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Frequently asked questions 

Frequently asked questions about anti wrinkle injections


What are anti-wrinkle injections (commonly known as Botox)? 

Botox inhibits or lessens muscle contraction, smoothing out the appearance of lines and wrinkles while preventing further age related changes to the face. This is because it stops your face from making repetitive facial expressions leading to dynamic wrinkles.



What areas can be treated with anti wrinkle injections?

The most treated areas are the forehead, the frown and around the eyes (crow’s feet)


Are anti wrinkle injections painful?

The injections can cause a small ‘stinging’ sensation.  This is minimized by using ‘invisible’ needles, the finest needle on the market.  It may also cause a slight headache, particularly if it is your first treatment.  



Are there any side effects/risks with anti wrinkle injections?

You will get mild swelling around the injection sites which should settle within an hour, there is also a small risk of bruising at the injection site. Potential side effects will be discussed at your consultation.


How long does it take to work?

Some people may see effects after a few days, but maximum effect is seen at 2 weeks. 


How long does it last?

It can last up to 3 months, sometimes longer for some people. 


Frequently asked questions about dermal fillers

What are dermal fillers?                      

Dermal fillers are hyaluronic acid-based products. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are non-permanent, meaning that they are reabsorbed into the body over time. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that is found in body tissues, and it has been used safely for several decades.


How do dermal fillers work?

Throughout the ageing process we lose some of the skin’s ‘building blocks’ such as collagen and fat, which are the materials that prevent skin becoming loose and saggy, allowing fine lines and wrinkles to appear. The facial bones and fat pads begin to shrink accelerating the creation of folds and deep wrinkles. The dermal filler acts as a replacement for the lost fat and helps to restore skin to its former youthful appearance. The material is carefully injected into different layers of the skin depending on the type of filler selected and the patient’s needs. 


What areas can dermal fillers treat?

Typical areas that can be treated are;

  • Cheeks

  • Nasolabial folds (nose to mouth lines)

  • Lips


Are dermal filler treatments painful?

An anaesthetic cream is applied 20 -30 minutes before any lip treatment. Dermal filler product also contains lidocaine, which is a fast-acting numbing agent.  Most patients' find the injections tolerable with slight initial discomfort.

Are there any side effects/risks from dermal fillers?

All dermal filler treatments have the risk of temporary bruising around the injection site, swollen facial features during the initial healing period and infection at the injection site.  This is minimised by safe practice. Side effects and risks associated with dermal fillers will be discussed in full during your consultation.


How long to dermal fillers take to work?

They work immediately but please give approximately 1 week for swelling to settle. 

How long do dermal fillers last?

Most fillers last around six to nine months, with the exact time depending on the area treated and the individual patient.


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