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The low down on our new medical aesthetic treatments at Legs eleven!

new treatments insertWe've launched a new dimension of medical aesthetic treatments to compliment our existing bouquet of IPL hair removal, anti-ageing and slimming services.

Legs eleven will now be offering a complete range of non-surgical, advanced anti ageing solutions, performed by our consulting Doctor, Dr. Kim Prescott.

Our new specialist treatment offering includes anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, HA skin booster injections and dermal pen treatments.

Dr. Kim Prescott believes the true art of aesthetics lies in subtle enhancement and the achievement of a natural, more relaxed and rejuvenated look.

Her approach is to deliver appropriate, holistic medical aesthetic solutions tailored to individual needs, to provide natural, long-lasting results.

You can book a medical aesthetic consultation with Dr Kim at either of our Legs eleven branches to discover how you can enhance your existing beauty!

Because we have had so many enquiries from clients we asked Dr. Kim to answer the most commonly asked questions about these treatments:

ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTION

What is it?
Neuromodulators eg Botox or Dysport are used to soften the muscle action, which results in skin creases. The long-term effect is to reduce the appearance of wrinkles or prevent them from forming in the first place.

What does it treat?
They are commonly used to treat frown lines, scowl lines, forehead lines and crow’s feet. It is also useful for lifting the brows. There is increasing evidence that relaxing the muscles in the face and head can significantly improve the symptoms of tension headaches and migraines. The same injections are also used to reduce excessive sweating in the underarms, hands and forehead.

What results you can expect?
The result is a significant reduction in the appearance of those lines and wrinkles. Softening of the muscles takes 4 to 5 days to become obvious but maximal results are seen at 14 days. It is common to need a “top-up” within the first 21 days to tweak the results.

How long does it take?
The first time you have it done, an appointment will be at least an hour, but shorter thereafter as your doctor gets to know how the muscles in your face will respond to different doses and sites of injection. How long it lasts / How often you need to do it? Results very much depend on your individual response as well as the dose used. Smaller doses don’t last as long, but can give you a more natural result. Larger doses tend to last for a longer period of time, but mean less movement at first, and initially some heaviness can be felt. If you appear on camera or rely on facial expressions in your work (e.g. nursery school teachers), it is better to have more facial expression, but to do small treatments more regularly to keep muscles soft and not allow deeper lines to settle into permanent creases. If you keep your muscles soft for a longer period of time, they will naturally become smaller and less active, and if you keep your frown soft for at least 18 months, you can often break the habit of the frown that causes the creases to form. The traditional mantra is that you need to have 3 to 4 treatments in the first year, 2 to 3 in the second and only every 6 to 9 months thereafter.

DERMAL FILLERS

What is it?
Various consistencies of hyaluronic acid gel are used to treat different areas of the face. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in skin and lubricates the joints. Hyaluronic acid fillers are reversible so are the most popular forms of filler used in aesthetic medicine at present, although other types are increasingly being used for certain indications. Fat can also be used as a volumising filler, and is often offered by plastic surgeons.

What does it treat?
As we age we lose volume in certain areas of the face. There are 9 fat pads in the mid-face (such as the cheeks, under-eye area and temples), that age and move at different rates, and we lose fat and bone in other areas as well. The result is that skin becomes looser, particularly in the lower face (e.g. the lines that appear between the nose and mouth and jowls along the jawline). Restoring lost volume in the mid-face, and upper face, and tightening the skin overall are the best ways to reduce these lines. Hyaluronic acid gels range from firmer to very liquid and can also be used to restore plumpness and hydration in very creased areas.

What results you can expect?
Dermal fillers can restore natural volume and lift, enhance facial contours and fill in lines and creases, for a more youthful look. They can also be used to plump up the lips and hollows under the eyes.

How long does it take?
An appointment is usually at least an hour long. How long it lasts / How often you need to do it? The length of time the treatment lasts will depend on which filler is used. Results vary from 6 months for a very soft filler to 2 years for some of firmer, newer technology products.

SKIN BOOSTER INJECTIONS

What is it?
Using mesotherapy techniques, hyaluronic acid is used to re-hydrate and plump the skin. The micro needling action also results in induction of collagen and elastin and release of growth factors and overall skin rejuvenation. The hyaluronic acid can also be applied after a Dermapen treatment, allowing for penetration into the deeper layers of the skin.

What does it treat?
This treatment is excellent for overall skin rejuvenation, and in particular, areas of fine lines or crepey skin: under the eyes, the cheeks, the fine lines above the lip, décolleté or hands.

What results you can expect?
Improvements in fine lines and wrinkles, thickening and radiance of the skin and overall hydration, rejuvenation and firming.

How long does it take?
An appointment is usually an hour long.

How long it lasts?
Best results are achieved by doing 3 consecutive treatments a month apart.

How often do you need to do it?
A course once a year is ideal.

DERMAPEN™

What is it?
The Dermapen™ is an innovative device for doing microneedling treatments, one of the most popular skin rejuvenation techniques worldwide. Needling the skin down to the dermis, or active layer of the skin, with very fine microneedles, results in activation of the cells in the dermis and release of growth factors, along with renewed production of collagen and elastin. All treatments are done using a hyaluronic acid serum and a combination of active ingredients that penetrate deep into the dermal layer, further supporting collagen and elastin production. The depth of needling, the area to be treated and the skin concern would all determine the exact course of treatment and the products used during a particular course of treatments.

What does it treat?
Excellent treatment for all round skin rejuvenation: improvement of skin tone, texture and thickness, skin tightening, management of pigmentation, acne and acne scarring. It is also an excellent treatment for stretchmarks and post-surgical scarring.

What results you can expect?
This treatment definitely involves some downtime, with redness of the skin for between 48 hours and a few days. You can apply a medical concealer immediately after a treatment, however. Within 3 days you should experience an overall tightening of the treated area and can expect smoother, more refreshed and youthful skin.

How long does it take?
An appointment lasts up to an hour. A numbing cream is applied for at least 15 to 30 minutes prior to each treatment and the treatment time depends largely on the area to be treated.

How long it lasts?
Effects are long-lasting, and skin continues to improve for up to 3 months following a course of at least 3 full treatments. Your skin will continue to age so itis recommended to do a course of 3 to 6 treatments 4 to 6 weeks apart, followed by a treatment every 3 to 4 months to boost collagen and elastin production in the skin.

How often you need to do it?
There isn’t a specified number of treatments for a particular skin concern, but a starting course would be 3 treatments 6 weeks apart.

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