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If you’re looking to turn the clock back this Christmas, facial rejuvenation techniques may hold the answer.  Youth is highly prized in today’s image conscious society so it’s no surprise that most people will find themselves thinking about how to reverse the ageing process by removing a few lines here and there.

Facial rejuvenation techniques are the ideal option for those considering non-surgical means of enhancing their looks.  At Woodborough House, we offer these treatments courtesy of Dr Caroline Hewitt, BSc FRCP who is a Dermatologist and Aesthetic Practitioner. In a friendly one on one consultation, Dr Hewitt will assess your needs as an individual and advise you on how to improve your look; anything from correcting one line to many and as a qualified practitioner, Caroline will be able to advise you as to the personal benefits of undergoing these treatments.

Treatments

We offer a range of facial rejuvenation techniques in the practice and these include the use of the botulinum toxin, Restylane and Juvederm.

Prior to treatment, it is worth doing your own research if you are at all unsure about going ahead with any of the procedures to know about the side effects, costs and any follow-ups that may be required. The botulinum toxin is a safe and effective technique for the treatment of the wrinkles and unsightly facial lines that are caused by over activity of facial muscles (eg: frown lines, horizontal forehead furrows and “crow’s feet” around the eyes). However, patients with too many lines may find that surgery is a better option for them.

The side effects of these treatments are minimal, almost always reversible and are reported in only around 1% of patients. These side effects can include bruising, swelling, mild pain and a headache. It’s important that adequate aftercare is carried out after the procedure and patients who have been injected with the botulinum toxin refrain from touching the treated area for 3-4 hours.

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 skin look more youthful.

Expectations

For those considering treatment with the botulinum toxin, it is worth having realistic outcomes and expectations about the procedure. A good way to prepare is to read about all the products and ask the practitioner before treatment if you are at all unsure about anything or have lots of questions. Remember that repeat treatments will be required if you want to maintain the correction, with the botulinum toxin usually lasting for 3-6 months (some shorter, some longer) and fillers lasting for 6-9 months in general.

Most patients who’ve received facial rejuvenation techniques with us have said they love it and are taken care of well and having the treatment has been made in excellent thanks to the good hands at Woodborough House.

To arrange a free consultation, please call 0118 984 3108 where one of our friendly team will be happy to help.

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