Frequently Asked Questions Your queries answered…

We don’t expect all of your questions to be answered here, but this page should provide you with some insight into your treatments. If you want to know more, just give Katie a call on 07805 466 239 and she’ll be happy to speak in greater detail!

Anti-wrinkle treatments

How does anti-wrinkle treatment work?

In simple terms, our anti-wrinkle treatments involve a neurotoxic protein being injected into targeted areas of your face and neck. Our advanced treatments have numerous applications, from smoothing out dynamic lines and wrinkles to moderating frown lines and removing the appearance of crows feet. If you want to learn more, please review our anti-wrinkle treatment page!

What is BOTOX®?

BOTOX® is one of the many trade names for the neurotoxic protein used to deliver anti-wrinkle treatments. Botulinum Toxin is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, which is a natural substance that works to relax nerve impulses.

How does this treatment work?

When the Botulinum Toxin is injected into targeted facial muscles, nerve impulses are temporarily relaxed. This means that the muscles cannot contract, which in turn prevents dynamic wrinkles and lines from being forced. Over time, this softens your skin and affords it a naturally youthful appearance.

What does the full treatment entail?

Your treatment will start with a full, no-obligation consultation with Katie. This will help us to determine whether our anti-wrinkle treatments are suitable for you and cultivate a relevant plan of action. You’ll then be treated in a clinically safe and hygienic environment, where the injections will be administered into the selected facial muscles. We’ll then work closely with you to provide after-care advice and details of what you should expect, before you return to your usual activities.

When will I first see results?

The answer to this question can be variable, as some clients can begin to see results soon after the treatment is completed. In general, however, the effects usually become visible over a period of two to five days after treatment, with the full effect evident after two weeks.

How long with the treatment last?

The effects of your anti-wrinkle treatment are usually visible for between three to six months, at which point you may decide to book in again. According to clinical trials, clients who have regular treatment (every three months) during the first year are only likely to need bi-annual injections going forward.  We’ll arrange to see you again two weeks after treatment, just to discuss your progress and answer any questions that you may have.

Will the treatment hurt?

Anti-wrinkle injections do not hurt, although some clients may experience a minor sting during the treatment. Katie’s advanced medical training and the use of fine needles will help to minimise any discomfort, enabling you to enjoy a pleasant and relaxing experience.

How long will the treatment take?

While a typical consultation will last up to an hour, your actual treatment will be over in a matter of minutes. This is one of our main selling points here at KG Aesthetics, as we’re capable of implementing fast and efficient treatments that deliver genuine results.

Will I still have expression in my face?

Although our anti-wrinkle treatments work by relaxing nerve impulses and preventing muscles from contracting, you’ll still have some movement for facial expression. We can also tailor your treatment to help you achieve specific goals, based on what we discuss during your initial consultation.

What should I do after treatment?

To be safe, you should avoid touching or rubbing the injection sites for 48 hours after treatment. You should also refrain from having facials or applying make-up during this time, as this negates any risk of you incurring an infection. You should avoid steam baths, saunas, vigorous exercise and the consumption of alcohol for a period of 48 hours.

Are there any side effects?

At present, there are no known or clinically proven, long-term side effects of having anti-wrinkle treatment. In the shorter-term, you may experience slight bruising, swelling or redness at the point of injection, which can be treated by applying Arnica cream. Similarly, you may feel some post-treatment discomfort, which can be relieved by taking paracetamol.

Are our anti-wrinkle treatments and BOTOX® safe?

Not only are there no long-term side effects associated with anti-wrinkle treatments, but BOTOX® also has an excellent safety record during 15 years’ use in the field of cosmetics. It also has exceptional medical credentials, having been used as a certified treatment for more than 20 years.

Are there any risks?

You have to remember that anti-wrinkle treatment requires you to temporarily relax targeted nerve impulses, but occasionally the injection may also impact on nearby muscle groups. Attempting to treat your crows feet could inadvertently cause your eyebrows to droop, for example, albeit only for a brief period of time (up to two or three weeks). You could also suffer an allergic reaction to treatment, these are exceptionally rare and are also something that are impossible to avoid without prior knowledge.

