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How can Botox treat frown lines?

How can Botox treat frown lines?

Wrinkle reduction and muscle relaxation injections using Botulinum Toxin A (eg. Botox), have multiple aesthetic uses; from reducing frown lines and crow’s feet, to treating excessive sweating. Ageing, sun exposure, smoking, a stressful lifestyle, and years of facial muscle movement such as laughing and frowning can result in fine lines and wrinkles. We can temporarily, safely and effectively improve these fine lines with muscle relaxing injections, by temporarily weakening the muscles that have caused the wrinkles.Frown lines are a main concern to those undergoing anti ageing treatments, as they can change the overall aesthetic of the face, and can be[...]CONTINUE READING
How long before your big day should you start taking better care of your skin?

How long before your big day should you start taking better care of your skin?

Ensuring your skin is at its best for your wedding day doesn’t need to be difficult; The skin typically renews itself every 4-6 weeks.  Adopting the following skincare and lifestyle rituals at least 6 weeks prior to your wedding date may be useful for achieving your best looking skin. Skincare Soft, smooth skin can be achieved with the use of cosmeceutical products containing PHAs or AHAs. These naturally derived hydroxy-acids gently exfoliate and dissolve rough, dead skin, stimulate collagen production and boost the complexion.  To improve the appearance of sun damage, a daily product with Retinol or vitamin C can reverse pigmentation[...]CONTINUE READING
Everything you need to know about Threadlifts: How Threadlifts rejuvenate the face in under an hour

Everything you need to know about Threadlifts: How Threadlifts rejuvenate the face in under an hour

The Threadlift is a technique used by Advanced Medical Aesthetic practitioners to rejuvenate the face by the insertion of threads which lift the facial tissue and improve the facial contour.  As we age, our facial bone structure, muscle and fat composition, and skin condition changes. Certain key areas of the face age and this may manifest as a drooping brow, a loss of cheek volume, and jowl formation. The Thread Lift is a sophisticated non-surgical technique which takes into account how the facial aesthetic changes over time; and works to improve the appearance of global facial ageing.  All Thread Lifts[...]CONTINUE READING
How micro-needling can improve your skin

How micro-needling can improve your skin

Micro-needling is the process in which micro-needles are rolled on to the skin surface to initiate the body’s own repair and rejuvenation systems. This process stimulates new fibroblast production from the deeper level of the skin which in turn initiates increased collagen synthesis; producing smoother, younger looking skin. Advancements in aesthetic technology means micro-needling is minimally invasive, and can be effective in rejuvenating skin. Popular brands include Dermaroller and Dermapen. What is the micro-needling process? A topical numbing cream is applied on the face, this will take 20-40 minutes to work, this is followed by skin preparation and disinfection. The[...]CONTINUE READING
Excessive sweating? See what Botox can do for you

Excessive sweating? See what Botox can do for you

Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, affects many individuals and can be inconvenient. Excessive sweating may be evident around certain areas of the body such as the underarms or face, and even antiperspirant application may be ineffective at controlling the sweat production. The reasons for excessive sweating needs to be examined by your medical Doctor; there may be no underlying medical condition, but some causes of Hyperhidrosis include hyperthyroidism, menopause and diabetes mellitus. With the use of Botulinum Toxin A injections (Botox/Bocouture/Dysport/Azzalure); hyperhidrosis can be effectively controlled. Hyperhidrosis treatment was one of the first medical applications for Botulinum Toxin A injections, and[...]CONTINUE READING
What are the different methods of exfoliation?

What are the different methods of exfoliation?

Exfoliation is an important part of any skincare routine. Gone are the days of harsh scrubs which irritate the skin; a good exfoliant should gently exfoliate and not damage or inflame the skin. Skin cells grow from beneath the surface and migrate upwards. Exfoliants help to facilitate this process by working to remove dead skin cells on the surface to reveal the under layer of new, healthy skin cells. Hydroxy-acid exfoliation Use of Poly-hydroxy-acids, alpha-hydroxy-acids and beta-hydroxy-acids can be useful exfoliants as they assist healthy skin cell turnover and gently degrade impurities and skin comedogenic factors. These hydroxy-acids are naturally[...]CONTINUE READING
Skincare science: how does pollution affect the skin?

Skincare science: how does pollution affect the skin?

Busy, stressful lives in the city can affect the skin, especially in areas of high pollution. But how does pollution affect skin physiology, and how can we protect our skin from damage? Pollution generates free radicals Pollution from traffic in busy areas generates free radicals in the atmosphere in combination with UV light from the sun. As our skin is the first line of defence from free radicals, toxins and pathogens, it can be vulnerable to free radical attack. Free radicals cause chemical chain reactions which can disrupt the normal functioning of our skin cells and body cells which can[...]CONTINUE READING
Skincare Science: How does smoking really affect the skin?

Skincare Science: How does smoking really affect the skin?

It is common knowledge that smoking causes premature ageing and damage to the skin, but how does smoking affect skin health? It is thought that in as little as ten years; the effects of smoking on the skin can be seen, with smokers skin ageing an estimated five times faster than non-smokers. Together with sun damage, alcohol consumption and poor diet, smoking is a main contributing factor to an aged appearance. Similarly, certain skin conditions such as psoriasis are affected by smoking and also causes delayed wound healing, broken blood vessels and a grey, unhealthy looking complexion. Smoking affects the[...]CONTINUE READING
How are pain and discomfort minimised during non-surgical aesthetic procedures?

How are pain and discomfort minimised during non-surgical aesthetic procedures?

One of the main concerns for those seeking non surgical aesthetic treatments is about the perceived pain and discomfort. While it is completely normal to have anxiety about injections and non surgical procedures such as dermal fillers; due to advances in Aesthetic techniques and skilled Medical practitioner knowledge, Non-surgical procedures now offer minimal discomfort and downtime. Patient comfort and safety is at the core of our ethos at Revivify London; here is how we ensure you experience minimal pain and discomfort during your procedure. 1. Procedures are undertaken with an Expert Injector Dr Samizadeh, Clinical Director at Revivify London, presents[...]CONTINUE READING
Skincare science: What causes acne prone skin, and how is it treated?

Skincare science: What causes acne prone skin, and how is it treated?

  Acne is caused by inflammation, infection or blockage of the follicles of the skin.  The sebacious glands in the skin secrete sebum into follicles and this sebum production in the skin is a healthy, normal process that conditions and maintains a hydrated epidermis. In acne, this process can be overactive, causing the follicle to get clogged and acne symptoms to appear. There are many causes of acne, which means that treatment needs to be holistic and comprehensive. Many have a genetic predisposition to acne, but there are also lifestyle factors that may aggravate acne. Lifestyle factors Increasing studies have[...]CONTINUE READING