A Buyer's guide to ANTI-AGEING INJECTABLES
This short guide is designed to provide answers to the questions you should ask when selecting a provider for anti-ageing injections
and dermal fillers
, including who should administer the treatment, common side effects and expected results.
WHAT BRAND OF INJECTIONS WILL BE USED?
There are many different brands of injectable products available on the market, including several different brands of Botulinum Toxin wrinkle-relaxing injections. It is important to ask what brand your provider uses and their reasons for choosing it.
At sk:n, we only use tried and tested, medical-grade products we can trust. For anti-ageing injections, we use trusted brand BOTOX®
from the international manufacturer Allergan, and Juvéderm® for dermal fillers
. We also offer Sculptra™ injections
which use a different type of anti-ageing injectable ingredient.
HOW SOON AFTER MY TREATMENT WILL I SEE RESULTS?
Assuming the products used are genuine and of high quality; the results of dermal filler will be instantaneous; with BOTOX® inejections and similar anti-ageing treatments, it can take up to two weeks to see the full benefits.
At sk:n, we only ever use genuine, trademarked products so you can trust in them to work as described and see results in the advised timeframe. Your dedicated practitioner will be able to build a tailored programme of treatments in order to achieve your desired look.
How long will the results last?
Anti-ageing injectable treatments last approximately three months. For dermal fillers, the length of time the results last for depends on the individual’s lifestyle and natural metabolism. Cheek fillers can last up to a year in some cases and lips up to six months. Lifestyle factors, such as smoking and sun exposure can degrade/break down the fillers, meaning the results won’t last as long.
WHO IS INJECTING ME? WHAT EXPERIENCE SHOULD AN INJECTABLES PRACTITIONER HAVE?
Beauty salons are not currently regulated, but are still legally permitted to administer injectable treatments. Because they are not regulated, there is no legal requirement for the individuals administering injectable treatments to have had more than a couple of hours of training. Beneath the skin’s surface is a complex combination of nerves, blood vessels and muscles. With this in mind, we are of the opinion that only a qualified healthcare professional, such as doctor or nurse should be trusted with administering facial injections.
All sk:n clinics are overseen by a Medical Director (a fully qualified doctor) and all injectable treatments are only ever delivered by a registered nurse prescriber or doctor who understands the complex anatomy of the face. This means, in the unlikely event that anything did go wrong during your treatment, a qualified health professional would be on hand to address the issue immediately.
WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR WHEN CHOOSING A CLINIC FOR MY ANTI-AGEING INJECTABLES?
Watch our Lead Nurse Ruth Breeden explain what you should consider before you book in for your Anti-Ageing Injectables.
Check out some of our Injectables clients' Before and After photos.
WHERE WILL MY TREATMENT TAKE PLACE?
The beauty industry is unregulated, so if you choose to have your injectable treatments delivered in a beauty salon or similar environment, there is no guarantee how clean it will be. Carpeted salons for example are difficult to clean thoroughly, increasing the potential for infection.
At sk:n, all treatments are carried out in a professional clinical environment suitable for administering minor surgical procedures. We meet strict clinical standards stipulated by industry regulators such as the care quality commission which also governs the NHS. We prioritise client safety at all times.
IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME AFTER ANTI-AGEING INJECTABLES?
As with any injection, there may be some minor bruising and swelling after the treatment has taken place, but you are unlikely to need any time off work as a result. Some bruises can take up to two weeks to fully heal.
Our expert team will be able to assess your individual case and explain what to expect after your treatment. We will also provide you with a tailored aftercare programme, including a follow-up review if you require one. Should you have any concerns, or be worried about potential side-effects, please don’t hesitate to get in touch for advice.
WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF I STOPPED HAVING ANTI-AGEING INJECTABLES FOR A WHILE?
If you stop having anti-ageing injectables or dermal fillers, your face will just gradually go back to how it was before you began the treatment.
How will my practitioner achieve a natural finish and avoid that ‘frozen’ or over-done look?
We’ve all seen the pictures of celebrities who have overdone it a little bit. Having a skilled and trusted practitioner who gives you a full consultation beforehand, helps. Choosing a trusted, established provider will ensure they only administer the number of treatments needed to achieve your desired look.
During a one-to-one consultation, you will be given the opportunity to discuss what you hope to achieve – whether it’s a subtle, natural result you’re after, or a more glamourous look. Unlike many salon-based providers, you can be sure our team has been put through vigorous training and is highly skilled at administering injectable treatments. We believe premium care means premium results.