Anti Wrinkle

How can I prepare before a treatment?


It's very easy to prepare - simply avoid alcohol for 24 hours before your treatment and remove any make up on the areas to be treated. Medicines that make bruising more common are listed below. If these aren't prescribed by your GP, we'd recommend stopping them a week before a treatment: - Aspirin, warfarin or other anti-coagulants - Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (Ibuprofen, diclofenac, naproxen) - Fish oil supplements - Vitamin E oils or tablets - Garlic, ginger or chilli in high doses - Gingko Biloba, ginseng or any other herbal remedies




How do Botox treatments work?


Botox treatments are performed using tiny injections. They work by temporarily and reversibly blocking nerve signals to specific areas of the facial muscles, allowing the muscles to relax. As a result, the skin overlying the muscles also relaxes, smoothing out the visible lines. Over a period of on average 4 months, the treatment wears off and wrinkles slowly return.




What shouldn't I do after a treatment?


You can go back to your normal daily activities immediately after a treatment except two simple rules: 1) Don't massage, rub or wash the areas injected until the next day after your treatment. (Minimum 12 hours) 2) Avoid sports, exercise or vigorous activity for 12 hours afterwards These rules help prevent the Botox moving to other areas of the face that we don't want to treat. Failure to follow these increases the chance of complications, most importantly eyelid or brow drooping. These are both avoidable and reversible side effects but can take several weeks or even months to settle. Avoiding alcohol until the following day also reduces your risk of bruising.




What are the potential side effects?


The most common side effects include: - Mild discomfort during the procedure - very temporary swelling, redness - bruising - A mild and temporary headache Rarer side effects include: - In about 1% of people, patients may develop eyebrow or eyelid drooping. This is temporary and usually resolves in three to four weeks. This is almost always caused by a failure to follow the simple aftercare rules described above.




Are there any people who shouldn't have Botox treatments?


There are just a few but important conditions that are contraindications to using Botox: - Pregnancy or breastfeeding. (Patients trying for a baby, undergoing IVF or who are unsure if they are pregnant will also be refused treatments) - Rare neurological diseases such as Myasthenia Gravis Those taking the following medicines should also not have Botox treatments: - Aminoglycoside antibiotics (Gentamycin, Neomycin, Streptomycin, etc) - Penicillamine (used to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis) - A known allergy to human albumin A detailed medical history will be taken prior to your treatment but it is your responsibility to declare any medical problems to us in good time.




How often should I have treatments?


If the correct dose is done on the day of your treatment, the results will last 2-4 months. Most people therefore come every 3-4 months to help maintain a consistent appearance.




Do Botox treatments hurt?


The injections take minutes to perform and no anaesthetic cream is needed. Occasionally there are some minor and very quick stings but the whole process only takes around 1-2 minutes.





Lip Fillers

How do lip fillers work?


Most dermal fillers are gels made of a sugar molecule called hyaluronic acid. This is found naturally in our skin already and so we are replacing like for like. Fillers are made up of millions of tiny bubbles that attract water when injected. Sitting below the skin layer in the lip, they gently plump up the skin above it, creating a stunning and natural definition or volumisation of the lip.




Do lip filler treatments hurt?


Your lips will always be numbed with a very effective local anaesthetic cream. It works very well in around 5-10 minutes. In fact, your lips will be so numb that we always advise you to avoid hot food or drinks for a few hours afterwards so you don't burn your tongue. You might feel like you've been to the dentist but this feeling will fade over 1-2 hours. You may have seen some injectors doing 'dental blocks' - injections into the gum like at the dentist to numb you. Dr Jake doesn't like this method as it's invasive and people fear needles in the mouth, can make you feel feint and will make you so numb that your smile and lip shape changes. This makes performing your filler more difficult and the shaping can't easily be done.




Will I be able to feel the filler once it's been injected into my lips?


It depends on what filler is used but in the first few weeks after your lip treatment, your lips will usually feel a little firm and you will be able to feel the product. This is completely normal and will improve over time once any swelling settles and the filler absorbs. The area treated will be massaged during your treatments to smooth out the filler but they may appear uneven for a few days, again due to the swelling effect.




What if I don't like my results?


