1) What happens at the consultation?
The initial consultation with doctor may take about 10 mins, where a frank and realistic treatment plan and goals are discussed. The treatment following this will be much quicker, often 5-10 minutes.
2) Is the consultation free?
The consultation is normally charged at $70, but this charge is waived if treatment is undertaken on the day.
3) Does the treatment hurt?
Some treatments are undertaken after numbing, and these are painless. Where numbing is not needed, very thin gauge needles are used thereby reducing the discomfort to a minimum.
4) Does it cost a lot?
Our prices are very competitive and affordable. See price list for the most common treatments. In some cases, it may be necessary to combine two or more treatments and the charges will be quoted well in advance. Also see the specials on how to save on costs on the long run.
5) How do these treatments work?
Anti-wrinkle injections work by relaxing the wrinkle-causing muscles, thereby creating an improved and smooth appearance.
Dermal Fillers work by replacing lost collagen from skin (which is a key factor in facial ageing) thereby lessening the impact of ageing and cleverly refreshing the look.
6) Are these treatments harmful?
Anti-Wrinkle injections and Dermal fillers have been in use for many years in Australia, and all the products used in our clinics are TGA approved.
7) Are there any side effects?
In majority of the cases, any side effects are temporary and limited to the treatment sites.
Possible side effects from anti-wrinkle treatment include swelling, redness, pain, stinging or burning, bruising, itchy forehead, local muscle weakness including droopy eyelids or eyebrows and rarely flu-like symptoms.
Possible side effects from dermal filler treatment includes injection site redness, firmness, lumpy feel, bruising or discoloration. Again, in the vast majority, these effects are temporary and should resolve within a week.
You may resume most normal activities soon after. An aftercare instruction leaflet will be provided for your peace of mind.
8) How long will the results last?
Treatments last between 3 -12 months, depending on factors that will be discussed in detail, during the initial consultation with the doctor.
9) What is downtime?
Downtime is time taken to recover from treatment. After Chemical peel treatment, there may be fine or coarse peeling of skin for 2-5 days. This can however be hidden with makeup.
10) What if I am not happy with the results?
We make all attempts to assure satisfaction. The results of the treatments are not always obvious straightaway. The effects of anti-wrinkle treatment may take from 3-10 days to take effect. It is essential that there is a 2-week follow up after every treatment. This will be an opportunity to fully assess the results and make fine adjustments if needed. As part of the treatment package, this 2 week follow up is free of cost and any treatment incurred for correction during this consult is also free of cost; see price list for more details.