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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

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.

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.

Why Book A Skin Consultation?

Skin care and wrinkle treatments can vary widely. From pricey skin creams to a variety of dermal fillers, it’s easy to get confused. A skin consultation is a great way to learn about your skin type and discover the best treatment to resolve any concerns you have about your appearance. Read on to learn the benefits of booking a free skin care consultation with Austin Brewer today.

Everyone’s skin is different

What works wonders for one person may be the wrong thing for another. By booking a consultation at a professional skin clinic in Bournemouth you can receive a full assessment of your skin type by a qualified aesthetic practitioner. Your aesthetician will examine your complexion for signs of any skin conditions and future problems.

Personal Recommendations for your skin

Your aesthetician will ask you for information about what skin care products you are using and any history of non-surgical wrinkle treatments you may have had in the past. At our skin clinic, Austin will discuss what changes you would like to alter your look. With years of experience, Austin will advise you with a personalised treatment plan, according to your budget, to help you achieve amazing results. If you are thinking about Botox, call us about booking a free Botox® consultation. We can suggest recommendations for a tailored 8 point facelift using the innovative MD code system.

It’s Free!

At Austin Brewer, we do not charge for initial consultations. Your free skin consultation does not require any obligations from you. You will meet no other practitioners. Your consultation and treatments will all be performed by Austin himself. So what have you got to lose?

If you want to discuss dermal fillers, lip fillers or Botox in Poole, call our skin clinic today and book your free skin consultation today on 07823 883888.

When Is The Best Time To Start Botox?

So, when is the best time to start Botox?.  We all know the basics of good skin care. Avoid smoking, sunbathing, get your eight hours of beauty sleep, ect. But lifestyle habits can have a varied effect on your skin depending on your age. Drinking a few too many cocktails in the sun will have less damaging effect on a twenty-year-old than a fifty year old. So when should you start thinking about wrinkle treatments?

Botox In Your Twenties

“Preventative Botox” is becoming more and more popular with young women. Many women in their twenties are having Botox in Bournemouth to reduce the risk of wrinkles and lines forming too deeply in future. This may be a good idea for those who are noticing faint lines from squinting or frowning. Early Botox is also recommended for twenty-somethings who regularly sunbathe or smoke.

Botox In Your Thirties

Your thirties are normally when most people start to see noticeable wrinkles and lines. Women who have started their own family (and suffering from lack of sleep!) may be more susceptible to early wrinkles. Similarly, stress, smoking and sun rays will start to cause more damage to the skin than before. This is a good time to start Botox wrinkle treatments to prevent permanent deep lines.

Botox In Your Forties

At forty, most women will begin to form prominent crow’s feet and frown lines. Botox can be applied to these target areas to rejuvenate the skin and take years off you! This is also a good time to start chemical peels in Bournemouth, which stimulate collagen production and reduce the signs of aging.

Botox In Your Fifties

By the time women hit fifty, deep lines have formed around the eyes and mouth. The face may have also lost volume and elasticity. We recommend using a combination of Botox for pronounced lines and dermal fillers to bring back a youthful volume and glow to your complexion.

Botox In Your Sixties

Botox is for everyone and it’s never too late. Botox is an ideal option for mature women who don’t wish to under-go cosmetic surgery but want to improve their appearance. Although Botox alone may not make you look twenty one again, they can be combined with a dermal filler 8 point facelift to achieve a fresh, younger look.

Hopefully this helps answer “when is the best time to start Botox” If you would further information or would like to try Botox or lip fillers, contact us at our Austin Brewer skin clinic in Bournemouth on 07823 883 888 and book your free skin consultation.

What is a liquid facelift?

What is a liquid facelift? Here at Austin Brewer we can offer an all round solution that’s better than a cream but less drastic than going under the knife.  Despite the claims of beauty creams, products and lotion, no external moisturiser will truly eradicate wrinkles. However, not everyone is willing to go under the knife to achieve a youthful look. Luckily, there is a solution. Read on to discover why ‘liquid facelifts’ are the ideal solution for non-surgical, effective results.

How does a liquid facelift work?

