Younger and Vibrant
Achieving a natural appearance
Our medical team of doctors and registered nurses, specialise in creating individualized treatments that are results driven . We work with you closely to achieve your aesthetic goals ensuring a natural appearance by enhancing your beautiful features. The clinic specialists implement non invasive anti wrinkle injections and fillers techniques that aim to diminish facial lines and restore smoothness that produces a youthful vibrant appearance.
What are Anti wrinkle injectables?
A non-invasive and effective treatment targets muscles that have lost their youthful appearance due to ageing and overuse.
Major areas include forehead, frown lines and crow's feet. Minor areas include brow lift or bunny lines. Our medical team identifies problematic areas and apply anti wrinkle injections that relax muscles to give a natural youthful look.
What is Dermal Volume?
A non-invasive Cosmetic Injectables used to treat areas that lack volume and structure giving your face a refreshed, natural and dare we say sensual and alluring appearance. Fillers lift areas such as cheeks to not only add definition and symmetry to contour features of the face and addition reduce lines for extended periods.
What is Dermal Filler?
Fillers are an effective treatment technique performed and coordinated by doctors and registered nurses to sculpture areas such as lips. Treating and augmenting lips using fillers is an amazing and immediate solution that gives a more symmetrical, fuller and desirable appearance that your friends will be left wondering what is different .
Q1. After Lip fillers
After lip fillers you may notice some of the following signs and symptoms
• Red needle puncture marks
• Itching in the area
• A much larger upper lip compared with the lower lip
• Swelling in the philtrum, the skin coloured area above the upper pink lip
• Significant projection increase of the upper lip
The above signs and symptoms can typically occur after lip fillers. Also, If you have had numbing cream you may feel some numbness on the skin surface. If you have had local anaesthetic injections you may also feel numbness and may not be able to move your mouth as normal until the block has worn off.
The issues above should wear off over the next days to weeks. The time that is takes to settle lips after filler is approximately 4 weeks. Although a lot of the swelling has improved within 2-3 days.
Q2: Things to avoid:
• No intense heat exposuer (eg solarium or sauna)
• Avoid pressure on the treated areas for the first few nights (i.e. sleep on back of possible)
• Avoid strenuous exercise and alcohol for 24 hours.
• Do not use active cosmeceuticals eg AHA, Retinols/Vitamin C therapy or oil based make-up for at least 24 hours
• Avoid facials, facial waxing, Glycolic or AHA peels, IPL or energy based treatments and microdermabrasion for two weeks after treatment. Please check with your physician before undergoing other facial treatments within this time.
• Avoid makeup if possible until the day after your procedure if possible. There are makeup brands which are created for post-procedure application.
Q3: Pain Relief
Don’t use aspirin. Use Panadol or as advised by your physician. There is often pain for several days after your lip filler procedure.
Q4: Swelling Relief
Please use a cold pack regularly on the day of your treatment (no ice directly on skin). Arnica is also used by many patients
Q5: Bruising relief
Patients on some medications, including aspirin, fish oil or other drugs associated with increased bruising, may find their risk increased. For the treatment of bruising, there are several over the counter topical treatments available, including Bruderm and Hirudoid. Vascular laser is also an option for the treatment of bruising.
Some patients take Bromelaine as a preventative for bruising.
Q6 : Massage
Some patient may be advised by their doctor to gently massage after their procedure and some may not. Please discuss this with your doctor. If patients notice lumpiness, then massage is often indicated.
Q7: Cold Sores
Oral herpes is a common complication of lip filler treatments. Some patients choose to go on Lysine or an antiviral preventatively. If you do notice that you’re getting a cold sore after your injectable lip treatment. Please call your doctor for an assessment. Antiviral oral drugs or topicals may be prescribed and also a special dressing for oral herpes sores can be helpful.
Q8: Are you happy with the results?
This question should not be addressed until 4 weeks after the treatment, as the results will take that long to settle, particularly in the case of symmetry issues, which it is inadvisable to address too early as doing this can create greater symmetry issues. After your first treatment we advise a review at 4 weeks. If at that time you would like further treatment, it can be performed (there are no “free top ups” with dermal filler, all product is paid for by the patient).
Q8: Symmetry Issues
We are all asymmetrical to start with and your doctor will do their best to improve on your natural symmetry. Symmetry after a dermal filler treatment should not be assessed for 4 weeks.
Retreatment should occur at 1-6 months after your treatment. Once you have reached your aesthetic goal, filler may need to be injected only once per year.
Common complications have been discussed already. The more serious complications include vascular occlusions. What happens with a vascular occlusion is that the filler enters a vessel and blocks off the blood supply to the skin. The area may go white or blue or dark and may have a fishnet appearance. Another feature of a vascular occlusion is that it may not be at the injection site, it may be at a more distant location. Early infections may occur after a few days after the treatment. The patient might notice increasing redness, tenderness, swelling, pain, heat, nodules or pus. Patients should see their doctor if this occurs. Please call your doctor immediately id you are worried about any of these issues above. If you are concerned post-treatment, please contact Registered Nurse Rachael Pietruszka 0434994504.