New patients are often very anxious in the first few days after a filler or in particular, a lip treatment. The areas treated will be swollen and this can make people conscious of looking 'fake' or too puffy. This is a very common situation and so it's worth stressing that you will politely be asked to wait 2 full weeks before we review things. We need to see the final results of your filler treatment when you are fully healed. If despite this, you still decide that you do not like the results, you can choose to dissolve the fillers which is an additional cost of $500 per session. No refunds are ever offered, injectables are medical procedures that do not offer guaranteed satifaction.




What can't I do after a lip treatment?


You can go back to your normal everyday activities immediately after a lip treatment. We will however give you a few simple rules to follow that will help you avoid the possible complications: 1) You'll be able to feel the filler under the skin of the lips for 2-3 weeks. This is totally normal and this will settle in a few weeks without any special treatment. (Please don't call the clinic saying you can feel 'lumps' unless something is very unusual) 2) Avoid using lip stick or balms for 12 hours .This will significantly help avoid an infection. 3) Don't participate in sports, exercise or vigorous activity for 12-24 hours. To help the lip swelling settle quicker, you can optionally take an anti-histamine tablet once a day for a few days (non-drowsy types).




What are the potential side effects?


Common side effects include: - Mild discomfort during the procedure and temporary redness, swelling or bruising - Temporary asymmetry Rarer side effects: - Skin infection - Granuloma formation Very rare side effects include: - Skin necrosis - Blindness




Who should not receive lip filler treatments?


There are just a few but important conditions that are considered unsafe for the use of lip fillers. These include: - Pregnancy or breastfeeding. Patients trying for a baby or who are unsure if they are pregnant will also be refused treatments - Any bleeding disorder - Skin allergies affecting the face - those who are prone to cold sores of the lips - A known allergy to local anaesthetics or fillers A detailed medical history will be taken prior to your treatment and it is your responsibility to declare any medical conditions that you suffer from.




How often should I have treatments?


As a rough guide, lip definition filler treatments can be done every 3-6 months to help maintain a consistent appearance. Most people having lip fillers for the first time only want a very subtly difference and hence only very small volumes of filler are used. This will dissolve even quicker than 3 months. Lip volumizing treatments will last longer, since more product is used. Either way, lip fillers can be easily and safely repeated within these time periods if you want a further enhancement.




What should I do before a treatment?


It's very easy to prepare - simply avoid alcohol and smoking on the day of your treatment and remove any make up or lip stick.

Medicines that make bruising more common are listed below. If these aren't prescribed by your GP, we'd recommend stopping them a week before a treatment:

- Aspirin
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (Ibuprofen, diclofenac, naproxen)
- Fish oil supplements
- Vitamin E oils or tablets
- Gingko Biloba, ginseng or any other herbal remedies





Fillers

How do fillers work?


Modern fillers are gel - like substances made of hyaluronic acid. This is a substance naturally found in our own skin already, we simply lose it as we age. The filler gel is are made up millions of tiny bubbles that absorbs water like a sponge. Sitting below the skin layer, they plump the skin above, creating a stunning and natural shape to counteract the signs of ageing such a hollowing or sagging.




Do dermal filler treatments hurt?


Many patients compare the sensation to a pin prick but your skin will always be numbed with local anaesthetic cream. The cream takes approximately 5-10 minutes to become effective so please take this into consideration when planning your session.




Will I be able to feel the filler once it's injected under my skin?


In the first week or two after your treatment, the areas treated will feel a little firm. This is completely normal and will improve over the next few weeks. Sometimes filler is injected in deliberate small balls (most commonly the cheek bones) and so these will especially be noticebale to the touch. You should NOT massage the areas, this will be done for you if needed after your treatment. If however there is a persistent unsightly lump, this can be assessed in a filler review booking, 2-3 weeks after your treatment. Fillers can be dissolved if necessary with a product called hyalase although this is very rarely required.




What if I don't like my results?


New patients are often very anxious in the first few days after a filler or in particular, a lip treatment. The areas treated will be swollen and this can make people conscious of looking 'fake' or too puffy. This is a very common situation and so it's worth stressing that you will politely be asked to wait 2 full weeks before we review things. We need to see the final results of your filler treatment when you are fully healed. If despite this, you still decide that you do not like the results, you can choose to dissolve the fillers which is an additional cost of $500 per session. No refunds are ever offered, injectables are medical procedures that do not offer guaranteed satifaction.




Who should not receive filler treatments?


