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Rosacea Treatment


Botox for ROSACEA

Have you ever experienced a reddened facial complexion brought on by rosacea? This common, often chronic skin condition is triggered when an abundance of large blood vessels – called telangiectasia – redden and irritate the superficial layer of the skin, the epidermis. Common triggers include stress, warm weather, spicy foods, alcohol and skin products, and can stay with you all year round.

Rosacea flushing can be challenging to control and leave you frustrated and self-conscious. However, this skin condition has been the subject of much research by dermatologists, and while there is no known cure yet, you can control the symptoms. Essence Medical Cosmetic Clinic is the first and only clinic in Scotland that uses micro-Botox injections to treat this unsightly skin condition. Our skilled cosmetic doctor, Dr Kieren Bong, is the only doctor globally to use an automated injection device for accurate administration of micro-Botox in the exact depth of the skin for maximum results.

Many patients have seen a significant redness reduction for 4-6 months after just one treatment. We consider this an impressive period in which topical treatments for rosacea cannot compete.


Frequently Asked Questions

Firstly, you should schedule an appointment for a face-to-face consultation with our cosmetic doctor to discuss your concerns and desired outcomes from this procedure. Dr Bong will listen to your concerns, examine your muscles carefully, and establish if you are suitable for this treatment. Our terms and conditions can be found here.

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that affects mainly the face. Most commonly, it affects the cheeks, nose, and forehead. Redness and swelling are the two most common symptoms, making for a rather unsightly appearance. While the cause is not fully understood, doctors believe that rosacea occurs when tiny blood vessels in the skin of the face dilate and become visible – known as telangiectasia; in severe cases, skin can thicken and swell, usually around the nose. These symptoms tend to go through periods of “flushing” before potentially developing into a persistent problem.

In some cases, rosacea is confused with types of acne as pimpling can sometimes occur, but the two conditions are entirely different and require a bespoke approach to treatment. In addition, rosacea can leave sufferers feeling highly self-conscious, struggling to maintain all aspects of a healthy lifestyle and social schedule without feeling the negative mental impact.

Mild rosacea results in light flushing and mild redness.

Moderate cases exhibit persistent redness and pimple-like bumps. In addition, the skin can be overly sensitive and feel burned as if by the sun.

Severe rosacea may affect the nose, causing the skin tissue to thicken and become bumpy. This is called rhinophyma.

Rosacea usually develops in adults between 30 and 50. It affects both men and women, although it seems to affect more women while more severe cases occur in men. It tends to affect people with fair skin.

It is believed that rosacea results from genetic and environmental factors. Chronic sun exposure is a known factor for rosacea.

Rosacea is not a condition that will improve on its own. You may have tried prescription creams containing anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial ingredients or oral antibiotics with little to no improvement. Suppose you have tried the above and are not getting satisfactory relief. In that case, you may wish to try micro-Botox as several reports and clinical studies demonstrate its effectiveness.

Although new research now suggests that micro-Botox injections can offer practical and reliable results, it is worth noting that micro-Botox for rosacea is an off-label (i.e. not an officially approved indication) treatment option, and results are temporary.

With no definitive cause, it has been notoriously difficult to treat rosacea in the past, with topical treatments and medications offering little to no improvement for too many patients. However, since 2015, micro-Botox injections have effectively treated this condition, offering patients effective symptomatic relief for 4-6 months. It is believed that Botox temporarily stops blood vessels dilating and thus reduces the characteristic red and flushed skin. It may also block immune cells involved in the inflammatory response that worsens rosacea.
This non-surgical procedure is safe and offers long-term results for sufferers that had all but given up hope.

Micro-Botox injection for rosacea with an automated injection device is a revolutionary treatment available only at Essence Medical Cosmetic Clinic. Its breakthrough treatment protocol combines hyaluronic acid (HA) skin booster with Botox. This unique treatment protocol aims to reduce symptoms of rosacea, giving you a more radiant appearance for 4-6 months.

HA skin booster attracts moisture, which super-hydrates the skin. Tiny doses of micro-Botox temporarily reduce blood vessels dilating and thus reduces the characteristic red and flushed skin. However, it may also block immune cells involved in the inflammatory response that worsens rosacea.

It is by no means a painful treatment. Most patients described the sensation as a rubber band snapping your skin. 90% of our patients do not require any form of an anaesthetic agent at all, and they describe this procedure as less uncomfortable than getting a vaccine or having a blood sample taken from your arm.

There is an option for you to have topical anaesthetics applied before the treatment, although there may be an extra charge for this. Please discuss this with our cosmetic doctor during the consultation.

We have a winning formula by combining a breakthrough treatment protocol, a state-of-the-art device, and Dr Bong’s expertise. Micro-Botox injections for rosacea are a revolutionary treatment available only at Essence Medical Cosmetic Clinic.

