Facial Aesthetics

Book a consultation for our non-surgical facial aesthetics treatments. We can discuss your treatment options for addressing lines, wrinkles and other areas of concern.

Muscle Relaxant Treatment Consultations at Hutton Village

As people age, the muscles used to form facial expressions create permanent creases in the skin. We are happy to provide a consultation to determine if one of our muscle relaxant treatments is suitable for you.  We use muscle relaxant treatment for:
  • The frown lines between the eyes, known as the glabeller
  • The forehead, in the muscles used to lift the brow
  • Crows feet, the squint lines that appear around the eyes
  • The lines around the mouth and on the neck
  • Correcting brow asymmetry
  • Severe underarm sweating
  • And more
Muscle relaxant treatment can also be used on those affected by hyperhidrosis. This condition is heavy sweating that occurs without exposure to heat or exercise. Injecting muscle relaxant into the underarms may help control excessive sweating in this area.

A Versatile Facial Aesthetics Treatment

Muscle relaxant treatment yields temporary results. It also:
  • Is a non-surgical alternative to a brow lift or other facial surgery
  • Treats underlying muscles rather than each individual line or wrinkle
  • May offer results that last for up to six months
  • Treats several areas of the face and the underarms
  • Provides minimal discomfort for many patients
  • Does not require sedation or anaesthesia

What to Expect During Muscle Relaxant Treatment

Our facial aesthetics practitioners walk you through the treatment process during your consultation. We inject small amounts of protein into the target muscles, which puts them into temporary ‘hibernation’ by blocking the nerve impulses that usually cause them to move. There may be some side effects with this treatment:
  • Some localised, slight bruising can occur, but it is easily disguised with a light application of makeup.
  • Redness at the site of injection, which usually goes away within a couple of hours.
  • Eyebrow drop, which usually wears off after a couple of weeks. This should not happen if injected correctly, which illustrates the importance of having this treatment done by professionals, like us.

Facial Muscle Relaxant Treatments are Not for Everyone

Patient safety comes first. We do not recommend this treatment for patients who:
  • Are pregnant or lactating
  • Have any muscle wasting disease
  • Are on Aspirin/blood thinning medicine
  • Are undergoing antibiotic therapy

Various Dermal Filler Treatment Options

As you age, the underlying tissues that keep skin looking plumped up begin to break down. The result often leaves laugh lines, smile lines, and creases over the areas where facial movement occurs.

Dermal fillers are a range of smooth consistency gels made of hyaluronic acid (HA). This is a naturally-occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration. Dermal fillers mimic the hydrating and lifting effect of your skin’s natural hyaluronic acid, keeping the skin hydrated and elastic. When injected beneath the skin, fillers plump up creased and sunken areas of the face. 

Fillers come in a variety of consistencies, and can be used for various filling requirements. Each area of the face has different needs and requires a different volume of dermal filler.

Uses of Dermal Fillers

The most appropriate lines to treat are static. These are the deep facial lines you can see when your face is expressionless. Static lines happen from a lack of elasticity of the skin caused by sun damage, smoking and genetics. Dermal fillers:
  • Suit all skin types
  • Add volume to the skin
  • Require no pre-treatment skin test
  • Provide immediate, visible results that can last four to six months (sometimes up to nine months depending on the individual)
  • Have effects that last longer with repeated treatments over time
  • Plump up certain features, such as lips
  • Provide long-lasting but not permanent results
  • Are made from non-animal, naturally based, highly purified and biodegradable gel
  • Do not affect facial expression

The Dermal Filler Process at Hutton Village

Unlike muscle relaxant treatment, dermal filler results can be seen immediately following the injections. However, it takes approximately two weeks for the final results to settle. The results should last approximately six months, but timing varies for each individual. Absorption rates for the product are different for everyone, it really depends on the amount of filler used and how deep the lines are.

Dermal Filler Injection Sites

Dermal fillers are used for volumising or filling out passive facial lines and folds in many areas.
  • Naso-labial (lip to nose lines)
  • Lip lines
  • Lip volumising (fuller lip)
  • Lifting of the lip/mouth corners
  • Lip to chin lines
  • Cheek volumising (check lifting)
  • Eye troughs
  • Chin volumising and enhancement
  • Nose reshaping (non-surgical nose enhancement)
  • Decolletage-softening of the chest (sleeping lines)

Possible Side Effects

With any procedure there is always a marginal risk for side effects. As this treatment involves injections, there is the potential for bruising, however refraining from drinking alcohol the previous day may help prevent this. If you are very prone to bruising then a course of arnica pre-treatment may help.

Redness and swelling can occur but usually goes down within three to four hours. Lips may experience significant swelling, but this corrects itself within 24 hours. In some areas you might be aware of a lumpy or nodular feeling after the treatment with fillers. This is transient and will go away after a few days or weeks.

