Aesthetic Medicine & Injectables

Aesthetic medicine as a field of interest has vastly expanded in the last decade; more affordable treatments, minimally invasive approaches, reversible procedures, and fewer complication rates have seen a large shift from surgical to non-surgical cosmetic treatments.

The objectives of aesthetic medicine are:  

  • Prevention and treatment of all forms of aesthetic pathology 
  • Application of techniques to improve beauty and appearance  
  • Prevention of ageing 
  • Promotion of health and psychological, physical, and personal well-being 

Ethical Considerations:

Aesthetic medicine is now in the spotlight more than ever due to some unscrupulous practitioners who have put profit ahead of patient safety and care. At Whole Medicine we believe it is most important to rebuild that trust and practice in a way that puts patient safety and outcomes ahead of other gains.  

We firmly believe in the 4 healthcare ethical principles that must be adhered to when practicing Aesthetic Medicine: 

  1. Patient Autonomy - At the end of the day, a patient must be allowed to make their own choice without persuasion or coercion.  
  2. Beneficence - All procedures/treatments recommended must be with the intention to do good for the patient  
  3. Non-Maleficence - The principle to “do no harm”  
  4. Justice - applying fairness in our decision making  

Skin Health & Ageing:

Your skin is the largest organ of the body, accounting for around 15% of your total body weight.  Skin has a critical role as an immune barrier, thermoregulation, sensation and excretion of waste products.  

Ageing is a natural process, from the age of around 25years old the first signs of ageing start to appear - fine lines begin to appear and soon wrinkles, a loss of volume and a loss of density become more noticeable.  

What contributes to skin ageing? 

Your internal factors such as genetics significantly contribute towards your skin health and the ageing process.  

However, external Factors play a strong role in skin health such as:  

  • Sunlight  
  • Smoking 
  • Alcohol 
  • Stress 
  • Poor Diet - low protein & high carbohydrate  
  • Poor Sleep 
  • Depression  

UV radiation from sunlight has by far and away the most documented evidence of damaging effects on the skin. UV radiation is further broken down in to 2 types - UV-A and UV-B. UV-A is a longer wavelength and is responsible for ageing related to the deeper areas of the skin whereas UV-B is responsible for sunburn.  

Where do anti wrinkle treatments fall in to all of this?

Anti wrinkle treatments contain a neurotoxin made naturally by a bacteria called “Clostridium Botulinum” - which then go through a purification process to enable us to use them for clinical and cosmetic purposes.  

Medical uses include: Cerebral Palsy, Migraines an Overactive Bladders.  

The treatment when injected in to the muscle works to paralyze that muscle in order to reduce contraction of that muscle. When we prevent the muscle from contracting, we keep the facial skin from creasing and therefore reducing the overall appearance of wrinkles. Over time, the muscles form new synapses and the muscle starts to re-contract again - hence we get a “wearing off” effect of Botox.  

Usually the effects last 3 months, but can vary from person to person.  

Through the use of anti wrinkle treatments we can help with reducing the signs of ageing by blocking those muscles that contribute to the formation of wrinkles.  

    There are 3 main areas that we target: 

    1. Glabellar Muscle - the “Facial Frown” 
    2. Frontalis Muscle - the “Forehead Lines” 
    3. Orbicularis Oculi - So called “Crows Feet” 

    We require an initial consultation to discuss outcomes and goals before we go ahead with the treatment.  

    We can do 1, 2 or all 3 at the same time depending on your needs and requirements.  

    Who does anti wrinkle treatments at Whole Medicine?

    Dr Faran Rizvi and Dr Margaret Evers are accredited and experienced injectors. 

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