Going to this new clinic that use hyaluronic acid that contain lidocaine. What’s your opinion on this and is it a good filler to use?
Hi, you don’t mention which brand of filler this is – but a great many fillers now contain lidocaine which is an anaesthetic, so it is usually a great idea as the procedure more comfortable as the filler is slowly injected into your face.
Do treatments that target and rejuvenate collagen also melt fat?
Hi, great question. The short answer is that energy-based treatments that use, say, ultrasound or radiofrequency energy can do this, if the energy that is meant to be directed at the collagen-layer in the skin is aimed instead into the fat that lies underneath the skin. Take a look at this article for more detail on the way that RF needling can in some circumstances, melt fat – which is great if this is done deliberately because you want fat reduction in the face, but not so good if it happens by accident.
The key thing is to find a practitioner who has enough expertise to use the treatment appropriately for your face and skin, so that you get the results that you want – and not the ones that you don’t.
Want to have something done but don’t know where to start.
How to make an appointment with Priya Chadha to see what I need
Hello, head to her listing where you can find her clinic email to get in touch.
Hi Alice! Do you know much about acne scarring? I have some rolling scars and have been told no amount of co2 will ever fully get rid of them. They really aren’t that bad in my opinion do was a bit taken aback. Is there a limit? Is there any treatment that will give me that small clear pore look? Thanks x
Hi , have you taken a look at our acne scarring page which has a video, FAQs and an e-book full of more information including the tweakments that can help. It is difficult for us to offer further advice without seeing your acne scars, but it may be worth having a second opinion with another practitioner. We list practitioners on our site, to find those who specialise in acne, you can search ‘acne’ or ‘acne scarring’ in search bar and practitioners should come up. I hope this helps!
Help! I’ve just noticed a bit of a sag on my neck under my chine
Take a look at our sagging skin concerns page for a video, FAQs and an e-book with more information including the tweakments and skincare that can really help.
Hi what treatment would you recommend for a crepey neck ??
Take a look at our crepey skin concerns page for a video, FAQs and an e-book with more information including the tweakments and skincare that can really help.
I am a 72 year old women who has been told that aI do not look my age. Nevertheless, I have now decided to get some help with my aging skin and have never idea where to go to get advise and t as I h
Hi, I have a dark blue/purple square vein under one eye. It is flat not raised. What treatment would be best to reduce/remove this? My main concern being it is close to my eye. Thanks
Hi It might be worth booking a consultation with an oculoplastic surgeon who also performs non-invasive eye treatments who can properly assess your concern and suggest what may be best -– you can search ‘oculoplastic surgeon’ on the Tweakments Guide register, you will find a bunch of brilliant eye surgeons.
I have a small white area of hypopigmentation due to an ipl burn many years ago, do you know of any treatments available for this?
Hi Alice, have you ever had a tweakment with Radiesse? Looking forward to your reaction, thank you in advanve
Hi, Alice has not tried Radiesse yet, but it is a great tweakment that can really improve your skin.
We have an article all about collagen-stimulating filler which you can read here which talks about 3 different types of collagen stimulating filler. . If you are interested in this filler, please find an experienced practitioner who can properly assess your face and offer further advice. I hope this helps!
Who is beat ultherapy practioner I was thinking of Dr Joney De Souza would you recommend?
Does rf radiofrequency make a big difference to look of skin
With any aesthetic treatment, the results will vary from one patient to another. To get the best results for yourself, make sure you choose an experienced practitioner who can identify the most suitable treatment for you and then implement it skilfully.
Hi, I’d like to buy Alice’s book Tweakments Guide, however will it be outdated now given the speed of new developments in the industry? Does she revise new editions?
Hello – both of Alice’s book, Start with Skincare and Fresher Face discuss the fundamentals of skincare and tweakments. As the books have been published for a while, they will not cover more recent developments in the industry, but they are great starter books for those who are new to this area.
Is ultracel 2 worth doing? I’m confused as I’ve seen it’s hifu with ultrasound but then at another clinic seen it’s with radio frequency? Are they the same thing, are they safe and do they work and worth the money?
ULTRAcel is a non-surgical skin-tightening treatment that uses high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) to treat concerns including a sagging brow, forehead wrinkles and nasolabial folds.
The difference between radiofrequency and HIFU is that radiofrequency is a type of energy derived from radio waves whereas HIFU is a type of treatment that uses ultrasound waves.
We have an article all about ultrasound treatments which you can read here.
Whilst any treatment has their risks, it is always important to find an experienced practitioner who can minimise that risk factor. Find a good practitioner in your area who can properly discuss your concerns and offer further advice.
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