The active ingredient is botulinum toxin type A which has been used successfully in cosmetic treatments and in treating medical conditions. It prevents muscle contractions thus reducing muscle activity during facial expressions that can cause fine lines and wrinkles.
The results can be seen within a week but usually it takes 14 days to achieve the full effect.
This is a very important beginning to your aesthetic journey. You can discuss where you would like to enhance or refresh your face. We can discuss the various options of treatment, discuss preparation for your treatment appointment, how to care for your skin afterwards and the cost.
Treatment for botox is from £150 and treatment it usually takes 20-30 mins and costs.
Whether you have dry skin, oily skin, combination skin or sensitive skin, PCA has a skin peel treatment that will work for you.
Jane O’Dowd is trained to carry out these treatments and can give you advise on other PCA products which may help improve your skincare regime.
Facial peels are safe and effective and help to improve or prevent the following skin conditions:
– Sensitive skin / rosacea
Jane will discuss your treatment goals with you and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatments for you. The actual injection process takes about 10 minutes. Does the treatment hurt when having it done?
Some patients report that the treatment feels like a pinch. Jane will apply an anaesthetic numbing cream to the treatment area to ease any discomfort you may experience.
You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines, with results lasting up to 4 months – 6 months. After your treatment, you can resume your day as normal. There is minimal downtime when having Botox injections.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment. You should not lose the ability to show expression when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy. It is important to talk to Jane about the results you want from treatment at your consultation appointment.
Chemical peels speed up the exfoliation process, encouraging cell turnover that leaves the skin looking fresh and healthy. The result is exfoliation after a treatment, often seen in the form of peeling or flaking that lasts a couple of days. Ingredients in the peel solution are also working to create new cells that function properly, not only visibly improving the skin, but correcting from within.
Chemical peels are usually recommended once a month, paralleling the skins natural 28 day cell turnover process for the best results. However, depending on your skin condition you may be advised to have the treatment more or less frequently.
• Reduced fine lines and wrinkles
• controlled oil production and fewer breakouts
• diminished discolouration and a more even skin tone
• reduced inflammatory response
• increased cell turnover process
• overall brightened skin tone
• soft smoother skin
PCA skin peels are formulated with unique ingredient blends that work with your skin to allow for comfortable treatments without sacrificing efficacy. The result is increased cell turnover and fresh healthy skin is revealed.
The treatment takes 45 minutes and there is minimal downtime. Everyone peels differently and the amount of visible peeling you experience after the treatment does not determine how effective your treatment is.
You will have small bumps underneath the sites immediately after treatment, these will go.
Avoid make-up over injected area.
If area is washed, gently pat dry with soft towel.
Reduce bruising by applying ice or cover it up with concealer.
Headaches occasionally occur after treatment, take painkillers as you would normally.
Exercise the treated area hourly by frowning and raising eyebrows.
Don’t massage the area – this may cause the toxin to spread and affect adjacent muscles and cause unwanted effects like eyebrow droop.
Try to sleep on your back for the first week.
Should you require a minor adjustment, you will need to book a review appointment no less than 2 weeks & no longer than 4 weeks after the initial treatment.
If your eyebrows arch more than you like or if your eyebrows or eyelids droop or you experience double vision following treatment, please contact me on 028 9085 4014.
Results of your treatment may take up to 14 days to be fully effective. This depends on the strength of the muscles injected.
Treatment with botox® is temporary. To maintain the desired effects, treatment is recommended every 3 to 6 months.