Austin Brewer’s facial aesthetics clinic is located near to Bournemouth in Dorset.  We are ideally situated between Bournemouth & Poole.  With the advantage of being very near Sandbanks, Canford Cliffs & Westbourne.

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Profhilo – Everything you need to know

Known as the secret weapon for many a celebrity and beauty insider.  In this blog we discuss Profhilo – everything you need to know. Profhilo is a “beneath the skin” moisturiser.  It is a revolutionary hyaluronic acid moisturising treatment.  It is excellent for skin that is losing its elasticity and firmness due to ageing.  Improvements will be shown in skin tone, firmness and hydration, also lines are minimised.

Profhilo – everything you need to know…

Profhilo injectable gel stimulates the activity in the dermal cell receptors, the results counteract skin laxity and improves and restores the skins firmness.  This process call “Bio-remodelling” is triggered in the skin, which then creates new and bouncy collagen and elastin.  This treatment will tackle all signs of skin ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles, crepiness and thinning dull skin.  Improvement will be seen to skin laxity as the skin rejuvenation process begins to work.

Profhilo has one the highest concentrations of hylauronic  acid on the market.  The treatment will boost and hydrate your skin.  Profhilo will also remodel ageing and sagging skin.   It is an ideal treatment for rehydration rather than sculpting your face,  So if you just want to firm and improve the skin texture rather than add volume Profhilo is an ideal treatment for you.

The areas that can be treated with Profhilo

Face

Neck

Décolletage 

Hands

How many treatments are needed?

Profhilo requires 2 treatments which are taken 4 weeks apart for best results.   Further treatments can be done approximately every 6 months in order to prolong the effects.

The treatment is suitable for men and women offering skin benefits for people of all ages. 

How Profhilo gives you that “glow”

Profhilo is an ultra pure hyaluronic acid.  When it is injected precisely in to the upper layers of the skin, it will stimulate your collagen and elastin.  Attracting water into the deepest layers of the skin, thus providing unbeatable hydration.  Leaving you with beautifully glowing, firm and hydrated skin.  

Once Profhilo is injected, the slow release of the hyaluronic acid stimulation of 4 different types of collagen and elastin begins.  This stimulation promotes significant tissue improvement, Profhilo also has a wonderful tightening and lifting effect of the skin.

Profhilo injections are a 2 part treatment, with the second part happening 4 weeks after the first.  In the following days after the first session your skin will be busy rejuvenating and producing the elastin and collagen needed to give you skin that is firmer and smoother.  An all round glowing complexion.  The treatment will stimulate and the second treatment will boost and ensure longevity.  Full results are only seen after the second treatment as this is when your skin really starts to show the plumping and hydrating effects, however you will definitely see changes after the first session.

Profhilo – everything you need to know – frequently asked questions

What’s the difference between Profhilo and dermal fillers?

The only real similarity between Profhilo and dermal fillers is that they are both made from hyaluronic acid which is injected into your skin.  Profhilo contains an exceptionally high concentration of pure hyaluronic acid, which is exceptionally pure because of the patented manufacturing process which is unique as the process does not involve the use of chemical cross-linking agents to bind the chains.

Traditional dermal fillers are all made of hyaluronic acid and all have a different viscosity, dependent on the requirements and which areas are being treated.  So a thicker filler would be used for your jawline compared to your lips for instance.  Profhilo is not a dermal filler.  It is a much thinner consistency due to the molecular chains of non-animal hyaluronic acid being formed of both high and low molecular weight.  They are fused together making them thermally stabilised and this creates a patented gel which, when injected spreads to become integrated into the skin.  It is only injected into the upper layer of the skin, as it’s not being used to fill anything, just to rehydrate the skin to enable the scaffolding effect and trigger the bio-remodellling process.  

Is Profhilo better than fillers?

Essential they are 2 different products for 2 different treatment options.  Profhilo is excellent at rejuvenating the skins texture and hydration.  Profhilo will not add any volume, but it will improve the appearance of of ageing and sagging tissue with a tightening lifting effect.  Fillers are used to create volume that is lost due to ageing eg; cheeks, temples & lips. Fillers can also be used for non-surgical nose jobs and non-surgical facelifts too.

Is Profhilo better than Botox?

Profhilo is for restoring the skins texture and to re-hydrate.  Botox is to inhibit a muscle from moving, so a wrinkle will no longer form.

What will I look like after Profhilo injections?

There is no downtime after Profhilo treatment, you may see some small bumps at the injection site, these can take up to 24 hours to settle.

Profhilo has an innovative technique with minimal injections, so treatment is quick with little discomfort.

Is Profhilo safe?

The Profhilo treatment is biocompatible, this is due to the pure and high grade hyaluronic acid that it consists of.  It is also important to note that it is free from additives, which delivers greater reassurance of safety and reduction of side effects.  Even though there is an incredibly high content of hyaluronic acid, it has a low inflammatory profile.  Importantly Profhilo is backed by clinical studies.  As with any injectable treatment there can be risks involved, all of which will be discussed with you at you consultation with Austin.

Am I suitable for Profhilo treatment?

Austin will discuss the Profhilo treatment including your expectations of the outcome after treatment.  He will also explain any possible side effects, with you in detail during your consultation.  Your medical history will also be taken to ensure, if you decide to go ahead with Profhilo, it is safe for you to do so.

Does Profhilo treatment hurt?

The injections are small but may sting a little.  Anaesthetic is not necessary as treatment is quick and there will possibly be only be, if any, mild discomfort.   There may be some residual tenderness, redness or needle marks at the site of injection, these will disappear in the next few days after treatment.  If you can feel any product where it has been injected please leave it alone to settle, as it will naturally disperse into your skin, do not massage.  You can resume your normal day to day activities, with some exceptions (see below). 

