Before & After Botox
Frequently Asked Questions

Botox

How long will my Botox treatment take?

The botox treatment itself only takes a few minutes. However before the treatment you will have a consultation with our doctor to discuss exactly what the best options are for you. The whole process takes approximately thirty minutes.

Do Botox treatments hurt?

Any pain is minimised by the use of a very fine injection needle and the very small volumes of botox injected. Some people may feel a tiny sting during the procedure, but most people say the injections are painless.

What if I don't get the desired results?

Whilst we endeavour to meet our clients’ needs and wishes it is not always possible to achieve the exact desired result at the first treatment.

All of our clients are offered a review appointment two weeks after their initial treatment. At this stage the anti-wrinkle injections will have reached their maximum effect and any slight asymmetry can be corrected and a top up given if required. This important additional service is included in the initial price, so no further payment is required.

Are there any side effects?

There are relatively few potential side effects from anti-wrinkle botox injections. Most are uncommon and all are temporary. Side effects may include itchiness and redness at the injection site. Some people occasionally develop dry, or alternatively watering eyes, and very rarely people may experience drooping of their eyelids.

How long will my Botox last?

This varies from client to client but initially, treatments last 3-4 months. With regular botox treatments the duration of effect can increase to 6 months.

Dermal Fillers

What is in Dermal Fillers?

Skin naturally produces hyaluronic acid (HA) when you are young, which keeps the skin full and hydrated. HA also maintains the elasticity of the skin. Dermal fillers mimic the effects of HA. This means they can be used to reduce facial lines and increase the volume and plumpness of skin and lips. It is also used to treat lines caused by sun damage and ageing.

Are there any contraindications?

Dermal fillers are a naturally occurring substance so there are very few contraindications. Only an active infection would prevent a dermal filler being used.

Are there any side effects?

Over 10 million dermal filler procedures have been performed since they were first used in the early1990’s. Reactions to the products are very rare as it is a natural material.

Some injection related reactions may occur after any injection and normally resolve within a few days. These may include redness, swelling, bruising, itching, pain and tenderness.

Very rarely people may be allergic to one of the constituents of the product or develop an infection at the procedure site.

What can be treated?

Theoretically any line or fold can be treated with dermal fillers, but there are some areas that naturally lend themselves to the technique particularly well.

The most commonly treated areas are nasolabial folds (the lines from your nose to your mouth), marionette lines (from the corners of the mouth downwards) and forehead lines.

If you are unsure as to whether we are able to help you, then book in for a no- obligation consultation with our doctor to discuss the look you are hoping for.

How long does it take to work?

Results are immediate. Minimal swelling and redness may appear but this fades quite quickly and is temporary. The results then continue to improve over the following week as the fillers hydrate further once in position

How long does it last?

The treatments can last a variable amount of time depending on the client. The average duration is six to nine months but effects can last over a year.

The material we use in all of our dermal fillers is natural and biodegradable, meaning your body will naturally break it down over time.

Does it hurt?

Generally pain relief is not required for dermal filler procedures to correct lines and folds. Some people may experience some mild discomfort and a local anaesthetic cream may be applied to the area for a more comfortable treatment experience.