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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
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
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
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
How does sugar affect the skin?

How does sugar affect the skin?

It has been a growing trend in nutrition to quit sugar, with many people boasting the benefits of reducing or quitting their refined sugar consumption. Interestingly, sugar has been scientifically shown to play a role in accelerated skin ageing and skin changes in a process called glycation. Signs of skin ageing include wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, changes in skin texture and elasticity and thinning of the skin. Scientists believe that skin ageing is a combination of genetic factors, as well as environmental and lifestyle factors and have isolated the specific biochemical changes that occur in the skin to cause ageing. As well[...]CONTINUE READING
How is sun damaged skin treated?

How is sun damaged skin treated?

Exposure to UVA-UVB rays from the sun can have a visibly damaging effect on the skin. Premature and accelerated ageing such as the formation of lines, age spots and dry skin texture can give the skin an appearance significantly older than its natural age. Similarly,  pre-cancerous and cancerous changes can occur after prolonged exposure to the sun. This is why it is incredibly important to wear a daily broad spectrum sunscreen (both UVA and UVB absorbing) and avoid direct sunlight and tanning beds. Your dermatologist or GP will be able to rule out any signs of harmful skin changes, and[...]CONTINUE READING
What are the adverse effects of the sun and how can they be avoided?

What are the adverse effects of the sun and how can they be avoided?

While a little sunlight exposure is a requisite for vitamin D formation and healthy skin and bones, excessive sun exposure and not wearing an effective SPF daily can lead to premature skin ageing such as wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and even skin cancer. While the summer season is where sunlight exposure is highest, it is important to wear an effective cosmeceutical sunscreen all year round as UVA and UVB rays are still able to penetrate the skin and cause damage. One of the best anti ageing tips is to wear sunscreen, as reversing sun damage can take many treatments to restore the[...]CONTINUE READING
How to prepare for the party season?

How to prepare for the party season?

We all want to look and feel great for a busy festive time and social calendar over the festive period. At the Revivify London Mayfair clinic we are offering bespoke Christmas treatment packages as well as our recommendations on the perfect aesthetic treatments to make you look and feel fantastic in time for Christmas and the new year. Wrinkle relaxing injections (Botox) Wrinkle relaxing injections such as BOTOX have a plethora of anti-ageing benefits; from treating deep frown lines and wrinkles to rejuvenating the decolletage. The procedure typically takes under 30 minutes, with no downtime. Effects begin to show within[...]CONTINUE READING
What is the Nefertiti neck lift?

What is the Nefertiti neck lift?

Loss of natural facial volume due to age and gravity results in the skin around the jawline drooping and sagging. Ageing around the jawline and the neck can contribute to looking older than your years. Wrinkle relaxing injections such as Botox provide an uplifting effect and can be effectively used to restore the marked contours of the jawline and neck.  This is known as the Nefertiti neck lift, named after the Egyptian Queen Nefertiti. In addition, with a combination treatment utilising hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, the Nefertiti neck lift can restore the lost volume and rejuvenate the area back to its natural beauty. The[...]CONTINUE READING