Does it hurt?
Minimal and temporary discomfort from the needle yes. I iuse very fine needles to reduce this discomfort.
How long does it last?
3-6 months generally, every patient is different and it depends which muscle we are treating on the face or neck, discussed indepth at consultation.
Does it work straight away?
No, it takes a full 2-4 weeks for the full affect, peak effect at 6 weeks then gradually muscle movement returns after 3-6 months. It takes longer for massetter muscle and neck muscle to see the effects.
How does “Botox” work?
The Botulinum Toxin A (Botox) blocks the muscle movement and in turn reduces the fines lines and wrinkles with regular treatments.
Will one treatment erase my fine lines and wrinkles?
Very rarely dependant on age, depth and cause. Remember it has taken many years for them to form and will take more than one and regular treatments to maintain the desired results.
Can i get the frozen look?
We cannot ever guarantee this.
Can I look natural with Botox?
Is there more than one “Botox”?
Yes, Botox is a brand name and there are other types which are very effective such as Bocouture and azzalure. You should always be informed which brand your injector is using and why.
Do I get a review and after care?
Yes and this included in the price if required between 2-4 weeks only as agreed at consultation.
What if I require more product injected at review?
This will be given at no charge and included if required.
What happens if I experience a lid or brow ptosis?
We can review and treat as required. You do not always have to wait for this to wear off. There are options of eye drops, muscle stimulation, additional botox or watch and wait dependaning on original treatment areas that were treated and were the toxin may have migrate to and which muscles have been effected. Again assessed and discussed for you individually.
Is allergy to Botox common?
No. If you were to experience this i am a Registered Nurse and very well trained within this area to treat any rare but possible complications.
Does it hurt?
Short term temporary discomfort yes.
Do you use numbing cream?
Yes for some filler treatments but not all due to anatomy and nerve placement. This can be requested if desired. The filler also contains lidocaine to assist in reducing any discomfort.
How long does the filler last?
It depends on the area treated and with which product but usually from 4-24 months. This is also dependant on each individuals medical history and lifestyle. This can be assessed holistically at consultation and assessment.
Can filler be dissolved?
Yes if we are concerned we may have occluded a vessel or if you are unhappy with your result. This is free/included in the original fee if required.
How much filler would you recommend for me?
This is dependant on each individual and must be assessed face to face prior to any treatment.
Which areas are safe to treat with filler?
No areas are safe and all carry risks, however some less risky than others due to the common predicted anatomy including blood vessel, nerve and lympathic drainage pathways
Which areas are highest risk for fillers?
All of them are high risk even if your injector is well qualified and trained using the correct products in the correct place with the right tools. E.g. Needle or cannula. Predominantly Non-surgical rhinoplasty, tear trough, lips, chin/jaw.
Do you use Needle or cannula?
Both dependant on desired outcome, area and surface area to be treated. Sometimes i use both.
Does the filler contain numbing?
Yes you can have fillers with lidocaine incorporated or not. If you have a lidocaine allergy we can not use numbing cream and order filler without lidocaine. Alternatives to reduce pain can include a block, ice and oral pain relief such as paracetamol only if suitable prior to and post treatment.
How many injections will I have?
Again person dependant and discussed at consultation.
Do I get aftercare and review included?
Yes always with any treatments at Haswell Aesthetics.