Our Most Frequently Asked Questions

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How long do the procedures take?

Procedures involving Botox and Fillers may be done during a lunch break.

May I go back to work on the same day?

If you are having botox or fillers you can go back to work. Treatments with Dermapen or Chemical Peels can cause some redness which may require up to 12 hours to resolve.

How quickly will I see results?

Botox can take 2-3 days to start working with the final result at 2 weeks. The effects of treatment with Fillers such as Juvederm are instantaneous. Peels may take a few days to work and Dermapen results can be usually seen in 6 weeks.

How long do the results last?

Botox typically lasts around 4 months. The effects of Fillers usually last 9-12 months. The results of Dermapen, as well as a chemical peel, can last over a year.

Are there any common complications?

A small amount of bruising and swelling may occur with Botox and/or filler injections. Both a Dermapen and Chemical Peels can cause some swelling and redness. However, serious side effects and allergic-type reactions are extremely rare.

Is it expensive?

The cost of procedures at The Harris Clinic are very reasonable. Please refer to the Price List on this site.

Myth #1 – Botox is dangerous

Fact – Botox has been safely used in medical treatments since the early Eighties. Both short and long-term scientific studies consistently show that when used correctly, Botox for cosmetic use is not associated with any serious side effects.

Myth #2 – Botox is Rat Poison

Fact – Botox is the brand name for Botulinum Toxin type A, a purified protein which, like many antibiotics, is derived from a bacterium. It is not rat poison and is not associated with any serious side effects when used correctly in cosmetic treatments. Botox is injected into certain muscles of the face (just under the skin) to cause them to relax, using tiny needles. When the muscles relax, the overlying fine lines and wrinkles soften or disappear altogether. When used correctly, Botox produces a natural look.

Myth #3 – Botox injections are painful

Fact – Botox involves tiny needle injections just under the skin. Treatments take a few seconds to perform and are not painful.

Myth #4 – Botox spreads to the brain and liver

Fact – Botox stays in the area where it is injected and does not spread to the brain or liver. It is biodegradable and remains in the muscle for four months; then broken down by the body and excreted naturally.

Myth #5 – Anyone can perform Botox injections

Fact– Botox involves an intimate knowledge of facial anatomy and physiology. Treatments with Botox are best performed by an experienced medical doctor with specialist training. Dr. Harris is a highly experienced medical doctor who has safely performed over 25 thousand procedures.

Myth #6 – Botox makes wrinkles worse over time

Fact – Botox usually lasts for four months, after which time it is eliminated naturally by the body. The wrinkles then return to their former state, but Botox does not make wrinkles worse. In fact, with repeated treatments, Botox trains the muscles to relax so that the overlying wrinkles remain softer over longer periods of time.

Myth #7 – Botox gives a frozen or weird look

Fact – When performed correctly, Botox produces a completely natural look that is neither frozen, nor weird. Your wrinkles will soften or disappear, but you will not lose your expression and people will not be able to see that you have had a cosmetic treatment. Dr. Harris uses only a small amount of Botox during the first treatment and invites you back for a free top-up after two weeks should you wish to have any more. The results from treatment with Dr. Harris are guaranteed to look completely natural.

Myth #8 – Botox injections are expensive

Fact – Botox treatments with Dr. Harris are very reasonably priced. The treatments are divided into areas: frown lines (between the eyes), forehead lines and crows feet (around the eyes). One area costs £120, two areas cost £180 and all three areas cost £250. The treatments generally last 4 months, but may last up to 6 months.

Myth #9 – Botox interferes with other beauty treatments

Fact – Botox does not interfere with other facial treatments including a variety of skin treatments, steam, exfoliation, extraction, creams, lotions, masks, peels and massage. Botox may be used safely with other medical procedures involving Fillers, a Dermapen and Chemical Peels.

Myth #10 – Botox can cause swelling of the lips like Leslie Ash

Fact – Botox is usually used for the upper third of the face and is never injected into the lips. Leslie Ash developed an allergic reaction to Collagen filler injected into her lips. Dr. Harris does not use Collagen fillers because they are animal products which can cause allergic reactions. Dr. Harris uses naturally occurring Hyaluronic Acid fillers (Juvederm) to restore facial shape; they are considered very safe and are fully reversible. Please book a free consultation with Dr. Harris to find out more about Botox, Fillers, Dermapen and Chemical Peels.

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