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Deso Face

Rapid fat loss anyone?

April 8th, 2019 | Becky Haines

Can I really have an injection to help get rid of my fat?

We get asked this a lot, whilst we would always recommend a healthy life style with regular exercise sometimes we just need a little help. The answer is Yes! At the clinic we have a treatment designed to help you lose those persistent pockets of fat (love handles, inner arms, areas between the thighs, tummy fat etc) that are normally difficult to get rid of despite diets and exercising.

How does it work? We use a brand called Deso but you may also have heard of Aqualyx and Kybella. The active ingredient is deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a ‘cytolytic’ medications, this means it helps break down certain cells (fat cells in the case of Deso).  After numbing cream is applied we inject the area with Deso. This process takes around fifteen minutes. After a few weeks, you will notice the fat disappear. A course of six will be needed at four weekly intervals for fat pockets on the body and a course of two to four for double chins.

Who can’t have Deso? Pregnant or breastfeeding patients. Patients with a blood disorder such as low platelets (thrombocytopenia) or patients on blood thinning medications such as warfarin or rivaroxaban.

What are the risks of Deso? There is a small risk of bruising at the injection sites; risk of infection to the surrounding skin, minimal because of the environment in which you will be in at the time of treatment; here is a small risk of lumpiness under the chin (not usually visible to others) but this settles with time over a few weeks.

Come in and see Dr Becky or Dr Nathalie if you would like to discuss this in some more detail and see what we can do for you.



The botox lip flip procedure and more besides

March 11th, 2019 | Nathalie Fennell

Our last blog post on toxin has hopefully left you with an understanding of the botox eyebrow lift that is second to none. Today we will unveil some lesser known intricacies of toxin options that mean that this treatment can be used not just as a treatment for fine lines in the upper face.

We have had a few enquiries about the lip flip procedure – it is essentially tiny tiny tiny injections of toxin across the top lip used to lift out the edge of the top lip which often becomes less defined with age.  It is also a treatment for smokers lines which are pretty stubborn to get rid of.

In our client group over the age of 40 lots of you point to the lower face in your consultations, the little jowly bit along the jaw, and some of you mention a “down-turned smile” or looking like you have a droopy mouth.  One of the clever things we can do with toxin, which works by stopping muscles from moving, is stop the little muscles that pull the corners of the mouth downwards from doing so. As a result you won’t be able to gurn…small price to pay for lifting the corners of your mouth and softening the jowls a bit…?  

Another great use of toxin is in the neck, which is one of the crucial areas that many of you complain about with ageing. Treating the neck is a crucial part of a surgical facelift and that is also true for any non surgical facelift treatment.  At The Clinic we can use toxin to treat the lower face and neck to cause skin tightening and a more defined jawline.  It is important to have a consultation first as not everyone is appropriate. But there are great success stories with this, it is sometimes termed the Nefertiti Lift in honour of the Egyptian queen with a famously defined jawline.

And finally for today we have the gummy smile treatment, anyone hate smiling because it shows their gums?  We’ve had so many clients who hadn’t realised you could do anything about this until our recent Instagram before and after.  But we can, a small injection into the muscles that pull up each side of your mouth and we’re there, you can still smile, but you’ll be showing less gum.  
Need more confidence?  It is what we’re all about – come and see us for the more subtle toxin treatments for the things described above.  And if it is right for you, we’ll happily help you out. www.theclinicburton.co.uk



The old ones are the best – “toxin” – the first cosmetic treatment for fine lines

March 11th, 2019 | Nathalie Fennell

When I qualified I said to so many people “I can’t wait to do a botox course”.  I knew a few people who had had it done and I used to be so sure I could spot it but in reality I couldn’t really, because it takes quite a bit to understand it.  I can spot it now, a mile off, if you’ve had the usual three areas, but toxin is so much more than that. Botox of course is a brand name, as are dysport, bocouture and azzalure.  In reality they’re all pretty much the same. So we should just say toxin.

The best non-surgical cosmetic treatments are the ones you can’t see and the ones that give you minimal down time. Toxin is definitely one of those, and I frequently say it’s one of the safest drugs I use.  As NHS doctors we are constantly assessing the risks and benefits of medications and often there are many side effects. Toxin in reality, in the doses required for cosmetic treatments is the perfect drug:

  • It stays where you put it
  • It requires minimal dosing
  • It does not have a systemic effect
  • It wears off in three months without any long lasting problems

It’s like the perfect crime.

The most common thing you’ll see is paying for toxin by area, classically it’s three areas.  In reality everyone gets confused “I want to botox eyebrow lift”.  What this means is the look that you get where your eyebrow arches nicely and you feel lifted.   It’s a real skill to perfect this, and it’s the result of the combined effect of the classic three areas.  Stopping the muscles moving between your eyebrows (glabella – area number 1) means you aren’t pushing down and frowning.  Result – you feel lifted. Toxin in the forehead (forehead – area number 2) if you put it in right, focuses on the central aspect of your forehead and lets the edges still move and still pull up.  Result – eyebrows lift slightly at the sides, wonderful eyebrow arch. Toxin around the eyes (crows feet – area number 3), it’s a small amount and it is the most technically challenging to get right of the classic three areas, it opens up the eyes when you laugh and smile and it stops your eyebrows from pulling down.  Result – the upper face opens up, you can still smile with your eyes and you feel totally lifted.

So the toxin three areas is the botox eyebrow lift, not everyone can have it which is why the best thing to do is to visit www.theclinicburton.co.uk to book in with one of our practitioners for a consultation to work out what is the best treatment for you.


Check out the next blog post for more on other procedures you can do with toxin “the botox lip flip procedure” specifically.



The botox lip flip procedure? Do you really need it? #ethicalinjecting

February 28th, 2019 | Nathalie Fennell

We’ve been mentioning ethical injecting since we opened…but we haven’t really explained it.  It is The Clinic, and it is who we are and what we are all about.

In a world where the best non-surgical cosmetic treatments have a huge presence on social media, in the press and all over the celebrity world, it is so easy to get sucked into the need to be the person who was first to get the new “botox lip flip procedure” that is all over the internet.

Non-surgical anti-ageing treatments were designed to be just that – anti-ageing and non-surgical.  They were not designed to make everyone look the same with lips disproportionate to their face and their jawline so tight they were unrecognisable. They certainly were not designed to end up generating a whole new subspecialty in surgery to correct the complications and yet this is what is happening.  All for a treatment that was supposed to be non-surgical.

Ethical means to relate to moral principles.  At The Clinic that is what we are trying to do, we’re trying to bring this world that has gone slightly mad into the realms of reality.  We are the people you can come to and if it is wrong for you we will tell you, if we can’t do it or your expectations are unachievable we’ll be honest.  Fillers and toxin can be used as a fantastic cosmetic treatment for fine lines, they can be used really cleverly to make a non-surgical facelift treatment and could, to a degree, be a bit of a facelift without the surgery cost.  But, and you knew there was a but, there are limits, and the best practitioners will know that.  

If you want to book a no obligation consultation you will always be able to at The Clinic, if you want to just get good advice on what the best thing for you to do is then don’t google “low cost skin fillers”.  Start googling ethical injecting.  We need to make it a thing. That is what The Clinic Burton is all about.

Doing the right treatment for you, delivered by an appropriately qualified doctor.  And if you want the “botox lip flip procedure” and it’s right for what you want to achieve, we’ll do it, and we’ll do it best.  


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