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Frequently Asked Questions

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Wrinkle Relaxing FAQ’s

What is Botox, how does it work and how long does it last?

Botox is a highly purified protein which temporarily relaxes the muscles/glands which cause wrinkles/sweating by timing off a receptor that usually helps pass the message from the nerve to the muscle. The receptor regenerates within 3-6 months when the treatment wears off.

Will Botox make me look like I have had work done?

Botox is a technique sensitive treatment. You should not lose the ability to show expression when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy. It is important to talk to your healthcare provider about the results you want.

Does Botox treatment hurt and how long does it take?

Some patients report that the treatment feels like a pinch. Your healthcare provider may use ice to numb the area, or a topical numbing cream before injecting. The actual injection process takes about 10 minutes.

What are the common side effects?

Some patients experience a slight headache for a few hours post treatment. There can also be minor bruising at the injection site. In rare cases a drooping of the eyelid is noticeable, though this will wear off,

What is the average treatment cost?

The cost not only includes the price of the product, but more importantly, the skill and expertise of the healthcare professional carrying out the treatment. Be wary of discounted or cheap products, because if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

How long is the recovery time after treatment and when will I see results?

After your treatment you can resume your day. There is minimal downtime and specific instructions that are stated in the aftercare advice leaflet. You will start to see results from around 48-72 hours, and may take up to 2 weeks to see full effects.

Do men get Botox?

Yes both men and women are suitable for treatment.

I am pregnant / breast feeding can I have botox?

No! The potential risks that this treatment may have on a pregnant or breast feeding woman are unknown.

When to seek urgent review:

Allergy or infection is the only possible side effects that would benefit from an urgent review by your clinician. Thankfully they are extremely uncommon. If you get a painful or itchy bump or swelling near an injection site please contact me immediately for a review.

Eye symptoms though extremely rare, any side effects affecting the appearance or function of your eyes especially very dry eyes could benefit from treatement, please inform me at the earliest opportunity.

When immediate help could be required:

Anaphylaxis: Though rare in the extreme, immediately after your treatment, if you were to start to feel generally unwell and develop swelling and redness around your face your clinician is trained to recognise and deal with anaphylaxis. If you are no longer in the clinic 999 should be called for an urgent ambulance explaining your concern is anaphylaxis.

Hyperhidrosis FAQ’s

what is hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating. It’s perfectly normal to sweat indeed, our bodies sweat in
order to regulate temperature. our sweat helps to cool us down. Some of us however sweat a
little too much which may mean you have hyperhidrosis.

What causes hyperhidrosis?

Two types of hyperhidrosis exists: primary hyperhidrosis usually inherited and so check with your family to see if they suffer from it. Secondary hyperhidrosis caused by behaviours (e.g. alcoholism), responses (e.g. neurologic responses such as anxiety), a condition (e.g. gout, obesity, menopause), or perhaps medications.

What is treatment like, and does it hurt?

A mixture of iodine and cornstarch is used to highlight the glands, then a series of tiny, shallow injections are administered into the sweat glands, which stops them from being active for up to 1 year. The armpits are not an overly sensitive area, so most patients report very little discomfort.

How should I prepare for treatment, and how long do I have to wait in between treatments?

The area that you having treated should be shaved and you should abstain from using any antiperspirants or deodorants for 24 hours prior to the treatment. Treatments can be repeated at 6 monthly intervals.

What other things can I do to help my underarm sweat?
  • Apply antiperspirant as often and as regularly as you can ( remember antiperspirant is different
    to body spray!)
  • Drinks lots of water aim for 2 litres per day.
  • Exercise regularly (although exercise makes you sweat, it will have a positive effect on stress
    and anxiety which will in the longer term improve your sweating when you’re not busy exercising!).
  • Easier said than done, but try to avoid stressful situations that you don’t need.
  • Eat healthily to keep your weight under control overweight people tend to sweat more.
  • Remember to use antiperspirant rather than body sprays or deodorants look for extra strong formulas or long lasting claims.
I am pregnant / breast feeding can I have hyperhidrosis treatments?

No! Treatment not suited for Pregnant or breast feeding women. It is also unsuitable for those with muscle or nerve disorders, or on medication for nerve or muscle pain. Those with neuromuscular disease. Myasthenia Gravis or Lambert Eaton syndrome are also unable to have this treatment.

Dermal Fillers FAQ’s

What are Dermal fillers, how does it work and how long does it last?

Dermal fillers are injections, injected below the outer layer of the skin, for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds, which is the creases running from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth, also known as parentheses or smile lines. Treatment can last 6-18 months.

