The following are some of the most common questions we are asked. Hopefully you will find the answer you are looking for here. If you don’t, or have a different query about the treatments and services we offer, please feel free to contact us directly or book a free consultation.
Wrinkle relaxing injections (Botulinum toxin)
Crows feet around the eyes Frown lines Forehead lines Excessive sweating – underarms, hands and forehead Jaw clenching Facial slimming Bunny Lines Gummy Smile Down-turning nose tip Chin crease Upper lip wrinkles Neck cords
Hardly at all. A very fine needle is all that is needed for the procedure. Some patients report minor and temporary discomfort from the injection.
Between 15-30 minutes depending on treatment required
Botox starts working 3-5 days after treatment, however results may take up to 10 days to take full effect.
This depends entirely on the patient, but a single treatment will normally be sustained for approximately 3-6 months. You will notice a gradual fading of its effects. At this point you can return for your next treatment
No. The effects are temporary. After approximately 3-6 months, the effects will fade and eventually the skin returns to its original appearance. However, as the muscles making the lines will weaken due to lack of use and so the lines will not become as marked as they would without treatment, so some long term benefits will be evident.
There is some evidence that the muscles that are relaxed during a treatment ‘forget’ the movements they were making and so with regular treatment the time between treatments should lengthen.
Botulinum toxin is used in many different areas of medicine with a good safety record. There is no risk of contracting botulism. The total dose used on any single occasion is limited to avoid over-exposure. There is little to no recovery time after a procedure. It is safe to have multiple procedures performed at intervals.
Any adult can be treated, except those pregnant or breastfeeding
Fillers can be used for: Any deep static lines Lines around mouth and nose Cheek Augmentation Lip enhancement Pronounced Tear troughs Chin and nose remodelling
A very tiny needle is all that is needed for the procedure. The filler we use has a local anaesthetic in it to numb the area. Some patients report minor and temporary discomfort from the injection. For lip enhancement, an anaesthetic cream is usually applied. Some temporary local swelling may occur.
A dermal filler treatment usually takes around 30 minutes.
Results are immediate and improve over 48 hours
Typically, the results of dermal fillers last six to nine months but this varies from one person to another and the product used for the problem area being treated. The filler is gradually broken down and absorbed by the body, so the lines, wrinkles, cheeks or lips will ultimately return to their previous appearance without top up treatments. Most clients choose to have another treatment at around 8 months
A dermal filler is a substance which is injected into the skin to plump it up, make it firmer and smooth out lines and wrinkles. Fillers are made of Hyaluronic Acid which is naturally found in the body
The dermal fillers we use are extremely safe with a very low incidence of allergic reaction. You can expect some degree of redness and swelling after the treatment, which usually clears up within 1-2 days All safety issues will be fully discussed at your appointment
Any adult can be treated, except those pregnant or breastfeeding
Bruising occurs in a significant number of cases. Swelling in the injection area will occur. This may last for 5 days Infection is a very rare complication, but this is always possibility whenever a needle penetrates the skin.
FAQ’s – Minor Surgery
All of our surgical procedures are performed by Dr Doron Boone who has performed tens of thousands of minor surgical procedures in both the NHS and private sector for over 30 years. He can remove moles, skin lesions, small lumps and bumps and skin tags at his Bristol and Weston clinics.
Patients may feel some discomfort from the initial local anaesthetic injection, but the procedure itself is painless and quick, usually taking less than ten minutes for Dr Doron Boone to complete. Afterwards the wound may be a little sore for 7-10 days whilst it heals so we recommend after the dressing is removed, that you apply Vaseline to the wound to keep it moist 3-4 time daily and avoid picking any scabs.
The Electrosurgery Hyfrecator seals surface blood vessels to leave a wound that is similar to a graze. The skin may ooze or be sore immediately following the procedure, but most patients can return to work on the same day. The wound will typically take 7-10 days to heal and may be slightly red for a few weeks before leaving normal skin or occasionally a small white flat mark.
Many patients have multiple moles and it is possible to treat several at a time. However, it can sometimes be preferable to remove one or just a small number of moles in one session.
The vast majority of moles treated by shave excision will result in an excellent scar and only 3-5% of moles will re-grow longer-term. If re-growth does occur then it will usually take several years, however occasionally this re-growth can occur earlier.
The removal of moles, cysts and skin-tags is not generally available on the NHS for most patients since these procedures are considered purely cosmetic. Only moles and skin-tags which have suspicious features or are likely to be cancerous are removed under the NHS. If you have any concerns regarding your moles then it is important to see your GP to arrange for it to be checked out, particularly if you notice any change in shape, size, border or colour.
Not necessarily – It may be a Dermatofibroma.
Yes, malignant moles can arise from a previously benign mole. The good news is that most moles are not cancerous and can be treated in our clinic with simple surgical excision.
A Malignant Melanoma is a type of skin cancer, arising from the pigment producing cells. It is a serious condition, which requires urgent specialist treatment. Melanomas are usually pigmented but not always so. Their rapid growth pattern, shape and pigment distribution may give a clue to their malignancy. The following features may possibly suggest malignancy: • Unusual uneven borders or asymmetric shape • A mole that has bled or ulcerated • Rapid growth or colour change • Diameter larger than 6mm. Rarely, a malignant melanoma may arise within a mole and the more moles an individual has, the greater the risk. Please click on the following link to find out more about malignant melanoma detection http://issuu.com/modeten/docs/moles_and_melanoma_skin_cancer?e=3689809/2623638
We specialise in the treatment of patients with small minor skin lesions and offer extremely competitive rates. This is because, unlike private hospitals, we do not need all the facilities that would be needed for more major procedures and we can therefore keep our costs down. Please see the price list for our current fees.
A dermatofibroma is a firm fibrous lump in the skin, often slightly darker in colour than the surrounding area and most frequently found on the legs. These are benign lesions (non-cancerous). Dermatofibromas are often itchy and feel quite firm and are similar in appearance to flesh-coloured moles. They most often cause problems by becoming ‘nicked’ and bleeding whilst shaving. Dermatofibromas can be removed by either shave or elliptical excision.