Q1. Is there anything I should not do after BOTOX ® ?
BOTOX ® is a quick and safe procedure which has very little impact on usual activity on the day of injection. Tiny injections are delivered to relax the action of the muscles that create excessive movement and leave wrinkles on the skin. To allow the BOTOX ® to work optimally in the target muscle, the following precautions are usually suggested:
• No rubbing or massaging of the injected area for 4 hours after treatment, including facials.
• No strenuous exercise for 24 hours after treatment.
• Keep upright for 4 hours — no lying on your front. Avoid activities such as shoe shopping.
• Avoid headwear that is tightly fitted across the forehead.
• Avoid excessive alcohol or medically necessary blood thinning medication before the treatment to prevent bruising.
Q2: How soon after BOTOX ® can I go back to my normal exercise regime?
Normal daily activity can be resumed immediately following treatment. Light exercise can be performed after 4 hours but it is recommended that strenuous activities are avoided for 24 hours. After 4 hours you may perform light exercise such as: • Walking
• Upright yoga (avoid any positions that leave you lying flat or upside down)
It is recommended that you wait 24 hours before attempting any strenuous exercise, including:
• Weight training
• Cross training
• Long distance running
• Yoga (positions where the body is inverted)
Q3: Are there any possible side effects to BOTOX ® ?
In most cases there will be no side effects to a treatment of BOTOX ® . However, because everybody’s physiology is different, people can be affected in different ways. A small minority of people reported the following symptoms.
• Bruising — For the majority of patients, the area of injection will appear no different. For a small minority, some minor bruising may occur.
• Bumps — A few minutes after treatment small bumps may be visible on the skin. These will disappear very quickly.
• Headache — True BOTOX ® allergies are exceedingly rare. Temporary headache is the most commonly reported symptom following BOTOX ® injection, though the numbers of patients who report headaches is very small compared with the amount of treatments performed. Any headache can be treated with usual painkillers.
Q4: How soon can I drink alcohol after BOTOX ® ?
Some practitioners advise limiting alcohol in the first 24 hours and for the day prior to treatment. This is because alcohol can thin the blood much like an aspirin, and abstaining can help prevent bruising.
Q5: What are the symptoms of a reaction to BOTOX ® ?
Generally, side effects from BOTOX ® injections are rare and recovery is swift. Your practitioner is available should you have any questions or concerns over minor side effects such as bruising and headache.
Q6 : Am I allowed to touch my face after having BOTOX ® ?
Yes. Your face will not feel overly sore or tender. Treatment will not prevent you from washing or continuing with your normal skin care regimen. However, you are advised to avoid rubbing or massaging your face for up to 4 hours after your last treatment.
Q7: Are BOTOX ® injections long lasting?
Although some people experience longer lasting results, scientific evidence shows that the effect of BOTOX ® injections usually last 12-16 weeks..
Q8: Can I keep having BOTOX ® ?
Yes. BOTOX ® does not ‘build up’ or accumulate in your system. Recommended treatments are scheduled at about 12-16 weeks. Once the effects have worn off it is safe for you to top up treatments in the same area. It is also perfectly safe to have multiple treatments in different areas at the same time.
Q9: What happens when Botox ® wears off?
Once BOTOX ® wears off, your muscles will function as they did before the BOTOX ® treatment. This means that the wrinkles you smoothed or reduced will slowly begin to appear again; no new wrinkles will have been formed due to the treatment, you will simply be witnessing old wrinkles reappearing.
Q10: Can I wear make-up after my BOTOX ® treatment?
Yes. Ideally, avoid make up for an hour or so. However, mineral make up can be applied immediately after BOTOX ® . Again, it is recommended that you do not apply too much pressure during these activities in order to ensure that the BOTOX ® does not disperse from the treated area.
Q11: What if my BOTOX ® results are not what I expected?
BOTOX ® usually develops over 3–5 days to two weeks, at which point a review
appointment is offered to check technical and aesthetic results.
Q12: Can I sleep after BOTOX ® ?
BOTOX ® injections consist of a safe, naturally purified protein. A course of treatment has little impact on usual day-to-day activity and will not affect your sleeping patterns. To allow the BOTOX ® to settle, you should avoid putting pressure on the Injected area or laying on your front for around four hours.
Q13: How soon after BOTOX ® can I have a facial?
To allow the BOTOX ® to settle in and begin working, it is recommended that you do not rub the treatment area for up to 4 hours after the procedure. This includes the gentle rubbing associated with a facial treatment. We advise not having a facial.
Q14: What should I do if I have any concerns after my BOTOX ® treatment?
Call Registered Nurse Rachael Pietruszka 0434994504 who is available for any support or questions