Key benefits of Essence Medical Cosmetic Clinic
- Dr Kieren Bong's unique treatment protocol of combining Botox and soft tissue filler - amazing results in 30 minutes
- Consultation and treatment are undertaken personally by Dr Bong who is an international speaker and expert cosmetic doctor, having been a guest speaker at conference in over 35 countries
- Virtually pain-free treatment
- Dr Bong is well known for his methods of achieving beautiful yet incredibly natural cosmetic results with minimal pain, bruising and down time
- Dr Bong is often featured in numerous national and international magazines and newspapers
Botox & Filler for Frown Lines
- Using special soft tissue filler
- Safe, long-lasting result
- Exclusive technique by Dr Bong
- Completed in 20 minutes
- May be combined with Botox
At Essence Medical Cosmetic Clinic, we offer an effective frown line treatment using a combination of Botox and soft tissue dermal filler injections. The frown line is also known as the ‘glabella’.
Deep frown lines (Dr Bong calls them ‘the No.11’) make a person look angry even when they are not. Patients hate having deep and etched in frown lines. Their family and friends always ask “are you upset” or “what is wrong? You look angry”. These questions can get beyond annoying over time. Having deep frown lines can give patients a cranky or negative appearance.
There is no doubt that today the commonest treatment is muscle relaxing injection with Botox in frown lines. This is used to either freeze or slow down the muscle movement. In time, because the muscle does not work as regularly, the skin effaces and smooths out. However, if the No.11 is etched in the skin, then using Botox alone will not be enough to get rid of the lines. Dr Bong’s unique protocol of combining soft tissue filler/ dermal filler and Botox in frown lines is very effective in softening these stubborn lines.
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Botox and Soft Tissue Dermal Filler for Frown Lines FAQ
What causes frown lines?
The frown lines are genetically determined and also affected by how much we frown. They often run in families. This means some people were born to have minimal frown lines and others were born, destined to have deep vertical crevices between their brows. The No.11 are facial wrinkles that appear between the eyebrows when a person frowns. As the person ages, years of making facial expressions combined with thinning skin lead to the No.11. Worse still, with persistence and over time, the lines turn into a permanent crease.
This is one of the many reasons why Dr Bong is different from other practitioners. When a frown line is being assessed, an important factor to look for is whether the lines are etched in the skin at rest (i.e. when you are not actively frowning).
If the No.11 is etched in the skin at rest, then using Botox alone to relax the muscles will not be enough to get rid of the lines. Dr Bong’s unique protocol of combining soft tissue filler and Botox is very effective in softening these stubborn lines.
What are my treatment options?
Botox – can help freeze or reduce the movement of frown muscles hence the frown lines which you see when you try to frown are soften. This treatment, when carried out regularly, can also prevent the lines becoming deeper.
Soft tissue dermal filler – this can be injected to fill out or plump up these static frown lines. If you can see these lines/creases when you are not actively frowning, soft tissue filler might be the solution, especially when this is carried out in combination with Botox.
Choosing the soft tissue dermal filler
Unlike many practitioners, Dr Bong does not use ‘one-size-fits-all’ polyfiller in this area. Polyfiller may be cheaper but it can cause lumpiness and swelling in this area. The soft tissue filler Dr Bong uses in this area has been exclusively formulated to soften superficial lines and wrinkles. This filler does not cause puffiness or lumps because it does not have any volume or rigidity.
Dr Bong’s unique treatment protocol and choice of soft tissue filler mean both Botox and filler can injections can be carried out on the same visit. We recommend that you repeat your Botox treatment once every 3-4 months to stop you frowning. Persistent frowning can adversely affect the effect and longevity of the soft tissue filler.
Soft tissue fillers are different from Botox. Instead of freezing the underlying muscle, soft tissue fillers fill up bothersome crease i.e. they plump up the wrinkle. Dr Bong’s Botox treatment is known to start to take effect within 24-48hours. Soft tissue filler work instantly and the result can last about 9-12 months (provided that you are consistent with your Botox treatment as outlined above).
Will I experience any discomfort during the treatment?
This is not required at all. Dr Bong is widely known as ‘Dr Botox Pain Free’ because his Botox injection is virtually pain-free. When it comes to injecting the soft tissue filler in this area, Dr Bong uses the world’s finest hypodermic needle. Our patients describe the level of discomfort being equivalent to ‘squeezing a spot’.
If you wish, topical numbing cream may be applied to the area prior to the treatment. Alternatively, local anaesthetics may be injected into the area. The soft tissue filler contains anaesthetics agent which takes effect within seconds of it being injected.
Many people mistakenly think that soft tissue fillers (commonly known as ‘dermal filler’) are all the same and that it is only about ‘filling the lines’. An effective and safe treatment require skills and experience as outline below.
