Botulinum toxin A has been in use by the beauty industry for over 25 years for wrinkle and other treatments without any known long term issues. Botulinum toxin A comes as various brand names (all of which have the same effect), including Botox® and Bocouture®.
The Botulinum toxin is adminstered with clean, new (tiny!) needles for every client in a safe and sterile manner. Very small doses are required to relax the muscle, allowing the overlying skin to become smoother. As a result any wrinkles lessen, and often disappear all together. The effects generally take 3-5 days to take effect leaving a natural, refreshed and youthful appearance.
Traditionally, treatments are performed on three areas of the upper face:
- Forehead ‘worry’ lines – the wrinkles formed when we raise our eyebrows.
- Glabellar ‘frown’ region – the area of the face between the eyebrows where strong wrinkles form.
- Crow’s feet – the areas around the outside of the eyes. Wrinkles form here when we squint or smile.
In 2006, a cosmetic licence was granted to treat frown line wrinkles with Botox® in the UK. Botulinum toxin is used in other areas of the face and for several other procedures (such as bruxism treatments) ‘off label’. This means that it is used by a doctor outside its original intended use. Using medicines off label is a common practice and many medicines and antibiotics are used in this way.
For these reasons, wrinkle treatment injections have become the world’s number one non – surgical cosmetic treatment.
Facial wrinkles are caused by repetitive expressions and muscle activity. Over time, the skin eventually develops obvious lines that are perceived as signs of ageing and are cosmetically undesirable. Botox® is the brand name of a product used to treat facial wrinkles. Several other products have since been developed for the same purpose and are now widely used including Azzalure® and Xeomin®.
All of these products are in fact almost identical and contain botulinum toxin (Type A). This is a natural protein produced by a bacteria called Clostridium botulinum. The protein acts on muscles to temporarily relax them. Patients and doctors have come to refer to the treatments simply as wrinkle treatments since the procedures are performed in exactly the same way no matter what product is used.
As a consequence, these treatments can be used to relax the muscles of the face. By doing so, the wrinkles formed by muscle activity are also treated. This creates a natural, refreshed and youthful appearance of the face.
Wrinkles treatments have been performed on millions of men and women worldwide to achieve stunning cosmetic effects. Using tiny doses of botulinum toxin administered by a trained doctor, they are an extremely effective treatment and more importantly, they have exemplary safety record.
Botulinum toxin was first purified and developed into an injectable medicine used to treat a wide spectrum of conditions in the late 1970’s. It was initially used to correct eye muscle disorders and in the treatment of muscle rigidity in children with Cerebral Palsy.
More recent uses of botulinum toxin include the treatment of headaches, bruxism, lower facial slimming, overactive bladders, in vocal cord diseases and for excessive sweating. However, by far the most common use is for the cosmetic treatment of upper face wrinkles.
Telephone consultations are FREE to all patients who want to know more about any of the treatments offered. There is no obligation whatsoever to book for a treatment, so please feel free to ask any questions you may have.
Once you are happy to proceed, consultations are booked in advance.
Non-surgical facial rejuvenation
We aim to provide the highest standard of care to our clients from consultation through to after treatments.
Please see below for our range of injectable treatments offered and feel free to enquire about more information.
A free video/telephone/face to face consultation can be arranged with our attending doctor.
If you just want to know more or would like to discuss a treatment plan for yourself with no obligation to book please feel free to contact us.
· Botulinum Toxin A (Prescription only medicine following consultation)
What is Botulinum Toxin A?
A purified protein extracted from Botulinum bacteria used for anti-ageing treatments. It is not animal based. Botox is a prescription-only medication (POM) and is prescribed specifically for you.
What is it used for?
It can be used to reduce muscle activity and thereby treat wrinkles and fine lines. It is also very useful for prevention and delaying their onset.
In addition to wrinkles it can be used to reduce or eliminate sweating from certain areas of the body such as the arm pits or groins.
How is the treatment administered?
The doctor will perform a thorough consultation to ensure you are suitable for this type of treatment. The treatment itself involves using a very fine needle to inject a very precise dose into specific muscles under the skin. There is no recovery time and you can leave straight after your treatment.
How much does it cost?
Areas such as frown lines, forehead lines, neck bands, crows feet, bunny lines or chin
One area £200
Two areas £250
Three areas £300
Hyperhydrosis Armpits £400
Dermal Filler Treatments
What are dermal fillers?
As we age, structural components that maintain a youthful appearance start to loosen and break down. Volume loss causes flattening of areas such as the lips, cheeks and jawline.
Dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid which is a naturally found substance present in our skin. These products are not animal based and come in the form or a sterilised gel. Different types of fillers are used for different circumstances in different areas. We use the Juvederm range produced by Allergan.
How long do results last?
Results last 6-18 months depending on the are treated.
What areas can be treated and how much does it cost?
Prices depend on the area treated and volume required. Please enquire for a consultation in order to give you an accurate assessment and recommendation.
Lip ﬁller 0.55ml £200 1.1ml £300
Cheek Filler 1ml £300/ 2ml £450
Chin & Nose Augmentation
Chin Filler 1.1ml £300
Nose Filler £450
Tear Trough £390
Dissolving previous treatment
Dissolving £150 per area
Profhilo Skin Booster
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring compound present in our skin that depletes over time causing ageing. Pharmaceutical companies use this product in their topical creams and gels in order to harness its properties.
Skin boosters inject hyaluronic acid deeper in the skin where creams cannot penetrate to deliver its benefits where it has most effect. It results in improvement of fine lines, texture, plumpness and firmness of the skin.
It is recommended to undergo two sessions one month apart.
£450 for one session
£800 for two sessions
Dr Rafique graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics in 2012 from University College Cork in Ireland. He obtained his membership from the Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland in 2014 and relocated to the UK in 2015 in order to pursue higher specialist surgical training within Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the NHS.
Since graduation, Dr Rafique has been primarily involved within surgery gaining experience in various different sub-specialities. Over this time he has spent the last six years working within Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and routinely operates on various different regions all over the body including the head and neck areas. These surgeries include reconstructions for patients affected by cancer or trauma and involve a great deal of precision, an understanding of anatomical relationships under the skin and an eye for detail and aesthetics in order to obtain the best functional and cosmetic outcomes.
At Pure Synergie, Dr Rafique provides holistic and well rounded care while providing treatments effective in addressing wrinkles, fine lines and facial contouring. You will be provided with a full, free, no obligation assessment aimed at tailoring an honest and bespoke treatment plan to suit your aesthetic concerns and goals.