Frequently Asked Questions
1. Why is it not recommended to perform most botox and hyaluronic acid treatments during pregnancy and lactation?
During pregnancy and breastfeeding, it is recommended to give up many cosmetic and aesthetic medicine treatments. This is the case for enlarging lips, contouring the face or removing wrinkles and other skin imperfections by injecting preparations based on hyaluronic acid or botulinum toxin (botox). Although there are no studies that would unequivocally determine the effect of these treatments on the fetus, it is recommended to withhold their subcutaneous application until the end of the lactation period.
2. Who carries out the treatments?
Treatments for subcutaneous application of botulinum toxin and hyaluronic acid involve little interference in deeper skin structures. Therefore, they should be performed by people with appropriate skills and authorizations – by aesthetic medicine doctors. In the Bellisana salon in Warsaw’s Wilanów, procedures are performed by a medicine doctor. med. Dariusz Kołodziejczak and med. med. Małgorzata Makowska – who are members of the Polish Society of Aesthetic Medicine and Anti-Aging.
3. Are the treatments painful
The treatments offered are minimally invasive, however patients may experience slight pain associated with punctures. For patients with exceptional sensitivity to pain, we use local anesthesia – to provide patients with physical and mental comfort during the procedures. In special cases, general anesthesia may also be used.
4. What is the price of the treatments?
The price of treatments depends on the area of subcutaneous application, type of preparation, and duration of treatment. However, one should take into account the cost from several hundred zlotys to several thousand zlotys. Details can be found in the price list available on our website.
5. How to prepare for a visit to an aesthetic medicine clinic?
Before each aesthetic medicine procedure, the patient should carefully prepare for medical history. You will need information such as medications, illnesses and surgeries, current health status, and lifestyle. This will allow you to exclude any contraindications to the procedure, and thus allow you to safely perform the procedure.
6. When is the best time for the first aesthetic medicine treatment?
The condition of the skin and body depends not only on age, but also on diet, physical activity, genetic conditions, daily care, lifestyle and many other factors. That is why it is impossible to clearly determine when the best time for the first aesthetic medicine treatment is. Admittedly, studies show that after the age of twenty, among others, collagen production and the skin begins to need external support, but this is an individual matter. In case of doubt, it is worth using a consultation in a doctor’s office.
7. Do the treatments require special preparation?
The basis for performing aesthetic medicine treatments is to exclude contraindications. In the absence of them, carefully read the specifications of the procedure – everyone may require different preparation. This can be, for example, giving up makeup and taking certain medications, as well as drinking alcohol, using a solarium or sauna and more.
8. What can you not do alone after hyaluronic acid / botulinum toxin treatment?
It is very important to follow the post-treatment recommendations indicated by the doctor. This will help to avoid possible side effects and will accelerate the desired effect. It can be avoiding temperature fluctuations (sauna, solarium, sun exposure), increased hygiene of the area covered by the treatment, resignation from makeup or some cosmetics, excessive physical activity and more.
9. Is botox responsible for the effect of “inflated” lips and cheeks?
Of course not. Botulinum toxin treatments provide a natural effect. Botox, however, is sometimes confused with plastic surgery, as well as fillers, which, when given in excess, can cause excessive tissue volume increase.
10. Are visits after the completion of the treatment necessary follow-up visits?
Although check-up visits are not mandatory, it is recommended to consult a doctor about 14 days after the last surgery. This will allow you to evaluate the results of the procedure, and in case of obtaining unsatisfactory effect for the patient – the doctor will apply an additional amount of the preparation.
11. What is the basic difference between botox and hyaluronic acid treatment?
Botox causes relaxation of mimic muscles and is used to remove superficial mimic wrinkles. However, it will not bring satisfactory results in the case of fixed static wrinkles. Then it is necessary to inject the changed places with a preparation with hyaluronic acid in a concentration adapted to the degree of skin pits. The doctor decides on the use of a specific method and preparation on the basis of a detailed interview with the patient, as well as an assessment of the condition of his skin.
These methods can be combined – however, it depends on the individual case and the doctor’s decision.
12. How often should the treatments be repeated?
Each organism reacts differently to fillers. Therefore, depending on individual factors, it can be determined that the effect lasts from several months to a year (in the case of hyaluronic acid, the effect may persist from 6 to 12 months, while in the case of botox about 3-6 months). This period is shortened by inadequate skin care, improper diet, as well as excessive exposure to solar radiation. Your doctor decides about the time to repeat the procedure.
13. Is additional testing necessary before botox / hyaluronic acid injection?
There is no need for testing. However, you should read the contraindications to be able to exclude the existence of diseases that prevent the safe conduct of the procedure. It is also very important that the patient is not allergic to any component of the preparation intended for application. If in doubt, consult your doctor.
14. Are aesthetic medicine treatments safe?
Yes. The aesthetic medicine treatments we offer are safe because they are performed by aesthetic medicine doctors, and their scope and frequency are selected individually for each patient. The safety of the procedure also depends on the patient himself – it is absolutely necessary to follow the doctors’ recommendations after the procedure (they may, for example, concern the frequency of treatments, use of the sauna or solarium, diet, used cosmetics and more).