Profhilo everything you need to know

Profhilo – everything you need to know to avoid for 48 hours after treatment

Exercise

Extremes of temperature 

Sun exposure

Touching the treated area – to avoid any risk of infection

Avoid make up

Profhilo treatment is not suitable for anyone who is pregnant or breast feeding.  Some medications and supplements can cause increased risk of bruising which should be avoided in the days before and after your Profhilo treatment.  

If you are planning to have treatment for a special occasion, we suggest having the procedure in advance as much as possible before the event.  This is for 2 reasons, firstly you will want the full effects to be showing, which with this treatment takes time, due to the treatments needing to be 4 weeks apart.   Secondly, as with any injectable treatment there is always a risk of bruising, so leaving enough time before the event will ensure any bruising that may occur has the chance to go.  

How long will my Profhilo treatment results last?

Everyone is unique, but as a general guide your Profhilo treatment results will last approx 6 months.

Profhilo is a great stand alone treatment, but Profhilo works primarily on the skin quality, not muscle movement or re-creating any lost volume.  For significant lift and enhancement to the face, Profhilo is brilliant when used in conjunction with other treatments too.

We hope that our “Profhilo – everything you need to know” blog has been useful.

Find out what Profhilo could do for you, contact Austin Brewer at his private clinic to arrange a free consultation.  Tel: 07823 883888 

3 Areas You Didn’t Know Dermal Fillers Could Be Used

Dermal fillers are incredibly versatile.  Which is why we thought we would let you know 3 Areas You Didn’t Know Dermal Fillers Could Be Used.  They can be used in all different ways and places dependent on the target placement area and the thickness (viscosity) of the dermal filler.

Did you know that dermal fillers can be used in other areas and not just on your face?.  

Have you had facial treatments?, but maybe your neck, décolletage or hands are still giving the game away about your age?.  Austin Brewer can provide the answer.  3 areas you didn’t know dermal fillers could be used.  Straight forward treatments that are long lasting and will turn back the clock for these areas instantly.

The dermal fillers that are used at Austin Brewer are 100% hylauronic acid.  This is a substance that is naturally present in the body (your eyeballs, joints and skin).  It can hold 1000 x its weight in water, which is why it makes such an excellent product to rejuvenate and replace lost volume.  Fillers are all naturally broken down by the body over time.  

Dermal fillers will fill wrinkles and add volume to soft tissue.  A series of small injections of the gel are precisely placed to deposit the filler to where it is needed.   These work to replace the lost collagen and elastin, which experts have agreed generally happens by our late 20’s!

A straight forward procedure

With very little downtime, it’s no wonder that fillers are an optimum way to achieve a youthful and glowing skin but without the inconvenience of having to adjust your day to day life.  Having an injectable filler treatment is a quick and straight forward procedure, when carried out by a medical professional who is proficiently trained.  

We always advise against trying to get a cheap deal when you are looking for an injectable  treatment as unfortunately you will always get what you pay for.  This mostly means a cheap product being used that is not prescribed for you, and unsatisfactory results from bad injection technique.  Sadly we have seen far too many clients after having filler from a cheap deal, only to ask if we can help correct it. 

Removal of filler is possible, but does have its own risks and complications too.  It is not something to consider lightly.  So please don’t think, “I can get cheap filler and if I don’t like it I can simply have it removed” this is not the way to think when you are considering an injectable treatment.  The incorrect placement of filler can have devastating effects before you even think about having it removed.  It is worth remembering, there are far fewer practitioners that are competent at removing filler than those who are willing to inject you in the first place!.  

Please stay safe and only use a reputable and fully insured and trained medical professional.  

Austin Brewer is a highly qualified and experienced medical aesthetic practitioner.  

He has specialised in dermal filler treatments since 2004.   Austin will always offer you a free consultation.  You can ask all the questions you wish and Austin will be able to asses you and the whether the treatment requested is appropriate for you.  This is so that all options can be discussed, and the full procedure explained, including cost and expected outcomes. 

Increasingly we have seen our clients are addressing ageing issues that go beyond just the usual facial area.  The neck, décolletage and backs of the hands have in the past been mostly overlooked.  However, with modern techniques and improvements in products, these procedure are deservedly facing a surge in popularity.  Often it’s the small details that can make the big contribution to your overall look.  With no downtime, these non invasive treatments can literally turn back the clock.

Neck • Décolletage • Hands

We all know what the combination of ageing and the sun can do to our skin.  Unfortunately our necks, décolletage and backs of our hands are in the sun just as much as our faces.   But most of time they simply get overlooked when we apply spf.  This can result in premature age and sun spots too (we can also provide treatment for these).  Combined with the lines and wrinkles, this can make these areas appear much older than the rest of you.  

The following information about 3 areas you didn’t know dermal fillers could be used.  Are all areas that can all be improved from a simple anti ageing dermal filler treatment & safe removal of sun and age spots.

3 AREAS YOU DIDN’T KNOW DERMAL FILLERS COULD BE USED

3 AREAS YOU DIDN’T KNOW DERMAL FILLERS COULD BE USED

NECK LINES

Neck lines appear over time and are a natural part of the ageing process.  Along with gravity, our necks begin to suffer the unwanted effects of lines and sagging.  However, that’s not to say that we can’t give your neck a little helping hand and turn back the clock.  We are prone to our necks ageing faster due to the dermis being thinner.  

Neck wrinkles are also becoming an issue in our modern age due to repeatedly looking down at our phones otherwise known as…Tech neck.  This new term has been used as a reference to how long we all spend looking down at our devices, and sadly our bodies, one way or another pay the price.  Alongside smoking, this seems to be one of the biggest contributors to the lines arriving on our neck prematurely. 

Treatment for the neck is straight forward and long lasting.  Using dermal fillers lines on the neck can be smoothed away, leaving the neck looking instantly rejuvenated and youthful.  There is also another treatment for the neck lines, which involves botox, this will also help with the look of lines and “turkey neck” which happens due to sagging platysma muscles.  Both of these treatments are provide excellent results in dealing with neck lines.

