The Retreat - Health and Beauty Salon, Aesthetic Clinic
1 Rockingham Place, Star Road, Eastbourne, BN21 1PD
Including Botox® Restylane®, Juvéderm® & Emervel® Fillers & Facial Rejuvenation
Facial Aesthetic treatments are provided by Les Bennett who has advanced training and certification, and is a gold member of The International Academy of Advanced Facial Aesthetics. Dr Bennett is fully insured and has been working in this field since 2000, giving you total peace of mind that you will receive only the very best care.
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 taken lightly, with possible side effects if administered incorrectly, or used on those with certain medical conditions. Botox® has been researched since the 50’s and has been used medically for many years to treat muscular disorders.
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.
The dose for cosmetic use is very small and side effects are rare and will be discussed at your initial consultation. Botox® is given by injection directly into the muscles concerned. An anaesthetic cream is applied to the skin beforehand, which numbs the area being treated. Any discomfort is consequently very mild and of a temporary nature.
In most people the effects become apparent after 7 to 10 days and initial results last an average of 4 to 6 months. The muscles then gradually regain their original strength. Please read section on treatment maintenance.
Filler Treatments - Restylane®, Juvéderm® and Emervel®
Fine lines and wrinkles can now be successfully improved with modern filler, which consist 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. Hyaluronic acid is formulated to be injected into the skin to lift up the tissue of a line, wrinkle or fold. Recent research has shown that the injection of Hyaluronic acid 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 filler products that have been developed for use in different areas of the face and lips. As they are not derived from animals, they are extremely safe. It is not necessary to perform pre-testing. These modern fillers have been developed to be used in different areas and practically all contain local anaesthetic which reduces considerably any discomfort during the procedure and for several hours afterwards. Depending on the treatment area and the type of filler used, the effects should last between one and two years.
Facial Rejuvenation Treatment - Restylane® Vital or Juvéderm® Hydrate
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.
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 these treatments are carried out in a regular basis. If too much time is left in between sessions, you would lose the benefit of any ongoing improvement.
Therefore in order to encourage regular treatment and thus to maximise the effects, The Retreat offers a 10% discount on 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.
Below is a price list for the basic treatments that we provide. The next step is to have an individual assessment in order to evaluate which of our treatments is suitable for you. A 30 minute consultation is FREE of Charge.
Rest assured that at The Retreat we offer a full Free Medical Consultation to evaluate which of our advanced aesthetic treatments is best for you, and where any side effects can be identified & risks reduced. Written aftercare is also provided.