There are just a few but important conditions that are considered unsafe for the use of dermal fillers. These include: - Pregnancy or breastfeeding. Patients trying for a baby or who are unsure if they are pregnant will also be refused treatments - Any bleeding disorder - Skin allergies affecting the face Patients taking the following medicines should also NOT have filler treatments: - A known allergy to local anaesthetics or fillers A detailed medical history will be taken prior to your treatment and it is your responsibility to declare any medical conditions that you suffer from.




What causes ageing and why do we use fillers?


Hormone changes, sun exposure, our diets, smoking and of course, time itself are the main factors that cause fine lines and wrinkles. Our skin also becomes more fragile as it thins and losses its elasticity. This is caused by the loss of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid present naturally in our skin. In addition, the skin also loses fat stored beneath it in so called 'fat pads'. As we age, loss of the fat pads causes the face becomes thinner, hollower and this creates a drooping effect. As a consequence, ageing causes the face looks less plump, specific areas can sag and the skin loses it's youthful appearance.




What should I do to prepare for a filler treatment?


It's very easy to prepare: - avoid alcohol 24 hours before your treatment - avoid wearing any makeup, sun creams, serums or anything else on the skin of the entire face and neck. This hugely speeds up your consultation/treatment and significantly improves your chances of avoiding an infection or complication.

Medicines that make bruising more common are listed below. Ideally these would be stopped at least 5-14 days before an injectable treatment but you must check with your GP if these are prescibed to you:

- Aspirin
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (Ibuprofen, diclofenac, naproxen)
- Fish oil supplements
- Vitamin E oils or tablets
- Gingko Biloba, ginseng or any other herbal remedies




What should I avoid after a filler treatment?


Patients should expect to resume most of their normal daily activities after their treatment with a few exceptions to help avoid complications:

1) Avoid all makeup, serums, creams and lotions on the entire face for 12 hours after your treatment. This is to reduce the rare but serious issue of infection. You can then apply it the next day and this is useful if you do need to hide any bruises or needle marks.

2) It's advised to avoid participating in sports, exercise or vigorous activity until any swelling or bruising has fully settled. Otherwise your healing process can be prolonged.
It's advised to avoid alcohol for 24 or so hours after a treatment as it may make bruising more likely.




What are the potential side effects of fillers?


All injectable treatments will result in some form of downtime. How people perceive these is very different but the more you know about them, before your treatment, the better prepared and reassured you are. Common side effects that will always occur in some way include: - Mild discomfort during the procedure - Temporary redness of the area for an hour or two - Temporary swelling or bruising of the areas treated (up to 14 days) - Temporary asymmetry (up to 14 days)

Rarer side effects: - Infections of the area - Granuloma formation - Delayed onset nodules Very rare side effects include: - Vascular occlusions/skin necrosis - Blindness - Stroke




How often should I have filler treatments?


Every patient is different and depending on your starting point, your cosmetic needs and how advanced your aging is, filler treatments will vary significantly. As a very rough guide, filler treatments can be done every 6-12 months to help maintain a consistent appearance. But ultimately, you will dictate how frequently fillers are done by looking in the mirror and seeing how your features and previous filler treatments have changed over time.




My fillers have suddenly become hard/lumpy/swollen/painful but they were injected many months ago - what has happened?


This phenomenon is called 'delayed onset nodules'. Very simply, it is a temporary swelling of the filler material, unrelated to the time of your filler treatment. It can rarely occur when for example you suffer with an unrelated illness such as flu, sinusitis, a dental issue or a urine infection. The virus or bacteria from the infection and the body's healing response to these can cause some temporary swellings of your previous fillers. Occasionally this can look or feel quite dramatic but in almost all cases, it will settle on it's own with no special treatment needed. Anti-histamines and anti-inflammatory medications are simple and effective treatments to help speed up the improvement and usually the nodules totally resolve within 24-72 hours.





Fat dissolving treatments

How do Belkyra (fat dissolving) treatments work?


Areas of fat such as the double chin can be dissolved using a new injectable product called Belkyra. This utilises the same mechanism that our body uses when breaking down fat in our diet, but in an injectable form.




Do fat dissolving treatments hurt?


It should be almost completely painless. The skin of the area will be numbed with both ice and then some local anaesthetic injections - so by the time the belkyra is injected, you'll be very numb. The area will feel sore and swollen for about 4-7 days afterwards. This is a normal inflammatory response and signifies that the fat cells are being broken down as desired.




What down time can I expect after a fat dissolving procedure?


