About Dr. Hugo J Kitchen MB, ChB, MBACD

Dr. Kitchen has been administering Collagen dermal implantation since 1988 and since the mid-’90’s, the newer generation of synthetic cosmetic fillers such as Restylane, Restylane-Touch/Perlane/VITAL/and SUB-Q and, Hylaform, Rofilan and Sculptra. More recently BELOTERO a new filler from Merz of Switzerland is showing beautiful results especially around the mouth. In 2011 Galderma of Nice, France, joined forces with Q-Med (makers of Restylane) to become one of the largest dermatological research companies in the World and have produced a new filler range called EMERVEL, again from Hyaluronic acid gel but its Optimal Balance Technology makes it, in Dr Kitchen’s Opinion, the market leader in Facial Volumization and associated with minimal swelling, bruising and downtime. Dr. Hugo J Kitchen M.B.,Ch.B., M.B.A.C.D.

Dermal Filler

What is the treatment?

This treatment simply involves the painless injection of the product into the area to instantly restore lost volume and smooth out lines, folds and hollows, resulting in a softer, more youthful appearance.

Treatment generally takes 20 to 30 minutes using a micro needle to inject the dermal filler. This instantly restores volume, as well as softening lines and wrinkles.

We use topical and local anaesthesia to prevent discomfort during procedures. A second session may be required to achieve the desired result, depending on the area being treated and the amount of volume loss present.

Areas responding well to dermal fillers

  • Nasal-labial (nose to mouth lines)
  • Marionette lines (mouth to chin)
  • Lift the corners of the mouth
  • Enhance thin lips (lip augmentation)
  • Eradicate wrinkles around the lips (e.g. smoker’s lines)
  • Restore volume loss in the cheeks (cheek augmentation)
  • Soften lines in any area of the face (e.g. forehead & frown lines)
  • Straighten bumps in the nose
  • Soften heel pads in the feet

These products are capable of holding a thousand times their own weight in water and so by replacing the lost HA in our skin, they alleviate the signs of ageing and also restore moisture.

This rehydration treatment can create a glowing complexion by replenishing hyaluronic acid in the skin. This improves hydro balance to increase skin elasticity and improve skin structure.

As we age there is a marked slowing in the skin’s capacity to renew/repair itself meaning that when the skin is creased in areas of maximum use, these lines eventually become permanent.

Dr. Kitchen is trained in the administration of Botulinum Toxin, for aesthetic reduction of facial expression lines, upper and lower face and also the neck. It has seen an exponential rise in popularity over the last 10 years. Dr Kitchen has a number of house-hold names and famous faces as patients in his portfolio. 15% of all Botox patients are now MEN who are much less shy about enjoying the aesthetic benefits of the increasing range of treatments available. Also used to treat excessive sweating (hyperhydrosis). There are some patients who are resistant to Botox use and Dr Kitchen also offers the British branded DYSPORT , and now Azzalure from Galderma,which performs exactly the same function. BUT remember; LESS is MORE; The “plastic” emotionless face from excessive dosage and frequency of use, is distinctly UNATTRACTIVE. Dr Kitchen is a huge proponent of THE NATURAL LOOK!


What is the treatment?

This treatment involves the use of tiny amounts of a purified botulinum toxin-A (Botox) protein which has been used in many aspects of medicine for over 20 years. It is a prescription only medicine which can only be prescribed by a doctor or dentist.

Botox prevents the muscle from contracting allowing the skin to recover and soften. The wrinkle relaxing injections are very specific and only reduce the movement of targeted muscles not affecting untreated muscles so allowing a natural range of facial expression.

The procedure takes approximately ten minutes and using a tiny sterile micro-needle, a very small amount of Botox is injected into the face. Discomfort is very minimal and you can resume normal activities immediately afterwards. These treatments are temporary lasting between three to six months. To maintain and improve results, a repeat of the treatment would then be required.

Botox is a simple and straight forward treatment to combat lines and wrinkles. Combats the appearance of:

  • Frown/Forehead lines (Glabella)
  • Crow’s feet around the eyes
  • Neck bands
  • Dimply chins
  • To create a youthful eyebrow lift
  • Marionette lines
  • Slim the face
  • Nasal ‘Bunny’ lines
  • In the treatment of jaw clenching
  • Excessive underarm sweating

Other Treatments Include:

  • Loss of facial volume – Fillers for cheeks, jowls & jaw-Line “The Knifeless Facelift”
  • Leg vein treatment with micro-sclerotherapy
  • Lipo body sculpting with BodyJet & VASER LIPO
  • Breast enhancement with fat transfer