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A Guide to Injectables By Dr Chloë

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If you’re new to the world of cosmetic injectables, you’re not alone. Dr. Chloë explains all you need to know about cosmetic enhancement…

What is the difference between fillers and wrinkle relaxers?

Wrinkle relaxers work by relaxing underlying facial muscles to give the face a more relaxed and pleasant appearance. The aim is to soften facial lines and wrinkles which can create a tired or stressed appearance. Wrinkle relaxing treatments are extremely safe with millions of people being treated with excellent results. Side effects are minimal and rare. The procedure is painless, only takes minutes to have done and there is no downtime.

As time passes, our skin loses its youthful suppleness and elasticity. Lines begin to appear and over time, they become deeper and more noticeable. Dermal fillers are made of a particularly soft gel that feels natural and smooth and most have the added benefit of containing a local anesthetic. They can smooth out lines and wrinkles, and give more volume to lips, cheeks or the outlines of the face. They can also be used to balance one’s profile.


Who should I see?

When it comes to cosmetic injectables, do your research! It really pays to make sure you are seeing a highly qualified and experienced injector. Ask around, read reviews and jump onto Instagram to have a look at your injector’s work.

In Safe Hands…

Here at Eighth & Eden, our doctors have an in depth understanding of your facial anatomy which makes them the best qualified person to understand, address your concerns and deliver the most natural results.


What happens at my appointment?

I always advise an initial consultation before jumping head first into injectables. This way you can ease any worries or anxieties about the treatment and ensure you feel comfortable with your doctor. During your consultation, we follow The Eighth & Eden 6 step Method®.

Wellbeing + Structure + Texture + Skincare + Inner Beauty + Journey

By delivering treatment to specific areas to tackle each layer will not only deliver the most natural but also the longest lasting results. When you visit Eighth & Eden, your journey begins. It is important to realise the combination of treatments and steps complement each other.

A bespoke programme is created for you to meet all your goals and timescales. Once you have achieved your aesthetic goals, we can advise you on maintenance memberships and will provide you with the upmost aftercare.

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How long does it last?

Wrinkle relaxers are at their best about 14 days after treatment and generally, we see clients coming back for re-treatments every 3-4 months. Dermal fillers will last anywhere between 6-18 months, but this will depend on how well the client responds to the treatment and what type of filler is used.

Is there any downtime?

There is no downtime associated with wrinkle relaxers. Some clients may experience mild headaches or tenderness at the injection site at the very most. This will subside within 24 hours. We recommend not touching the area or engaging in any strenuous physical exercise for the 24 hours following. The filler may cause some slight redness and mild bruising, but if you have an experienced injector it should be minimised! After your filler treatment, you should avoid alcohol, exercise and makeup. Apply ice to ease any discomfort.

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