3 AREAS YOU DIDN’T KNOW DERMAL FILLERS COULD BE USED

DÉCOLLETAGE 

Decolletage or Décolleté this delicate area is all too often overlooked until one day the unloved area looks back at you in the mirror and you realise how neglected it has been.   The wrinkles that appear on your décolletage are due to a mixture of factors.  The mains ones are age, sun exposure, gravity and diet.  All of these will have a contributory factor in the breakdown of the collagen and elastin in the middle layers of your skin. 

The same as the neck, the décolletage area is also prone to age and sun spots.   These sun and age spots can also be simply treated in clinic.  When the skin is also creased and crepey it can make the skin in this delicate area look much older.  With a dermal filler treatment, the whole décolletage area will show a vast improvement.  The results will leave you with a completely rejuvenated appearance of the skin.  Treatment is long lasting and will enhance the appearance of the décolletage area.

Austin Brewer Aesthetics Hand Wrinkles

HAND WRINKLES

Hand wrinkles treatment with dermal fillers for hand wrinkles show instant results.  Along with the neck and décolletage, the hands are another area we simply don’t pay enough attention to.  But the hands can show our age just as much as our faces. 

Our hands are put through a lot on a day to day basis so they deserve some special attention.  The skin is thin on the backs of our hands.  The ageing process & sun exposure results in loss of volume and again those annoying sun and age spots.  

When you have dermal fillers administered for hand wrinkles you will be amazed at the difference this simple procedure can make.  Plumping out the appearance of any raised veins, and generally smoothing out the areas that have lost volume.  The results are always very effective and pleasing.

At Austin Brewer aesthetics we use only the very best clinically proven dermal fillers.  Juvederm is always our filler of choice as it consistently delivers the smoothest, most natural looking and longest lasting results.

Removal of sun and age spots as mentioned above is another treatment that Austin can offer in clinic.  Simple cryotherapy will eliminate these unwanted marks and the skin will once again look fresh and blemish free.  Ask for more information when you book your dermal filler treatment for complete skin rejuvenation.

Other improvements that will help

Apply moisturiser

Drink plenty of water

Always wear spf – every day

Try to limit time spent looking down at mobile phones etc

Stay out of the sun during hottest part of the day

Wear a hat in the sun as this has the bonus of protecting your face and neck.  If the brim is wide enough it will also protect your décolletage.

One last, but very important thing to note…

Unfortunately and strangely dermal fillers are not regulated in the UK.  So essentially anyone can buy them and start injecting.  Scary thought.  So we strongly advise you to only see a medical professional to administer any kind of injectable treatments – especially dermal fillers, as the complications that can arise from poor injection technique and incorrect placement are terrible and can be life changing.  So please do your research, ask questions and stay safe.

We hope you have enjoyed reading our “3 Areas You Didn’t Know Dermal Fillers Could Be Used”.  

Austin Brewer offers free consultations for all treatments at his discreet private clinic.  Conveniently located within easy reach of Bournemouth and Poole.  Appointments are available 7 days a week including evenings.  

Contact Austin Brewer for your free consultation for dermal fillers or any other treatment on 07823 883888

What do I need to know about getting Lip Fillers near me?

Lip fillers are everywhere and they’re here to stay. So how do you choose which practitioner to let near your face?. Do you just google “Lip fillers near me”. “cheap lip filler” Or “Lip filler price”. What do I really need to know about lip filler?.  

Just like everything in life, there’s the good, the bad & the ugly. The business of facial aesthetics is no different. We are here to give you a few pointers to ensure you stay safe. Austin Brewer has been creating beautiful and natural lips since 2004. From his aesthetics clinic here between Poole and Bournemouth, we know what we are doing, and as Austin says

“I wasn’t nicknamed the – Lip King, by a highly regarded Harley Street colleague for nothing!”

The best lip fillers…

…are the ones that suit your face. By using a reputable product such as Juvederm® and using a trained medical professional to administer the filler. How do I make my lips look bigger? How do I make my lips look more even? Where can I get lip filler near me? Deals on lip filler? All of these questions are on everyone’s lips (excuse the pun!). More about being wary on cheap lip fillers and questionable deals later.

The important fact to note is that Austin Brewer has been established at his private clinic near Sandbanks in Poole for over 16 years. During that time has been trained by the world leaders in the industry.  Non surgical facial aesthetics (lip fillers, Botox, etc) are all he does all day every day. He has built his business proud of the fact, that his patients wellbeing is always the most important factor. And of course his excellent results speak for themselves.

The first most important factor to mention here first is No Reputable Aesthetic Practitioner will offer “Deals”. Neither will they agree to sharing product. So please respect your face and your wellbeing and find a practitioner not solely based on the price point. 

Lip fillers near me by Austin Brewer using Juvederm®
Austin Brewer awarded best clinic in Bournemouth

What do I need to know before a lip augmentation treatment?

There are a lot of questions you will have when wanting to get lip fillers for the first time. Maybe you have moved to a new area and are not sure where to start. If you know people that have procedures, then you can see the practitioners work first hand. You can then organise a consultation and ask as many questions as you wish.  

Another note, be wary of practitioners who take “deposits” for consultations, that is then redeemable against any treatment. Suppose you choose not to have the work done with them?. You have essentially just paid for your consultation. Or worse you will feel that you have to go ahead with treatment just so you don’t lose your deposit. Just a cautionary note worth bearing in mind.  

We are very proud here at Austin Brewer. We are one of the few facial aesthetics practitioners in Bournemouth and Poole who offer free consultations always.  

Celebrity lip fillers in the news

With barely a week going by without lip augmentation making the press. Kylie Jenner’s lips have taken on their own persona entirely- first, it was has she?, she denied it, admitted it, had them dissolved then had them redone!. Fillers have also arrived on the high street via Superdrug. Even this well know brand has come under scrutiny and criticism from the NHS. This meant they have had to tighten up on their own practices. Including the very important side of any aesthetic treatment – mental health checks.  

