As we age, our faces lose subcutaneous fat leading to a loss in facial volume. Dermal fillers are a soft injectable gel consisting of stabilised, non-animal hyaluronic acid. Once injected, they help to restore volume and fullness in the face. They can used to plump thin lips, improve the appearance of recessed scars, soften facial creases and wrinkles and enhance cheeks, jawline and chin. They are not permanent and last 6-18 months depending on the area and depth of injection.At Cosmebeaute, we use the Juvederm Vycross range of dermal fillers, which is world renowned for its smooth and long lasting results.
Hyaluronic acid can be injected into lips to augment, re-define and contour the lips, which enhances your smile and confidence. We can help you tailor a personalised plan to achieve and maintain the look you want.
Ageing leads to a loss of volume on the upper face. Fillers injected in the cheek area can help restore the shape of the upper face. Cheek fillers can also be used to provide a countoured look with high cheekbones.
Fillers in the chin area can be used to reshape and re-contour the chin. It is also used in addition to upper face fillers to achieve a slimmer looking face.
Tear trough is the area under each eye. Dermal fillers in this area can help improve concerns with eye bags, dark circles, sunken and tired looking eyes.
Nasolabial area is the area from the nose to the corner of the mouth. Deep lines in this area can be treated by injecting dermal fillers in the area.
Eye Brow Lift
Dermal fillers can be used to lift the lateral eyebrows to give a more defined brow and restore the fullness of the eyelid.
Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin that causes paralysis of muscles by blocking the presynaptic release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine at the neuromuscular junction. This temporary paralysis of muscles achieves a reduction in movement and hence smoothes out fine lines and wrinkles in the upper face such as the forehead, glabellar region (frown lines) and crow’s feet. There is no downtime and the procedure takes only a few minutes.
If you have visible gums whilst smiling, botulinum toxin injected into the lip elevator muscles can help you achieve the perfect smile.
Masseters are the muscles involved in chewing. Botulinum toxin injected in the muscle is used in the treatment of teeth grinding or to achieve a thinner, feminine facial outline.
The Nefertiti Lift
The Nefertiti lift is used to define the jaw and soften the neck lines for a rejuvenating effect that presents smoother skin. A series of injections of Botulinum toxin are administered along the lower jawline and into the neck area muscles.
8-Point Face Lift
Facial volume loss contributes significantly to facial ageing. Volume deficits are a result of the loss and repositioning of facial fat, as well as from skeletal remodelling. The 8-point lift is a new approach, using dermal fillers for facial revitalisations and shaping, and aims to achieve the most natural result and maintain each patient’s unique facial expressions.
Bio Nutri Lift
Bio Nutri Lift involves contouring and highlighting the face with Filorga Artfiller and NCTF to naturally enhance your features. The Artfiller provides instant gratification, whilst the NCTF provides long term results.
The damage which occurs deep down in the skin is reflected on the surface of the skin. Dehydration, loss of tone and fine lines all make the face appear older. Mesotherapy is a solution to regain and preserve the quality of young skin. The solution contains hyaluronic acid and a mixture of vitamins, amino acids, co-enzymes, antioxidants, nucleic acids and minerals. Each treatment lasts approximately 30 minutes and consists of repeated micro-injections into the dermis, either treating the whole face or a selected area. 3-5 treatments are required to obtain an optimal and lasting result.
PRP Facials have an incredible ability to brighten the face, making it look more plump, hydrated and healthy as well as free from fine lines and wrinkles. People flock for PRP treatments because they combine the best of both worlds, being something of a comprehensive facial and an instant facelift in one.
PRP facials are replenishing, nutrient-rich treatments, designed to make use of the body's own natural resources and incredible capacity for healing. Using absolutely no artificial materials whatsoever, PRP facials are fantastic for both subdermal tissue repair, and surface concerns such as pigmentation, scars from trauma, crow's feet, dark circles, sun damage, acne scarring and obtrusive pores.
Not at all like traditional fillers which aim to plump, PRP facials target cell regeneration and visibly improves skin texture and luminosity by stimulating stem cells, collagen production and the formation of new blood vessels. This ensures that not only do wrinkles visibly soften but the skin becomes smoother, tighter and more youthful in texture and tone.
A less expensive option than other various kinds of cosmetic skin tightening, PRP facials are the perfect solution to visible ageing for those against anything surgically invasive or requiring downtime. PRP facials demand practically no recovery time at all, and offer astonishingly natural results that will keep on giving for months and months after treatment.
Combined with the most clinically proven skin solutions such as Dr Levy, the PRP facial is without a doubt a very good solution to many skin needs.