A ‘liquid facelift’ uses dermal fillers and Botox®, strategically inserted into specific areas of the face to emulate the results of a surgical facelift. Dermal fillers contain biocompatible hyaluronic acid to moisturise the skin and boost skin tone. Botox is made from Botulinum Toxin Type A, an intensely purified protein, the relax the muscle area. Both are used together to diminish the appearance of wrinkles and sagging to create a natural-looking, youthful result.

How long do the results last?

The results of a liquid face lift can last anywhere between one to two years. The length of the results may depend on which areas of the face are targeted. The effects of a liquid facelift can be seen almost instantly after the cosmetic treatment after any mild swelling has dissipated after 24 hours.

What if I don’t want Botox?

If you are interested in the idea of a liquid facelift but not sure if you are ready for Botox or perhaps you simply don’t need it just yet. Talk to your aesthetic practitioner about an 8-point facelift. This is similar to a liquid facelift but uses only dermal fillers. The facial fillers are inserted into specific areas of the face as outlined by the MD code system.

Where can I get a liquid facelift?

For natural and reliable results, consult a qualified and experienced aesthetic practitioner. Austin Brewer has over 25 years of experience producing wrinkle treatments with outstanding results.

To learn more about dermal fillers or lip fillers in Bournemouth, contact Austin Brewer today on 07823 88388. Book your free skin consultation at our skin clinic in Bournemouth now.

What is an 8 Point Facelift?

The new 8 Point facelift is a hot topic amongst beauty bloggers right now.  With it’s significant but natural effects, it’s clear to see why.  Even those who swore they would never touch a needle are trying this new non-surgical face lift. We explain how the eight point face lift system is different and why you should try it.

You may be hesitant to try Botox in Bournemouth or dermal fillers after seeing the ‘frozen face’ results from inexperienced practitioners.  MD codes are different.  The innovative 8 point facelift takes any unpredictable guesswork out of the equation.  Dr Maio’s dermal filler system instructs aesthetic practitioners where to inject fillers to create specific changes or movement in the face.  MD codes in the 8 point facelift also provide detailed recommendations of the correct amount of filler to use.  This prevents any risk of puffy ‘pillow face’ effects.

What do MD Codes do?

The main aim of MD codes is to reverse signs of gravity and ageing.  Dermal fillers are applied to tighten areas of the face which is starting to sag or plump areas that need more volume.
Some common areas include:

• Lifting cheekbones
• Reduce lines from the nose to the mouth
• Add symmetry
• Plump hollow areas under the eyes

This system only uses the minimal number of injections to create a youthful and natural look appearance.

Does the 8 point facelift hurt?

You may experience a slight stinging in the areas being treated. However, the fillers are applied with an ultra-thin needle, similar to lip fillers, so the discomfort is minimal.  There is also lidocaine in the fillers.  So any minimal pain or discomfort will soon fade soon after the treatment is complete.

How long does a 8 point facelift last?

This cosmetic treatment procedure only takes between 45 mins to 1 hour to complete.  As each treatment is bespoke to the individual some procedures may not need fillers in all 8 points.

The stunning results of the 8 point face lift system can last up to 18 months.  Length of results may vary depending on the type of dermal filler use and the areas which are treated.

Would you like to know more about our cosmetic treatments, including Botox for medical uses or chemical skin peels? Call Austin Brewer at our aesthetic practitioner clinic today on 07823 883 888 to book your free skin consultation.

How does Botox treat depression?

When you are feeling down, it can be clearly seen in your facial expression. Many of us have childhood memories being told to ‘turn a frown upside down’, but can your facial expression affect how you feel?

Physical ways Botox can help depression

How can you use Botox® for depression? A study published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research tested subjects with Botox® injected into the facial areas most commonly connected to low mood. The subjects were suffering from long-term depression but unconcerned with how they looked. Many of them claimed they never would have considered Botox® to improve their appearance. The research concluded that Botox® still improved the mood of the test subjects. This is because the injection of botulinum toxin relaxed the ‘frowning’ muscles and reduces the negative emotional signals transmitted to the brain.

