkle treatment for the forehead lines

Before and one week after anti-wrinkle treatment for the forehead lines

Before and one week after anti-wrinkle treatment for the frown lines

Before and one week after anti-wrinkle treatment for the frown lines

She had lots of compliments on how refreshed and good her skin looked and her family also wanted to give it a go!

Your first time having any non-surgical treatment can be a little daunting, but always make sure you’re attending a clinic who is accredited by SAVE FACE- a governing body for all aesthetic treatments. You are in safe hands with us and can find us on the save face register here.

If you’re still unsure about Anti-Wrinkle treatment or have any other questions, please do not hesitate to get in contact or book your free consultation.

 
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Danielle's Cheek Filler Transformation
 
Danielle looking great after her first ever cheek filler treatment

Danielle looking great after her first ever cheek filler treatment

Danielle had been coming to us for the past 2 years for lip filler treatment which she has been very pleased with. As recommended, Danielle has built up her lips every 3-6 months with Juvederm 1ml filler for a natural, but full pout.

Recently, Danielle has lost a lot of weight which meant she had lost some volume in her face. We provided a consultation where we discussed cheek fillers as an option to replace volume in the cheeks and also create a more contoured cheek bone look. Find out more about this treatment here.

Cheek fillers involve using hyaluronic acid to add more volume to the cheeks and provide cheek bone enhancement. This is a simple procedure which takes around 5-10mins, there is no pain and usually absolutely no bruising or downtime.

Danielle decided to go ahead with the treatment. Numbing cream was applied, the VIBRATA by the famous Dr, Simon Ourian is always used for minimum pain and bruising. The filler is injected on the cheek bone to enhance this area instantly. Danielle felt no discomfort and was so happy with the end result

As cheek filler can take some time to build up if it is your first time having treatment, we advised Danielle to come back every 3-6 months until she has reached her desired look.

Danielle returned to see us this month for a top up and the results from her treatment 3 months ago was still looking great. She has since then received many compliments and feels her face is much fuller after her weight loss. She decided to have another 1ml juvederm filler to build on her cheeks. This is a great way to get the look you want without injecting too much filler in one session.

The results were seen instantly, Danielle had no pain or bruising again and loved her second session of cheek enhancements. She felt more confident and happy - which is exactly what we want!

If you're still unsure about cheek filler treatment or have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us or you can always book a free consultation.

No filler (right) compared to build up of cheek filler and lip filler (left)

No filler (right) compared to build up of cheek filler and lip filler (left)

 
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Alaina's Lip Filler Journey
 
The beautiful Alaina after her lip filler treatment

The beautiful Alaina after her lip filler treatment

We have recently had the pleasure to meet the lovely, Alaina. Alaina initially came to us in February this year after researching to find the right practitioner for about 12 months. As you know from our previous blogs, we love to build up the lips gradually for the most natural, long lasting result! If you haven’t already, have a read about how our first ever lip filler client has built up her lips over the last 3 years- Ruhina’s Lip Filler Experience

Alaina explained she wanted her lips to look fuller but still remain natural. As many of our clients, she did not like the fake “duck pout” look. We advised through a consultation the best treatment and product for Alaina. We together decided to start off with 0.5ml Juvederm filler as this was Alainas first time having any treatment and she wanted to build up to her desired lips.

 We applied the instant numbing cream, did the consent forms and started with the treatment. The procedure lasted around 5-10mins and Alaina experienced minimum pain or discomfort. Once finished, the natural result could be seen straight away and Alaina was already very happy!

 If you didn’t know already, lip fillers can cause bruising/swelling and take up to 2 weeks to completely heal. Full after care was given as well as arnica gel for Alaina to use post treatment. Alaina kept us updated regularly and hardly had any bruising or swelling after treatment.

 Alaina loved the end result and was so pleased it didn’t look unnatural. She then decided to return last month for a top up but this time having 1ml Juvederm filler. We have now started to use a much stronger numbing cream which also restricts any bleeding during treatment and bruising or swelling post treatment.

 The 1ml Juvederm is a larger particle size filler which means it is thicker and can provide more volume- but due to our technique the result still remains natural. The filler is much more longer lasting and can last up to 12 months, providing a fuller appearance to the lips. Alaina said, the 0.5ml was very subtle and great for her first time but she wanted something that could last longer and give her a little more volume.

