5 Questions You Must Ask If You Want Fillers or Botox

Laura Eccleston
By Laura Eccleston

Laura graduated from the University of Sheffield with a degree in Biomedical Science. She has since undertaken various roles in the pharmaceutical industry before joining MediZen in 2019.

5 questions you need to ask if you're thinking of having fillers or anti-wrinkle injections.

Are you thinking of delving into the world of Fillers or Anti-Wrinkle Injections?

Before you do, here are 5 questions you need to ask your Practitioner. According to our Dr Eccleston this is, ‘the most important part of any treatment is the consultation, so use it wisely’…

IDEAL ANSWER: A medical degree.

A doctor has spent years in medical school and is qualified to respond to any complications.

A beautician has no such training. Doctors study for years, understand patient psychology, are better able to understand the needs of their patients and manage their expectations.

Find a trained, qualified healthcare professional at BAAPS and BCAM.

They will be registered with the General Medical Council and undergo frequent refresher training. Patient safety will be paramount.

What qualifications do you have?
Is the result permanent?


Hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers are the benchmark for temporary fillers. HA is naturally found in the body, so there is little chance of an adverse reaction, and it can be metabolised and disposed of naturally.

With a permanent filler, the only way to get rid of it is to cut it out. HA can be dissolved with an injection of an enzyme called hyaluronidase. It is, therefore, easier to correct any problems, and HA degrades naturally within the body.

What brands do you use?
What brands do you use?

IDEAL ANSWER: One that has been researched and tested over many years.

There are literally dozens of 'fillers' on the market in Europe.

In the USA, by comparison, there are perhaps half a dozen approved for use.

Always play safe and go with established, tried and tested brands such as the Juvederm dermal filler range.

Do not buy off the internet and do not self-inject!

What are the potential side effects?

IDEAL ANSWER: Side effects are almost always related to injection technique and product choice.

As all procedures which involve a needle going into the skin carry some form of risk, you have to trust your practitioner to do it correctly.

This is why it's so important to go to a trained professional.

If you are trained to put the product in, you should be able to correct any complications arising.

What are the potential side effects?
How often do you do these procedures?

IDEAL ANSWER: Hundreds of times, over many years.

A highly qualified Aesthetic Doctor has been treating many patients on a daily basis over many years, so they should know a thing or two about your treatment. By going to a qualified Aesthetic Doctor or Nurse you can be reassured that they are constantly refreshing their knowledge, attending conferences and maybe even training future Aesthetic Doctors.

Good treatment means that people won’t comment on what you’ve had done or even notice that you’ve had anything done. Only that you looked refreshed and revitalised.

If you want to read more, the experts at Consulting Room really know what they're talking about and have put together some who should you trust to do your botox?, lines and wrinklesdermal fillerslip fillers, and also JUVÉDERM®Botox®Bocouture® FAQs just for you. 

If you have more questions, you can use the lines and wrinklesdermal fillerslip fillers, and also JUVÉDERM®Botox®Bocouture® questions feature to talk to our panel of trained medical experts. 

If you're keen to get started with any of these treatments right away then you're in luck - those clever folks also have a list of trusted, accredited lines and wrinklesdermal fillerslip fillers and also JUVÉDERM®Botox®Bocouture® clinics in your area.

MediZen was founded in 1999 by the worldwide trainer and key opinion leader for Allergan, Dr. David Eccleston, we are the Midlands Premier Aesthetic Clinic.

Medizen provide a range of treatments covering face, skin and body all with the aim of helping you feel your most confident self.

It is our firm belief that this can only be achieved in a medically led clinic such as ours.

Our Birmingham based clinic has a wide range of facilities that allow us to offer a variety of quality treatments from laser treatment to CoolSculpting®miraDry to skincare and lots more.

Give Medizen a call on 0121 392 8552 or visit medizen.co.uk for more information.

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