The Non-Invasive Cosmetic Treatments Rivalling Surgery in 2020

In the very early days of cosmetic treatments, those who wished to reverse the signs of ageing, or replenish lost elasticity within the skin, may have felt that the only way to achieve obvious results was to opt for a surgical procedure.

Now, however, the tables have turned, and there are many innovative non-surgical options that offer an alternative to long and potentially painful recoveries, unnecessary anaesthesia, hospital stays, and the high costs of surgery.

The best results are those that are subtle, yet palpable; they will work with your natural beauty, facial structure, and distinctive characteristics, and they will not leave you squinting into the mirror, searching for signs of improvement. You will see a change, and others will notice it without jumping to the conclusion that you have ‘had work done’.

More than ever before, patients are realising the benefits of working in ways that harmonise with the body, rather than putting it through the stress and strain of surgical procedures. For example, using gentle fillers that are made of hyaluronic acid, the main component found in human collagen, to give natural plumpness and hydrate the skin without downtime.

How Do Non-Invasive Cosmetic Treatments Work?

No two treatments work in the same way; we are able to utilise a wide array of technologies and treatments, which can be used to target particular areas of the face and body in different ways.

A number of treatments seek to enhance the body’s stores of collagen, which is naturally lost as we grow older. Some will reintroduce it into the secondary layers of skin, while others work to stimulate the body into replenishing its own stores naturally.

Here are just a few of the most successful skin tightening and revitalising treatments, anti-wrinkle treatments, and non-surgical facelift treatments of 2020 – and how they are able to compete with the world of invasive cosmetic surgery.

The HIFU Non-Surgical Facelift

HIFU, high intensity focused ultrasound, is a relatively new skin tightening technique that achieves astounding results as a non-surgical facelift for patients bothered by wrinkles, sagging, lost-elasticity, and definition around the face and neck.

Unlike a traditional, surgical facelift, HIFU does not require any cuts to be made into the skin; instead, it works by rapidly heating the layers of skin that sit beneath the surface of your face. In response, the cells begin to produce collagen and reverse the signs of ageing from within.

Initial results will be noticeable straight away, though further progress will occur in the months that follow and should last for up to eighteen months. While some patients opt for a second procedure with the HIFU device around three months after their first appointment, this is not necessary for everyone.

Any discomfort is minimal and does not require a local anaesthetic or numbing injection. Since no incisions are made, there will be no scarring or bandaging required.

HIFU Treatment Cost: £600 – £1200, depending on the area being treated.

HIFU Recovery Period: None.

Dermal Fillers

Fillers are one of the most popular non-surgical face treatments for men and women of all ages, and they can be used to reintroduce fullness, smooth out fine lines, and improve definition in every area of the face. The fillers themselves are able to mimic human collagen; they can be targeted towards specific areas and produce incredibly natural-looking results that do not shift or migrate away from the treatment area.

This is a wonderful choice for anyone looking to reintroduce a touch of plumpness into areas of the face that may have begun to take on a hollow or ‘sagging’ appearance.

Dermal fillers do dissolve over time but, depending on the area being treated, they can last for up to eighteen months before requiring a top-up procedure. What’s more, the use of dermal fillers can prompt the body to begin replenishing its own collagen, which can mean that you will see lasting improvement, even as the fillers begin to dissolve.

Dermal fillers can also be used in a ‘liquid rhinoplasty’ and can smooth out the nose’s profile to create a straighter profile, and lift the tip without creating any incisions, or damaging the cartilage in the process.

While any discomfort will be minor, you can have a numbing cream applied to the area a short while before the injections are made.

Dermal Fillers Cost: Typically between £300 – £785, depending on the amount of filler needed, and what areas of the face are being treated.

Dermal Fillers Recovery Period: 1-2 weeks for minor bruising.

Profhilo

The benefits of hyaluronic acid are well-recognised, and almost half of the hyaluronic acid that occurs naturally in your body is contained within the skin tissue, just beneath the upper layer. It is responsible for hydrating the skin and maintaining a firm, youthful, healthy appearance.

Some of the most popular facial creams and serums on the market today boast hyaluronic acid as a key ingredient. Whilst these creams claim to deliver hyaluronic acid into the skin the actual amounts reaching the important lower layers are negligible.

