BEDFORDSHIRE
07855 609 674
LEICESTERSHIRE
07531 989 554
BEDFORDSHIRE
07855 609 674
LEICESTERSHIRE
07531 989 554
4 Times You Should Not Have Botox

4 Times You Should Not Have Botox

Wrinkle relaxing injections such as Botox, Bocouture and Azalure are an effective way to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. However, there are certain times when it isnn't appropriate to have the treatment. These are:
 
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding - Cosmetic treatments such as Botox or Dermal Fillers are contra-indicated when pregnant or breastfeeding. There have been no studies to determine the safety of injectables on the unborn child or whether it passes through breast milk. Its far better to be safe than sorry.
  • When you don't need to have it - Botox can certainly be used as a preventative to slow down the development of lines and wrinkles. However, if your skin is perfect and line free there is no reason to start having it. Legally you must be 18 years old but generally most people dont need Botox untill their late 20's or early 30's.
  • Too close to a big event - Botox takes up to 2 weeks to work effectively. So plan ahead and when you have an important event have your treatment at least 2 weeks beforehand. Then you can be certain it will be working. Also, there is always a risk of bruising, waiting a couple of weeks gives any bruises time to recover.
  • If your skin is 'saggy' or lacking in volume - Botox relaxes muscles so preventing movement. What it dosnt do is improve fullness or tighten the skin. If this is your problem then Dermal Fillers will probably be a more appropriate treatment for you.
When choosing to have any Cosmetic Treatment the consultation is probably the most important part of the process. Your practitioner will do a thorough consultation ensuring that you are given the most effective treatment for your needs. At TLC Beau-tox we offer a free consultation and all treatments are carried out by fully qualified Registered Nurses with an Aesthetic Specialist Qualification.
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Achieving a natural lip enhancement

How to achieve a natural lip enhancement

When a client comes to us wanting to have Lip Enhancement Treatment often one of the first things that they ask is how to avoid looking overdone or having a 'trout pout'. The answer is quite straightforward, the most important aspect of having cosmetic treatments is to choose the right practitioner. We have seen many examples of poorly executed lip enhancements and are often asked to correct the work of others. When looking for a practitioner always choose one who has a professional qualification, either a doctor, nurse or dentist. Ask to see examples of their work, a reputable practitioner will always take before and after pictures. Ensure that the envirionment where the procedure is carried out is clean and clinical. The least important aspect to consider is price, the market is inundated with poorly qualified practitioners offering cheap deals. Think about why they are doing this and how they can afford to do it! They very often use cheap, substandard products that give a cheap, substandard result.

To achieve a natural, aesthetically pleasing result there are a few basic rules to follow:

 
  • The lip ratio - in nature the bottom lip is always bigger than the top. In fact there is an actual ratio, for lips to look natural the bottom should be 1.6 times bigger than the top. When we alter this ratio and make the top lip bigger the lips start to look un-natural or even odd!
  • Nose to upper lip distance - The distance from the tip of the nose to the upper lip should be approx 18-20mm and the distance from the lower lip to the chin 36-40mm. when lips are over filled these ratios are distorted again leading to a bizzare appearance.
  • Avoiding a 'duck face' - We've all seen the stange lips when they protrude beyond the face! This happens when once again too much filler is added meaning that the profile becomes distorted. If you imagine a line drawn from the tip of the nose to the chin, our lips should sit behind or just touching this line.
  • Maintaining definition and a well defined cupids bow - Maintaining the shape of our lips is vital, we often see 'sausage lips', they are overfilled and loose their shape. Well enhanced lips are full but with nice definition & cupids bow. Ass we get older we also loose definition in our lips. A great way to improve this is by injecting a small amount of filler into the Vermillion Border (the tube that runs around the outside of the lips).
  • Preventing a downturned mouth - Another unfortunate sign of aging is when the mouth corners turn downwards. We can correct this with a small amount of dermal filler indected just under the corners of the mouth, we can also use Botox to relax the muscles that pull the mouth corners down 
I hope that this has helped, please stay safe and only choose a qualified medical practitioner  At TLC Beau-tox we offer a free consultation, so why not book an appointment to come along and discuss your treatment options.For an appointment in:
 
  • Leicestershire call Tracey 07531 989 554
  • Bedfordshire call Clare 07855 609 674
  • Swansea call Stephanie 07865 584 189






 
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How Regular Botox reduces the appearance of lines & wrinkles

How regular Botox injections improve the appearance of lines & wrinkles

The choice to start having Botox injections is often something that people will consider for a long time before taking the plunge. one of the common questions we are asked is whether the lines will get worse when the Botox wears off? The answer to that is no, in fact people who have regular Botox treatments find that even when the effects of the treatment has worn off and movement has returned, lines and wrinkles often do not come back as noticable as before.

The picture is a great example of this.  This client started having regular Botox injections just over a year ago and has been having the treatment every 4 - 5 months.  The top picture was taken befre the first treatment and the bottom one was taken before she had her latest treatment yesterday. The improvement in her static, horizontal forehead lines is clear to see. 

The improvement has happened because for the past 12 months she has not been moving her forehead muscles and it is movement that causes lines and wrinkles to form.

If you would like to discuss one of our treatments please get in touch.  We offer a free consultaion so that we discuss which treatment is best for you.
 
 

To book your FREE consultation:

Leicestershire - Tracey 07531 989 554
Bedfordshire -   Clare 07855609674
Swansea -         Stephanie 07865584189

 
 
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New Swansea Clinic

New Swansea Clinic

We are delighted to anounce that we are now running a Medical Aesthetic Clinic in Swansea. Our Clinic is lead by our Registered Nurse Stephanie Long RN.

The clinic is run from TWENTY 23 Beauty Ltd, Belle View Way, Swansea SA1 5BZ.

To book an appointment please contact Stephanie on 07865584189.
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