The effects are fabulous! No more frozen faces, just a look of having returned from a holiday refreshed and radiant!
A radiant complexion can light up a room and highlight your youthful features. Luminous, toned skin is associated with youth, but as we age our complexions begin to dull and the skin’s texture deteriorates. Stress, hormonal changes, smoking, and daily sun exposure all contribute to the ageing of our skin.
In the past, soft tissue fillers have been used to plump up wrinkles and lines. In recent years, innovative ways to enhance the natural beauty of the skin on your face and neck have been introduced. Popularised by Australian celebs who desired dewy, luminous skin, the PhotoReady is specially designed to deliver these multiple benefits using a combination of hyaluronic acid skin booster, and Botox® aided by a revolutionary injection device.
PhotoReady is a revolutionary treatment available only at Essence Medical Cosmetic Clinic. Its breakthrough treatment protocol combines hyaluronic acid (HA) skin booster with Botox® and injected into the skin with an innovative device. This unique treatment protocol aims to give your skin a ‘red carpet-look’ i.e. minimise pores, soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as give your skin a soft smooth glow.
PhotoReady is a revolutionary treatment available only at Essence Medical Cosmetic Clinic. Its breakthrough treatment protocol combines hyaluronic acid (HA) skin booster with Botox and injected into the skin with an innovative device. This unique treatment protocol aims to give your skin a ‘red carpet-look’ i.e. minimise pores, soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as give your skin a soft smooth glow.
HA attracts moisture, which super-hydrates the skin. Tiny doses of Botox reduce the action of the superficial layer of the facial muscles as well as skin fibres. Not only does this soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, it also decreases the action of sweat and sebaceous glands. This improves the sheen of the skin, smoothens the skin surface and tightens pores while still maintaining facial mobility and expression.
Studies have shown that the PhotoReady treatment also stimulates your skin’s own production of collagen, explaining why over the following 2-3 weeks, you will notice subtle lifting of your facial contour, together with more radiant, luminous skin.
Why is it called ‘PhotoReady’?
This type of treatment has been very popular in Asia and Australasia for some time. In June 2017, Dr Bong was invited to speak at a conference in Australia and he came across this revolutionary device. Dr Bong coined the word ‘PhotoReady’ to reflect the results which can be achieved with this treatment. Dr Bong purchased this machine, brought it back to the UK and introduced this treatment to his patients in Europe. Dr Bong has his own unique treatment protocol for the most effective results.
Is PhotoReady the same as ‘mesotherapy’?
Not at all.
Mesotherapy, originally conceived in Europe, is a minimally invasive technique that consists of the intra- or subcutaneous injection of variable mixtures of natural plant extracts, homeopathic agents, pharmaceuticals, vitamins, and other bioactive substances in microscopic quantities through dermal multipunctures. Its application in cosmetic medicine is gaining in popularity. Despite their attraction as purported rejuvenating injections, its safety and efficacy remain ambiguous. Mesotherapy is shrouded in mystery and the controversy surrounding it pertains to its efficacy and potential adverse effects that are subject of much concern.
On the other hand, the Skin Hydrating Booster used in the PhotoReady treatment is a unique hyaluronic acid-based skin enhancer which prevents premature skin aging, restores skin density and maintains skin glow. It combines natural components (called Dermo-Restructuring Complex) all synergically involved in redensifying the dermis and providing antioxidant protection: 3 potent antioxidants, 2 minerals, 1 vitamin and 8 amino aci – all of which are naturally present in the skin. The PhotoReady Skin Hydrating Booster has been clinically proven to instantly hydrate the skin, promoting luminosity and even out blotchy skin tone caused by photodamage.
Unlike mesotherapy, PhotoReady injection is considered a medical procedure insofar as Botox is a prescription-only medication.
What makes PhotoReady treatment revolutionary?
Combining a breakthrough treatment protocol, a state-of-the-art device and Dr Bong’s expertise, we have a winning formula. PhotoFinish is a revolutionary treatment available only at Essence Medical Cosmetic Clinic.
