J’adore Aesthetic Skincare and Beauty Specialists with @pearlwestaesthetics are delighted to offer our cosmetic procedures private clinic here in Killaloe Co. Clare.
While our main goal here at J’adore is skin health and achieving a natural glowing skin, we are aware that some skin concerns cannot be treated with skincare alone. Deep lines and furrows cause by muscle movement may need further treatment.
With this in mind we have collaborated with the fabulous Dr. Darren Kilmartin. Dr. Kilmartin is a highly experienced and accomplished Medical Doctor with a demonstrated history of achievement, working in the hospital & health care industry for the past 6 years. Currently specialist in Diagnostic Medicine with a personal interest in Dermatology, Aesthetic Medicine and Breast Cancer.
We choose to work with Dr.Kilmartin as we feel his approach is in line with our values here at J’adore and he uses a subtle gentle approach to rejuvenation of natural beauty.
What is botox?
Botox is a drug that relaxes or paralyzes muscle. In small doses, it can reduce skin wrinkles and help treat some medical conditions.
Botox is a protein made from Botulinum toxin, which the bacterium clostridium botulinum produces.
Botox is a toxin, but when doctors use it correctly and in small doses, it can have incredible benefits. It has both cosmetic and medical uses.
As a cosmetic treatment, Botox injections can reduce the appearance of skin wrinkles.
Botox is also approved as a treatment for various health issues, including eyelid spasms, excessive sweating, jaw grinding/clenching and migraine.
How does it work?
Botox is a neurotoxin. These substances target the nervous system, disrupting the nerve signaling processes that stimulate muscle contraction. This is how the drug causes temporary muscle paralysis.
In order for any muscle to contract, the nerves release a chemical messenger called acetylcholine at the junction where nerve endings meet muscle cells. Acetylcholine attaches to receptors on the muscle cells and causes the cells to contract, or shorten.
Botox injections prevent the release of acetylcholine, which stops the muscle cells from contracting. In this way, the toxin helps the muscles to become less stiff.
What areas can be treated?
People often request the injections in the following areas of the face:
- wrinkles between the eyebrows, called frown lines, glabellar lines, or elevens
- wrinkles around the eyes, known as crow’s feet
- horizontal creases in the forehead
What happens during a botox treatment?
The most important part of the botox treatment is the consultation. It is at this point the doctor will take photos, and discuss in depth with you the patient what your skin concerns and goals are.
He will then advise you on if or how botox may treat these issues. At this point it is completely up to you the client if you would like to go ahead with the treatment, or leave and consider your options further and return at another date.
If you decided to go ahead with the treatment the doctor will map out and inject the botox directly into neuromuscular tissue.
Relaxing facial muscles can reduce and limit the size and depth of facial wrinkles for a more youthful look. Small amounts of anti-wrinkle injections over time provide great benefit to subtly you then and freshen the appearance. With less movement, the skin surface gradually smooths out and the lines begin to fade. Starting early is one of the best preventative strategies.
Treatment starts to take effect after about 4-7 days but it takes two weeks to see the full effect of treatment. The effect typically lasts 3-4 months, sometimes longer with consistent treatment. Anti-wrinkle injections are an excellent complement to a comprehensive skin care regimen.
People should avoid using Botox during pregnancy or breastfeeding, or if they have ever had an allergic reaction to the drug or any of its ingredients.
Is it sore??
Pain during the treatment is very minimal as very fine needles are used.
Risks and side effects?
People generally tolerate Botox injections well, and side effects are uncommon.
However, depending on the reason for the injections and the person’s response, Botulinum toxin can cause
- mild numbness
- mild pain, swelling, or bruising around the injection site
- a headache
- temporary eyelid drooping 2%-5% (this can be rectified at the review stage)szx4hj g`2trgt768ih
- temporary unwanted weakness or paralysis in nearby muscles
People should not use Botox if they have:
- a sensitivity or allergy to it
- an infection at the injection site
How much does botox cost?
Botox costs will vary and will always be discussed with you at consultation stage as to how many areas you will need to treat your specific concern.
How often will I visit the clinic?
If you decided to have your treatment you will return to the clinic 2/4 weeks after your first treatment, at this stage Dr. Kilmartin will review your results and advise you on further treatment.
It is very important you attend your review, this appointment is included in you initial treatment cost and is vital as Dr. Kilmartin at your first appointment will administer the least possible dose needed to achieve your results to allow for the most natural look and therefore you may need a top up. We prefer this approach as it allows our customer to be confident they will achieve natural and soft looking results… No frozen faces!!
Once you’ve achieved your desired results the doctor will advise you on how often you will need to top up.
Consultation €50 (REDEEMEABLE AGAINST TREATMENT)
1 Area €190
2 Areas €250
3 Areas €300
Specialized treatment are also available in salon including
Jaw Clenching / Teeth Grinding €400
Sweat Reduction Price on consultation