Wrinkle Reduction Treatments
What causes wrinkles?
The repetitive everyday activity of facial muscles causes the surrounding skin to become creased and folded in areas of greatest use. In addition the aging process reduces the natural production of collagen and elastin in the skin, which results in these areas of over-use becoming damaged and the lines becoming permanent.
What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is one of the trade names of botulinum toxin, used commonly as a cosmetic treatment to significantly reduce the appearance of wrinkles by reducing facial muscles’ ability to produce them.
How does BOTOX® work?
A small amount of BOTOX® is injected into the facial muscles directly under the skin where it acts to minimise the involuntary muscle contractions by inhibiting neuromuscular signal transmission. By reducing the movement of muscles in these areas, the skin stops being creased and is allowed to recover, causing the lines to soften or even fade away. In the areas treated, the muscles are temporarily inactivated (always reversible), during which time the patient can break the subconsious habit of overusing these muscles.
How long has BOTOX® been in use?
As long ago as 1978, BOTOX® was used as a treatment for patients with eye squints by weakening the overactive eye muscles. Since then, it has been used in a variety of therapeutic areas such as spasmodic neck, writer's cramp, tics, multiple sclerosis, facial spasm, Parkinson's disease and cerebal palsy, to name but a few. In more recent times the use of BOTOX® for cosmetic therapy has become more widespread.
What happens during and after the treatment?
Prior to any treatment being administered, you will undergo a consultation during which the practitioner will ask you to use certain muscles of the face to observe how they work, in order to tailor the treatment to your individual needs. Once the affected areas have been identified, an extremely fine, short needle is used to inject small amounts of Botox under the skin. As part of our aftercare service you will be provided with information and guidance in order to get the most from your treatment
The procedure takes between 5 and 10 minutes and starts to take effect between 3 and 10 days after your appointment, though this may vary slightly with some individuals. NuYu offer all clients a 2 week review to assess the treatement. The effects will normally last between 4 and 6 months, when you will start to notice an increased ability to move the muscles more freely.
Are there any side effects?
Major side effects of this treatment are extremely rare. Most people find that the injections cause only mild discomfort. Immediately after the treatment there may be mild swelling, which usually subsides in 48 hours.
If you are pregnant or a nursing mother, treatment is not recommended.
What are Dermal Fillers?
There are many different facial filler products available on the market for the reduction of lines and wrinkles each specifically engineered to treat different conditions and to provide the desired results. Our practitioners will be able to answer any questions you have regarding the options available to you during your consultation.
At NuYu London we use Juvéderm® ULTRA
What makes Juvéderm® ULTRA range of products so special?
The Juvéderm® ULTRA range of products is a line of hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers that offers customisable results proven to lasts up to 12 months. It's currently the only HA filler to include an anaesthetic that makes the experience more comfortable for you. It is also very smooth and natural looking, meaning that although people may notice a difference, they won't know you’ve had anything done!
What exactly is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance found in the body that helps to hydrate and add volume to our skin. Natural hyaluronic acid is broken down by the body in one or two days so is constantly replaced—as we age this replacement mechanism diminishes so the moisturising and plumping effects of hyaluronic acid decrease. Hyaluronic acid is used for aesthetic treatments, and has been used by doctors for injection into arthritic joints to aid movement as well as eye surgery.
How long is an appointment?
The injection process takes a mere 15-30 minutes, you’ll also need to allow time to discuss what you are hoping to achieve with your medical practitioner before treatment.
Will the procedure hurt?
The smooth consistency of the Juvéderm® ULTRA range of products allows your medical practitioner to administer it easily and smoothly. It also contains 0.3% lidocaine to reduce injection pain for a more comfortable experience.
Will I notice the difference right away?
Yes, the aesthetic results are immediate. You'll see the results as soon as your appointment is over—and no one else needs to know!
Are there any side effects?
Following injection, you may experience slight redness, swelling or bruising at the injected area. Your medical practitioner must advise on this. Please be assured that these side effects should not last and, after waiting 12 hours following treatment, can be easily covered up with your usual makeup. However, do not hesitate to get in touch with your medical practitioner in the unlikely event that these reactions last longer than a week or if you experience other side effects. All skin injection procedures carry a small risk of infection.