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What Sets Us Apart with Your Botulinum Toxin Treatment?

What Sets Us Apart with Your Botulinum Toxin Treatment?

We are asked regularly for further information on the treatments that we offer.  Only today an enquiry came in via social media for information on Botulinum Toxin Injections.  They had already asked a couple of other providers for this information but only received the price information.

As one of the leading Aesthetic Doctors in Cumbria, Dr. Rippon and the staff of Rippon Medical Services Ltd understand that our patients take centre stage in the fundamental growth and success of our practice. It would seem that lots of nail bars and corner spa's are offering wrinkle reduction injections, we'd like to share why Rippon Medical Services Advanced Aesthetics can offer so much more. 

The day of your appointment we provide a full medical aesthetic consultation and skin evaluation to our patients. This is so we can discuss the patient's goals and ideas and gain a perfect understanding of what is desired as well as what is possible because we aim to achieve only the most natural results. 

Our patients are seen and treated by only Dr. Rippon who is an associate of the British College of Aesthetic Doctors. A senior G.P with specialised minor surgery skills, and Advanced Aesthetic Doctor. Dr. Rippon would be present first hand through the entire process of your treatment including any follow up care if necessary. 

In addition to the standard horizontal and frown lines treated by Botulium Toxin, Dr. Rippon also specialises in treating:

• Lip Lines (Smokers Lines) 

  Hyperhidrosis (Under Arm Sweating)

• Wrinkles on the bridge of the nose (Bunny lines)

 • Crease under the nose, giving a slight nose tip lift 

• Gummy smile 

• Chin wrinkles (Orange Peel Effect) 

• Fine lines and wrinkles under and around the eyes 

• Brow Lift 

• Softening look of jaw line 

• Neck Bands (Platysmal Bands) 

Botulium Toxin injections (For Frown lines and crow's feet)

Lines and wrinkles are caused by contractions of the delicate underlying facial muscles every time you smile, laugh or frown. The more emotion you show, the deeper these wrinkles and lines are likely to be. While you may have earned every one of your worry lines, you don't have to show them anymore. 

Now, thanks to FDA approved wrinkle reduction injections (Botulinum Toxin) these lines can be softened. The procedure known as cosmetic denervation utilises Botulinum Toxin to improve the appearance of worry lines, frown lines, laugh lines, crow's feet and other dynamic wrinkles.

How does Botulinum Toxin Work? 

Botulinum Toxin blocks from the nerve to the tiny facial muscles that are related to expression lines. Botulinum relaxes the muscles so they do not contract. After treatment, the overlying skin remains smooth and unwrinkled while the untreated facial muscles contract in a normal fashion, allowing normal facial expression to be unaffected.

Are Botulinum treatments safe? 

Botulinum Toxin have been used safely and effectively for over ten years to treat many ophthalmological and neurological disorders. Each year, thousands of patients receive Botulinum Toxin treatments for a variety of conditions and is quickly becoming a popular treatment for reversing the visible signs of ageing. 

What is the treatment like? 

Botulinum Toxin is a simple and safe procedure. Utilising a tiny micro needle, a very small amount of is Botulinum Toxin, is injected very precisely, into several locations on the face. Because the needle is so fine and only a small amount of liquid is utilised, the pain associated with the injections is minimal. Most patients compare the sensation to a bug bite. No addition of anaesthetic is required and you can resume normal activities immediately. You can even drive yourself home or back to the office. Some patients experience a slight, temporary bruising at the injection site. This can be covered with makeup. 

Are there any side effects? 

Temporary bruising is the most common side effect. In some cases, the toxin can migrate and cause the temporary weakness of nearby muscles. In rare cases, there can be drooping of an eyelid or asymmetry of facial expression. The risk of any side effect depends on the muscles injected. Dr Rippon will discuss this with you in length before your treatment. Because the effects of Botulinum Toxin are completely reversible, any side effects are temporary, lasting only a few weeks.

What results can I expect? 

If dynamic wrinkles make you look older than you are, cosmetic denervation can smooth these out and give you a more youthful and pleasant appearance, However, this procedure cannot improve wrinkles due to ageing and sun-damaged skin alone they are unrelated to facial muscle contractions. Botulinum Toxin injections will not improve sagging skin or replace the need for a facelift or brow lift.

What are the limitations of Botulinum Toxin injections? 

Unfortunately; Botulinum Toxin injections are a temporary solution for the treatment of wrinkles. The effects of the injections last for up to 4 months. You will need to have injections about two to three times per year should you wish to reduce the wrinkles over the year. 

Clinical studies indicate the duration of treatment benefits is increased over time, such that you should require fewer injections as time goes by. Also, the duration of effect varies from patient to patient and may be less effective for those patients greater than 65 years of age. After that, the muscle action returns. When frown lines reappear, a repeat treatment is necessary to regain the results. * Results vary from patient to patient. 


