frequently asked questions

Anti Wrinkle

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




How do anti-wrinkle treatments work?


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 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 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!




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 anti-wrinkle treatments?


There are just a few but important conditions that are considered unsafe: - 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 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.




How often should I have treatments?


As a rough guide, treatments should be performed every 3-4 months to help maintain a consistent appearance. After one year, these periods can possibly be delayed by a few months each time as your wrinkles become lighter. Either way, a treatment plan will be designed for your own needs and budget.




Why should I come to Dr Jake Sloane?


Patients are strongly encouraged to research the credentials of anyone carrying out treatments. It cannot be stressed more that you need to be treated by a doctor who is fully qualified, insured and is formally trained in the treatment offered. Botulinum toxin is a medicine and needs to be prescribed just like any other medication, taking into account a your medical history.




Do the treatments hurt?


The injections take minutes to perform and no anaesthetic cream is needed!





Lip Fillers

How do lip fillers work?


Most dermal fillers are gels made of a sugar molecule. This is found naturally in our own skin already and so they are taken up extremely well with a very low risk of adverse reactions. 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.




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 wrinkle. Our skin also becomes more fragile as it thins and loses its elasticity. This is caused by the loss of collagen and the hyaluronic acid that naturally occurs in our skin. These changes are most obviously seen in the cheek and under eye areas but our lips also become thinner and drier. As a consequence, ageing causes the lips looks less plump and less youthful.




Can lip fillers be used in all skin types?


Hyaluronic acid fillers are appropriate for patients of all skin types. They are colourless gels that are not visible under the skin.




Do lip filler treatments hurt?


This is the most common reason that people avoid treatments. However your lips will always be numbed with a very effective local anaesthetic cream. It works extremely effectively 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!




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?


The key advantage of using non-permanent fillers is that they are temporary. If you don't like the results they will disappear naturally over time and return to how they were pre - treatment. Dr Jake will always try to clearly establish what result you want before commencing the treatment so there are no surprises. For first timers to lip fillers, we always suggest a less volumising filler to start with. Patients are usually very anxious in the first few days after a lip treatment. It's completely normal and expected that your lips will swell a bit, around 15% more than the actual final size. They can also look at little asymmetrical because of this. Therefore you shouldn't judge the final result on the day of treatment - once the swelling has gone your lips will settle down. But by using a 1ml premium lip filler, gives you the most realistic shape immediately after being injected. So what you see on the day is almost exactly what you'll get longer term.




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) Filler material will be felt under the lips after a treatment and this will settle in a few weeks. However, if you feel a discrete lump of product after the treatment, you can massage this yourself at home within 24 hours after injection. You will be shown how to this and you should do this with clean hands to prevent the risk of infection. 2) Don't use lip stick 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 bruising has settled. 4) Anything with heat such as sunbeds, steam, laser, thermage, fraxel or facial treatments should be avoided for 2 weeks and until any redness or bruising has settled. To help the lip swelling settle, you can apply ice and take some nurofen in the 48 hour period after. In our experience, this is hardly ever needed but it's a good back up if needed




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





Dermal Fillers

How do dermal fillers work?


Modern dermal fillers are gel - like substances made of hyaluronic acid. This is a substance naturally found in our own skin so we are replacing like for like. The gels are made up millions of tiny bubbles that absorbs water to themselves. Sitting below the skin layer in wrinkle fold, they plump the skin above, creating a stunning and natural smoothness to counteract the signs of ageing.




Can dermal fillers be used in all skin types?


Hyaluronic acid fillers are appropriate for patients of all skin types. They are colourless gels that should are not visible under the skin.




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 dermal filler once injected into my skin?


In the first few days after your treatment, the area may feel a little firm. This is completely normal and will improve over the next few weeks. Very occasionally, small particles of the filler do clump together and can be felt under the skin. The area treated will be massaged to prevent this occurring and you will be shown how to do this yourself. If despite this there is a persistent unsightly lump, it can be dissolved with a special injection although this is very rarely required and will remove the filler completely.




