FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the difference between Botox and Fillers?
Botox relaxes the muscle, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Dermal Fillers are used to boost an area, Hyaluronic Acid is injected into a specific area to define, hydrate and combat loss of volume.
How long do the effects of these treatments last?
Anti-wrinkle injections (Botox) usually last up to 3 months however results differ from client to client. Dermal Fillers come in different velocities which degrade at different rates depending on your metabolism and lifestyle. On average Dermal Fillers last between 6-12 months although this will vary person to person.
How quickly will I see results?
Anti-wrinkle injections (Botox) begin to take effect approximately 2-3 days post injection but full effect will not be seen until day 10-14. Two weeks following your procedure you will return to the clinic where we will evaluate the effects of the Botox and provide a top up if required.
Dermal Filler results will be visible instantly but will have full effect one week post procedure when the hyaluronic acid has had time to absorb an optimum amount of water as possible.
Do these treatments hurt?
No, pain & discomfort is minimal. TK Aesthetics use numbing cream and micro-needles to ensure we cause as little discomfort to you as possible. The Dermal Filling products we use have been specially selected and contain local anaesthetic which increases numbness to the area and decreases discomfort throughout the procedure.
Who are the procedures carried out by?
All of our procedures are carried out by our fully qualified, NMC registered Nurse Tara. Tara focuses on tailoring each procedure to your individual needs. She can adapt the strength of any procedure to create results as natural or subtle as you desire.
Are there any risks involved?
Aesthetic treatments are NOT beauty treatments and therefore carry risk. Injecting into the face requires skill and a deep knowledge of facial anatomy to minimise risks. All injections are administered by our competent, qualified and fully insured aesthetic nurse so you can rest assured that you are in the right hands. If you are concerned about risk factors or would like to discuss this matter further please book a free consultation.
Do I need a consultation, even if I've had treatment before elsewhere?
Yes, all our procedures require a consultation which is incorporated into the time of your appointment. It is vital to have a consultation in order for us to design a treatment plan which we are both happy with. If you have procedures frequently and know exactly what you are looking for then the consultation will be a brief chat before I begin your procedure. Our consultations are free – if no treatment is undertaken you will not be charged.
We sometimes require deposits to guarantee your appointment slot. The deposit can then be used towards your procedure or will be fully refunded if you decide a treatment is not right for you
Can I have Botox/Dermal Fillers when pregnant?
Unfortunately the answer is no. There have been no studies carried out to suggest having Botox or Dermal fillers is safe during pregnancy or breast feeding. On this basis we do not provide injectable procedures to pregnant or breast feeding women.
On the bright side we do offer a pregnancy safe facial called Dermaplaning which gives deep exfoliation to the face without using any potentially harmful chemicals.
How far in advance do I have to book an appointment?
There is no time limit on how far in advance you need to book an appointment. I would recommend a couple of days in advance to avoid disappointment however the best way to find out if we have availability would be to get in contact via phone.
Can I have a facial after an aesthetic procedure?
If you are thinking of having a facial I would recommend you have it immediately before injectable aesthetic procedures or wait a minimum of two weeks post injections before having one. This is to ensure the facial does not irritate injection sites and to reduce the risk of infection.
How can I slow down my ageing face?
Ageing is inevitable! However with the right aesthetic procedures for you and a few changes to your lifestyle you can slow down premature ageing. There are two types of factors which cause ageing – Intrinsic and Extrinsic.
Intrinsic factors can be classified as the ageing process we cannot prevent, this includes loss of collagen, slowed epidermal cell cycle, loss of volume and bone density in face and unfortunately our genes! Extrinsic factors are the ones we can change –
By addressing these extrinsic factors wearing a high Spf daily, reducing our alcohol intake and NOT smoking you will prevent premature ageing, look and feel better!
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