- How does Botox work?
- Is Botox safe?
- What happens during a Botox treatment?
- Does Botox have any side effects?
- How about the results of my Botox treatment?
- What are dermal fillers?
- How do dermal fillers work?
- HHow long will the results of my dermal filler treatment last?
- Do dermal fillers have any side effects?
- What areas can be treated with dermal fillers?
How does Botox work?
Botox® temporarily blocks nerve impulses to injected muscles, thus relaxing treated muscles and reducing wrinkles and lines. This smoothens the skin.
Your treating physician uses a very fine needle to inject the Botox® directly into your skin. This minimizes the pain so local anaesthesia is rarely necessary.
And even though your treatment only takes a few minutes, the results – that begin to show after 7-14 days – will last 3 to 4 months.
Is Botox safe?
At Injectable Klinieken we do not use products unless we know them to be absolutely save and of very high quality. In the past 30 years Botox® has been tested and found save over and over again, provided it is administered in the recommended dosage and by a qualified cosmetic physician.
Studies have also shown there are no long term side effects. But to avoid all risks your treating physician will map your general health and discuss specific aspects of your health he needs to pay attention to prior to your actual treatment.
What happens during a Botox treatment?
Your Botox® treatment will take a mere 10 minutes, and any pain you may feel will be very temporarily. Your physician will ask you to strain and then relax particular (groups of) muscles in order to determine the ideal injection sites. The actual treatment consists of a short series of injections. Each one of those injections will take about 3 seconds. Pain will be minimal and temporary.
And after your Botox® treatment you can simply get on with your life as you planned it. And nobody will notice what you did.
Does Botox have any side effects?
Side effects are rare. The most common among known side effects are small bruises at the injection site that are normal and will subside within only a few hours. One of the more disturbing but rare side effects is the drooping of eyelids after treatment of frown lines. This temporary drooping of muscles is caused by temporary blockage of nerve impulses in the muscles that normally lift the eyelids and is known as ptosis. In the hands our experienced and well-trained specialized physicians ptosis is very rare.
Headaches are also known to occur after Botox® treatments; the muscles in the treated area need time to adjust to the new tone. Your headaches will disappear within just a few hours.
How about the results of my Botox treatment?
From the day of your treatment, it will take between 7 and 14 days for the Botox® begins working and first effects begin to show.
Although Botox® is usually a very effective weapon in the fight against the signs of ageing, its effects are never permanent. After 3 to 4 months they wear off. But with every subsequent treatment they will last a bit longer, as they help keep the muscle relaxed for a longer period of time. This is why we advise our customers to regularly repeat the Botox® treatment every 3 months in the beginning.
As a result of your Botox® treatment the forehead and/or frown lines area may be more relaxed and complains such as headaches and migraine may be reduced.
Botox® treatments can be combined with peels and dermal filler treatments. Your treating physician will gladly advice you about additional treatments that help you get the best possible results.
What are dermal fillers?
All dermal fillers we use at Injectable Klinieken are non-permanent gels based on either hyaluronic acid or calcium, which occur naturally in the human body. At Injectable Klinieken we do not use products unless we know them to be absolutely save and of very high quality. This means we only use leading brands like Juvéderm® , Restylane® and Radiesse TM.
The products of these brands are in fact gels of various thickness, formulated for specific indications such as skin improvement, lip rejuvenation, wrinkle treatments and facial recontouring.
How do dermal fillers work?
For treatments like skin improvement, lip rejuvenation and wrinkle treatments we use hyaluronic acid-based gels. The contours of your face and your hands are best treated with calcium based gels. Prior to every treatment your physician will disinfect your face and, if necessary, anaesthetize it using a anaesthetizing crème or a series of injections. But every gel we use contains anaesthetizing ingredients that most of our customers find sufficiently active.
After this first stage of your treatment your phycisian will use a very fine needle to inject the gel directly into your skin. The gel will instantly restore or enhance and volumize and at the same time smoothen lines or enhance your lips.
