21st February 2020

10 Questions to Ask Your Skincare Specialist During Your Appointment

Last Modified: November 17, 2022

Do you feel dissatisfied with your appearance? You aren’t alone. One study reported that 40% of women and 20% of men said they were interested in cosmetic changes. These percentages were consistent across age, marital status, and race.

If you have questions about treatments that can change the way you look, ask your skincare specialist. It’s always a good idea to make a list of questions to take to your visit. Keep reading to learn about common questions other people ask.

Questions to Ask Your Skincare Specialist

Many people feel unsatisfied with the look of their skin. Don’t hesitate to talk with your healthcare provider about your skincare questions. Following are some frequently asked questions and answers.

Q: Could Dermal Fillers Help My Appearance?

A: The technique for dermal fillers differs, but the goal is to decrease lines and reshape the face. Historically fat transfer, collagen injections, paraffin, and silicone were used for fillers. Today, the most popular filler products contain hyaluronic acid.

Dermal fillers are commonly used for:

  • Acne scars
  • Depressions in the skin resulting from injury or disease such as chickenpox
  • Abnormal looking skin after surgery or skin grafting
  • Deep smile lines between your nose and mouth
  • Lines at the corners of your eyes called “crow’s feet”
  • “Frown lines” between your eyebrows
  • Lines going up from your top lip often called “smoker’s lines”
  • Lines across your forehead
  • Increased definition of your lip line

Only doctors and nurses should perform dermal fillers procedures. This is accomplished in the doctor’s office.

Q: How Do Botox Treatments Improve Facial Features?

A: Botox, or Botulinum toxin, injections cause the muscles in your fact to relax. This smooths out lines and wrinkles. The physician uses a very fine needle to inject the Botox into your facial muscles.

The procedure usually takes about 10 minutes. The Botox effect begins about 2 to 3 days after the injection. You will see the full benefit in 2 to 3 weeks and it will last about 3 or 4 months.

Q: Can I Remove Unwanted Hair?

A: You can have unwanted hair removed using laser hair removal. This involves a powerful laser or intense pulsed light. This light heats and destroys the hair follicles and interrupts hair growth.

This can be done on the face, chest, legs, underarms, and bikini line. It’s helpful for women with hirsutism, a condition of excessive hair growth.

This isn’t a permanent solution. You will need to repeat these treatments every 4 to 8 weeks.

This treatment works best on pale skin with dark hair. It’s less effective on tanned skin or sun-bleached hair.

Q: What Are Tear Trough Fillers?

A: The tear trough describes the area between your lower eyelid and upper cheek. Ageing can cause this area to become hollow and darker.

The tear trough filler procedure involves the injection of a gel-like substance into this area. The goal is to soften deep wrinkles and lines.

Q: Can I Get My Nose Fixed Without Surgery?

A: A non-surgical rhinoplasty, or nose job, can fix many defects. This treatment helps with:

  • Nose folds
  • Bumps on the tops of the nose
  • “Hooked” or crooked nose
  • Uneven nose
  • A flat or low nose bridge

This procedure involves the injection of fillers that correct the shape defects. It takes about 10 to 15 minutes and recovery is quick. The results last 8 to 10 months or even years in some cases.

Q: Will Lip Fillers Give Me the Lips I Wish I Was Born With?

A: Lip fillers add volume to your lips and decrease wrinkles. The most common fillers used in the UK are hyaluronic acid, a natural substance.

The practitioner may put a numbing cream on the lips first. Then the filler is injected into your lips and massaged.

This treatment takes about 20 to 30 minutes. These fillers often last between 6 and 18 months.

Q: How Can I Get Rid Of the Sagging Skin on My Face?

A: The purpose of a facelift is to tighten the skin and muscles of the face and neck to give a more youthful look. One of the most common non-surgical facelifts uses a combination of Botox injections and dermal fillers. This plumps the skin to get rid of wrinkles and sagging skin.

Another method uses radiofrequency or light to heat the skin. This process helps the skin make more collagen and remodels existing collagen. The tissue under the skin contracts and tightens to give a youthful look.

Q: What Is Profhilo And How Could It Help Me?

A: Profhilo treats sagging, dry skin. The ageing process causes the skin to become thinner and less elastic. This results in line and wrinkles.

Profhilo promotes increased elasticity, firmness, and smoothness. It also increases natural skin hydration and collagen production.

This involves two treatments four weeks apart. The physician injects Profhilo into the skin layers at 5 places in one area. This is repeated on your second visit.

Q: Is There a Treatment to Help Me Stop Grinding My Teeth?

A: Bruxism is the medical term describing a condition where the patient involuntarily grinds their teeth. The causes the teeth to get worn down and break. Bruxism also causes jaw aches, headaches, neck aches, and earaches.

Practitioners can treat this condition by injecting Botox into the masseter muscle. This muscle controls the grinding and clenching action. The Botox weakens this muscle to relieve the symptoms.

The treatment takes about 10 to 15 minutes and results are often seen in a few days. The results last about 4 to 6 months for most people. You don’t lose any voluntary muscle movement including chewing or facial expressions.

Q: How Can I Excessive Sweating?

A: Hyperhidrosis means excessive sweating. This often occurs on the palms of the hands, soles of the feet, or the armpits. It can also affect the whole face and body. This can create embarrassment for the affected individual.

Hyperhidrosis impacts the water-producing sweat glands. There are many approaches to treating this condition. These ranges from prescription antiperspirants to surgery.

One approach involves injecting Botox into the affected area. The Botox blocks the chemical at the end of the nerves so it can’t work on the glands or muscles. This turns off the sweat gland and decreases sweating.

Would You Like to Get Treatment for Skin Related Problems?

As discussed in this article, many people desire treatments to improve their appearance or treat other problems. At Dr Aesthetica, Dr. Baldeep Farmah provides both aesthetic and advanced skincare treatment. As a skincare specialist, Dr. Farmah offers non-surgical solutions for cosmetic-related issues.

Contact us today to ask questions and make an appointment.

Post Reviewed by: Dr Baldeep Farmah
Medically Reviewed on: 21st February 2020
Dr Baldeep Farmah is the Medical Director and lead Doctor of Dr Aesthetica, a Medical Aesthetic Clinic.

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