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Dr Anne Ward

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Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures at Stafford Skincare: Wrinkle Relaxing Injections, Dermal Fillers and Skin Rejuvenation

 

- Wrinkle Relaxing Injections: Botox, Azzalure, Bocouture

- Botox for Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)

- Dermal Fillers: Juvederm Ultra, Restylane, Belotero

- Skin Rejuvenation - Dermaroller, Photodynamic Therapy, LED Red Light Therapy, Mini TCA Peels

 

Stafford Skincare is one of the few Cosmetic and Dermatology clinics registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC), ensuring safe, high quality care. All treatments are provided by Dr. Anne Ward, a Consultant Dermatologist since 1996.

 

Wrinkle Relaxing Injections: Botox, Azzalure, Bocouture

 

Fed up with always looking cross or tired? Botox is a naturally occurring protein that has been used since the 1980’s to treat fine lines and wrinkles. It is a very simple cosmetic procedure that can dramatically soften, and even remove facial expression lines.

Frown lines treated with Botox

 

How does Botox work?

 

Botox works by blocking nerve impulses to muscles which stops them contracting and scrunching up the skin. This means Botox works best for dynamic wrinkles and lines that are created by muscle movement – such as frown lines, crow’s feet and horizontal forehead wrinkles. More advanced treatments will improve dimpled cobblestone chins, smoker’s lines, neck bands and even help with a non-surgical face lift.

Crow's Feet treated with Botox

 

Botox treatment is quick and easy – the whole procedure lasts less than 15 minutes, and doesn’t need any anaesthetic. Tiny amounts of Botox are injected in to the muscles just under the skin. The effects of the injections are temporary, with benefits lasting about 3 months. However, for some people, the duration of the injections may increase with repeated treatments.

 

Botox helps both men and ladies, giving a more relaxed and less tired appearance. Botox can also ease migraines and headaches.

 

What are the side effects of Botox?

Botox is not recommended for ladies who are pregnant or breast feeding. Other contraindications include severe neuromuscular disorders, Bell’s palsy or blood coagulation disorders. Most drugs are safe with Botox, but it should be avoided whilst taking aminoglycoside antibiotics (Gentamicin, Neomycin).

 

Although Botox is very safe when given by an experienced doctor, there are some possible side effects such as bruising at the site of injection or heaviness of the eyebrow or eyelid which may last a few weeks. These side effects can usually be avoided by careful assessment and thorough knowledge of the facial muscles before treatment is given.

 

It’s brilliant. Looks really good. A friend who hasn’t seen me for a while, said I look really fresh.”

 

“The frown is a memory – perfect.”

 

“It looks great, thank you”



Wrinkle Relaxing Injections – Treatment Costs

 

£175 for 1 area
£250 for 2 areas
£300 for 3 areas

An additional £50 charge may be applicable for men and ladies with strong facial muscles.

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Botox for Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)

 

Botox is a very effective treatment for hyperhidrosis especially for under the arms, forehead and groin area. Improvement is seen within a few days and can last up to 6 – 9 months, depending on the person. Treatment is given by multiple tiny injections about one centimetre apart in to the affected area. Side effects are uncommon, but may include itching or bruising for a few days.

 

“Amazing difference! Completely dry even in this weather.”

 

Iodine Starch Test for Hyperhidrosis

 

Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating) – Treatment Costs

 

£450 for both armpits
£300 for groin
£250 for forehead

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Dermal Fillers: Juvederm Ultra, Restylane, Belotero

 

As we age, the shape and contours of our face changes, with deepening hollows in the cheeks, tear troughs under the eyes, and sagging jowls. Lines and wrinkles spread out from around the lip area – up towards the nose and the corners of the mouth sag downwards. Deep furrows are noticeable on the upper and lower lips when talking, and the lips become thin.

Dermal Fillers for lines around the mouth and chin

 

What are Dermal Fillers?

 

The Dermal Fillers used by Stafford Skincare are a soft injectable gel consisting of stabilized, non-animal hyaluronic acid. The gel closely resembles the hyaluronic acid that exists naturally in the skin. Dermal Fillers are given by injection, using a local anaesthetic cream. In addition to filling out lines and wrinkles, Dermal Fillers can also be used to plump up sunken cheeks, giving a youthful shape to the face. Lips can be enhanced by restoring volume, and by treating smoker’s lines.

