Chances are you have probably heard of botox treatment, the miraculous “cure” for fine lines and wrinkles that everyone is talking about. But how does it work, how long does it last, and what exactly can it be used for?

What is Botox?

Similar to dermal fillers, Botox is the name for a substance that is injected into skin. It is known to have an inhibiting effect on muscle movement, and so can help to stop fine lines and wrinkles from forming or from getting worse than they are.  The term Botox actually comes from the word ‘Botulous’ which means sausage! I know that doesn’t sound that glamorous but it is because the substance we use today is related to a naturally occurring poison which can sometimes be found in meat products that have gone off. Stick with us, it’s worth it we promise!

What is Botox used for?

Botox is probably best well-known for its youthful properties, preventing fine lines from worsening and helping to give the face a youthful appearance. However, it also has some less well known uses as well – did you know, for example, that it can be injected into the armpits to help stop excessive sweating?

How does Botox work?

When Botox is used in the face for cosmetic reasons, it blocks the nerve signals to certain muscles which relaxes them, and this in turn helps to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the skin.

What does the treatment involve?

Again, it is a series of injections to the face, and so it usually takes around 35 to 45 minutes. You may experience some slight bruising or swelling after treatment, but this should go down within 24 hours and in the meantime can be disguised with make-up.

Who should have this treatment?

This treatment is ideal for a wide variety of patients, especially those with fine lines and wrinkles. It can be really useful in improving the look of crow’s feet and frown lines for a period of time, but it will need to be topped up regularly to ensure a consistent result.

How long does Botox last?

Botox has a freezing effect on muscles that tends to last between 4 to 6 months. After the treatment you should be able to see results within an hour, with the main result being visible after about a week.

For more information on Botox or any of our other facial treatments, such as a brow lift, please call the team today on 0161 486 0743.




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Dermal Fillers Manchester: A Guide

by on May 21, 2018 | Posted in blog

One of the most popular treatments we offer here at Cheadle Facial Aesthetics is cosmetic dermal fillers.  But what are dermal fillers Manchester, and what areas can they be used to treat?

What are dermal fillers?

At around the age of 25, our body stops producing collagen and elastin, and these are the two compounds within our body which keep the skin elastic and the tissue underneath it nice and firm. Our skin therefore becomes not only drier and thinner, but lines and wrinkles also start to appear.

Dermal fillers are a substance (usually a naturally occurring acid) which is injected into the face in order to correct such facial imperfections which are caused by aging, and they can also be used to enhance your existing beauty, similarly to botox Manchester,  by being injected into your cheeks, lips and chin.

What areas can be treated with dermal fillers?

  • Acne scars
  • Cheeks
  • Crow’s feet (at the corner of the eye)
  • Forehead lines
  • Frown lines (between your eyebrows)
  • Hands
  • Lips
  • Lines around the mouth
  • Nasolabial lines (from the corner of your mouth to the chin)

What does the treatment involve?

The dermal filler treatment usually takes between 35 and 45 minutes and consists of a series of small injections in certain places on the face. As with any treatment which involves injections there may be some slight swelling or bruising afterwards, but this should soon go down. In the meantime, you should be able to cover it with make-up.

How long do dermal fillers last?

It varies according to the type of filler used and how your body reacts to it, but they usually last somewhere between 6 to 12 months.

What type of filler should I use?

There are many different types of dermal filler available, and we will advise you of the best one for you once we have discussed with you the effect you want to create on your face, your existing appearance and your skin.  All the dermal fillers we use are made from hyaluronic acid, which is naturally occurring, non-animal and fully biodegradable.

Who is this treatment best for?

Facial fillers like this are used on a variety of people’s faces, and they tend to be focused on reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles We have had some clients who have a high impact lifestyle, such as those who run a lot, and they like the way that the fillers add volume back to their face. This treatment is suitable, therefore, for everyone who wants a brighter and fresher appearance.

For more information on facial fillers or any of our other facial aesthetics treatments, please call the friendly team today on 0161 485 7376.




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Guide to Facial Aesthetics Manchester

by on May 14, 2018 | Posted in blog

As we start to get older, we can often see changes in our skin tone and smoothness – although these changes can also be caused by the environment and other lifestyle factors. It may be that when we look at ourselves in the mirror that we are unhappy with what we see happening to our faces, and this is where facial aesthetics Manchester comes in. Facial Aesthetics is the name given to non-surgical treatments that are used to define certain facial features (such as lips and brows) and soften others (such as fine lines and wrinkles). But what do these treatments involve?

Botox Injections

One of our most popular facial treatments is botox Cheadle. Botox (or Botulinum toxin) is an injection that is often used to relax facial muscles and so it can make crow’s feet and frown lines much less obvious. You don’t need any anesthetic for this treatment, all that happens is your skin is cleaned and then we inject the Botox into the areas of your face that you want to be treated – usually through a course of small injections in various points on the face over the course of a few minutes. You won’t see a difference straight away, it usually takes around 3 to 5 days for the injections to take effect, and sometimes it can take up to 2 weeks to see the full effect. Botox injections tend to last about 4 to 6 months, and then you will just need to have regular follow up injections in order to maintain the look you desire

Dermal Fillers

A facial treatment that can be used in conjunction with Botox, dermal fillers are injections that are also used to fill out creases and wrinkles in the skin. They are also often used to increase the definition of and volume in areas such as cheeks and lips. There are lots of different types of fillers available, and the effects of them can last up to 2 years if done correctly.

Brow Lift

Again, as we get older we may start to suffer from a slight sag in the eyebrow area, which can make the eyes look dark and deep set. The brow lift service that we offer is a non-surgical alternative to the more traditional brow lift and involves a series of injections being placed into the muscles above the eye area that control the brow. This tends to naturally lift the brow, with the added benefit of smoothing away any small lines and wrinkles as well.

Lip Enhancement

The lips are one of the most integral parts of facial beauty, and so it should come as no surprise that many ladies want plumper lips. Our non-surgical lip-plumping treatments aim to give both definition and volume to thinner lips and can really give ladies (or gentlemen) much greater confidence in how they look.

For more information on any of our services, including brow lift Manchester, please call the friendly team today on 0161 485 7376 or by using the contact us form on our website.




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