Anti-Wrinkle Injection FAQs

Botox is used to treat lines and wrinkles related to movement; these typically include frown and forehead lines, and those around the eyes. Click here for information on Hyperhidrosis.

What results can I expect?

A more relaxed appearance with younger, smoother looking skin. The results typically last four months.
 

How does Botox work?

Botox works by relaxing the contraction of certain facial muscles, thereby smoothing out the overlying skin.
 

Is the treatment painful?

Botox injections involve such tiny needles that the treatment is virtually painless. 
 

Are there any side effects?

There may be some temporary redness, tenderness, swelling and bruising at the injection sites. Serious side effects and allergic-type reactions are extremely rare.

Skin Filler FAQs

Fillers are used to restore facial shape and volume loss. They lift and tighten the skin and can also be used to soften lines, wrinkles and folds. Common areas of treatment are lips, cheeks, temples, jaws, chins, under eyes and noses.

What results can I expect?

An instant lift with a younger, fresher appearance. The results look completely natural and typically last 9-12 months. Skin boosting fillers such as Profhilo also known as mesotherapy, will last around 3-6 months and simply hydrate the skin.

How do they work?

Fillers (such as Juvederm) are made of a naturally occurring substance called hyaluronic acid, which hydrates and plumps the skin by improving its ability to retain water. Over time, the body loses hyaluronic acid and the skin starts to sag and forms wrinkles and folds. Fillers replace the lost hyaluronic acid to restore volume and shape. The fillers are available in syringes and are gently injected into the areas of the face where they are needed.

Is the treatment painful?

Juvederm fillers are injected with tiny needles and contain a local anaesthetic (Lidocaine 0.3%), so that the treatments are almost painless.
 

Are there side effects?

Hyaluronic acid fillers are safe and fully reversible. There may be some localised redness, tenderness, swelling and bruising but these tend to be very mild and temporary. As with all injections, there is a risk of infection, but this is very rare. More serious side effects and allergic-type reactions are extremely rare.

Skin Peel FAQs

Chemical Peels help treat acne, uneven skin tone (pigmentation), superficial scars and changes related to smoking and the environment (UV damage, pollution).

What results can I expect?

New skin that is tighter and smoother in appearance. For optimum results use in conjunction with the LA LAB™ skincare range.
 

How do Chemical Peels work?

Chemical Peels involve using non-toxic chemicals (e.g. TCA), to lift off the superficial to medium layers of skin. Used with clinically proven facial creams, this stimulates new skin growth.
 

Are Chemical Peels painful?

Superficial peels are not painful but give a warm tingling sensation when applied. Cold air is used for extra comfort where deeper peels are used as these temporarily produce a stronger and hotter feeling on the skin before neutralization .
 

Are there side effects?

Superficial peels produce fewer side effects and there is often some mild redness for an hour or so after the peel, but there can be slight peeling of the skin 3-5 days after. Deeper peels produce flaking skin anywhere between 7-10 days. A specific skin routine will be advised depending on peels taken and a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher must be used at all times. Other non-surgical/surgical skin treatments in the area should be avoided for 14 days prior or post.

Skin Needling* FAQs

Skin Needling (Micro-Needling) is a form of Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) and is used to tighten the skin and improve its texture. It can reduce deep pores, rough and uneven skin tone (pigmentation), and deeper scars from acne and/or trauma. It helps repair skin damaged by the sun, smoking, and air pollution.
 

What results can I expect?

You can expect a lifting and tightening of the skin with a fresher, smoother appearance, and a reduction in scarring. For optimum results use in conjunction with the LA Lab skincare range. 
 

How do Skin Needling treatments work?

Skin Needling utilizes an automated pen device with very small micro-needles that gently and repetitively penetrate the skin to create micro-injuries. These micro-injuries trigger a wound healing response in the skin, including the release of growth factors, which stimulate collagen production. Treatment normally lasts around 30-45 minutes with results lasting for up to a year provided a course is taken.

Is the treatment painful?

A topical anesthetic (LMX cream) is applied to the face for 30 minutes before the treatment to ensure minimal discomfort.
 

Are there side effects?

Side effects usually settle within 4-6 days. Gentle cleansing of the area should be practiced for 24-48 hours post-treatment and exercise avoided. Other non-surgical/surgical skin treatments in the area should be avoided for 14 days prior or post.

Aqualyx FAQs

Starting from £150

Aqualyx® is a compound solution from the deoxycholate family that has been physically modified, creating a slow-release sugar-based system, the biological half-life is reduced which results in minimal side effects. The treatment protocol followed is known as ‘Aqualysis’TM.

