Smile lines and wrinkles are both a normal part of the ageing process, but many people are now seeking ways to retain a young and healthy appearance for longer. Seapoint Clinic can provide you with safe, high quality therapies, which are tailored to meet your specific requirements, giving you a softer and more youthful look. Your GP will advise you if our treatments are suitable for your needs. During the complimentary consultation, we will discuss any concerns or questions you may have and explain how we can keep you looking naturally young and vibrant.
Facial Rejuvenation Treatments
As Facial Rejuvenation becomes more popular, the range of treatments available becomes more extensive. At Seapoint Clinic we provide Botulinum Toxins (Botox®), JUVÉDERM® XC and Chemical peel treatments.
Which treatment is for me?
As with any chemical treatment, some people have ideas of what they feel facial rejuvenation is, how it’s conducted and of course- lots of scare mongering about red faces and drooping eye-lids. At Seapoint, the focus is on natural, vibrant results. We want our patients to leave the clinic with a fresh and relaxed look, comfortable in the knowledge they have received the real ‘Seapoint’ experience. Dr. Altona Myers explains that a superficial AHA chemical peel is a great way to really brighten up your look without diving into any unnecessary treatments. “A basic chemical peel really does give you a brighter complexion. It helps to soften fine lines and gives you a real glow- perfect for anyone planning their wedding or an important event. The peels offer a blank canvas for other treatments and patients find that with regular treatments their whole look is softened, their skin smoother and their overall tone improved”.
What is an anti-wrinkle injection?
Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox®) is a purified therapeutic agent that relaxes the muscles which would normally crease the skin.
They are used to treat:
• Horizontal and vertical lines of forehead
• Crows feet
• Teeth disorders of grinding and clenching
• Hyperhydrosis (excessive underarm sweating)
and to achieve: Brow Lift, and Neck Augmentation
How does it work?
It is used to eliminate the wrinkles caused by facial movement e.g. laughing, smiling or frowning. A treatment with Botulinum Toxin (Botox® ) causes the underlying muscles to
relax, giving the skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance.
This treatment cannot be used to support weakened facial & neck muscles,
increase the volume of thin lips, or help skin imperfections, such as
thread veins. In order to optimize your facial rejuvenation, this treatment can be combined with dermal fillers or other cosmetic procedures, including chemical peels.
What is JUVÉDERM® XC?
JUVÉDERM® XC, is the smooth hyaluronic gel filler used to smooth away wrinkles
around your mouth and nose. After just one treatment, you’ll get smooth and natural-looking results that last up to one year. Hyaluronic gels are a natural occurring agent in the skin that contribute to volumising and hydrating the skin.
Please note: JUVÉDERM® XC filler is not Restylane.
The main areas that benefit from this treatment are;
• Smile lines
• Marionette lines – folds below corners of mouth
• Vertical lip lines – often attributed to smokers
What is a Chemical Peel?
Sun exposure, acne and ageing can leave your skin tone uneven, wrinkled, spotted or scarred. For younger, smoother looking skin, a chemical peel is used to improve the texture by removing the damaged outer layers. They range from superficial (AHA ) to deep (TCA) depending on your skin type and needs. If recommended, specific creams should be used in conjunction with your chemical peel treatment.
• Acne or acne scars
• Age and liver spots
• Fine lines and wrinkles
• Freckles or irregular skin pigmentation
• Rough skin and scaly patches
• Sun-damaged skin
Do anti-wrinkle injections cause a “frozen face look”?
Wrinkle-relaxing treatments affect only the tiny muscles being directly treated, and not the surrounding muscles. In this way, when you laugh or frown, the untreated muscles work normally so your expressions and the result will be subtle and natural. A “frozen face” look is usually a result of poorly administered, or the overuse, of some facial rejuvenation treatments.
What happens during the treatments?
They only take a few minutes and are very effective with little discomfort. Relax in our comfortable clinic, while your practitioner takes care of your entire treatment process. The treatment is injected to the specific area, and afterwards, an icepack is gently applied and you are ready to leave the clinic and go about your day.
Are there any adverse effects?
After your treatment you may experience:
• Mild swelling/redness at the injection site
• Localised Numbness
• Bruising, ptosis / drooping lid (In rare cases)
Choosing an experienced Practitioner will minimise the risk of these aforementioned side effects. Prior to your treatment, your Practitioner need to discuss your medical history and your expectations. Allergies and skin conditions may affect your suitability to have the treatments administered. We do not perform treatments on patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding or who are planning to try to become pregnant soon.
In Ireland, Botulinum Toxins can only be administered on prescription, hence, only medically trained doctors can prescribe and perform these treatments.
How much does treatment cost?
Prices start from €150 and we often have special offers and friend referral offers for our loyal patients.
Call Seapoint Clinic today
to schedule your complimentary and confidential consultation (01) 2842570