ANTI-WRINKLE TREATMENTS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - Botox®

Does The Treatment Hurt?


At Enhanced, we specialise in pain-free treatment, offering nerve blocks, local anaesthetics and numbing cream. Please note that everyone is different in their efficacy of local aesthetic cream. You should declare any prior allergy to local aesthetics, although this is extremely rare.

The dose of local aesthetics used are a fraction of those used in other medical fields, hence this is a very safe method of ensuring a pain-free treatment.




When Will I See The Results?


You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours, with results lasting up to 6 months for moderate to severe frown lines. In most cases, it takes 7 days to see any visible changes, and up to 2 weeks to see the full effect.

You are welcome to attend a free adjustment appointment two weeks after your initial treatment. At this time, Dr Tong will review the results and perform a top-up if necessary. If at any time you have concerns or aren’t happy with your results, please contact the clinic.




Am I A Suitable Candidate?


Botox® injections can be used on a wide range of clients, and is primarily used for skin rejuvenation and the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.

Patients must be aged 18 or over. Those who have medical conditions that can affect safety, such as damaged nerves or muscle complaints, should disclose this information during the consultation to avoid any complications.

Anyone on immunosuppressive drugs may have slightly higher complication rates but may still be suitable. Ongoing active infections such as cold sores around the lip and facial infections should not have treatment and should wait until it is resolved.

Treatment is not advisable for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. While there are no clinical studies to show that the procedure is harmful to the mother or baby, we advise against having treatments under these circumstances.




Who Will Perform The Treatment?


Dr Tong will personally perform the treatment. He is highly-skilled at administering treatment and a master of creating subtle, natural results. Dr Tong will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatment areas for you during your consultation.

We advise patients not to wear makeup for the treatment to avoid infectious complications.

Botox® usually takes around 30 minutes and is always carried out in a sterile environment.

It is important to note that each patient and treatment is unique and results will be discussed in detail with the doctor.




What Areas Can Be Treated?


Wrinkles and Fine Lines

These can be identified in two ways. Static lines are those which remain evident when the face is relaxed, and expressive lines are those which are evident when expressing emotion. The main areas that are affected and may benefit from Botox ® treatments are as follows:

Glabella - Frown Lines

The lines that appear between the brows, often called “frown lines”, can significantly impact your overall appearance Over time, some may find that there is a deep line that becomes prominent. Botox can not only relax the muscle to stop you overworking the area, but can also reduce the appearance of that static groove. The treatment will help to reduce and soften these lines, working to restore your youthful look.

Forehead - Horizontal Lines

Likewise, the forehead is an area that we tend to get both static and expressive lines. Vertical furrows across the forehead are caused by the frontal muscle. As the eyebrows are raised, this muscle contracts to cause wrinkles above the brow. The use of Botox® relaxes the area to stop over expression.

Crow’s Feet - Corner of the Eye

Wrinkles around the eyes, also known as crow’s feet, are one of the first signs of ageing. As we age, the body stops producing collagen (which keeps the skin supple) and elastin (which helps skin 'bounce back’ after making facial expressions), meaning repetitive facial expressions like laughing and squinting can become a cause of fine lines and wrinkles. The area around the eyes doesn’t produce oil like the rest of our skin, making it more delicate, and more likely to become dry and thin. Not all products can be used in this area, and it is always important to check that the practitioner administering treatment is highly-skilled when treating around the eyes.

Brow - Non-surgical Lifting of the Brow Area

Botox can be used as a non-surgical alternative to a brow lift by introducing the solutions to key points, relaxing the muscles we use when we frown and lifting the weight we naturally want to push down.




Is There Any Downtime And What Are The Side Effects?


There is no real downtime or common side effects associated with Botox®, meaning patients can resume their usual activities immediately following their treatment.

Whilst there are no long-term side effects of having Botox®, it is important to note that you may encounter some slight swelling and bruising directly after the procedure. Although we specialise in pain-free procedures, some mild discomfort may be felt after treatment.

Please note that recovery from any treatment is unique to each patient, and something that will be discussed in detail with during your consultation. Your experience at Enhanced doesn’t stop at treatment, if at any time you have concerns or aren’t happy with your results, please contact the clinic.




How Many Sessions Will I Need, And How Far Apart Can I Have Them?


Even when treated by highly qualified practitioners, results are temporary. Patients usually have treatments every 3-6 months. Prior to treatment, to ensure your safety, a medical history will be taken and a mandatory consultation is provided.




Can Men Get Botox®?


Yes. The number of men receiving cosmetic treatments overall has risen by 325% in the last 20 years. In in the past three years, men have received over one million Botox® treatments alone.

