Due to the current Corona Virus Crisis, the Private Hospitals and Clinics from where I normally consult have been closed and we are only able to see urgent patients. I apologise for the inconvenience.

If there is anything that you wish to discuss with me, then could you please contact Debbie my private secretary on 07502036457 or at debbiewood147@gmail.com, with your contact details and I will telephone you with advice and if it is necessary I will make arrangements to see you at the nearest private hospital to you.

No-one knows exactly how long this situation is going to continue, but one would estimate it will probably be between three and six months before we get back to normal. I look forward to seeing you at that time and wish you and your families all the very best.

Neil McLean


Vistabel for frown lines

Everyone knows that regular exercise and a balanced diet are two important ways to help stay healthy, feel well and look good. But nothing can stop time passing and whether we like it or not, we all grow older and it shows in our faces. Frown lines and wrinkles are a normal part of the ageing process, but they can make you look more tired, angry or older than you really are.

The structure of skin changes with time and it becomes less elastic and flexible. There are fewer fat cells in the lower layers (the dermis) of the skin and it becomes more transparent whilst the oil and sweat glands which help keep skin supple, become less active. Muscles in the face also begin to sag and the skin becomes creased and folded. Older skin is drier and it renews itself less quickly than younger skin. All these factors affect how facial skin looks.

Ageing is a natural process and many people want to feel good for their age with a natural look and seek out ways to help them achieve that.

Doctors may sometimes use the name BOTOX when they are discussing treatment with VISTABEL because the two products contain exactly the same active ingredient and are supplied by the same company, Allergan.

BOTOX is approved in the UK for the treatment of several medical conditions including hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).

VISTABEL is approved in the UK for the treatment of glabellar lines (frown lines between the eyebrows).

Botulinum Toxin Type A

VISTABEL contains a specially prepared naturally occurring protein that originates from bacteria.

Although VISTABEL is a new name, the purified protein it contains has been used in clinical practice under the name BOTOX for more than 10 years. This extensive experience confirms the established safety profile of treatment with VISTABEL.

Other preparations are available to manage facial lines and you should discuss the various treatments and their differences with the Mclean Academy so that the effect you get is the one you want.

A minute quantity of VISTABEL is injected into the muscles that cause dynamic lines, for example frown lines. The injection temporarily prevents nerve signals from reaching the muscle and as a result, the muscle relaxes. As the muscle relaxes, the skin smoothes out.

Treatment can take as little as 10 minutes and most people return to normal activities immediately afterwards.

The smoothing effect of the first treatment usually lasts for up to 4 months.

VISTABEL should only be injected by an experienced injector who can make sure that the correct amount is injected in precisely the right places. In this way the desired result with a natural look can be achieved.

What side effects may I expect following treatment?

Side effects if they occur, are usually temporary and mild to moderate.

As with all prescription medicines, VISTABEL can cause side effects.

Most side effects experienced by patients are short-lived and are linked to the injections e.g. pain on injection, redness, swelling etc.

Other side effects such as ptosis (drooping of the upper eyelid), whilst still temporary in nature can be caused by a spread of the injection into nearby muscles.

Choosing the Mclean Academy who are experienced injectors will minimise (but not eliminate) the risk of such side effects.

By nature, all medical procedures carry an element of risk. Before embarking on any medical procedure, it is advisable to consult fully with the Mclean Academy so that our qualified staff can suitably discuss any risk or concerns that your procedure may pose. The VistabelInjections are a non surgical procedure with very minimal risks.


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The McLean Academy

Neil R. McLean ( MD FRCS )

Telephone: 07502036457

Email: debbiewood147@gmail.com

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