Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs

Anti-wrinkle injections

When will I see results?

You can expect to see results within a few days although the greatest effect is visible about one to two weeks after your treatment. Lines and wrinkles in the treated areas will look more relaxed and softened, giving a more youthful appearance to your skin.

How much does it cost?

This depends how many zones you have, for example 1 zone could be your forehead, where as 2 zones could be your forehead and around your eyes.  Please see our fees.

How many treatments will I need?

Repeat treatments are usually needed every 3-4 months over a twelve-month period. Clinical trials report that some patients who have had treatment over twelve months are requiring further treatments only once or twice a year.

How will I look after the injections?

Immediately after the injections there may be mild swelling or bruising which usually subsides within 24 to 48 hours. Application of ice for a few hours after treatment will help to reduce any swelling.

Do the injections hurt?

Most patients find that the injections cause only mild temporary discomfort. We are now using the latest needle called “the invisible needle” which is the thinnest needle available to date.

Fillers

Will it hurt?

Generally, pain relief is not required for dermal filler procedures to correct lines and folds. Some people may experience some mild discomfort and a local anaesthetic cream may be applied to the area for a more comfortable treatment experience. We do recommend anaesthetic for lip fillers however this is optional and dependant on the patient’s preference.

How will I look after this treatment?

There are some injection related reactions which may occur after any injection and normally resolve within a few days. These may include: redness, swelling, bruising, itching, pain and tenderness.

How soon will I see results?

Immediately upon treatment, fillers help restore loss of volume & smooth etched-in lines and wrinkles, such as vertical lip lines above and around your lips.

How much does it cost?

Lips & dermal fillers are priced separately. Please see our fees.

How long will the treatment last?

This is dependent on the individual. There are many factors to consider, such as the structure of your skin, your lifestyle and age. The procedure can be repeated as often as you like, although most patients choose to have follow up treatment after 6-12 months to maintain a fresh and youthful appearance.

General

What’s the difference between anti-wrinkle injections & fillers?

Anti-wrinkle injections are meant to prevent wrinkles from getting deeper by freezing muscles that cause wrinkles in the first place. Notice on each wrinkle there is a ridge and a valley. The goal of these injections is to target mainly the ridge, so that these ridges don’t come closer and deepen wrinkles further.

By preventing movement of certain muscles, this also temporarily lowers the appearance of wrinkles. In summary: if you have wrinkles that are caused by you moving your face, you probably would be best served by anti-wrinkle injections.

Dermal fillers work more as an inlay into the crevices of wrinkles. The dermal fillers treatment literally fills in the valley that appears between wrinkles or any other indentations of the skin. Instead of treating moving parts of the face like anti-wrinkle injections, Dermal fillers treat the stagnant creases in our faces. So, if you have a lot of wrinkles and creases in your face when your face is relaxed, you may want to consider dermal fillers.