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Cosmetics treatments can be an expensive business. If you are looking to enhance your looks by stopping ageing in its tracks and look fresher and healthier, we can help.  Medics Direct run courses for Medical Professionals wishing to start a career in aesthetics. By consenting to be a model for our delegates who are all fully qualified and experienced Doctors, Dentists and Nurses you are able to receive Botulinum Toxin Type-A, Dermal Fillers, Skin Peels and Dermal Roller cosmetic treatments free of charge. We run courses in Glasgow, Manchester and London. For our course dates please click here. We ask all models to arrive at 1pm on the day and that they should keep their afternoon free as they may be at the venue until 5pm, depending on the time slot you are given. Time slots are given out on arrival and all models must arrive at 1pm or they will lose their space and will not receive a treatment.

What are the treatments and what results can I expect? 

Botulinum Toxin Type-A also known as Botox or Type-A 
Below is a diagram with the injection points of the treatment and pictures of the injection points. (All models must get all 3 areas on the day)

How does Botulinum Toxin Type-A therapy work?

By using facial muscles repeatedly throughout a lifetime, the skin becomes creased in the areas used most. The ageing process causes collagen and elastin production in the skin to slow down so that, as we get older, these areas of over-use become damaged and the lines become permanent. By reducing the movement of muscles in these areas, the skin stops being creased and is allowed to recover, causing the lines to soften or even fade away. In the areas treated, the muscles are temporarily (always reversibly) inactivated, during which time the patient can break the subconscious habit of overusing these muscles. Depending on each individual and the dose used, the response to treatment can vary from a relaxation of the muscles to an inability to move them.

What happens during treatment?

The procedure will be supervised by one our highly qualified trainers at all times. The practitioner will ask you to use certain muscles of the face to observe how they work. An extremely fine, short needle is used to inject the Botulinum Toxin Type-A into the appropriate area. This may cause some slight but brief discomfort.

What should I expect after my treatment?

 The area may have some slight redness and swelling, which normally resolves in an hour or two. After treatment, you should not massage the injected area. You should not lie down for four hours after treatment. Also, do not apply make-up for up to 4 hours after treatment and do not perform any strenuous exercise for up to 6 hours. Do not drink alcohol for 6 hours and avoid having a facial for 24 hours. Do not take any long haul flights for 24 hours post treatment.
The treatment normally starts to take effect after 4 to 14 days, but this may vary slightly with some individuals. The effects will normally last between 2 and 6 months, when you will start to notice an ability to move the muscles more freely.

Are there any side effects?

Side effects of this treatment are rare. Most people find that the injection causes only mild discomfort. Immediately after the injection there may be mild swelling, which usually subsides in 48 hours.
Other side effects are extremely rare, but we must inform models of these. They are:
Temporary drooping of the eyelid. This may last a few weeks, but will always resolve.
In extremely rare cases patients have developed an allergy to the treatment, while others have shown resistance, i.e. it causes little or no effect on the treated muscles.

Please Note:

If you are pregnant or a breastfeeding mother; we will not be able to carry out the above treatment. Anyone undergoing a general anaesthetic cannot have a treatment 4 weeks prior to or 4 weeks after this procedure.

Clients with active acne or rosacea, herpes, skin infections, warts or raised moles on the face will not be able to receive this treatment. Clients on anti-coagulant therapy; although only pin point bleeding is achieved, should have their coagulation status checked to confirm a normal clotting / bleeding profile as this can increases the potential for bruising. Clients taking Aspirin or similar medication - increases the potential for bruising.