The breaking down of fat cells causes a predictable and guaranteed local inflammatory response. This settles down in anything from 1 to 3 weeks, everyone is different. Swelling of the treated area is an expected and normal response and indicates that a good amount of fat is being dissolved. Our attitude is to embrace the swell and imagine those fat cells being destroyed! However if this isn't something you're comfortable with or will feel too subconscious about, we simply won't do the treatment. Unlike with fillers or anti-wrinkle treatments, we can't do half doses or 'go slowly', it's an all or nothing treatment quite different to other injectables. In our experience we've found that anyone who didn't know you'd had a treatment wouldn't be able to to tell by day 4 or so post-injection. The feeling of puffiness and mild discomfort will last longer than the visible signs but it's entirely manageable and much better than post-surgical swelling or bruising. Anti-inflammatory medications should be avoided as they will inhibit the fat dissolving process. The downtime described is temporary and this is why we space each fat dissolving session apart by four to six weeks. You will definitely get a combination of the following symptoms after each fat dissolving session and these are temporary: redness of the area swelling of the area needle marks or bruising numbness of the skin areas of hardness to touch hard lumps under the skin mild discomfort




Will I be able to feel the product once it's injected into my skin?


In the first few days after your treatment, the area will feel swollen and might be red. This is completely normal and will improve over the next few weeks - swelling is a vital part of the fat dissolving process and it signifies that the fat cells are being destroyed! Very occasionally, some lumpiness can be felt under the skin but this will usually settle in time and over the course of the 4 or 6 sessions.




What are the potential side effects?


Common side effects include: - Discomfort during the procedure - Temporary redness, swelling or bruising - Temporary asymmetry - Temporary numbness of the skin treated Rarer side effects: - Skin infection - Granuloma formation - Asymmetry of the smile Very rare side effects include: - Skin necrosis - Permanent nerve damage - Swallowing difficulties




Who should not receive fat dissolving treatments?


There are just a few but important conditions that are considered unsuitable for fat dissolving treatments. These include: - Pregnancy or breastfeeding. Patients trying for a baby or who are unsure if they are pregnant will also be refused treatments - Any bleeding disorder - Skin allergies affecting the face or neck - People with loose skin of the neck are not suitable candidates - those who have had neck or thyroid surgery are not usually good candidates Patients taking the following medicines should also not have fat dissolving treatments: - A known allergy to local anaesthetics or deoxycholic acid A detailed medical history will be taken prior to your treatment and it is your responsibility to declare any medical conditions that you suffer from.




I'm generally overweight, are fat dissolving injections a good option for me?


Fat dissolving treatments aren't a solution for obesity or to lose weight. They are generally reserved for clients wanting to slim down a stubborn area that they couldn't lose despite maintaining a healthy weight and diet.




What should I do before a treatment?


It's very easy to prepare - simply avoid alcohol on the day of your treatment and remove any make up on the areas to be treated.

Medicines that make bruising more common are listed below. If these aren't prescribed by your GP, we'd recommend stopping them a week before a treatment:

- Aspirin
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (Ibuprofen, diclofenac, naproxen)
- Fish oil supplements
- Vitamin E oils or tablets
- Gingko Biloba, ginseng or any other herbal remedies




What should I do after a treatment?


You can expect to resume your normal daily activities immediately after their treatment with a few exceptions:

1) Don't participate in sports, exercise or vigorous activity until the redness, swelling or bruising has settled down

2) Sunbeds, saunas, steam, laser and facial treatments should be avoided for the entirety of the fat dissolving process and until any redness or bruising has settled.




How often should I have treatments?


After you've completed the fat dissolving package (2 minimum, 6 tmaximum), you won't need any further top ups. Fat dissolving injections lead to permanent results unless you gained a significant amount of weight in the future.





Anti-sweating treatments

How does a hyperhydrosis treatment work?


The treatment works by using anti-wrinkle medication to temporarily block nerve signals to the sweat glands in the area it is used. (The same effect as the aluminum found in all deodorants, but it lasts for much longer) By keeping the skin dry, sweating treatments have the additional benefit of helping to prevent body odour.




How long does a hyperhydrosis treatment last?


Sweating treatments on average last 6 to 9 months, depending on your metabolism. A repeat treatment can be performed just as safely after this time. You will notice your sweating returning to its previous level as the treatment wears off.




Will I sweat more elsewhere on my body if I have an underarm hyperhydrosis treatment?


Not normally although this is a common belief.




Does a hyperhydrosis treatment hurt?


