Frequently Asked Questions
Why choose Aesthetics at Oak Tree?
As a medical Doctor-led aesthetic clinic you will be treated by qualified GP’s with specific training in aesthetics. While the risks of injectable treatments are small, they are not risk-free. At Aesthetics at Oak Tree you can be reassured you are in safe hands and in a safe environment should any complications arise
Is Aesthetic treatment for me?
We offer a free no-obligation consultation to patients, where we discuss treatment options and go through any questions they may have
How often will I need Botox treatment?
This all depends on your age, wrinkle severity, and how long the treatment normally lasts for you. Not everyone’s experience is the same but on average Botox usually lasts around 4 months. After that time period, you’ll start to see your original face lines reappearing
How often will I need Fillers treatment?
Like botox, fillers are not permanent. They usually last 4 - 18 months depending on the area being treated
What will happen to my skin if I choose not to be re-treated?
There is no obligation to continue having botox or dermal fillers. After stopping treatment your skin will take on the appearance as it was before the first treatment
Will it look like I’ve had work done?
The thing to consider here is what look do you want to achieve? Different people want different looks. Some want to achieve the ‘frozen look’ mastered by many celebrities nowadays, whilst others want to very subtly look a bit younger. We will listen to what you want and tailor the treatment plan accordingly
Are the treatments safe?
Dermal fillers and botox are usually safe and well-tolerated if injected by suitably trained professionals. However, as with any medical procedure, there are some potential risks and side effects. During your consultation, a relevant medical history will be taken to ensure it is safe for you to have the treatment
Are there any risks involved?
Prior to the administration of any injectables, the risks and benefits will be discussed with you at length and you will be required to sign a consent form.
Will I need to re-visit the clinic?
You will be offered a follow-up appointment 2 weeks later should you need to discuss anything, but you will also be able to contact the surgery within working hours should you have any questions or concerns about your treatment
What is a chemical peel?
Peels are chemical solutions used to exfoliate and enhance skin turnover, improving the appearance of the skin. Peels can be formulated to be used safely at home, or at higher strengths administered by professionals. Aesthetics at Oak Tree use Chemical Peels with glycolic acid as the main active ingredient
What is glycolic acid?
Glycolic acid is a type of alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) derived from sugar cane. It is an exfoliant and helps shed dead skin cells and reveal the newer, brighter layers underneath
What does a chemical peel do?
Peels work by removing layers of skin cell build-up to reveal a softer, smoother complexion. Chemical peels can be used to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve the appearance of acne-prone skin, improve the appearance of mild scars, dark spots and improve overall skin tone and texture
What is an 'at home' peel?
An 'at home' peel is exactly that, a peel you do yourself, at home. The concentration of beneficial ingredients, like glycolic acid, are lower than in peels used in our clinic
What is a 'professional peel'?
Professional peels offer a deeper level of exfoliation than 'at home' peels. The concentration of beneficial ingredients is stronger. A professional chemical peel offers a high efficacy, results-focused option that is an ideal boost to your home skincare routine.
Are chemical peels for me?
Peels are suitable for those who have never experienced a professional chemical peel treatment, or if you are seeking to address common skin concerns such as fine lines and wrinkles, skin discoloration, sun damage, and acne-prone skin.
How often will I need a professional peel?
We recommend professional peels are done once every 4-6 weeks
Will my skin flake after a chemical peel?
The peels we use allow for highly effective resurfacing of the skin with little to no peeling, flaking, or downtime, making our peels an ideal fit for those with an active and busy lifestyle. Everyone’s skin responds slightly differently to peels and some sensitivity for a few days after the peel is to be expected
What do you mean by 'downtime' of the skin?
Downtime is the time needed for the skin to heal after the procedure
Will the chemical peel hurt?
Some people may experience slight discomfort (stinging, burning, itching, tingling, or a heat-like sensation) but the peels we use should not be painful. We will assess you throughout the procedure to gauge any discomfort and stop if necessary