Enhanced is an open, non-judgemental clinic run by professionals trained in medical ethics and we welcome anyone to attend a free consultation.




Will My Face Look Unnatural Or Overdone?


Botox® is a technique-sensitive treatment. You can trust Dr Tong to deliver subtle results, as you are being treated by someone who is licensed, trained and a medical expert in facial anatomy.

Enhanced prides itself on achieving the natural look, resulting in an enhanced more youthful appearance. Dr Tong is known for avoiding the fake, overdone look. We believe that less is more.




Is Botox® Safe?


Dr Tong will assess your medical history to ensure you are the right candidate for the treatment and personalise the procedure according to your needs. When having Botox® treatments at our clinics you should feel certain that your safety and comfort is our main priority. We are focused on providing the most natural looking results to enhance your appearance and minimise any signs of ageing.

At Enhanced, we remain up to date with the latest industry advancements and technologies, guaranteeing our patients receive the very best care in a safe and sterile environment.




How Much Do Botox® Treatments Cost?


The price for Botox® treatments starts from €199. This includes an initial consultation, post-treatment advise and care, and an adjustment appointment two weeks post treatment, where you will have your treatment reviewed, and a free top up given if required.

Speak to our team today to book your consultation.




How Long Do The Effects Last?


It can take around 2-14 days to see the full effects after the initial treatment. The cosmetic effects can last up to six months but typically range from three to four months. Eventually most people require treatment as the wrinkles reappear.

However, in some treated areas, such as frown lines, the wrinkles may return less sever after repeated treatments as the unconscious muscle contraction habit is broken. We offer all our patients a free appointment two week after your procedure to assess the effect of the treatment and administer any top up treatments if necessary.




How Often Can I Have Treatments?


Treatments can be repeated at a minimum of three monthly intervals but the effects may last longer for some individuals, especially if they have had previous treatments to the same area.




What After Care Advice Should I Follow?


Please note that recovery from any treatment is unique to each patient and is something that will be discussed in detail with Dr Tong. A leaflet will be provided giving information about post-treatment advice.

  • Try to contract the treated areas for up to four hours after treatment by frowning and lifting eyebrows to allow the Botox® to reach all of the treated muscle.
  • Stay upright for 3-4 hours following treatment.
  • Avoid vigorous exercise and alcohol-based products on the area treated for 48 hours
  • Avoid rubbing or touching the area and avoid having facials or massages for 48 hours. This is to ensure that the treatment remains at the site of injection.
  • Avoid exercise 24 hours.
  • Avoid using makeup for 24 hours.
  • Avoid exposure to excessive heat such as saunas or steam rooms for 3 days.
  • Do not massage or have facials for the duration that your treatment is taking effect.
  • Headaches can be common. If this occurs, take over the counter analgesic and do not hesitate to contact the clinic if you have any concerns with ongoing side effects.





DERMAL FILLER TREATMENTS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - Dermal Fillers

Does The Treatment Hurt?


At Enhanced, we specialise in pain-free treatment, offering nerve blocks, local anaesthetics and numbing cream. Please note that everyone is different in their efficacy of local aesthetic cream. You should declare any prior allergy to local aesthetics, although this is extremely rare.

Nerve blocks are tiny injections made to the gum area inside the mouth. This will numb the lips and the surrounding skin making the procedure infinitely better to have fillers around the area. The injection site can be pre-treated with cotton buds soaked in local aesthetics so you won’t feel the local injections. This ensure the whole treatment is pain-free.

The dose of local aesthetics used are a fraction of those used in other medical fields, hence this is a very safe method of ensuring a pain-free treatment.




How Long Does The Effect Last?


The procedure takes around 30-45 minutes and patients can expect to notice effects for as long as 18 months after treatment. There is even precedence of results lasting up to 24 months in some cases. The time is dependent on how much filler is administered, where in the face you are having treatment and your skin.




Am I A Suitable Candidate?


Facial fillers can be used on a wide range of clients, and is primarily used for skin rejuvenation and the reduction of lines and wrinkles, to add structure and volume to the face. In some cases, it can also be used to treat scarring.

Patients must be aged 18 or over. Those who have medical conditions that can affect safety, such as damaged nerves or muscle complaints, should disclose this information during the consultation to avoid any complications.

Anyone on immunosuppressive drugs may have slightly higher complication rates but may still be suitable. Ongoing active infections such as cold sores around the lip and facial infections should not have treatment and should wait until it is resolved.

Treatment is not advisable for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. While there are no clinical studies to show that the procedure is harmful to the mother or baby, we advise against having treatments under these circumstances.




Who Will Perform The Treatment?


