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Frequently Asked Questions

Having a treatment done for the first time can be intimidating so please speak to a member of our team by booking a consultation to help put your mind at rest.

Anti-wrinkle Injections

Can you treat wrinkles and fine lines permanently?

Fine lines and wrinkles are a natural part of aging and cannot be corrected permanently. At HD Aesthetics, we aim to create a pleasing balance between a naturally maturing look and the remarkable effects that can be a achieved by a combination of toxin injections, dermal fillers, technology treatments and the most advanced topical solutions. 

How many treatments do you normally need?

The length of time between appointments varies by treatment, area and individual, as the toxin is naturally broken down by your body. If your treatment plan involves toxin injections, you may look to get a retreatment around the three to four month mark. Depending on your individual facial muscles, however, the effects of your treatment may be noticeable for far longer than that. Dermal filler injections last longer - between 12 and 18 months. 

Is the treatment painful?

Like all injections, you may feel a tiny pinch when the needle enters the skin. Due to our medical practitioner's skill and training, discomfort is minimal and over very quickly. If you are booked in for a treatment that involves injections and you're nervous about needles or the pain of injections, please let your practitioner know - there are solutions we can offer to make you as comfortable as possible.

Is it possible to reverse the treatment?

There is no way to remove the toxin once injected, but your body will break it down naturally. Facial deep tissue massage and some other techniques can help speed the process. However time is the only really reversal. 

Dermal Fillers

Are fillers temporary?

All the fillers we use in our clinic are temporary and made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body. In time, your body gradually breaks down the connections between the molecules in the filler, at which point, it loses its plumping and smoothing effect, so you might start thinking about booking a refresh appointment. Typically, your treatment will last 6 - 12 months, although some patients report theirs have lasted up to 18 months in certain areas.

At what age are they most effective?

There is no “right age” to start injectable treatments. Dermal fillers are used for many different reasons; to increase volume in certain areas of the face for beautification and also to restore volume lost to the aging process. As we head into our 30s, our collagen and elastin production decreases, so this sometimes acts as a prompt to restore some of the natural plumpness that is starting to be lost. The hyaluronic acid in dermal fillers also improves the overall condition of the skin, so fillers in our 30s, 40s and 50s can help combat volume loss, reduced elasticity and deeper lines and wrinkles.

Is the treatment painful?

Any injection can hurt but the needles used for filler injections are small, so pain is usually very slight. Occasionally, there may be some degree of discomfort whilst the filler is being injected but this can be minimised by applying a topical anaesthetic cream 20-30 minutes prior to the treatment. Most of our fillers contain a small amount of local anaesthetic to alleviate any further discomfort. Blunt ended cannulas are used for most of the advanced dermal filler injections, which decrease pain and bruising and improve overall aesthetic results.

What do temple fillers do?

One place that people notice age related loss of volume is in their temples - where the skin can appear slightly sunken or hollowed, making the face look thinner. Though this is an entirely natural part of aging, some people feel that hollow temples make them look older than their years, and therefore seek out treatments for hollow temples. 

Can lip fillers look natural?

Our medical practitioners are experts in delivering a natural and subtle look when it comes to plumping and hydrating thinner lips, and lifting and smoothing the area around the mouth - less is more when it comes to creating a refreshed and natural looking result.

Microneedling

What is the difference to at home dermal rolling kits?

At-home dermarolling kits, which only use needles <0.5mm, can be useful for helping topical products and serums to penetrate the skin more deeply, however they do not produce the collagen boosting effects of in-clinic treatments. Medical grade needles of >0.5mm are required for the full benefits of microneedling. Microneedling with needles longer than 0.5mm should only ever be carried out by a trained medical professional.

What should I do after a treatment?

You practitioner will supply you with full details on the day of your appointment of what you should and should not do when it comes to exercise, make-up and other topical treatments.

Is the treatment painful?

Anything involving needles can cause pain anxiety, however at HD Aesthetics we are careful to manage any anxiety and discomfort as much as possible. Any discomfort you do feel will only last for the duration of the treatment itself. Most clients report a slight discomfort over the bony regions of the face such as the forhead. 

How often should I get the treatment?

As the skin takes 30 days to regenerate we do not recommend at least 30 days between treamt

Dermaplaning

Can you treat wrinkles and fine lines permanently?

Fine lines and wrinkles are a natural part of aging and cannot be corrected permanently. At HD Aesthetics, we aim to create a pleasing balance between a naturally maturing look and the remarkable effects that can be a achieved by a combination of toxin injections, dermal fillers, technology treatments and the most advanced topical solutions. 

How many treatments do you normally need?

The length of time between appointments varies by treatment, area and individual, as the toxin is naturally broken down by your body. If your treatment plan involves toxin injections, you may look to get a retreatment around the three to four month mark. Depending on your individual facial muscles, however, the effects of your treatment may be noticeable for far longer than that. Dermal filler injections last longer - between 12 and 18 months. 

Is the treatment painful?

It is understandable to have anxiety over a treatment with a scalpel, however during the treatment the skin is not pierced. This technique focuses on the 'fuzzy' hair on the face and the dead skin cells at the surface and does not penetrate into the lower layers of the skin. 

How often should I get treated?

This is completely individual. Some clients only have dermaplaning before microneedling however some enjoy dermaplaning bi-weekly to allow for fresher make-up application. 

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