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What is dermal filler?
Dermal filler used at Notaro Aesthetics is a hyaluronic acid (HA) which is a naturally occurring sugar in our bodies. Just 1g of it can hold up to 6 litres of water. It is essential for moisture and volume in our skin. The dermal fillers we inject are used to replace lost volume, treat lines not caused by muscle activity and to treat asymmetries.
How does toxin work?
Botulinum toxin is injected into the muscles to reduce its activity and therefore stops the skin creasing lying on top. It works by preventing the nerve signal reaching the muscle by prohibiting the chemical acetylcholine (naturally made in our cells) from being released, this chemical is the bridge in which the signal needs to cross to reach the muscle. Without the bridge the signal cannot reach the muscle therefore no muscle activity creating smoother looking skin.
What’s the difference between toxin injections and dermal fillers?
Botulinum injections work on the deactivation of muscle activity. No movement can result in smoother looking skin as the skin is no longer being folded.
Does it hurt?
Some areas are more uncomfortable than others. We are happy to provide local numbing cream to the areas being treated to help the initial pricks being felt, people are pleasantly surprised by how comfortable the procedure is as most of the fillers we use have a local numbing agent in them, unless you are allergic to lidocaine or on certain medications.
Some areas treated don’t require local anaesthetic but again this is personal choice, we are happy to numb you up!
Will I need a consultation?
Yes, you will need to come for a pre treatment consultation to take a full history etc and to order your product in. You will need to make a second appointment for your treatment. This time give you enough head space to make an informed decision on whether this is the treatment for you.
Remember to visit our treatments section for specific and in-depth F.A.Q.s and post-treatment recommendations.