Dermal Fillers for Smoker's lines - immediately after treatment

 

After the treatment, you will notice an immediate improvement in the lines and wrinkles – this continues to improve over a 3 week period as the gel blends in to the skin, giving a soft, natural look. Dermal Fillers are long-lasting but not permanent, and do not affect facial expression. The benefits will last typically between 9 – 12 months, and depends on many factors, such as the individual’s skin type, skin condition, lifestyle and age.

 

What are the side effects of Dermal Fillers?

 

The Dermal Fillers used by Stafford Skincare have been studied extensively, and are approved for use by the relevant Licensing Authorities in the USA and the UK. The gel is similar to the body’s own hyaluronic acid which makes allergic reactions and side effects much less likely. Care needs to be taken when injecting Dermal Fillers, and the doctor needs to have a thorough knowledge of the facial anatomy and underlying structures. Injection related reactions can last for a few days after treatment and include redness, swelling, bruising or tenderness at the injection site. After lip enhancement, there may be lip swelling for up to a week, but this typically reduces after two to three days.

 

Really pleased with the outcome so far and the lines have got less over the weeks as you said.”

 

“I am really pleased with the results. You were absolutely right, it has all meshed together perfectly and I am so glad that I did it.”

 

Dermal Filler Treatment Costs – Juvederm Ultra, Restylane, Belotero

 

Prices start from £200

£200 first vial – wrinkles and lines
£250 first vial – lip enhancement including smoker’s lines

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Skin Rejuvenation – Dermaroller Collagen Induction Therapy, Photodynamic Therapy (PDT), LED Red light Therapy, Mini TCA Peels

 

As we get older, our complexion becomes duller with multiple fine criss-cross lines and rough texture. Brown patches – Liver Spots – develop on the cheeks, back of the hands and décolletage. Botox and Dermal Fillers will treat wrinkles and volume loss – but you also need to improve the texture of the skin to give a brighter, healthier, youthful appearance.

 

Dermaroller Collagen Induction Therapy is a micro-needling procedure that stimulates the skin to regenerate and repair itself naturally and safely, resulting in smoother, brighter, younger-looking skin. New collagen is formed, new skin cells are generated and the blood supply to the skin is enhanced. Because the Dermaroller induces new collagen formation, it can also be used to treat Acne Scars, particularly the wide shallow type. Dermaroller Therapy is safe in all skin types and colours.

Improvement in décolletage after 4th Dermaroller procedure

Photographs courtesy of N. Jackson

 

Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) Skin Rejuvenation can be used for Skin Rejuvenation and also for treating sun-damaged skin where there are red, scaling rough patches (Actinic Keratosis). Photodynamic Therapy is approved as a medical treatment by NICE and gives excellent cosmetic results. Treatment is simple: a specialist light sensitive cream is applied to the skin for 45 – 60 minutes, following which the cream is activated by shining a non-laser, red light on to the treated area for about 10 minutes.

Actinic Keratosis treated with Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)

 

After treatment, there is usually slight redness of the skin for 2 – 5 days. The benefits will typically last for 9 – 12 months, but depends on many factors, such as the individual’s skin type, skin condition, lifestyle and age.

Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) for Skin Rejuvanation

 

Red Light Therapy (LED) for Skin Rejuvenation. This is where only the Red Light is used, and not the specialist light sensitive cream. Red Light Therapy acts on the surface layers of the skin and is suitable for those who do not want any “downtime”. Treatments are quick – about 10 minutes per session. Improvement in appearance typically lasts for about 8 weeks before it needs to be repeated.

 

Mini TCA Peels are used to treat small areas of skin pigmentation on the face or the back of the hands. They also treat Xanthelasmata – the “cholesterol spots” which develop around eyes.

 

Skin Rejuvenation Treatment Costs

 

Prices start from
£225 – Genuine Dermaroller Collagen Induction Therapy
£295 – Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) Skin Rejuvenation
£180 – Mini TCA Peels

 

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To book an appointment for Botox Wrinkle Relaxing Injections, Dermal Fillers or Skin Rejuvenation – please contact your nearest private dermatology clinic at Cannock, Lichfield, Rowley Hospital Stafford, or Spire Little Aston Hospital Sutton Coldfield.