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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
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
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 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 dry skin and how do you treat it?

Skincare Science: What causes dry skin and how do you treat it?

Dry skin affects many people at different stages in their lives. The causes of dry skin vary; from genetic predisposition; to dehydrating lifestyle factors. Our skin is complex and consists of several dermal layers. The surface layer, the stratum corneum, consists of dead skin cells fortified with keratin protein. As our skin renews itself, new cells move up from the under layer of the skin to the surface. Dry skin may be caused by shrinkage of the surface stratum corneum cells; causing cracks and an uneven surface. Dry skin may also be due to unshed dead skin cells; which is[...]CONTINUE READING
What are the best non-surgical procedures to have for the summer season?

What are the best non-surgical procedures to have for the summer season?

  Summer is the time for effortless beauty and hydrated, healthy skin. There are many non-surgical aesthetic treatments that can rejuvenate the facial aesthetic in time for the holiday season. Non-surgical treatments at Revivify London, are under the care of Clinical director Dr Samizadeh who can advise on the best treatment for your needs. Here are the Revivify London recommendations for the best non-surgical summer procedures Hydration boosters For beautiful, hydrated summer skin, the Restylane Skinbooster treatment can be beneficial. The Restylane Skinbooster range is specifically designed to provide deep skin hydration and is suitable for all skin types. As[...]CONTINUE READING
How do you choose the right sunscreen?

How do you choose the right sunscreen?

1. Choose a Broad spectrum formulation One of the best anti ageing tips is to always wear sunscreen, as reversing sun damage can take many treatments to restore the skin back to its optimum appearance and health. The most important part of choosing a sun screen is choosing a broad spectrum product and to wear it daily; even throughout winter where there is less sunlight intensity. UVA and UVB rays from the sun are a form of ultraviolet (UV) radiation; this form of radiation can damage the DNA within cells causing genetic mutations and disrupt the control of cell production.[...]CONTINUE READING
What is the 60 minute face lift?

What is the 60 minute face lift?

The Silhouette Soft thread lift is  a non-surgical procedure with minimal to no downtime. At Revivify London, the procedure is undertaken with our Clinical Director, Dr Samizadeh, who has attended World Expert Meetings on this procedure and can advise on all your treatment options, their risks and benefits and  Silhouette soft threads. Typically, the procedure takes under an hour, with results lasting up to 18 months. Silhouette soft® is a fully absorbable suture and cone technology, originally developed in the USA from SilhouetteLift® permanent suture and cones used in plastic and reconstructive surgery.  Carefully placed sutures, or “threads”  work by[...]CONTINUE READING
What is hyperpigmentation?

What is hyperpigmentation?

  Hyperpigmentation is any darkening of the skin, caused by overproduction of melanin, a protective pigment in the skin. Hyperpigmentation often occurs after sun exposure, where the melanocytes (cells which produce melanin) are overactive. Similarly, hereditary factors may give individuals a predisposition to developing hyperpigmentation and certain ethnicities such as Asian, Mediterranean and African are particularly affected. What are examples of hyper pigmentation? Any darkening of the skin is classified as hyperpigmentation; including dark under eye circles, acne scarring, freckles, and age spots. Melasma, which is more extensive darkening of the skin on the face, can be caused by pregnancy[...]CONTINUE READING