What are anti-ageing injectables?

Anti-ageing injectables such as Botox® and Azzalure are local muscle relaxants that smooth out facial lines and wrinkles by relaxing the facial muscles responsible for producing them. These are the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in the world.

Botox® and Azzalure treatments are an easy, relatively pain-free process and a great solution for reducing the appearance of wrinkles around the face, primarily in the brow, eye and cheek areas.
The procedure is done during a 30-minute consultation and involves a few tiny injections into the areas of concern. You are then able to return to your normal daily routine immediately without the need for a lengthy recovery period.

The treated lines on your face will begin to soften over a three to five day period following the procedure and their appearance will further improve over the next two weeks. Your new, fresher appearance and feel will stay with you for three to six months (every result is different depending on how quickly your body breaks down the toxin), at which point treatment is easily repeated.

An alternative use for Botox® and Azzalure injections is to treat Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)  under the arms where it is a proven method of preventing perspiration for up to six months at a time, or migraines.

An Introduction to Anti Ageing Injectables & Botox

What are the benefits of anti-ageing injectables at Cadogan Clinic?

  • Quick 10-15 minute treatment to reduce lines and wrinkles
  • Performed by highly experienced consultant dermatologist or plastic surgeon
  • No need for general anaesthetic
  • No surgical scarring
  • No downtime, and an immediate return to work and daily routine
  • Effective and natural – looking results
  • Conveniently located on Sloane Street, Chelsea

What to expect during your injectable consultation at the Cadogan Clinic?

Due to our underlying medical philosophy and strict medical standards, we only offer anti - ageing injectable treatments by trained consultant dermatologists or plastic surgeons. Not only is this safer, but is proven to deliver superior aesthetic outcomes.

You will meet with one of our highly trained cosmetic dermatologists or surgeons at the Clinic on Sloane Street, Chelsea, for a no-obligation in-person assessment.

Your consultant will discuss the following with you at this consultation:

  • The best options for you and your facial anatomy, and the results that you would likely achieve 
  • An explanation of the procedure, recovery and likely outcomes and costs
  • Go through your past medical history
  • Answer any questions you may have

If you both agree that a treatment is desirable during the consultation, your treatment can take place there and then during the same visit.

Your consultation is free, but subject to a £50attendance deposit that can be redeemed against any treatment delivered during your visit.

You are then invited back for a free follow up session 2 weeks later where a complimentary top-up is provided if you need it.

3 Easy Steps

  • Visit the Clinic on Sloane Street, Chelsea for your free no-obligation consultation with one of our cosmetic dermatologists or surgeons
  • Have your treatment during the same visit if it is agreed with your consultant 
  • Return 2 weeks later for a review and free top-up if required 

Why do people have anti-ageing injectables?

Anti-ageing injectables, such as Botox® and Azzalure are highly effective facial rejuvenation treatments for both men and women, and remain the most popular cosmetic procedure in the world.

Some common reasons for anti-ageing injectables include:

  • Reduce the appearance of existing lines and wrinkles 
  • Prevent the development of new lines and wrinkles
  • Eliminate excessive sweating
  • Cure chronic migraines
  • Stop teeth – grinding 

Where do people have anti-ageing injectables?

It is common to have anti ageing injectables anywhere in the face or hands.

Some common areas include:

  • Forehead wrinkles (‘frown’ lines)
  • Corner of the eyes (‘crows feet’) 
  • In between the eyes (‘glabellar’ or ‘no. 11’ lines) 
  • Upper Lip Lines
  • Around the mouth (‘laughter’ or ‘marionette’ lines) 
  • Neck Lines
  • Chin 

What is Profhilo and how is it different to Botox® and Azzalure?

Profhilo is a new, highly effective anti-ageing injectable treatment based on hyaluronic acid. Profhilo is injected into pre-determined points to give a "hydrolift" effect that boosts skin hydration and tightens the skin.

Hyaluronic acid – the active agent in Profhilo - can hold 1000 times its weight in water creating a significant deep moisturizing activity. In addition, Profhilo remodels the skin by stimulating elastin and collagen production, giving it a firmer, plumper and smoother texture.

Profhilo is highly spreadable and flows over an extended area to improve skin condition, quality, tone and elasticity, as opposed to the local effect of other anti-ageing injectables.

