FAQs2019-10-04T16:33:20+00:00

How do dermal fillers work?

Dermal fillers such as Juvederm/Belotero/Restylane/Teoxane are made of hyaluronic acid and are a gel-like substance. Hyaluronic acid is naturally found within the matrix of our skin and therefore is taken up very well. The gels draw water to themselves via millions of tiny little bubbles. They sit just beneath the skin layer wrinkle fold allowing them to plump the skin above, creating a natural smoothness to counteract the signs of ageing.

Can all skin types use dermal filler?

Hyaluronic acid fillers are colourless gels that should not be visible underneath the skin and are appropriate for patients with all skin types.

Does the treatment hurt?

Your skin will always be numbed with a local anaesthetic cream prior to treatment, however most patients describe the sensation to that of a small scratch.

What do I need to do pre-treatment?

Simply avoid alcohol and remove make up on the day of treatment.

The following medicines can enhance bruising and if they are not prescribed by your GP then we would recommend stopping them a week before a treatment.

  • Aspirin
  • NSAIDS (Ibuprofen, Diclofenac, Naproxen)
  • Fish oil supplements
  • Vitamin E oils or tablets
  • Ginseng and any other herbal remedies

What shouldn’t I do after treatment?

You can resume your normal day activities after treatment.

There are only a few simple rules post treatment to help prevent complications:

  • You should not use make up on the treated area until any redness or swelling has settled down. This will also help avoid infections.
  • Do not participate in sports, vigorous activity or exercise until any redness, swelling or bruising has settled.
  • Facials, sunbeds, saunas and steam treatments should be avoided for 2 weeks following treatment and until any redness, swelling or bruising has settled.

What are the potential side effects of dermal filler?

  • Mild discomfort and temporary redness, swelling and bruising during the procedure
  • Temporary asymmetry

Rarer side effects are:

  • Granuloma formations
  • Skin infections

Very rare side effects:

  • Blindness
  • Skin necrosis

Who should not receive dermal fillers?

  • Pregnant women & women who are breastfeeding (if trying for a baby or unsure if you are pregnant you will be refused treatment)
  • Any bleeding disorders
  • Skin allergies affecting the face
  • Any known allergies to filler or local anaesthetics

A detailed medical history shall be taken during your initial consultation; however, it is your responsibility to declare any medical problems, medicines and concerns to us in good time.

How often can I have dermal filler enhancement?

As a rough guide filler treatments can be done every 4-18 months to help maintain consistency in appearance.

Lip treatments and treatment around the mouth tends to last less; on average 4 months for lip definition and 6 months for volume to the lips. Fillers can however be repeated within these time periods for further enhancement or to maintain the desired look.

Tear Trough treatment can last up to 12 months. 

Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty can last up to 18 months.

Why should I come to Shore Aesthetics?

It cannot be stressed enough that patients need to be treated by an aesthetic practitioner (Nurse, Dentist or Dr) who is fully trained and insured to carry out the procedures offered and therefore be equipped and able to deal with complications should they arise. Patients are strongly advised to research the credentials of anyone carrying out treatments. You can do this on the NMC and GMC website. 

At Shore Aesthetics you can rest assured in the hands of Camilla being an Advanced Independent Nurse Prescriber and having trained to the highest standard on the world renowned Harley Street in London by leading doctors in this field.

How does Botulinum Toxin A work?

Botulinum toxin type A injections (commonly known as Botox®) work by blocking the nerve to the muscles, creating a temporary reduction in the muscle activity. This allows the muscle to no longer contract which causes the wrinkles to relax and soften, smoothing out visible lines. 

When injected for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) Botulinum Toxin targets specific glands responsible for sweating by blocking the chemical that signals the perspiration response.

When will I start to see results?

The effects of botulinum toxin can be seen gradually over four to ten days. It will take two – three weeks to see maximum results. 

What should I do before treatment?

Simply remove make up/deodorant on the areas to be treated and avoid alcohol on the day of treatment.