The process of lip filler from no filler, 0.5ml filler and 1.0ml

The process of lip filler from no filler, 0.5ml filler and 1.0ml

 During the procedure, due to our new numbing cream, Alaina did not feel anything and there was hardly any bleeding therefore the healing was great! Minimum bruising and swelling, which is what we want! Alaina was very pleased again and this time felt the lips were still natural but slightly more noticeable and plumped.

 We love building up the lips with the best products to your bespoke requests. If you're still unsure about lip filler treatment or have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us or you can always book a free consultation.

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Alaina’s lovely feedback on her experience with us

Alaina’s lovely feedback on her experience with us

 
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Anna McCarthy’s Anti-Wrinkle Treatment Experience
 
Before & After Anti-Wrinkle Treatment for the Crows Feet (lines around the eyes)

Before & After Anti-Wrinkle Treatment for the Crows Feet (lines around the eyes)

 

Anna came to us a couple of years ago worried about her fine lines and wrinkles on her forehead, frown line and around the eyes. She had heard about Anti-Wrinkle Treatment treatment but this was her first time having it done. We carried out a thorough consultation with our nurse prescriber who has over 20 years experience. She explained what Anti-Wrinkle Treatment is, which areas can be treated and when is the best time to start having Anti-Wrinkle treatment.

For anyone that is unaware of what Anti-Wrinkle Treatment is – it is a prescribed drug that temporarily paralyses the muscles. We use very fine injections to reduce the fine lines and wrinkles on the skin which show signs of ageing and can make you look tired or even angry. The more expressive you are, the deeper the lines can become. Overtime, collagen production slows down and the problem can become worse as we are less able to repair the damage.

The main areas that can be treated with Anti-Wrinkle Treatment are: The forehead lines when you raise your eyebrows, the lines in between your eyebrows when you frown and the lines around the eyes when you smile. We also offer advanced Anti-Wrinkle treatments which are: the eyebrow lift, Anti-Wrinkle Treatment for teeth grinding/jaw slimming, gummy smile correction and excessive sweating Anti-Wrinkle Treatment.

If you would like to know more about the gummy smile treatment don’t forget to check out Claire’s Gummy Smile Story

So, you may ask when is the best time to target these areas?

Preventative treatment is very important and can be provided in your 20’s and 30’s to prevent wrinkles occurring and fine lines becoming fixed when relaxed.  If you leave the areas to be treated too late and the lines are already present when you are relaxed, they may not be able to be treated with Anti-Wrinkle Treatment and you may require more invasive treatment.

Anti-Wrinkle Treatment is a very quick, easy, painless and non surgical treatment so you want to try and target your most expressive areas sooner rather than later!

Anna was happy with her consultation and decided to have the Anti-Wrinkle Treatment. Before we started we wiped the area removing any make-up and marked the zones of injection. The treatment is painless and only takes a few minutes. Once done a post-care advice sheet is given to take away. It is always important to remember Anti-Wrinkle Treatment is not instant. You will start feeling the stiffness at around 5-7 days but the full effect takes up to 2 weeks.

 
Before & After Anti-Wrinkle Treatment for the Forehead Lines

Before & After Anti-Wrinkle Treatment for the Forehead Lines

 

We always refrain from ‘the frozen look’ and make sure as with our other treatments your results are as natural as can be. To do this, we simply inject the correct dose of Anti-Wrinkle Treatment into the marked areas and ask you to come back for a complimentary 2- week review and top up if needed. At this appointment, we can review how the Anti-Wrinkle Treatment has worked and add a little more if required.

Anna said “wow, I could hardly feel anything and it was over so quickly!”

Anna came to see us for her 2-week review and was very pleased with her results. She said her confidence had grown and she felt so much younger! We advised to keep up with regular top ups every 3-6 months as the more you have the treatment the longer the effects can last.

If you’re still unsure about Anti-Wrinkle treatment or have any other questions, please do not hesitate to get in contact or book your free consultation.

 

 

 

Anna Roe’s Chemical Skin Peel Journey
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Anna got in touch with us after she had read about AlumierMD Chemical Skin Peels and the positive results on acne prone skin. She particularly was interested in ‘The Glow Peel’, at her first consultation Anna explained she had been suffering from breakouts, textured/congested skin and spots under the skin. From analysing the skin, we recommended due to the breakouts and scaring to start with the Luxury Medical Facial by AlumierMD. This will prepare the skin for stronger peels such as, The Glow Peel.