We have to keep in mind a few things. Do you really want the best or are you really asking – what’s the cheapest lip filler?. The main problem with this is, cheap never equals excellent. Yes there are some areas of life where we may be able to save a few pounds. But do really want to exercise economy when it comes to someone injecting you face?. No Medical expert would try and get you to have work done, by trying to entice you with discounts and offers. This goes against good medical practice and their code of ethics.

Another important factor is make sure you see the whole face in those before and after photos. The lips should balance the face out and not make you look completely unbalanced, like a walking pair of lips!. So don’t just look at a close up of the lips – ask to see the persons whole face. If the practitioner can’t show you, then you should walk away.

Cheap deal or your wellbeing?

Do you know the other most important reason for using a medical professional for your treatments?. Supposing something did go wrong?. Such as you having a severe allergic reaction which leaves you struggling for breath. Wouldn’t it be much more reassuring that if any such unfortunate issue did arise, you were already in safe hands with a medical professional. Who would have plenty of experience to assist you with the appropriate medical equipment already there?.

Cheap lip fillers near me

It’s easy to lose track of how significant it is to let someone near your face with a needle. Really look at your face. Do you still want to risk someone who doesn’t really know what they’re doing inject you?. Especially when there can be all sorts of complications. We don’t want to put you off or scare you. With the rise of unqualified beauticians, and fake or counterfeit product being bought online .(if you can buy a fake Louis Vuitton online you can certainly buy fake filler too). Everyone need to be aware of what you are actually receiving in return for you hard earned money.

 Your dermal filler should always be bought from a reputable pharmacy. By your medical practitioner and should always be hyaluronic acid.  Lip fillers are a non surgical procedure. Never have permanent filler, because if something goes wrong you’ll need surgery to remove it.  

Although deciding to have lip filler augmentation is a cosmetic procedure. It should always be a very well considered decision and carried out in a sterile clinic after a thorough consultation.

Your face is worth the best

It’s awful to think that there are people out there, with too good to be true prices. That are actually luring people to lose sight of their own wellbeing?. It certainly is not your best interests that they care about, how can it be?. They are deceiving and enticing people to part with their money, only to left unhappy with substandard results. Results at best are unsymmetrical or overfilled lips anyone?. Or possibly there was nothing really injected at all?. Have you ever noticed your lip filler seems to disappear  really quickly?. So you have to keep returning. Which then costs more money over time. Therefore causes more trauma to your lips when they have to be retouched every few months?. Here at Austin Brewer our lip fillers last for 9-12 months, sometimes even longer.

What can go wrong with cheap lip fillers?

A worst case scenarios would be a vascular occlusion . This is one of the more serious complications (this can happen with any facial filler). It usually results in hospital intervention. Providing diagnosis and treatment is sought quickly. The surgeons will be able to save your face before necrosis. Necrosis is when you skin tissue starts to die. If this did happen you would be left with a permanent hole in your face. Unfortunately the sad fact is these are becoming more common. So when some who has little or no medical background is giving you cheap lip filler, you are at risk. People simply have to be made aware of the real risks associated with getting lip filler.  

The future of dermal fillers…

The reports that the government plan to make fillers prescription – only from 2020. (Source Harpers Bazaar 2020), just as Botox is prescription- only already, this at least is a step in right direction. Please don’t be put off having lip fillers, but use caution in your decision of choosing your practitioner. Creating beautiful plump and symmetrical lips are straight forward procedures. That need to be carried out by a medical professional and in the suitable clinical environment.

How to stay safe when getting lip fillers

Please stay safe and make sure you know all the facts about your practitioner, and the product they will be injecting. 

To get completely factual, honest and free advice, from a professional who is registered nurse contact Austin Brewer.  

We have a beautifully private and discreet clinic situated between Bournemouth and Poole. Austin has appointments available 7 days a week and evenings too. 

You can find more information about us here . Or contact us on 07823 883888 we look forward to seeing you soon.

Can jowls be lifted without surgery?

Can I smooth, shape and tighten my jawline without surgery?, the answer is most certainly yes. Can jowls be lifted without surgery? Yes, yes & yes!. you do not need to live with those jowls, double chin, saggy skin, whichever way you describe it, there is an answer.  You may be thinking “Do I need to go under the knife?” “Do I need a full facelift?” Don’t worry the answer is no, keep reading to find out why.

Smooth and tighten your jawline using Juvederm filler - lifting you jowls without surgery
Smooth & tighten your jawline using Juvederm filler

Can jowls be lifted without surgery?

Unfortunately nature can be unkind and so can gravity, but fortunately there is now a treatment, to lift those jowls. A facelift without surgery, using filler.  The filler we use is Juvederm, it is Hyaluronic acid, which is not as scary as it sounds. Our own skin cells actually produce hyaluronic acid naturally in an effort to maintain moisture levels. Due to ageing and environmental factors our faces are literally “faced” with on a daily basis, our own natural levels take a dip.  This can cause, dullness, fine lines and uneven skin tone and texture, which are none of the things that give us youthful looking skin.

But why do I get jowls?

Our jawline is a major part of the scaffolding for our entire face, so as those signs of ageing start to happen, what we are really seeing is loss of elasticity and volume which causes those horrible jowls.  A natural defined jawline will not make you look like a man (unless of course, you are a man who would like a more chiselled and defined look in which case we can do that too, have a look here), in the hands of the right practitioner you will achieve a naturally beautiful jawline that is subtly and delicately contoured not chiselled. So back to our original question – Can jowls be lifted without surgery? Absolutely and definitely!.

Austin Brewer has been creating smooth and defined jawlines using Juvederm - lifting jowls without the need for surgery
“I have always wanted to give my clients the most beautiful & natural results” Austin Brewer

So what can help lift my jowls?

When we are young we have, what the facial aesthetics industry calls a “triangle of youth”. This means there is more volume in the upper face. This then tapers down into a ‘v’ shape at the jaw. These shapes are nothing new they are actually the mathematical ideals of beauty. But as we age this “triangle of youth” actually ends up turned upside down. So the heaviness is now in the lower part of the face, causing a saggy look. 

