Frequently asked Questions
We are delighted to have joined forces with the team at Lvoe Your Skin, founded by Medical Aesthetics Specialist Sara Mirfin, however we also understand you may some questions which we have tried to answer below, however if you still have a query, please contact us, leaving your telephone number and Sara will call you personally
Who performs my Aesthetic treatment?
Sara Mirfin, our Medical Aesthetics Specialist who's medical experience was gained during her twenty-year career with the NHS as a registered nurse and independent nurse prescriber and then specialising in medical aesthetics in a private practice. Sara combines her medical knowledge with a passion for providing Botox, dermal filler and medical skin peel treatments to offer our clients a truly unique aesthetics experience.
Unlike most aesthetic clinics, Love Your Skin at Philosophy Hair and Beauty Co. prides itself on providing our clients complete continuity of care and peace of mind with Sara performing all aspects of the treatment cycle. Sara performs the initial free consultation, the prescribing of any prescription-only drugs (such as Botox), performing the treatment itself and then providing the aftercare. Our clients often tell us how much they value the relationship they build with Sara and how much better they feel knowing that the same medically registered professional is responsible for all aspects of their treatment instead of seeing a different person each time they visit. As one client put it – “Working with Sara is like when you find the right hairdresser or dentist, you only want that person looking after you from then on because they know what you want and you trust them.”
How long will my treatment take?
Before Sara administers any treatment she provides a full consultation which takes between 30 and 60 minutes answering any concerns you may have and explaining the best treatment plan for you.
Anti-wrinkle injections usually takes between 5 and 10 minutes
Fillers take between 10 and 20 minutes.
Skin peels take about 30 minutes.
How soon will I notice the effects of my treatment?
You will see an immediate effect from the fillers.
Anti-wrinkle injections takes 2 to 3 days to start working and it may take up to 2 weeks for the full effects to become visible.
Does it hurt?
No is the simple answer. Prior to filler injections an anaesthetic cream is applied that numbs the skin. anti-wrinkle injections injections only sting slightly as the injections are very quick and shallow. We can also apply anaesthetic cream for anti-wrinkle injections injections if you prefer. Skin peels are not painful, and ifact arequite relaxing, though some clients experience a slight ‘warming’ sensation to skin during the treatment which quickly wears off.
How long do the results last?
Anti-wrinkle (botox) injections treatments last for 3 to 4 months for the first couple of treatments. After that you only usually require a re-treatment twice a year.
Depending on the area treated fillers last between 6 and 12 months, sometimes longer.
How long do the results last?
On occasion some clients experience a slight headache with anti-wrinkle injections for a few hours after treatment. There can also be minor bruising at the injection site. In rare cases a drooping of the eyelid is noticeable though this will wear off.
Slight bruising and swelling at the injection site of fillers can occur. Any possible side effects will be discussed in full with you during your consultation prior to treatment.
Am I too Old or Too Young?
You are never too old to start! We hear people saying "im too old" but if you would like to soften the lines in your face, you would love the results of our Aesthetic treaments,
However, we do feel you can be TOO YOUNG! Sara won't administer any treatment that is deemed un-necessary!