Psychological ways Botox  treats depression

So, we understand Botox® in Bournemouth helps alleviate depression physically but what about psychologically? How we feel about our physical appearance can have a significant effect on our self-esteem. Most people will confirm that when they look good, they feel better and more confident. We find many of our clients feel Botox® smooths out their insecurities (as well as their wrinkles!). If you are feeling self-conscious about your laughter lines or those deep lines between your brows, wrinkle treatments can help reduce your concerns and feel better daily.

Botox® in Bournemouth

Whether you want to treat the physical or psychological symptoms of depression, start your journey with Botox® in Poole now. Austin Brewer is a professional aesthetic practitioner, who has many years’ experience in performing cosmetic treatments. Every patient is put completely at ease before treatment. You can enjoy the benefits of beautifully smooth skin for up to approximately 3 months.

Want to find out more about our cosmetic treatments, such as dermal fillers and lip fillers in Poole? Contact Austin Brewer today on 07823 88388 to arrange a free skin consultation.

Are Botox Injections safe?

Botox has had a varied reputation over the years. From the initial health scares when Botox was first introduced as a cosmetic treatment, most people now accept that Botox is a safe way to treat wrinkles. Are botox injections safe?.  If you have any lingering concerns about the safety of Botox, let us put your mind at ease.

Botox for medical conditions

Years before Botox was used for cosmetic treatments, it was originally used in the medical profession to treat muscle spasms, eyelid tics and underarm sweating.  There is a long history of Botox safety.

Despite media scares and word-of-mouth rumours, Botox has a long and safe history. According to a 2005 study, there have only been 36 cases of adverse effects to Botox from 1989 to 2003, and 13 of those patients had previous medical conditions that may have caused the issues. The treatment has been approved as safe by governmental regulation bodies in over 80 countries across the globe.

Minor side effects

Botox can have minor side effects for a small minority of people. These include a slight bruising or skin discolouration.

Find a reputable aesthetic practitioner

Although Botox is now commonplace, it is important to remember that Botox is a prescription-only product. Botox injections should only ever be prescribed and performed by a qualified aesthetic practitioner, doctor, nurse, dentist.  So when you ask “are botox injections safe?” And are considering Botox, or any other Botox treatment, take time to find a trustworthy and reputable aesthetic practitioner such as Austin Brewer.

Book a skin consultation first

Always have a face-to-face skin consultation before using Botox. Discuss with your practitioner your medical history and the reasons you would like the treatment. Your practitioner should discuss how the treatment works and any minor side effects that may occur.

Are you looking for dermal fillers or Botox in Bournemouth? Book your free skin consultation with Austin Brewer or call us on 07823 883888.

Botox vs Dermal Fillers: which is best for you?

If you have heard the term Botox vs dermal fillers, you will know that both treatments reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. But what is the difference between the two? Read on the discover how these treatments vary and which is best for you.

Botox vs Dermal fillers – what’s the difference?

Botox is the brand name for a specific type of wrinkle treatment using an intensely purified protein. This protein is injected into the muscle to relax the area and diminish the surrounding muscle activity. Botox is a great tool for targeting specific lines, such as frown lines or crows feet.

Dermal fillers work by replenishing the natural level of hyaluronic acid in the face, which decreases as we get older. Hyaluronic acid supports the skin and can be injected into the face to ‘plump’ out lines and wrinkles. This is a great method to add volume to certain parts of the face, which may have sunk due to natural aging or a high impact lifestyle. Hyaluronic acid is also the key ingredient in lip fillers in Bournemouth.

What does each treatment involve?

Both treatments are injected into the target areas with a small needle. This may result in minimal swelling or bruising (but can easily be covered with make-up, if you wish). The side effects for both treatments will soon go, usually within 24 hours. Although you may feel a little discomfort, neither Botox or dermal fillers are painful procedures.

How long do they last?

The results from Botox treatment usually lasts up to three months, but this may vary from patient to patient. The effects of dermal fillers can last up to 18 months, depending on the volume of the dermal fillers used.

If you are interested in learning more about Botox in Bournemouth or any other wrinkle treatments available from Austin Brewer, book your free skin consultation today or call us on 07823 883888

Your top questions about chemical peels answered

A chemical peel can do wonders to improve and brighten your complexion. Here your top questions about chemical peels answered .  Learn about face peels and what results you can expect.

