Our Thoughts on Botox and Dermal Fillers in Superdrug

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At The Treatment Rooms London we make it clear- deciding to have Botox® or Filler treatment should be a process not a transaction!

Superdrug recently launched their Skin Renew service offering Botox® (Botulinum Toxin/ Anti-Wrinkle Injections) and Dermal Fillers in their London store (1-6). Following their recent sponsorship of Love Island they clearly sparked customer interest (8).

In this blog, we are going to highlight  what you need to think about before undergoing Botox® or Fillers in any clinic and not just Superdrug! Here they are in 4 bitesized points for you:

  1. Understand what Botox® and Dermal Fillers are
  2. Find out who is going to perform the procedure
  3. Plan your treatment goals with your practitioner
  4. Take time out to think about the treatment before saying “yes!”

1) Understand what Botox® and Dermal Fillers are

Although Botulinum toxin injections are usually safe they need to be given at the correct dose. Therefore, administering Botox® requires a prescription- issued only by a Doctor after a thorough consultation (9). Find out more by going to our anti-wrinkle injections page (here).

There are different types of dermal fillers but the most common is a hyaluronic acid based filler which is temporary and can be reversed if there are any problems. Fillers are used to restore volume and reshape certain areas of the face and body to create a youthful, rejuvenated appearance. By injecting them in the correct place they can produce safe & expected results. In contrast- using the incorrect filler can lead to nightmare results! And at The Treatment Rooms in London we have had to correct a number of cases whereby the injector has clearly been negligent! You can read more about dermal fillers on our page (here). 

2) Find out who is going to perform the procedure

The person performing the procedure is extremely important. As beauty therapists have now been prevented from joining a major regulatory body (JCCP), it is clear the UK is starting to ensure patients are only treated by qualified medical practitioners. In The Treatment Rooms our injections are only performed by Doctors and Surgeons. This means you can be sure your Doctor understands the anatomy of your face and has a high attention to detail on what needs to be done to achieve your desired outcome.

3) Plan your treatment goals with your practitioner

Talk through what you would like to achieve with your practitioner. Preparing your treatment goals before Botox® or filler reduces the likelihood of bad results. A simple telephone conversation is not enough to plan your procedure. Everyone has a unique face and a personalised plan should be made during a face-face consultation!

4) Take time out to think about the treatment before saying “yes!”

Deciding to undergo Botox® or filler treatment should be a process- not a transaction! Taking time out to think about any treatment is extremely important- this is the case in all medical and surgical procedures. After discussing the treatment with your practitioner, you should understand the procedure, its risks, complications and the planned treatment goals. This should be before you sign any consent form!

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Possible injection sites using Botox®

If you would like to find out more, book a free consultation with one of our Aesthetic Doctors  or simply start a WhatsApp conversation by clicking the Whatsapp Icon.

References

(1) https://www.superdrug.com/microsite/skin-renew

(2) https://news.sky.com/story/surgeons-issue-warning-as-superdrug-brings-botox-to-the-high-street-for-99-11473180

(3) https://www.vogue.co.uk/article/superdrug-botox-fillers

(4) https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-45195477

(5) https://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/beauty-hair/a22733953/superdrug-botox-fillers-service/

(6) https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/7020467/is-botox-available-in-superdrug-how-much-does-it-cost-and-can-you-get-fillers/

(7) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6060223/Superdrug-offering-FILLERS-Botox-little-99.html

(8) https://www.itv.com/loveisland

(9) https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/cosmetic-treatments/botulinum-toxin-botox-injections/

 

Dr Roshan Vara- Speaker At The UK’s Leading Medical Aesthetics Show

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Dr Roshan Vara will be speaking at Aesthetic Medicine North- the UK’s Leading Medical Aesthetics Show.

Having co-founded The Treatment Rooms in London and led the success of South London’s first hair transplant clinic, Dr Vara will share his experiences with other clinicians in Manchester this October. His talk on what practitioners will need to do before setting up a clinic will be on Saturday 20th October from 11am-12pm. He looks forward to seeing you there!

To see his listing, click HERE.

Dr Dilan Fernando- Hair Loss Blogger For Consulting Rooms

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Dr Dilan Fernando, Lead Hair Transplant Surgeon at The Treatment Rooms in London is now the author of Consulting Rooms’ Blog on Hair Loss.

Dr Fernando will be blogging all about hair and hair care. From hair loss, its prevention and treatment all the way through to hair transplant surgery and the future of potential treatments.

Hair is an organ, just like your heart and brain

In his latest blog he describes in detail the properties of healthy hair and how it grows, laying the foundation of what it means to have hair loss.

To read his blog, click HERE.

5 Considerations Before Choosing Hair Transplant Surgery

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There has been a lot of talk recently on hair transplant surgery (1-5) , with notable figures revealing they have taken steps to preserve their hair:

At The Treatment Rooms we are seeing an increasing number of males and females asking how a hair transplant can preserve or give back a hair style they want. We wanted to share our thoughts and give you 5 considerations to think about before choosing to undergo hair transplant surgery.

