If you reside in our around the Loughton, you will most likely know that it is one of the most glamorous places in Essex, close to London and very close to South Woodford, the Essex clinic location of Dr Anita Dhunna, a medically-qualified aesthetic practitioner, specialising in Botox® and dermal fillers. To look and feel our very best as we get older, some carefully considered steps might need to be taken and these might involve more than weekly facials and high-grade skincare. Botox® and dermal fillers are non-surgical, injectable treatments which are hugely popular in Buckhurst Hill and the surrounding areas, but what exactly are they? And how are they different from each other?
What are Botox and Fillers?
Botox® is a neurotoxin which works by temporarily relaxing the muscles in your face when it is injected in to specific areas. Botox® injections can help reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles and expression lines. Not to be confused with Botox®, dermal fillers are injectable gel-like substances containing hyaluronic acid, a natural hydrating substance, found within the body. Dermal fillers are mainly used to add volume to your face or to support the skin tissues for a face lifting effect. They can help reduce the appearance of static and deeper wrinkles, lines, and hollowed areas such as the cheeks and temples.
Are Botox® and filler injections safe?
When performed by a certified medical professional and when used for their intended indications, Botox® and fillers are considered safe by the FDA. However, there are always risks associated with any kind of injection, but these risks are usually, very low.
What are common side-effects of Botox® and fillers?
The most common side effects of Botox® and filler injections are bruising, swelling, and redness at the injection sites. These usually subside within a few days and can be treated with ice, arnica or Paracetamol.
How much will my Botox® or filler treatments cost?
The cost of your Botox® and filler treatments will vary depending on the type of products used, the amount injected and the indications you are having treated. In a no obligation consultation with Dr Anita Dhunna, and prior to any injectable treatment being agreed, she will assess your facial concerns by examining your face and discussing what is bothering you about your looks. She will also check your medical history to ensure you have no contraindications which might prevent or restrict your treatments from going ahead, and will explain in detail, the treatments that she thinks will benefit your concerns. She will also be able to give you a costing, based on her analysis and the treatment plan she advises.
Will Botox® ‘freeze’ my face?
The straight answer to this is ‘no’, if you choose a fully-qualified medical professional for your Botox® treatment. However, if you are in the first stages of having injectable anti-ageing treatments, are younger than average or don’t maybe don’t need a full dose of Botox® (have very fine expression lines), a treatment called ‘Baby Botox®’ can be administered, initially, for your peace of mind.
Will dermal fillers give me a ‘trout pout’?
Lip fillers are extremely popular in and around Loughton and the Essex areas. Made famous by TV shows such as The Only Way Is Essex, some patients might be a little worried that dermal fillers may leave them with extra-large lips or a ‘trout pout’. Sadly, this can be true when administered by a non-medic or a professional with questionable skills and ethics, but not on Dr Anita Dhunna’s watch! Dermal fillers for the lips should be used to subtly enhance, re-shape and hydrate your natural lip shape, for facial beautification and to maintain balance with the rest of your facial features. Medical practitioners such as Dr Anita Dhunna have taken a hypocritic oath to ‘do no harm’, therefore it is unethical to misshape, over-augment or deform your lips in any way. You will only see results which perfect your lips and enhance their natural beauty, when Dr Anita Dhunna holds the needle.
Botox® and dermal fillers can be used to compliment and perfect your looks, but it’s important to choose a medical practitioner with experience in these procedures. As she is based so close to Loughton and possessing all the professional qualifications, training and experience one would expect from a world-class injector, Dr Anita Dhunna will help you defy the ageing process but maintain a naturally beautiful appearance.