Our Botox and dermal filler injectables clinic is hosted by renowned aesthetic practitioner Dr Charlotte D'Souza.
Originally qualifying as a doctor in 2010, Dr D'Souza now works solely in Aesthetic Medicine and is a Level 7 Postgraduate in Injectables. Trained at the Harley Academy in London, Dr D'Souza has undertaken both basic and advanced training in botulinum toxins, dermal fillers and Profhilo® skin-remodelling.
Her background as a doctor means she understands the detailed anatomy of the face and it is this, coupled with her gentle and detailed approach, that has earned D'Souza a coveted reputation and loyal following.
Botox Anti-Wrinkle Injections
Anti-wrinkle injections, commonly called ‘Botox’, work by relaxing facial muscles so that existing lines are softened, and new lines are prevented, resulting in a more youthful appearance.
The aim of anti-wrinkle treatment is to significantly reduce lines that appear with movement (dynamic lines). Results can vary depending on the quality of your skin, product placement, amount administered and may require a course of treatment over time. Static lines that are visible at rest without expression are not affected by botulinum toxin and so will still be present.
Botulinum Toxin A (‘Botox’) works by temporarily blocking signals between facial nerves and muscles, relaxing and preventing muscle contractions which create fine lines and wrinkles. The effects last on average three to four months, but the more consecutive treatments that you have, the better the results will be, and the longer the effect will last.
The most common areas treated are the frown lines, forehead, and crows’s feet lines around the eyes. Other areas include bunny lines, upper lip lines, the masseter muscles for jaw slimming, and underarm for excessive sweating. Very fine needles are used so minimal discomfort is caused. Maximal effects are seen at 2 weeks with movement of the muscle beginning to recover from about 8 weeks. Results last on average 3-4 months. Many studies and over 40 years of use, have shown that anti-wrinkle injections are safe and effective if used by highly trained, experienced practitioners.
Dermal fillers are natural or synthetic gels that are injected into the face to add volume, lift, and improve the appearance of the skin. D’Souza Aesthetics only uses Juvederm® which are superior fillers of premium quality, completely biodegradeable and temporary, made of hyaluronic acid, and have fewer complications than permanent fillers.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring molecule found in skin and soft tissues throughout the body. It attracts and binds water providing volume, hydration and support for surrounding structures. As we get older, the amount of hyaluronic acid that is naturally produced decreases, and alongside other changes in our body such as collagen, fat and tissue loss, bone resorption and sun damage, contributes to wrinkles/ageing skin. Professional treatment with dermal filler can subtly smooth, soften, and contour the face, restore youthful plumpness and enhance natural features.
Common treatment areas:
– To enhance facial contours and restore lost volume – cheeks, temples, jawline and chin
– To define and enhance lips
– To soften wrinkles – nasolasbial folds, marionette lines (corners of the mouth), upper lip lines (‘lipstick/smoker’s lines’)
– To improve the tone, texture and hydration of the skin
It is manufactured as a clear, sterile gel that can be injected into the skin. Unique products have been specifically designed for use in different areas of the face. Results are seen instantly and can last from 9-18 months depending on the area injected. Many dermal fillers contain local anaesthetic to provide some pain relief on injection in addition to topical anaesthetic cream used. Areas such as the lips are more sensitive and may be uncomfortable but not usually painful.
Hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating)
Hyperhydrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating. It refers to abnormal sweating, such as sweating when it is not hot, or sweating excessively, often soaking though clothing. Neither lifestyle modifications nor prescription anti-perspirants work in some cases and therefore alternative management is needed.
Treatment with Botulinum toxin A has been FDA-approved for people who sweat excessively from their armpits and can be administered safely and effectively by appropriately trained doctors. It works by blocking the nerves responsible for activating sweat glands, resulting in minimal or no sweating. Results are impressive and can drastically improve quality of life.
Multiple injections are required in each armpit but the procedure is relatively quick, with minimal pain, and no downtime. Results are seen within 2 weeks and dryness lasts for between 4 and 12 months. Further treatment will then be needed to continue to reduce or eliminate underarm sweating.
Single area – £200
Additional areas from £50 per area
Masseter muscles to slim face – £300
Face – £300 per 1ml syringe
Lips – 0.5ml syringe – £200
1ml syringe – £300