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Treatments

Wrinkle relaxing

Wrinkle relaxing injections are commonly used to treat the forehead, frown lines, crow’s feet around the eyes, bunny lines at the top of the nose and to lift the brow area. Our approach to these treatments is to aim for wrinkle smoothing, avoiding the frozen look whilst maintaining some movement and expression. Our skilled, healthcare practitioners will ensure you achieve a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance, without a dramatic change.

FAQs

 

 

What can they be used for?

They can be used most effectively and naturally to restore areas of lost volume in the face that occurs as we age, which often contributes to the sag and jowling. Strategic and skillful placement of filler can lift and support the face naturally with no need for a surgical procedure.

What does the treatment involve?

Very small amounts of Botulinum Toxin A are injected into the treated areas using a tiny needle. This blocks the effect of the chemical transmitter from the nerve to the facial muscles, reducing the contractions that cause wrinkles. Following the treatment the skin over the muscles looks smoother and more even.

How long will the treatment take?

This depends on the number of areas being treated but usually 15-30 minutes.

Will the treatment hurt?

The needle used is very fine and only a tiny amount of substance is used so pain is minimal. No sedation or local anaesthesia is required.

How soon will I see the results?

It is recommended that you exercise the treated areas after treatment and then you will start noticing improvements in two to three days. The full effects will be visible in about two weeks.

How long will the results last?

The effects can last from three to six months, at which point you can book a top up treatment. Clinical studies indicate that this treatment has a cumulative effect, so you should need fewer injections as time goes on.

What are the side effects?

Only tiny amounts of Botulinum Toxin A are used, so this treatment is not harmful. The most common side effects are temporary and localised bruising, slight redness of the skin and occasionally slight swelling at the injection site.
Post procedure advice will be given in the clinic to minimise and manage these effects.

Lip enhancements

Ageing naturally causes your lips to become thinner and lose definition. You’re most likely to notice it most is around ‘Cupid’s Bow’ – the double curve of the upper lip. You may have use make-up to disguise things, but it can bleed down the vertical wrinkles and actually highlight the problem. Dermal Fillers can be used to provide fuller, shapely, more youthful lips. They are mostly comprised of hyaluronic acid, along with a local anaesthetic to make the procedure less painful. Our healthcare practitioners are experts in safe, effective techniques that will help you achieve the look you desire, whether that is subtle enhancement of current lip shape, or a more defined increase in volume. We use only the highest quality dermal fillers to ensure a smooth and long lasting result that will provide an immediate effect, lasting up to 6 months.

FAQs

How long will the treatment take?

Typical lip treatments usually take less than hour. The treatment itself only takes 15 minutes, but we also include a consultation with the practitioner and time for the topical numbing cream to work to make the treatment more comfortable.

Will the treatment hurt?

For most patients, it can be uncomfortable but definitely bearable. We offer all patients a topical numbing cream to make it more comfortable. The several lip fillers that we use already come with an anaesthetic in them (lidocaine) that also reduces pain.

How soon will I see the results?

You will see results instantly; however there may be slight swelling due to the slight tissue trauma.

How long will the results last?

Lip fillers can last up to 6 months. This does however depend on the type of product used, how much is injected and the patient’s lifestyle.

What are the side effects?

We always make it clear during consultation that patients should expect a certain level of swelling and bruising, though this is usually minor and does depend on the patient’s propensity to bruise.
Post procedure advice will be given in the clinic to minimise and manage these effects.

Dermal fillers

We only use the safest, most effective and clinically approved, naturally biodegradable dermal fillers at The Carother Clinic. These are clear hyaluronic acid gels that closely mimic the natural hyaluronic acid in our skin. They are injected just beneath the surface of the skin and are one of the most popular treatments for filling and smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid volumises, softens and hydrates the skin. It also aids collagen and elastin organisation underneath the skin that gives the skin a more youthful texture.  

FAQs

How long will the treatment take?

After your consultation the treatment can take up to 40 minutes, this includes time for the numbing cream to activate.

Will the treatment hurt?

Dermal Fillers can be slightly uncomfortable depending on the depth of injection needed. However during the preparation of your skin an anaesthetic cream may be applied to the area to aid your comfort, plus most of the Dermal Fillers we use have local anaesthetic mixed in with them to further minimise any discomfort.

How soon will I see the results?

You will see results instantly. however there may be slight swelling too due to the slight tissue trauma.

How long will the results last?

Dermal Fillers are longlasting but not permanent, they usually last between 6-12 months but this can vary for different individuals.

Will I look unnatural after treatment?

Our ethos at Carother Clinic is ‘less is more’ we will only inject what’s needed to achieve an enhanced natural look.

