Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you located?

You’ll find us at 34 Fitzwilliam St Upper, Dublin 2, Ireland.

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Who will be looking after me?

Dr. Natalia Bratu will be taking care of you. You’re in good hands!

Am I suitable for treatment?

Every patient is unique, and every treatment will have a different effect on any one individual. We recommend that you arrange a consultation with Dr. Natalia to determine your suitability for the treatment you desire.

If, after this consultation, you are not suitable for what you’ve initially chosen, Dr Natalia will try to go through other options with you.

Here at Refine Clinic we do not pressure our clients to go ahead with any treatment until they are ready so there is no problem if you decide to come back another day and take time to consider your treatment options.

I’m apprehensive as I have never had anything like this done before.

That is no problem at all. We will take our time with you. We’ll go through the treatment and do their absolute best to reassure you. If at any point you decide not to have treatment that is also no problem.

What are contraindications?

A contraindication is a specific situation in which a drug, procedure, or surgery should not be used because it may be harmful to the person. On each treatment page you will find a list of contraindications relevant to that treatment.

What is the difference between Dermal Fillers and Anti-Wrinkle Injections (Botulinum toxin)?

Dermal fillers are very different to anti-wrinkle treatment. Dermal fillers are most frequently used to ‘fill’ facial lines, wrinkles and folds (known as static wrinkles) or add volume deep into the skin to enhance facial contours (e.g cheeks) and features such as the lips.

Anti-wrinkle treatments work differently by temporarily relaxing muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles occur as a result of facial movement rather than loss of volume in the skin and this type of injections has gained wide acceptance as a method of treating this type of wrinkle.

I have a fear of needles, but I still want to have the procedure done.

We often encounter patients who are apprehensive about treatments that involve needles, so please don’t feel embarrassed or uncomfortable about your anxiety. During your consultation, Dr Natalia can prescribe a light medication for you to take the night before treatment and a couple of hours pre-treatment to help your anxiety.

How long before I can return to work?

Every treatment is different. There are some treatments that will allow you to have a treatment on your lunch break and you return after.

Then there are others that need a little more care and rest.

Most procedures won’t affect your ability to work, however if you don’t want anyone to know you have had treatment the bruising may bring attention to your treatment. Depending upon your job and your tolerance for some minor bruising and swelling, you may be able to return to work in 2-3 days following most procedures.

Arnica tablets can speed up bruising recovery. These can be found in your local homeopathy or health food store. Some patients who bruise easily start to take them a few days before treatment and have reported that they reduced their bruising.