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Is anti-ageing possible?

Is anti-ageing possible? Halting the ageing process would be amazing, wouldn’t it? Sadly,finding a way to stop it completely has yet to be discovered by our scientific geniuses! However, slowing the ageing process down and minimising the affects of ageing is absolutely possible. In this blog, we outline the need-to-know information surrounding anti-ageing, useful anti-ageing…

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How to prevent wrinkles?

How to prevent wrinkles? Wrinkles in the skin typically appear as a result of ageing and is various processes and there are many factors that contribute to the appearance of wrinkles including sun damage, dehydration, smoking, habitual facial expressions and loss of body mass. However, a few factors that cause wrinkles are simply out of…

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What are wrinkles?

What are wrinkles? A wrinkle in the common sense of the term is a crease, fold or ridge in an otherwise smooth service, in this case: on skin. Skin wrinkles typically appear as a result of ageing, and its various processes, i.e., glycation “glycation is a process where sugar molecules attach themselves to other molecules,…

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What are dermal fillers made from?

What are dermal fillers made from? Many of us have heard scary stories about animal fat being injected, and in some practices, this is not far from the truth: Bovine collagen is still a common type of cosmetic filler. However, as allergic reactions and connective tissue disorders, such as lupus and/or arthritis are risk factors…

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Botox for Men | Back-to-work Botox

Botox for Men | Back-to-work Botox The need to meet virtually during the Covid-19 pandemic had many of us noticing a few extra wrinkles and lines on our faces that would have otherwise likely gone unnoticed. Coupled with the anxiety and worry of the uncertain time we find ourselves in, it appears that a trend…

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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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