People tolerate the treatments very well without any special procedures. Some people find using a block of ice helpful prior to the injections.




What should I do after a hyperhydrosis treatment?


You can go back to your normal daily activities immediately after a treatment with a few simple rules: 1) Don't massage, rub or wash the areas injected until the next day after your treatment. (Minimum 12 hours) 2) Don't drink alcohol until the following day. 3) Don't participate in sports, exercise or vigorous activity for 24 hours 4) Don't bend over or lie down for at least 4 hours after your treatment. These rules help prevent the medicine moving to other areas that we don't want to treat. Failure to follow these increases the chance of complications. These are both avoidable and reversible side effects and are almost exclusively caused by people not following the rules!




What are the potential side effects of hyperhydrosis treatments?


The most common side effects include: - Mild discomfort during the procedure and very temporary swelling or bruising - A mild and temporary headache




Are there any people who shouldn't have hyperhydrosis treatments?


There are just a few but important conditions that are considered unsafe for these treatments: - Pregnancy or breastfeeding. (Patients trying for a baby or who are unsure if they are pregnant will also be refused treatments) - Rare neurological diseases such as Myasthenia Gravis, Eaton – Lambert Syndrome, Lou Gehrig’s disease - A previous stroke affecting the face - Any bleeding disorder - Skin allergies affecting the face Patients taking the following medicines should also not have botulinum toxin treatments: - Aminoglycoside antibiotics (Gentamycin, Neomycin, Streptomycin, etc) - Penicillamine (used to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis) - Calcium channel blocker drugs (Amlodipine, Nifedipine, Felodipine, etc) - A known allergy to human albumin A detailed medical history will be taken prior to your treatment but it is your responsibility to declare any medical problems to us in good time.




What should I do to prepare for a hyperhydrosis treatment?


It's very easy to prepare: - avoid alcohol for 24 hours before your treatment to reduce the risk of bruising - trim or shave the areas to be treated so that no hair is visible

Medicines that make bruising more common are listed below. If these aren't prescribed by your GP, we'd recommend stopping them a week before a treatment:

- Aspirin
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (Ibuprofen, diclofenac, naproxen)
- Fish oil supplements
- Vitamin E oils or tablets - garlic, ginger or chilli in high doses
- Gingko Biloba, ginseng or any other herbal remedies




What should I do after a treatment?


You can go back to your normal daily activities immediately after a treatment with a few simple rules:

1) Don't massage, rub or wash the areas injected until the next day after your treatment. (Minimum 12 hours)

2) Don't drink alcohol until the following day.

3) Don't participate in sports, exercise or vigorous activity for 24 hours

4) Don't bend over or lie down for at least 4 hours after your treatment.

These rules help prevent the medicine moving to other areas that we don't want to treat. Failure to follow these increases the chance of complications. These are both avoidable and reversible side effects and are almost exclusively caused by people not following the rules!





Migraine Treatments

What shouldn't I do after a treatment?


You can go back to your normal daily activities immediately after a treatment except two simple rules: 1) Don't massage, rub or wash the areas injected until the next day after your treatment. (Minimum 12 hours) 2) Avoid sports, exercise or vigorous activity for 12 hours These rules help prevent the toxin moving to other areas of the face that we don't want to treat. Failure to follow these increases the chance of complications, most importantly eyelid or brow drooping. These are both avoidable and reversible side effects and are almost exclusively caused by people not following the rules! Avoiding alcohol until the following day also reduces your risk of bruising




How does anti-wrinkle medication treat headaches?


Some types of headaches are caused by muscular tension in the face, scalp and neck. Anti-wrinkle products that relax muscles can be used to reduce the symptoms of these headaches. It's important that this distinction is made becuase there are other types of headaches that can't be improved with Botox injections.




What if the treatments don't work?


A detailed history will be taken prior to booking for a treatment to ensure that the treatment is suitable for your headache type. In the vast majority of cases, suffers symptoms do resolve sIgnificantly and further treatments can be booked periodically to keep on top of the symptoms. If however after your treatment things are no better at all, we would not recommend further treatments and try to advise you of where to seek further help.




What are the potential side effects?


The most common side effects include: - Mild discomfort during the procedure and very temporary swelling or bruising - A mild and temporary headache Rarer side effects include: - In about 1% of people, patients may develop eyebrow or eyelid drooping. This is temporary and usually resolves in three to four weeks. This is almost always caused by a failure to follow the simple aftercare rules described above.




