Cosmetic injection treatment
Alok Misra has a cosmetic practice that includes non-surgical facial and other body site injections.
- Muscle relaxant injection (eg. Botox)
- Dermal filler (temporary or permanent)
Muscle relaxant (eg. Botox®) injections
Muscle relaxant injections are a prescription medicine that should only be injected into muscles by a fully qualified nurse prescriber or doctor. Botox® (botulinum toxin type A) is one type of muscle relaxing injection that is used to temporarily paralyse local muscles that cause wrinkles that deepen when they contract (eg. horizontal forehead lines from muscle action, crows-feet, bunny-lines).
Alternative products such as Azzalure® work in the same way but are manufactured by a different company. The overall effect of a muscle relaxant injection is smoother skin and a more youthful appearance. The forehead, crow's feet (around the eyes) and bunny-lines respond well to this treatment.
Dermal filler injections
Dermal fillers are also commonly used to reverse some of the signs of the ageing face. Dermal fillers contain local anaesthetic, which numbs your skin, as it is injected, so the procedure is relatively pain-free.
Mr Misra uses Restylane® and Emervel® range of products range to smooth away wrinkles and fine lines, create fuller and more accentuated lips, and adding facial volume and contour. Whatever your needs are, there’s a treatment that gives the best possible results.
Both use a 3D hyaluronic acid matrix as a semi-permanent volumising gel which is completely broken down within the skin over a period of months, eventually leaving no trace of the filler. Subtle differences in the effect created between both ranges makes for a wide choice of dermal filler, to create the most satisfactory results.
Why a plastic surgeon?
Treatment from a GMC registered cosmetic plastic surgeon adds a much needed layer of safety and provides you with experience from years (>10) of training and intensive cosmetic surgery fellowship training. If a problem occurs (and it can, see figure below) getting a quick minor corrective operation can mean your result may not be as compromised as it could be, by delay.
Most dermal filler practitioners, in the UK, have no training, experience or qualifications in operative procedures. If there is a complication, following filler injection they will need to find someone who has these credentials. Delays in your surgical corrective treatment may worsen your final result. Is it worth the risk?
Another benefit of seeing a plastic surgeon, is they can help find you another way to iron out that wrinkle, that other prescribers cannot! A more cost-effective way to get the best result for you, rather than paying for top-up treatment every 6 months.
What to do next?
If you wish to have cosmetic injection treatment, on contact, we will send you more information about the treatment, a health questionnaire and a price guide (usually starts at around £280, depending on areas treated, amount and type of product used). Following this, we'll book you in for an appointment and treatment that can usually start the same day.
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.