Botox has Many Benefits: How to Get the Most Out of Your Treatment

Botox offers a plethora of advantages. There are certain crucial strategies to get the most out of your Botox treatment, whether you want to rejuvenate your appearance, avoid signs of aging, or use it for medical concerns. Here are some suggestions of how to get the most out of your botox treatments:  


Only go to a qualified medical practitioner for treatment. 

Botox (Botulinum Toxin) is a prescription only medication that is supplied to qualified medical professionals from UK registered pharmacists. Each treatment is unique as it takes into account your individual anatomy. To avoid treatment blunders such as being injected illegitimate product, the frozen look or imbalanced outcomes, only go to medically qualified injectors such as a medical doctor, dentist or an NMC registered nurse. 



Your consultation is the ideal moment to establish a mutually beneficial relationship with your injector. You should tell your practitioner about any medical history, medications or supplements you're taking because some of them may interact with your treatment.  Talk about your aesthetic goals and what you want to get out of therapy. Clear communication helps in achieving the greatest outcomes. 


Keep your hands away 

After your treatment, avoid touching the treatment area. Remember that injection sites can get infected so keeping your hands away from the treated areas for at least 6 hours and do not apply any make up.  


Keep your metabolic rate steady for the first 24-72 hours after treatment  

Botox works by blocking certain messengers between nerve cells and muscles so that the muscles relax instead of contracting and wrinkling the skin. Anything that causes you to overheat, such as vigorous exercise, saunas, steam rooms, hot showers and alcohol drinks, can raise your metabolic rate which can inactivate the medication before it gets to work at its desired neuro - mascular site.  


Stand Tall and Proud 

Because Botox takes time to settle into place, don't lie down, recline, or bend excessively for four to six hours after your treatment. Although there are no long-term effects for lying down too soon after your Botox treatment, we encourage that you stay upright to allow the Botox to perform its magic. 


When the Botox Magic Kicks In  

The medication takes some time to work. Some people can start to see some effects as early as 3 days after treatment but full effects can be judged at a 10-14 days review appointment.   

Keep Up the Magic  

Regular Botox treatments might assist you in achieving the finest long-term outcomes.Botox can be effective for 3-4 months after which a repeat treatment would be needed. 


Make a Botox Consultation Appointment To learn more, contact Aesthetics By Silvie, today. Silvie would be happy to assist you and get most out of your treatment!

Dermal Filler Misconceptions

Dermal filler treatments have helped in raising the profile of many,  but we’ve all seen fillers go wrong on some of these famous (and not so famous) people: oversized cheeks and lips that are just a “no” match for their face.


What precisely are dermal fillers?

They’re sterile gel like product, most commonly made of hyaluronic acid, which are injected in targeted layers of the skin to fill out and lift those areas. They fall under the class of injectable medical devices. They could plump up lips, define cheekbones, improve symmetry, straighten the facial profile and smooth wrinkles. They really can be the next best thing to a ‘fountain of youth’!  However, like any injectable medical procedure, you need to be aware precisely what you’re signing up for. It’s your face, in any case.


How do you differentiate fact from fiction on the subject of dermal filler treatments?


Here are some of the most common myths about dermal filler


Myth 1: Filler Treatments are Very Painful

Not really. Medical professionals use a local anaesthetic to numb the skin and most dermal fillers also contain lidocaine (a local anaesthetic), so there is no much discomfort after the initial injection. Majority of people are able to tolerate the treatment with no issues.


Myth 2: Lip Fillers Expand the Tissues and Cause them to Sag

Inaccurate. The majority of dermal filler are composed of hyaluronic acid, which is naturally found in our skin and other body tissues. Collagen production is also stimulated by infusing the skin with hyaluronic acid following dermal filler injections. The hyaluronic acid strengthens the skin layers even after the filler starts to be broken down by the body (approximately 6 months to 2 years after).