How long will the results of my dermal filler treatment last?
The result of your treatment will show immediately and will, depending on the used gel and the general condition of your skin, last for 6 to 18 months.
All dermal fillers we use at Injectable Klinieken are non-permanent and are naturally broken down by the body. This means that, in order to keep the results, we advise you to repeat the treatment. There is one positive side effect; the quality of your skin gradually improves thanks to the use of dermal fillers. This helps optimize the results of your treatment.
Do dermal fillers have any side effects?
After the gel has been injected some frequent injection related side effects such as swelling, redness, itching, bruising or sensitivity of the injection site may occur. But they will spontaneously wear off within days after the injections. To minimize these side effects we will give you a cooling pad immediately after your treatment.
What areas can be treated with dermal fillers?
Although dermal fillers have a wide range of applications, they are mainly used to refine en refresh facial contours, smooth away lines and wrinkles and volumize or rejuvenate the skin around the lips as well as for lip enhancement.
A large majority of our costumers ask us to smooth nasolabial folds, to lift the drooping corners of their mouths or the reduce lines around the mouth.
If, looking in the mirror, you feel your nasolabial folds (skin folds that run from the sides of your nose to the corners of your mouth), distinguished marionette lines (long vertical lines that form shadows under the corners of the mouth), drooping mouth corners or lines around the mouth (‘bar codes’ above the upper lip), or loss of facial contours make you look older than you feel, come to us. We can probably make you look much younger and refreshed.
Dermal filler treatments can be combined with peels and Botox® treatments. Your treating physician will gladly advice you about additional treatments that help you get the best possible results.
What are chemical peels?
Chemical peels are used to refresh the skin. The treatment involves applying a specifically formulated chemical peel (a mix of various acids) adapted to the needs of your skin. This peel removes dead skin cells, stimulates collagen production (a skin firmer) and hydrates the skin. As a result of all this the pores are refined and your skin grows more radiant and firmer. We use special chemical peels to treat pigment stains, acne and rosacea.
At Injectable Klinieken we have various chemical peels, such as glycolic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid and TCA peels. This gives our physicians freedom of choice and allows them to work out a personalized peel plan.
Can I have a chemical peel during my first consultation?
During your first consultation your physician will discuss your personal needs and wishes as well as the possibilities, and will work out a personal peel plan. At home you will prepare your skin yourself by using a set of specially designed products for a period of 2 to 4 weeks. This preparation will help get the best possible results the safest way.
What happens during a chemical peel?
Once your skin is prepared and you come to us to have your chemical peel, your physician will first disinfect and prepare your skin for the actual chemical peel and then apply the liquid. It may leave a slightly tickling sensation or inflamed feeling on your skin for a very short period. Your physician will cool your skin to make them go away. After the peel your physician will apply a neutralizing liquid.
The best and most efficient way to make your chemical peel work for you is to take a cure, and to use the series of specially designed home use products. Your treating physician will advise you.
How many peels will I need?
Every peel removes dead skin cells and at the same time will temporarily boost skin cell regeneration. By repeating the treatment regularly the long term results of your chemical peel will improve. Depending on the chosen chemical peel you need between 2 and 6 peels with a two week interval. But of cause your physician will use the intake to discuss this with you.
Do peels have any side effects?
As every chemical peel directly affects the skin their side effects do so too. Immediately after a chemical peel the following side effects commonly show:
- warm and sometimes feverish sensations in the treated skin
- sometimes a slightly itching sensation
In the days following your treatment your skin will begin rejecting dead skin cells. Regeneration will be stimulated. Dead and rejected skin cells may cause the skin to peel off in some areas (usually around the mouth and the nostrils.)
One of the more disturbing but rare side effects of deep chemical peels is hyperpigmentation (darkening of specific areas of the skin). In the hands of our experienced and well-trained specialized physicians hyperpigmentation is very rare.