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9 Commonly Asked Questions About Facial Aesthetics Treatments

5th February 2024

Life moves ever-increasingly forward. If your heart tells you you’re still young, but your reflection in the mirror is contracting you, it can be upsetting. Wrinkles and thin, sagging skin are often the unwanted mementoes we carry through life. 

You may not want to go down the surgical route to reverse the signs of ageing. After all, surgery is often expensive, invasive, and can involve long recovery times. But there is another option which we can help with. 

We offer a range of non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments that can enhance your natural beauty and give you back your sense of youth. 

To help you understand these procedures, we’ve compiled the answers to some of the questions you may have. 

1. What Are Facial Aesthetics Treatments?

Sometimes called “facial rejuvenation”, facial aesthetics refers to a group of non-surgical treatments used to enhance your appearance and improve skin health. There are several different types of treatments which fall under this umbrella and often tackle the signs of ageing. 

2. What Types of Treatments Are Available?

The most popular facial aesthetics treatments include anti-wrinkle injections like Botox, dermal fillers, and microneedling. 

Anti-wrinkle injections using botulinum toxin (Botox) block nerve signals, causing muscles to contract. As they contract, it smooths lines and creases. This option is often used to smooth out wrinkles around the eyes, lips, and nose, among other areas. 

Dermal fillers use a naturally occurring solution called hyaluronic acid to hydrate the skin and add volume. This is perfect for thin, sallow, or sagging skin. 

Microneedling uses lots of tiny needles to create small holes in the surface of your skin. This starts the body’s natural healing process and is useful for treating scars, acne, pigmentation issues, wrinkles, stretch marks, and more. 

3. Who Can Perform Facial Aesthetics Treatments?

The facial aesthetics industry is still quite young. At the moment, various regulated healthcare professionals can provide the treatment including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dermatologists, and dentists. Many of these professionals are trained to a high standard and have completed specific courses in the use of non-surgical aesthetics. 

Alongside the trained and regulated professionals, many beauty therapists also offer treatments, many of whom hold no formal qualifications. That said, Botox is a prescription-only drug, meaning it must be prescribed for use by an appropriate professional. 

Currently, the laws around facial aesthetics are under a lot of scrutiny. In the last few years, the government has reviewed the growing industry to determine what regulations are required and how it should be licensed. 

Dentists are trained and regulated healthcare professionals who can prescribe drugs. Dental practices carry insurance and must maintain exceptional clinical standards to eliminate the risk of infection. It is, therefore, much safer to receive treatment with a dentist than a beautician. 

4. Who Can Receive Facial Aesthetics Treatments?

The laws around who can receive this type of treatment changed a few years ago. Now, patients must be over the age of 18 to receive this procedure. 

5. What Happens During Treatment?

Non-surgical facial aesthetics treatments are quite straightforward for the patient. We begin by discussing what you want to address and learning about your general health. A full assessment of your face and treatment area follows, and we’ll plan your procedure. 

Once we’ve determined exactly where to inject the fillers or anti-wrinkle injections, we can begin. It only takes a few minutes to give you all of the necessary injections. Where necessary, we may use a topical anaesthetic for increased comfort. 

6. Do Facial Aesthetics Treatments Hurt?

No. We use very fine needles to ensure maximum comfort. The entire process is pain-free and minimally invasive. 

7. What Is the Recovery Time Following Treatment?

The great thing about facial rejuvenation is there’s no downtime. Many people come for their facial aesthetics appointment during their lunch break and return to work immediately after. 

We’d recommend that you don’t exert yourself too much for the rest of the day, so avoid strenuous exercise. It’s also best to avoid touching the treatment area for at least a few hours after your appointment. 

8. Are There Any Side Effects to Facial Aesthetics Treatments?

The recovery process is normally smooth. You may experience some mild swelling, and a little soreness is normal. These usually pass after a couple of days without intervention, and there is no need to take painkillers. Sometimes, you may experience very mild flu-like symptoms for a day or two. 

9. How Long Do the Results Last?

Botulinum toxin and hyaluronic acid will naturally break down in your body. The exact length of time the results last varies from person to person. If you notice the results have faded, book an appointment, as we can provide top-up treatments. 

Facial Aesthetics in Durham

Facial rejuvenation provides natural-looking results in a straightforward and minimally invasive way. Book your consultation today to learn more about how we can help you. 

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