Frequently Ask Questions
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure takes around 10-15 minutes, and the results are instantaneous.
Does it hurt?
The area treated is not very sensitive and pain in most patients is minimal, so much so that we usually do not use any analgesia at all for this procedure.
How long do the results last?
The results will last around 12-18 months, but in many cases it can be even longer. Once the patient has had a few top ups, the results can be very long lasting indeed.
Are there any side effects?
Some injection related side-effects can occur including redness, tenderness, swelling and bruising and none of these are ever very serious and they will resolve in a matter of days. Out of these side effects probably the most common in this procedure is bruising, as we are treating a very vascular area under the eye. However, there is no danger from this, and the bruising can be covered with make up. Major long term side-effects are incredibly rare, and hypersensitivity reactions are reported to be as rare as 1 in 20,000 according to latest research.
What are the advantages of this procedure over surgery?
We will assess every patient thoroughly before deciding whether they are suitable for this non-surgical procedure. Many patients who previously thought that their only alternative was surgery, are pleasantly surprised when they are told that this quick and simple procedure can solve their problem. However, there are still many patients who would not be suitable for this procedure and who would still have to have surgery.