treat any clients under
the age of 18.
“If you want to look refreshed, rejuvenated and like the best version of you, then you want injectables. The versatility of injectable treatments make them suitable for everyone from their 20’s to 60’s. We can soften wrinkles, restore volume, correct asymmetry or define contours. Whatever your goal, all treatments are done at a speed to suit you, so results can either be achieved gradually for a subtle approach or instantly for a special occasion. “
Dr Toni Phillips, Clinical Director, DestinationSkin
TreatmentsOver xx clients treated a week
Locations16 clinics nationwide
Treatment Time15 - 60 mins
What are injectables?
Injectable cosmetic treatments are non-surgical procedures designed to combat the signs of aging, make skin appear smoother and eliminate unsightly marks on the skin. There are a number of reasons why you may wish to undergo an injectable cosmetic procedure to reduce the appearance of lines or wrinkles including:
- exposure to the sun for a pro-longed period of time
- damage caused to the skin from smoking or alcohol
- a decline in collagen levels caused by aging
- decline in the skins natural volume caused by fat loss
Injectables can be used on almost any part of the body but the most common areas include: the face, from the nose to the angle of the mouth (the nasolabial folds – or smile lines); the lips, to help enhance them; to help shape the cheeks, nose or chin and between the eyebrows (the glabellar lines). They can also be used to help excess sweating and improving the appearance of veins.
What is the difference between Botox® and fillers?
While both will help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, they work slightly differently depending on the problem area being treated. In its simplicity, the main difference is one fills the wrinkle while the other relaxes the muscle that is causing the wrinkle.
Will undergoing an injectable treatment hurt?
On a scale of 1-10, on average, the pain is about a 2 or a 3 but people may experience different levels of pain, depending on their own pain thresholds. However, most new filler products now contain a mixture of local anaesthetics meaning that the pain is considerably lower than that of previous filler treatments. If you do have a low pain threshold you can also ask for a numbing agent to be applied. The doctor or nurse will advise each step of the way as part of the consultation process.
Are injectable treatments expensive?
Injectables are normally charged by area and will depend on how qualified / experienced the doctor/nurse is. Prices can start from £100 up to £350 for the same procedure. It can feel like a very expensive treatment, especially as it’s not a permanent solution but it’s not a treatment that you would want to skimp money on. Cheaper unregulated practitioners could be using unauthorised products from foreign countries, meaning that it’s difficult to tell the quality or concentration of the product they’re injecting. We only use products from reputable manufacturers such as Allergan, Merz Aesthetics, Galderma and Q-Med, so make sure to check what your Doctor/Nurse is using.
Are there any complications associated with injectable treatments?
There are very few risks associated with dermal fillers and injectables, however in extremely rare cases if you’re unhappy with the results of a filler, there is a treatment that helps minimise the results. Only doctors, dentists and independent nurse prescribers should prescribe and administer injectable treatments as they have extensive knowledge and training about the anatomy and physiology of the body and so you know you are in safe hands. At DestinationSkin, we only use internationally recognised suppliers who rigorously test our products and undergo clinical testing. All products are approved by the FDA and are certified medical devices for use as dermal fillers or carry the European CE mark. Furthermore, all of our doctors and nurses are registered with their respective governing and regulatory bodies which include the NMC, GMC & GDC whilst our clinical staff are trained to administer aesthetic injections.
Will it be noticeable?
We pride ourselves on making sure that our clients get the natural look that they are after. Often no one notices unless you tell them. And as much as we want you to have the result you’re looking for, if we think it’s in your best interest to not have anymore, we won’t treat you. We want you at your best.
How long does it last?
On average we say 3 months, but some fillers can last up to 18 months. Once the results have worn off your muscles have retrained themselves so you’re less likely to notice it wearing off until your muscles return to how they were. We do not use any permanent filler in our injectable treatments. All of the products we use are semi-permanent and are broken down by the body over 6-9 months.
How do I get the best results from my injectable treatment?
Your personal practitioner will outline the best aftercare for your injectable treatment but as a general precaution:
- Don’t apply make up for 12 hours unless mineral powder based
- Don’t drink anything too hot or cold (if you have had a lip treatment)
- Use perfume free moisturiser if you
You can’t drink any alcohol during the 24 hours before this treatment. We also advise that you avoid using aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs a couple of days before your treatment (unless they are taken for a chronic medical condition). Avoiding these medications will reduce your risk of bruising at the point of injection. Ask your medical practitioner if you have any concerns.
Common post treatment questions
If you are new to injectable treatments it is normal to be anxious about your post-treatment results. At your consultation your medical injector will have discussed common side effects that may occur after a treatment, however if you still feel unsure it is important to get in touch with us as soon as you can.
- Redness, swelling, mild itching on or around the injection site is normal after treatment and generally subsides within one to two days although we recommend you allow 2 weeks for full resolution.
- After lip or dermal filler treatment results can take up to 2-4 weeks to be fully seen.
- Botox can take between 2 – 14 days to start working and for the full effects to be visible, this is very dependent on the individual and their genetics. An opportunity for a review appointment may have been made for you. If you are happy with the results you can contact your clinic to cancel this booking however if you would still like to attend your review or make a review booking contact your clinic and they will be happy to get you booked in.
What our clients say
I have just booked my second treatment at the Bristol Branch. The staff are very friendly and approachable and will spend time discussing products and treatments. I saw Marie for my Botox treatment and I was very pleased with the results and felt that I was in experienced hands. The ladies on the front counter will share their thoughts and experiences having used a lot of the products so you get valuable input to help you decide what is right for you. I will happily return again and book different treatments.
What our clients say
I have been going to the City branch for just over a year. I went initially for advice on how best to treat my acne breakouts on my face. The therapist Daniela went through all the options and explained in detail what I should expect. I bought a course of skin peels and some home care products, I was so pleased I decided to continue with monthly facials “My skin has never looked healthier” not to mention my confidence improved, as a result I have recently visited Dr Jones for anti wrinkle treatment and lip fillers. She made me feel at ease. My next investment will be laser hair removal before the summer. I have recommended my friends and they have offered me £50 for referring my friend. Win win. Just fantastic!
Sarah, City Clinic
What our clients say
Recently had a Consultation and treatment for Dermal Fillers with the Dr at Destination Skin Basingstoke. She was very honest and gave me great advice. I was particularly nervous as I’ve never had any injectable treatments before but she explained everything so well. I look revived! Everyone keeps saying how well rested I look but no one has guessed I’ve had anything done. Very happy client!