Your handy guide on facial injectable treatments As experts in specialist facial injectables, our treatments are very popular with those looking for precise, subtle and natural looking results. Our Practitioners are highly specialised injectable technicians, focusing on achieving optimum results in our safe, professional clinic environment. So what are facial injectables? How do you decide on the best treatment for you, and what should you be aware of when selecting your Practitioner? As we prepare to bring our expert injectable treatments to the vibrant, fast paced Canary Wharf this month, we advise you on the vital steps to follow when booking your treatment and what to expect during your procedure. What do injectables do? Before booking your procedure, it is good to be aware of what injectables are, what they can do for you and the differences between the procedures available. Anti wrinkle injections use protein Botulinum Toxin to stop certain muscles in the face being able to contract. This reduces the appearance of existing wrinkles and prevents new lines from forming. Anti wrinkle injections are not permanent, wearing off within 4-6 months of treatment. When administered by a skilled professional, anti wrinkle injections create a very subtle, refreshed appearance in areas susceptible to lines and wrinkles such as the forehead. Dermal fillers are used to help restore lost volume in the face. As we age, our skin loses its natural elasticity and moisture causing a sagging effect, in particular in our cheeks and jowls. Dermal fillers are injected into these areas to subtly plump the area, redefining contours and boosting skin texture and tone. Selecting your Practitioner When booking your injectable treatment, it is important you choose the right Practitioner in a reputable clinic. It is vital the person performing the treatment is qualified to do so; they must be a qualified Nurse or Doctor with a true understanding of the anatomy of the face, ensuring not only a safe procedure but also the results you are looking for. Some questions to ask yourself; are their previous clients happy with their procedures? Has the Practitioner\u00a0received testimonials on their work? Do they appear reputable and trustworthy? Trust the establishment Your clinic is responsible for ensuring your satisfaction in your treatment, and must ensure your Practitioner, the materials used and the treatment environment is fully accredited and safe. Keep this in mind when booking your procedure. Again, it is good to read testimonials from other clients to ensure the clinic is reputable. No-obligation Consultation Once you have decided on your Practitioner, it is very important to have an in-depth consultation to discuss your needs and answer your questions. Everyone\u2019s face is different; what may be suitable for someone else may not be for you and your consultation allows your Practitioner the opportunity to full assess your face and discuss the best treatment plan for you. Your consultation should be completely non-obligatory, allowing you the option to go away and think about the information you have been given before you decide to go ahead. Results Review Dermal filler results can be pretty much instantaneous, showing restored volume quickly after the injections have been administered. There may be some swelling and slight bruising to take into account, which should subside quite quickly, and the improvement in skin tone and complexion will develop in the next week or so following treatment. Anti wrinkle injections can take up to two weeks to show results, as the injections need time to work. This is why you should book a two week review; this allows both you and your Practitioner the opportunity to review the results and correct anything you are not quite happy with. If there is anything you are not happy with, make sure you tell your Practitioner so that they can correct and adjust for you. For more information on injectables please don\u2019t hesitate to contact us, we are happy to help. Want some more information on issues injectables can help with? Watch this space for our next blog coming soon!