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Open Mornings at Gentle Facial Aesthetics

Open Mornings at Gentle Facial Aesthetics We are pleased to continue with our Saturday open mornings with the next round taking place on 14 August, 11 September and 9 October featuring amazing offers on facial aesthetics treatments. Expect a free consultation with Dr Shivani Amin and her team usually worth £75 along with £50 off…

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What is Botox made of?

What is Botox made of? Botox is essentially a drug made from a neurotoxin (a pollutant which acts on the nervous system). This neurotoxin protein is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum called botulinum toxin (this may sound quite scary but allow us to explain why it is not). The scientific, non-branded name for Botox…

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How does Botox work?

How does Botox work? Simply put, Botox prevents the muscles from contracting, thus reducing (and in most cases eliminating) the appearance of wrinkles. However, there’s quite a bit more to it than that… Botulinum toxin (aka Botox) works by splitting key proteins required for nerve activation. The toxin first binds itself to the nerves that use…

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How Long Does Botox Take to Work?

How Long Does Botox Take to Work? Botox has incredible results but, they are not instant.  It normally takes a few days for you to start noticing changes taking place.  The delayed effects of Botox are due to the fact that it must reach the cellular level of the muscle in order to block said…

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How Long Does Botox Last?

How Long Does Botox Last? Botox is the brand name given to what is scientifically known as botulinum toxin type A. It works by blocking a signal from the nerve to the targeted muscle, preventing the muscle from contracting.  Preventing the contraction of these specific muscles means there is less pull on the skin and…

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How to get rid of frown lines

How to get rid of frown lines Frown lines tend to form as horizontal lines between your eyebrows and develop naturally with the aging process. As you age, your skin loses elasticity and does not easily return to its original shape.  Sadly, frown lines can sometimes make you look annoyed or irritated even when you’re…

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How to get rid of wrinkles

How to get rid of wrinkles We all want to smile and be truly happy when we see ourselves in the mirror on a daily basis. Wrinkles can affect this for many people. Wrinkles mainly happen on the parts of the body that get the most sun exposure, such as the face, neck, and the…

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Top tips to follow after getting Botox

Top tips to follow after getting Botox Botox is fast becoming the go-to non-surgical cosmetic procedure amongst not only middle-aged women but also younger males and females. This is thanks to its quick, predictable benefits which result in zero downtime. 5 Things to avoid after getting Botox   Thankfully, serious side effects are rare but…

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Everything you need to know about anti-wrinkle injections

Everything you need to know about anti-wrinkle injections like Botox® and Azzalure® Anti-wrinkle injections are fast becoming one of the leading cosmetic procedures thanks to the safe, predictable and quick results. This article will go through the most common questions our patients ask before they decide to get wrinkle reduction. If you have any questions…

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