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The Luxury Medical Facial includes 3 sessions of the Radiant 10/20 Chemical Peel, Medical Microdermabrasion and bespoke AlumierMD face mask. Although before any peel we need to prepare the skin so a good home-care regime is crucial. This will not only prepare the skin for the stronger peel but to avoid the skin becoming sensitive or reacting negatively to it. Anna decided to go ahead with the 3 sessions, which took place every fortnight for the best results.

We started with the Medical Microdermabrasion which gently exfoliated the skin, removing dead skin cells and boosted rejuvenation of new skin cells, thus brought clear skin to the forefront. We then applied The AQUA Infusion Mask by AlumierMD for 5 minutes to prepare the skin for the peel and add moisture for dehydrated areas of the skin.

After Anna’s first couple of sessions, her skin was looking much clearer and the spots under the skin were reduced as you can see below.

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How does a chemical skin peel work? 

The Chemical Skin Peel gets rid of bacteria in the pores, we are all prone to collecting bacteria in our pores, although some more than most due to larger pores and this can cause breakouts and textured skin. When the chemical peel was applied to Anna’s skin, the salicylic and lactic acid in the peel reacted with the proteins in her skin and caused a deeper exfoliation which kills the bacteria.

We asked Anna how she felt during the treatment; she said the peel felt slightly warm and stingy for the first couple of minutes and then reduced.

After the peel, Anna’s skin was a little red but we reassured her it would go down after a couple of hours, just like waxing or threading. In addition, she saw some peeling of skin around her nose which is normal due to dead skin cells being removed. 

Home-Care Regime

Before we booked her in for further treatments, we understood the home skincare regime would be crucial yet it seemed overwhelming, you may worry which products to use and when. Extra time is allowed for us to sit with you and go through the best products tailored for your skin.

Anna came back from her reviews, she was surprised and impressed by the results. In the review sessions, we analysed her skin, gradually removed or added new products as new skin cells formulate to give Anna the best chance of clear skin.  

 
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Results: After The Treatment 

Anna completed her 3 sessions of the Luxury Medical Facial by AlumierMD and couldn’t believe her skin was looking much healthier, she had fewer breakouts and was feeling great. To keep the momentum and give her the chance of the best long-term result we updated Anna’s home-care products with an Enzymatic Peel to use at home, This would help with any under the skin spots she may still have.

The Enzymatic Peel is an at home chemical peel using 10% lactic acid, it can be used x2 week and applied for 15-mins like a mask. It’s great for a chemical exfoliation rather than using scrubs, which can irritate the skin and cause further breakouts. We also recommended Retinol Serum, which is used x1 day at night to increase the collagen in the skin and naturally exfoliate dead skin cells making the skin plump and glowing.

Anna decided to have 3 sessions of The Glow Peel for the next step and final step of her skin journey.

What is a Glow Peel? 

Well from personal experience, there is no peel like it! It contains a combination of lactic acid, salicylic acid and resorcinol and is self-neutralising. Similar to most AlumierMD treatments, it’s ideal for textured skin and breakouts, as the dead skin cells are exfoliated and new cell turnover is boosted to promote collagen production. The glow peel is tailored to your needs and can be customisable with how many layers are applied. What makes the glow peel different is that it works deeper under the skin meaning you will see some peeling after treatment.

The Glow Peel by AlumierMD 

Anna had 3 sessions of The Glow Peel combined with the Medical Microdermabrasion building up to 3 layers of the peel and a Vitamin A boost.

The Vitamin A speeds up cell turnover and skin renewal for a faster result. Anna found the peel quite stingy but bearable and her skin was visibly red after the treatment but as always it reduced after a couple of hours. You are unable to get the skin wet for 8 hours after the peel, so the best time to get it done is in the evening. 

Anna definitely saw more skin peeling with this treatment within the first 2 weeks, and felt her skin had improved even more. The breakouts were minimum and textured skin had become smoother. She will now be maintaining her skin with the AlumierMD home-care products and regular chemical peels.

 
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Our next clients story explains how our Luxury Medical Facial and AlumierMD products helped clear her moderate acne. Click to have a read of Shola’s story.

If you’re still unsure about having any of our skin treatments or have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch or you can book your free skin consultation >

Sara K
Shola’s skin Journey - Acne Skin To Clear Skin
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The lovely Shola, a vibrant university student, came to us at Escape Aesthetics a few months ago with her mum as she had been looking for a clinic that specialised in treating acne. She had tried everything and felt as if she wasn’t getting any closer to clearer skin.

