B at Castle Quay is our Botox service provided by Dr Robert Greig on Wednesday afternoons.
Dr Greig is a Consultant who qualified from Liverpool Medical School in 1999. He underwent 13 years medical training covering many medical disciplines from General Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, General, Acute & Emergency Medicine, Intensive Care and Anaesthesia. He has trained both in the UK and in New Zealand, as well as delivering medical talks nationally and internationally. He has also lectured in Pharmacology.
He was awarded the prestigious title of Fellow of Emergency Medicine in 2011 and moved to Jersey in 2012, where he now lives and works as a Consultant in the General Hospital.
Trained and qualified in the use of Cosmetic fillers and Botulinum Toxin (aka Botox ®, Azzalure ®) he started his practice, B at Castle Quay, in 2014
B who you want to B in 2016 with our New Year New You flat rate of just £175 irrespective of areas treated
Wrinkles arise partly from repetitive contractions of the facial muscles. These muscles gain in size and tone throughout life, resulting in puckering of the overlying skin – wrinkles. The medical term for wrinkles is Hyperkinetic or Dynamic Facial lines.
Botulinum toxin relaxes these muscles, thereby softening the appearance of wrinkles. Eventually the body breaks down the blocking effect of the toxin, and the muscles start to work again.
Botulinum toxin treatment effect lasts between 3-6months before the effects fade. Some clients require more toxin than others based on the desired look (from some movement: the “New Love Look” to no movement) and whether they are male (requiring more toxin due to naturally higher facial muscle bulk) or female.
The procedure involves the use of a fine needle to treat the effected areas. It is quick and relatively painless. Effects should be seen by day 3 and peak by day 10. The doctor will want to assess you at 2 weeks to ascertain if any further injections or “top up” is required. This is free unless further treatment zones are requested.
The need to reassess is to ensure the desired results have been met. Botulinum toxin doesn’t give instant results at the moment of injection and each client requires a tailored prescription for them – based on their desired look and natural response to the toxin.
There are 3 main areas of the face for wrinkle treatment. The Glabella (Frown Lines): the zone between the eyebrows and the upper nose. Crows Feet: the puckering of skin around the outer aspect of the eyes and finally: the Forehead. The Glabella and the Crows Feet can be treated individually. Treatment of the forehead only can risk drooping of the eyebrows and isn’t advised.
Botulinum Toxin (type A) was discovered in 1946 and its clinical value was first identified in the 1970s. Canadian doctors noticed that when used for the treatment of a particular eye disorder, there was a coincidental improvement in the appearance of treated patients’ “Crow’s Feet”.
• Common: Mild headache, irritation, bruising, weakened facial muscles, eye lid swelling and drooping, dry eyes, increased tear production.
• Uncommon: Dizziness, visual disturbance, dizziness and allergy
First 4 hrs: Keep upright
First 12hrs: Avoid extreme facial expressions and alcohol consumption. Avoid wearing make up
Subsequent 2 weeks: Avoid facials and facial massages, excessive rubbing of face, exposure to temperature extremes e.g. Sauna
Our clinic is very discrete and confidentiality is guaranteed. Payment is by cash, credit card or debit card. All payments are to be made on the day of treatment.