1) PhotoReady Injector Device – Dr Bong is the only doctor in the UK who has this revolutionary device. It is unique – allowing 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) PhotoReady Treatment Protocol – one of the world’s most renowned cosmetic doctors, Dr Bong has extensive experience and knowledge in the field of cosmetic dermatology. His exclusive PhotoFinish treatment protocol is one of a kind, combining high potency skin hydrating booster with Botox.
3) PhotoReady Skin Hydrating Booster – this is the latest award-winning rejuvenation product on the market today. It has been formulated to specifically provide deep skin hydration and is suitable for all skin types. It contains a unique and patented formula and consists of high concentration of natural and free HA alongside a combination of antioxidants, amino acids, minerals and vitamins. It is clinically proven for treatment of the face, area under the eyes, neck, decollatage and hands. Visible improvements to the quality and texture of the skin can be seen even after just one treatment, resulting in firmer and smoother skin that is more elastic and radiant.
The PhotoReady Skin Hydrating Booster can also help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and imperfections such as acne scars by providing hydration deep down within the skin. It can be used independently or as part of an overall treatment programme to help you achieve a natural, fresh look.
4) PhotoReady Skin Botox – Dr Bong’s unique dilution formula involves tiny doses of Botox to reduce the action of the superficial layer of the facial muscles and skin fibres. Not only does this soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, it also decreases the action of sweat and sebaceous glands. This improves the sheen of the skin, smoothens the skin surface and tightens pores while still maintaining facial mobility and expression.
What areas can be treated?
Face (including area under the eyes), neck and decolletage are the commonly treated areas.
Who is suitable for this treatment
The area under the eyes, face, neck, and décolletage are the commonly treated areas. It specifically addresses:
• Crepey skin
• Uneven and dull skin tone
• Dehydrated skin
• Fine lines and wrinkles
• Acne scars
When will I see results?
You can expect to see results between 5 days to 2 weeks after undergoing the PhotoReady treatment.
How do I prepare for the treatment?
Stop all supplements and medications which thin the blood. Over the counter supplements which contain Fish Oil, Flax Seed Oil, Garlic, Gingko, Green tea are to be stopped 72 hours prior to the treatment. This includes non-steroidal anti-inflammatories such as Ibuprofen and Aspirin. Please note: Do not stop Aspirin if you take this for medical reasons. We also recommend that you refrain from taking any alcohol or caffeine-containing beverages such as Coca Cola, coffee, tea or Redbull at least 24 hours before the treatment. All of the above helps minimise the risk of bruising and bleeding.
Is the procedure painful?
It is by no means a painful treatment. Most of our patients described the sensation being as if your skin is snapped by a rubber band. There is an option for you to have topical anaesthetics applied prior to the treatment, although there may be an extra charge for this. Please discuss this with our cosmetic doctor during the consultation.
What will I look like immediately after the treatment? Any down time?
At the injection sites it is normal to experience mild redness. There may be visible papules (small and localised mosquito-bite liked 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.
What post-treatment advice should I follow?
• You may apply mineral make-up immediately after the treatment. However, try to avoid applying any skin care products until the following morning.
• Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours and if any lumps are noticeable, simply massage the area to flatten them out.
How many treatments do I need?
Whilst visible results can be seen after just one treatment, it is the cumulative results one month after the second PhotoFinish session that are the most exciting! We recommend that you have two consecutive treatments, 3-4 weeks apart. Gradually following each session, the complexion and texture of the skin should look increasingly radiant and the skin should become firmer. A European multi-centre study showed a 67% improvement in complexion radiance in the face, a 69% improvement in hydration, and an 83% improvement of fine lines and wrinkles.
One of the great 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 and age. After the initial two treatments, follow-up sessions are normally recommended around every 6 to 12 months.
How long will the effect last?