Will Dermal fillers make me look like I have had work done?

Dermal Fillers are a technique sensitive treatment, and should leave you looking fresher and natural. It is important to talk to your healthcare provider about the results you want.

Does dermal filler treatment hurt and how long does it take?

No, prior to your filler injections an anaesthetic numbing cream will be applied to the skin. The actual injection process takes about 10-20 minutes.

What are the common side effects?

Most side effects are mild to moderate in nature, and last no more than 7 days. The most common side effects include, but are not limited to, temporary injections site reaction such as redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, itching and discolouration. As will all skin injection procedures there is a risk of infection.

What is the average treatment cost?

The cost not only includes the price of the product, but more importantly, the skill and expertise of the healthcare professional carrying out the treatment. Be wary of discounted or cheap products, because if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

How long is the recovery time after treatment and when will I see results?

After your treatment you can resume your day. There is minimal downtime and specific instructions that are stated in the aftercare advice leaflet. You will start to see results immediately after treatment.

Do men get Dermal Fillers?

Yes, both men and women are suitable for treatment.

I am pregnant / breast feeding can I have botox?

No! The potential risks that this treatment may have on a pregnant or breast feeding woman are unknown.

When to seek urgent review:

Allergy or infection can occur but are thankfully are extremely uncommon. If you get a painful or itchy bump or swelling near an injection site please contact me immediately for a review.

When immediate help could be required:

Pending Necrosis though extremely rare needs immediate attention to prevent scarring. It is caused by filler or swelling distrupting the usual blod supply causing discolouration ( pale or dusky coloured skin) usually associated with pain in the first few hours after a treatment. Higher risk areas are in the forehead or frown area, and the corner of the nose. It can occur in many places, however, it requires immediate return to the clinic or if after hours to A+E.

Anaphylaxis: Though rare in the extreme, immediately after your treatment, if you were to start to feel generally unwell and develop swelling and redness around your face your clinician is trained to recognise and deal with anaphylaxis. If you are no longer in the clinic 999 should be called for an urgent ambulance explaining your concern is analphylaxis.

Dermapen Micro-needling FAQ’s

What is Dermapen?

Dermapen is a medically engineered device that utilises 12 surgical grade micro needles to deliver effective skin needling. Dermapen’s patented operation incorporates vertical oscillation technology to trigger the skins natural healing response. Multiple treatments provide long lasting rejuvenation and correction for face and body skin.

How does Dermapen work?

Dermapen stimulates the skin’s healing response encouraging the production of precious growth factors, collagen and elastin for naturally rejuvenated, revitalised and regenerated skin.

What makes Dermapen so unique?

Only Dermapen uses a specialised spring loaded cartridge that is automated by an oscillating system. This delivers vertical fast, fractional and virtually painless treatment that is non­ablative. Dermapen’s patented technology delivers vertical channels into the skin minimising damage, downtime and discomfort, whilst its adjustable speed depth customises each procedure for targeted results.

How does Dermapen compare to other methods of skin rejuvenation?

Dermapen procedures are non­thermal and non­ablative. Treatment may be performed on all skin tones reducing any risks of post­inflammatory hyperpigmentation or fibrotic scar tissue formation.

Is the treatment safe?

Yes. Dermapen clinical treatments may only be performed by a qualified Dermapen practitioner under strict sterile procedure. All treatment consumables are single­use and sterile.

How soon will I see results?

Results typically may be seen after just one Dermapen clinical treatment, however cumulative treatments may be required to achieve the full desired result. The regenerating process will continue for up to 24 months post­treatment.

Is the Dermapen treatment painful?

A mild numbing cream provides total comfort for Dermapen medical procedures. Dermapen’s unique oscillating system further increases tolerance by diffusing nerve sensation.

What is the downtime?

Localised erythema may last up to 2 days post treatment. Make up may be used 24 hours post procedure to reduce any visible redness. Most patients can resume normal activities immediately after a clinical Dermapen treatment.

What conditions can a Dermapen clinical procedure treat?

The Dermapen is able to treat various conditions, such as ageing, wrinkles, ultra violet damage, hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, vitiligo, rosacea, telangiectasia, problematic acne, dilated pores, milia, keratosis pilaris, scarring, stretch marks, alopecia and more.

How long does a Dermapen clinical treatment take?

A full face may be treated in around 10 minutes. (not including anaesthesia application or processing)

How many treatments will I require?

Generalised rejuventation can be achieved in as little as three treatments. conditions such as scarring and stretch marks however may require a minimum of 5 sessions. Depending on the condition being targeted, treatments are performed on average every 4­8 weeks.