Profhilo involves injections to target five specific areas in the cheeks and chin area, offering an excellent way to deliver the goodness into the right layers of the skin. This moisturising injection will rejuvenate tired or sunken skin, improving texture, and restoring vitality to your face. You’ll be glowing 2 weeks after the treatment.

Unlike dermal fillers, Profhilo will diffuse beneath the skin. This process will occur shortly after the procedure has been completed and will enable the benefits to be felt across a wider area. There will be a slight recovery time as the small ‘lumps’ caused by this diffusion dissipate, but this will typically disappear within 24 hours.

Profhilo Cost: £500 for two spaced four weeks apart.

Profhilo Recovery Time: 3 – 24 hours.

The PDO Thread Lift

The collagen that we begin to lose as we pass our mid-twenties is necessary for maintaining firmness and structure within the face. By the age of thirty, this change and loss of collagen will begin to be apparent with sagging and the appearance of jowls.  PDO thread lift offers a remarkable alternative to surgery and it can reposition structures back to the more youthful days, and boost collagen within the face.

Rather than making incisions into the skin, incredibly thin threads can be inserted just beneath the surface layer to create a fine, supportive ‘mesh’ that supports the skin’s natural elasticity. It will also encourage the skin to produce more collagen as a result, creating further support.

The threads can be placed in a number of different positions, depending on the results you would like to achieve. They dissolve after around six months, but the results remain for between one year and eighteen months.

PDO Thread Lift Cost: Typically between £350 – £850, depending on the area being treated.

PDO Thread Lift Recovery Time: A week to ten days, for bruising.

Aqualyx Fat Dissolving Injections

Despite the proliferation of innovative new facial treatments, many people are left wondering whether liposuction is the only effective treatment available to shift small ‘pockets’ of fat.

Aqualyx is a gentle, non-invasive alternative to liposuction, so avoids anaesthesia and a prolonged – and potentially painful – recovery time. These injections can be performed at the clinic within 20 minutes and may be used to dissolve pockets of fat in the thighs, abdomen, arms, and the chin area.

The primary ingredient in Aqualyx, deoxycholic acid, is a naturally occurring substance capable of dissolving fat membranes and prompting those stubborn areas to break down gradually. While it may require more treatments than a single liposuction procedure, typically up to 3 sessions it will also lead to tighter, firmer results than liposuction is able to offer.

Aqualyx Cost: For the chin, £350 for the initial session. For areas of the body, £450 for the initial session. Subsequent sessions are discounted.

Aqualyx Recovery Time: One week without strenuous activity as bruising/swelling eases, and three more weeks for a complete recovery.

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Anti-Wrinkle Injections

Injections involving the botulinum toxin are incredibly popular. They can be used to target many areas within the face and neck known to suffer the most from the visible signs of ageing. It works by blocking the signals to the muscles in the face to contract, therefore reducing the ‘tug’ on the skin. Your face will feel smoother and tighter with less fine lines appearing.

Results can last for up to six months and take one to two weeks to become apparent. You won’t wake up and have a completely smooth face, the results gradually develop over 14 days giving more natural changes. Some of the most bothersome areas, such as the delicate wrinkles around the eyes and strong lines in-between the eyebrows as well as ageing muscles in the neck  (platysmal bands) can be targeted in order to effectively ‘reverse’ the signs of ageing.

The procedure itself does not require any downtime, and you can return to work immediately after, although slight bruising may occur at the site of the injection.

Anti-Wrinkle Injections Cost: Between £175- 380 depending on the area being treated.

Anti-Wrinkle Injections Recovery Time: Minimal to no recovery time needed. The results are seen at 2 weeks.

How to Find the Right Clinic

There have been many incredible innovations within the world of non-surgical face treatments and skin-tightening procedures, with revolutionary new techniques and technologies offering natural and safe results for patients.

This is fantastic news for anyone seeking an alternative to surgery, but it also means that doing your due diligence, and avoiding practitioners who have invested in the equipment – but not the extensive training necessary for producing the best results – is more important than ever before.

The right clinic for you will be one that is backed by years of experience and training, excellent results, and a great track record in performing procedures without complications.

