Treatments

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Botulinum Toxin (Type A)

Botulinum Toxin Type A is an antiwrinkle Treatment which softens facial lines and wrinkles like crow’s feet, frown lines, forehead lines and more. It is a quick procedure,  that you can do on your lunch break. It can also be used in treating migraine and chronic headaches. 

Botulinum Toxin FAQ's
How does Botulinum Toxin Type A work?

It works by blocking the impulses from the nerves that control muscle movement. When injected into muscle tissue, a muscle relaxation results after about 3-5 days and last 3 – 4 months.

How long does a treatment take?

After your consultation, your injections will take a few minutes.

Is the treatment painful?

Shouldn’t be painful but you may feel a very brief discomfort.

Will I need time off?

No. You can return to work immediately afterward. We advise no strenuous exercise or facial massage on the day of your treatment.

How long will it take to work?

You may notice an effect in 3-5 days but the full effect should be achieved in 14 days.

Are wrinkle relaxing treatments safe?

Usually, it is a safe treatment.  In safe hands most of the side effect of anti-wrinkle treatment are minor but some uncommon side effect can happen which the doctor will talk to you about during your consultation.

Will I look Frozen?

The treatments are tailored to your specific needs to offer a natural look. You can expect to look refreshed but not overdone.

Are there any possible Side Effects?

Most side effects are minimal and temporary (like redness, bruise, swelling, and headache). An uncommon side effect can happen, which your doctor will talk to you about.

Who should not have treatment with Botulinum Toxin Type A?

Patients with a history of allergic reaction to Botulinum Toxin, neuromuscular disorders, pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.

Is there a consultation fee?

Yes, there is a consultation fee, which you will not pay if you decide to go ahead with antiwrinkle treatment on your consultation day.

Dermal Fillers

Temporary Dermal fillers is a gel containing Hyaluronic Acid (HA). HA is a polysaccharide found naturally underneath our skin to maintain adequate hydration and lubrication. The concentration of HA in the skin decreases with age and result in decrease skin’s elasticity and ability to hold water. Using HA based dermal fillers will help improve skin hydration and correct volume loss.

Dermal Filler Treatments:

  • Treat deep wrinkles
  • Softening smile lines
  • Restore cheek and temple fullness
  • Rejuvenate Lips
  • Contouring jawline
  • Softening marionette lines
  • Reducing nasolabial folds
  • Refreshing hollows under eyes
Dermal Fillers FAQ's
How long does the treatment last?

The treatment can last from 9 to 18 months.

 Who should not have a Dermal Filler Treatment?

  • People who are allergic to hyaluronic acid, previous allergy to dermal fillers, allergy to local anesthetic and history of severe allergic reaction.
  • People who have medical conditions like autoimmune disease, porphyria, heart disease
  • Pregnant and breastfeeding
  • Active skin infection or cold sore
  • Precautions : patients with bleeding tendencies and patients who are taking blood thinners like anticoagulants.

Are there any possible Side Effects?

Common side effects are bruise, redness, and swelling. Uncommon and rare side effect can happen and this can be serious. Your doctor can explain this in details during consultation.

 

 

Excessive Underarm Sweating Treatment

Excessive underarm sweating can cause social and occupational embarrassment. Botulinum Toxin  Type A can provide a long-lasting treatment for this problem. It is a safe and effective method for treating hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating than other medical treatments

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a simple, safe and non surgical procedure utilizing your own blood which is injected back to your skin to hydrate skin and stimulate new collagen production.

The treatment itself takes about one hour and the course of treatments can vary according to indication

We use PRP for: 

  • Facial rejuvenation
  • Hair loss
  • Female urinary stress incontinence or leaky bladder 
  • Vaginal rejuvenation for female sexual dysfunction (the O- Shot)

Needling

Microneedling is a set of rows of fine needles device, which are rolled over the skin to create rapidly healing punctures, resulting in a wound-healing response and subsequent collagen and elastin production. This technique is also used to augment PRP/drug delivery through pores created through the skin.

Microneedling therapy carries a decreased risk of many of the cutaneous adverse effects that can occur with other treatment modalities.

Microneedling keeps the outer surface of the skin partially intact, and the retained skin barrier hastens recovery and limits the risks of infection and scarring.

Microneedling is  effective in treating the following:

  • Acne Scars 
  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • Melasma and Hyperpigmentation
  • Hair loss

Studies showed that a combination of Microneedling with PRP gives a better result. Results can vary from patient to patient.

 

Platelet Rich Plasma Trasfer FAQ's
Is PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) safe?

Usually, it is a very safe treatment because we use your own blood and side effects usually minor like swelling and redness at the injection site and this can last from 24-48 hours.

When will results of a PRP treatment show?

Results of PRP can start becoming visible within 2-3 weeks.

How is PRP treatment done?

A quantity of your blood will be drawn in a manner similar to having regular blood tests. The blood will be put in the centrifuge to separate the red blood from the plasma. The plasma (which contain the concentrated platelets) will be injected back into your skin.

How many treatments will I need?

This will depend on the condition being treated.

Minimum of two treatment for facial rejuvenation then maintenance treatment every few months or 1-2 / year.

For Hair loss – 3-4 sessions of PRP treatments one month apart will be needed to show effect, response to treatment varies between individuals.

What can I expect after treatment?

Swelling and discomfort are typical in the injected area for the first 48 hours after PRP injection. This can easily be managed at home with rest and paracetamol if needed.

How long does PRP take to work?

Few weeks – for facial PRP treatment to few months- for hair loss.

Can I have an allergic reaction to PRP?

As PRP is made from your own blood, there is no risk of allergic reactions.  It is a purely natural process using your body’s own healing factors.

 

Peels

Chemical peels are used to improve skin texture.It can help in treating  acne, acne scar, hyperpigmentation, photo ageing and give the skin a fresh glow. Chemical Peels treatments work most effectively with a series of session after which significant improvement is usually evident.

Peels (Chemical Peel) FAQ's

What do chemical peels do?

Chemical peeling agents removed the superficial layer of the skin promoting the growth of new healthy skin cells.

What should I expect during treatment?

Procedures may vary dependent on the type of chemical peel chosen. Skin is prepped using a medical degreaser to ensure the treated area is free of any oils left on the skin. The chemical agent is then applied and typically remains on the skin for a few minutes. Most patients feel a mild stinging which is temporary and usually subsides. Some peels are designed to self-neutralize and may remain on your skin for hours.

How long is the recovery after a chemical peel and what type of care is necessary?

We use superficial peels which means minimal downtime. Skin peeling is usually unnoticeable, however some may experience slight peeling. It’s important to follow post treatment instructions, which we will give you after your treatment session.

O Shot

O-Shot helps in treating Urinary incontinence Vaginal rejuvenation, improving vaginal dryness in postmenopausal women and Treatment of vulval lichen sclerosis.

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