Frequently Asked Questions

 
 

WHICH AREAS ARE DERMAL FILLERS USED?

The most commonly treated areas are, Lips (adding volume and shape)  Nose to mouth lines (the nasolabial folds), down-turned lips (Marionettes) and cheeks.

HOW PAINFUL IS THE PROCEDURE?

It can be slightly uncomfortable depending on the depth of injection needed. Prior to treatment, a topical numbing cream is applied to help minimise pain.

How do they work 

By introducing a HA under the skin, volume which has been lost through ageing will re-appear creating a smoother, youthful appearance. The HA will attract water to it, further bringing hydration to the area leading to fresh, revitalized skin.

ARE Lumps and bumps normal?

In a sense, yes, but the duration of these effects are very dependent on the choice of product and the technique of lip modeling. After a few days, these lumps should show a strong tendency for smoothing. Any asymmetry should be corrected after a few days.

who can't have dermal filler injections?

Anyone with a previous allergic reaction to a Dermal Filler or someone with a allergy to Lidocaine (often added to fillers for the comfort of client).  Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers are also contraindicated to treatment.

ARE THERE ANY RISKS INVOLVED?

Like all cosmetic treatments, side effects can occur. We'll go into more detail on the day of your consultation. To reduce the risk of complications, it is important that any injectables are administered by highly qualified practitioners in a safe clinical environment. 


WHICH AREAS are anti wrinkle injections used?

The most common areas to treat on the face are the frown lines (between the eyes), the crows feet (around the eyes) and the horizontal lines on the brow.

Results are seen in 1 - 2 weeks 

HOW PAINFUL IS THE PROCEDURE?

The injections are relatively painless and are over very quickly. A very fine needle is used to ensure maximal comfort.

Are ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTIONS SAFE?

Anti-wrinkle Injectables are made from a drug called Botulinum Toxin which has been FDA approved and used for both medical and cosmetic purposes for over 20 years with no known adverse effects.

DURATION OF RESULTS

3 - 6 months. As muscle action gradually returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to reappear and need to be treated again. They often appear less severe with time because the muscles are shrinking.

are there any POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS?

Some clients report mild headaches and bruising whilst very occasionally- approximately 1-3% – experience a ‘droopy eyelid’ both however can be corrected or will fade in time. 

DO ANTI-WRINKLES INJECTABLES REALLY PREVENT AGEING?

It has been reported that, if used regularly, anti-wrinkle injectables can delay and prevent the signs of ageing. As we know facial movement such as squinting and frowning can cause lines and wrinkles. Botulinum toxin restricts facial muscle movement which means signs of ageing can be prevented.