Albany Medical is delighted to announce our new Medical Aesthetics service, providing anti-wrinkle (Botox) injections and dermal fillers. Dr Roisin O’Loughlin, one of our own GP’s in the practice has spent time working in Dermatology and Plastic Surgery before going on to undertake higher training and courses in aesthetic medicine in London.
During your initial consultation with Dr Roisin she will go through the various options available to you and tailor a course of treatment that best suits your particular needs. Dr Roisin believes in a light handed approach.
‘Less is more is my motto. I endeavour to offer subtle, natural results’.
What is Botox and how does it work?
Botulinum toxin is a natural purified protein that is used to temporarily relax facial muscles that cause lines and wrinkles. It can also be used to treat medical conditions such as hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and migraine. It’s also known as ‘anti-wrinkle injections’.
Who would this treatment suit?
This treatment can be used on a wide range of patients, and is primarily used for skin rejuvenation and the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.
What result does the treatment aim to provide?
The treatment is used to soften the lines caused by facial expression and can be adjusted to ensure natural results. The duration of results is variable in between individuals but ranges from 3 to 6 mont
What are fillers and how do they work?
As we age, the natural collagen and elastin in the skin lessens, cells lose their ability t produce more of their youthful component. The skin becomes dryer, thinner and less able to fix itself. When we are born we have plentiful amounts of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) in our body, but as we get older the store of HA diminishes, leaving the skin less well supported, and so lines and wrinkles develop. By lifting and smoothing targeted folds and wrinkles by adding subtle volume, dermal fillers can make a difference to a person’s appearance, giving them a fresher look.
Who would this treatment suit?
Facial fillers can be used on a wide range of patients, and are primarily used for skin rejuvenation and the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. Other suitable candidates are those seeking to add structure and volume to the face. We see a lot of patients who have lost volume to their face due to living a very active, high impact lifestyle (such as runners). Fillers help to restore that volume loss that naturally begins to occur when we reach our late thirties and in turn give a brighter, fresher appearance.
Who should avoid treatments?
Treatments are not advisable to those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. People with specific medical conditions or on particular medications may not be suitable for these treatments. It is best to speak to your own GP or speak to us at the clinic regarding suitability.
How soon before a big event should you have treatments done?
Ideally, at least 2 months before the big event is a good time to come and see us. If you are super organised – up to 6 months before especially if you are getting married is a good time to have a consult and consider treatments available.
Anti-wrinkle (Botox) injections
1 area – 250 euro
2 areas – 300 euro
3 areas – 350 euro
Prices from 250 euro