Get to know our Injectors- Kathryn Tilley
If you have ever considered injectable treatments, then no doubt your first concern will be to make sure that the person carrying out the procedure is properly qualified to prescribe and administer the treatment.
Too many clinics have taken short cuts, offered inferior products, not understood their patients' concerns and not offered qualified and experienced practitioners.
At Skin Health Spa, with over a million injectable and complex skin consultations and treatments under our belt, we know a good injector when we see one!
So, we'd like to introduce you to Kathryn Tilley
RGN, BSC, Independent Nurse Prescriber
Kathryn who works out of our Marylebone clinic has been performing injectable treatments since 2001 after moving to England from Australia. She annually attends health industry conferences across London for up to date practices.
You can book a one-to-one consultation to discuss treatment with Kathryn by calling the London Marylebone clinic on 020 7487 8990 or email [email protected]
We asked Kathryn about injectable treatments...
What makes BOTOX® and Juvéderm® different to other products?
BOTOX® by Allergan is the leading globally recognised brand of Botulinum toxin, and the reason behind this is that it is reliable in delivering effective and desirable results, which offer longevity and consistency. In the same way the Juvéderm® range by Allergan is globally recognised amongst the most superior dermal filler products available because it consistently delivers desired and effective outcomes.
What treatment do you love performing the most?
* Lips lips lips
The most sensuous and sensitive part of the face which can be positively transformed in just an instant. I feel privileged to witness the delight in people when they see their results.
What raised your interest in Aesthetic treatments?
The concept of the very strong instinct for survival we humans have become apparent to me when i worked in neonatal intensive care with premature babies. The gift of ongoing advances in medicine is affording greater life longevity along with an increased general awareness of keeping fit and healthy. It follows that skin health and the aesthetic there in would reflect these changing trends and I'm hugely passionate about this.
What should clients look for and check in an injector?
Please check the practitioner credentials. That they are a professionally qualified and an experienced nurse, dentist or doctor. You would be surprised at how many 'cowboys' are fraudulently practicing. Check online registers such as BACN practitoner finder.
How does BOTOX® work and what are the side effects?
BOTOX® is a toxin which when purified and used in tiny controlled doses binds the neuron membrane. A chain of events occur to prevent acetylcholine passing through the neuron membrane so that the muscle contraction/movement is inhibited. The body responds to the blockage by growing new neurons. This process takes 12 weeks.
Side effects include those for any injection site. Bruising, redness and itching. Incorrect placement or migration of product can cause undesired results including eyelid or eyebrow ptosis (droop)
What are Dermal Fillers, how do they work and the side effects?
Dermal Fillers that I use usually contain Hyaluronic Acid a naturally occurring carbohydrate in the synovial joints and the eyes of the human body. For use in aesthetic treatments it is a synthesized substance. Here it is used to replace tissue volume that has been lost by the effects of aging, for creating volume or sculpting certain areas of the face.
Side effects include those for any localized injection. In rare occasions vascular injury complication can cause a vessel to be blocked or compressed which in most severe cases can cause tissue neurosis, stroke or blindness.
What other interesting uses do BOTOX® and Fillers have?
Other interesting uses of BOTOX® include the correction of eye squints, migraines, leaky bladders or muscle spasm.
Hyaluronic Acid is also used for dry eyes, in cataract surgery, osteoarthritis for stiffness and joint pain.