Are there any people who shouldn't have treatments?


There are just a few but important conditions that are considered unsafe for treatments: - Pregnancy or breastfeeding. (Patients trying for a baby or who are unsure if they are pregnant will also be refused treatments) - Rare neurological diseases such as Myasthenia Gravis, Eaton – Lambert Syndrome, Lou Gehrig’s disease - A previous stroke affecting the face - Any bleeding disorder - Skin allergies affecting the face Those taking the following medicines should also not have treatments: - Aminoglycoside antibiotics (Gentamycin, Neomycin, Streptomycin, etc) - Penicillamine (used to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis) - Calcium channel blocker drugs (Amlodipine, Nifedipine, Felodipine, etc) - A known allergy to human albumin A detailed medical history will be taken prior to your treatment but it is your responsibility to declare any medical problems to us in good time.




How often should I have migraine treatments?


As a rough guide, headache treatments can be performed every 3-6 months to help control your symptoms. But everyone will be treated on an individual basis.




How can I prepare for a treatment?


It's very easy to prepare - simply avoid alcohol on the day of your treatment and remove any make up on the areas to be treated.

Medicines that make bruising more common are listed below. If these aren't prescribed by your GP, we'd recommend stopping them a week before a treatment:

- Aspirin
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (Ibuprofen, diclofenac, naproxen)
- Fish oil supplements
- Vitamin E oils or tablets
- Gingko Biloba, ginseng or any other herbal remedies





Gummy Smile

How does a gummy smile treatment work?


Gummy smile treatments are performed using tiny injections of anti-wrinkle product. It works by temporarily and reversibly blocking nerve signals to specific areas of the facial muscles, allowing the muscles to relax. As a result, the upper lip muscles that cause a gummy smile are relaxed. Over a period of a few months this effect wears off and the gummy smile slowly returns. Of course you can then repeat the procedure.




What should I do before a gummy smile treatment?


It's very easy to prepare - simply avoid alcohol on the day of your treatment and remove any make up on the areas to be treated. Medicines that make bruising more common are listed below. If these aren't prescribed by your GP, we'd recommend stopping them a week before a treatment: - Aspirin - Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (Ibuprofen, diclofenac, naproxen) - Fish oil supplements - Vitamin E oils or tablets - Gingko Biloba, ginseng or any other herbal remedies




What shouldn't I do after a treatment?


You can go back to your normal daily activities immediately after a treatment with a few simple rules:

1) Don't massage, rub or wash the areas injected until the next day after your treatment. (Minimum 12 hours)

2) Don't drink alcohol until the following day.

3) Don't participate in sports, exercise or vigorous activity for 24 hours

4) Don't bend over or lie down for at least 4 hours after your treatment.

These rules help prevent botulinum toxin moving to other areas of the face that we don't want to treat. Failure to follow these increases the chance of complications, most importantly an asymmetrical smile. These are both avoidable and reversible side effects and are almost exclusively caused by people not following the rules!




What are the potential side effects?


The most common side effects include:
- Mild discomfort during the procedure - very temporary swelling, redness - bruising

Rarer side effects include:
- In about 1% of people, patients may develop an asymmetrical smile or have difficulty pursing their lips. This is temporary and usually resolves in three to four weeks. This is almost always caused by a failure to follow the simple after care rules described above.




Are there any people who shouldn't have gummy smile treatments?


There are just a few but important conditions that are considered unsafe for gummy smile treatments:

- Pregnancy or breastfeeding. (Patients trying for a baby or who are unsure if they are pregnant will also be refused treatments)
- Rare neurological diseases such as Myasthenia Gravis, Eaton – Lambert Syndrome, Lou Gehrig’s disease
- A previous stroke affecting the face
- Any bleeding disorder
- Skin allergies affecting the face

Those taking the following medicines should also not have gummy smile treatments:

- Aminoglycoside antibiotics (Gentamycin, Neomycin, Streptomycin, etc)
- Penicillamine (used to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis)
- Calcium channel blocker drugs (Amlodipine, Nifedipine, Felodipine, etc)
- A known allergy to human albumin

A detailed medical history will be taken prior to your treatment but it is your responsibility to declare any medical problems to us in good time.




How often should I have treatments?


As a rough guide, gummy smile treatments should be performed every 2-4 months to help maintain a consistent appearance. A treatment plan will be designed for your own needs and budget.