Our practice is owned and led by Dr. Davina Wilson, who is highly respected within the fields of medicine and cosmetic treatments. With over 10,000 successful procedures to date and a strong dedication to advanced practices and training at the clinic, patients can feel confident that their visit will leave them feeling happy, healthy, and with glowing skin.

 

The Easy Way To Reduce The Signs Of Ageing

The appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as we get older is something that we all have to bear. While we do our best to live a healthy lifestyle and avoid factors that enhance the ageing process, even the healthiest can’t beat those stubborn lines that come with the ageing process.

Lines and wrinkles can appear anywhere on the body, however it is often those that appear on the face that are most noticeable, particularly around the eyes and mouth.

Anti-wrinkle treatment is one of the most successful ways of reducing the appearance of wrinkles, making skin look younger fast. Anti-wrinkle treatment, commonly known as Botox®, is a popular procedure with both men and women in London and is one of the best kept secrets to looking younger!

What’s Involved In Anti-Wrinkle Treatment?

Making sure you know exactly what is involved in any cosmetic treatment is important so you know what to expect and to ensure your chosen treatment will provide the results you are looking for.

At Look Lovely London we use Botox® as part of our anti-ageing range of treatments, which is proven to provide fast, effective results when it comes to reducing the appearance of fine lines wrinkles.

The procedure involves a series of small injections to the topic area and the full effects can be seen within 10 days, although you will likely begin to see an improvement within a few days.

Treatment is quick, with the injection process taking approximately 10 minutes. Your overall appointment will take slightly longer however, as we will need to discuss your goals and preferences to ensure you achieve the results you have in mind.

There is minimal down time with our anti-wrinkle treatment, so you can carry on with your day straight away.

What is Botox®?

Botox® is an approved treatment which temporarily reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

Botox® is a world renowned brand and has been extensively studied and approved to ensure it is safe and efficient for use as an anti-wrinkle treatment.

Wrinkles appear as a result of repeated muscle movement over time. Our natural expressions which include frowning, smiling and squinting all have an effect on our appearance over the years.

Botox® works by reducing this muscle activity, allowing the muscle to relax and appear smoother.

How Much Do Anti-Wrinkle Injections Cost?

The cost of anti-wrinkle injections depends on the treatment you require and the number of problem areas you wish to treat.

For one area of Botox® we charge £140, for two areas it’s £210 and for three areas it’s £270.

To view our full list of prices visit our Prices and Special Offers page.

How Do I know If This Is the Right Treatment for Me? 

Ensuring the right treatment is selected in order to achieve your desired results is important and we will provide you with all the necessary advice and information so that you are confident with the treatment process and results.

Your doctor will discuss your goals with you and will go through each suitable treatment to ensure the one used is right for you. Before treatment your medical history will be reviewed to ensure the procedure selected is appropriate and safe.

If at any point you have any queries or concerns we will be here every step of the way to offer expert advice and guidance.

Call our friendly team on 020 3199 8245 who will be happy to begin discussions with you.

Discover The Little-Known 10 Minute Technique To Get Smoother & Younger Looking Skin

Wrinkles are a natural part of the ageing process and become more prominent as we get older, but the good news is we no longer have to put up with them!

There are various factors which cause creases and lines to appear on the skin and the older we get the thinner, drier and less elastic our skin becomes.

The natural repetition of facial expressions, along with sun exposure, diet and environmental factors such as smoking and drinking alcohol can all have an effect on the condition and appearance of our skin, which in turn can effect on our self-confidence.

Anti-wrinkle injections, more commonly known as Botox®, are an approved treatment designed to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles, so you can look younger and get your confidence back!

Why use anti-wrinkle injections?

Botox® can be used for a number of cosmetic procedures, from reducing the appearance of frown lines and crow’s feet to preventing excessive sweating under the arms. With minimal side effects and competitive prices on the market, anti-wrinkle injections offer both a safe and affordable option for reducing the signs of ageing.

How to reduce wrinkles around eyes

Fine lines around the eyes, also known as crow’s feet, are a common issue for many and one of the most noticeable signs of ageing. When we smile fine lines appear around the eyes which pull on the eye area, making us look older and our eyes smaller.

Botox® can help remove wrinkles around the eye area by relaxing and softening these lines so that your crow’s feet become a thing of the past.

