Wrinkles and facial lines result from ageing and your genetic predisposition. In addition, excessive sun exposure, alcohol consumption, emotional and hormonal influences and smiling can also increase the likelihood of wrinkles.
We offer a range of treatments that reduce the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles for both men and women.
As we age, our skin is unable to cope with facial movements as easily as it used to. When we are young we are able to frown and the furrow will disappear but, as we age, the elasticity reduces, thereby leaving you with a more permanent scar or wrinkles.
If you are not happy with this ageing process, a series of small injections of BOTOX® or Azzalure® can help soften away those ageing scars. The process does not need to leave you with a frozen face, when done sympathetically by a qualified clinician. You can lose the lines but still have a natural appearance.
Dr Nilesh Patel and Cassie Bristol are not advocates of using too much and over exaggerating your features but work with you to get a lovely natural result. Rarely do people comment on what you have had done but you are told that you look really well – lovely.
Visibly fast results
Your facial expression will become more relaxed but by no means mask-like, the overall result being very natural. The effect of treatment generally lasts for about 3-4 months. A re-treatment is then required. The initial effects of treatment become visible within 48 – 72 hours. The maximum effect is reached in about 2-3 weeks.
At your initial consultation, prior to your treatment, you will meet with Dr Patel who will answer your questions and assess your suitability to proceed and agree the areas you want treated. He may recommend dermal fillers for deeper lines and wrinkles. You will then be booked in for your treatment at a time convenient to you.
The treatment, administered by our Aesthetic Practitioner and Hygienist Cassie Bristol, is injected directly into the wrinkles which results in temporarily relaxing the facial muscles and preventing the formation of wrinkles, whilst existing lines are softened. Because a very fine needle is used, most patients find that there is only mild and temporary discomfort. The entire procedure usually takes no longer than 15 minutes and during this time Cassie will discuss with you the results that you can expect to see and advise repeat treatments that will be suitable for you.
A natural, younger looking you.
Ageing gracefully is wonderful but not everyone is happy with what they see in the mirror each morning, sometimes just a subtle change can make all the difference.
As we age, our faces can lose some definition, we develop lines where we don’t remember having lines or folds in our skin. Just by a subtle use of product you can have a natural looking younger you.
The benefit of using the Restylane, (Hyaluronic acid) is that it is replacing the product which we naturally lose as we age. Also, as an added benefit it can soften the skin in the area as it acts as an internal moisturiser.
Our Aesthetic Practitioner, Cassie Bristol is not an advocate of using too much and over exaggerating your features but works with you to get a lovely natural result . Rarely do people comment on what you have had done but you are told that you look really well – lovely.
Topical anaesthetic cream is applied prior to the procedure to ensure a comfortable experience. The procedure takes approximately 30 minutes.
You will see immediately visible results with further improvement over the following few weeks.
Gentle yet effective
Our Clinical therapists use the latest Diode Laser Hair Removal system. This is a gentle yet effective solution that prevents hair from growing back permanently. Unlike IPL which is not laser, Diode Lasers penetrate deep into the hair follicles and can target even the most coarse or stubborn hairs. Fewer sessions are also required because of its effectivity in reducing hair.
Our Laser can also effectively treat acne and offers a great facial rejuvenation treatment.
Many people describe it as warm, similar to a hot stone massage.
Mild redness and swelling are common and normal temporary reactions. You may feel some ‘regrowth’ after, which is actually the lasered hair being pushed out of the hair shaft. Lasered hair should fall out within 2-4 weeks.
Replacing collagen and elastine
DermaPen™ is a medically engineered device that utilises 12 surgical grade microneedles to deliver effective skin needling. DermaPen™’s patented operation incorporates vertical oscillation technology to trigger the skin’s natural healing response. Multiple treatments provide long-lasting rejuvenation and correction for face and body skin. DermaPen™ Professional and Medial are in-clinic procedures provided by a qualified DermaPen™ practitioner.
DermaPen™ uses a unique electronic mechanism which allows your practitioner to control treatment intensity to tailor the treatment to your needs. A solution is also applied to the skin, containing hyaluronic acid, minerals, vitamins, and peptides. These act by stimulating cell proliferation and so improving skin contours and elasticity.
DermaPen™ is particularly effective when combined with Mesotherapy and Mesopeels.
