Medical Aesthetics

Facial rejuvenation treatment

The aim of this type of treatment is to offer clients a non-surgical option to improve their appearance. As we grow older and skin changes, lines and folds start to develop. These lines can make the face appear older or tired looking. With the use of botulinum type A and hyaluronic dermal fillers we can reduce the lines and therefore create a younger fresher looking appearance.

What is botulinum type A: 

Botulinum type A (Azzalure, Botox), is made from the bacteria that causes botulism. Botulinum type A blocks nerve activity in the muscles, causing a temporary reduction in muscle activity. It has been used in medicine since the 1970’s. Botulinum type A is used to treat cervical dystonia (severe spasms in the neck muscles), muscle spasms in the arms and hands, and severe underarm sweeting (hyperhidrosis). It is also used to treat certain eye muscle conditions caused by nerve disorders. This includes uncontrolled blinking or spasm of the eyelids, and a condition in which the eyes do not point in the same direction.

Facial lines - In regards to facial treatments, it is used to temporarily lessen the appearance of facial wrinkles and lines. This happens when the muscles responsible for frown lines and crows feet are temporarily paralysed, thus reducing their effect of the skin. The effects of treatment starts taking affect after approximately 5 days and can last from 3 to 5 months depending on the patient.


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Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) - is not a temporary condition. Many people who suffer from it have suffered for many years, often from childhood or sometimes fromadolescence. Hot or cold, the sweating is constant and the impact of hyperhidrosis can be severe. Wetness and staining of clothes can make a miserable existence. You may constantly worry about changing clothes, freshening up, using absorbent pads or sticking with loose black or white clothes and may avoid making friends or interacting with people at work.

Treatment with botulinum type A is very effective in treating underarm sweating and last up to 7 months. Patients who have had this treatment express a very high level of satisfaction.

Masseter reduction treatment - jaw muscle reduction is a technique to reduce the width of the jawline changing an overly square jawline to a more attractive oval or heart shaped face. In some patients, the masseter muscle, a chewing muscle, is enlarged creating extra facial width as well as potential dental problems due to excessive force on the teeth. Botox selectively weakens this muscle over time leading to an overall reduction in the size of this muscle.

What is Hyaluronic acid (Juvederm): 

Hyaluronic acid is a substance normally found in the skin, muscles, and tendons of mammals. As we grow older, we stop producing hyaluronic acid and this eventually leads to thinning of the skin. Juvederm was approved in June 2006 by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for the use in removing nasolabial folds, or “smile lines,” creases of skin which run from the corners of the nose to the corners of the mouth. It is also approved for the use as a lip augmentation agent, and to fill in hollow places and scars on the face. All hyaluronic acid facial filler products are eventually absorbed by the body, usually within six to twelve months. It would be necessary for the patient to undergo repeat injections to maintain the younger look.

 

 

 

 

Your Doctor

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Dr Justus Dirks
BChD, MSc(Phys), BSc(Hons)

Dr Justus Dirks qualified at the University of Pretoria, South Africa and achieved BChD, MSc(Phys), BSc(Hons), BSc. After working in private practice he moved to the UK. Further post graduate training in implant and cosmetic treatments were achieved in the UK, South Africa, Clinica Malo (Portugal) and the California Centre for Advanced Dental Studies (USA). Dr Dirks is highly experienced in implant and reconstructive dentistry.

As part of his holistic view of facial enhancement, Dr Dirks has been carrying out facial rejuvenation treatments for the past 13 years. These treatments include line reduction treatment with botulinum toxin type A and lower facial line reduction with hyaluronic acid (Juvederm), a dermal filler.

Medical Aesthetics session times

Tuesday 1:00pm-2:00pm Aesthetics with Justus
Wednesday 6:00pm-7:00pm Aesthetics with Justus

Medical Aesthetics consultation fees

Initial consultation   Free
Facial Lines - first area
(there are 3 main areas - 
glabellar lines, forehead lines and crows feet)
  £145
Facial Lines - each additional area   £95
Facial Lines - all 3 areas   £330
Hyperhidrosis for both arms   £280
Masseter reduction   £275
Nasolabial lines (for the first syringe)   £330
Lip augmentation   £225
Treatment of other finer, lower face lines.   from £165