How to reduce wrinkles and lines on the forehead

Botox® targets lines on the forehead quickly and easily. The treatment works by reducing muscle movement across the forehead, allowing the skin to relax and recover from repeated facial expressions. Skin appears fresh and smooth, leaving you with a youthful appearance.

What is the cost of anti-wrinkle injections?

At Look lovely London we offer competitive prices, making treatments an affordable option for our clients. Anti-wrinkle treatment for one area can cost as little as £140. The cost of treatment can depend on the area you would like treated and whether you would like one or more area to be attended to.

How long do anti-wrinkle injections last?

The full effect from anti-wrinkle injections will be visible after 10 days, with most people returning for further treatment from 4 months onwards.

Are there any side effects with using anti-wrinkle injections?

Some patients experience minor discomfort when Botox® is injected into the skin, however the procedure is very quick and any discomfort is over within minutes. Some bruising may occur, however this normally disappears within 3 days and can be covered easily with concealer.

Call 0203 199 8245 to book a free consultation.

Find Out How To Maintain Your Confidence And Avoid The Anti-Aging Snake Oil

Getting older is something none of us relish the idea of and we all want to feel confident in our appearance, no matter what age we are.

Ageing can be a difficult concept to accept. For many years we have taken our youthful skin for granted and it’s only when we start to age that we realize what a blessing youth is.

Many of us will spend a fortune in our lifetime trying out various new lotions and potions. Some of us will opt for surgery to turn back the aging clock. But one of the most commonly used procedures nowadays, is Botox® and dermal fillers, also known as anti wrinkle injections.

Let’s take a look at the latter and how wrinkle filler injections can take years off a person’s age.

How do anti ageing facial injections work?

As you get older, the natural collagen breaks down in your skin and causes it to sag. This can create fine lines on your face, particularly around the nose and mouth area. Dermal filler injections target fine lines and wrinkles, smoothing out your skin and creating a youthful glow.

Dermal filler itself is made from a specialist sugar gel, also known as hyaluronic acid, which is also found in natural human collagen. The filler is biodegradable and the results are temporary. Although 96% of our patients return for further treatment, if you’re new to injectable wrinkle fillers, you can try the procedure for yourself and then if you decide not to return for further treatment, then your body will break it down over time.

Here at Look Lovely London, we use Emervel and Restylane, both of which are designed to give you the most natural looking result.

What’s involved in the procedure?

Once you’ve had your initial consultation with one of our specialist doctors, you will undergo a series of a few small injections. Some patients experience minor discomfort when the needles are inserted but if you’re particularly sensitive to pain, we will provide you with a numbing cream which can be applied to the treated area before the injections are administered.

The results are almost instant but the filler will settle over the following ten days or so which is when you’ll see the results in full effect. Results last from six to twelve months, depending on which area has been treated.

How much do wrinkle filler injections cost?

If you’re looking for injectable wrinkle fillers, London is home to many clinics to choose from and prices will vary from clinic to clinic. We always advise our patients to do their research so they feel totally sure that they are in the best hands and are not being overcharged.

We operate a fair and honest pricing system for our patients, so if you’re interested in finding out more about that, just speak to a member of our team.

Our pricing strategy is based on how much filler is used to treat the area. For one syringe of filler, prices start at £280 and for two syringes, prices start at £460, but this is all based on individual requirements.

We don’t believe in giving our patients more treatment than they need and our priority is that our patients leave our clinic looking completely natural, so we’ll always review your treatment plan before giving you an exact quote.

Are there any side effects associated with dermal filler?

Most patients do not experience any side effects from dermal fillers, with the exception of redness and swelling around the treated area but this will usually disappear within about ten minutes of treatment.

Occasionally a patient may experience some minor bruising to the treated area but this can be easily covered with concealer and doesn’t last longer than a few days.

If you’re new to dermal fillers and you’d like a bit more information, book a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our skilled team. They can establish a treatment plan with you, assess which areas to treat and explain a bit more about what to expect from the procedure and the results.

Contact us today on 0203 199 8245 and treat yourself to a younger, smoother and more vibrant complexion that you can be proud of!

