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Botox®.

 

Botulinum toxin, or Botox®, is a temporary muscle relaxator. By relaxation of a specific muscle the contraction of this muscle can be blocked temporarily. In this way wrinkles can be significantly smoothened or lost and facial expression can be improved (the most common indication for this treatment is that people look tired or angry but their emotions don't correspond to this). 

Botox® (Botulinum toxin type ‘A’) is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacteria. It was developed during the 1970s – 1980s to treat blepharospasm (spasm of the eyelids) and strabismus (squint). 

In 1997 it achieved FDA approval for cosmetic use in the USA and by 2006 was granted a license by the MHRA in the UK for the treatment of frown lines. Worldwide, now more than 3 million Botox® treatments take place per year.

How does Botox work?

Botox is injected into the target muscle and works at the neuromuscular junction by blocking the transmission of signals from the nerve ending to the muscle. This causes temporary relaxation of the treated muscle, which results in the reduction or loss of wrinkles. The result is not permanent because the nerve ending re-establishes it's signalling by forming new nerve sprouts. This sprouting takes approximately 3-6 months, at which point the muscle regains it's activity and the wrinkels begin to reappear. 

Indications

Botox® can be used for medical and aesthetic treatment indications. 

  • Aesthetic: most common treatment areas are frown lines, crows feet and forehead lines. But also bunny lines (lines on nose), gummy smile (appearing gum during smiling), smokers lines (vertical lines on upper lip), low brows en 'peau d'orange' on chin (dimples) can be treated quite easily with Botox®.
  • Medical: migraine, bruxism (teeth grinding) and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) are medical indications for Botox®.

What happens during my appointment?

  • A few tiny injections into facial muscles using the finest needle world wide
  • No local anaesthetic required – discomfort is minimal

  • Takes 10 mins to perform – no downtime necessary 

  • The whole appointment takes less than 30mins

  • Noticable wrinkle reduction in 3-5 days. Optimal result in 2 weeks

  • Results last at least 3 months

Botox aftercare

  • DO gently exercise the treatment areas by frowning, smiling, squinting and lifting the eyebrows occasionally - this will optimise your result
  • DO NOT rub or massage the treatment areas – this may increase the risk of complications by spreading the product
  • AVOID alcohol, aspirin and ibuprofen for 24 hours which can increase the risk of bruising and swelling
  • AVOID lying flat or bending down excessively
  • AVOID very strenuous physical activity

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FAQS

Can I fly after having Botox?

YES but it is recommended to wait at least 12 hours

Can I go to the gym after having Botox?

YES but it is recommended to wait at least 12 hours

Can I drink alcohol after having Botox?

YES but it is recommended to wait at least 12 hours

How long will the treatment take?

Most procedures can be completed within 20 minutes

Will it hurt?

Discomfort is minimal and no local anesthetic is required

How long does Botox take to work?

There is a noticeable wrinkle reduction in 3-5 days and the final result appears by 2 weeks

How long will the result last?

You should expect results to last at least 3 months

Is Botox dangerous?

NO - administered in the correct manner by a skilled professional carries very little risk. Botox has a proven safety record since the 1970s

How many people have Botox?

Over 3 million Botox treatments take place per year

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Possible side effects of Botox

  • Small area of redness at treatment site lasting 2-3 hours (common)
  • Bruising / swelling of treatment area (less common)
  • Dull heavy sensation +/- occasional headache (less common)
  • Ptosis (droop) of eyebrow or eyelid (rare)
  • Double vision (very rare)

Who should avoid having Botox?

Although most people would benefit from treatment, you should avoid Botox® if any of the following are relevant: 

  • Known history of hypersensitivity to any ingredient in Botox®
  • Disorders of muscle weakness (eg. myasthenia gravis)
  • Concurrent use of certain antibiotics (eg. erythromycin)
  • Anticoagulants and bleeding / bruising disorders
  • Pregnancy / breast feeding
 
 Botox.

Botox.

 Botox kraaienpootjes.

Botox kraaienpootjes.

 Botox frons.

Botox frons.

 Botox frons.

Botox frons.

 

Restore your natural healthy smooth youthful appearance. 

Dermal fillers are injectable products that soften and correct lines, wrinkles and folds in the skin. In addition, they are commonly used to augment and enhance the lips, cheeks and facial contours. Dr Aleid is well known for her aesthetic eye and expertise with injectables, preferring a natural looking result that is flattering rather than an obvious and overfilled look. 

Two types of (non permanent) fillers are used:

  1. Hyaluronic acid fillers: are made from biocompatible, biodegradable materials and contain Hyaluronic Acid, which replace the naturally existing substance in you skin that repairs damaged tissue. Depending on the treatment indication a variety of hyaluronic acid fillers can be used, each with different characteristics. Dr Aleid uses Juvederm hyaluronic acid fillers.
  2. Radiesse®: apart from the filling effect Radiesse also has an effect on the collagen production. The skin structure improves significantly and feels firmer than before. Because of this reason a lifting effect can be achieved ('Liquid Facelift'). Because Radiesse® is a very firm filler, it is ideal for the treatment of deep lines and volume restoration. 

Why would I need dermal fillers?

  • Injection Facelift
  • Tired / sunken eyes
  • Redefine lip shape
  • Nasal reshaping
  • Smoother youthful hands
  • Tighter skin on neck and chest
  • A naturally younger looking face
  • Give a more youthful profile to your facial features 

Why should I choose dermal fillers?