  1. Understand your hair loss
  2. Explore different treatments for hair loss
  3. Consider HOW a Hair Transplant would benefit you
  4. Choose your Surgeon
  5. Understand future pipelined treatments

1) Understand Your Hair Loss

Everyone’s hair loss is different. Whether you’re a male or female with a receding hairline, generalised thinning or small patches of hair loss, your hair loss is specific to you, it affects you personally- your mood, your self-esteem and your confidence. Part of suffering from hair loss is not only the physical aspect of shedding but also the impact it has on your wellbeing. Choosing how you want to address your hair loss will depend on what type of hair style you want to achieve and how much time you are willing to dedicate to treatment. More is written about this on our previous blog-  when to tackle baldness?

2) Explore Different Treatments For Hair Loss

There are so many different hair loss treatments out there. The ones that are approved by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and America’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are Minoxidil and Finasteride (6,7,8). Some clinics may provide PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) injections to promote and preserve hair growth but this has not yet been clinically proven.

The novelty of undergoing advanced robotic hair restoration can be enticing but be mindful- advanced technology does not equate to better results. In Hair Transplant Surgery an important part of a procedure is the surgeon having tactile feedback from a patient’s scalp and hair follicle- this is lost when the treatment is performed by a machine.

3) Consider HOW a Hair Transplant Would Benefit You

A Hair Transplant takes existing hairs at the back and the sides of the head and moves them to an area that is balding. If you have lost a substantial amount of hair, transplanting sparse hair may not give you the coverage or density you wish for. Being aware of what can be achieved and being realistic with your expectations will be a big part of your hair loss consultation. Make sure your surgeon goes through both in thorough detail!

At The Treatment Rooms London we make it clear- you have to invest care, time and effort into your hair.

Hair growth following a transplant also takes time! Do not expect a quick fix, it often takes 9-12 months to grow but can in some cases be much less.

4) Choose Your Surgeon

A Hair Transplant Surgeon in the UK should be practising under the licence of CQC, GMC and indemnification- if not- they are practising illegally. More regulation is expected in the UK landscape but for now all patients are reminded to check the clinic and surgeon they visit are registered.

Surgeons can also be affiliated with the BAHRS (British Association of Hair Restoration Surgery) or ISHRS (International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery). The Treatment Rooms’ very own Dr Fernando is an affiliate of BAHRS and upholds their stringent guidelines when practising hair transplant surgery.

Looking at the results a surgeon has produced, undergoing a consultation and asking them all the questions required to put your mind at ease is crucial before undergoing treatment. Bottomline- vet your surgeon!

For more information about having Hair Restoration Surgery at The Treatment Rooms click here. 

5) Understand Future Pipeline Treatments

A lot research is going into treatments for hair loss. There is a lot of talk around future stem cell treatments and skin & hair being grown in labs that can be used for hair transplant surgery. These treatments still need to undergo vigorous testing in the lab and pass clinical trials before they become widely available. So don’t wait. If you care about your hair and want to preserve it, don’t wait for a pipeline treatment, it will prolong your existing hair loss.  See a hair loss doctor and find out what treatments are available to you now.

If you would like to find out more, book a free consultation with one of our Hair Transplant Surgeons  or simply start a WhatsApp conversation by clicking the Whatsapp Icon.

References

(1) https://www.telegraph.co.uk/health-fitness/body/what-makes-a-good-candidate-for-a-hair-transplant/

(2) https://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/bald-ambition-had-hair-transplant-28/

(3) https://www.telegraph.co.uk/health-fitness/body/hair-transplant-treatment-best/

(4) https://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/the-filter/hair-transplant-faq-ten-common-questions-hair-loss-procedures/

(5) https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/pune/for-hair-loss-youth-turn-to-transplants/articleshow/64454682.cms

(6) Patient.co.uk on Finasteride 

(7) Patient.co.uk on Minoxidil (for Males) and (for Females)

(8) https://www.treatmentroomslondon.com/treatment/medical-hair-loss-treatments/

 

Award Winning Doctor at The Treatment Rooms London

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Dr Hany Abi Ghosn, affiliate Doctor and Consultant at The Treatment Rooms is the 2018 Winner of Europe’s Best Medical Aesthetics Doctor Award

Presented by the European Medical Association, Dr Hany received the 2018 Rose of Paracelsus for his achievements as a Medical Aesthetics Doctor.

World Renowned for his work in advanced facial aesthetics using minimally invasive methods such as PDO Thread Lifts, Dr Hany has worked tirelessly to bring the “magic of aesthetic medicine” to patients across Europe. He has actively championed teaching courses in London, honing their course material, ensuring participating candidates are proficient and confident when treating patients.

The Treatment Rooms is proud to be Dr Hany’s London home and has seen the great benefit patients receive when they are in his hands. Being a Medical Aesthetics Doctor for the last 15 years has meant Dr Hany is highly sought after for his dedicated work. He has pioneered facial harmonisation, whereby subtlety in treatment is combined with natural beauty. He is fully deserving of the title Best European Medical Aesthetics Doctor of 2018!

If you would like to book in to see Dr Hany at The Treatment Rooms, please contact us by filling out the form below, clicking here or on the WhatsApp icon to start a conversation.