Frequently Asked Questions
Are Botox & Fillers Natural and are they Vegan?
The actual chemical Botulinum toxin (botox) is vegan, and although it use to be prepared using an egg base, this is now not the case, making it making it suitable for vegans.
Fillers are made from non-animal origin hyaluronic acid, they are also considered vegan.
Plaese note, due to both being classifed as medical products by law in some countries they would of had to be tested on animals.
Why have your Anti-Wrinkle injections with us?
Beauty Holistic Avenue has the London Cosmetic Clinic come to the salon regularly to treat their clients.
Headed by Dr Naveed Akhtar, who teaches Doctors in the lastest techquies in advance Botox, dermal filler and skin peels. Based in Harley Street and Chigwell we are privileged to have him and his team at the salon.
All doctors are GMC registered and are trained in all the latest advancements in facial enhancements.
Anti-Wrinkle Injections - What areas can be treated and how much does it cost?
1 area £195 / 2 areas £245 / 3 areas £295
Over time, the temporary wrinkles that form on your face when you move your facial muscles may become permanent. Botulinum toxin, popularly known by one of it’s trade names such as Botox, Dysport and Azzalure, is a prescribtion medicine that’s injected to relax the muscles beneath, preventing the creation of wrinkles with age.
What can be treated?
The common applications are:
Crow’s feet lines around eyes
Eye brow lifting
Droopy mouth corners
Smoking lines around the mouth
Eyebrow lifting £195.00
The London Cosmetic Clinic within Beauty Holistic Avenue offers the effective eye brow lift treatment using Botulinum toxin, commonly known as Botox injection. This procedure can also be referred to as the “brow arch procedure”. The injections can cause brow elevation and therefore can improve the shape of brow arch and position of eye brows. The brow lift treatment can be performed on all skin types and may be particularly effective for people who have naturally drooping eyelids and low-hanging eyebrows. The brow lift literally ‘lifts’ the skin tissues above and around the eyebrows so that the natural eyebrow arch is a few millimetres higher. Patients who experience mild hooding are usually suitable candidates for the procedure
A small amount of Botulinum toxin will be injected at the area between and around eyebrows to relax the muscle that pulls the eyebrows down. The result will gradually appear and final result will be achieved 2 weeks after the treatment.
Dermal Fillers - what areas can be treated and how much does it cost?
Nose to mouth lines £300
At The London Cosmetic Clinic within Beauty Holistic Avenue we offer effective treatments to improve concerns such as lines, wrinkles and folds around the mouth and lip area. The common areas of concern include smokers lines, nose to mouth lines, drooping mouth corners and marionette lines.
The ageing problems around the mouth area include:
Smoker or lipstick bleeding lines & wrinkles around the lip area
Drooping mouth corners
Marionette lines (lines that come down from the mouth corner towards the chin)
Nose to mouth lines (Nasolabial folds)
Lines and wrinkles at lower the cheek and chin area
Lip enhancements £400
Enhance the beauty of your lips with Juvederm and Restylane dermal fillers, administered by an experienced, specialist, cosmetic doctor at The London Cosmetic Clinic.
Lips are an important part of facial beauty. For many people, fuller and more sensuous lips come high on their wish list. These can be created using material naturally found in the body. A simple, safe, temporary dermal filler treatment can add volume and definition which can enhance small, thin lips. The procedure can also balance out asymmetric lips or reduce the appearance of those fine, vertical lines.
Which part of the lip can be enhanced?
Lip enhancement can be performed at many different areas of the lips :
Vermilion border or lip outline - for creating definition, width and improve lipstick bleeding lines
Lip augmentation targeting the fleshy part of the upper and lower lip – for volume, pout and fullness
Cupids bow definition – adds definition and contouring
Oral commissures or lines going down from the sides of the mouth – for a younger and happy look
Marionette lines (sad lines from corner of lips downward) – also known as puppet lines
Philtrum ridges that go from the upper lip towards the nose can be made more defined.
Perioral lines or fine vertical lines often due to smoking on the upper lip can be reduced
Chin & cheek enhancement £400
The London Cosmetic Clinic within Beauty Holistic Avenue offers dermal filler injections for cheek and chin enhancement to add definition, contour and proportion to the face. Cheek enhancements may be desirable either to improve the definition of the cheek bones or to lift the mid face as part of facial rejuvenation. This treatment can also diminish the appearance of nose to mouth lines which then gives the face a fresher, more youthful look.
What is the Anti-Wrinkle Injection Treatment Procedure?
Prior to the treatment: The doctor will medically examine you and make sure you are suitable for the procedure. Topical aesthetic may be applied to numb the area before the injection
Treatment: The Botulinum toxin will be injected precisely into the treatment areas using the same size needle as they do for babies (so very fine). The result will gradually appear and final result will be achieved 2 weeks after the treatment
Post treatment: Avoid touching, rubbing or applying make up on the treated areas for 4 hours. The procedure takes around 15 minutes to complete.
prevent those deeper, more permanent lines that appear with age. There is no long term side effects of Botulinum toxin injection reported until now.
Are there any side affects to anti-wrinkle injections?
Injection related side effects are minimal and temporary such as redness, swelling and bruising. Spreading of the Botox to the muscles nearby can be easily prevented by avoiding rubbing or massaging the treated areas for 4 hours
How long will my anti-wrinkle injection last?
On average 4-6 months. In order to achieve the best prevention of ageing lines, it is recommended to have the treatment regularly every 4 months
Will my anti-wrinkle injections make me have a frozen look?
The treatment result is really up to your preference. The doctor will discuss and tailor the treatment to what you prefer. Most patients prefer the fresh and natural look.
What will happen if I stop having my anti-wrinkle injections?
The relaxant effect of the Botulinum toxin will wear off over time and you can effectively continue or discontinue at any time that suits you. This being said regular treatment will prevent those deeper, more permanent lines that appear with age. There is no long term side effects of Botulinum toxin injection reported until now.
What will happen during my Dermal Filler appointment?
Prior the treatment: Topical anaesthetic will be applied prior the treatment to make the area numb
The procedure: Dermal filler is injected at precise locations into your skin. The doctor will then massage to smooth the product. During the procedure, you are fully awake. You will be given a mirror to hold to enable you to see the results as the doctor completes the treatment.
Post treatment: You should avoid touching or applying make up on the treated area for 6 hours in order to prevent infection. Specific post treatment instructions will be given to you on the day.
How long will my dermal filler results last?
The results are immediate and last from 6-12 months. As the results are relatively temporary, adjustments can be made as your face changes over time and you will always retain a natural look.
Are there any side effects to dermal fillers?
Side effects are rare but can include redness, swelling, and bruising at the injection site. The filler may also show up under the skin as tiny bumps. This is a problem that often improves over time.
Whats happens if I stop having dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are not permanent, and breakdown in the skin over time. Since the results are only temporary you can expect your pre-treatment wrinkles to re-appear after the effects of the fillers resolve. Since you have got accustomed to smoother skin, the re-appearance of your baseline wrinkles, may feel as though they’ve worsened. But in fact, dermal fillers cannot in any way make your wrinkles worse.