What product is used?
WOW fusion is an innovative device delivering a fusion of 3 treatments, micro-needling, mesotherapy and microtoxin. The device is a glass vial with a needle head with 20 gold plated titanium needles 0.13mm in diameter. A spiral groove facilitates product flow from the vial through the needles and delivers products into epidermal/dermal junction. Needles used are 0.6mm or 1mm long.
How does the WOW Fusion work?
Microneedles create trauma to the epidermis/dermis to stimulate cells such as keratinocytes, melanocytes, growth factors and fibroblast cells for neocollagensis and neovascularisation etc (See microneedling treatment section for further information).
Administration of active ingredients via micro injections/channels into the mesodermis. Ingredients used depend on the skin condition to be treated. Common actives include hyaluronic acid, succinic acid, vitamin C and glutathione.
Microtoxin is when the neuromodulator Botulinum Toxin Type A is used in the WOW Fusion device and delivered to the mesodermis like other mesotherapy ingredients. The brands Botox and Azzalure are used. This a purified protein derived from the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. The medicinal form is manufactured in a stringent and controlled environment and used for medical purposes in very tiny, innocuous amounts. Botulinum Toxin A is normally injected into the muscles to prevent the release of acetylchloline at the neuromuscular juntion. This chemical (acetylcholine) is normally released and passes a chemical message to the muscle to allow it to contract. When this message is blocked the muscle fibres are temporarily paralysed and unable to contract, consequently relaxing the muscle and the skin. As the muscle is unable to contract as much it can prevent wrinkles from forming, improves static wrinkles and prevents existing wrinkles becoming deeper lines/folds. Microtoxin has a general softening effect of the epidermal layer resulting in a ‘glass skin effect’ and has no impact on larger and deeper muscles.
What areas can be treated?
WOW Fusion is a full face treatment and can treat skin conditions/problems such as:-
- Acne inflammation
- Hyperhidrosis/excessive sweating
- Pore refinement
- Controls oil and sebum production
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Hair thinning/alopecia
- Sun damage/pigmentation
- Skin hydration
- Skin laxity (increases collagen and elastin)
- Acne scarring
What happens during my consultation?
Botulinum Toxin A is a prescription only medicine (POM). It is prescribed and administered by a medical professional holding the relevant prescribing qualification ONLY after a face to face consultation/assessment. During your consultation a detailed medical history will be taken, helping the medical specialist to determine whether Botulinum Toxin A is an appropriate medicine for you to receive and whether it will help you achieve the results that you are looking for. A skin assessment will be performed to ensure that the WOW fusion treatment is suitable. This will also reduce the risk of any unwanted side effects from the treatment. During this consultation the potential risks and aftercare recommendations are discussed, helping you determine whether this form of treatment is really right for you.
What happens during my treatment appointment?
Your skin will be cleansed using appropriate skincare for you
An exfoliation treatment can be performed such as dermaplaning or hydrodermobrasion.
The WOW fusion device will be used on the full face, some areas may be treated twice if needed.
A mask can be used following treatment and appropriate skincare.
What’s the aftercare advice?
Do not sunbathe, use a sun bed, steam room, sauna for 2 weeks after treatment. SPF 50 must be worn. Avoid makeup for 12 hours after treatment. Keep skin moisturised and never pick or peel if it feels rough.
How long do the results last?
Who is not suitable for this treatment?
- Anyone allergic to any of the ingredients in the mesotherapy or Botulinum Toxin Type A
- Skin infection at the injection site
- Haemophilia/bleeding disorders
- Skin cancers
- Keloid/hypertrophic scarring
- If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant or breast-feeding (It is not known if the medicines can be harmful to your unborn child)
- Also tell us if you are taking any medicines including herbal as some may be contraindicated