FAQs

Is it safe to receive cosmetic procedures like botulinum toxin A injections or dermal fillers during the corona virus pandemic?

 

At Hugo Aesthetics we are committed to the most stringent hygiene practices. There is social in all parts of the building. Doctors and patients are required to wear masks and there is thorough sterilization of all furniture and equipment. We can also offer a digital initial consultation. 

 

What is Botox®?

Allergan, a pharmaceutical company, manufactures botulinum toxin A and has branded it Botox®. 

How does Botox® or botulinum toxin A work?

Botulinum Toxin blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscle can't contract. That makes wrinkles relax and soften. Botox® is most often used on forehead lines, crow's feet (lines around the eye), and frown lines

Is a Botox ® or botulinum toxin A treatment safe?

Small doses — such as those used in the application of Botox® — are considered safe. In fact, only 36 cases of adverse effects associated with cosmetic use were reported to the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) between 1989 and 2003

Will I still have facial expressions?

Patients who would like to keep some form of expression in the muscles that are being treated can ask their injector for less product. As a result, the muscles will still have some ability to contract; they will keep some facial expression in that area but their lines will not normally be completely eliminated

What are dermal fillers?

Injectable filler is a soft tissue filler injected into the skin at different depths to help fill in facial wrinkles, provide facial volume, and augment facial features: restoring a smoother appearance. Most of these wrinkle fillers are temporary because they are eventually absorbed by the body.

How do dermal fillers work?

Dermal fillers are used for facial aesthetic treatments and are injected into the skin. ... Dermal fillers work by boosting the skin's supply of hyaluronic acid, dermal fillers revitalise and add volume to the skin, instantly diminishing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and giving a natural softer look.

Are dermal fillers safe?

As they are a non-invasive form of facial rejuvenation, dermal fillers are, generally speaking, safe, but only when they are administered by an accredited professional. A qualified and experienced person should always introduce the filler to avoid any risk of complications, and be able to recognize and respond to any such complications in the unlikely event they do arise.