Introducing Ayshe and Amanda. Between us we have over 30 years clinical nursing experience. Our nhs roles currently consist of caring for children with haematology disorders. Ayshe and Amanda work as a team, and Amanda is qualified to prescribe, therefore you won’t need to see anybody else to receive treatment.
We are caring, dedicated and fun. Patient care and safety is paramount.
We have been practicing aesthetics for a year now, after our initial training and mentoring sessions with some of the best nurses and doctors in the country.
We are so excited to join the White House clinic and work alongside the wonderful practitioners there!
As part of our commitment to ensuring we deliver safe care we are currently undertaking additional training at Harley Academy and are working towards gaining a level seven qualification which is the equivalent to a masters in aesthetics. We have just passed our practical assessment. We are fully insured, and members of the ACE complications group. We also have a wide network of practitioners we can liaise with when necessary.
What is it?
Botulinum Toxin (BOTOX) has an excellent safety record and a long record of use in medicine. It has been used cosmetically to treat facial wrinkles since the late 1980s and has become one of the most popular and frequently used cosmetic treatments.“Botox” is a botulinum toxin which is manufactured for medical use. It is a prescription only medicine, which means you have to have a face to face consultation with a qualified medical professional before it can be prescribed.
There are several different manufacturers of botulinum toxin, the most common brands are “BOTOX” “Bocouture” and “Azzalure”. Your practitioner should inform you which brand they are using. They are all botulinum toxin type A, but have slight differences in the way they are manufactured.
How does it work?
Botulinum toxin works by blocking the signals from the nerves to your muscles, and effectively paralyses them, until your body makes new pathways, and it “wears off”.
How long does it last?
The longevity can vary from individual to individual, and can depend on a number of factors, such as individual metabolism, and how much exercise one does.
The effects of botulinum toxin usually start to work in 3-4 days, and take up to 2 weeks to be at their maximum effects. They will then will gradually wear off over the next 3-4 months.
How much is it?
We charge by the areas you need treating
1 area £ 170
2 areas £ 210
3 areas £250
How many treatments can you have?
We will treat you, and then advise that you come for a review appointment at 2 weeks. We would then recommend a minimum gap of 3 months in between treatments. There is no maximum or minimum treatments. If you decide not to have further treatments then your “wrinkles” will return to how they were prior to treatment.
Side effects/what can go wrong?
Botulinum toxin injections are generally very safe, and have been licensed for cosmetic use for 20 years. As with any medication there can be some side effects that you should be aware of, depending on the areas treated. Your practitioner should discuss these with you at your consultation. These are some of them:
you will see some red marks or raised “blebs” after treatment- this is normal and they should go down within 1/2 an hour.
you may experience some pain, bruising or swelling at the injection site.
Some patients report cold/flu symptoms but these are usually mild and settle within a couple of days
patients can sometimes get a headache or heavy feeling in the forehead when treatment starts to work. We would advise to take a simple pain killer such as paracetamol, and it should ease within 24hrs.
There is a risk of getting a droopy eyelid when the frown area (glabella complex) is treated. We will do our best to ensure that the toxin is placed correctly, but there is always a small risk of it moving into the muscles that control your eyelid. If this happens there are eye drops that can be prescribed, and it should improve within 4-6 weeks.
You can get dry eyes when treating the crows feet area, or very rarely some swelling around the eyes.
How long does it take?
The procedure itself takes approximately 10-15 minutes. Your practitioner will assess your face, and mark up, and there will be a series of small injections to administer the treatment.
What’s the aftercare?
We will provide you with an advice sheet but the general advice is:
We advise that you don’t reapply make-up for several hours after treatment, as we want to avoid any small particles from your makeup causing an infection.
Don’t touch or rub the treated areas
Don’t exercise, or do anything that may get you hot and sweaty for 24hrs
Avoid alcohol for 24hrs
Avoid lying down, or repeated bending down for 3-4 hours
When washing your face do so gently, and gently pat dry.
Avoid facials or similar treatments for 2 weeks after treatment
Can I have botox for migraines?
Botulinum toxin treatment can be used for migraines, however this is a medical procedure, and the the areas the toxin is placed is slightly different than the placement for cosmetic treatments, so we cannot directly treat for migraines.
Qualifications/ experience ?
Ayshe and Amanda are both qualified aesthetic practitioners. Who are fully insured and qualified nurses.
They have been practicing independently for over a year. Before taking on their own patients they both did a number of mentoring sessions with the Harley Academy nurses and doctors, to complete a portfolio of observed and supervised cases to ensure they were competent and confident.
They are both undertaking additional training, and working towards their Level 7 (masters level) qualification, and have already passed their practical assessments. This will mean that they automatically qualify to register on the JCCP register for aesthetic practitioners.