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First Botox treatment: what to expect

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Getting Botox for the first time sounds scary. Like a leap into the unknown, a world where preventing anti-aging and sagging skin by sticking needles in your skin is just normal; a chat over a cup of coffee. How could that sound reassuring or calm you down? Though it’s not a big surgery, it is a prolonged injection which promises a youthful look and the saggy parts to disappear into thin air.

So maybe you’ve been inspired by a celebrity or perhaps you want to prevent anti-aging from an early age. Or perhaps you simply got to a stage you where Botox seems like a clever little trick to boost your confidence without a long wait to see results. Whatever your reason may be for getting Botox for the first time, everybody will have a similar experience. It’s usually the results which are quite unique to every individual, but the appointment itself usually doesn’t look different to any other and that’s one of the many reasons why feeling scared or nervous is OK and completely normal.

Let’s assume then you’ve thought a little about Botox and have decided to get yourself booked in for a chat and the injection. Great! In this post we’ll be telling you about what to expect on your first visit and put your mind at ease and erase some stereotypes that come with getting Botox.

Since entering the scene back in 2002, Botox was a revolution in anti-aging and skincare. It meant a fast and easy solution compared to anti-aging creams and other over the counter chemicals which took months to work (or not at all) and kept draining the wallet. This was the perfect solution that really isn’t that expensive compared to the money we spend on creams and lotions.
Like everything, Botox came with a certain amount of judgement. Even now getting Botox can be considered vain, selfish and untruthful about your age and looks. The stereotypes attached to Botox have shamed a lot of everyday people who just want to feel good and attractive into staying away from the treatment. Truth is Botox is on the rise and there is nothing taboo or shameful about it. One of the things most people worry about when going for their first treatment, is silent judgement from the doctor. Be it a judgement of how your skin already looks or a judgement on your age. Do they think you’re too young and spoilt? Are you too old and let yourself go too much?
Answer is, neither. Working in cosmetology and dermatology means we have seen it all. There is not a skin on this earth that could scare us or disgust us. We are all human and all have unique skin and the issues that come with it. Your skin has deep grooves and dark circles? Fine. Let’s fix it! You’re young and want to slow down anti-aging? Good thinking let us help you.
One thing to always remember on your first appointment is that you will not be judged for anything. We all crave to look good and you’re not alone in wanting this treatment, neither is your decision vain or selfish.

You will not be pressured into something you’re not sure you want.
A lot of people have a fear of being persuaded into more and more procedures that they don’t even know what they mean. Don’t worry, we will only give you the treatment you are expecting to get. We are always full advice and knowledge so we might suggest a slight change to your initial idea or suggest different procedures but by no means do you have to say yes to them. Yes, it does make sense you’d think you’ll be pressured into more procedures as that means more money for the professional; but being professional is exactly why we don’t use sales techniques on people. The first visit can be overwhelming and we understand that the last thing you need is a sales pitch.

Expect a lot of talking and strange facial expressions.
The movies make Botox look like the quickest appointment ever. You come in, sit down, get injected and walk out. Done.
As much as that sounds quite good and something you could do in your lunch hour, it is not how it goes.
Your doctor will want to make sure you know everything you need to before the needle is even out of the packaging. So ask questions. Anything in the world, nothing sounds silly. The more you know the more confident you’ll be about getting Botox. Knowledge is power.
Prepare to make a lot of strange facial expressions. The best way to identify which part of your face has the deepest wrinkles and how your face works is the best way to identify most suitable treatment for you. For some an injection in the forehead makes them look ten years younger, for others it could mean an alien aesthetic for a few months. Everybody has a different face and different natural contours; we want to work with them to enhance your natural beauty.

Also some good news; Botox is not painful. A little prick from the injection is definitely expected but after that, there’s no continuous pain like there would be with a tattoo or a piercing. Expect some swelling afterwards and redness, but definitely not pain.
If however you do experience severe pain, get back in touch with your doctor ASAP because it could be a sign something went wrong.

Unlike what the media shows, Botox is not a vain decision done only by the rich and famous who want to outdo their rich and famous friends. It’s a simple and quick procedure that can boost confidence and slow down aging or even have medical uses such as stopping excessive sweating and bad migraines. Whatever your reason may be for getting Botox, it’s never a shameful one and your doctor will do everything they can to make you comfortable.

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Posted on: February 12th, 2018 by Creare

How dermal fillers can improve your confidence

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Noticing more lines and wrinkles as you age is perfectly normal but that doesn’t always stop you feeling self-conscious about it. If that sounds familiar, don’t worry – you’re not alone.

The truth is you can’t really help but notice any changes on your face – however big or small – and whilst other people may not notice them, you do, which can make you feel unhappy with your appearance.

More and more people are using anti-wrinkle skincare and treatments, much like dermal fillers, in order to improve the appearance of their skin.