The treatment consists of two sessions one month apart. Some improvement can be seen from one week after the first injection, but the results take full effect around one month after the second injection and will last for about six months.

How does Profhilo differ from traditional fillers?

Pricing

Injectable treatments vary depending on the injectable product used and are charged by area.

Injectable treatments start from £295.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Ageing skin is a part of life but there are some measures we can take to help slow the process down, such as:

+ Wear sunscreen daily.
+ Wear a wide-brimmed sun hat and sunglasses.
+ Use skincare products containing anti-ageing ingredients such as peptides and vitamin A.
+ Avoid smoking.
+ Invest in professional skin treatments which stimulate collagen production

Anti-ageing injectables are an excellent tool for supporting such preventative measures, as well as reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles that have already developed.

Anti -ageing injectables contain ''botulinum toxin type A'' which is a neurotoxin. This toxin, when present in extremely small doses, inhibits the nerve stimulation of muscles by preventing nerves from releasing a chemical called acetylcholine.

From a cosmetic perspective this means botulinum toxin, or Botox, injections relax the facial muscles and improve the appearance of existing frown and laughter lines. Anti-ageing injectables can also prevent the further development of wrinkles so Botox can help the skin to look younger and smoother for longer

Most individuals are suitable to have this treatment however there are some instances where treatment wouldn't be administered, these include;

+ Pregnant or breastfeeding women
+ Anyone who is allergic to any of the ingredients of Botox or have had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin-based products such as Myobloc or Dysport
+ Anyone who has had an infection around the area where the injection is planned

The treatment can take between 20 and 30 minutes, depending on the area being treated. Repeat visits can be shorter, and take between 10 – 15 minutes

Anti-ageing injectable treatments in the UK are currently unregulated meaning any aesthetic practitioner can perform them. This has led to the proliferation of low quality 'high street' providers, and filler treatments even being made available in non-medical environments such as gyms.

At the Cadogan Clinic we believe such practices are extremely risky and highly correlated with unsafe and poor aesthetic outcomes.

We only offer consultant – led injectable treatments, performed by highly trained cosmetic dermatologists or plastic surgeons.

Pain should be very minimal as the needle used is very fine and only a very small amount of toxin is required.

Like any injection, you may feel the point of entry but the sensation will be bearable. We do not recommend taking painkillers or anti-inflammatories before your procedure as these can thin the blood and increase your chance of post treatment bruising.

There is typically no downtime at all.

There may be a slight mild redness, swelling, tenderness, bruising, or itching which usually subsides after a few hours following treatment - most patients can return to work or to their regular activities immediately after receiving treatment, although we recommend 24hrs before doing any vigorous exercise.

The results from anti-ageing injectables are not immediate and it can take up to a week to become fully obvious.

The chemical reaction for botulinum toxin can take different times to develop between patients, which is why some patients may see results quicker compared to others.

You will be invited back into the Clinic after two weeks to review your results and receive a complimentary top – up if required.

We specialise in the delivery of exceptionally precise treatments, and our consultants can control your outcome based on your stated personal preferences. Some patients prefer an extremely subtle change, whilst others may prefer something slightly more meaningful.

Either way your results will look natural, as our specialists will use the natural contours of your face to deliver the very best outcomes. You will also retain a full array of facial expressions and will not experience the 'frozen' look, provided a trained practitioner has delivered the correct dosage.

This will all be discussed comprehensively at your consultation.

Botox injections are the most performed non-surgical procedure in the world and a very safe, quick and painless treatment.
Potential side effects of the cosmetic use of Botox – although very uncommon – may include headaches, eyelid ptosis (drooping), blurred vision, dizziness and dried mouth.

These are rare, however, when receiving treatment by a highly qualified practitioner in a safe medical environment.

Typically, we recommend having a treatment every 3-6 months, however this is all very dependent upon the individual.

Botox is eventually metabolised into the body and the rates at which it does so varies depending on different factors such as; diet, lifestyle, alcohol consumption and frequency of exercise.

Once the effects have worn off, you will need to revisit the Clinic for your next round of treatment.

We also offer Chemical skin peels, laser resurfacing, and micro - needling as highly effective non invasive treatments for lines and wrinkles

Botox® and Azzalure are both compounds of botulinum toxin type A, a neurotoxin produced by the Clostridium botulinum.

Botox was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the cosmetic treatment of wrinkles and frown lines in 2002; Dysport was approved for the same use in 2009.