This is why defining the jawline can have such a skin tightening effect. Combined with some cheek filler and the overall effect is smooth and tightened skin. Which is not over stretched, like a regular surgical facelift would leave you with. Instead the skin looks plump in the right places and contoured where it should be. You could call it “a real life filter” 

Learning how to define the jawline is surprisingly important to many of us. A 2017 study by The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery found that 67 per cent of the people surveyed were bothered by excess fat and skin around their chin and neck.  With all the latest trends in our instagram feeds of some very pulled tight high pony tails. (as seen on Kylie Jenner in the latest edition of Vogue – January 2020). This treatment revolution could not have come at a better time.

Our secret weapon against jowls – Juvederm

The saviour of all of our lower face distress is Juvederm’s latest hyaluronic acid filler Volux. It has been created with jawlines at the forefront of its development. Volux is the most advanced and superior product currently on the market, and it’s made for this very job.  Juvederm Volux has a very strong reputation as the product for transforming jawlines.

Since its launch we have seen excellent results here at Austin Brewer Facial Aesthetics. One of the most popular questions in my clinic is “Can jowls be lifted without surgery”? And as we tell them, yes they can. Our clients have all been very impressed with the transformation of their jawlines.  Combining the best hyaluronic filler and some very advanced training in “M D Codes” specialised for achieving such natural results. This is something which Austin Brewer is a proud advocate of,

“The days of over filled lips and cheeks are looking like they are turning a corner. I’m very pleased they are becoming a thing of the past. I have always wanted to give my clients the most beautiful and natural results.”

Advanced treatments – excellent results

And so the rise of the popular the liquid facelift has continued to become one of our most popular treatments. This is mostly down to the fact that it looks so very natural.

MD Codes are the groundbreaking treatment using Juvederm fillers to lift your jowls without surgery
MD Codes have revolutionised the way filler is used to sculpt the face

We are very pleased to be one of the first clinics to offer Juvederm Volux. We have been offering this jawline sculpting treatment in Bournemouth since its launch. 

So remember, having a defined jawline does not mean you will end up looking like a man. It will however, give you a defined natural jaw enhancement without having surgery.  If you are wondering how long jawline filler will last?, you’ll be pleased to hear that the instant results will last you approx 18 months and there is no downtime.  

Would you like to know more?

For a more defined jawline, that you will love, get in touch to arrange a free consultation with Austin Brewer. We can arrange an appointment at our clinic, which is conveniently situated between Bournemouth and Poole. 

We have appointments available 7 days a week including evenings. 

Please visit our website www.austinbrewer.com . You will also find all our social media whilst you are there, so you can follow us too.  We look forward to welcoming you soon.

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Will Botox Lift My Eyebrows?

Botox is a fantastic way to reduce wrinkles on your face.  Commonly in areas such as the forehead and frown lines.  Are you are conscious of sagging eyelids and brows?.  Botox can also give your eyebrows an extra lift.  Giving a boost your confidence.

Botox can lift your eyebrows by injecting it into the areas around the eyebrows.  This smooths sagging skin, making eyebrows appear lifted and more symmetrical.  Botox can help to create a fresh, youthful look by opening up the eyes and reducing drooping.

How does a Botox brow lift work?

A Botox® brow lift is a non-surgical procedure.  It involves injecting Botox (Botulinum Toxin Type A) into the muscles. This wrinkle treatment works by relaxing the muscles surrounding the eyebrow area.  Once injected this prevents movement.  The skin around the eyebrow area will look smoother and lifted.

How long until you see results from a Botox brow lift?

If you have a Botox brow lift, you can expect to start seeing results relatively quickly, usually within a few days.  Full results can take up to two weeks.  A Botox brow lift can last for three to six months before you require a top up.

What are the benefits of a Botox brow lift?

A Botox brow lift is a simple and easy procedure.  It has the power to completely transform your eye area and boost your confidence.  A small amount of Botox can make your eyebrows look evenly balanced.   The lift will flatter the framing of your face.  It can also make it easier to put on makeup due to the reduced sagging and easier access to the eyelid area.

At Austin Brewer, we offer Botox near you in Bournemouth.  Which is carried out by our very own medical facial practitioner.  Austin has over 15 years of facial aesthetics experience under his belt.  We always carry out a free, no obligation consultation.  This will then determine how a Botox brow lift would work best for your face shape.

For more information about Botox in Bournemouth or to book a free consultation, call our specialist facial aesthetic practitioner directly on 07823 883888. We would be happy to assist you.

Can Chemical Peels Remove Acne?

Are you are looking for an effective and safe solution to helping acne?.  Chemical peels are fantastic at reducing the appearance of acne.  At Austin Brewer facial aesthetics clinic, we provide chemical skin peels in Bournemouth .  With the added benefits of a highly qualified practitioner with skilled expertise.  Here are a few ways that chemical skin peels can help to remove mild to moderate acne and improve your confidence.

Calms down blemishes

The good news is that chemical peels in Bournemouth, at the Austin Brewer clinic can help to reduce the appearance of acne.  A medical grade skin peel will help rejuvenate your skin and reduce problems, including blackheads, whiteheads, inflamed red pimples and cystic acne. The growth of bacteria that results in the formation of acne, Propionibacterium acnes, can be prevented.  And this happens through the active anti-inflammatory ingredients which are found within chemical skin peels.  Therefore leaving you with an improved, smoother complexion.

Reduces acne scarring

Scarring can be an unfortunate side effect to acne.  This can be frustrating and upsetting, even if your active acne is calming down.  Chemical peels are an effective solution to reducing acne scars and accelerates the healing the process. This is due to the increase in collagen production within the skin that takes place after undergoing skin peeling.

Smoother and more even skin texture

Due to the anti-inflammatory and brightening properties of skin peeling.  A medical skin peel can significantly improve the texture of your skin.  Skin peels in Bournemouth at Austin Brewer can brighten your skin.  Leaving you with a healthy glow and a smoother, even texture.