Facial Slimming Treatments

How do anti-wrinkle injections slim the face?


Anti-wrinkle medicines are a muscle relaxer and can be used safely to treat cosmetically larger muscles. When viewed from face on, in some people (and especially common people from a South East Asian or Chinese backgrounds), the face can look quite square. This is often due to a prominent jaw muscle called the masseter. By gently relaxing it, the muscle slowly and subtly reduces in size. This is particularly popular in women as it helps soften the facial features.




I'm overweight, will the treatments help slim my face?


No, we cannot shrink fat tissue with anti-wrinkle treatments




Do the treatments hurt?


No, the injections take minutes to perform and feel like tiny pin pricks. no anaesthetic cream is needed.




What should I do before a treatment?


It's very easy to prepare - simply avoid alcohol on the day of your treatment and remove any make up on the areas to be treated.

Medicines that make bruising more common are listed below. If these aren't prescribed by your GP, we'd recommend stopping them a week before a treatment:

- Aspirin
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (Ibuprofen, diclofenac, naproxen)
- Fish oil supplements
- Vitamin E oils or tablets
- Gingko Biloba, ginseng or any other herbal remedies




What can't I do after a treatment?


You can go back to your normal daily activities immediately after a treatment with a few simple rules:

1) Don't massage, rub or wash the areas injected until the next day after your treatment. (Minimum 12 hours)

2) Don't drink alcohol until the following day.

3) Don't participate in sports, exercise or vigorous activity for 24 hours

4) Don't bend over or lie down for at least 4 hours after your treatment.

These rules help prevent the medicine moving to other areas of the face that we don't want to treat. Failure to follow these increases the chance of complications, most importantly eye lid or brow drooping. These are both avoidable and reversible side effects and are almost exclusively caused by people not following the rules!




What are the potential side effects?


The most common side effects include:
- Mild discomfort during the procedure - very temporary swelling, redness - bruising
- A mild and temporary headache

Rarer side effects include: - some people notice that their chewing feels slightly less powerful and that some foods (meat especially) take more time to eat
- In about 1% of people, patients may develop an asymmetrical smile. This is temporary and usually resolves in three to four weeks. This is almost always caused by the product spreading to other muscles of the lower face and a failure to follow the after care rules described above.




Are there any people who shouldn't receive treatments?


There are just a few but important conditions that are considered unsafe for the treatments:

- Pregnancy or breastfeeding. (Patients trying for a baby or who are unsure if they are pregnant will also be refused treatments)
- Rare neurological diseases such as Myasthenia Gravis, Eaton – Lambert Syndrome, Lou Gehrig’s disease
- A previous stroke affecting the face
- Any bleeding disorder
- Skin allergies affecting the face

Those taking the following medicines should also not have treatments:

- Aminoglycoside antibiotics (Gentamycin, Neomycin, Streptomycin, etc)
- Penicillamine (used to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis)
- Calcium channel blocker drugs (Amlodipine, Nifedipine, Felodipine, etc)
- A known allergy to human albumin

A detailed medical history will be taken prior to your treatment but it is your responsibility to declare any medical problems to us in good time.




How often should I have treatments?


As a rough guide, facial slimming treatments can be done every 3-4 months to help maintain a consistent appearance but it is entirely dependant on you and how slim you want to be.





Liquid Nose Job

How does the Liquid Nose Job work?


Modern fillers are gel - like substances made of hyaluronic acid. This is a substance naturally found in our own skin already, we simply lose it as we age. The filler gel is are made up millions of tiny bubbles that absorbs water like a sponge. Sitting below the skin layer, they plump the skin above, creating a stunning and natural shape to impriove the shape of the nose. it can even be used to subtly lift the tip of the nose in some cases.




What should I do to prepare for the Liquid Nose Job?


It's very easy to prepare: - avoid alcohol 24 hours before your treatment - avoid wearing any makeup, sun creams, serums or anything else on the skin of the entire face and neck. This hugely speeds up your consultation/treatment and significantly improves your chances of avoiding an infection or complication.

Medicines that make bruising more common are listed below. Ideally these would be stopped at least 5-14 days before an injectable treatment but you must check with your GP if these are prescibed to you:

- Aspirin
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (Ibuprofen, diclofenac, naproxen)
- Fish oil supplements
- Vitamin E oils or tablets
- Gingko Biloba, ginseng or any other herbal remedies




What are the potential side effects of fillers?