Discover The Celebrities Secret To Getting A Smooth, Line-Free Forehead Fast

We all want to look and feel our best. Whether it’s embarking on a new, healthy diet, a fitness regime or investing in a whole new wardrobe, we all want to feel confident in the way that we look. But what happens when age starts to show on our faces and bodies?

Ageing is something we all have to face at some point. Whether it’s lines around the eyes, forehead or the mouth, there comes a time when our age shows on the place we least want it to appear – our face.

One of the first signs of ageing on a person’s face is around the forehead area. Over time, lines start to appear across the forehead which can age a person’s appearance and make them feel self-conscious.

Although ageing is something none of us relish, the great news is that help is at hand. Anti-wrinkle injections, or Botox® as it’s commonly known, was once only used by the rich and famous.

For years and years, male and female celebrities, actors, musicians and public figures have used Botox® to help to reduce the signs of aging.

Nowadays, anyone can undergo Botox® treatment and it’s a fairly commonplace procedure for many men and women who want to minimise the lines on their foreheads, and other areas on the face.

How does Botox® for the forehead help?

Over time, your skin can lose its elasticity, causing it to sag and lose its firmness. This can be due to many reasons: smoking, drinking alcohol and sun exposure being the main triggers, but even with the healthiest diet and using sunscreen religiously, natural aging will cause lines to appear across the forehead.

Botox® injections target lines on the forehead quickly and easily, reducing muscle movement across the forehead which then allows the skin to relax and recover from continual movement. Forehead lines then disappear, leaving you with a youthful, fresh and smooth appearance.

Is Botox® for the forehead safe?

Undergoing Botox® on the forehead is perfectly safe and has been used for decades and decades, often in much larger doses for neurological conditions to help to minimise over activity.

There have been no reported adverse affects of Botox® treatment and the product naturally breaks down over time and clears itself out of your muscles within three to six months of treatment.

If you’re unsure if Botox® is right for you, we also offer a ‘Baby Botox®’ package which involves a very small dose of treatment, followed by a two-week follow-up appointment where you can discuss the results with our expert team and undergo a further small dose if required.

Once they have undergone their first Botox® treatment, many of our patients return for further treatment about four months later, which is usually when gradual muscle movement starts to return to the treated area.

How should you choose a Botox® clinic?

If you’re looking to undergo Botox® on the forehead, London is home to many clinics. It can be difficult to know where to go and who to trust. Here at Look Lovely London, we always recommend that you do your research.

We also recommend that you avoid choosing a clinic that offers exceptionally cheap treatment or excessively expensive treatment. Our pricing system is clear and transparent and we are also accredited ‘Save Face’ practitioners, so you can be sure you’re in good hands.

How much does Botox® for the forehead cost?

Undergoing Botox® for the forehead involves a series of just four small injections to the forehead area. Our policy at Look Lovely London is to charge per treated area for Botox®. For one area it costs just £140 which is incredibly affordable and cost effective.

If you’re intrigued by Botox® for the forehead, before and after pictures on our website speak for themselves. Men and women of all ages have had their forehead lines treated with Botox® and have noticed a real difference, making them feel more self-confident about their appearance.

Give a member of our team a call today on 0203 199 8245 and take your first steps to becoming the new and improved you!

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At the clinic, we take infection control and cleanliness very seriously. We are aware our clients may still worry about the spread of COVID-19. We want to reassure you that your health, safety and comfort is our priority.

We have a strict infection control policy at the clinic. On arrival, we recommend hand washing and offer gloves and masks for those patients who wish to wear them. We deep clean all surfaces, doors, handle, bannisters and card machines after every patient. We can also offer protected time slots for our more vulnerable clients so they have little or no contact with other people during their visit.

Our staff are rigorous about cleaning and handwashing. We disinfect treatment rooms and couches after every client, wearing gloves and masks if needed. We also use Cleanisept to prepare your skin before treatment – this is one of the best antimicrobial agents available to reduce the risk of infection.

We want to put your mind at ease that we have taken all the precautions to offer you a lovely and safe experience at the clinic.

We understand you may want to bring a friend or family member along to your appointment for moral support. However, in these unprecedented times, we ask you to attend alone to reduce the risk of transmission.

Disclaimer  – Please note a lot of the visual on this website were manly for illustrative purpose and taken prior to the COVID outbreak. Rigorous usage of gloves and face masks are now in practice.