Selecting a qualified practitioner with Dr Anne

07 September 2019

Dr Anne Gormley brings us her top tips for ensuring your treatments achieve optimum results


There is generally a point in our lives that we want to stop the clock ticking, it could be hitting a particular milestone with our children. Alternatively, it can be when you notice extra wrinkles around your eyes or saggy skin along the lower jaw. We feel like we look old and tired, having lacklustre skin and no longer having the glow of youth. In today’s world, there are so many treatments that will help reduce the signs of aging. These include chemical peel, micro-needling, and radiofrequency. Chemical/acid peels are an important tool for skin rejuvenation and really help treat skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, hyperpigmentation, photodamage, lines and wrinkles. Using a combination of acids, antioxidants, anti-ageing and brightening boosters you will get excellent results and less downtime.

Non-surgical facial aesthetics treatments are a very popular way of reducing wrinkles and plumping the cheeks to give a fresher complexion. There are several key tips to making sure that your treatments achieve optimum results.



Ensure that the practitioner is suitably qualified to perform the treatments. It is mandatory to have a face-to-face consultation with the practitioner before commencing treatment. At this visit, the practitioner will document a thorough medical history along with lifestyle habits. Time will be spent discussing possible treatment options with details of the material being used, how much will be injected and how long the improvements will last. Possible complications will be outlined along with the treatments that would be carried out in the event of an adverse reaction

Injections into the skin can lead to infections, so it is imperative that the clinic that you choose has a great emphasis on cleanliness, with a medical-style surgery being preferable. The practitioner studies your facial musculature and administers the right amount of product for you to produce the most natural and subtle results. There are a variety of options for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles, injectable moisturisers are becoming more popular.

Dermal fillers are typically used to add volume and plump the skin. The most commonly used dermal filler is made from hyaluronic acid, predominantly because there is a material available that can reverse the effects of the dermal filler. The fillers are gel-like substances of varying consistencies; a firmer consistency is required in the cheek area whilst a more elastic material is used in the lips. Dr Anne has achieved a Post Graduate Certificate in non-surgical facial aesthetics from Northumbria University to ensure the highest quality of treatment from her aesthetics clinic in Magherafelt.

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