DERMAL FILLERS

What Are Dermal Fillers ?

Dermal fillers are substances that are injected just below the surface of the skin to fill in lines, wrinkles and scars.

Unlike a face lift that will stretch the skin, fillers add volume for a more natural, youthful appearance. Fillers can also increase fullness of the lips and lessen the down slant of the corner of the lips. The most common areas treated are the smile lines, around the nose and mouth, fine lines above the mouth, frown lines between the eyes, and acne scars.

Are All Fillers The Same ?

No. There are two classes of dermal fillers: permanent and temporary. There are fewer permanent fillers available than temporary. The demand is greater for the temporary.

The temporary fillers are absorbed by the body over time usually in 2-6 months and require repeated treatments to maintain the effect. Permanent fillers tend to be used to add volume to the face and other areas such as hands. If you are considering having this treatment, you need to be sure that the outcome will meet your needs.

What is involved in this treatment ?

A local anaesthetic is applied to the area to numb any sensation (some patients choose not to have this). The filler is then injected just below the surface of the skin.

Ice is then applied to reduce swelling and bruising

How will I know what is the right filler for me ?

Your practitioner is an expert in this field and has years or experience injecting.

You will have a full consultation with your practitioner who will discuss your areas of concern and the outcome you desire, together you will decide what is best for you.

How long will the treatment session last ?

This is dependant upon the area treated and the filler being injected.

To give you an idea, it is between 30 minutes for small areas and up to 1 hour.

How often will I need treatments ?

This depends on you as an individual and the filler used.

Usually it is between 2-6 months for temporary fillers.

How do I know the clinic/practitioner is safe ?

Always choose a qualified nurse practitioner or doctor who has a minimum of 5 years working in the field of aesthetics.

This is a medical treatment and MUST NOT be administered by anyone other than the above.

DERMA PEN MESOTHERAPY

What is Derma Pen Mestherapy ?

This is a medical specialty that involves injecting microscopic quantities of natural extracts, homeopathic agents, pharmaceuticals and vitamins directly in to the middle layer of the skin by use of micro-injections with a Derma Pen.

The customised blend of collagen–stimulating vitamins nourishes and rejuvenates your skin, and can treat various conditions, and is a very popular treatment for younger patients who want to prevent wrinkles.

What conditions is it effective for ?

  • Loose, dull skin
  • Acne scars and wound healing
  • Lines and wrinkles
  • Dehydrated, sun damaged skin.
  • Large pores
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Hair loss.

Will the treatment hurt ?

With the micro-injection method, most people feel very little discomfort, however to eliminate this sensation a topical anaesthetic can be applied to the skin half an hour prior to your treatment.

Is there any down time after the treatment ?

The treated area may appear slightly red for up to 24 hours following the treatment, and you will be asked not to wear make up for 12 hours following the treatment.

Most people have their treatment at the end of the day and will return to normal activities the following day

How long will the treatment session last ?

This is dependant on the skin condition and the area being treated.

Treatment time is typically 1 hour

How often will I need treatments ?

Best results for most patients are seen after a course of 5 treatments, carried out 2 to 4 weeks apart, however your individual skin regime will be discussed with you at consultation to ensure you have the best possible outcome.

How do I know my Practitioner is safe ?

Always choose a qualified advanced Nurse Practitioner, Doctor or Dentist who has a minimum of 5 years working in the field of aesthetics to perform this, or any aesthetic cosmetic procedure.

Anti Wrinkle Injections

What are Anti Wrinkle Injections?

Anti Wrinkle Injections are a purified form of protein that has been used in medicine for over 40 years. It is a non surgical, medical treatment that can temporarily reduce facial lines and wrinkles by relaxing the muscles. During the treatment very low doses are administered via a series of tiny injections directly into the muscles that will reduce your lines.

How does it work ?

Lines and wrinkles are caused by repeated muscle activity in certain areas. By injecting directly into the muscles the transmission of nerve impulses to the muscles are blocked. This reduces the activity of the muscle and so reduces the lines formed.

Will Treatment Hurt ?

Pain is very individual but the majority of patients find the discomfort minimal. The needle used is exceptionally fine and coupled with the experience of your practitioner there should be little or no pain at all.

How often will I require treatments ?

Results from the treatments can last up to 3 months. We recommend that you visit us at least four times in the first year of treatment to ensure we reach your desired affects. What else can Botulium toxin type A be used for? These can also be used for excessive sweating particular under the arms.

What will happen if I stop treatments ?

If you do not continue the treatments on a regular basis lines and wrinkles will return as before.

How do I know the procedure is safe ?

Botox®, Dysport®, Bocature, Vistabel are all types of Botulium toxin type A and are prescription only medicine.
Only following a stringent consultation and health check will the practitioner decide what is required for you. We pride ourselves on our knowledge, the standards and professional level of care that have led to todays great reputation.
Post Treatment Advice
• You will start to see results from approx Day 5-10. Full
effects will be realised by Day 14.
• Do not massage or rub the treated area.
• Should bruising occur apply a cold compress to the area.
• Again, should you receive any unusual reaction or
symptoms please contact us immediately.

Thread Vein Removal

What are thread veins and how are they caused?

Thread veins are unsightly small vessels just under the service of the skin. There are many different causes such as pressure, trauma, weight gain, pregnancy and excessive standing for long periods.

What is Scerotherapy ?

Sclerotherapy is a series of tiny injections into the small veins using Scleremo which is a solution of Glycerin Chromate. This is injected directly into the vessels causing the collapse and re absorption of the veins.

How long does it take ?

Each procedure depending on the area of the body being treated will take approximately between 30-60 minutes.

How many treatments will I require?

This is completely dependant on the patient and the extent of the thread veins. However the majority of clients require a minimum of 3 treatments, 6-8 weeks apart.

What are the possible side effects ?

Localised redness, swelling and itching can occurr these are mostly cleared within 24-48hrs and eased with an anti histamine. Pressure tights must be worn for a week post treatment during the day.

How do I know my Practitioner is safe ?

Sclerotherapy is a prescription only medicine and will only ever be administered following a stringent consultation and health check. Always choose a qualified advanced Nurse Practitioner, Doctor or Dentist who has a minimum of 5 years working in the field of aesthetics to perform this, or any aesthetic cosmetic procedure.