How do chemical peels work?

A chemical solution is applied to the face, exfoliating the skin, causing it to peel off. The exfoliated surface cells improve the skin’s pigmentation and smooths the surface texture of the face.
Chemical peels also increase the production of collagen, which reduces the appearance of wrinkles, leaving your complexion looking younger and glowing!

If you are prone to acne, skin peels can help reduce your breakouts and signs of scarring, giving you a beautifully even skin tone. If you are interested in other effective remedies for acne scarring, read more about dermaroller skin needling treatments in Bournemouth.

Do chemical peels hurt?

The idea that chemical peels are painful is a common misconception. Although your skin may feel warm and tingly, you should not experience any pain or discomfort. However, a chemical peel may make your skin temporarily more sensitive to the sun. Be sure to protect your skin from UV rays for the first few days after treatment.

How long do the effects of a face peel last?

The results of a face peel may vary depending on your personalised treatment. For the best results, we recommend between 4 and 6 sessions, with a 2 week break in between. You can repeat the treatment twice a year for ongoing, glowing skin.

How much do chemical peels cost?

Medical grade skin peels with Austin Brewer start from £85 per treatment.

Where can I get a chemical peel?

You don’t have to travel far to find an experienced and professional skin clinic. Austin Brewer is a facial aesthetic practitioner who specialises in chemical peels in Bournemouth.

So there you have it, your top questions about chemical peels answered.  If you want to know more about cosmetic treatments available from Austin Brewer, including Lip fillers in Poole, please click here to book a free skin consultation or call on 07823 883888 now.

Austin Brewer on UK Talk Radio: The Ageing Process

Austin Brewer, facial aesthetic practitioner in Bournemouth.  Appearing on UK Talk Radio to discuss the impact of the ageing process and the various cosmetic treatments available.

With increasing pressure from magazines and tabloids to look younger.  More men and women are seeking cosmetic treatments to reduce the signs of ageing. Whether it’s to feel more confident in a job or to have a fresh-faced look, we feel that a youthful appearance is a sign of beauty.

What happens to the face as we grow older?

As we grow older our bodies stop producing collagen and elastin, making our face less voluminous.  Gravity takes its toll and ultimately our skin sags, which can become quite noticeable.  Up to 10 years ago, people chose facelifts as the ideal treatment.  Yet the recovery time for this surgical procedure has led to a search for less invasive cosmetic treatments, such as facial fillers.  Austin Brewer says, “‘Facelifts have had their time now.  What we’re looking at now is putting that volume back in to somebody’s face.  Giving them that youthful appearance to make them look like they did without having to use a facelift.  It’s not about pulling it up its about putting the volume back in’.

Facelifts can result in quite drastic changes to the face shape.  Whereas less invasive cosmetic treatments such as facial fillers can provide a much more natural look.

What are the psychological effects of looking younger?

Psychologically, no one wants to look older, and your appearance impacts your self-esteem. By using facial fillers to look younger in your face, this will mirror your confidence and ultimately makes you feel happier!

What are some ways to achieve a more youthful complexion?

Volumisation of the face can be executed with facial fillers.  Older facial fillers only penetrate the layer beneath the skin.  Whereas Juvéderm infiltrates deep under the fatty layer and are different to other hyaluronic based fillers, as they emulate and grow the existing collagen at the same time.

Which areas of the face would you use dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers can be used to rewind the ageing process in many areas of the face but are most commonly applied to the cheeks, jawlines and the corners of your mouth.  It is also used in noses, foreheads for an overall effect of plumper skin. Dermal fillers produce immediate results and are clinically the longest lasting filler available today.

How often would need to top up dermal fillers?

Regular facial filler top ups are needed every 4-6 months, whereas Juvéderm fillers can last up to 18 months, depending a few factors, including the area treated.

Book a free consultation with Austin Brewer for dermal fillers in Bournemouth. Austin Brewer is a qualified facial aesthetic practitioner with all the required medical and professional qualifications with over 25 years’ experience. Listen to Austin on another episode of Talk Radio here.

