In addition to the below, more information (and pictures) relating to each treatment can be found on their individual pages, however please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you cannot find an answer. No question is too silly!
No! Botox works by preventing the muscles moving as much, meaning the appearance of wrinkles are reduced (so it doesn't work on the wrinkles that are there when your face is at rest). Dermal fillers replace the volume that's disappeared with age, or adds volume to give an improved cosmetic result.
No! That takes years of repeated bad surgeries, multiple syringes of filler, and a practitioner that can't say 'no' to look that awful. Good aesthetic work is undetectable! Think of it like cake: best enjoyed in moderation.
My prices both reflect my years of clinical experience, and the fact that I don't have full-time clinic overheads - so I'm more expensive than some, and more affordable than others.
That's OK! It's your choice. I will say, though, that when I trained, none of the nurses on my course had ever injected a face before - cosmetic injecting really is different from medication delivery. Also, as a physiotherapist, my anatomical knowledge is superb, and I am used to analysing muscle movement - something which helps me to achieve great botox results.
Botox - the real stiff - is a prescription-only medication, so unless your practitioner is a prescriber themselves (i.e. a doctor, dentist, or a very advanced nurse) then a brief consultation is needed with one every 6 months. Real product cannot be bought from a registered pharmacy without a prescription under any circumstance, so if your previous practitioner wasn't a prescriber, and didn't work with one, then the product injected into face was bought on the black market from China. (Which is a huge problem as the supply chain isn't monitored, meaning that other things can be added to product to increase their profit). I do appreciate though that this can be inconvenient, which is another reason I work hard to keep my prices down.
It's a recommended safety precaution: in the extremely unlikely event of a complication, you need to be driving distance away so I can assess you and provide treatment - you don't want to risk your face!
In the very rare event of accidental filler placement into a blood vessel, the enzyme Hyaluronidase is used to restore blood flow. This enzyme is also found in bee and wasp venom, so the risk of anaphalaxis simply isn't worth it.
It's great to be risk-aware - you can't make an informed decision otherwise! To put it in perspective, the risk of an adverse filler event is 1 in 6,400 with a needle, and 1 in 40,800 with a micro cannula.