This is a very popular treatment at our clinician-led salon in Brixworth, Northants. Microneedling is a type of treatment that uses small needles to cause tiny punctures in the skin. These small contact points encourage the body to create a wound healing response and renew the skin cells. As your skin repairs, the production of collagen and elastin is triggered to give an almost immediate plumping effect. It can also help tackle other skin damage such as scarring, dark marks, sun damage and ageing.
Although there can be mild discomfort during the procedure it can feel mostly like having your skin treated using a brush with hard bristles. The clinician can however control the depth and oscillation speed to reduce any discomfort.
You will see a plumping effect almost immediately, however the natural healing process takes time, so it can take up to six weeks before you see significant results – although some improvements can be seen much sooner. The process will continue over the following months and several treatments are usually required.
After your treatment, your skin will appear red and flushed; a normal sign that the treatment is working and will subside within a few days. SPF 30 should be worn daily following on from the treatment for at least two weeks. An ongoing effective daily skincare regime is crucial to help promote and achieve optimum results.
A natural, younger looking you.
This treatment comes in combination with Microneedling, which delivers essential components into the skin, from vitamins and minerals to hyaluronic acid. The tiny wounds created by the DermaPen™ targets the ‘mesodermal’ layer of tissue, just under the skin, and can help to restore plumpness and vitality to problems areas like the eyes and the neck.
Mesotherapy can be used to treat a variety of other pesky skin conditions – not just the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles. It can be used to target the under-eye area (where many people suffer from eye bags), as well as stretchmarks, skin pigmentation, psoriasis and even hair thinning in some cases
A session of mesotherapy usually takes between 30-60 minutes, depending on how large your target areas are. Because the treatment involves needles, there is also the option of local anaesthetic applied 30 minutes beforehand to reduce discomfort.
Using extremely fine needles, multiple micro-injections are administered just under the surface of the skin, aiming to replace some of the vital components we lose as we age, including hyaluronic acid and collagen. Depending on the issue you’re trying to target (whether it’s skin pigmentation, the signs of ageing or something else), you’ll be injected with a carefully selected combination of ingredients that will help address the problem.
It’s recommended that a number of mesotherapy sessions are carried out within a few weeks of each other, to ensure the very best possible results. The treatment is suitable for all skin types, even those with sensitive skin, and the downtime after a treatment is minimal.
Ameson Mesopeel by Juliette Armand is a professional chemical peeling system based on organic acids, aimed at rejuvenating skin and making it glowing, bright and soft. Organic acids or Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) are ideal to:
Most clients will feel a prickly, stinging or itching sensation. However, depending on your skin's own sensitivity, you may experience no irritation at all.
The side effects after the treatment can range from mild flaking of the skin and/or mild redness. Sun protection is strongly recommended after treatment and treatment should not be carried out in summer months.
Remove skin imperfections.
CryoPen™ is an advanced cryotherapy innovation that is a fast, effective, safe and new solution for removal of skin imperfections. Procedures typically last from 5 to 25 seconds, so you can be in and out of the salon quickly.
The CryoPen™ emits a fine jet of nitrous oxide under high pressure, which allows the clinician to work with millimeter precision. This destroys the tissue by freezing the inter-cellular fluid, forming ice shards and crystals which rupture the membrane, thereby destroying the cell. That means there will be no collateral damage to healthy tissue. It’s so incredibly accurate and practical.
Cosmetic procedures such as skin tags, milia and cherry angiomas are no longer being treated by many doctors on the NHS. With the CryoPen™ you can now have these treatments with our clinicians at Brixworth Laser & Skincare, Northampton.
First Cycle - Freeze: The applicator is held as close as possible to the skin imperfection and moved quickly towards and away from it. This could be from 1-30 seconds, depending on the size and depth.
Thaw: After the first freeze cycle, the tissue is allowed to thaw for about 30 seconds.
Second Cycle – Freeze: Now the second freeze cycle will begin, the tissue will freeze faster than during the first freezing cycle.
We also offer a wide rage of treatments for men.
Facial aesthetic treatments for men are becoming increasingly popular, our clinicians offer exactly the same treatments for men that we offer for women. These cosmetic treatments range from hair removal, dental cosmetics, dermal fillers and more.
We can help men improve their confidence by offering a FREE consultation appointment to talk through any concerns they may have about their bodies and the treatment we offer.
Contact one our helpful cosmetic clinicians on 01604 880293 and book your free consultation today.
The day after my Dermapen treatment I was asked if I had a makeover, another friend said if they could look as fresh and line free as me they were going to book. It made me feel great.