Facecare FAQs


What is the difference between Botox® and dermal fillers?

Both Botox® and dermal fillers are used to reduce the appearance of unwanted wrinkles and to make the skin appear younger. Botox®, a natural botulinum protein, works by reducing the muscle movements around the wrinkles. The effect is to create a smooth attractive skin surface over time. The effects of Botox® are usually seen in about 7 or so days after treatment. On the other hand, fillers 'bulk out' the wrinkle creases and restore the natural contours and volume of the skin. The fillers that we use are based on non-animal hyaluronic acid which is a natural substance found in the body. The results of dermal fillers are immediately obvious.

What are the benefits of cosmetic facecare?

Simply - looking younger, looking fresher. Young children and teenagers appear almost always to have smooth unwrinkled faces. Age introduces unwanted wrinkles and thinning of the skin and lips. Botox® and dermal fillers turn the clock back, giving you a more attractive appearance.

Can everyone be treated?

Almost everyone who is healthy and has no skin or muscle disease can be treated. We will undertake a comprehensive pre-treatment assessment and advise you accordingly. No skin test is required.



What areas can be treated?

Botox® is used to relax the muscles and reduce the wrinkles in the muscles between the eyebrows (the glabella area), and also in the forehead, and around the eyes (Crow's Feet). Dermal fillers can be used to bulk out wrinkles in the areas around the mouth and to create fuller, more voluptuous lips.

What is involved in the treatment?

For Botox treatment, a series of small injections are made just under the skin and no anaesthesia is usually necessary. In the case of dermal fillers especially when lip augmentation is required, we usually apply a topical anaesthetic cream or a local anaesthetic may be given.

How long does the treatment last?

Everyone is different. We will advise you on the most appropriate interval between treatments, but this usually falls between 4 to 8 months. The general idea is not to let the wrinkles return to their fullest extent, so that the top up procedure is just that, and not a case of 'starting all over again'.

Frequently Asked Questions about Facecare
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