What are dermal fillers?
Dermal Fillers are made up of Hyaluronic Acid - a naturally occurring substance which is present in the human body. Dermal Fillers can be used to smooth out facial wrinkles/folds, contour the face, or shape and add volume to the lips.
How long do they last?
Results from Dermal Filler vary from person to person. Whilst one person might achieve their desired look with one treatment, others may require multiple treatments to achieve the look they want. Dermal Filler treatments on average last between 6-18 months, but can be both shorter or longer than this.
Are dermal fillers reversible?
Dermal fillers can be dissolved using Hyalase.
Can I have dermal fillers?
There are some medical conditions / contra-indications meaning that Dermal Fillers would not be suitable for you at this time. These conditions include:
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding
- If you are under 18 years old
- If you have an auto-immune disease, such as Lupus
- If you are taking immune suppressing medications, such as Methotrexate
- If you have an allergy to Lidocaine
- If you are physically unwell when you are due to have an appointment (just let me know and your appointment can be rearranged)
How can I prepare for my appointment?
There are many ways that you can prepare for your appointment, but my main advice is: remove your makeup prior to the appointment, don’t engage in any vigorous exercise or drink any alcohol for a minimum of 24 hours prior to your appointment, and don’t take ibuprofen for a minimum of 48 hours prior to your appointment.
What can I expect in my appointment?
Each appointment at Aesthetics by Sian is individualised and based on the needs/preferences of each client. However, all appointments include application of numbing cream, a full and thorough consultation (including the creation of a bespoke treatment plan, answering any questions, explaining the procedure and the associated risks, and discussing desired looks), the reading and signing of consent and medical history forms, and the treatment itself.
Do you have any aftercare advice?
Aftercare is so important following any aesthetics treatment. The main things to remember are: avoid applying makeup to the treated area for a minimum of 6 hours, avoid drinking alcohol for a minimum of 6 hours, avoid taking ibuprofen for 72 hours, avoid the use of sunbeds and saunas for 2 weeks, keep hydrated, massage your lips and you can use arnica cream to help with bruising.
Why are appointments one hour long?
Whilst the treatment does not take an hour, I allocate one hour for each treatment to ensure every appointment is individualised and focused on you. I want you to feel that you can take things at your own pace and not feel rushed. You do not have to use the whole hour, but the time is there if you need it.
How do I book an appointment?
You can book in online by clicking the “Book” button on my social media pages or through my website.
Are there any risks associated with dermal fillers?
There are possible risks associated with dermal fillers, which will be discussed in depth with you at your appointment. The most common reactions include redness, swelling, bruising and tenderness. Rarer reactions include allergic reactions, prolonged firmness, abscess formation, tissue necrosis and vascular occlusion. I have access to a full emergency kit at all times to treat potential complications if they do occur.
What is a Vascular Occlusion?
Vascular Occlusion occurs when Dermal Filler is injected into an artery or surrounding an artery - causing the blood flow to become compromised. Symptoms include changes in skin colour, immediate, severe or disproportionate pain, blanching, and a capillary refill of above 2 seconds. It is important that Vascular Occlusions are quickly recognised and treated - as untreated VO’s can lead to tissue death and blindness. We have been trained to quickly recognise the signs and symptoms of a VO, and how to treat this if it was to occur. Emergency Hyalase is always kept in stock!
What are chemical peels?
Chemical Peels are a type of exfoliating facial. They primarily work by exfoliating the skin and removing dead skin cells. The
treatment involves a double cleanse, a medical grade 40% Glycolic Acid skin peel being applied to the skin, a neutraliser cream being massaged into the skin, and a number of moisturise and restoring serums and creams being massaged into the skin.
What are the benefits of a chemical peel?
Chemical Peels have a number of benefits, including; helping to brighten and rejuvenate the skins appearance, smoothing and softening the skin, reducing effects of sun damage, hydrating and nourishing the skin, increasing collagen production, reducing acne breakouts, and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Are there any associated risks with chemical peels?
Risks associated with chemical peels include
redness, scarring, changes in skin colour,
infection, and heart, kidney or liver damage. It
is important to ensure your practitioner is medically trained when using medical grade products, to ensure any complications are recognised and managed quickly.
Can I have a chemical peel?
There are some medical conditions / contra-indications meaning that a chemical peel would not be suitable for you at this time. These conditions include: if you are pregnant, if you have a diagnosis of facial skin cancer, if you are currently or have taken Roaccutane in the past 12 months, if you have an auto-immune disease or are taking immune-suppressing medications, or if you have photosensitivity or diabetes.
Can I have a chemical peel on another area of my body?
Chemical peels can be performed on
other areas of the body as well as the face.
Please message me to discuss this and book in for your bespoke treatment.
What is the Ice Globe Facial?
The Ice Globe Facial Massage is an optional add-on to your chemical peel. The Ice Globe Facial Massage is a ten minute facial massage using Fraicheur Ice Globes. The Ice Globes are cold, which is soothing for the skin following the peel. This has multiple added benefits, including: reducing skin redness, reducing the appearance of puffy eyes, reducing pimples, inflammation and acne, helping to ease sinus pain, headaches and migraines, tightening the skin, encouraging lymph flow and blood circulation. Alongside this, it is extremely relaxing!
If you have any other questions please contact us on our contact sheet or via our social medias.