Dr Jake Sloane has a reputation for creating stunning but natural results with fillers. Depending on your age, sex, ethnicity and features, your needs will very different and this is why there are no set prices for generic treatments like 'cheek fillers', 'jawline fillers' or similar.
In your consultation Dr Jake will first get an understanding of your 'wants' and what you think about your own features. This helps guide the treatment possibilities discussed, what options might be offered to you and how quickly you may want to do them.
Every patient and face is special and so a treatment plan is often mapped out over a period of time to achieve holistic results.
What are filler treatments for?
Despite the name, filler treatments can achieve far more than just the 'filling' of an area. Instead it's best to think of fillers as treatments that can subtly soften, blend, contour, sharpen or highlight certain features of the face to improve the overall look.
A beautiful filler result from a skilled injector should be appreciated but not necessarily 'seen', because it simply blends into the surrounding features. This is why you can't tell if someone with a good result has had fillers or not.
By law in Australia, we aren't allowed to advertise the brand names of any medicines - including the brands of any injectable products or fillers. This is why you'll see these types of treatments generically referred to as 'fillers' but there is an incredibly diverse range of fillers including different thicknesses and technologies.
Dr Jake only uses the Allergan brand of structural fillers because he has had extensive training and experience in using these products. He is national & international speaker in using these fillers and also teaches injectors how to get the best out of using these products.
Key features of filler treatments
New patient filler consultations + treatments = 60 mins.
Existing patient consultations + treatments = 45 mins.
Full face indications
Common areas to treat include the cheeks (midface), under eyes, lips, chin & jawline. Dr Jake also treats more advanced areas including the forehead, temples, eyebrows, eye-socket hollows (A-frame deformity), nose, earlobes and hands.
In Dr Jake's hands the results of fillers are immediate & long-lasting with minimal downtime.
Dr Jake Sloane will suggest the right volume of filler for each facial region. Fillers tend to last far longer than patients often realise and Dr Jake will guide you each time you see him whether this is key - to avoid looking over-done or puffy.
What is the downtime & aftercare for fillers?
Every filler patient will experience some degree of swelling, tenderness +/- bruising. One to two weeks of mild down time will always occur after filler treatments and this is a normal soft tissue response to the needles or cannulas used to place the fillers.
This period should be factored into your diary, work arrangements and social life before you commit to a treatment. The vast majority of Dr Jake's patients will happily go to work the next day with no problems but new patients are reminded that these treatments are medical procedures and not beauty treatments.
For firmer fillers placed in the chin or jawline, you will be able to feel the filler under the skin for four or so weeks before becoming softer.
Dr Jake will go through your specific needs during your consultation and create a bespoke treatment plan for your features.
He doesn't advertise 'cheek', 'jawline' or any other facial areas aS set price because it's impossible to know what you'll need until you've had a consultation and been examined.
How do anti-wrinkle treatments work?Anti-wrinkle 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.
How should I prepare for my anti-wrinkle treatment?As for all injectable treatments, please come with no make up, foundation or similar on your skin. This will reduce the risk of an infection. To reduce the risk of bruising: - avoid alcohol for 24 hours prior - stop any fish oil supplements at least 5 days prior - stop any garlic, ginger, gingko biloba or ginseng in high doses - avoid any anti-inflammatory medicines (neurofen, ibuprofen, naproxen, etc) for 5 days before your treatment if possible. Prescription medicines that can make bruising much more common include warfarin or other anti-coagulants. If these are prescribed by your GP, it's not recommended to stop them. You can still have injectables but you should expect bruising to be much more common and obvious.
What can't I do after an anti-wrinkle treatment?You can go back to your normal daily activities after a treatment except for two simple rules: 1) Don't massage, rub or wash the areas injected until the next day after your treatment. This also includes not doing things like having a massage, facial or similar straight after an anti-wrinkle treatment. (for at least 12 hours afterwards) 2) Avoid sports, exercise or vigorous activity for 12 hours afterwards. These rules help prevent the anti-wrinkle product spreading and affecting other muscles of the face that we don't want to treat. Failure to follow these increases the chance of complications, most importantly eyelid or eyebrow drooping. These are both avoidable and reversible side effects but can take several weeks or even months to settle. Avoiding alcohol after any injectable treatment until the following day also reduces your risk of worsened bruising.
What are the potential side effects?The most common side effects include: - Mild discomfort during the procedure - very temporary swellings and redness (that disappear within minutes) - bruising (always a risk when a needle is used) Rarer side effects include: - In less than 1% of cases, patients can very rarely experience eyebrow or eyelid heaviness (called a 'ptosis'). This is very rare, temporary and often resolves in three or four weeks on it's own. This might be caused by a failure to follow the after care rules described above. In this scenario, some special eyedrops might be prescribed to you to help lift the heavy eyelid but you'll need to be reviewed in person first.
Do anti-wrinkle treatments hurt?The injections only take minutes to perform and no special measures are needed. Dr Jake uses the smallest needles available and most patients are pleasantly surprised at how easy the process is.
Are there any people who shouldn't have anti-wrinkle treatments?There are just a few but important conditions that are contraindications to anti-wrinkle treatments: - 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 these 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 recommended dose is done on the day of your treatment, the results will last 2-4 months on average. Most people therefore come every 3-4 months to help maintain a consistent appearance.