Shola had been suffering from acne for a few years and started feeling very down and insecure. In her first appointment with us, she was wearing a full coverage foundation to cover her skin. Although, a few sessions later she was hardly wearing any makeup and her skin was looking clearer and naturally glowing. Most importantly her self-esteem, confidence and general happiness had changed due to her skin getting better. Read on to find out what treatment and home-care products transformed Shola’s skin.

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At Shola’s initial consultation she told us she always wears a lot of makeup and a thick foundation to cover her breakouts and acne scarring. She was looking for a long-term solution to help her get rid of the problem, so she didn’t have to wear layers of makeup.

Most of you know by now, I have a strong passion when it comes to our acne patients, as I’ve had the same skin problem and felt it was consuming my life. Luckily I overcame it when establishing Escape Aesthetics and the medical chemical peels. If you suffer from acne and have not read my personal blog post, I would highly recommend reading it as I share my acne battles and journey to find a solution.

Yes, I also suffered from acne and the AlumierMD home-care products and treatments I discovered cleared my acne within a few months. Although I’d wasted thousands on solutions and products before I found AlumierMD and I didn’t want anyone to go through what I did. As a result, I shared my personal story with Shola and explained I knew exactly how she was feeling, and I could help without the stress and price tag.

Consultation

After looking at Shola’s skin and carrying out a thorough skin consultation, we knew it would be best to start introducing some AlumierMD home-care products to prepare the skin and get the skin familiar with the new products/ingredients. The products are medical-grade and prescribed from us, they included acne clarifying cleanser, acne balancing serum and SPF. Both the cleanser and serum contain salicylic acid which is an Alpha-Hydroxy acid, vital for clearing up acne and preventing new breakouts. The salicylic acid, unlike glycolic acid, is water-soluble so can go through your pores and kill the bacteria which is causing the breakouts. The SPF is the most important product, which acts as a protective barrier for the skin against UVB rays.

We also advised Shola to start off with 3 sessions of our Luxury Medical Facials by AlumierMD, a medical-grade facial that includes medical microdermabrasion, AlumierMD Bespoke Masks, and Radiant 10/20 Salicylic & Lactic Acid Chemical Skin Peel. From the consultation, Shola trusted us and was more than happy with our treatment plan so decided to have treatment straight away.

Luxury Medical Facials by AlumierMD

We started off with the Medical Microdermabrasion, this is 3x more powerful than your standard microdermabrasion. The machine uses small crystals which exfoliate dead skin cells helping with blackheads, whiteheads, acne scarring, and fine lines & wrinkles. It also brightened up the skin and prepared it for the chemical skin peel.

Then an Enzyme Retexturing Face mask was applied to the skin for 5-minutes which contains fruit enzymes and active ingredients. This helps further exfoliate the skin and helps reduce pigmentation. The mask is relaxing and contains calming ingredients, which soothes the skin after the microdermabrasion.

Lastly, the Radiant 10/20 Chemical Peel was applied to the skin for 15-minutes. As well as salicylic acid this peel also contains lactic acid which speeds up this process with further deeper exfoliation. The pores were instantly tightened and skin was glowing after this. Finally, the peel is neutralised and the brightening accelerator serum, recovery balm and SPF was massaged into the skin.

During the treatment, Shola said her skin felt a little warm with the peel being slightly stingy but there was no pain. Shola also said her skin was slightly red but felt refreshing and glowing afterward.

Results: After The Treatment

Over the next few weeks, Shola had been using her new AlumierMD products and had 3 sessions of her Luxury Medical Facial. She is having fewer breakouts, scarring has cleared and she is wearing less makeup.

It has been a pleasure to not only see the change in Shola’s skin but her confidence and general happiness over the last few weeks. We have now started treating Shola with our medium depth peel, The Glow Peel. She has seen some great results with this and visible peeling, which is good news as it helps the skin to rejuvenate and repair and to help new skin cells be created.

Shola said “I love the AlumierMD products and can't go a day without them. I feel so much more confident and happier with my skin but want to have more treatments to improve it further.”

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Keep your eyes peeled for our next blog, where we will be discussing The Glow Peel by AlumierMD.