Common side effects include: - Mild discomfort during the procedure - Temporary redness, swelling or bruising (up to 14 days) - Temporary asymmetry (up to 14 days)

Rarer side effects: - Infection - Granumloma formation - Delayed onset nodules Very rare side effects include: - Vascular occlusions/skin necrosis - Blindness - Stroke If you develop ANY bruising, skin colour changes, pain in the nose, face or forehead, you must take some good quality selfie images on your phone and text them to Dr Jake immediately on 0423796317. This is to assess the skin quality of the nose and to ensure that an emergency is not impending.




Do Liquid Nose Job treatments hurt?


Many patients compare the sensation to a pin prick but your skin will always be numbed with a strong local anaesthetic cream. The cream takes approximately 5-10 minutes to become effective and you'll have no pain afterwards. If you have ANY bruising, skin colour changes, pain in the nose, face or forehead, you must take some good quality selfie images on your phone and text them to Dr Jake immediately on 0423796317. This is to assess the skin quality of the nose and to ensure that an emergency is not impending.




Will I be able to feel the filler once it's injected under my skin?


In the first week or two after your treatment, the areas treated will feel a little firm. This is completely normal and will improve over the next few weeks. Sometimes filler is injected in deliberate small balls (most commonly the cheek bones) and so these will especially be noticebale to the touch. You should NOT massage the areas, this will be done for you if needed after your treatment. If however there is a persistent unsightly lump, this can be assessed in a filler review booking, 2-3 weeks after your treatment. Fillers can be dissolved if necessary with a product called hyalase although this is very rarely required.




What if I don't like my results?


New patients are often very anxious in the first few days after a filler or in particular, a lip treatment. The areas treated will be swollen and this can make people conscious of looking 'fake' or too puffy. This is a very common situation and so it's worth stressing that you will politely be asked to wait 2 full weeks before we review things. We need to see the final results of your filler treatment when you are fully healed. If despite this, you still decide that you do not like the results, you can choose to dissolve the fillers which is an additional cost of $500 per session. No refunds are ever offered, injectables are medical procedures that do not offer guaranteed satifaction.




Who should not receive Liquid Nose Job treatments?


There are just a few but important conditions that are considered unsafe for the use of fillers, particularly of the nose. These include: - Pregnancy or breastfeeding. Patients trying for a baby or who are unsure if they are pregnant will also be refused treatments - Any bleeding disorder - Skin allergies affecting the face - Anyone who has had previuous nose surgery (rhinioplasty). In this circumstance you should go back to your surgeon for advice. Patients taking the following medicines should also NOT have filler treatments: - A known allergy to local anaesthetics or fillers A detailed medical history will be taken prior to your treatment and it is your responsibility to declare any medical conditions that you suffer from.




What can't I do after a treatment?


Patients can expect to resume their normal daily activities immediately after their treatment.

There are, however, a few simple rules that must be followed after a filler treatment to help to avoid any complications:

1) Very occasionally, tiny spots of the filler may be felt under the skin despite being massaged during the treatment. You will be shown how to massage these areas to smooth the filler. You should do this with clean hands to prevent the risk of infection.

2) Don't use make up on the areas treated until any redness or swelling has settled. This will help avoid infections.

3) Don't participate in sports, exercise or vigorous activity until any redness and brusing has settled

4) Sunbeds, sauans, steam treatments and facials should be avoided for 2 weeks and until any redness or bruising has settled.
(For lip treatments, simple ice application for 24 hours can however be used to help reduce any swelling)




How often should I have filler treatments?


Every patient is different and depending on your starting point, your cosmetic needs and how advanced your aging is, filler treatments will vary significantly. As a very rough guide, filler treatments can be done every 6-12 months to help maintain a consistent appearance. But ultimately, you will dictate how frequently fillers are done by looking in the mirror and seeing how your features have changed over time.





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Infinity Skin Clinic

10:00-17:00

357 Military Rd

Mosman

2088

NSW

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Infinity Skin Clinic

10:00-17:00

357 Military Rd

Mosman

2088

NSW

02 9307 2833

Infinity Skin Clinic

10:00-17:00

357 Military Rd

Mosman

2088

NSW

02 9307 2833

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Infinity Skin Clinic

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Surry Hills

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Infinity Skin Clinic

11:00-19:00

357  Military Rd

Mosman

2088

NSW

02 9307 2833

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357 Military Rd

Mosman

2088

NSW

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