The reality is, having deep lines and wrinkles on your face can result in you losing confidence and self-esteem – and dermal fillers can help you get that confidence back.

How?

Well, over time the amount of collagen and fat in your face will decrease, leaving you with deep lines, wrinkles, and sunken cheeks. This is completely natural but not something many people enjoy.

Dermal fillers can help to reduce the appearance of any deep lines and wrinkles in your skin, leaving your skin looking more firm and even. This, in turn, helps to improve your confidence and self-esteem.

They essentially help you achieve a softer, more youthful appearance.

And the best part..?

Results are instant, last for up to a year, and the treatment leaves no scars.

And because the substance is so similar to collagen, it’s an incredibly safe procedure. It can be used on a number of areas on the face, so wherever your troublesome area(s) may be, you’ll be able to get the results you want.

Interested in dermal fillers?

We have clinics through London and Essex that carry out dermal fillers procedures. If you’d like to arrange a free consultation, you can either call us on 0208 470 9996 or click here to use our contact form.

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Posted on: November 23rd, 2016 by Creare

Five Ways To Reduce Your Risk Of Migraines

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Those of us who have ever suffered from migraine headaches need no convincing of the benefit of being able to avoid them. The throbbing pain and sensitivity to light and sound, associated with this condition can mean that we are unable to function as usual, and the best thing we can do is take to our beds. Here are five things that you can do to reduce the risk of developing migraines:
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Posted on: August 26th, 2015 by Creare

Five Easy Tips For Healthier Teeth

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Your teeth are incredibly important; you use them every day, and once you’re an adult that’s the only set you’re going to get! That’s why it’s imperative to look after them – even though you’ve heard it endless times from your parents as a child and now from your dentist, it’s easy to let oral hygiene slip.
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Posted on: August 19th, 2015 by Creare

Dr Nandra on Channel 4

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Recently, Channel 4 filmed Dr Nandra carrying out a cosmetic medicine consultation and performing Botox on a client.

This footage will be used in a documentary that will be shown later in 2015 on Channel 4.

The consultation consisted of establishing the client’s needs, and what deciding on which procedure would best meet the requirements.

A discussion took place regarding movement lines in forehead, frown area, and crows-feet. Lip augmentation was also discussed.

Dr Nandra was filmed again few weeks later for a review with client.

At the review client was very happy with outcome, no further treatment was needed.

She will return in few months for more botox.

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Posted on: March 31st, 2015 by Creare

The Myths vs Truths of Anti-Wrinkle Treatments

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There are many myths about anti-wrinkle treatments that have come from word of mouth as well as various other sources. However, many of these do not take in to account all of the facts and here at Essex Lodge we are aware of the truths behind these myths. Hopefully by finding out what the real truth is behind these rumours and whisperings, you will feel far more at ease about your upcoming treatment. (more…)

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Posted on: November 13th, 2013 by Creare

Botox FAQs: All You Need To Know

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Fast-paced lifestyles, pollution and cold or harsh weather can all take their toll and leave us looking old before our time. Botox is an increasingly popular solution to the effects of ageing, working by relaxing key muscles in the face to reduce the impact of wrinkles and prevent them becoming deeper.

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Posted on: September 25th, 2013 by Creare

Improve your Confidence with Fuller Lips

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One of the benefits that you are likely to experience following lip augmentation is improved self-confidence. There can be a misunderstanding that this type of procedure is all about trying to impress other people, but there is a great deal more to it than just that. If you like what you see in the mirror, it can give your self-esteem a real boost. Of course, it is important that you choose a reputable source for this type of treatment so if you are considering dermal fillers for fuller lips, you will find that Essex Lodge is an excellent choice. (more…)

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Posted on: June 14th, 2013 by Creare

Who would benefit from Dermal Fillers?

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If you’re a little unsure about having dermal fillers in London applied and don’t exactly know what they are or consist of, dermal fillers are put simply, intricate injections of gel to areas of the face that are possibly suffering from lines or creases – essentially ‘filling’ out and lifting the area so that your skin and overall appearance is left looking smoother and more youthful – bringing out the best in your natural looks. Here at Essex Lodge we provide the highest in quality when it comes to dermal fillers, however understand that you may now be wondering who exactly would benefit from having the procedure carried out. (more…)

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Posted on: August 10th, 2012 by Creare

How Do Anti-Wrinkle Treatments Work?

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For as long as people have been noticing signs of aging they have been trying to reduce the effects. Whether it is through face creams or cosmetic surgery, more and more of us are looking for the secret of young looking skin. With the popularity of TV shows such as The Only Way is Essex as well as an increasing number of public figures being willing to admit to have work done, Anti-Wrinkle Treatments London is being seen as an increasingly viable option for people from all walks of life. At Essex Lodge, we can offer Botulinum treatments on all of the problem areas, but how exactly does it work? (more…)

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Posted on: June 18th, 2012 by Creare