What results can I expect?

Evidence suggests that Aqualyx® is best performed as a course of treatments and typically 2-8 treatments are required for each area. Treatment is repeated every 3-4 weeks. Fat pockets should reduce in size session by session until realistic outcomes have been achieved.

How does Aqualyx® treatment work?

The human body naturally stores fat to supply energy and subcutaneous fat cells are difficult to diminish. The active substance in Aqualyx® locks into the cell wall making it unstable and releasing the fatty acid that is stored within it. Cell residue is removed and broken down by the body’s defenses and the released fatty acids are converted to energy.

Is the treatment painful?

Treatment is delivered through very small injections directly into the area and can take 10-30 minutes on average, depending on the size of the area being treated. A local anesthetic can be used to reduce discomfort.

Are there side effects?

Local side effects are reported are redness, swelling, stinging, itching, bruising, bleeding, tenderness/pain, but there could be a possibility of hyperpigmentation (usually very temporary), and scarring (rare, due to injection site reaction). Side effects usually settle within 4-6 days. Gentle cleansing of the area should be practiced for 24-48 hours post-treatment and exercise avoided. Other non-surgical/surgical skin treatments in the area should be avoided for 14 days prior or post.

Injectable Platelet-Rich Fibrin (i-PRF) FAQs

i-PRF is an advanced and liquid version of Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) and is one of the latest treatments using a patient's own blood for skin and/or hair rejuvenation via direct injections into the face, lips, or scalp. It is an autologous blood preparation containing stem cells and growth factors with a high regenerative potential to produce collagen. It is a 100% vegan option for skin and hair rejuvenation without the risk of allergic reaction. The procedure can be combined with Skin Needling* for greater penetration and results.

What results can I expect?

A smoother, younger, firmer, and fresher appearance of the skin. In the case of Male and Female Pattern Hair Loss, sustained hair loss with potential for re-growth is attainable. The results look completely natural and should last ongoing provided an initial course of 3 is taken (monthly for 3 months),  with regular maintenance treatments are undertaken. 

How does it work?

Alpha granules contained within blood platelets comprise, among others,f six key growth factors which have been discovered to upregulate the production of new blood vessels, more collagen which helps treat signs of aging, and skin rejuvenation.  Furthermore, the release of Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), has been shown to promote the anagen phase of hair growth.

Is the treatment painful?

i-PRF is injected with tiny needles so that the treatment is almost painless. Treatment combined with skin needling takes around 45 minutes.
 

Are there side effects?

As with all injections and skin needling procedures, there may be some localized redness, tenderness, swelling, and bruising but these tend to be mild and temporary. As with all injections, there is a small risk of infection, but this is rare. Side effects usually settle within 4-6 days. Gentle cleansing of the area should be practiced for 24-48 hours post-treatment and exercise avoided. Other non-surgical/surgical skin treatments in the area should be avoided for 14 days prior or post.

Dermaplaning FAQs

Starting from £95

Dermaplaning is a method of facial exfoliation that uses a 10 gauge scalpel to gently scrape off the top layer of dulling dead skin cells in order to reveal a smoother, brighter complexion. Sounds scary, right? It really isn’t, as long as you’re in the right hands. Dermaplaning requires handling a very sharp blade that’s used in surgeries.

What results can I expect?

You’ll immediately look more radiant with a more even skin tone and texture. All of your peach fuzz will be gone, which is why first-timers say their skin has never felt so soft before. For optimum results use in conjunction with the LA LAB™ skincare range. 

How do Dermaplaning treatments work?

Dermaplaning is recommended for all skin types except for acneic skin. Dermaplaning removes 21 days worth of dead skin cells, and also the facial hair, leaving the surface very smooth. It’s best to allow the skin to complete its rejuvenation cycle before your next treatment. It also allows for greater penetration of skincare products and creates a flawless canvas for make-up to glide on smoothly.

Is the treatment painful?

Dermaplaning is a painless procedure and can be compared to the sensation of shaving your legs, but in this case, it’s on your face. First the skin is cleansed and thoroughly dried. Next, an area of your skin is pulled taut with one hand whilst the other uses a sterile 10 gauge blade at a 45 degree angle to scrape off dead skin cells and peach fuzz with short, swift strokes.

Are there side effects?

There are no side effects and zero downtime. After the treatment, your skin will be highly sensitive to sun exposure and may already look very pink, so be sure to wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to reduce the risk of hyperpigmentation.