For effective treatment of the frown lines, the placement of the soft tissue filler (as well as Botox) has to be spot on. If the injections are too deep, the soft tissue filler will not lift the crease. Conversely, if the injection is too superficial, the filler will leak through the pores while injecting. The choice of soft tissue filler and instrument are paramount. In cases where this is proving difficult, we will have to inject from different angles and directions.
Another consideration is that our skin does not like to go from having a deep crease to immediately being smooth. It must be slowly opened up over time, with partial improvements. Often this is the case if the frown lines are deep and have been etched in the skin for many years. This means it can take more than one session of achieve the desired result.
How many treatment sessions do I need?
This depends on the severity of the frown lines and folds. In most cases, our patients require only one session of treatment with soft tissue filler. Generally, men require more than one session. Understandably, this will incur additional costs.
As mentioned above, our skin does not like to go from having a deep crease to immediately being smooth. It must be slowly opened up over time, with partial improvements. Often this is the case if the frown lines are deep and have been etched in the skin for many years. This means it can take more than one session of achieve the desired result. The precise number of sessions and costs for this treatment will be discussed in detail during your face-to-face consultation with Dr Bong.
How will I look after the treatment?
There may be mild redness. The soft tissue filler Dr Bong uses in this area does not cause any noticeable swelling at all. If you chose to have Botox injection in the frown lines at the same time, there may be mild swelling which normally resolves completely within 30 minutes. If many injections are required, sometimes you may notice a few very fine needle marks. This can easily be covered with cosmetic make-up.
What to expect after the treatment?
Soft tissue fillers are different from Botox. Instead of freezing the underlying muscle, soft tissue fillers fill up bothersome crease i.e. they plump up the wrinkle. Dr Bong’s Botox treatment in frown lines is known to start to take effect within 24-48hours. Soft tissue filler works instantly. In other words, you should notice significant improvement in the appearance of the static creases during the treatment.
How long will th result last?
Soft tissue or dermal filler in the frown line seems to behave differently to fillers in other parts of the face. The Botox injection for frown line results generally last around 4-6 months. Provided you are consistent with your Botox injections (every 3-4 months), the result of your soft tissue dermal filler can last up to one year.
The longevity of these treatments is variable and each individual may obtain different result. A plan for regular follow-up treatments to maintain the initial result can be formulated for you. Dr Bong’s unique and sought after treatment protocol provides a long-lasting but not permanent result, leaving you the option of refining your treatment in tune with changing taste and desire.
Why should I have this treatment at Essence Medical Cosmetic Clinic?
Doctor-only treatment. Both your consultation and treatment are personally carried out by Dr Bong. He is a fully qualified cosmetic doctor with extensive knowledge in facial anatomy and practical experience of achieving beautiful yet natural results. We believe in a strong doctor-patient relationship. Both your consultation and treatment will be carried out by Dr Bong. As a consequence, he will understand your individual needs.
Industry's expert - international speaker and key opinion leader. Our cosmetic doctor, Dr Kieren Bong is widely recognised as the industry's expert. He is a national and international trainer and guest speaker on advanced facial aesthetics treatments. He is sought after by manufacturers of different technologies, products and procedures for his advice, technical expertise and knowledge. Dr Bong has been a guest expert speaker at conferences in over 35 countries. He has three advanced techniques trademarked under his name. Some of these techniques are now used in over 40 countries.
Our principles. The level of information we give you & our follow up systems to ensure you are satisfied with the results.
Honesty. If it can’t be done, we will tell you. If it can, we will explain the options and help you make the right decision.
We are proud of our reputation for outstanding patient care.
Market leading products. We use only market leading brands in the country with the strongest clinical evidence.
A strong emphasis on after care. What you do after the procedure is as important as the procedure itself. We will guide you through this period and constantly monitor your progress.
How much does it cost?
This is a unique treatment protocol formulated by Dr Bong, with his many years of expertise and experience carrying out treatment in this area. Unlike many practitioners, Dr Bong does not use ‘one-size-fits-all’ polyfiller in this area. Polyfiller may be cheaper but it can cause lumpiness and swelling in this area. Too deep an injection depth makes the treatment ineffective. Precise injection depth requires skills and experience.
We normally £300 per session. This does not include Botox to freeze the muscle. We charge £100 for Botox in this area (£150 if you are a man, due to the higher volume of Botox required).
In most cases, our patients require only one session of treatment with soft tissue filler. Generally, men require more than one session. Understandably, this will incur additional costs. The precise number of sessions and costs for this treatment will be discussed in detail during your face-to-face consultation with Dr Bong.
How can I find out if I am a candidate for this treatment?
If you would like to learn more about whether this treatment might work for you, please call us on 0141-8949098 and arrange an appointment for a face-to-face consultation with our cosmetic doctor.