Non-Surgical
Treatments
BOTOX ®
BOTOX ® treatment for excessive 
sweating (Hyperhidrosis)
Dermal Fillers – including Juvederm Ultra 
& Surgiderm
Sculptra
Juvederm Hydrate for Rejuvenation 
of Hands and Décolleté

BOTOX ®

How does it work?

A few drops of BOTOX ® are injected into the muscle that creates a wrinkle. When BOTOX ® is injected into a muscle, it blocks the nerve impulse from reaching that area, and as a result the muscle weakens. As the muscle weakens, the skin overlying the muscle relaxes and the wrinkles in the skin soften and often disappear. This takes up to 14 days to take full effect.

Does it hurt?

When BOTOX ® is injected there is a minor sting for a few seconds. Once the injection is complete, there is usually no discomfort.

Where can BOTOX ® be injected?

The most common areas are:

• the frown lines between the eyebrows

• the horizontal forehead lines

• the crows feet or smile lines at the outer corner of the eyes.

Melanie is a highly experienced practitioner, and also uses BOTOX ® in other areas of the face and neck as an alternative to surgery to improve appearance. More details on these procedures, and prices can be given on consultation.

How long does a BOTOX ® treatment last?

BOTOX ® usually lasts two to four months. After several treatments the effects may begin to last longer.

How safe is BOTOX ®?

BOTOX ® has been used safely and successfully for many years to treat muscular twitches and facial paralysis. Wrinkle treatment uses only a tiny amount of BOTOX ®  with no major side effects. A minor possible side effect could be slight bruising. Other possible side effects will be explained at the consultation.

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Treatments

BOTOX ® for Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)

Treatment can be given in the following areas:

• armpits

• Forehead

• scalp

Treatment lasts for six to nine months, after which there will be a gradual return to original condition.

Again, this is a specialist area so a free consultation is required for more detail.

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Dermal Fillers

How does it work?

The product is injected into the area of the skin a few millimetres under the site of the wrinkle. This produces a lifting effect, smoothing out the wrinkle at the surface of the skin. The effect is immediate.

Does it hurt?

There is some discomfort, but the area is numbed prior to treatment to minimise this.

How long does it last?

Between six and nine months, depending on the individual, as the body naturally breaks down and absorbs the product.

What is it made of?

All Dermal Fillers that Melanie uses are biodegradable, non-animal, hyaluronic acid – a substance found naturally in the body.

Where is it used?

The main areas are:

• the crease from the nose to the corner of the mouth (naso-labial lines)

• the crease from the corner of the mouth to the side of the chin (peri-oral lines)

• lip contouring and enhancement

• the fine lines running vertically above the top lip (smokers lines)

Melanie is a highly experienced practitioner and uses Dermal Fillers in other areas of the face, as an alternative to surgery to improve appearance. She also uses Dermal Fillers to correct scarring and improve the effect of facial injury, deformity or disease. Details of more advanced procedures and prices can be given on consultation.

Are Dermal Fillers safe?

Biodegradable non-animal hyaluronic acid has been used for many years and has an excellent safety profile. There is a small risk, as with any injectable procedure, of slight bruising or swelling. There is a slight risk of infection at the site of the injection, although this is very rare as the strictest sterile procedures are used during treatment.

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Sculptra

Sculptra™ is a non-invasive injectable treatment.  It smooths out lines and wrinkles, restoring facial volume and contours just where it’s needed, giving you gradual, natural looking results which can last up to two years.

As part of the ageing process, our skin becomes thinner, losing its natural elasticity and suppleness.  Fat layers in the skins epidermis, which help to fill out the face, eventually break down, causing skin to sag and wrinkle. Sculptra’s™ main ingredient Poly-L-Lactic acid works from deep within the skins layers, stimulating the body’s own production of collagen to sculpt a smoother more youthful appearance.

Sculptra ™ facial enhancement therapy, offers a safe, discreet approach to achieving a rejuvenated appearance.  Once collagen production has been stimulated, Sculptra’s™ natural-looking results should become noticeable after approximately six weeks and can last for as long as two years. This subtle enhancement allows you to maintain your beauty secrets as there is no dramatic, instant change but rather a gradual enhancement as your appearance is plumped up slowly from within, continuing to make your skin look fresher and younger.

Sculptra ™ is suitable for anyone who would like to restore their youthful appearance and works particularly well in the cheeks or around the chin.  The main ingredient Poly-L-Lactic acid has been used in medical devices for over twenty years and is suitable for all skin types.  It has been shown to be safe and effective without the possible reactions associated with some animal derived products. 

Depending on the area to be treated, Sculptra™ has an average 45 minute treatment time, usually requiring two to four treatments 6 weeks apart depending on the individual.  After about a year, a top up can be administered for maintenance. 

Melanie has used Sculptra for many years and is an advanced level practitioner.

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Juvederm Hydrate for Rejuvenation of Hands and Décolleté

This treatment is clinically proven to effectively replenish depleted levels of hyaluronic acid in the skin to restore a natural healthy glow.  The product, Juvederm Hydrate has been specially formulated to be injected just under the surface of the skin to improve hydration, tone and elasticity.

Normally 3 treatments 2 to 4 weeks apart are required followed by top ups every 3 months.

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Clinics

Regular clinics are held at the following locations:

Call 01536 799102 or 01604 212020
Kettering and Northampton:
Clinics

Regular clinics are held at the following locations:

Call 01536 799102 or 01604 212020
Clinics at Kettering and Northampton:

TREATMENTS