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Dermal Fillers and Botulinum Toxin (Botox)

Dermal Fillers and Botulinum Toxin Therapy

At our clinic we offer advanced dermal filler injections to lift, contour and re-define facial features. Dr Faith Richards  has 20 years experience in medical aesthetic treatments having trained with some of the most experienced trainers in the world from the UK, US, Canada, Switzerland and Brazil. Her extensive knowledge of facial nerves and anatomy is underpinned by having worked over 30 years as a dental surgeon. She believes in a 'little bit goes a long way' approach to achieve natural results working in a conservative way to enhance and improve her  client's features.

The techniques and products used in injectables treatments has significantly evolved within the last 5 years. It is no longer about just filling or smoothing out wrinkles. The precise application of specially formulated fillers injected in specific anatomical points in the face will  gently lift and contour the face  negating the need for  more invasive procedures. Known as 'point' lifts this innovative approach to reshape features and reduce sagging, can reduce wrinkles and help to prevent the emergence of new ones.

Read more abour Dr Faith Richards in our BLOG

What are Dermal Fillers?+

  • Dr Richards uses the very best in dermal fillers
  • Juvederm, Restylane and Teosyal
  • Dermal fillers are bio- synthesised hyaluronic acid gel. No animal products are used
  • Our body naturally produces hyaluronic acid, but as we age it depletes
  • Hyaluronic acid fillers are hydrophilic, attract water molecules to plump out a wrinkle or volumise
  • Dermal fillers are crosslinked
  • The more crosslinks in a filler the higher its density and longetivity
  • Different densities are formulated to  treat different areas or problems
  • Fillers are expertly injected into specific anatomical points to lift and reshape areas of the face -'point lifts'
  • Wrinkles, sagging and folds can be reduced
  • The emergence of new wrinkles can be reduced
  • Fillers can plump out scars or dents in the face and  help to subltey redefine and enhance contours

Are Dermal Fillers Safe?+

  • Yes, providing they are administered by an experienced medical professional like Dr Faith Richards
  • Hyaluronic gel is completely natural, and over time, the filler will slowly dissolve, causing no harm
  • Possible side effects are mild and short lived e.g. redness, soreness, swelling and bruising
  • More severe, but uncommon results are allergic reactions
  • Infections can occur if you don’t follow post-care advice
  • We don’t advise fillers if you are pregnant or breast feeding
  • A face to face consultation is required to check your suitability and discuss cautions and contraindications

Can Dermal Fillers be Combined with Botox+

  • Yes, Botulinum Toxin can be combined with Dermal Fillers

Can I have Dermal Fillers with other non-invasive procedures?+

  • This depends on what treatments you are having or would like
  • Certain treatments can reduce the lifespan and effects of injectables
  • Combining other treatments with injectables will be discussed during your consultation

What is Botulinum Toxin (Botox)?+

  • Botox is type A botulinum toxin
  • When administered in very small safe amounts it acts directly on nerve endings
  • It blocks the release of acetylcholine produced by the nerve endings in muscles
  • The muscles stop contracting and relax
  • Wrinkles are reduced

Is Botox safe?+

  • Yes, Botox is safe, but must be injected by a  prescribing aesthetic medical practitioner
  • Dr Faith Richards knows the safest and most effective points to achieve desired outcomes and reduce risk
  • Not everyone is suitable for Botox, hence a detailed consultation is required
  • Botox has been used for many years in medicine to treat a wide range of non-aesthetic conditions e.g. overactive bladder, hyperhidrosis
  • Dr Richards can treat axilla hyperhidrosis, to reduce embarassing excessive underarm sweating

How quickly does Botulinum Toxin take to work?+

  • Botox can take 1 - 2 weeks for results to be seen
  • Maximum results are often seen 5 -6 weeks later

How long does Botulinum Toxin last?+

  • Botox can last 3-4 months
  • Age and health of a patient can affect results
  • It is advisable to allow 3 months to lapse between treatments before having any more

Prices+

Consultation - Free for Dermal Fillers and Botox

Dermal Filler costs are dependant on type of filler and what  syringe volume is  used to achieve results. Botox costs are dependant on amount of areas treated.

Dermal Fillers

Face - from £250 - £420

Hands - £250 per treatment. Course of 3 recommended at montly intervals followed by 1 treatment every 6 months

Neck - £250 per treatment. Course of 3 recommended at monthly intervals

Botulinum Toxin

  - 1 area  £250, 2 areas £290

  - 3 areas £350, 4 areas £400

 

 

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