PRP for Hair Loss
What is PRP Treatment?
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) is a non-surgical treatment for hair loss. It involves small scalp injections of a concentrated solution derived from a sample of your own blood. It is a form of ‘biotherapy’, which utilises your own body’s ability to heal and repair. For this reason it often appeals to people who would like to avoid pharmaceutical products or who would like to add to other hair loss treatments that they may be using.
PRP is a great treatment option for hair loss. However, it has been used extensively for joint conditions and facial skin rejuvenation, and many studies researching PPR have been published in peer-reviewed journals. It has been shown to be a very safe treatment and, although every patient’s response will be different, we are seeing very encouraging results when treating hair loss.
Are all PRP treatments the same?
No. PRP is a very broad term and the chances of achieving a successful outcome are dependent on many factors. The concentration of platelets and other blood components in the PRP sample need to be precisely controlled and adjusted according to the condition being treated. The choice of centrifuge device used to produce the PRP sample is crucial. It is important to check the scientific credentials of the device used for your treatment, as well as the practitioner’s rationale behind the particular approach they are advising.
What is a PRP injection?
Plasma is the fluid component of blood and makes up the majority of its volume. There are three types of blood cells in the plasma, red blood cells which carry oxygen, white blood cells which help fight infections, and platelets which are responsible blood clotting, scab formation, wound healing and repair. PRP is a plasma solution which contains about five times the concentration of the normal platelet level. After injury, platelets play a critical role in the healing response by releasing growth factors. Growth factors are a group of proteins that stimulate the growth of specific tissues. Many of these growth factors are thought to promote hair growth.
How does PRP work?
We do not know exactly how PRP stimulates hair growth. There are limited studies that show PRP can stimulate hair growth in the laboratory and clinical trials. It is postulated that the growth factors in PRP stimulate new blood vessels, amplifies your natural wound healing process and even possibly stimulates stem cells. More research is needed to identify how PRP works in stimulating hair growth.
How is PRP prepared?
After drawing your blood the platelet rich plasma is separated from the rest of the blood by using an automated centrifuge system.
How much blood is drawn?
We only require a very small sample of blood. We use a butterfly needle and most patients say this part is pain-free.
What does the treatment involve?
Once we have separated the PRP from your blood sample, this is injected just beneath the skin in precise quantities and at a precise depth. We suggest that the treatment be repeated for 4 sessions, at 4 to 6 week intervals. To maintain the benefits, we recommend repeating a single treatment session every 6-12 months.
Are there are risks of PRP?
Since PRP is derived from your own blood safety concerns are minimal. So far no studies have shown any safety concerns or significant side effects of PRP. PRP has been used for years in orthopaedic medicine and dental procedures without any reported side effects.Some patients have discomfort after the procedure but most do not report pain. There is the possibility of some scalp and forehead swelling that tends to resolve within 3-5 days.
Please inform us if you are on anticoagulant therapy (Warfarin, NOACs), taking a Beta Blocker, have an active infection or scalp condition or are pregnant.
Are you a candidate for PRP?
PRP can be used in two ways, as a stand-alone therapy or an adjunct to hair transplantation.
1) Stand Alone Therapy:
For both men and women who have thinning hair but not enough thinning to be a candidate for hair transplantation. For men and women who cannot tolerate other medical treatments such as Propecia (finasteride) or Regaine (minoxidil), or who wish to use them in combination for added benefit.
2) As an adjunct to hair transplant surgery:
There is a possibility that PRP enhances the body’s own natural healing after a transplant both in the donor and recipient area. There is very little research in using PRP this way and most of our information is anecdotal. Also, if one has a limited donor and can only address part of the balding area in one surgery PRP can be used as an adjunct to stimulate hair growth in areas not transplanted.
Will PRP work for you?
We have seen some very good results from PRP used in areas of thinning hair. However, it does not work for all patients and we do not know why it works better in some cases than others. At The Maitland Clinic, we have decided to offer PRP due to some excellent results seen by ourselves and some of the top physicians in the global hair transplant industry and some studies that have shown good results. But we all still have a lot to learn. It works best in areas where there is still a lot of miniaturised hair and is unlikely to work well in areas that are completely bald.
What is the cost of a PRP treatment?
A PRP treatment session for one area (either the frontal half of the scalp or the crown area) starts at £350.The price reflects the quality of the process, using the industry’s leading device to process the blood sample safely and with a sound scientific basis. We feel that cheaper alternatives are unable to achieve the correct effective concentration of platelets in order to maximise the changes of treatment success