Myth 3: All Fillers and Treatments Are the Same


Not quite. Not all types and brands of dermal filler are the same. What is important is to have a filler with the most appropriate rheology for the area that is treated, in other words how the filler can adjust to pressure forces and distortion in the tissues. For example, the lips are a very mobile area and so dermal filler which is soft, mouldable and elastic, such as Teosyal RHA 3, would provide a natural result while thicker products such as Teosyal Ultra Deep are best suited for filling volume deficiency and creating contour in the cheeks. Collagen stimulating fillers, such as calcium hydroxyapatite (Radiesse), can last longer and create a great firm lift once injected but, unlike hyaluronic acid-based fillers, they cannot be dissolved. Radiesse is great for creating a firm sculpted look in the jawline.

There are hundreds of new filler brands, some of which are very cheap. If you are looking for a cheap deal you get a cheap filler that…well often just looks cheap once injected too! Some of these fillers have not been on the market for a long time and lack a well-established safety record. Also, cheap fillers often lack the properties that create a natural look treatment outcome, such as viscoelasticity which makes the fillers adjust and move seamlessly with every facial expression. Of course, the skill and experience of your practitioner is equally important. Skilled professionals know how to select the most appropriate filler type and injection technique to best meet your treatment goal.


Myth 4: If Something Goes Wrong you Cannot Reverse Dermal Filler Treatments


Incorrect. If you don’t like the way your hyaluronic acid dermal filler appears or are experiencing a complication, your practitioner can use hyaluronidase, which are enzymes that break down hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronidase is a prescription only medication and that is another reason why it is important to choose a medical professional who can prescribe in the UK such as a doctor, dentist, or a nurse prescriber.


Myth 5: There is a long down time and you have to book weeks off to heal and see the final result


Not really. These are non-surgical procedures after all.  Although, full integration may take a few weeks, majority of dermal filler procedures produce immediate effects and you can return to most of your usual activities immediately. Some bruising and swelling would be expected though, it is not advisable to book a holiday or any major event within 2-4 weeks following your treatment. Your practitioner will provide you with pre and post treatment instructions to minimise bruising and swelling and aid quick recovery.


Myth 6: You Must Continue Getting Regular Treatments Once You Start

Not quite. Fillers made of hyaluronic acid can last 6-18 months depending on the area treated. Fillers can last even longer than these in some people. 


Myth 7: Injections can be Performed by Anybody

No!!!! For the best results, you’ll need a skilled injector who uses legitimate fillers sourced from registered UK pharmacies. Untrained injectors using products bought from the black marker are involved in some of the dermal filler horror stories. When it concerns facial fillers, you need to consider quality of products used, aesthetic vision, clinical skills and safety. Don’t compromise on any of these, as you can’t easily hide the consequences.  


Myth 8: Botox and Fillers are the same things

Not at all. There is a clear distinction between Botox and dermal fillers. Botox is a medication that works by relaxing the muscles in your face that make your skin crease and wrinkle. Dermal fillers are medical, jell-like substance that fills wrinkles, create volume, improve tissue sagging, and sculpt facial areas to create better symmetry and definition.


Book a free consultation with Aesthetics By Silvie to find out if dermal filler treatment is right for you.

What You Should Know Prior To Actually Getting Lip Fillers?


Currently, is not too long before you see an appealing pair of lips  jump out of a newspaper, tv screen or the woman you've  just passed by. 


So, how do you obtain those subtle yet flawlessly pouty lips and what should you understand about lip fillers before you can get them? Before you schedule a lip filler treatment, consider the following factors: 


Is your therapist a qualified medical professional?


Finding a medically trained and registered professional is critical no matter what aesthetic  treatment you're getting, but especially when a medical devise, such as dermal fillers, is being injected into your body. To be sure you enjoy your practitioner's work, look at their credentials, reviews and their lip filler before and after photos.