What are the side effects?

Short term side effects can include redness, swelling, pain, itching, bruising or tenderness at the injection site, these can be relieved with a cold compress, paracetamol and arnica cream if you have no allergies. Lips can be particularly sensitive and swelling may last for a few days. There is no evidence to date of any long-term safety concerns associated with the treatment, as the body naturally metabolises the product over time.
Post procedure advice will be given in the clinic to minimise and manage these effects.

Are Dermal Fillers Safe?

There are many Dermal Fillers on the market. At Carother Clinic we only use trusted and reputable Dermal Fillers with high safety profiles. These include Belotero, Restylane and Juvederm products. These are the most scientifically documented HA based dermal fillers in the world with comprehensive studies that support their safety and efficacy. Restylane in particular has been used in over 10 million treatments worldwide during the last twelve years. As mentioned above Dermal Filler’s resemble the body’s own hyaluronic acid, which reduces the risk of allergic reaction.

What are the risks?

There is always a risk of an allergic reaction, but this is extremely rare. There is also a risk of infection, this is why it is vital to be treated in a clinically safe environment where stringent sterile precautions can be taken and it is absolutely necessaryto follow the after-care instructions which will be given to you.

Chemical peels

A chemical peel is a treatment used to improve skin texture and tone. An acid is applied to skin to lower the pH, which loosens the connections between dead skin cells, inducing exfoliation and stimulating new cell growth. This process causes superficial layers of dead skin to peel off, revealing a smoother and more radiant complexion. Chemical peels can also thicken the epidermis, increase dermal volume and stimulate collagen. Chemical peels have been used dating back to Ancient Egypt. Cleopatra used sour milk to improve the appearance of her skin, according to some sources. Lactic acid (an alpha hydroxy acid) is the active ingredient in sour milk.

FAQs

How can chemical peels benefit the skin?

Peel treatments improve skin texture and firmness, decreasing fine lines and wrinkles. Peels also even out skin tone, improve acne-prone skin and reduce pore size appearance.

How are chemical peels classified?

Chemical peels are classified as light (superficial), medium, or deep, depending on the depth of penetration of the ingredients used. Light peels exfoliate to various levels of the epidermis. Medium-depth peels treat through the papillary dermis and deep peels to the mid-reticular dermis. Deeper peels require more downtime and increase the chance of side effects, which include photosensitivity, pigment changes and scarring.

How do chemical peels work?

Peel treatments improve skin texture and firmness, decreasing fine lines and wrinkles. Peels also even out skin tone, improve acne-prone skin and reduce pore size appearance.

What products do you use for chemical peels?

Following a thorough initial skin analysis we use the most appropriate products from the AlumierMD range only available from a skin care specialist.

AlumierMD’s comprehensive medical skin care line includes state-of-the-art, science-based, luxurious formulations with innovative delivery systems.

Are AlumierMD products tested on animals?

AlumierMD do not test on animals nor contain any animal products.

Hyperhidrosis/excess sweating

Normal sweating is a way to help keep the body temperature steady in hot weather, during a fever or when exercising. There are no guidelines to determine what excessive sweating is, but if you feel you sweat too much and your sweating has started to interfere with your everyday life, you may have hyperhidrosis. The causes of excessive sweating can be due to any number of factors such as anxiety, inherited condition, obesity or illness. However, in most cases the cause is simply unknown. We would recommend treatment for anyone whose symptoms are disrupting their daily lives. Ideally the treatment is for people who: • constantly worry about the problem • have to carry supplies (medication, deodorants, extra clothes, powder or pads) • find it affects confidence and social interaction • have stained clothing and uncontrollable odour

FAQs

How does BOTOX® work to stop the underarm body sweat?

BOTOX® stops the nerve endings sending messages to the sweat glands and therefore reduces the sweating. It has an exceedingly good success rate although it is not a cure.

How long will the treatment take?

Treatments only take about 20 minutes and you can resume normal activities immediately although it is recommended that antiperspirants are not used until the next day.

Will the treatment hurt?

The needle used is very fine and only a tiny amount of substance is used so pain is minimal. No sedation or local anaesthesia is required.

How soon will I see the results?

Results start to be noticeable approximately 2 to 4 days after treatment with the full effects usually noted within 2 weeks.

How long will the results last?

The effects usually last about 6 months, but can vary from 4 months to a year.
You can repeat the treatment as and when you need it. After successive treatments the results last longer and are often not required as frequently.

What are the side effects?

The site may be a little painful and small bruises can form, but these symptoms go away within a day or two.
Some patients experience minor muscle weakness when they have had BOTOX® but this is temporary.

Post procedure advice will be given in the clinic to minimise and manage these effects.