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Ever walked past a salon or clinic and seen those magical words ‘non-surgical face lift’ and thought ‘great ... I wonder what it is!’ Or been tempted by someone advertising Botox® but aren’t exactly sure what it is and how it works? This book is for all those of you who know that there’s something else out there but are not completely sure what ‘else’ is or if it might be an option for you; if you would want it, and if you did, how on earth would you know where to go to get the right treatment? Focusing only on wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers, this book provides honest, straightforward information including the benefits and risks of this kind of treatment alongside a whole host of questions and answers and patient stories. A quick but informative read for the curious and interested.

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Preface

Ever walked past a salon or clinic and seen those magical words ‘non-surgical facelift’ and thought ‘great … I wonder what it is!’ Or been tempted by someone advertising Botox® but aren’t exactly sure what it is and how it works? Well read on! This book is for all those of you who know that there’s something else out there but are not completely sure what ‘else’ is or if it might be an option for you; if you would want it, and if you did, how on earth would you know where to go to get the right treatment?

Preface

What are non-surgical treatments?

A bit about Dermal Fillers

So what about Botulinum Toxin?

Why would you want to?

So, I want a treatment – what happens next?

Side effects – what are they?

Post Treatment Advice

Practitioners Top Tips

Patient Stories

Frequently Asked Questions …. And Answers

Final thoughts ….

About the Author

What are non-surgical treatments?

Really the whole ‘non-surgical’ thing is a bit misleading. Essentially it means that an operation is not involved however, don’t be fooled, this is still a skilled medical procedure and predominantly relates to injectable treatments. These treatments take a variety of formats and can be used in different ways to either emphasise specific areas or balance the face as a whole. Equally the term ‘non-surgical treatments’ relate to a whole range of procedures from injectables to peels, fat-freezing, lasers and a whole host of others besides. This book focuses on wrinkle relaxing injections (eg Botox®) and dermal fillers.

A bit about Dermal Fillers

Generally speaking, a younger patient group looks to emphasise particular features (lips are a prime example) and a slightly older demographic will look for balancing/refreshing/rejuvenating treatments, for example to replace volume lost through time.

Now, I know what you might be thinking … the dreaded ‘trout pout’ right? It is usually the first thing which springs to the mind of the uninitiated and quite honestly, I can totally see why! It is scary letting someone mess with your face, and the fact that there are risks and sometimes not everything goes according to plan sets anxiety levels to maximum.

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