  • Safety - over 10 million treatments performed over 10 years
  • Natural - tissue tailored HA resembles the skin’s own material
  • Long lasting - but not permanent (typical results last 6-24 months)
  • Non-animal - reducing the risk of adverse reactions (only 1 in 20 000)
  • Quick and simple- most treatments take ‹ 30mins to complete.

What happens during my appointment?

  • Informed consent with pre-treatment photos
  • Local anaesthetic cream or injections used to increase comfort
  • Dermal filler injected into skin via fine gauge (27-31G) needle
  • Injection sites massaged to promote even integration into tissue
  • Tissue expansion associated with slight burning / stinging sensation

Dermal fillers aftercare

  • DO NOT apply make up or creams for at least 6 hours
  • DO NOT expose the treatment areas to extreme heat (eg sunbeds / sauna) for at least 2 weeks, as this may affect product durability
  • DO gently massage the treatment areas for up to 2 weeks to avoid unevenness

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FAQS

Can I fly after having dermal fillers?

YES but it is recommended to wait at least 12 hours

Can I go to the gym after having dermal fillers?

YES but it is recommended to wait at least 12 hours

Can I drink alcohol after having dermal fillers?

YES but it is recommended to wait at least 12 hours

Can dermal fillers be used at the same time as laser IPL and Skin Peels?

It is reccomended that following Laser or Peels the skin is allowed to recover for 4-6 weeks before undergoing dermal filler treatment

How long will the treatment take?

Most procedures can be completed within 30 minutes

Will it hurt?

Some patients may experience a mild stinging or burning sensation as the product is injected. This is reduced significantly by application of a local anesthetic cream prior to treatment

How long will the result last?

Treatment results last between 6-24 months, depending on a variety of factors such as product type, area injected, degree of correction, age, skin type and lifestyle 

Can dermal fillers be used at the same time as laser IPL and Skin Peels?

It is reccomended that following Laser or Peels the skin is allowed to recover for 4-6 weeks before undergoing dermal filler treatment

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Possible side effects of dermal fillers

  • Immediate redness, swelling, burning and itching around the treatment site are COMMON and should settle within the first few hours
  • Bruising and swelling lasting up to 2 weeks are LESS COMMON and should resolve spontaneously
  • Slight blue discolouration of the treatment area is LESS COMMON
  • Cold sores may RARELY erupt following lip augmentation – this should be treated with Zovirax cream from the pharmacy
  • Tissue infection / abcess is RARE and can be treated with antibiotics
  • Granuloma (tissue nodules) are VERY RARE and can be treated with injection of steroid into the affected area
  • Tissue necrosis (sores) is VERY RARE and usually resolves
  • Hypersensitivity / allergy is VERY RARE and can be treated with antihistamines

You should avoid dermal filler treatment if any of the following are relevant:

  • History of severe allergy or anaphylaxis
  • Known bruising or bleeding disorders
  • Anticoagulant and immunosuppressant drugs
  • Pregnancy / breast feeding

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Real results

 Filler (Radiesse) 'Liquid facelift'.  

Filler (Radiesse) 'Liquid facelift'.
 

 Filler (hyaluronic acid) 'smokers lines' (patient decided to not remove all lines).

Filler (hyaluronic acid) 'smokers lines' (patient decided to not remove all lines).

 Filler (Juvederm) tear trough

Filler (Juvederm) tear trough

 Filler (Radiesse) cheecks.

Filler (Radiesse) cheecks.

 Filler (Juvederm) cheeks, tear troughs, chin, jaw line, lips

Filler (Juvederm) cheeks, tear troughs, chin, jaw line, lips

 Filler (Juvederm) chin.  

Filler (Juvederm) chin.
 

 Filler cheeks, oral corners

Filler cheeks, oral corners

 Fillers (Juvederm) oral corners.

Fillers (Juvederm) oral corners.

 

Prices.

 

Botox......................................................from £195

Bocouture/ Botox

 

Fillers.....................................................from £395

Juvederm/ Belotero/ Radiesse

 

Prices are in GB pounds & subject to change. Not responsible for typographical errors

 

 

Dr. Aleid Koppius

 

Meet the young, but extremely talented and experienced Dr Aleid Koppius from the Netherlands. She has performed thousands of aesthetics procedures and has trained tens of aesthetic physicians. Dr Aleid Koppius is specialized in performing complex injectable treatments, mainly botox and fillers, and is well known for her precision and aesthetic eye. To achieve the most natural result, Dr Koppius performs a full-face analysis and sets up a customized personal treatment plan together with every patient. They often call her “truly professional”, “patient“ and “very empathic”.

Dr Aleid Koppius co-founded and co-owned the largest clinic in the Netherlands. In 4 years time they grew to an incredible 9 venues and 11,500 patients. In January 2016 she moved to London to broaden her skill set and develop even further. She is now receiving world-class training and works alongside the most well renowned names in the industry. For her patients to benefit from the most innovative and advanced knowledge and techniques available in the industry, Dr Koppius often travels to international conferences.

Dr Aleid Koppius completed her medical studies at the Amsterdam University Medical Center (VUmc), where she gained surgical experience at the Department of Plastic Revonstructive and Hand Surgery. She performed and presented several (inter)national scientific researches and was awarded two prestigious grants from the Dutch Heart Foundation. Dr Aleid Koppius is a member of the Aesthetic Society and registered as a doctor in both the Netherlands (BIG) and the United Kingdom (GMC). 

 
     Aleid Koppius  Aesthetic Physician

 

Aleid Koppius
Aesthetic Physician

 

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