Facial Aesthetics

What are facial aesthetics treatments?

The natural ageing process, lifestyle and the environment contribute to unwanted facial lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tones.

Facial aesthetics is the term we use to describe the range of non-surgical treatments our practice offers to temporarily soften expression lines and define certain facial features and contours, facial aesthetics are known and described in many forms e.g. Botox, fillers, anti-wrinkle injections etc.

What does facial aesthetics consist of?

At 12 Smile we are able to offer a range of treatment options that have proven to be both safe and effective, this includes injections to temporarily soften the appearance of frown lines and crow’s feet.

Other options include dermal fillers designed to increase the volume and improve the appearance of the skin, fillers can be used to temporally improve the definition of certain facial features including lips, cheek and chin.

What should I expect at the first appointment?

During your consultation you will be asked to complete a medical history questionnaire.  We will then discuss with you your concerns, conduct an assessment of your skin and discuss your skin care regime and past experiences with facial aesthetic treatment.

Our findings will then be discussed with you and the most suitable treatment options and associated costs will be suggested.  These details will be confirmed in a written treatment plan provided via post following the consultation.

What should I expect at the treatment appointment?

Following the consultation we will have provided a treatment plan outlining the treatment options and associates costs.  During the actual treatment appointment we will go through your medical history again, then confirm you are still happy to proceed.

A small amount of topical and/or injectable local anaesthetic might be provided to make the treatment more comfortable.  The treatment may take between 30 minutes to an hour.

Once the treatment has been completed at the end of the session we will discuss advice on what to do and things to avoid immediately after the appointment.  We may schedule a follow up appointment to review the progress of your treatment.

Are there any risks?

When having facial aesthetic treatment during the consultation we will discuss in detail the risks associated with the proposed treatment, this may include swelling, bruising, infection and allergic reactions.  It is normal to experience slight tenderness and swelling for up to 24 hours and we recommend you avoid alcohol, coffee and sunlight within this time.