How do I arrange an appointment?
Can I book a consultation?
A thorough consultation is carried out before every treatment whereby goals and aims are discussed and we can give a realistic expectation of results. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange your consultation. We advise you have a 24hr cooling off period post consultation to go away and research/think about if this is the right decision/treatment for you. Consultations are free of charge, however a £50 non returnable deposit is required at time of booking your appointment.
What Can’t I do after my treatment?
Please see aftercare section – you will also be given a printed copy of your aftercare post procedure.
Will my procedure hurt?
At Essex Cosmetics our aim is to ensure optimal client comfort at all times. To minimise potential discomfort we ensure a topical anaesthesia is applied twice pre-procedure to numb the treatment area. Most injectable products contain a local anaesthetic which also ease the pain during injection, and can last for 2-3 hours post procedure. It is advised to take regular paracetamol prior and post treatment to ease any discomfort from swelling. Wrinkle relaxant is given using one of the smallest needles on the market so discomfort will be minimal. Local Anaesthetic Cream can also be used for anti wrinkle injections.
What areas can be treated?
Our expert Nurse is able to use toxin and facial fillers to treat a wide range of areas. These include crow’s feet, cheeks, frown lines, chin, marionette lines, nasolabial folds, nose, lips and the jaw line. We usually treat the upper third of the face with anti wrinkle injections, and the mid and lower face with dermal fillers. However botox can also be administered in the neck and jaw for neck lift and jaw slimming.
Are fillers permanent? How long will the product last?
Permanent fillers available on the market, however we do not believe in their safety therefore we don’t use them at Essex Cosmetics Clinics. The results from our facial fillers are temporary and can be reversed if necessary with a special product called Hyalase. On average we find that hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers can last from 6-24 months depending on product choice and amount injected.
Dermal filler injections provide an easy way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, smooth the skin and give a more youthful appearance. The result of a single treatment can be seen instantly. Dermal filler injections can give a natural looking result that does not affect facial expression. As your face changes over time, dermal fillers allow you to control your looks subtly as you age. Factors such as metabolic rate, UV exposure and poor fluid intake can cause a speedier breakdown process of dermal filler. We advise that sunbeds are avoided, and a good skin care regime is maintained. It is essential to hydrate your body have a sufficient fluid input, drinking enough water will aid skin hydration and work alongside the filler.
How long does the treatment take?
Having dermal fillers is reasonably quick and often takes less than 10 minutes, with the results apparent almost immediately.
How long will it take to heal?
Every patient is different, but atleast 48hrs is advised for swelling, redness and inflammation to settle down. A full 14 days should be allowed to see true settled results. Bruising can occur and can last sometimes up to 2 weeks, we ask that if you are concerned to contact us directly, but to be patient and allow for swelling/bruising to settle down with time.
How much filler do I need?
Depending on the area, amounts of filler required will vary. A treatment plan is put in to place to establish how much is recommended to achieve your chosen look. Every face is different, and some patients will need more/less than others. For example one client will be advised to start with 1ml in the lips, then build as required with 0.5ml top ups. 0.5ml is a relatively small amount of dermal filler when injected into the lips, and once swelling has settled produces very natural looking results. 0.5ml is advisable for a very subtle natural looking augmentation. Cheek & Jaw augmentations require more product, however a denser product is selected for these procedures. Thorough consultation is carried out before hand to give you an idea of amount required. Dermal filler requires layering to achieve best results, and more than one session can be required to achieve the most desirable outcome. Please be patient and trust in your practitioner!
What is filler and how does it work?
Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule that exists naturally in almost all living organisms. It binds water and can act as a lubricant and shock absorber in movable parts of the body such as joints. It is also important for the transport of nutrients and in regulating water balance in skin and maintains skin elasticity.By boosting the skin’s supply of hyaluronic acid, dermal fillers revitalise and add volume to the skin, instantly diminishing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and giving a natural softer look. Dermal fillers are a soft injectable gel consisting of stabilized, non-animal hyaluronic acid. The gel is tissue-friendly and closely resembles the hyaluronic acid that exists naturally in the body. It is long-lasting but not permanent.
Can I bring my children/friends to the appointment?
We ask that no more than 1 friend/relative attends an appointment with you if necessary. Children are not covered by insurance to be on the premises, due to the nature of the clinic. We ask kindly that children under 16 are not brought into the clinic.
What is botox?
Botulinum Toxin A, known under the brand name of Botox, is a highly popular aesthetic treatment at Essex Cosmetics, and is predominantly used to smooth out wrinkles in the upper face. However, Botox injections are also used for lower face slimming and non surgical neck lifts.
How does botox work?
Botox works by blocking the signals from the nerve to the facial muscles under the skin to stop them contracting and causing wrinkle formation. The results boast a refreshed, wrinkle free and smooth appearance. This can cause a reduce in brow movement, and create a smooth youthful appearance. We are able to lift the brows, create a more defined arched brow and a refreshed look. Results can take up to 2 weeks to show, and usually last anywhere from three to six months. A two week review is offered post botox injections to ensure all is well.