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If you are considering any Facial Aesthetic treatments then you probably have a few questions. Hopefully we can answer them!

Is the treatment painful?

It is very rare for any of the treatments that we offer to be painful. Some patients may experience some slight discomfort during treatment but that is all. We can use a topical anaesthetic on any treated areas to minimise discomfort. For lip augmentation, we prefer to apply a dental block since the treatment is more painful in this sensitive area of the face.

What is the difference between Botulinum toxin (Botox®) and dermal fillers?

With dermal fillers, the effects are used to put back volume in the skin and to sculpt certain areas of the face such as the lips and deep lines on the face. Botulinum toxin makes the muscles which are targeted less active and will therefore soften and smooth the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

How many treatments will I need?

In most cases, patients can see a real difference after just one treatment. This is because Botulinum toxin works gradually, smoothing and softening lines and wrinkles for up to 4 months. We will advise you on how many treatments you're likely to need and how often, depending upon the results you'd like to achieve. With dermal fillers the effects can be seen immediately and can be expected to last for up to one year after treatment.

How much does the treatment cost?

The cost of the treatment is dependent upon the areas treated and every individual can be different. Costs start from around £150 per area.

Is the treatment dangerous?

While botulinum is a toxic agent, it is used in such minute dosage that there is no evidence of any adverse reaction. Botulinum toxin has been used for the last 20 years to treat patients with numerous muscular diseases such as blepharospasm associated with dystonia. It is also used "off label" for a variety of more prevalent conditions that include migraine headache, chronic low back pain, stroke, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, achalasia, and various dystonias. The drug is well accepted in the medical arena.

I'm worried that I'll end up with a 'trout pout'?

We carry out an extensive assessment and following this we will aim to meet your expectations being mindful not to over-contour the lips. In this way we can avoid bulking out this very sensitive area.