There were numerous reports recently of botched lip injections performed by unqualified individuals. So, don't be enticed by low-cost salon or mobile practitioner services; if you're going to have it done, it should be accomplished by an expert. It's impossible to hide behind a trout pout!


What are the most common  lip filler types?


Nowadays, hyaluronic acid (HA) is the most commonly used substance. Not all dermal fillers are the same. Choose a premium brand, such as Teosyal RHA range by Teoxane, which has been around for many years with a proven safety profile and quality. 


How quickly do you see the effects of lip fillers?


Your lips will swell in the first 24 hours or so after receiving lip filler injections, so your first look at them will not reflect how they will eventually look. If they appear larger than expected immediately after treatment, this should subside as the swelling subsides. 

A reputable practitioner will always be available to respond to any questions or concerns you may have following the treatment. 


Is it safe to use lip fillers?

CE approved HA dermal fillers are safe as long as they are applied by a medically skilled practitioner. As with any medical treatment, side effects can develop which can be managed by your practitioner. If you have any problems with your lip fillers, speak with your practitioner, who will be able to provide you the best care and advice. If necessary, HA fillers can be dissolved with a medication that contains an enzyme which breaks down the HA filler.  


Do lip fillers injections hurt?

Although pain tolerance differs from person to person, lip fillers are often more uncomfortable than painful for many people. Because the lips are so sensitive, practitioners use a number of numbing treatments. Some people opt for a dental block, which involves injections into the gums that numb the mouth, while others opt for numbing cream. Consult your practitioner to see what choices are available to you. Your lips will most likely be swollen, bruised, lumpy and uncomfortable for a few days after the lip filler treatment, which is completely normal.


Are you not sure how much lip filler you need?

The volume of filler you get relies entirely on the aesthetic you want to achieve and what your practitioner recommends. However, for your first treatment 1ml of filler is usually adequate to give you a natural look. 


If you decide that you want fuller lips, talk to your practitioner about the safest, most appropriate amount to achieve that natural-looking result. 

Common Myths and Legends About Dermal Fillers


Because there is so much information available about dermal fillers, it can be difficult to tell what is true and what is not. In this article, we debunk some of the most common misconceptions about this treatment.


Isn't Botox just a filler?

Wrong! Botox is a neuromodulator which works by weakening the facial muscles that cause lines and wrinkles, whereas dermal fillers are tissue volumisers that are typically used to fill wrinkles or hollow parts of the face and provide support and definition of the facial features.


The temples, under-eye circles, cheeks, lips,  corners of the mouth, marionette lines, jowls, sagging jawline are all areas that can be treated with dermal fillers. 


Fillers have a 'fake' appearance

When dermal fillers are done correctly, no! The results depend on the treatment vision of the practitioner and it is therefore paramount that it aligns with yours! Silvie's ethos is achieving natural looking, elegant  results. Although some people may notice that you appear to be revitalised, they are unlikely to know why.


It's important to remember that, as with any type of injectable procedure, you should seek treatment from an experienced, medically qualified provider who has access to further professional support and is proficient at managing complications, should any arise! 


There will be pain and a long recovery period

False! Cosmetic procedures like dermal fillers can cause slight pain; however,  most fillers contain a numbing agent, which can significantly reduce any pain felt during the injections.  Silvie also uses specialised numbing cream to achieve your comfort before, during, and after your treatment. On a scale of 1–10, many clients rate their pain as a 2–3.

There is usually only minor bruising and swelling, so you can get back to your regular routine right away after the dermal fillers process. Cool compresses and Arnica cream can help reduce the bruising and swelling. 

Bruising and/or swelling can usually be concealed with make-up and is usually barely noticeable. 


I'll have to do it on a regular basis.

Not quite! Whereas the fillers do break down over time due to natural enzymatic process in the body, the dermal filler injections can last from 6 -18 months, depending on the type of filler used and where it is placed. In some clients the duration may be even longer and most would require only a touch up treatment with smaller than originally used volumes to maintain the results.