If acne or any other skin condition is affecting your confidence or you have any questions about our skin treatments, please don't hesitate to contact us or you can always book a free consultation >

Sara K
Amanda’s Luxury Medical Facial by AlumierMD
Before AlumierMD Chemical Skin Peel

Before AlumierMD Chemical Skin Peel

No Makeup After AlumierMD Chemical Skin Peel

No Makeup After AlumierMD Chemical Skin Peel

Amanda, one of our regular clients, an Accountant from Watford comes to us for Lip Fillers, although this time she visited us conscious of her skin. She had heard about our AlumierMD Chemical Peels and mentioned it her lip filler appointment to see if we could help her.

Amanda’s main concerns were the recent acne breakouts, large pores, and pigmentations. Having suffered from acne myself for over several years and having 5 months of clear skin due to a revolutionary range of chemical peels, AlumierMD products, and chemical peel treatments. As a result, I was super excited to treat Amanda and help her get to her goal of clear skin. 

“I am unable to leave the house without make-up”. 

We always recommend a consultation before having any treatment and saw Amanda for a skin consultation, where we recommended the most suitable AlumierMD home-care products tailored to her skin type and condition.

All the products included special medical ingredients and SPF, which acts as a layer of protection for your skin and will help prevent pigmentation from sun damage and is vital after having any skin treatments such as standard facials; lasers or chemical skin peels as the skin can become more sensitive to sun/light damage.

There was no pressure to buy the products but we recommend for best long-term results. Then the details were personally emailed to Amanda, where she could click on the link and order directly straight to her house. Basically, the products can be purchased directly from the AlumierMD website, as they are medical grade (establishments that operate under a physician's license) and the products can only be purchased from your medical professional outlets.

Skin Before AlumierMD

Skin Before AlumierMD

Our bespoke AlumierMD facials are tailored to each individual client needs and we recommended 3 to 6 sessions for a significant change to the skin. Amanda decided to opt for our Luxury Medical Facial by AlumierMD, which contains Medical Microdermabrasion and two revolutionary skin treatments.

1. Medical Microdermabrasion

For Amanda, we used the Medical Microdermabrasion, a 3 times more powerful than your standard microdermabrasion. The machine uses small crystals that exfoliate dead skin cells helping with blackheads, whiteheads, acne scarring, and fine lines and wrinkles. I particularly love it as it brightens up tired, dull skin and prepares the skin for the chemical skin peel.

2. AlumierMD Face Mask 

Then an enzyme retexturing face mask was applied to the skin for approximately 5 minutes. This contains fruit enzymes and active ingredients, which helps further exfoliate the skin and helps reduce pigmentation. The mask is relaxing and contains calming ingredients, which soothes the skin after the microdermabrasion

3. AlumierMD Chemical Skin Peel

Last but not least, the radiant 10/20 chemical peels were applied to the skin for approximately 15 minutes, it contains salicylic acid which is water soluble so can go through the open pores getting rid of bacteria that is causing acne breakouts. In addition, it contains lactic acid and speeds up this process with further deeper exfoliation, as a result, the pores will be instantly tightened and skin will be glowing. To finish we prepare the skin with recovery balm and SPF is massaged into the skin.  

After the skin has cooled down you see instant results, Amanda’s skin was glowing after the treatment after it was slightly red of course, which would go down after an hour or so similar to waxing.

Amanda said, “The treatment was relaxing. There was no burning, just slightly hot but I am happy with the results after my first treatment.” 

Skin Immediately After AlumierMD

Skin Immediately After AlumierMD

We followed up with Amanda a week after her first AlumierMD Chemical Skin Peel and she was feeling great. She said her skin feels much brighter and breakouts are definitely improving and can’t wait to see results as the days go on.

We’re really happy as it gave Amanda the confidence to go out without any make-up. Just take a look at her skin below, it looks flawless.

Skin After 1-Day With Makeup

Skin After 1-Day With Makeup

Skin 5-Days With No Makeup After AlumierMD

Skin 5-Days With No Makeup After AlumierMD

If you have any questions about AlumierMD, our chemical skin peel treatments or have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us or you can always book a free consultation.

Sara K
Lucy's Nasolabial Smile Lines and Lip Filler Experience

Meet Lucy, she came to our practice in Luton for the first time approximately 6 months ago for dermal filler to treat her nasolabial fold lines, also known as smile lines and we wanted to share her results and journey over the months.

