FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Anti-wrinkle injections (Botox) have an excellent record of safety and have been used in medical and cosmetic procedures for over thirty years. The Botox toxin used in practice is heavily purified and used in minute doses. Though still rare, there have been more reported safety incidents with fillers than with anti-wrinkle injections. Incidents are more likely to occur when procedures are performed by practitioners who lack adequate training or medical qualifications. During your consultation, you will be informed of all possible risks and complications associated with your chosen procedure. Your comfort is our utmost priority, so we ensure that you are fully informed about your treatment before you make the decision to go ahead with it.
Anti-wrinkle injections are commonly known as Botox (botulinum toxin A). Botox smooths lines on the face by relaxing overactive muscles. Commonly treated areas include the forehead, frown lines and crow’s feet. It can also be used to treat increased sweating in areas such as the armpits, feet and hands. Fillers can add volume to areas of the face where volume has decreased due to ageing, or to enhance a feature. Commonly treated areas include cheeks, lips and pronounced lines around the nose and mouth. All the fillers used at EJHaesthetics are made of gold standard hyaluronic acid. Results last from between six to twelve months, depending on the type of filler used and the area treated.
The full treatment costs for Botox and fillers are available on the website and are discussed with you during your consultation. The cost for Botox and filler treatments start from £200, depending on the number of areas and procedure you are having done. Results of Botox treatment last for three to four months and fillers can last up to twelve months.
Botox is administered using a very fine needle and many of my patients report feeling no more than a mild scratch. Anaesthetic gel can be applied before the injection to make the procedure more comfortable for you. An anaesthetic gel or local anaesthetic will always be used when administering fillers. Local anaesthetic is also present within the filler solution.
Botox is a prescription-only medication and should only be administered by medically-trained practitioners. You should always attend a consultation with a medical practitioner to ensure that the medication is safe for you before receiving any treatment. It is important to ensure that your practitioner has had appropriate aesthetic training and is fully insured to carry out procedures, ask to see certificates if you are not sure. The environment where you are treated should be clean and hygienic. ‘Word of mouth’ recommendation is great from a trusted friend or family member.
Dentists might not be the first people that spring to mind when you think about aesthetic treatments, but we are in a good position to offer them. Dentists are fully qualified medical professionals and are held to the highest standards of professional conduct. Our day-to-day job involves performing intricate procedures in the head and neck region including administering multiple injections daily.
The aim of all treatments is to provide lovely, natural results that enhance the facial features you already have. We want your family and friends to notice how well and refreshed you look but not that you have had anything done. We will discuss your concerns and what exact results you are hoping to achieve in detail during your consultation. Your confidentiality is my utmost priority. The clinic that we carry out treatment in has a car park just outside so you can come in and out without worrying about being seen.
The botulinum toxin used in the practice is called Azzalure. Azzalure is proven to start showing results faster than any other product on the market. Results will appear from five days post-treatment, with maximum effect at two weeks. Botox lasts for three to four months, with most patients having repeat treatment two to three times a year. Evidence has proven that the muscles can relax with repeat treatment, allowing the results to last longer while achieving the same results. If you have the treatment and don’t like it, there is no obligation to continue with further treatment and your face will return to how it was.
The aim of Botox (botulinum treatment) is not to completely freeze the face, but to gently relax certain areas. To freeze the face you would have to use so much toxin that this would not be feasible. We aim to provide natural results that enhance your features at EJHaesthetics. Following treatment at our clinic, you will still be able to express yourself and enjoy the inner, more confident, you.
Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, affects 3% of adults in the UK. EJHaesthetics offers a safe and effective treatment for hyperhidrosis for areas such as under the armpits, the hands and feet. A muscle relaxant is administered in the hair follicle region of the armpit, targeting areas that stimulate sweat production. The procedure is very effective in reducing perspiration for up to six months. Price for this treatment is £400 for women and £450 for men, due to the extra product needed.
We provide you with full verbal and written instructions regarding aftercare following your treatment. We advise that patients avoid certain activities directly following Botox treatment in order to achieve the best possible results. We suggest avoiding exercise, lying down and applying makeup for four hours following the treatment, and to avoid rubbing the face for 72 hours following the treatment to ensure that no toxin is lost. For fillers, we recommend not wearing makeup for twenty-four hours and to avoid sleeping with pets in the bed to avoid any possible risk of infection.