The most common questions about cosmetic injections? We’ve got the answers!

The most common questions about cosmetic injections? We’ve got the answers!


Whether it's cosmetic injections or dermal filler, there's no question that it’s a hot topic in the beauty industry right now.

With more and more women openly talking about cosmetic procedures, and most believing that facial fillers have become more socially acceptable. Its clear women are feeling empowered to make their own choices about the ageing process.

We’ve got over two decades experience and over the years we've come across several common questions that our customers ask time and time again. Here are our answers to those frequently asked questions about cosmetic injections!

How much does it cost?

The cost of the treatments varies slightly from person to person, depending on the treatment area and the results you’re looking for.

As a rough estimate, for example, the price for getting cosmetic injections for frown lines starts from around £140, or if you’re looking for fuller lips, the cost is around £360.

At Skinsmiths, we offer payment plans to suit your budget. You can pay off your treatment in monthly instalments. Find out more about our Cosmetic Injectables Plan and get beautiful results from £30 a month.

How long do the effects last?

Fillers can last up to a year and the results are visible right away, while the effects of Botulinum Toxin last between 3-4 months, with results usually showing after 1-2 weeks.

For that reason, we recommend regular treatments to ensure that those stubborn lines and wrinkles can continue to be softened over time.

How does it work?

Arguably the most popular procedure for treating lines and wrinkles; cosmetic injections can help turn back the clock and reduce the signs of ageing. Botulinum Toxin is made from a purified protein, and is gently injected into the targeted area, temporarily reducing the action of the targeted muscles and preventing them from moving. As a result, lines and wrinkles in the skin are softened, giving you a younger, fresher-looking appearance.

Dermal filler, on the other hand, is a gel made up of hyaluronic acid which adds volume to the face and helps plump fine lines. Although used to add volume and rejuvenate the face, it can also help to soften lines and wrinkles – particularly around the mouth. Fine lips lines (often called ‘smokers lines’) can be softened by treating the lips with dermal filler. As the product adds volume to the lips, the lines will become less defined.  

What does the treatment involve?

After having your complimentary consultation to talk through your treatment and what you are wanting to achieve, we’ll book you in for your treatment with one of our expert Aesthetic Nurses to administer the treatment.

The Nurse will talk you through the whole treatment, so you know what is happening when – no surprises! The injections are made with a fine needle and the whole process usually takes around 10-15 minutes in total, depending on what you’re having done.

Does it hurt? How long will I need to recover?

The needles used are small and fine, and the injection process is quick – so the treatment hardly hurts at all. You'll likely feel a pinprick, but most clients describe the treatment as being a bit uncomfortable rather than painful.

After the treatment, you can return to normal activities immediately. You may experience some minor side effects such as slight redness, but this goes away on its own within 15-20 minutes. Some clients also experience bruising or a minor headache, but these can be alleviated with paracetamol.

How can I make sure I’ll get natural looking results?

So you want to look done, but not ‘too’ done - we get it! At our clinics, only our expert Aesthetic Practitioners administer cosmetic injectables and you’ll have a thorough consultation before getting the treatment. This means you can talk through any concerns you might have and discuss the results you want to see at the end of it - whether that’s subtle and natural or more glamorous, it’s totally up to you.

Does it hurt?

The needles used for these injectables are small and fine, which means the treatment shouldn’t cause any significant pain or discomfort – and there’s no downtime required afterwards so you can return to normal activities following a treatment.

Dermal filler treatments have an anaesthetic medicine in the formula so after the first injection the anaesthetic takes affect and the treatment is more comfortable.

Considering appearance medicine treatments? We recommend booking in for your free consultation with the experts at your local clinic, so they can talk you through the treatment and give you a more accurate quote.