You may have heard recently that NICE (the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) has approved the use of Botox® for this condition (sufferers experience headache for at least 15 days each month, 8 of these being associated with migrainous symptoms).
The fact that the recommended dose given to the face and neck ( by a neurologist) is up to ten times what I use for the frown area speaks volumes about the perceived safety of Botox®. This news is particularly welcome for the aesthetic industry in the wake of the recent adverse publicity surrounding the PIP breast implant scandal. It is noteworthy that it is Allergan’s Botox® that was used in the clinical trials as opposed to Botulinum toxins produced by other drug companies.
Latisse -a prescription lotion approved in the USA to lengthen, darken and thicken the eyelashes. I’m writing again about this incredible product particularly for the benefit of those of you who are new to the clinic.
It’s been FDA approved in the USA for more than 3 years where users have been described as having “Bambi-like lashes”! It has got to be a preferable option to fake lashes as the lashes look natural, they are not damaged and you don’t have to make those time consuming and expensive salon visits. There are very encouraging reports of lash growth in women following chemotherapy. I predict huge publicity when Latisse is eventually launched here (apparently in about 6 months time). Here are answers to some commonly asked questions.
How do I use Latisse?
Once daily application of lotion to the upper lash roots (like liquid eyeliner) using supplied disposable brushes.
How long until I see effects?
Minimum 3 weeks. Maximum length reached in 3-4 months after which maintenance twice weekly is advised.
How long does a bottle last?
At least one month. 4 bottles should give you long lashes for 6 months.
Are there any side effects?
Experience in America has been encouraging, It is well tolerated and less than 5% experience transient eye irritation or redness. However, rarely it may cause darkening of the iris in those with brown or brown flecked eyes which may be permanent. I therefore can only prescribe this product following a consultation during which you will need to sign a consent form.
I’m offering double the usual discount of 10% if your friend is treated by 31.8.2012. ( or 9.9.2012 for Scottish clients). Your own discount could apply to a treatment after this date. If your next treatment is complimentary the discount will be carried over.
Examples of savings are 3 zones of Botox® or 1ml Restylane for £250 instead of £325. Booking procedure – your friend needs to quote your name when booking his/her appointment. You will need to quote your friend’s name when making your own booking.
It is important to us that your overall experience at the St John Clinic is positive and I would like to hear from those of you who feel we could improve our service to you. If you feel that your experience has been particularly good we would also welcome an email explaining why. I am advised that testimonials have a very positive impact on researchers of clinics online and I would be delighted to post your positive comments. Anonymity would be assured by quoting one initial, together with the date of the testimonial.
Clinics at 152 Harley St, W1 (3rd floor)
I have received a lot of positive feedback from clients regarding this new St John Clinic location. Clinics continue to be held on Friday lunchtimes. All appointments: 020 8946 9694.
Wimbledon Park – Monday to Friday mornings and late afternoons, Friday evenings
Wimbledon, Elys – Monday to Friday afternoons. Saturday mornings
Harley St – Friday lunchtimes
Bath – July 8th, August 12th
Glasgow, Edinburgh EH3 – August 4th, September 8th, October 6th, November 11th, December 9th
Edinburgh EH13, Aberdeen – August 5th, September 9th, October 7th, November 12th, December 10th
I look forward to seeing you at one of the St John Clinics soon.
With all best wishes,
Lady St John of Bletso MBChB MRCOG