Many women come to us for this dermal filler treatment as they find their nasolabial fold lines (smile lines) become more noticeable as they hit their mid 30’s and get saggier and deeper lines.

She had become self-conscious of the lines from her nose to mouth becoming deeper and found her make-up was creasing in her smile lines. In addition, it was difficult to keep it looking smooth and even, as a result, she decided to have lip fillers to give them a little more volume.

The Botox and dermal filler treatments are ideal as a preventative measure, the earlier you treat and frequently review with your practitioner to target these areas the better - the results will last longer and look visually natural. For those of you thinking of smile lines treatment, once you’ve had the initial treatment you will eventually only need a small amount of dermal filler maybe once a year.

Before & After Smile Lines, Dermal Treatment

Before & After Smile Lines, Dermal Treatment

Before & After Lip Filler & Smile Lines, Dermal Filler

Before & After Lip Filler & Smile Lines, Dermal Filler

Lucy had previously visited a practitioner but wasn’t too happy with the experience and results. “With the previous practitioner I felt really rushed and none of the risks were explained! I felt like I was in and out so quickly and the filler didn’t last as long”.

After her first time with us, she was happy with the results and preferred to build up more filler, for a longer lasting result and the second time we recommended 1ml Juvederm filler in the Nasolabial lines and lips, which restores facial contours and improve signs of ageing.

You should always give yourself enough time for your treatment, we recommend arriving a little earlier, so you have enough time should be given to answer any questions or worries. For example, we advise our clients to arrive a little earlier and we explain the benefits, risks, and process of the treatment during a thorough consultation.

Nasolabial Fold Lines (Smile Lines) & Lip Filler

Prior to Lucy's treatment, an instant numbing cream was applied to both Nasolabial lines and lips to make the treatment more comfortable. During the treatment, the VIBRATA by Dr. Simon Ourian was used to help massage the area and reduce any pain and it’s proven to reduce bruising/swelling post treatment.

A very small amount of filler was carefully injected into the areas creating a smooth and youthful appearance for the Nasolabial lines. Then the Juvederm filler was injected into the lips creating defined borders and a plumped volume. The areas were massaged gently to spread the filler evenly and prevent any lumps. Finally, arnica gel was provided to Lucy to use at home, which will help with the healing process.

The Nasolabial lines (smile lines) and lip filler can last up to 6 to 12 months, with most of our clients coming back at 8 + months. We always recommend keeping these areas topped up regularly for best results, so don’t forget to come back for your reviews where a top up of filler can be given.

Client Feedback

Lucy felt great after her treatment and said “I felt no pain. The VIBRATA is so good, I’ve never had that anywhere else and it makes a massive difference. Wow, I am so happy with the results”.

If you have any questions about Nasolabial filler (smile lines), lip fillers or have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us or you can always book a free consultation.

Sara K
Nikki's Story: Smile Line Filler Treatment

Due to the recent stories shared in documentaries about aesthetic treatments going horribly wrong, we’ve decided to let you in the secret world of aesthetics and share the process live with our clients. The series of blog posts and Instagram live streams should help you to know when you’re in safe hands or not, wherever you are in the UK. If you missed out, last week we shared Claire’s experience of lip filler and gummy smile treatment; and this week we are sharing Nikki’s experience with our smile line filler treatment.

We recently met the lovely Nikki, a Fitness Manager, who came to see us all the way from Northampton. Nikki wasn’t sure what to expect as it was the first time she was having the Nasolabial Filler, also known as ‘smile line fillers.’ Although she did mention she had previously had Botox, but a few years ago and never experienced any treatment with dermal filler, which is different to Botox.

Meet Nikki (Before Smile Line Fillers)

Meet Nikki (Before Smile Line Fillers)

As always we carried out a thorough consultation, where we explained the benefits, risks and process of this treatment as we did with Claire’s treatment in the previous blog post. During the consultation, Nikki explained she wanted to feel and look better especially as she works long hours as a manager facing people daily, and was becoming more conscious of her appearance and lines developing around her mouth over time.

If you’re experiencing the same and wondering why this happens over time, well, the volume is lost over time due to factors such as age, stress and even exercise. Juvederm Filler is used to naturally replace the volume. This filler contains hyaluronic acid which naturally plumps up the skin aiding you to look more youthful. This particular type of filler can last 6 to 12 months. Although, as Nikki exercises regularly due to her long hours as a Fitness Manager, we pre-warned her that the filler might not last as long as other clients due to the filler breaking down quickly as the body metabolises.