We believe that only medically trained clinicians should perform non-surgical aesthetic treatments.

Dr Tong leads the Enhanced clinic with 15 years of medical experience, and is at the forefront of cosmetic treatments, with a superb knowledge and understanding of facial anatomy. He has performed thousands of treatments on a wide range of patients, and his expert eye and attention to details allows him to achieve the very best results.

At Enhanced, we will have no reservation in advising against treatment if the doctor doesn’t feel that further aesthetic work will achieve any benefit to the aesthetic outcome of the patient. Dr Tong specialises in achieving natural subtle transformations.




What Areas Can Be Treated?


Lips

Thin lipscan be a source of concern for many, especially now, as many celebrities are favouring larger lips. There are many factors that can influence the size of lips, the most obvious being genetics.

As we age, the definition of the lip border's becomes faded. Fillers can enhance the vermillion border (the line where the pink of the lips meet the skin), the philtrum (the two columns of skin just below the nostril) and the cupid's bow. This is known as lip enhancement.

Lip Enhancement with Dermal Fillers is becoming one of the most popular treatment in non-surgical Aesthetic Enhancement. Fillers can be manipulated in many ways to enhance or augment the lips.

Lip augmentation is where fillers are used to change the shape of the lip itself to enhance volume and structure to the lips. This may be desirable to many clients depending on their opinion and their aesthetic objectives.

Augmentation may require 2-3 sessions to ensure the best result. As always with non-surgical aesthetics, slow changes are better than dramatic profound alterations, as it allows the soft tissue to settle and adapt to the enhancement.

To find the best treatment for you lips, book a free consultation at Enhance.

Nasolabial Fold

The nasolabial fold is also known as smile lines. You have one on each side of the face and it runs from the most outer and lower part of the nose to the corner of the mouth. As we age, we lose volume to the cheek and the fat pads around the area and our skin becomes thinner. As a result these folds can be exaggerated and are often associated with ageing as they get deeper.

Dermal fillers are an effective means to replace volume to the areas and make the fold less prominent. This can often create a smoother transition from the cheek to the mouth, enhancing the overall look of the aesthetic appearance of the client. Commonly, only a small amount of filler is required, and if more is needed it can be built up over weeks.

Marionette Lines

Marionette lines are the lines that extends from the corner of your mouth downwards to the lower parts of the jaw. These lines tend to exaggerate as we age. Some individuals will have deeper and more pronounce lines at a younger age depending on lifestyle factors and genetics.

Doctors can use filler injection to correct the imbalance that occur on either side of the line. Correcting this region can often improve the shape of the mouth rendering a more up slope vector at the corner of the mouth projecting a happier appearance.

Cheeks

If you desire cheeks with more volume and lift, Dermal Fillers could be the ideal solution. Fast and effective, this treatment enables specific parts of the face to be lifted, shaped and enhanced, all whilst being minimally invasive and safe.

As the ageing process takes hold, it is common for skin under the chin to sag, creating the unsightly appearance for a “double chin”. Dermal Fillers can be used to reshape or add volume to the chin area. Fillers can also be effectively used to smooth out creases on the chin (burn creases) or in between the lower lip and the chin.




How Long Is Recovery Time?


You do not usually need to allow for any recovery time following treatment. The results from most Dermal Filler treatments can be seen straight away, however if there is any slight swelling it may take a couple of days to ease before the full results start to show.

Results usually last for around 9-12 months, depending on the area being treated, the dosage and your skin.

Dr Tong will discuss any individual post-treatment or recovery requirements with you if required.

Please note that recovery from any treatment is unique to each client and is something that will be discussed in detail with Dr Tong.




What, If Any Are the Side Effects?


With any filler treatment, there can be some slight bruising or swelling that accompanies it. This should not persist much longer than a day, and is easily covered up with makeup.




How Do Dermal Fillers Work? How Are They Different From Botox®?


As people get older, they tend to lost fat in their face. Dermal fillers help restore the look of fullness that is common in youth. Botox® prevents the flexing of muscles that eventually cause wrinkling. This why is is commonly used on the forehead and around the eyes.

The lines on the lower part of the face, however are not due to repeated muscle movement, but from a change in facial structure over time. Dermal fillers such as Juvederm® and Restylane®, add volume to the depressions around the corners of the mouth and cheekbones.

Together, Botox® and dermal fillers can work together to rejuvenate the face.




How Much Do Dermal Filler Treatments Cost?


The price for Dermal Fillers starts from €150. This includes an initial consultation, post-treatment advise and care.

Speak to our team today to book your consultation.





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Results and benefits can vary and are different for each individual. As such, Enhanced cannot guarantee specific results.