At Hedox Clinic we believe in providing great transparency about all our treatments, we are always happy to answer any questions you may have. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions by our patients. For anything else, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Dermal fillers are made of Hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in the skin (or dermis). Hyaluronic acid-based fillers are used to treat age-related changes to the face such as thinning, wrinkling and loss of volume and elasticity. They are very safe, derived from a natural substance and their effect can last for more than a year in many cases.
They are eventually absorbed back into the skin unlike more artificial substances such as collagen, which can be associated with a more artificial look and for that reason are not used at the clinic. Botulinum toxin type A occurs naturally in certain bacteria, but the drug used in clinical practice is a synthetic highly purified product subject to stringent safety regulations.
Medical Botulinum Toxin has a great safety record and has a wide variety of other clinical uses including treatment of muscular spasm, headaches, lazy eye and overactive bladder. Steroids occur naturally in the body, but the pharmaceutical grade compounds used within the clinic are manufactured to the highest national standards.
Yes, although this is unlikely. Allergic reactions are usually mild temporary reactions such as redness, itching and swelling. Extremely rare anaphylactic reactions may occur with any treatment offered and these will be managed emergently.
To put things in perspective it is worth noting that anaphylactic reactions may perhaps be commonly associated with everyday food items such as peanuts and medications such as antibiotics.