1) Automated Injector Device – Dr Bong is the only doctor in the UK with this revolutionary device. The key to a successful and effective treatment is injecting the Botox accurately into the correct skin depth. This is extremely challenging if the injections are administered manually.
This automated injecting device is unique and enables a uniform and precise dosage of Dr Bong’s proprietary compound (combination of hyaluronic acid skin hydrating booster and Botox) to be injected into the exact depth of the skin with unparalleled accuracy.

2) Rosacea Micro-Botox Treatment Protocol – one of the world’s most renowned cosmetic doctors, Dr Bong, has extensive experience and knowledge in cosmetic dermatology. His exclusive micro-Botox treatment protocol for rosacea is one of a kind, combining high potency skin hydrating booster with Botox.

You can expect to see results between 5 days to 2 weeks after the treatment.

Immediately after treatment, it is normal to experience mild redness at the injection sites. There may be visible papules (small and localised mosquito-bite-like swelling) for 6-12 hours. Whilst uncommon, there may be localised bruising, which should resolve itself within a day or two. Mineral make-up can be applied immediately after the procedure.

You may apply mineral make-up immediately after the treatment. However, avoid using skin care products until the following morning.

Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours; if any lumps are noticeable, massage the area to flatten them out.

Whilst visible results can be seen after just one treatment, we recommend that you have two consecutive treatments, 3-4 months apart, followed by maintenance treatments once every six months.
One of the significant advantages of this treatment is that the effects are long-lasting. However, the results are not permanent. Duration depends on many factors such as your skin type, lifestyle, age and severity of your condition. After the initial two treatments, follow-up sessions are typically recommended around every six months.

All injections come with risks – swelling, bruising etc. But accuracy of Botox’s injection depth is vital to avoid wrongful paralysis of underlying muscles. We believe that patients need to understand the safety principles of micro-Botox injection for rosacea. Unlike the use of Botox to soften wrinkles in the forehead, frown area and crow’s feet, micro-Botox injection for rosacea is administered in the skin, not the underlying muscles.

Incorrect placement of the Botox injection can cause paralysis of underlying muscles, resulting in crooked facial expression.
This treatment is not a procedure you want to shop around for a cheaper deal.

Dr Bong has extensive experience in this procedure, and his expertise and skills in his field are unparalleled. Therefore, you will be in the safest of hands.

Micro-Botox injections for rosacea are unique to each individual, depending upon various factors. So, to get an exact costing, you will need to schedule a consultation with Dr Bong for him to design a bespoke package and address any concerns that you have. The consultation is entirely free of charge. Our prices are competitive, and an international expert will perform your treatments. We believe our patients deserve the utmost safety in our care and are committed to offering reliable, safe, and effective results.

We usually charge £400-£450 per treatment as a general guide. Typically, treatments are administered in the forehead, nose and cheek areas. Treatment out with these areas may incur an additional charge.

It is not advisable to have Botox® injections when pregnant because there have been no large-scale, long-term studies to assess the effect Botox® has on a developing baby. However, as the amount of Botox® administered is small, localised and will not easily move to other areas of the body once injected, the risk of it harming your baby is minimal.

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If you are a new patient, a booking fee will be taken at the point of making your appointment.  Please read our full terms and conditions here.

We respect that your time is valuable, and we appreciate that you understand ours is too. Unfortunately, if appointments are cancelled or rescheduled at short notice, or if you do not attend an appointment, we cannot allocate your appointment slot to someone else; however, we still have overheads and staff salaries to pay. Please read our full terms and conditions here.

Please note for all patients, a £50 fee will be charged if you cancel or reschedule ANY appointment (including appointments which do not require an upfront deposit, such as a ‘check-up’ or review appointment) less than 48 hours before the appointment time. Patients who have pre-purchased a course of treatment will forfeit one of the treatments instead of paying this fee.

Late arrival to your appointment may result in reduced treatment time or the forfeiting of the appointment. We will endeavour to ensure that your appointment runs on time. However, for reasons beyond our control, we may need to cancel or postpone your appointment at short notice. In this unlikely event, we will try to contact you in advance. We do not offer compensation if we cancel or postpone your appointment.

Please read our full terms and conditions here.

To help our patients minimise the chance of losing their deposit or pre-paid treatments, we issue text reminders a minimum of 48 hours ahead of appointments. Patients should be aware that there may be reasons beyond our control, meaning that the text message does not reach them. Patients should diarise themselves when making follow-up appointments and not rely solely on the text message from the clinic as a reminder.

I have tried almost every treatment for my rosacea, and nothing compares to Dr Bong's Botox. I felt utterly reassured, in safe hands, and I am delighted with the results.

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