What if I don't like my results?


The key advantage of using hyaluronic acid fillers (compared to collagen) is that they are temporary. If you don't like the results they will dissolve away over time. Patients are often very anxious in the first few days after a lip treatment in particular. It is expected that the lips will swell and can also look at little asymmetrical. After two weeks, a revision treatment can easily be performed if necessary. Please be aware that a seperate charge will be made for this although it is extremely rare.




Who should not receive dermal 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 and hyaluronic acid present naturally in our skin. In addition, the skin also loses fat stored beneath it in so called 'fat pads'. These are most obviously seen in the cheek and jowl areas. As we age, loss of the fat pads causes the face becomes thinner and creates a drooping effect. As a consequence, ageing causes the face looks less plump and the skin loses its youthful appearance.




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?


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)




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 - Granumloma formation Very rare side effects include:
- Skin necrosis - Blindness




How often should I have treatments?


As a rough guide, filler treatments can be done every 6 -12 months to help maintain a consistent appearance.

Lip treatments tend to last less, on average 4 months for subtle definition and around 6 months for volumising. Fillers can be repeated within these time periods if you want a further enhancement.





Fat dissolving treatments

How do fat dissolving treatments work?


Areas of fat such as the double chin can be dissolved using a new injectable medication. This utilises the same mechanism that our body uses when breaking down fat in our diet. Treatments have been used in the USA for several years now with outstanding results.




Do fat dissolving treatments hurt?


Dr Jake has developed his own numbing protocol to make the process completely painless. The skin of the area will be numbed with both ice and then local anaesthetic injections. The area will feel sore and swollen for a few days after and this is a normal inflammatory response and signifies that the fat cells are being broken down.




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 Sweat-BLOCK 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 Sweat-BLOCK 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 a Sweat-BLOCK treatment?


Not normally although this is a common belief.




Does a Sweat-BLOCK 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.




Sweat-BLOCK: 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!




What are the potential side effects of Sweat-BLOCK 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 Sweat-BLOCK treatments?


There are just a few but important conditions that are considered unsafe for Sweatox 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 before a treatment?


It's very easy to prepare - simply avoid alcohol on the day of your treatment and remove any make up for a forehead Sweat-BLOCK treatment.

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 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 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) Avoid alcohol for 24 hours 3) Don't rub, touch or massage the areas treated for 24 hours




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




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.




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





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.





The Liquid Nose Job

What is The Liquid Nose Job


This is Dr Jake's signature treatment of dermal fillers to improve the shape of the nose.





Injectable Moisturiser treatments

How do injectable moisturiser treatments work?


As we age our skin loses hydration and plumpness. It can look dull, 'crepy' and dry. Dermal fillers are gels made of a sugar molecule that is already found in our skin. Therefore we can use fillers to replace what our skin has lost over time. The filler molecules are made up of millions of tiny bubbles that attract water when injected. When we inject the filler all over the skin just under the surface, it literally acts like an injectable moisturiser by bringing water to the area.





CONTACT

THURSDAYS

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

Infinity Skin Clinic

10:00-17:00

357 Military Rd

Mosman

2088

NSW

02 9307 2833

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TUESDAYS

Infinity Skin Clinic

10:00-19:00

285a Crown Street

Surry Hills

NSW

2018

02 8056 8157

THURSDAYS

Infinity Skin Clinic

11:00-19:00

357  Military Rd

Mosman

2088

NSW

02 9307 2833

FRIDAYS

Infinity Skin Clinic

10:00-17:00

357 Military Rd

Mosman

2088

NSW

02 9307 2833

SATURDAYS

Infinity Skin Clinic

10:00-16:00

 

Alternating

weeks

between

Surry Hills

&

Mosman

SUNDAYS & MONDAYS

(EVERY 8 WEEKS)

Kailo Medispa

SUN: 09:00-18:00

MON: 08:00 - 14:00

 

The Calile Hotel

James St

QLD

4006

073252 3225