Prevents pore-clogging

Chemical peels are a great way to keep you skin in tip-top condition for a long period of time.  This is because the skin’s top layer is dissolved during skin peels.  This then removes dead skin and oil under the surface.  So therefore this means that after a chemical peel, it is much less likely you will suffer with clogged pores.

Discover more about the medical benefits of chemical skin peels and how they can remove acne by speaking to our specialist facial aesthetic practitioner, Austin Brewer.  Contact us by calling 07823 883888.  We have over 25 years of experience and can tailor any treatment to your needs!

Top Tips for Skin Needling | Dermarolling Aftercare

Many people ask us “Does Dermarolling / micro needling really work?”. Our answer is always the same. Yes! But only if done correctly, safely and professionally and importantly, if the patient follows the correct aftercare.

Dermaroller® micro skin needling is a non-invasive treatment where tiny needles are rolled across the skin, encouraging the skin to renew itself in a controlled manner. After the initial rest time, the difference between the dermarolling before and after effects are profound. The skin will look more youthful and scarring from acne and stretchmarks will be visibly reduced.

Why the Dermarolling |skin needling aftercare is important?

The aftercare of skin needling & dermarolling is particularly important. This is because the process makes the skin delicate during the healing process. Post-treatment infections are extremely rare, as the pricking channels close within minutes. If the treatment is done under clean, careful clinical condition there should be no complications.
With all that said, following these tips to ensure your glowing skin lasts.

Avoid exercise after your dermarolling appointment

Many people love hearing this advice! This is your written doctor’s note to be lazy for at least the next 48 hours after the Dermaroller® micro skin needling treatment. Try your best not to sweat, so no gym, weights or running. Sweating opens the pores of your skin and bacteria might be able to enter the reopened skin punctures, which could lead to a reaction or infection. Please also avoid saunas, hot tubs and any conditions gets you overheating.

Avoid the sun and sunscreen

We also recommend you avoid the sun after a dermaroller treatment. UV light can harm to the skin during the healing process.
The skin will be highly sensitive after the micro needling. Avoid moisturisers and sunscreen for 24 -48 hours, as the oils may enter the skin channels.

Avoid “Active Ingredient” skin products

Products with “active ingredients” usually include substances like Alpha Hydroxyl Acids, Retinol and other similar agents. These ingredients can potentially irritate the skin after microneedling and delay the healing process.

Avoid makeup

You definitely do not want your makeup penetrating the pores and causing further irritations. Makeup brush bristles can penetrate the pores that have been opened by the microneedling process. Dirty make up brushes may also cause negative side effects.

Ensure your hands are always clean

Pay extra care that your hands are always clean after dermaroller treatment and try to avoid touching your face. You do not want dirt and bacteria getting in contact with the skin while it is healing.

To receive further advice and to learn more about Dermaroller® micro skin needling or any of our other cosmetic treatments at our Austin Brewer Bournemouth skin clinic in Bournemouth, call us on 07823 883888 and we will be happy to assist you. We also offer all new patients a free skin consultation.

How To Find A Botox & Filler Practitioner

Looking for the right Botox & Filler practitioner is becoming an important consideration for many consumers. This is mainly due to the drop in average age of clients for cosmetic procedures such as lip fillers and Botox.  Also because the number of unhappy botched procedures have increased over the last few years.

Don’t be one of the thousands making the mistake by choosing the wrong Botox & Filler practitioner.  Leaving you with undesirable results. Austin Brewer’s skin clinic in Bournemouth are here to help you find the right practitioner to make you feel more confident.

Where do you start your search in looking for a Botox & Filler practitioner?

Firstly, it is vital that your aesthetic practitioner is using the very best, high-quality facial aesthetics products.  Ensure you attend a thorough face to face consultation before going ahead with any facial aesthetics treatment. Check that their products are sourced from a UK pharmacy with a valid prescription.  Avoid any practitioner that has imported fake/black market products.  These products do not meeting strict UK government legislation and could have serious side effects on your health.  Make the effort to do your research.  You will thank us in the long run!

What should you look for in an aesthetic practitioner?

Look for someone who is a fully qualified and trained healthcare professional.   Also someone who is artistic and can make facial aesthetics treatment work for your individual features. We also recommend an aesthetic practitioner who is easily contactable and local to your area, with time available to provide you with regular check-ups regarding your treatment. This is essential for post-treatment help and advice.

Using a specialist facial aesthetics clinic also ensures that you are provided with the most knowledgeable service.  Someone who is on hand with medical treatment in the rare case that the worst happens, such as an allergic reaction.

Can you use an aesthetic practitioner from social media?

If you cannot find any other means of contacting the aesthetic practitioner or any important information regarding their experience and qualifications apart from their social media pages, then alarm bells should be ringing.  Don’t be fooled by their number of followers or the reviews.  You never know how authentic this might be.  If you are unhappy with your results or you want to make a complaint, it is very easy for them to press that block button.  There is zero accountability with the social media route – it’s not worth the risk!

What if I need to complain about my aesthetic practitioner?

Before choosing a facial aesthetics practitioner, you should ensure that they have a governing body that will support you if the unfortunate need to complain does arise.  Therefore, using a medical professional is essential, as often beauticians will not have a governing body and will vanish into thin air as soon as you complain, leaving you helpless.

Can I ask my friends for advice?

If your friends provide you with advice, make sure they have your best interests at heart.  We always recommend doing your own research first to ensure that you can put your trust in the aesthetic practitioner, but more importantly that they are a medical professional.  A great practitioner will offer you a free consultation if they are reputable.

Your professional aesthetic practitioner has all the answers you need based on up to date researched medical information, which is all for your well-being and safety.

Should you consider pricing when choosing an aesthetic practitioner?

When undergoing facial aesthetics treatments with an aesthetic practitioner, you are not just paying for the product alone. You pay for the level of experience, clinical advice and administration, professionalism, safety, on-going care and accountability.  Cost should not be the only consideration, as there are other more medically important factors that should come first.

