INFORMATION FOR TREATMENT MODELS
We ask our treatments models for a small fee of £50 in order to secure their place on our courses. This can be paid for on the course day.
Frequently Asked Questions Dermal Fillers
Provided below are some of the common questions and answers regarding dermal filler treatment. These questions are to provide information only and are not intended to replace a consultation. A full consultation will be carried out on arrival at the course.
What is a dermal filler?
A dermal filler is an injectable substance made from natural or synthetic material developed for injection into the skin to restore its youthful appearance. Dermal fillers are able to soften lines and wrinkles, restore lost facial volume and enhance lips. We use a non-permanent Hyaluronic Acid dermal filler on our courses.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in the body that helps to hydrate and add volume to the skin. Natural hyaluronic acid is broken down by the body in one or two days so is constantly replaced. As we age this replacement mechanism diminishes so the moisturising and plumping effects of hyaluronic acid decrease. Hyaluronic acid is used for aesthetic treatments, and has also been used for injection into arthritic joints to aid movement.
Am I suitable for dermal filler treatments?
Dermal fillers should not be used on areas where there is or has been skin disease or on inflamed skin. Dermal fillers have not been tested in pregnant or breast-feeding women. Individuals with medical conditions that lower the body’s immune response or individuals undergoing therapy that is immunosuppressive may be more prone to infection by a skin injection procedure.
Is treatment painful?
A topical anaesthetic cream is applied to the pre-treated area and allowed to take affect before injection.
We also use a dermal filler that contains a small amount of local anaesthetic (0.3% lidocaine) for a more comfortable experience.
Are there any side effects associated with dermal filler treatments?
Millions of treatments have been carried out with hyaluronic acid dermal fillers over the years and although serious complications are rare there have been reported reactions which may occur after treatment. These typically resolve spontaneously after a few days. These reactions include redness, inflammation, itching, bruising and tenderness at the injection site. All skin injection procedures carry a small risk of infection. After lip enhancement, lips can swell for up to a week, but this typically reduces after two to three days.
What can I expect following treatment
After a treatment some common injection related reactions can occur. These include inflammation, redness, bruising and tenderness. The reactions are generally mild to moderate and usually disappear within a few days. Dermal fillers are biodegradable, which means the product will naturally degrade over time. Treatment results last approximately 6-12 months.
Frequently Asked Questions Botulinum Toxin Type-A
Before applying to attend the Introduction to Botulinum Toxin type A Course as a model for treatment, please read the following important information.
Provided below are some of the common questions and answers regarding Botulinum Toxin type A wrinkle reduction treatment. These questions are to provide information only and are not intended to replace a consultation. A full consultation will be carried out on arrival at the course.
What is Botulinum Toxin Type A?
Botulinum Toxin Type A blocks nerve activity in the muscles, causing a temporary reduction in muscle movement thus softening wrinkles and reducing them in intensity. Only the targeted muscles are affected, leaving the surrounding muscles to function as usual maintaining facial expression.
Are there any side effects associated with Botulinum Toxin Type a treatment?
Side effects are rare. However, if the treatment disperses into an adjacent muscle this can cause a temporary weakness and drooping of the eyelid.
What can I expect following treatment?
Following treatment, we advise that you do not touch or rub the treated area for 4 hours in order to allow the substance to settle into the targeted muscles. The full aesthetic effect is a gradual one and we advise that it can take 2 weeks to fully appreciated.
Is treatment painful?
The needles used for injection are very fine, therefore minimising any discomfort.
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