Nikki was now aware she may need to come back for more regular top ups to maintain her full and youthful appearance and was still happy to go ahead.

 
 

As always before we started we used instant numbing and used the world-renowned VIBRATA by Dr. Simon Ourian, which reduces not only the pain but swelling and bruising around the nose and mouth. We proceeded with Juvederm Ultra 3 1ml Filler, which contains natural hyaluronic acid that instantly smooths out the lines particularly well around the mouth. This is then followed by massaging the area throughout the treatment and after, which is a crucial element so all the filler is evenly spread into the area and no bumps or lumps occur.

 
 

Finally, our favourite bit we showed Nikki and demonstrated how she needed to massage at home for the next few days with the arnica gel we provided her.

Nikki said, “Wow, it looks so much smoother and I felt no pain during the procedure!”

In the end, full aftercare was given to Nikki as well as arnica gel which would help with the healing process. The treatment is great as downtime is at a minimum (heals quickly) and make-up can be worn after 12 hours.

The pictures show the instant difference filler has made, Nikki was very happy with the treatment and we look forward to seeing her again for her review.

 
Nikki After Smile Lines

Nikki After Smile Lines

 

If you're still unsure about smile line filler treatment or have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us or you can always book a free consultation.

Sara K
Claire’s Story: Gummy Smile & Lip Filler Treatment

I’m sure you’ve been hearing about unqualified practitioners carrying out Lip Filler, Botox and other aesthetic treatments and it going wrong. As qualified and trained aesthetics specialists based in Bedfordshire we are sharing the process with you. Join us as we share our client's experience, what should be happening, and what to expect no matter where you are in the UK. If you missed the procedures on Instagram live, don’t worry we have it right here.

Claire came to us feeling self-conscious about her gummy smile; a gummy smile is where the gums are overly exposed when smiling and the upper lip seems to be non-existent.

We usually recommend a small amount of Botox on the upper lip area but results are much more effective if the treatment is combined with lip filler. This is because the lips are also given a fuller appearance and definition.

As a Teaching Assistant, Claire is always smiling, laughing and talking with people and aware of it. She explained from a young age she hated taking photos; she has always been aware and uncomfortable because of her gummy smile and avoids smiling at all.

During the consultation we advised Claire of the benefits, risks e.g. bruising/swelling and process of the treatment. For instance, with the gummy smile we use Botox and a 2-week review is carried out where a top up can be done if needed. Gummy smile Botox is an advanced procedure and must be done with care. Too much Botox in the area can restrict mouth movement, talking and eating. As qualified and trained practitioners, we only insert a particular amount which varies for each client and then topped up after 2 weeks if needed.

The next stage was lip fillers, Claire was aware her top lip was naturally thin and we recommended building up with more filler over time. We both came to the decision to start with 0.5ml Juvederm filler as it was her first time.

 
 

Gummy Smile

We went ahead with the instant numbing cream and the gummy smile Botox which does not take long. Essentially, the area is cleaned and marked; followed up a new fine needle that injects a small amount of Botox on the upper lip area.

Claire added she was feeling very anxious and worried about the pain It didn’t help that as she did not know what to expect as it was her first time having any sort of aesthetic treatment. Although, we helped her relax so she was comfortable and felt no pain, thanks to our numbing cream which instantly made a difference. Here is the before and after of the gummy smile botox and 0.5ml lip filler treatment.

Lip Filler

The lip filler process takes slightly longer, hyaluronic acid is injected around the border of the lips to add more volume. The VIBRATA by Dr. Simon Ourian used by specialists creates a more comfortable experience, massaging the area as the filler was injected.

After the procedure, a full massage was done and some visual bruising and swelling occurred although Claire mentioned she bruises easily and understood the risks before the treatment was done. Also, she was reassured after the treatment as the skin recovers within days. We also recommended ice and arnica gel to use and an aftercare sheet was provided.

 
 

Claire left with a spring in her step, smiling and ready to take Instagram photos with her friend.

“I felt minimum pain and feel like the treatment has made an impact straight away. I was nervous but it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.”

We love making our clients happy and look forward to seeing Claire in 2-weeks for her review and we will be sure to keep you updated on her progress and results.

If you're still unsure about gummy smile or lip filler treatment or have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us or you can always book a free consultation.

Sara K