Frequently Asked Questions
Some frequently asked questions about the treatments we provide at Avery Aesthetics Kent. If you can’t find the answers or information you’re looking for on this page, just contact us and we’ll be happy to help.
BOTOX / BOTULINUM TOXIN
What Is Botox / Botulinum Toxin?
Botox/Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxic protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum and related species. It is a substance injected into the skin which is known to inhibit muscle movement, and that can prevent wrinkles from developing or worsening.
How Does Botox / Botulinum Toxin Work?
In order for any muscle to contract, the nerves release a chemical messenger called acetylcholine at the junction where nerve endings meet muscle cells. Acetylcholine attaches to receptors on the muscle cells and causes the cells to contract, or shorten.
Botox injections prevent the release of acetylcholine, which stops the muscle cells from contracting. In this way, the toxin helps the muscles to become less stiff.
Who Would Benefit From Botox Treatment?
Botox / Botulinum toxin can benefit anyone, both men and women. It is most effective in improving the lines or wrinkles that are due to facial expressions, including frown and forehead lines. These particular lines are usually caused by overactive muscles and this treatment stops the muscles from contracting and causing the wrinkles.
How Long Do Botox / Botulinum Toxin Treatments Last?
Botox / Botulinum toxin lasts 3-4 months. There will certainly be patients in which, it lasts longer than 4-6 months, or maybe shorter. It is also common for first-timers to notice that it may not last as long as initially hoped, however they may last longer after the second treatment.
What Are Lip Fillers / Dermal Fillers?
Lip fillers, also known as dermal fillers contain a natural substance called hyaluronic acid, injected into your lips. They fill lines and wrinkles and add volume to areas such as your lips that can give you fuller, plumper lips.
How Long Do Lip Fillers / Dermal Fillers Last?
Lip fillers are temporary and on average they will last 6-12 months and at most 18 months depending on the type of filler you utilize. The dermal filler is gradually broken down by your body and the level of volume you gained lessens, so you can either have the area ‘topped-up’ to retain the effect or allow the area to gradually return to how it was before treatment.
What Is Dermaplaning?
Advanced Dermaplaning is a cosmetic skin treatment that uses an exfoliating blade on the face, under the chin, and on the sides of the neck to skim dead skin cells and hair from your face.
Advanced Dermaplaning aims to make your skin’s surface smooth, youthful, and radiant. This treatment is aimed at removing deep scarring from acne and uneven pockmarks on your skin. It’s also used to remove “peach fuzz,” the short, soft hairs on your face.
Is Dermaplaning Good For Your Skin?
Advanced Dermaplaning is safe for most people, with little risk of side effects. You may experience redness or feel like you’ve just had a shave in 2-3 days after the treatment which will fade away as the days go by.
What Are Skin Boosters?
Skin Boosters is an alternative used for treating the skin of the face, neck and neckline by performing microinjections of hyaluronic acid containing amino acids, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals; hydrating the skin, restoring the skins ability to reflect light.
How Do Skin Boosters Work?
Skin Boosters work via microinjections of hyaluronic acid containing amino acids, antioxidants & vitamins and minerals thus regenerating and modifying the structure of mature skin, eliminate marks of scars & wrinkles, allowing the skin to hydrate and restoring the skin’s ability to reflect light.
What Is Cheek Enhancement?/ Cheek Fillers?
Cheek Enhancement / Cheek Fillers are injections that raise the volume of the area above and around your cheekbones and midface ie under eye area. This provides the illusion of a more defined bone structure. By injecting volume under your skin layer, cheek fillers can also smooth out wrinkles and fine lines.
What Are The Benefits of Cheek Enhancement / Cheek Fillers?
A cheek enhancement using dermal filler can not only restore lost volume giving sunken cheeks a plumper look but also provide contour and definition for the younger patient. As we age fat pads in our mid face and cheeks start to diminish and sink which can give a gaunt and hollow look to the face. By restoring volume in this area we can achieve a more youthful appearance.
How Long Do Cheek Enhancement / Cheek Fillers Last?
Depending on the type of filler you choose, cheek enhancement / fillers can last anywhere from 12-18 months before the results are no longer noticeable. The dermal filler material eventually dissolves and metabolizes into your skin tissue.
JOWL & SMILE LINES
What are Jowl & Smile Lines?
Jowls / Smile Lines refers to sagging skin on the lower part of your face, specifically at the bottom of your cheeks and along your jawline. In some cases, this sagging skin can even hang below your jawline and alter your face’s shape.
What Causes Jowls / Smile Lines?
Collagen and elastin are proteins made within the skin that keep it firm, supple, and the connective tissues strong. As we get older the collagen and elastin reserves in the body deplete as production slows down, leading to volume loss and sagging. When this occurs around the mouth and jawline, it creates the appearance of sagging jawline.
Smoking and overexposure to sunlight can also cause damage to facial collagen and elastin.
They may be genetic or caused by lifestyle choices you make.
How Do You Get Rid Of Jowls / Smile Lines?
Depending on the type of filler placement you choose, Nurse Rachael can help restore lost volume for a more youthful appearance. We will never endorse an unnatural or overdone appearance and prefer to work with your natural beauty to provide subtle and flawless enhancements, to make you look and feel great.
What Is Tear Trough?
Tear trough is a deep crease between the lower eyelid and upper cheek. It can cast a shadow below your eyes, resulting in a tired appearance. Tear Trough in certain people may be an inherited trait whilst for others, tear troughs become more prominent with age.
What Causes Tear Troughs?
Tear Troughs occurs in plenty of individuals of all ages. It is the result of skin and muscle tissue laxity. For some it is caused by the lifestyle that they lead which causes skin laxity to age prematurely. For others it is caused simply by aging and the overlying loss of facial volume in this area, which makes the tear trough appear deeper when dark circles under the eyes are present.
How Do You Treat Tear Troughs?
Tear Troughs treatment involves assessing your lower eyelids, check the thickness & texture of your skin prior to injecting high quality dermal fillers in the hollow area under your eye. The type of filler used will be discussed with Nurse Rachael during your initial consultation.
NONSURGICAL RHINOPLASTY / LIQUID NOSE JOB
What Is Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty / Liquid Nose Job?
Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty or Liquid Nose Job as it is popularly known as, is one of the most common non surgical cosmetic procedures. This procedure smooths out bumps and contours the nose and changes the shape of your nose for up to 12-18 months thus making it far more convenient than surgical alternatives.
Is Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty / Liquid Nose Job Safe?
A Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty / Liquid Nose Job involves the use of dermal fillers to reshape the nose. The procedure only takes around 15 minutes and the results are immediate and the recovery time is very minimal. Patients undergoing this procedure can be certain of their proven safety and efficacy when injected by Nurse Rachael – a medically trained aesthetic practitioner.
Results may last up to 12-18 months, therefore allowing you to maintain your new look for a longer period.