Our consultant plastic surgeon offers both Botox and volume restoration (‘filler”) treatments for our patients.
All patients will attend a consultation with our consultant plastic surgeon before treatment and a plan will be prepared with our patient’s aims and needs taken into consideration.
Botulinum toxin – Anti Wrinkle Injections
Botulinum toxin can be used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles effectively. Botox works by reducing wrinkles and furrows in the skin by weakening the muscle activity responsible for them.
When carried out by an experienced consultant plastic surgeon the treatments can reduce the signs of aging undetectably. The success of treatment is mostly down to the experience of the practitioner providing the treatment. When administered properly the treatment should not leave you with a frozen look but simply a more youthful appearance.
Areas that are most often treated with this are the lines in the forehead, between the brows and around the eyes “Crows Feet” as well as other fine lines and wrinkles on the face.
The relxation of muscle lines normally take 4-5 days for results to be seen and will normally last 3-4 months.
Regular treatments are recommended as with consistent treatment the muscles in these areas begin to relax and the lines in the area begin to smooth out.
Treatments at HRBR start from €250 (charges per unit, your Plastic Surgeon will advise at consultation)
Dermal Fillers are another non-surgical treatment that can reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Well placed filler injections should never be apparent and when correctly used, act as structural support for early facial ageing.
Filler can also be used to increase volume and provide shape to areas such as the cheeks.
Treatment involves the injection of a substance, most commonly Hyaluronic acid, into an area in order to add volume to the area. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the body and is manufactured synthetically for use as a Dermal Filler.
Results last from 4-18 months depending on what product is used (different cohesivities are suitable for different areas and therefore have different lasting times).
Dermal Filler Treatments at HRBR start from €450.
About the Author
Dr Claragh Healy
MB BCh BAO B Med Sci MCh PhD FRCS (Plast)
Dr. Healy qualified from University College Dublin in 1999 with an Honours Degree. After completing an internship in St. Vincent’s University Hospital, she completed her basic surgical training and pursued a career in plastic surgery.