How to treat lines and wrinkles

Do you feel self-conscious about your lines and wrinkles? If you have tried countless creams but are not happy with the results, we have a range of cosmetic treatments that provide instant, seamless results. With many years of experience in the industry and numerous accreditations, Austin Brewer knows how to treat lines and wrinkles and has rejuvenated the skin of many patients. Make your lines and wrinkles a thing of the past with Austin Brewer’s wrinkle treatments including Botox® in Bournemouth:

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Botox® is a great wrinkle smoothing treatment.  It can be used to treat a range of areas including the forehead, around the eyes, jaw line, chin and more.

When Botox® is injected into the desired area; it will relax the intended muscles and prevent them from contracting, therefore stopping the wrinkle from reforming. The effects of our Botox®  treatments will last up to 3 months. Book a free consultation for Botox® in Bournemouth today.

Fill the lines with dermal fillers

Dermal fillers are a biocompatible facial filler solution that will boost your skin tone. Hyaluronic acid is present in the skin, but these levels decrease with age causing skin to become fragile and dried-out.  All dermal fillers in Bournemouth by Austin Brewer are 100% hyaluronic acid based.  If you want plump lips and they lack definition, then we also provide an excellent lip fillers treatment.

Dermal fillers will help to boost your skin tone and can treat the following areas:

  • Face
  • Lips
  • Neckline
  • Neck
  • Hands

Refresh your skin with skin needling

With little downtime and great results, our skin needling treatment has become a popular wrinkle treatment amongst many patients. Skin needling induces the skin’s self-repair mechanism by stimulating micro-injuries that trigger production of collagen within the affected areas.

Once treatment has been completed, your skin will be sensitive and may feel a little tight but after 48 hours and your skin has healed, you will notice the difference. We recommend a course of skin needling treatments for maximum benefits. This will help reduce fine lines, wrinkles and skin lacking in firmness/elasticity.

We are an authorised Dermaroller® clinic, and Austin has been trained to impeccably high standards.

Book your free consultation today

Are you unsure which treatment is right for you? At Austin Brewer, we offer all patients (new and old) a free consultation to discuss your facial aesthetic requirements. Whether you’re looking for Botox®, dermal filler or lip fillers in Bournemouth, book your free consultation today and diminish those lines and wrinkles for a confident new you.

Why visit our luxury skin clinic in Bournemouth

Are you searching for a luxury skin clinic in Bournemouth?.  Established in 2004, Austin has many years of experience in the industry.  Austin Brewer has quickly established himself and has become known for delivering high-quality and natural enhancement treatments to all his clients.  To help you make your mind up, we have listed reasons why you need to visit our Bournemouth skin clinic below.

Free consultation

Whether you are a new or existing patient, we offer free consultations. During the consultation process, we will discuss your skin treatment needs and budget.

We can initially provide some advice on the phone about our skin treatments.  However, we prefer face-to-face consultations as it allows us to give a more accurate diagnosis. After the consultation, there will be no obligation to use our treatments. We always give you the opportunity to go away after your consultation and think over your options before proceeding with any treatments.

One practitioner

In many skin clinics, there is often a lack of personal touch and many patients feel they are unable to build a relationship.  This can be due to the fact they always have a different practitioner over the course of their treatment. When you visit Austin Brewer, Bournemouth’s luxury skin clinic, you will be assigned one practitioner – Austin for the duration of your treatments.

Diverse selection of skin treatments

If you want your lips to have more volume, or you want a clear complexion.  Our treatments will help you achieve your desired look. So why not view our skin treatments below:

If you are unsure what treatment is right for you, do not hesitate to contact Austin Brewer today.  We are always  more than happy to talk through your needs.

Fully qualified

Our clinic is run by Austin, who is a fully qualified and insured aesthetics practitioner. With over 30 years experience medical profession and since 2004 dedicated in skin treatments and facial aesthetics, Austin has become one of the leading practitioners in his field.

Our luxury skin clinic in Bournemouth is registered with the TYCT so you can be assured that you will receive a high-quality treatment.

Dedicated aftercare

We care about you which is why we have a great aftercare program in place. We conduct a post procedure check-up two week after your treatment to see the results, and we provide any check up free of charge for all of our treatments.

Contact us

Book your free consultation today and contact Austin Brewer for more details.