However, the cheapest cosmetic treatments will always be the cheapest for a reason. In other words, the aesthetic practitioner is unlikely to be using the best products and / or the most qualified.  On the other hand, don’t automatically assume the most expensive will be the best.  This can also be an expensive mistake to make if you do not achieve a great result. We’ll say it again: research is key.

Whilst some of the above might seem a little far-fetched, unfortunately we speak from experience. Clients we have helped in the past have often experienced these issues from not choosing the right aesthetic practitioner due to a lack of research.  We would never want you to be the next person walking through our door due to a bad experience elsewhere.  At Austin Brewer in Bournemouth, we want you to have your facial aesthetics treatment done to the highest quality first time.

To receive further advice and to find out more about our professional and specialist facial aesthetics services, such as lip fillers in Poole and Botox® at our Austin Brewer skin clinic, call us on 07823 883888 and we will be happy to assist you. We also offer all patients a free consultation.

3 Ways You Can Contour & Slim Your Face and Jaw Using Fillers

Contour & Slim your face…

Celebrities, make-up artists and social media influencers have been using tricks to contour & slim their clients faces for years.  To enhance and create a more flattering facial appearance.  You can contour & slim your face by using a combination of concealer, bronzer and highlighter.  Most importantly contouring can give the illusion of prominent cheekbones, a slimmer nose and a more defined jawline.  Although this makeup process can achieve good results, it requires a lot of skill, product and time.  However, why not contour and slim your face so you always look naturally radiant.  So you don’t need access to the world’s top makeup artists in the morning!.

A much more effective alternative is using dermal fillers to contour and slim your face to emphasise your facial features.  Facial fillers provide definition and therefore contour your features without the need for heavy makeup or plastic surgery.
Interested in finding out more? Read on to discover three ways you can contour your face with fillers:

Define your jawline

Firstly genetics will play a huge part in whether you have a defined jawline.  If your jawbone is closer to your neck, it can appear less defined.  Age can also play a part in a changing jawline.  But the effects of ageing can be reduced without the need for invasive surgery.  If you’re unhappy with your current jawline, facial remodelling using dermal fillers may therefore be a suitable option for you.

If your jawline is sagging, by using dermal fillers to the surrounding and specific areas, excess skin can lift and add volume, filling out any drooping areas.  Austin Brewer who is a skilled and artistic facial aesthetic practitioner can sculpt and shape the jawline by adding dermal filler into these key areas.

If you have dimples or lines on or around your chin and jawline, these too can be filled with chin and jaw fillers by adding volume to any skin indents.  The results are immediate and can help restore a fresh and youthful appearance.
Fillers can be applied to help even out shape and define the lower half of your face for a more balanced appearance. They can also soften jowls and correct the appearance of your side profile.

Slimmer nose

Non-surgical facial remodelling can also be used to give the appearance of a slimmer nose.  Fillers can also even out any lumps and bumps on your nose too!

If you don’t want to commit to plastic surgery, would like a bump in your nose straightened out, or would like it to appear slender, this can be achieved using dermal fillers.  Dermal fillers are a great option for patients who would just like a small correction without surgery.  Reshaping can be achieved quickly and comfortably and is therefore becoming a popular alternative to rhinoplasty.

Highlight your cheekbones

For patients who are wishing to enhance the appearance of their cheekbones.  This simple dermal filler treatment alone certainly can make a huge difference to your face shape and confidence.  Dermal fillers add volume to sunken areas and as a result create beautifully contoured cheekbones.

Non-surgical facial remodelling can perfect facial proportions and enhance natural beauty.  Austin Brewer only uses 100% hyaluronic acid-based fillers which are highly biocompatible.

Treatments are mostly painless and are injected using an ultra-thin needle.  Sometimes patients will feel a slight discomfort, but this subsequently fades soon after the application.

Would like help achieving your desired look without the hassle of makeup application?.  Find out more and make an appointment for a free consultation.  Contact Austin Brewer directly on 07823 883888. Austin Brewer’s clinic is based in Bournemouth and Austin has over 25 years’ experience in the medical profession. Book your free skin consultation in Bournemouth today.

How a Non-Surgical Nose Job Can Transform Your Look

Non-surgical nose jobs are becoming more and more popular and it’s easy to understand why.  Results are seen instantly, it’s more affordable than rhinoplasty and the recovery time is minimal.  If you’ve always wanted to tweak your nose shape to enhance your overall look, then read on and discover why a non-surgical nose job will be the best option for you.

Why is a non-surgical nose job better?

Many people have concerns about going under the knife as plastic surgery is extremely invasive.  Surgery needs plenty of downtime and requires an anesthetic.  If you prefer not to have permanent surgery, a non-surgical nose job may be more appealing.  Treatment is less risky and has fewer side effects.

The results are immediately noticeable and the recovery time is faster.  Initially, you may notice some swelling but this is temporary.  Any swelling generally settles down after 24 hours.

Almost all of us have seen a rhinoplasty that looks unconvincing, but non-surgical nose jobs give a natural appearance.

How does it work?

Dermal fillers are injected to specific areas to provide balance or to accentuate your nose shape.  The facial fillers used to even out bumps and create a straight line.  If your main concern is that your nose is too wide, filler can also be inserted into the end of your nose to lift the tip and give the appearance of a thinner shape.

How long will the results last?

One of the key benefits of this non-surgical procedure is the effects aren’t permanent.  Your results will last between six and eighteen months.  This time frame varies patient to patient as different volumes of fillers can be used to reach the desired look.

Why should I choose Austin Brewer?

Austin Brewer is a highly qualified facial aesthetic practitioner with over 25 years experience in the medical profession. An expert in his field, Austin, as a leading practitioner, believes in keeping up-to-date with current innovations and training in the facial aesthetics industry.

