Facial Aesthetics Eastbourne, Juvéderm Eastbourne, Botulinum Therapy Eastbourne, Botox Treatments in Eastbourne

The Retreat - Health and Beauty Salon, Aesthetic Clinic

1 Rockingham Place, Star Road, Eastbourne, BN21 1PD

Facial Aesthetics at The Retreat

The Retreat is pleased to offer an extended range of Facial Aesthetic treatments which are provided by Les Bennett who has advanced training and certification in all the treatments provided, and is a gold member of The International Academy of Advanced Facial Aesthetics.

Quality of Care – OUR PLEDGE TO YOU

Rest assured that at The Retreat we offer a full FREE medical consultation to evaluate which of our treatments is best for you, and where any side effects could be identified and risks reduced.
Clinics are usually held on Tuesdays & Saturdays, and tend to be booked up in advance, so please contact our reception on  01323 722255 to book your appointment in good time.
Written aftercare instructions will also be given to you following your treatment, along with a follow up appointment to ensure that you are fully satisfied with the procedure.

Botox ® The Facts

Botox® is the trade name for Botulinum Toxin which is a prescription drug, and therefore it is unlawful for anyone other than a qualified Medical Practitioner to prescribe. Despite its popularity, Botox® is not a treatment to be taken lightly, with possible side effects if administered incorrectly, or used on those with certain medical conditions. Only genuine, medically researched branded products are used at The Retreat – please be aware of counterfeit products or non-qualified personnel administering these treatments elsewhere.

Botulinum Therapy at The Retreat

There are many factors that contribute to the ageing of our skin (sun-damage, alcohol, smoking, etc), lines develop because the muscles underneath cause it to crease when we use them to create facial expressions. Botox® relaxes specific muscles allowing the overlying skin to smooth out. The principle facial areas treated are central frown lines, forehead creases and wrinkles around the eyes.

Botox® is given by injection directly into the muscles concerned. An anaesthetic cream is applied to the skin before hand, which numbs the area being treated. Any discomfort is consequently very mild and of a temporary nature.

Botox® has been researched since the 50’s and has been used medically for many years to treat muscular disorders. It can be used anywhere in the body to relieve the effects of abnormal muscular contractions.

The dose for cosmetic use is very small and side effects are rare and will be discussed fully at your initial consultation. An unexpected benefit from the cosmetic use of Botox® has been reports of relief from tension and migraine headaches.

In most people the effects become apparent after 7 to10 days and initial results last an average of 3 to 6 months. The muscles then gradually regain their strength. Clinical trials report that patients who have undergone three therapy sessions, only require further treatment once or twice a year. This is probably due to the fact that the muscles weaken through inactivity and the frowning habit is lost.

Afterwards you may be a little red or swollen at the treatment sites. This usually resolves within a few hours, you may feel some tenderness for a few days – rarely there can be bruising. There are a few things you must be aware of e.g. you must not massage the area for a period of 24 hours. An aftercare instruction sheet will be given to you following your treatment with further advice. Please read section on treatment maintenance.

Filler Treatments at The Retreat

Restylane® and Juvéderm® Treatments

Fine lines and wrinkles can now be successfully improved with Restylane®, which consists of Hyaluronic acid, a substance found naturally in the body.

As we age its volume diminishes in the skin, leaving wrinkles and other signs of ageing.  Restylane® is formulated to be injected into the skin to lift up the tissue of a line, wrinkle or a fold.

Recent research has shown that the injection of Restylane® also stimulates the body’s own fibroblast cells to produce more natural collagen, which makes the skin smoother and more elastic.

There is a whole range of Restylane® products which have been developed for use in different areas of the face and lips. As it is not extracted from animals, it is not necessary to perform pre-testing.

During treatment there may be some mild temporary discomfort, but this can be alleviated by the use of local anaesthetic.

As with any treatment that requires injection, patients may experience some redness or swelling, this is normal and will generally disappear in a day or two.  Some people may experience a little bruising. Again this will be temporary and can be covered with light make-up.

The majority of patients treated with Restylane® will only need further treatment after approximately one year.

In our experience the two best and safest filler materials are Restylane® manufactured by Q-Med and Juvéderm® manufactured by Allergan (who also produce Botox®).

JuvédermThey both have a good range of light to heavy materials depending on where they need to be used. Most Restylane® and all Juvéderm® products contain Lidocaine which is a local anaesthetic and this reduces considerably any discomfort during the procedure and also for several hours afterwards.

These two great ranges of fillers enable us to choose the absolute best product for the procedure in question, knowing they have a tremendous safety record.

Facial Rejuvenation Treatment

Restylane® Vital

Vital’ is made from the same non-animal stabilised Hyaluronic acid as the other filler products. However, unlike these, it does not contain particles but has been developed as a completely smooth gel. In this form it is not used as a filler, but is designed to boost the skin’s natural hydration and so counter the effects of ageing and sun damage. Many tiny applications of Vital are used over the area to be improved and the effects are stimulatory on the body’s own collagen producing cells.

It not only moisturises he skin from within but also stimulates the cells that produce natural collagen (the fibroblasts), this results in more elastic & smoother skin.

During treatment surface anaesthetic cream will be used to ensure that any discomfort is kept to an absolute minimum.

RestylaneAs with any treatment that requires injection, patients may experience some redness or swelling, this is normal and will generally disappear in a day or two.  Some people may experience a little bruising. Again this will be temporary and can be covered with light make-up.

Initially, the areas to be re-vitalised will be treated once a month for 3 months, following this a maintenance session will be necessary approximately every 6/12 months.

Future Maintenance & Frequency of Treatments

For maximum effect, it is important that a muscle relaxation treatment such a Botulinum Toxin is repeated on a regular basis.

Continuous muscle contractions will cause progressively deepening skin creases and with the additional effects of ageing, which causes the skin to become thinner, the creases gradually become more permanent. Botox® relaxes the muscles and as a result of this, the skin gradually regains its elasticity and the creases become less  noticeable.

If the procedure is repeated every 5/6 months, the muscles will progressively weaken and the underlying ligaments will strengthen – this results in a further gradual improvement over several treatments which can then be maintained.

If too much time is left between sessions, the skin will again be creased and the muscles strengthen, thus losing the benefit of ongoing improvement. It is therefore in everyone’s interest to maintain therapy at regular intervals to maintain the ongoing benefit.

Likewise, when filler is used there is a secondary effect of cellular stimulation producing natural collagen within the treated area – this again results in increased elasticity and skin thickness. Most filler treatment will last approx. one year, but after this the effects can ‘fall away’ quickly.

In order to encourage regular treatment and thus to maximise the effects, The Retreat offers a 10% reduction to all Botox® treatments carried out within 6 months of the original session and will retain this discount permanently for all patients who continue to receive therapy successively within the following 6 monthly periods.

Also, 10% discount will be applied to all filler treatments carried out within 12 months of the first session.

Facial Aesthetics Prices
Botulinum Therapy
1 Area
2 Areas
3 Areas
Additional Areas
Filler Treatments
Q-Med Restylane®
Perlane / Lipp /Vital or Touch
Prices from £200
Juvéderm Ultra®
Voluma/ Ultra / Ultra Smile
Prices from £300
Rejuvenation Treatments
Restylane Vital or Juvéderm Hydrate (3 x sessions)