One of the great advantages of this treatment is that the effects are long lasting. However, the results are not permanent – duration depends on many factors including your skin type, lifestyle and age. After the initial two treatments, follow-up sessions are normally recommended around every 6 to 12 months.
How much time is needed for this treatment and can I go on with my day following the treatment?
Typically the treatment only takes 20 minutes to complete. Most people feel comfortable going back to their normal activities immediately following their appointment. Mineral make-up may be applied immediately after the treatment.
What can I expect from my consultation and will I have treatment the same day as my consultation?
You are required to have a face-to-face consultation prior to having this treatment. In the consultation Dr Bong will examine your face and neck, focussing on the quality of your skin. Dr Bong will then offer you a treatment plan and quote you a price. He will also discuss in detail the advantages and limitations of this treatment and the alternatives.
It depends on how long it takes to conclude the consultation, there might not be enough time for you to have the treatment on the same visit. However, if you are travelling from a distance, please do let us know in advance so we can try to accommodate your circumstances.This is not a guarantee but we will do our utmost to accommodate you.
How much does it cost?
The PhotoReady treatment can be carried out on the entire face, neck or area just under the eyes. This treatment is unique to each individual, depending upon a variety of 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 completely free of charge. Our prices are competitive and your treatments will be carried out by an international expert. We believe our patients deserve the utmost safety in our care and we are committed to offering reliable, safe and effective results.
Listed below are a series of guide-prices on what this treatment may cost on the different areas of the face and neck. Exact cost for this treatment will be discussed and finalised during your consultation.
• Area under the eyes £350
• Full face (including area under the eyes) £400
• Neck £400
• Decolletage £400
• Full face and Neck £700
• Neck and Decolletage £700
If we would like to receive more information on this PhotoReady treatment, shall we just call your reception and make an appointment?
Yes, absolutely. You will need a consultation with Dr Bong and this is completely free of charge. During the consultation, Dr Bong will discuss in further detail with you what the procedure will entail. After the consultation – and providing you decide to have the treatment – you will be offered another appointment. Please call us on 0141-8949098 to schedule an appointment for a consultation.
What is your booking and cancellation policy?
When we book an appointment for you, we commit that time and our resources to your treatment. This means that, if anyone else wants to come at the same time, we will be unable to see them and will have to offer them an alternative time. If you do not then attend that appointment and either do not tell us in advance or give insufficient notice, we are unable to allocate the time to someone else; however, we still have overheads and staff salaries to pay during the unproductive time.
Deposits and your credit/debit card details
Unlike other clinics, we do not take any advance deposit or booking fee. The only exception is our Ultrasound Facial treatment where a nominal non-refundable deposit of £50 is required because an external skin therapist is being brought in specially to carry out the procedure for you. This deposit will be redeemed against your Ultrasound Facial treatment.
When booking your appointment, you will be asked to provide us your credit/debit card details. This is your confirmation of your commitment to attend your appointment. Please rest assured that no money will be taken from your card and your details will be securely stored but encrypted for your own privacy. We assure you that your details are fully protected and safe with us.
To cancel or reschedule your appointment
We make appointments with the expectation that you will attend at the agreed date & time to undergo your treatment; if you change your mind or work/other commitments prevent you from attending, we ask you to give us a minimum of 48 hours’ notice (excluding Sunday) so that we can reallocate your appointment slot to another customer.
Non-attendance (including late cancellation)
If you do not attend your appointment, or cancel later than the deadlines shown above, we reserve the right to make a charge as follows:
1. Ultrasound Facial: you will forfeit the £50 deposit
2. All other appointments (including consultation): £50 will be charged to your credit/debit card
Please note that, although we normally send text message reminders two days before appointments are due, the successful delivery of these relies on our text provider, your mobile network provider and your phone and cannot therefore be guaranteed.
Therefore, you should not rely on our text messages as the sole reminder of your appointment as we will not be responsible for any appointments missed as a result of non-delivery of the text message reminder, regardless of the reasons for its failure.