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Chemical Peel – Which one is right for me?

January 26th, 2020 | Nathalie Fennell

Are you all too young to remember THAT episode of Sex and The City? With Samantha (Kim Catrell) and her face burned off with one of the early chemical peels?

Do you remember Alex from Love Island who had a laser ablative procedure but everyone thought she had a chemical peel?  And she also looked bright red and like her face was going to fall off? 

Chemical peels can, by all means, be like this. You can have peels at different depths which create different levels of skin trauma which forces your body to enter a healing phase and essentially rebuild and rejuvenate your skin. At The Clinic, we don’t do the dramatic effect, very deep peels which cause a huge amount of downtime that I referenced in the two cases above. But, importantly, we do still get the results.

This is because we use the Alumier MD method which focuses on being “progressive rather than aggressive”. So for us, you may need a course of slightly shallower peels, and some homecare products, but, you won’t have those two weeks of needing to hide as a result. And the cost – almost the same, probably less. The deepest peels cost in excess of £1000 (the ones we don’t do) and a course of peels (6) and homecare with us is going to come in at less than £650 and you’ll have home care products to last you months included in that.

So, our peels, take off the very top layer of skin, they also use products which penetrate deeper and encourage cell rejuvenation from deeper within the dermal layer. All of our peels are bespoke, we can patchwork the products across your face to focus on the problem areas and make sure that we are targeting issues such as acne, fine lines or pigmentation. We can even target rosacea with Alumier (one of the few brands that can).

And the reason for this chemical peel chat? Now is the best time of year to have it, because you need to very careful with an SPF for a week afterwards, and with the lack of sunshine in the UK at the moment, you can get away with just putting it on once a day. 

In conclusion, all of the peels are safe, the worst you will experience is a little redness and peeling a few days later (but not all of them make you physically peel even) and we’ll build you up with your results rather than giving you two weeks of Kim Catrell or Alex from Love Island.

We would love to hear from you if you have any questions or would like to find out more about Chemical Peels. Get in touch with us by sending an email to reception@theclinicburton.co.uk, or simply DM us on Facebook or Instagram and we’ll get back to you.

Love, Team Clinic 🖤



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.


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