If you suffer with blood-clotting disorders such as Haemophilla, you’re at a slightly higher of incurring post-treatment bruising. Similarly, anyone taking anti-inflammatory or anti coagulant medication is at a similar risk, although this will be discussed in detail during your initial consultation.

Are there any reasons why I can’t have BOTOX® injections?

In general terms, anti-wrinkle treatments and BOTOX® injections can be administered to both men and women who are over the age of 18 following a comprehensive consultation. Pregnant women or breast-feeding mothers are medically unsuitable for the treatment, as are individuals with existing infections near the injection sites. Similarly, if you suffer from chronic muscle diseases such as Myasthenia Gravis, Eaton Lambert syndrome or Bells Pals’y, we’ll be unable to initiate treatment. You’ll need to disclose any instances in which you’ve previously reacted adversely to BOTOX® injections, as this may also make you ineligible to receive treatment.

Who can administer BOTOX® injections?

As a medication, BOTOX® must be prescribed and ultimately administered by a qualified nurse or doctor. At KG Aesthetics, Katie has more than 12 years’ experience as a clinically trained nurse, so she’s fully qualified and capable of delivering your anti-wrinkle treatment.

Dermal fillers

How do dermal fillers work?

Dermal fillers are created using stabilised, non-animal Hyaluronic acid, which is found naturally in the human body. They form a soft, injectable gel that replicates skin tissue, creating volume and elasticity that may have been lost with age. Our dermal filler treatments are effective but impermanent, while they can be applied to achieve a variety of aesthetic results.

What is Hyaluronic acid?

From a scientific perspective, Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule that occurs naturally in the human body. This substance plays a pivotal role in regulating cell renewal and growth, while it also impacts on several essential functions. Most relevantly, it binds water and lubricates movable parts of the body (including the skin), maintaining elasticity in the process.

How does the treatment work?

Due to binding effects of Hyaluronic acid, it has an instant effect once it has been injected into targeted areas. This quickly creates the appearance of volume, which supports a youthful and naturally beautiful look. As a result, dynamic lines and wrinkles in the skin are suddenly filled and reduced, while areas such as the lips can be afforded a more clearly defined shape.

What is involved with dermal filler treatments?

As with any medical or cosmetic treatment, it must follow a detailed consultation with a qualified nurse or doctor. This is an opportunity to discuss your requirements in detail, while it also allows practitioners to ensure that you’re eligible to receive treatment (you can read more on this below). Once your precise treatment has been defined, an appointment will be made for our filler to be injected into specific areas of your skin, with the process taking between 15 and 30 minutes to complete.

When will I first see results?

As a general rule, you’ll begin to see initial results immediately after the treatment has been completed. This may not be the case if you experience any initial bruising or swelling around your injection sites, as this may take up to 48 hours to settle. After a period of two days, you should begin to see the full effects of your dermal filler treatment.

How long with the treatment last?

While our advanced dermal filler treatments are impermanent, they’re designed to be long lasting. As a result, the effects can last for between six to 12 months, meaning that some clients only feel the need to book in for one treatment each year. The duration of each treatment will vary according to several factors, such as the area treated, the client’s skin type and their age at the time of the injections.

Will the treatment hurt?

The process of administering dermal filler injections does not hurt, although you may experience a slight sting during the treatment. As with all of our treatment, Katie and the KG Aesthetics brand have taken every conceivable step to minimise your discomfort and ensure that injections are completed quickly and without pain.

What should I do after treatment?

We advise that clients leave the treated area alone for at least 48 hours after the treatment. This allows any bruising, redness or swelling to settle, while it also minimises the risk of infection. Similarly, do not book any facials or apply products to your face for a period of two to three days, while it’s also sensible to avoid strong sunlight during this time.

Are there any side effects?

As with anti-wrinkle treatments, clinical tests have revealed no known side effects of having dermal fillers. There is a minimal risk of incurring slight bruising, redness or swelling around the injection site, although this can be countered by applying Arnica cream to the affected areas. If you feel some post-treatment soreness or tenderness, you can tackle this with paracetamol.

You should note that minor swelling is most likely particular application may cause a little more discomfort post-treatment.