The following medicines can enhance bruising and if they are not prescribed by your GP then we would recommend stopping them a week before a treatment.

  • Aspirin
  • NSAIDS (Ibuprofen, Diclofenac, Naproxen)
  • Fish oil supplements
  • Vitamin E oils or tablets
  • Ginseng and any other herbal remedies

What shouldn’t I do after treatment?

There are only a few simple rules post treatment to help prevent the toxin from moving to other areas of the face (for wrinkle relaxation) or body (hyperhidrosis) that we do not want to treat. Failure to follow these rules will increase the chance of complications, most importantly brow and eye lid drooping for treatments to the upper face.

  • Do not rub, massage or wash the injected areas until the following day after your treatment (minimum 12 hours)
  • Do not drink alcohol until the following day
  • Do not participate in sports, vigorous activity or exercise for 24 hours post treatment
  • Do not bend over or lie down for at least 4 hours post treatment

What are the most common side effects?

The injections can be slightly uncomfortable during the procedure. Post treatment you may have some tiny red marks and swelling where the injection was inserted which may last up to 24 hours. A mild temporary headache can also be a side effect alongside hot flushes, nausea and muscle weakness around the treated area. 

Who should not use wrinkle relaxation / hyperhidrosis treatment?

  • Pregnant women & women who are breastfeeding (if trying for a baby or unsure if you are pregnant you will be refused treatment)
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • People taking certain antibiotics
  • Any bleeding disorders
  • Skin allergies affecting the face
  • A previous stroke
  • Individuals who are immunocompromised

Those also taking the following medications should not have botulinum toxin treatments:

  • Calcium Channel blockers (Amlodipine, Felodipine etc.)
  • Aminoglycoside antibiotics (Gentamycin, Neomycin, Streptomycin etc.)
  • Penicillamine (used to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis)
  • A known allergy to human albumin

A detailed medical history shall be taken during your initial consultation; however, it is your responsibility to declare any medical problems, medicines and concerns to us in good time.

How often should I have treatments?

Your treatment plan will be personally designed for your own budget and needs.

Treatments for wrinkle relaxation should be performed every 3-4 months to help maintain a consistent appearance. These periods can potentially be delayed after one year by a few months each time as your wrinkles become lighter.

For hyperhidrosis treatment can last on average 3-6 months. 

Why should I come to Shore Aesthetics?

Botulinum is a toxin that must be prescribed individually to each patient, taking into consideration your medical history. This must be done by a practitioner qualified to prescribe (Nurse, Dr or Dentist). It cannot be stressed enough that patients need to be treated by an aesthetic practitioner who is fully trained and insured to carry out the procedures offered and therefore be equipped and able to deal with complications should they arise. Patients are strongly advised to research the credentials of anyone carrying out treatments. To check registration you can look on the GMC and NMC websites. 

At Shore Aesthetics you can rest assured in the hands of Camilla being an Advanced Independent Nurse Prescriber and having trained to the highest standard on the world renowned Harley Street in London by leading doctors in this field.

How do Lip fillers work?

Lip Fillers such as Juvederm/Belotero/Restylane/Teoxane are made of hyaluronic acid and are a gel-like substance. Hyaluronic acid is taken up extremely well due to it being a material that is naturally found within the matrix of our skin. The gels draw water to themselves through millions of tiny little bubbles. They sit just beneath the skin layer in the lip allowing them to plump the skin above, creating natural smoothness, definition and volume to the lips.

Can lip fillers be used on all skin types?

Hyaluronic acid fillers are colourless gels that should not be visible underneath the skin and are appropriate for patients with all skin types.

Do lip fillers hurt?

Your skin will always be numbed with a local anaesthetic cream prior to treatment, however most patients describe the sensation to that of a small scratch.

What do I need to do pre-treatment?

Simply avoid alcohol and remove make up on the day of treatment.

The following medicines can enhance bruising and if they are not prescribed by your GP then we would recommend stopping them a week to 10 days before a treatment.

