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Facial Aesthetics & Cosmetics

Meet the Team

Dr Charlotte Eckhardt

Aesthetic Practioner
Qualifications
Biography

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Cell Biology & Cutaneous Research at the Blizard Institute, within Barts & The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London.
Consultant Orthodontist, Maxillofacial Department Morriston Hospital, ABMU Health Board.

BDS MSc Orthodontics (London)
MSc Aesthetic Medicine (London)
FDS RCS (Eng) MOrth RCS (Eng)
FDS (Orthodontics) RCS (Eng)

Dr Eckhardt is a Consultant Orthodontist and Aesthetic Practitioner. She graduated in Dentistry in London, completed her Orthodontic Speciality Training from the Royal College of Surgeons in England and holds a Consultant post in Morriston University Hospital Swansea.

She had a Master’s degree with distinction in Aesthetic Medicine from Queen Mary University in London, being one of the few practitioners in the UK to undertake such specialist training.

Dr Eckhardt is now a Faculty Member and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer on the Aesthetic Medicine Master’s Degree at Queen Mary University of London. She trains Plastic Surgeons, Dermatologists, Doctors and Dentists on the safe and effective use of non-surgical procedures and lectures nationally and internationally in Aesthetic Medicine.

Our Range of Treatments

Botox Injections

Botox treatments give remarkable results, combined with very few risks, and with no recovery time.

Botox injections have been used to treat millions of patients worldwide and is the world’s most popular Non-Surgical treatment.

When Botox is injected into target muscles it temporarily relaxes them for 3 to 4 months.  It softens wrinkles, erases lines and stops any worsening of skin creases.

Areas Commonly Treated with Botox

 

  • Forehead
  • Frown lines between the eyebrows
  • Crow’s feet
  • Droopy Jowls
  • Gummy Smile
  • Dimpled Chin
  • Downturned Mouths
  • Neck Line & Bands
  • Excessive Sweating (Hyperhydrosis)

Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)

Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating is a condition that affects the amount of perspiration produced by the body. The condition can leave the affected areas constantly damp making everyday activities difficult to carry out and inevitably causing embarrassment to the sufferer.

There is a quick and simple treatment available using a product known as BOTOX® or Vistabel®. This product is normally used to treat facial frown lines and wrinkles but it can also be effectively used to prevent the sweat glands from producing excess levels of sweat.

Benefits
Right for You?
Treatment Duration

• The treatment is quick and simple to perform and can reduce and almost eliminate sweating for around 6 months
• The treatment is non-invasive with virtually no recovery time necessary; you can resume your normal activities immediately after treatment
• Not permanent and will naturally break down
• Increases confidence and makes wearing your favourite clothes more comfortable

Anyone who suffers from the condition known as Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating can consider this quick and effective treatment. If you are self conscious about your excessive perspiration and it is making everyday activities difficult to carry out then don’t suffer anymore. Botox or Vistabel is one of the most effective, long lasting and minimally invasive treatments that puts a stop to excessive sweating.

Whether you want to feel fresh at work, have a special occasion coming up or you simply find the summer months unbearable, this treatment will reduce perspration levels allowing you to get on and enjoy life without having to worry about unattractive sweat patches.

You will probably not need to have another treatment for at least 6 months, normally around 7-8 months. Following repeated treatments, the effects tend to last for a longer period of time.

Your Doctor will discuss with you the results which you can expect to see and advise repeat treatments that will be suitable for you. If you have a good initial result, please note that, as recommended by the manufacturers of the treatment, we aim not to perform any “top-up” treatments within a 3 month period following your treatment.

Treatment Prices

Treatment Fees (Prices may be higher for men)

One area Start from £200

Two areas Start from £260

Three areas Start from £300

Further areas £50

Hyperhydrosis (Prices may be higher for men)

Axillae (Armpits) Start from £350

Hands             Start from £350

Feet                 Start from £350

Head               Start from £450

Botox has a fantastic outcome in most cases of Hyperhydrosis It’s a joy to see patients being able to wear tighter styles and clothes of different colours.  Often patients have struggled with the strongest, irritant antiperspirants.  Happily, Botulinum A treatment in this area seems to last considerably longer than on the face.  More information can be found at www.botoxseveresweating.com.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers Treatments

As we age, our skin loses elasticity and support from beneath the surface.  Dermal fillers help add volume and structure to the face.  They enhance and rejuvenate without the need for more invasive surgery.

There is a wide range of fillers available and the best type for you will be discussed at your consultation.

Fillers are suitable for;

  • Loss of volume due to weight loss or ageing
  • Acne scarring
  • Crow’s feet
  • Frown lines
  • Smokers lines
  • Lips
  • Cheeks

Further Information

How long do fillers last?

Clinical trials suggest that fillers last about 9-12 months for the treatment of wrinkles and volume loss and slightly less for lip augmentation.  Fillers last less time in areas of  greater muscular activity.

Down time?

There may be some mild bruising.  These signs may take 3-5 days to vanish.  The corners of the mouth tend to bruise a little more.

Transient redness, swelling, itching or discomfort.  In the case of a lip augmentation, the swelling can sometimes be marked initially and may last a few days.

  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic reaction to dermal fillers is rare.
  • Price of treatment
  • The cost is dependant on the number of syringes and the type of filler used. 
  • Treatments start from as little as £250.

Lip Enhancements

What is Lip Enhancements?

Natural looking dermal lip fillers enhance the features and introduce volume to the lip area.

