Anti ageing treatments?…Read this first!


Have you ever considered an anti-ageing treatment? Maybe you’re already a fan of the wrinkle-reducing injections.  Here’s some information and advice we think may be useful before you make your mind up!

What’s the difference between Botox and Fillers?

Firstly, both substances are injected into the face. But both do different things. Botox relaxes the face muscles. Think fewer wrinkles around your forehead, fewer frown lines and crows feet.  Whereas fillers are injected into creases and hollow areas of the face to plump and fill.  Think plumping up thin lips and enhancing cheeks.

What to watch out for

The price: This is the biggest giveaway.  Botox usually costs between £200-£250 per area.  Filler £200-£300 per area. If its really cheap, then somewhere, corners are being cut.

The premises: Would you have vaccinations done in your kitchen? This is no different. You should be in a medical setting – not someone’s dining room, kitchen or hair salon.

Qualifications: Find out who your practitioner is by checking with the GMC.  Google them.  Do some research.

Consent form: Reputable practitioners will ask you to sign a consent form.

Medical history: Whoever sees you should ask you some question regarding your medical history, eg medication, allergies, drinking and smoking habits etc.

Always ask questions

Are they insured?  What happens if something goes wrong? What happens if you are unhappy?

Dr Katherine Stevenson at The Guild Practice trained at the world renowned Dr Bob Khanna Training Institute.  Katherine is a member of the Irish academy of Aesthetic Dentistry and has over 20 years of experience working in general practice.  Kathy practices within a clinical environment, which is regularly inspected by Regulation and  Quality Improvement Authority.

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