Do We Charge a Consultation Fee?

We do charge a £25 Consultation Fee. However, the £25 fee can be applied as a discount against any treatment you choose.

Can I fly after having filler treatments?

The general advice is to wait a minimum of 10 days before flying. It is very rare for complications to occur however in these circumstances you would need to return to the clinic for an emergency reversal protocol. However, I advise all clients to have treatments at least 2 weeks before a holiday or special occasion to ensure everything is settled.

Will I have to fill in a consultation card?

We ask all our clients to fill out a consultation card prior to any treatments, as some treatments and products may not be suitable for certain medical problems.

Will I bruise after injectables?

There is always a risk of bleeding and bruising with all cosmetic injections, as we are inserting a sharp needle into the skin, multiple times. There are higher risk areas for bruising, such as around the eye area and the lips. These areas are quite vascular and more often than not, a patient will bruise. Cheeks seem to be a lower risk area, but we can never 100% be sure you won’t, as the face is full of blood vessels. In particular areas of the face, I may use a “cannula”. This is a long, blunt-tip needle. It is often used with one entry point per side of the face with a sharp needle. So even though the cannula reduces the risk of piercing through vessels, there is also a risk with the introducer needle of bleeding and bruising.

To minimise the risk of bleeding and bruising, I recommend my clients to stop taking blood-thinning medications, if NOT under the direct care and prescription of their GP, 2 weeks before having filler. You may also wish to purchase Arnica cream, or tablets, which prmotes healing and brings bruising out quickly. It is up to you, to make the decision, if you think Arnica will help. Applying ice post treatment will also cause vaso-constriction, helping the bruise to prevent bleeding into the tissue.

With regards to how long the bruise will last – everyone is different. You might not bruise at all, you might bruise a little, or you might bruise badly. Generally, a bruise will last around 3-5 days, but we allow 2 weeks for bruising and swelling post filler and not to have treatment within 1 month of a special event, due to this risk.

Can you tell me what products you use?

At CD Aesthetics I use, Azzalure, Bocoture, Restylane, Profhilo, Belotero and Radiesse or only safe and evidence based fillers for your treatments. I will review your features/lifestyle during your consultation and will use the product most suited to you for optimum results and longevity. I pride myself on only using premium products.

I’m nervous! Do the injectable treatments hurt?

Most of the treatments are pain free. You will be offered topical anaesthetic to numb the treatment area within minutes so by the time comes you will feel only mild discomfort. The Dermal filler products also contain a local anaesthetic which numbs further once treatment has begun. Don’t forget that I deal with nervous clients on a day to day basis and will do everything to ensure you are as comfortable as can be.

Are the treatments suitable for everyone?

Treatments wouldn’t be suitable if you were under the age of 18 years, or had a known allergy or sensitivity to particular products or their ingredients, including local anaesthetics. They also wouldn’t be recommended for pregnant or breast-feeding women, or for those with skin infections near the areas requiring injection. If you’re taking certain treatments which affect blood clotting, such as Aspirin, Warfarin, Clopidogrel or Omega-3 oils, you should contact us about the suitability of the treatments for you.

What is the difference between botox and filler?

Dermal fillers are used to plump up the skin by adding volume. They may be used to fill in wrinkles caused by sagging skin, to restore volume lost to the ageing process, or to enhance areas of the face such as the lips. Muscle relaxants such as Botox are used to treat wrinkles and lines caused by repeated muscle movement, such as crow’s feet and forehead creases. They work by temporarily weakening the underlying muscles.

What is the ideal age to start?

Many patients begin receiving injections of dermal fillers or wrinkle reduction injections as soon as they start seeing signs of wrinkles. Others wait until their wrinkles are more substantial before seeking treatment. Many patients undergo decades of repeated treatments with no ill effects. While most patients begin seeking treatment in their early 30s or 40s, it can be performed safely on clients who are both younger and older. Some patients in their 20’s have dermal fillers. C D Aesthetics does not treat anyone under the age of 18 years..

Can I have Dermal Fillers if I am pregnant?

No, for safety reasons you cannot have dermal fillers injected if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Do results vary from person to person?

Yes, individual results can vary. Choosing a clinic that uses experienced practitioners is very important. We gain optimum results for each patient through careful assessment , correct product choice, and discussing realistic goals. Choosing an established clinic with highly qualified experienced practitioners is key to achieving the best results possible.

Will people know I’ve had the treatment?

Our aim is to create a natural-looking enhancement to your appearance. Often, people who know you well will remark that you look well rested, or refreshed. Our experienced practitioners are able to avoid the “overdone”, or unnatural look that can occur when too much product is injected. Instead, our clients find that the treatment leaves them looking subtly rejuvenated.

Who should carry out the treatment?

For a safe treatment and optimum results, only a Nurse, Doctor or Dentist who have been fully trained in aesthetic treatments should administer cosmetic injections. Our Nurses are highly trained, experienced advanced aesthetic practitioners.