Dermal Fillers and Anti-Wrinkle Injections (Botox)

Dr Chandana Marigowda MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH (Radiance Clinic)

I am a fully registered medical practitioner working for the NHS since 2007 as a general practitioner. My special interest has always been in skin related conditions. To pursue my interest further I completed my training courses in Botox and dermal fillers at the world-renowned prestigious Harley Academy, London.

I focus on delivering excellent, natural looking results with non-surgical, semi-permanent procedures along with exceptional pre and post treatment care.  I am fully bound to ensure that the procedure is appropriate, safe and ethical. 

 

Anti-Wrinkle Injections

Anti-wrinkle injection contains a purified protein called Botulinum toxin which is a naturally occurring protein produced from clostridium botulinum. When given in diluted small doses it has proven to be very safe.

Anti-wrinkle injections are most effective when used to reduce the signs of ageing in the following places:

  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • Glabellar lines (frown lines)
  • Crows' feet (eye wrinkles)

Facts about anti-wrinkle injections:

  • Procedure Time: 30 min approx
  • Back to Normal Activity: Immediately
  • Anaesthetic: Not needed
  • Full Recovery: 24 hours
  • Results: In 5 days to 2 weeks
  • Duration of Results: 3-6 months*
  • Risks & Complications: Infection, bruises, drooping brown, allergic reactions (eg swelling) 

*Results vary from person to person 

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are the cosmetic injectable substance used for injection below the surface of the skin. They are mainly used to improve the volume of the lips or hollows in the lower face or loss of facial fat using Hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in our body.

 

The main areas of treatment are:

  • Nasolabial fold (nose to mouth line)
  • Marionette lines (sad lines)
  • Lip augmentation
  • Cheek enhancement

Facts about dermal filler treatment:

  • Procedure Time: 30-60 mins approx
  • Back to Normal Activity:  Immediately
  • Anaesthetic: Topical and lidocaine
  • Full Recovery: 2-5 days
  • Results: Immediate
  • Duration of Results: 6 to 12 months, depending on the area
  • Risks & Complications: Infection, bruises, asymmetry, allergic reactions
A full list of side-effects, cautions and contraindications will be discussed during the initial face-to-face consultation. This consultation allows me to get an idea of the expected treatment as well as being an opportunity for a thorough assessment and skin analysis which will help in deciding the treatment that will be right for you.