Wrinkles are part of the natural ageing process. They can be aggravated or brought on by the effects of smoking, sun damage or other causes.
We offer a whole spectrum of non-surgical and surgical treatments to effectively combat the signs of ageing, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and make your skin look smooth and more youthful. Non-surgical line and wrinkle treatments don’t require you to stay in hospital and can be performed under local anaesthetic, making them extremely popular and one of the safest ways of keeping wrinkles at bay.
Looking after your health, protecting skin from the effects of sun’s ultraviolet radiation will delay the onset of lines and wrinkles. Facial muscles slacken and skin becomes less elastic over time, resulting in folds and lines, commonly where facial muscles move during frowning, laughing, smiling and squinting.
Botox injections will not improve very deep wrinkles and so it may be useful to discuss your personal needs with experts who can describe the different treatments that are available. Liberate has treatment clinics all over the UK, with a team of highly trained and qualified clinicians dedicated to your complete care. We are leaders in the field of cosmetic surgery, using a range of the latest trialled and tested procedures and products. Our job is to ensure that you look your best and are well cared for.
During your consultation with a Liberate cosmetic surgeon we explore what you are hoping to gain from treatment. Our qualified and experienced BAAPS / BAPRAS experts will assess your needs and discuss the results you can realistically expect. Our range of muscle relaxant treatments will restrict movement from the small muscles in your forehead and face, giving you a smooth, youthful looking face in less than two weeks, with results lasting up to four months.
The drug, Botox, temporarily blocks tiny facial muscles so that they do not contract. Untreated muscles continue to contract in the usual way, so that you retain normal facial expression whilst keeping treated areas smooth and unwrinkled. Wrinkles soften and fade away. Effects can be enhanced by using the treatment in combination with wrinkle fillers. Find out more about dermal fillers here.
Using an ultra-fine needle, very small doses of diluted botulinum toxin are injected into the appropriate part of your face. This relaxes the muscle and may temporarily cause a brief stinging sensation. Several injections may be needed depending on the area being treated.
Discomfort is so mild that anaesthesia is not generally needed, although a local anaesthetic cream may be applied prior to treatment if desired. As a result normal activity can be resumed immediately after Botox treatment. Botox treatments are prescription only and are prescribed and administered by a qualified clinician.
Botox has its maximum effect five to eight days after treatment and lasts for about four months. It varies from person to person and depends on expressive facial movements. Immediate effects are visible between one and three days after injection. To maintain the effects over time you may choose to have repeated treatments.
Once you have chosen your surgeon, there are a number of ways to make contact and arrange your initial consultation.
You can send your questions via the contact us page or email us directly here and a member of the Liberate team will contact you to answer any questions you may have and book your appointment.
The next step is to meet the surgeon of your choice. It is likely he/ she consults at two or three different hospitals; we can help you determine which location would be most convenient for you.
During an initial consultation, your surgeon will discuss with you your concerns and examine you to determine whether you are a suitable candidate for surgery.
He/ She will comprehensively explain what is involved in your procedure and discuss any possible risks associated with the procedure. This will be your first chance to ask all those questions!
Be sure to ask to see the surgeon’s before and after photographs. He/ She will be able to show you photographs of patients in a similar situation to yourself. This can be very useful for you to view the surgeon’s previous results to get an idea of what can be achieved.
Following your initial consultation, your surgeon will ask you to take time to think over all the information you have been given and talk it over with your friends and family. It is best practice for the surgeon to invite you back for a second consultation before you go ahead with any surgery.
This is a good opportunity to ask any questions that may have arisen since your first appointment. The surgeon will go through the procedure in more detail and ensure you have realistic expectations of the results possible.
When all your questions and concerns have been answered, the surgeon’s secretary will arrange a convenient date for your surgery. Try to avoid any important dates and events which may clash with your recovery period.
Each patient is different and it is difficult to predict how long your recovery will take. If you have young children make sure you have appropriate child care in place in order for you to recuperate and relax at home without having to look after the children.
With Liberate surgeons, you can rest assured that you will be looked after: before, during, following your surgery and beyond.
All Liberate surgeons make it a priority to see you following your surgery and are available for follow-up appointments.
You’ll be seen by the surgeon who operated on you – not a nurse or a different surgeon. It’s important to us that you see the surgeon you know already.
At Liberate, aftercare is for life.