Who Will Be Looking After Me?
Dr. Natalia Bratu will be taking care of you. This treatment only takes about 15 minutes and any noticeable marks usually dissipate in minutes so nobody will be any the wiser that you have had the procedure.
Am I Suitable for Treatment?
A small number of people are not suitable for treatment. This can be down to pre-existing medical conditions, your lifestyle, and your current physical condition.
At your consultation, Dr. Natalia may deem you unsuitable for treatment. In Refine Clinic we do not pressure our clients to go ahead with any treatment until they are ready so there is no problem if you decide to come back another day and take time to consider your treatment options.
I have never had this treatment before and I am apprehensive
That is no problem at all. Dr Natalia will take her time with you. She will go through the treatment and do her absolute best to reassure you. If at any point you decide not to have treatment that is also no problem.
Before your treatment, a cool gel pack can be held to the skin to numb the area. Numbing cream is available also but is rarely used as the injections are so quick, like a little pinch. Some patients who bruise easily may find that they may have a slight small bruise e.g. near the sensitive eye area, post-treatment.
Arnica cream is a fantastic healer for bruises and speeds up the recovery time for any bruising.
Some people may have a fear of needles but still would like treatment. If you make us aware of this we can be mindful of this and look after you.
A contraindication is a specific situation in which a drug, procedure, or surgery should not be used because it may be harmful to the person.
You may not have anti-wrinkle treatment if you
– Are pregnant
– Are breastfeeding
– Have muscular/neurology diseases/disorders
– Are taking antibiotics
– Are a heavy drinker of alcohol
– Under 18 years of age
Results and Benefits
Anti-Wrinkle Injections will usually show a huge improvement in the appearance of wrinkles. It also improves skin condition; closing pores and improving texture.
Anti-Wrinkle Injections are very safe, you can go back to work immediately and generally patients are extremely pleased with results. Repeat treatments will make your results last longer.
Anti Wrinkle Injections can reduce the severity of frown lines and upper face wrinkles for up to 6 months.
Initial results can be seen within 5 days with full results at two weeks. We advise all patients to follow our post treatment after care advice for optimum results.
You must not:
– Massage face or have any facial treatments for at least 24 hours (please notify Dr Natalia if you will be having any facial treatment post-treatment)
– Take part in intense exercise for 5 days (sweating and excessive heat and strain can prevent treatment settling and activating)
– Be exposed to sun or high temperatures
– Drink alcohol for 48-72 hours at least
These will all affect results of anti-wrinkle treatment. Refine Clinic cannot be held responsible if Post Treatment Care is not adhered to.