1. ADVANCED AESTHETIC MEDICAL DOCTOR: You will be treated by one of CUMBRIA'S leading AESTHETIC doctors who is highly experienced and specialist trained in delivering of Botulinum treatment. 

2. SERVICE & CARE: We pride ourselves on patient care and experience, therefore, you can be ensured that your visit and treatment is as informative, comfortable and professional as possible. 

3. AFTER CARE POLICY Our aftercare policy ensures our patients receive the best care following their treatment. 

4. CLINIC LOCATION: The treatment is carried out at our clinic on Fisher Street, in the historical part of Carlisle, with Carlisle Castle and Cathedral close by. We are situated opposite a public carpark and 5 mins walk away from Carlisle Bus and Train Stations. 

5. HIGH PATIENT SATISFACTION: Our patients are very happy with their results resulting in many returning to have additional areas. We also have many that recommend friends and family to the clinic 

6. PREMIUM MEDICATION: We use only premium and FDA approved products for the treatment. 

7. PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS AUTHORITY We are an approved and regulated clinic, via Safe Face, this ensures that we carry out high standard treatments, hygiene and care to our patients. Telephone 01228 791447 or 07787541689 to book your FREE consultation 

... Interesting article on the satisfaction rates on wrinkle reduction injectables for between the brows. Commonly referred to as 'number 11's' 

Dr Rippon has experienced high levels of patient satisfaction where patients have had a particular concern over their wrinkles between their brows, this is equal for both men and women. 


We are one of the most Advanced Aesthetic Clinic in Cumbria. Treatments are carried out by an Advanced Aesthetic Doctor accredited by the British College of Aesthetic Medicine, Save Face and the General Medical Council. Rippon Medical Services is committed to revolutionising the concept of anti-ageing in the UK by offering only the highest quality, reputable and evidence based treatment. 


We believe that Rippon Medical Services is about patient care, safety and satisfaction. We recognise that professional integrity and ethical treatment care are of paramount importance in terms of meeting the needs of our clients. 

For experienced and ethical medical practices alongside advanced medical aesthetic skills contact us today. 


All of our treatments are carried out by a fully qualified Medical Doctor who specialises in Advanced Medical Aesthetics. Dr Rippon believes there is a science behind beauty and ageing. He understands that lots of people don't like the thought of cosmetic 'surgery' and he believes modern medical technology can provide today's consumers with superior alternatives to invasive and potentially painful surgery (that may require a long recovery). 

Dr Rippon is highly skilled in the art of Medical Aesthetics and has been trained to a Advanced Level standard by leading providers for medical aesthetic training. Dr A G Rippon graduated from the University of Dundee in 1998 with a MBCHB degree (Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery) He is a fully qualified medical doctor with full registration by the General Medical Council (GMC). While enjoying a career as a Principal G.P for fourteen years he developed special interests in minor surgery and Medical Aesthetics. 


All of our procedures, treatments and, the suppliers we work with, are tried and trusted. We audit our clinic and are regulated and accredited by Save Face. We maintain extremely high standards of training which, ensure we offer a superior professional service. 


Ethical and fair treatment of all our patients and staff is paramount in everything we do. Patient well-being is always our first priority and, if a procedure or treatment is not required, we will always let you know. 


In order to maintain a responsible and reliable practice we are open and honest with all our patients to ensure that their expectations are realistic. We will always ensure that the patient fully understands any risk or limitations prior to undergoing a procedure or treatment. 


We care about every patient as an individual, and offer the best standard of care throughout their journey. Our staff will always be here to support each person every step of the way. 


Our aftercare policy ensures our patients receive the best care following their treatment. OUR AFTERCARE INCLUDES: A 24 hour emergency contact number, open 365 days a year where we welcome emergency calls at any time for post-procedure patients. Regular post-operative contact following thread lifts and PRP treatments. We are fully insured in the unlikely event of any medical complications, subject to Dr Rippon agreeing that any complication is directly related to a treatment that he performed. 


Patient care has always been at the forefront of everything we do, and that is why we are unique in the medical aesthetics industry in Cumbria. Providing consultations and care via a medical aesthetics Doctor who is highly skilled in Advanced Aesthetic Medicine. 

We are proud to offer fully comprehensive and inclusive aftercare so you can be reassured you will always be in very experienced medical hands. With Rippon Medical you are a patient for life. 

All your aftercare is included in the price you pay so there are no hidden extras. We offer a lifetime aftercare policy which means you can see our medical team post- treatment, at no extra cost. We offer all our consultations and aftercare at our local clinic in Carlisle led by Dr Rippon, our Clinical Director. 


2 Spinners Yard, Fisher Street, Carlisle, CA3 8RE Carlisle Clinic: 01228 521014 Head Office: 01228 791447 Mobile: 07787 541689 

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