As injectable treatments for wrinkles and frown lines, Botox and Azzalure work similarly: they both contain very small doses of botulinum toxin, which inhibits the stimulation of nerves, with the effect of relaxing the muscles that cause facial wrinkles. Azzalure spreads a bit farther from the injection point than Botox. This is an advantage, as fewer injections are required in large areas (such as the forehead), with less potential discomfort for the patient.

In the treatment of lateral orbital rhytids (commonly known as "crow's feet"), Azzalure is believed to produce better results than Botox on patients' appearance when facial muscles are contracted; however, the difference is hardly noticeable when facial muscles are at rest.

However, there have been numerous studies performed to assess the differences between the different preparations, and there is a wealth of anecdotal evidence collected as expert opinion from doctors who have performed thousands of treatments to suggest that there is very little difference between the two in terms of duration of effect, the side effect profile, the spread, the diffusion, and most importantly, patient and practitioner satisfaction.

There is therefore no significant clinical difference between the formulations, it is simply up to which formulation your consultant feels is best suited to you.

Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) and Dysport (abobotulinumtoxinA) are both compounds of botulinum toxin type A, a neurotoxin produced by the Clostridium botulinum used cosmetically for the reduction and prevention of lines and wrinkles.

Botox was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the cosmetic treatment of wrinkles and frown lines in 2002; Dysport was approved for the same use in 2009.

As cosmetic injectable treatments, Botox and Dysport work similarly: they contain very small doses of botulinum toxin, Dysport spreads a bit farther from the injection point than Botox. This is an advantage, as fewer injections are required in large areas (such as the forehead), with less potential discomfort for the patient. On the other hand, with Dysport it is even more important that the injection is performed by an experienced and skilled professional, able to prevent it from spreading into nearby areas, causing unwanted side effects.

Profhilo is an excellent choice for those noticing the signs of aging skin but aren't ready to have dermal fillers done yet. Profhilo is wonderful for patients looking to have a rejuvenated look, without adding volume in specific places but instead a more overall natural youthful glow.

This is typically after the age of 30 when we begin to lose large amounts of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid.

Profhilo is most typically used on the face, however it's often used to rejuvenate the neck, décolleté, arms, hands and neck areas as well. It help reduce sagginess in skin and wrinkled texture, so it's become more popular to use as a treatment on the décolleté where there is often sun damage and wrinkles as we age.

To achieve the best results, we recommend that you have two treatments done within 4 weeks of each other. You may start to see results as soon as one week following treatment, but it may take up to 4 weeks to see the full results.

Botox – or Botulinum Toxin – is a neurotoxin that inhibits nerve stimulation on muscles. It is used cosmetically to reduce or remove facial wrinkles. Botox injections contain a very small dose of Botulinum Toxin and relax the muscles that form the wrinkles. The effect of a Botox injection lasts approximately between 3 to 6 months.

Dermal Fillers are a soft tissue filler that is injected into the skin to help fill out facial wrinkles and cavities and add volume to the face, for a fuller, smoother appearance. Like Botox, these are temporary as they are eventually absorbed by the body. Often used cosmetically to soften facial wrinkles, lines and other skin imperfections and enhance facial volume.

There are many different types of fillers, each has its own specificities and tends to work better on certain areas and not in others. Some dermal fillers last longer than others.

The Cadogan Clinic is based at 120 Sloane Street in Chelsea, just off Sloane Square and the Kings Road.

Our address is 120 Sloane Street, Chelsea, London, SW1X 9BW.

We are accessible by all major bus routes that pass through Sloane Square and Sloane Street, as well as Sloane Square tube station.

Local pay parking is available just around the corner from the Clinic on Cadogan Gate, Cadogan Square and Cadogan Gardens. Our local residential parking zone is the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.

How to find us

The Cadogan Clinic is based at 120 Sloane Street in Chelsea, just off Sloane Square and the Kings Road.

We are accessible by all major bus routes that pass through Sloane Square and Sloane Street, as well as Sloane Square tube station.

We are just a 5 minute walk northwards up Sloane Street once you have arrived at Sloane Square.

Local pay parking is available just around the corner from the Clinic on Cadogan Gate, Cadogan Square and Cadogan Gardens. Our local residential parking zone is the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.

Address: 120 Sloane Street, Chelsea, London, SW1X 9BW

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