Botox & Dermal Fillers
Botox & Dermal Fillers
Your youthful and wrinkle-free visage
Anti-wrinkle Injections: A perfect treatment option to reduce and prevent wrinkles
The Liquid Facelift is a facial contouring procedure that involves the use of strategically placed Botox® and dermal fillers around the face. This “injectable facelift” can create a younger, plumper look and address concerns like lines, wrinkles, volume loss and sagging. The principle is to give individuals features back which they have lost due to aging, stress and sun exposure. Liquid Facelift has been making a noticeable impact in aesthetic medicine during the past few years. An increasing number of individuals prefer the gradual and subtle changes of a ’Liquid Facelift’ in comparison to surgery.
What is Botox®
Botox® (onabotulinumtoxinA), also called botulinum toxin type A, is made from the bacteria that causes botulism. Botulinum toxin blocks nerve activity in the muscles, causing a temporary reduction in muscle activity. This inability to move your overworked muscle eliminates the wrinkle and voilà! – you look rejuvenated.
Botox is made from human plasma (part of the blood) which may contain viruses and other infectious agents. Donated plasma is tested and treated to reduce the risk of it containing infectious agents, but there is still a small possibility it could transmit disease. Talk with your doctor about the risks and benefits of using this medication.
Cosmetic & Clinical Indications
We treat cosmetic indications like:
- Brow droop
- Crow’s feet
- Vertical lip lines
- Forehead lines
- Frown lines
Before I receive Botox®
You should not receive Botox® if you are allergic to botulinum toxin, or if you have:
- an infection in the area where the medicine will be injected; or
To make sure Botox® is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
- amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
- myasthenia gravis
- a breathing disorder such as asthma or emphysema
- problems with swallowing
- a change in the normal appearance of your face;
- bleeding problems;
- heart disease;
- if you have had or will have surgery (especially on your face);
- if you have recently used a blood thinner (warfarin or others) or been treated with an injectable antibiotic;
- if you have ever received other botulinum toxin injections (especially in the last 4 months); or
- if you have ever had a side effect after receiving a botulinum toxin in the past.
How is Botox® given?
Botox® injections should be given only by a trained medical professional, even when used for cosmetic purposes. Botox® is prescribed and administered by a medical doctor and doses should be spaced at least 3 months apart. Your Botox injection may be given into more than one area at a time, depending on the condition being treated.
While receiving Botox® injections for an eye muscle conditions, you may need to use eye drops, ointment, a special contact lens or other device to protect the surface of your eye. Follow our doctor’s instructions.
The effects of a Botox® injection are temporary. Your symptoms may return completely within 3 – 6 months after an injection.
Consultation prices include follow up and all consumables used.
- Forehead – 6 – 8 units *
- Frown lines – 10 – 12 units *
- Crow’s Feet – 12 units *
*Number of units injected dependant on patient profile, your budget and needs.
Dr Jacques uses the Emervel filler range, by Galderma, as it completely integrates into the appropriate skin layer, giving way to good skin tolerance and long-lasting aesthetic outcomes as shown in clinical trials. Emervel belongs to a select group of hyaluronic acid fillers that is based on well-designed clinical trial data.
Helping You Look Your Best
As we grow older we gain more confidence but our looks can let us down. To improve our appearance more and more people are considering facial aesthetic treatments to;
- Freshen up your look for a holiday, wedding, birthday or reunion
- Look your best for that all important interview
- Or simply look less tired and more youthful
Emervel dermal fillers offer affordable beauty without the need for surgery. The instant natural looking results can help boost your self-esteem and increase your confidence too. Emervel can revitalise your face by smoothing away lines and folds; restoring volume in the cheeks or chin and plumping and defining lips.
The scientifically advanced technology used in the Emervel range provides five different Emervel products for use at different layers of the skin by our aesthetics practitioner. The Emervel range includes the local anaesthetic lidocaine* to make treatment as comfortable as possible.
The results of an Emervel filler treatment can be seen quickly. Whether you are looking to smooth away wrinkles, lines, folds or add volume to your facial features such as your cheeks, chin or lips, there is an Emervel treatment suitable for your needs.
Consultation & Treatment
Come to your consultation prepared. Be honest with yourself about your wishes and questions. You will learn how Emervel products can be safely used to suit your needs and wishes, and you will be asked about your medical history. When you leave your consultation you should feel well informed about Emervel, and you should know what results to expect. Together with your Emervel Practitioner you decide which Emervel product is suitable for your needs. Before treatment, the practitioner will discuss pain relief with you. As every person has different preferences and sensitivity, the products in the Emervel range are available with integrated pain-relief (0.3% Lidocaine). Depending on which area you will have treated you will also have a choice of other anesthesia, such as anesthetic cream, dental block or ice.
A treatment with Emervel only takes about 15-30 minutes. It is performed by injecting Emervel through a fine needle into your skin (or for some treatments just under) to fill wrinkles or add volume, shape your face or lips or hydrate your skin.
After Filler Treatment
After treatment you will receive post-treatment guidelines. It is normal to experience some post-treatment discomfort, such as redness, swelling, pain, itching, bruising or tenderness at the treatment site. This typically subsides after a few days, up to one to two weeks. Following treatment, there is sometimes a need for a touch-up treatment to achieve an optimal result.
Your Next Emervel Filler Treatment
As Emervel is naturally biodegraded, you will eventually need to repeat the treatment to maintain the result. Return visits are typically made after 6-12 months for wrinkles or volume replacement and within 6-12 months for lips. Our Medical Practitioner will be able to advise a suitable treatment regime to maintain the look you desire.