  • Aspirin
  • NSAIDS (Ibuprofen, Diclofenac, Naproxen)
  • Fish oil supplements
  • Vitamin E oils or tablets
  • Ginseng and any other herbal remedies

What should I NOT do after treatment?

You can resume your normal day activities after treatment.

There are only a few simple rules post treatment to help prevent complications:

  • You should not use make up on the treated area until any redness or swelling has settled down. This will also help avoid infections.
  • Do not participate in sports, vigorous activity or exercise until any redness, swelling or bruising has settled.
  • Facials, sunbeds, saunas and steam treatments should be avoided for 2 weeks following treatment and until any redness, swelling or bruising has settled.

What are the potential side effects of lip filler?

  • Mild discomfort and temporary redness, swelling and bruising during and after the procedure
  • Temporary asymmetry

Rarer side effects are:

  • Granuloma formations
  • Skin infections

Very rare side effects:

  • Blindness
  • Skin necrosis

Who should not receive lip fillers?

  • Pregnant women, women who are breastfeeding and women who are trying for a baby or unsure if they are pregnant
  • Any bleeding disorders
  • Skin allergies affecting the face
  • Any known allergies to filler or local anaesthetics

A detailed medical history shall be taken during your initial consultation; however, it is your responsibility to declare any medical problems, medicines and concerns to us in good time.

How often can I have lip enhancement?

Lip treatments tend to last on average 4 months for lip definition and 6 months for volume to the lips. Fillers can however be repeated within these time periods for further enhancement or to maintain the desired look.

Why should I come to Shore Aesthetics?

It cannot be stressed enough that patients need to be treated by an aesthetic practitioner (Nurse, Dentist or Dr) who is fully trained and insured to carry out the procedures offered and therefore be equipped and able to deal with complications should they arise. Patients are strongly advised to research the credentials of anyone carrying out treatments. You can do this via the NMC or GMC websites. 

At Shore Aesthetics you can rest assured in the hands of Camilla being an Advanced Independent Nurse Prescriber and having trained to the highest standard on the world renowned Harley Street in London by leading doctors in this field.

Terms and conditions for non surgical treatments.

New Patients

All patients are required to provide contact details, including address, telephone number and email in order to secure an appointment.

All patients are asked to complete a medical history form for their first appointment. This is necessary for a complete consultation and treatment planning process. All information is treated as confidential and protected in accordance with Data Protection legislation.

Appointments

Please provide as much notice as possible if you need to cancel or rearrange your appointment so that we can make best use of our appointment diary and offer the time to others.

A reservation fee of £50 is requested to secure a consultation or appointment with INP Camilla Shorey. The fee is non-refundable if you do not attend without giving adequate notice (>48hours).

The fee is redeemable against treatments or products recommended to you.

Please do not attend the clinic for an appointment if you are unwell. Many treatments are contraindicated by cold sores, colds and local skin infections so please call to confirm.

Routine review appointments are offered following anti-wrinkle treatments. No additional review of toxin is provided free of charge after the review period of 2-3 weeks has passed.

Children

Please do not bring accompanying children to the clinic. For safety reasons, both yours and theirs, children are not permitted into the clinic.

Payment

You will be advised of the cost of any planned treatment following the consultation. The £50 reservation fee will be deducted from this.

Payment is taken in full at the time of treatment. The clinic accepts cash, debit and credit cards including American Express.

A deposit will be required for some treatments to cover the cost of orders.

Refunds

Fees charged for treatment are for the delivery of a treatment and the accompanying service including:

-Consultation and assessment.

-Provision of information and advice.

-Safe treatment with evidence based products.

-Follow up appointment and aftercare advice and support as appropriate.

Whilst we undertake to provide an excellent service encompassing factual, honest and ethical advice giving safe treatment in experienced hands with trusted products, we cannot guarantee your results and cannot offer refunds if these fail to meet your expectations, or if you change your mind after commencing treatments.

Skin care products are non-refundable unless faulty.