Microneedling Services are Available

Microneedling is a facial aesthetics treatment for addressing several skin conditions that leave depressions in the skin. An electrically-powered handheld device uses tiny needles to create microscopic punctures in the skin. These “injuries” help stimulate the skin to repair itself by producing new collagen. Certain skin issues create an uneven appearance of the skin, including:
  • Acne scars
  • Surgical scars
  • Sun spots
  • Burns
  • Rough or dry skin texture
  • Enlarged pores
  • And more
Microneedling requires multiple treatment sessions to reach the desired results. One of our practitioners will advise how many sessions are required based on an individual assessment.

Microneedling Treatment at Hutton Village

During the microneedling appointment, our facial aesthetics practitioner applies a topical anaesthetic to help numb the treatment area. Our microneedling devices penetrate into the skin’s epidermis and dermis. This electric machine evenly pushes the microneedles into the skin, which prompts the production of more collagen as the “injuries” heal.

On average, the results of microneedling last about three to five months. Patients may elect to come back for another microneedling treatment as their results fade.

Common side effects of this treatment include temporary redness, some swelling, and skin flaking, which can last a few days. Recovery time is generally faster than lasers, chemical peels or other treatments that help resurface the skin.

A Consultation Helps Determine if Microneedling is the Treatment for You

Microneedling can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions, as outlined above. As this treatment does not deliver heat to the skin, patients with melasma and hyperpigmentation may still be candidates for microneedling.

Those with active inflammatory acne, or oral herpes must postpone any treatment until any active breakouts have cleared up.

Chemical Peels for Various Skin Concerns

Peels may help improve the texture and appearance of the skin. They can also help to reduce fine lines and improve the elasticity and tone of the skin as well as reduce abnormal pigmentation.

What to Expect During a Chemical Peel

During the procedure most people experience a mild stinging sensation whilst the glycolic acid mask/liquid is on the face. The face is often pink after the solution is removed, and there may be a faint white discolouration in some areas, or a blotchy appearance to the skin that usually fades within a couple of hours. Some people do not experience any visible peeling off of the skin after treatment, but the treatment still has a beneficial effect, like a very good exfoliation.

Four Types of Chemical Peels to Address Different Skin Concerns

1. Mask Peel
This peel is for greasy, acne-prone skin, visible pores, excess sebum and dermatological facial cleansing.
2. Milk Peel
This peel offers epidermal stimulation for dull complexions and wrinkles and a smoothing effect for softer skin.
3. Spot Peel
This peel is for pigmentation spots, such as pregnancy dark spots, melasma or post-inflammatory pigmentation. Spot peel comes with specific aftercare instructions with cleanser C5 and the application of K-Ceutic and SunCeutic creams. Your practitioner will advise you how often and how much to apply and other Spot Peel specific aftercare instructions.
4. Cosmo Peel (TCA Peel)
TCA skin peels are a treatment for skin-ageing, photo-aging, over-pigmentation and active acne.

What Should You Do After a Peel Procedure?

It is very important that you carefully follow the advice given by the practitioner following a peel treatment. This helps improve the benefits of the procedure and reduce the risk of complications or side effects. Be sure to use all the crèmes as directed and use a high factor sun protection crème every day. Following treatment, we advise that you:
  • Cleanse the face gently with a soap-free cleanser, pat dry with a towel, and moisturise twice a day.
  • Avoid picking off any dead/peeling skin as this may cause bleeding and discolouration, or even mild scarring.
  • Do not expose yourself to the sun without sunscreen for at least six weeks after treatment. This helps reduce the risk of hyperpigmentation (brown blotches on the face). A high factor sunblock should be used daily to protect the skin (even on a dull or cloudy day).
  • Use antihistamines if your itching is severe during the healing phase.
  • Avoid scratching or picking at the skin to reduce the chances of scarring.

Who Is Not a Candidate for a Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels aren’t recommended for everyone. We advise you not to get a chemical peel if:
  • You have a history of problems with keloid scars (raised scars that grow out beyond the original site of injury) or other types of scarring of your skin.
  • You have facial warts or any current facial infection.
  • You have used the anti-acne treatment isotretinoin (brand name Roaccutane) within the last 12 months.
  • You have darkly pigmented skin, or red hair with freckled skin. In such cases, you would generally be unsuitable for the deeper peels owing to the potential for skin bleaching. This is particularly the case with the deeper peels where the top layers of skin are removed.

Summary of Risks from Medical Skin Peels

Peels are a form of skin rejuvenation and the vast majority are carried out with no complications. However, you do need to be aware of the risks, which may include:
  • Burning sensation and stinging
  • Redness that can last for a few weeks
  • Peeling
  • Sensitive skin following the chemical peel
  • In rare cases, patients may experience an infection in the skin or an out-break of cold sores
  • Mild transient swelling of the face
  • Hypo or Hyperpigmentation
  • In rare cases scarring or keloids may occur.

Book a Facial Aesthetics Consultation

During your consultation, we can discuss our line of treatments and the facial aesthetic products that best suit you. You can book your appointment with us easily using our online booking system.