I’m delighted to announce that all three new St John Clinics – Fulham Broadway, Kingston and Richmond – are now open. I’ll be spending time at each clinic every day. The rota for business will vary each week so that you will be able to book appointments at your chosen clinic at a time to suit you. The Wimbledon Park Clinic will remain fully operational. The Harley Street clinic on Fridays is becoming increasingly popular for those with busy work schedules in Central London.
I’m offering a Vitamin C facial peel half price (£50) to make your skin look its best as we move into summer.
Finally I’d like to highlight the fact that, in addition to its anti ageing effects on the face, Botox® has a great many applications in mainstream medicine.
St John Clinic, Fulham Broadway – 20 Jerdan Place, SW6 1BH
A 3 minute walk from Fulham Broadway tube and on a pedestrianised street between ‘Cafe Nero’ and ‘M&S foods’, parking at Waitrose is only 2 minutes walk away (2 hours free when you spend £20).
St John Clinic, Kingston – Crown Passage, KT1 1JD
Crown Passage, flanked by ‘Links’ and ‘Space NK’ is a 3 minute walk from the car parks at John Lewis and Bentalls and a 5 minute walk from Kingston train station.
St John Clinic, Richmond – 4 The Quadrant, TW9 1BD
This clinic is a 2 minute walk from Richmond underground and overground train stations and from the NCP car park next to it. There is also a Waitrose car park nearby.
The clinic’s ground floor entrance is between ‘Oliver Bonas’ and ‘The Bread Shop’ and is opposite ‘Ted Baker’.
All clinics offer privacy as the waiting areas are screened from view. Each clinic has a second consulting room with a mirror and camouflage make up available so that you will feel comfortable stepping out onto the high street after your appointment.
– Vitamin C facial peel £50 (usual price £100) – Available at all clinics until 31.7.2014.
This exfoliative peel is suitable for all skin types and requires no prior skin preparation. It takes 10 minutes to perform and can be done at the same time as your Botox® or filler treatment. Side effects are few – a pinkish glow and possibly some fine peeling over the subsequent 24 hours. Make up can be used straight away and you should continue to apply your usual sunblock. There is no need to take time off work or social commitments.
It works by sloughing off the outer layer of dead skin cells therefore making the skin glow. A series of these peels will help to remove superficial pigmented patches.
Vitamin C, in its formulation by Skinceuticals is a powerful antioxidant. The advantage of its addition during a peel is that it will exert its effects more deeply and its presence will help the skin to heal more rapidly afterwards.
My recommendation to improve your skin:-
Botox® is a highly versatile drug with an exceptional safety profile. I’d just like to remind you that it has been used for at least 40 years on the NHS injected directly into the eye muscles to correct squints, and in far higher doses than on the face in the muscles of adults and children with spastic conditions, enabling their limbs to work normally.
As many of you are aware from my previous newsletters, it is licensed for the treatment of chronic migraine for which it is injected in the head and neck by neurologists in far higher doses than I use for its cosmetic effects.
Many of us suffer from debilitating underarm perspiration, particulary when in stressful situations. 100 units of Botox® when distributed in the armpits reduces sweating by at least 80%, lasting on average 8 months. My clients consistently report that this treatment has been incredibly life enriching for them.
In urogynaecology there are positive reports of the use of Botox® to treat those with an unstable bladder. By relaxing the Detrusor muscle, Botox® helps to reduce bladder irritability and subsequent urinary frequency and incontinence.
I recently attended a fascinating presentation highlighting the benefits of Botox® on wound healing. When we cut ourselves, the body’s normal response is to begin a cascade of cellular events which leads to healing, but often with an unsightly scar as a result.
Recent studies have shown that when Botox® is injected directly into a wound, it appears to have a positive effect possibly on cellular growth factors. The result is that healing is more likely to be seamless and without scarring when Botox® is used than without it. If this observation is supported by clinical trials, one can imagine that there may come a time when Botox® is used during surgery, particularly on the face to reduce scarring.
All St John Clinics are closed on bank holidays.
I’ll be on annual leave on the following dates:-
30.6.14 – 3.7.14
All clinics will be closed from 22nd December – 4th January for Christmas and New Year.
Bath – 25th May, 15th June, 20th July, 24th Aug, 28th Sept, 26th Oct, 23rd Nov, 14th Dec
Glasgow & Edinburgh EH3 – 10th May, 7th June, 12th July, 16th Aug, 6th Sept, 4th Oct,8th Nov, 6th Dec
Edinburgh EH13 & Aberdeen – 11th May, 8th June, 13th July, 17th Aug, 7th Sept, 5th Oct, 9th Nov, 7th Dec
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