FAQs

You may have several questions when receiving cosmetic treatment for the first time, we may have it covered below.

DERMAL FILLERS

What are dermal fillers?

At our clinic we use a range of fillers produced from allergan called Juvederm. There are a number of fillers within the range that have different uses for the various areas of the face. It is made from hyaluronic acid, which is found naturally within the human body. They are completely safe and are not derived from animal sources.

What are they used for?

Fillers are primarily used to fill the wrinkle lines on the face. They are also used to give a plumper look to the cheeks, lips and upper face. Used by a skilled practitioner they can give the same results of a minor face lift. Our practitioner is very skilled and has attended numerous conferences with world leading consultants.

How long will it last?

With the juvederm range the average length of time a client can expect to see the benefits is 6-9 months.

Why is Voluma more expensive?

Juvederm Voluma is the latest filler to be released by allergan and it lasts twice as long. The effects of this filler can be seen for up to 18 months.

Is it painful to have injected?

Topical numbing cream is applied to the area to be injected. The filler also has a numbing agent with in it so it is relatively painless.

BOTOX – anti wrinkle injections

What is Botox?

Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxic protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulim. It was discovered over 100 years ago and has now been refined to use in the medical industry. It has been used with in the medical industry for over 25 years to weaken the power of muscles. For over 10 years it has been licensed to be administered to the face for erasing wrinkles. We are specialists for Botox in Northampton.

Is it poisonous?

Used in the tiny doses required there are no health risks and today over one million people have used botox for cosmetic reasons.

What is it used for?

Primarily it is used in the cosmetic industry for reducing the lines on the forehead, between the eyes and the lines around the eyes( crows feet). It is also used to reduce excessive sweating to the under arms, hands and feet.

How long will it last?

Normally the results will be seen for 12-14 weeks some times longer depending on lifestyle and the individual clients face.

Does it hurt?

A tiny fresh needle it used for each injection site. No topical anaesthetic is used and some clients have been known to go to sleep! The injections only take a few minutes.

SKIN PEELS

What do they do?

they remove the upper layers of the skin to leave the new skin below. There are various strengths of peel depending on how deep you want to remove the layers of skin. Most people start with a very light peel which will not need any down time.

Do they help with acne and skin blemishes?

Yes.We have seen some excellent results with acne sufferers. Don’t forget this product is not restricted to the face! We can treat backs, arms, necks etc.

Does it hurt?

People tend to say they feel a tingling sensation. Individuals vary however.

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