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Treatment spotlight: iovera; Q&A with Dr Angelica Kavouni, FRCS EBOPRAS Plastic Cosmetic Surgeon

Treatment spotlight: iovera; Q&A with Dr Angelica Kavouni, FRCS EBOPRAS Plastic Cosmetic Surgeon

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Iovera

How does it work?

The iover treatment temporarily relaxes forehead muscles by using the body‘s natural response to cold to immediately reduce the appearnce of forehead wrinkles. It uses liquid nitrous oxide that is contained within a hand piece and delivered to the closed end neddles of the device during treatment. No toxins or chemicals are left behind in the body.

Who is iovera most suitable for?

The iovera treatment is a fantastic choice for patients who have horizontal forehead lines, but who don't have many lines or wrinkles in the other areas of the face. It is also ideal for those who aren‘t keen to start using toxins or injectable treatments as a first option.

Is a course of treatments recommended?

Patients would first need to come for a consultation to ascertain if they are suitable for the treatment. I so and they decide to go ahead, the result of iovera last for approximately three months.

Why is the treatment proving so popualar?

iovera gives a natural result in a instant and avoids a frozen look. After use, some forehead movement is maintained. It is an innovative technology and because it is toxin-free, it is a very attractive option for patients who are looking for a more subtle way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and want to avoid a shiny appearance of the forehead.

Are there any side effects?

iovera is a very safe treatment administered only by trained doctors. Patients have reported feeling a slight pressure and a sensation of tingling or warmth during the treatment. Post-treatment, patients may experience some slight swelling, redness or a small bruise.