Advanced dermal fillers from Allergan (Juvederm Volbella RR) specifically designed for lip enhancement.  Unlike traditional fillers, Volbella is silky and soft, meaning results are discrete and realistic.

Lip injections results can last up to 12 months with immediate results. Optimum results occur after a few weeks as the product retains water to rejuvenate and add volume.

Chemical Peel

What is a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel is used to improve the appearance of the skin.  Commonly used on the face, neck, back and hands.  During a chemical peel a solution is applied to the skin that causes it to gently peel off.  The new, regenerated skin is smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. 

  • It improves the appearance of mild skin discolouration
  • Rough skin
  • Refreshes the face, neck, décolletage or hands
  • Age spots
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Freckles
  • Moderate skin discoloration
  • Acne scars
  • Sagging skin
  • Aging skin
  • Crow’s feet

A thorough evaluation is imperative before embarking upon a chemical peel.

 

Who is not a candidate for a chemical peel?

Generally light-haired and fair skinned people are the best candidates for chemical peel.  The procedure does not work as well on dark-skinned patients.

Are chemical peels painful?

Chemicals peel sting but do not cause a great deal of pain. 

What are the complications or potential side effects of a chemical peel?

Temporary or permanent change in skin colour, particularly for women on birth control pills, who subsequently become pregnant or have a history of brownish facial discoloration.

Scarring

Reactivation of cold sores

PRP Therapy

What is PRP Therapy?

PRP, also known as Dracula Therapy is a totally natural therapy.  The process harnesses the reparative qualities of tour own blood to trigger DNA repair.

The process involves drawing your own blood which is then placed in a centrifuge to separate the red blood cells from the clear serum and platelets.  The platelets are injected into the face, neck, décolletage and hands.  While not pain-free it is remarkably effective at softening lines, and rejuvenating the face in a matter of days.

PRP is also extremely effective when combined with hyaluronic acid.

PRP is also very useful in the treatments of scars and hair loss.  Individuals with male pattern hair loss, female pattern hair loss and alopecia (hair loss) have all had very positive results with this treatment.

Obagi Skincare

Award Winning Obagi Skincare

Obagi is a uniquely powerful skin care line that offers a wide range of benefits, including anti-aging and rejuvenating actions. The range features many regimens that work together to achieve a targeted goal using high-quality, potent ingredients and well-researched technologies.

The Obagi treatments system may help: diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles; increase smoothness; reduce pore size; improve elasticity; generate a balanced, even skin tone; normalize oil production; correct blemishes; reduce age spots and other hyperpigmentation; increase the skin’s own ability to hold moisture; and increase the skin’s tolerance to external factors.

Transform dull sun damaged skin, decrease pore size, reduce fine lines and wrinkles and treat mild to moderate acne and pigmentation.

Skin aging is a natural process, but daily sun exposure can contribute to premature aging, slowing down the turnover of skin cells between healthy new cells and old damaged cells.

The Nu-Derm System penetrates the skin’s surface to transform the skin’s appearance and help correct the damage within…revealing healthy, younger-looking skin.

Nu-Derm is ideal if you have:
  • Age spots
  • Rough skin
  • Erythema (redness)
  • Sallowness (yellowish complexion)
  • Hyperpigmentation (discoloration)
What to Expect

During treatment you can expect to experience four phases as you undergo transformation to a more healthy and younger-looking appearance. The length of time between the phases will vary based upon multiple factors including patient age, skin type, amount of damage and daily compliance.

Out with the Old
The Obagi system penetrates the deepest layer of skin to correct the signs of aging. During treatment you may notice:

  • Freckles, age spots and uneven dark patches beginning to fade
  • Redness, dryness and flaking of skin
  • Acne or wrinkles may look worse temporarily

These are all normal reactions and indicate that the treatment is working. This phase typically lasts for up to 6 weeks during which time you will notice a visible improvement.

Obagi Nu-Term System

Full Obagi Range

Obagi-C Rx System C-Exfoliating Day Lotion reduces the visible signs of aging as it promotes a radiant and rejuvenated complexion. Glycolic acid sloughs off dead skin to diminish hyperpigmentation and wrinkles while vitamin C glucosides enhance collagen synthesis to minimize fine lines and increase firmness. Hyaluronic acid plumps your skin with moisture and chamomile extract calms inflammation.

Formally known as Night Eye Cream, Obagi ELASTIderm Eye Treatment Cream is a firming formula that strengthens skin by encouraging the production of collagen and elastin. The advanced blend of ingredients makes use of the body’s natural skin renewal processes to achieve results in less time than traditional eye creams. Ideal for mature or damaged skin, it helps restore a youthful glow and healthy appearance to the entire eye area.

Obagi360 System Kit features everything you need to fight the signs of premature aging for a rejuvenated appearance. Physical and chemical exfoliators smooth skin’s surface and diminish hyperpigmentation. 0.5% retinol boosts cell turnover to prevent acne, reduce fine lines and wrinkles and increase firmness. UV filters protect skin from environmental damage.

Obagi CLENZIderm M.D. Acne Therapeutic System is designed to target, correct and prevent adult acne with clinically advanced formulas that purify and clear your skin. This easy-to-use regimen cleanses skin, refines pores and keeps your complexion hydrated. Salicylic acid penetrates deep into pores, removing impurities such as dead skin cells and excess oil. Cooling menthol soothes inflammation while glycerin and squalane provide lightweight, oil-free moisture.

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