Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How long do botulinum toxin and dermal filler therapies last?

The results are variable and depend both upon the dose and the person. In general, botulinum therapies will last 3-6 months before a top up is required while dermal fillers will last slightly longer (6-9 months), though it depends on the sort used. It is important to also remember that botulinum toxin leaves the body within 24 hours, while it takes 14 days to achieve it's maximum affect. In contrast, the effect of dermal fillers is instantly visible but can take a week for the desired effect to become apparent.

 

Do the injections hurt?

We do everything possible to minimise the pain of our procedures. Our dermal fillers contain local anaesthetic and we use prescription-strength topical anaesthetic to numb your skin. The injections are very quick and other pain relief is not normally required. If you do find the injection sites becomes painful once you get home then it is important that you contact us immediately.

 

What can I expect at my appointment?

You will be seen be a doctor and nurse in a specialist clinic. Your appointment will consist of a consultation about your medical history, your skin history, and your previous cosmetic history. We will then discuss with you what you would like to improve and develop a plan for how we can help you achieve this. You will then be asked to sign a consent form and we will then proceed with the agreed procedures. You may have to wait for 10-15 minutes following your appointment slot in order for us to assess the full effect of your treatment so please don't plan to rush off!

 

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept all major forms of credit and debit card from UK banks. We are unfortunately unable to accept cheque. Prices will be discussed and agreed prior to your consultation.

 

What should I do before I attend my appointment for injectable therapies?

We will email you information regarding how to prepare but it is important to remember to avoid alcohol the day before, and to seek medical advice regarding any medications that can increase bleeding. It is important not to take any non-prescribed aspirin and ibuprofen in the week before your appointment. Please don't wear make up for your appointment - we'll need to wash it off!

 

What should I do after my injections to achieve the best results?

Again, we will provide you with specific information regarding this. In general avoiding alcohol or anything that will lead to a lot of flushing of the skin (e.g. the gym) for 24 hours after. It is also important to stay well-hydrated and to avoid any risk of sun burn.