The clinic only uses high quality dermal fillers, including those from world-renowned brands such as Juvéderm. They are 100% hyaluronic acid based and are highly biocompatible – which means the fillers are not toxic or harmful to your body.  All treatments and consultations are with Austin himself, so there’s no concern having to  see multiple practitioners.

Austin Brewer’s facial aesthetics clinic is located in Bournemouth. If you would like to book a completely free skin consultation, you can contact Austin directly on 07823 883888.

What’s The Difference Between At Home And Professional Chemical Peel In Bournemouth?

A Professional chemical skin peel in Bournemouth is best left in the hands of the professionals.  With an influx of at-home skin peels on the market, you may be tempted to try and see what the fuss is about. If you are thinking about trying a chemical skin peel, read why a one-size-fits-all, over-the-counter option may not be the best for you:

At home skin peels are not as effective

Chemical peels are substances applied to the face to diminish the appearance of ace scars, sun damage, fine line and more. At home peels, or ‘superficial peels’ usually contain a light glycolic or salicylic acid. This weak concentration may mean it is safe enough to sell over the counter but will only have a very minimal impact on the skin’s surface.

Professional peels, or ‘in-office peels’ ten to contain stronger components. Trichloroacetic acid is a stronger ‘medium depth’ peel, ideal for rejuvenating deeper layers of the skin. Phenol is used as a deep peel to treat more serious signs of ageing and wrinkles.

A Professional chemical skin peel in Bournemouth is bespoke

Unlike at home peels, professional facial peels are tailored to your skin by a medical professional. At our skin clinic in Bournemouth, Austin Brewer will create a personal cosmetic treatment plan, depending on your skin type and the results you wish to achieve. The type of peel and concentration of chemicals used will be augmented to give you the healthy, youthful skin you desire.

Professional skin peels are safer

Chemical peels have come a long way in the past ten years. Now you can have a safe facial peel by an experienced professional with only minimal possible peels or redness. These effects will fade in just a few hours.
If you choose to buy a home peel, consider the ingredient carefully. Selecting the wrong type of skin peel for your skin could cause irritation or allergic reaction. If you are unsure, consult an aesthetic practitioner.

Book your Professional peel today

Want to know more about our professional chemical skin peel and dermal fillers in Bournemouth? Contact Austin Brewer on 07823 88388 to book a free skin consultation today.

Surgery Or Non-Surgical Facelift – Which Is Best For You?

Non surgical facelifts are ideal if you’re looking for a way to revitalise, refresh and enhance. Looking at your facial aesthetics desires you may have thought about having a facelift. With so many cosmetic treatments available, such as facelifts and facial remodeling, we look at what option would be best for you.

Surgical facelifts

A surgical facelift is designed to give you a more youthful appearance by reducing sagging skin. Carried out under general anesthetic, the surgeon will make incisions into the skin, pull it upwards and then stitch it into its new position. It usually takes around two to three hours to perform, and most patients will stay overnight. It can take up to nine months to recover and you may need to take some time off work. As with any type of surgery, there are possible risks. If you take blood-thinning medications or have a condition which prevents blood clotting, you would not be able to have a surgical facelift. It is also not recommended for smokers as you may have reduced wound healing capabilities.

Non-surgical facelifts

A non-surgical facelift allows you to alter the look of specific areas of your face using dermal fillers. Eliminating the need to go under the knife, this quick procedure provides instant results and has a recovery time of just 24-hours.
There is minimal risk compared to surgery, as there is no need for anesthetic. It is a much more cost-effective way of achieving that smooth and even complexion. As results last between six and eighteen months there is no long-term commitment.
Facial fillers also help to reverse the signs of aging by increasing the volume and ‘plumpness’ of the skin’s texture. The added volume gives your complexion a youthful softness. In contrast, surgery will simply stretch the skin out, which can leave you with a hollow and sunken appearance.

Non-surgical nose job

A non-surgical nose job works in the same way as a non-surgical facelift. If you are looking to straighten your nose, fillers can be inserted to even out any bumps. If you want a thinner nose, filler can be applied to the tip to create that illusion.

8 Point Face Lift

MD Codes are used to guide the points where fillers should be inserted to complement the natural contours of your face. It mimics the look of a surgical facelift but eliminates the lengthy recovery process and unsightly scars.
If you would like more information about our cosmetic treatments, including our new Juvéderm Volite skin booster treatment, call Austin Brewer today on 07823 883888 to book your free skin consultation.

Where To Get The Best Botox In Bournemouth?

Thinking about Botox? If you are starting your wrinkle treatment research, you know there are lots of providers to choose from. Read our expert advice on where you should get Botox in Bournemouth for safe, reliable and natural-looking results.

High Street Botox

There has been a recent surge of Botox wrinkle treatments available on the high street. Now even national high street retailers have announced plans to perform Botox in their stores. But there are many safety concerns over this type of ‘casual beauty treatment’. Unlike eyebrow threading or waxing, Botox requires a safe, sterile consultation room. It is also essential that Botox is performed by a qualified and experienced professional. Before you are tempted by cheap prices, do your research to find a reputable company. Consult previous customer testimonials to get a good idea of how safe their practises are.

Botox Parties

At our skin clinic in Bournemouth, we strongly advise against Botox parties for the following reasons:

• Botox parties are commonly held in private homes, away from safe regulation.
• Guests are often encouraged to try wrinkle treatments without any formal or professional consultation beforehand.
• The treatments are often performed by beauticians, rather than qualified professionals.

If you choose to attend a Botox party, be wary of any legal waiver you are asked to sign. If any complication occurs, your beautician may not be held responsible. This means you may have to visit a professional clinic or hospital if you suffer from an abscess or infection from unprofessionally administered dermal fillers.

Aesthetic Practitioners

The safest place to get Botox in Poole and Bournemouth are from a reputable skin clinic. Austin Brewer is fully qualified aesthetic practitioner with years of experience.

If you would like more information about our cosmetic treatments, including our new Juvéderm Volite skin booster treatment, call Austin Brewer today on 07823 883888 to book your free skin consultation.