Medical Aesthetic Q&A
We offer different forms of injectable treatments, during your consultation we can help you to decide which one is right for you.
Can I have skin smoothing injections or dermal fillers if I am pregnant or breast feeding?
It’s advised pregnant or breast-feeding clients should not receive these treatments.
Do aesthetic injections hurt?
As with any needle procedure there can be some minor discomfort from time to time, there may be a minor stinging sensation that lasts for a few seconds. As a fully experienced clinician with 22 years of facial needle skills we aim to make the process as comfortable as possible.
What is needed in terms of aftercare?
You will be provided with written aftercare instructions of your treatment which is advisable to adhere too. After the treatment you should consider the following:
- Do not rub or massage treatment areas – (this can spread the product increasing the risk of complications of skin smoothing injections)
- Avoid facials for 2 weeks
- Avoid extreme sun exposure, UV light, freezing temperatures and saunas for 2 weeks
- Avoid lying flat or bending down excessively for 6 hours
- Avoid strenuous physical exercise for 48 hours
- Avoid alcohol for 48 hours
- Avoid aspirin and ibuprofen for 48 hours which can increase the risk of bruising and swelling
- Avoid make up for 24 hours
How do dermal fillers work? How are they different from skin smoothing (anti-wrinkle) injections?
Dermal fillers help restore the look of fullness while skin smoothing injections prevents the flexing of muscles that eventually cause wrinkling. The lines in the lower part of the face are from a change in facial structure over time. So skin smoothing injections and dermal fillers can work together to rejuvenate the face. Your practitioner will advise you of the best treatment for your needs.
How long do aesthetic injections results last?
Most dermal fillers last anywhere from 9 - 24 months, depending upon the filler, individual and where we’re targeting the injections. Skin sooothing injections last for about 4 – 6 months.
Do aesthetic injections cause side effects?
Any cosmetic injection treatment, including dermal fillers and skin smoothing injections has potential side effects. It’s best to talk with your practitioner as side effects may vary depending on which injection(s) you receive.
How do I ensure a safe qualified registered healthcare professional?
The aesthetic industry is still unregulated so unqualified/non registered 'practitioners' carry out treatments please be aware if they are not with a registered body, accountability maybe more difficult. Ask the practitioner for details of their registration/registering body i.e. NMC, GMC, HCPC, ask to see their qualifications, insurance and are they complications trained.