Safety is the most important consideration when undertaking any form of cosmetic procedure. Our medical practitioners will provide you with a friendly and honest opinion regarding your suitability for any treatments, both in terms of your medical safety and any aesthetic risks associated with the procedure. Our clinic is Save Face accredited which means our clinic has been assessed to ensure all safety measures are in place including adequate training, insurance and safety procedure and policies.
What sort of qualifications should the professional have?
The importance of using a registered medical professional cannot be underestimated. Subtle Aesthetics is led by an independent Prescribing Nurse who is registered on the Nurses Medical Council.
What sort of training should the professional have?
Practitioners need training in a variety of areas to give injectable cosmetic treatments. These include how to deal with a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) and other adverse reactions to treatment. As a member of SAVE FACE we can guarantee (as the training has been assessed) to ensure this is adequate and fulfills the criteria of a SAFE clinic.
Can I have the treatment at home?
Treatments such as anti-wrinkle injections (Botox) and dermal fillers should only be carried out in a clean, safe and appropriate clinical environment to avoid infection and permanent physical damage. Treatments should not be carried out in a home setting or, for example, in a nail bar or tattoo parlour, but in a clinical facility.
What is the cost of a Consultation?
We don’t believe clients should feel pressured into treatments. Therefore by offering a free aesthetic consultation our clients don’t feel obliged to take a treatment. Within the consultation we offer a comprehensive skin assessment, honest feedback and sound advice about general skincare and hygiene.
Should clients wish to proceed to treatment, we are transparent about our charges.
How do I consent?
Consent is a two-way process to help our clients make the right decision for them based on the best available evidence and our medical expertise. Consent is obtained before every treatment by the clinician who is actually going to perform the procedure to ensure complete transparency.
What if Anti-Wrinkle Injections (Botox) Freeze the Face?
The only time you get a “frozen” look with Botox is when the injector has injected too much Botox into an area. Although a patient may request a completely frozen look, this is an extremely rare preference. This is why it’s so important to always find an expert for your cosmetic procedures. At Subtle Aesthetics we aim for a natural enhancement which encourages our clients ‘looking well’ rather than obviously having undergone a procedure.
I’m 41 years old and am wondering if I could benefit from some Anti Wrinkle Injections (Botox) and fillers for a more refreshed, youthful look?
Anti-wrinkle injections (Botox) would work well to soften lines in the forehead, frown lines, and crow’s feet, while hyaluronic dermal fillers such as Juvederm Voluma can help restore volume to the midface and reduce the appearance of nasolabial folds.
How long after receiving Anti-Wrinkle injections (Botox) do you see the full benefit? Also, how many times can one receive this? I know it is every 4 months, but is there a limit to how long one can continue to receive treatments.
Anti-wrinkle injections (Botox) start to take effect and most patients see results after 3 to 4 days. However, maximum results are seen at 2 weeks. It is best to have injection treatments every 4-6 months, as it will gradually wear off within that time frame. To answer your last question, there is no limit set for how long a person can keep receiving wrinkle treatment injections. It is a fantastic effective treatment.
Are Anti-Wrinkle injections a filler?
Anti-wrinkle injections (Botox) are not fillers. Fillers replace lost volume and fill in wrinkles that are present without facial expressions in order to obtain a more youthful appearance.
I’m in my 20’s. Am I too young to start anti-ageing treatments?
Not at all! Your 20’s are a great time to start a skin care routine that includes anti-ageing components. There are several treatments that can help prevent signs of ageing from developing. It is wise to start ageing intervention early in order to enjoy better skin in the future.