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FAQ’s

Muscle Relaxants

How long will my muscle relaxant last?

This varies from individual to individual and the area being treated.

Product D: 2 – 3 months

Product B: 3 – 4 months

Product X: 3 months

When will it take effect?

Your Muscle Relaxants will take 2 – 3 days to begin working and take full effect within 2 weeks. Type D kicks in faster, but tends not to last as long.

Does it hurt?

We use ice and vibrating massage tools to distract your pain receptors so that you can be as comfortable as possible.

What aftercare advice do you offer?
  • It is normal to have little bumps like ‘mosquito bites’ after your Muscle Relaxant injections, these will disappear within minutes to an hour after injections
  • Exercise your treated area (frown, smile or raise your eyebrows) every 10-15 minutes for the first hour. This helps the muscle relaxant work its way into your muscles.
  • Do NOT rub or massage the treated area for at least four hours after treatment.
  • Do NOT exercise for at least three hours after your injectable treatment.
Will I look frozen?

We always like our clients to look natural with their results so unless you request frozen we will make you look as natural as possible while still giving you a great result.

How many units will I need?

The number of units will depend on the individual as well as budget, so a consultation is always key to figuring out how many units you will need as well as the desired result. The more you use, the longer it lasts and the stronger it is.

What is the difference between muscle relaxants and filler?

Muscle Relaxants relax muscles from moving and preventing the dynamic (moving) lines into static (not moving) lines. Dermal Skin Fillers replace lost volume and fill lines.

How much will it cost?

Cost will depend on how many units and which product you choose to use: The cost per area will start from $100.

Product D: $4.00

Product B: $14.90

Product X: $12.90

What are the risks/complications?

The risks associated with muscle relaxants could be a drop either in the brow or the eyelid, or a ‘spock’ where the eyebrows may go too high (this is easily fixed). If any complications occur we encourage all our clients to get in contact with us, however they will wear off as the muscle relaxant wears off.

Filler

How long will my filler last?

This depends on which type of filler we use, which depends on what area that we are filling. Some fillers last longer than others and some areas last longer than other areas. On average the filler we use can last from 12 months onwards with our longest lasting up to 2 years.

What will I look like?

After your filler, you may be little swollen and possible bruising can occur – we like you to give your filler 2 – 4 weeks for everything to settle and for the filler itself to integrate into the tissues. Filler can feel lumpy and bumpy once it has first been injected, again this will all soften within that 2 – 4 weeks.

What should I avoid before my appointment?

Please avoid, Nurofen, Aspirin, Fish Oils, Multivitamins and anything that will thin your blood, which will increase your chances of bruising.

What if I don’t like the filler?

If you do not like the filler, it can be dissolved using a product called Hyalase.

What are the risks/complications?

Risks and complications will dermal skin filler can be swelling and bruising, which will subside, and you can use an anti-bruising cream called Hirudoid to help with any bruising that may occur. Another complication could be an avascular necrosis where a little bit of filler may get into a blood vessel and occlude the blood flow to that area – if this occurs we need to dissolve the filler.

What are the risks/complications?

The risks associated with muscle relaxants could be a drop either in the brow or the eyelid, or a ‘spock’ where the eyebrows may go too high (this is easily fixed). If any complications occur we encourage all our clients to get in contact with us, however they will wear off as the muscle relaxant wears off.

What aftercare advice do you offer?

After injection of the dermal filler, do not massage on the day of the treatment or touch the area unnecessarily. This reduces the risk of infection.

Alcohol can be enjoyed after treatment. It may only very marginally increase the risk of bruising. Saunas and excessive heat can increase the risk of bruising for a couple of days afterwards.

Stay well hydrated with approximately 6 glasses of water each day for three days.

Makeup can be and is commonly applied straight after to help camouflage redness, bruising and swelling.

Hirudoid (over the counter at the pharmacy) can hasten the resolution of the bruising.

Bruising is common, even in expert hands. It tends to come out more the next day and often persists for up to one week. Bruising is increased if blood thinning agents have been used in the last month e.g. Nurofen, aspirin, fish oils, krill oil, multivitamins etc.

Swelling is normal. If significant, a steroid cream known as hydrocortisone (available over the counter at the pharmacy) can be applied to the area.

The area may remain slightly swollen or red through the day. Swelling may persist for 3-4 days and often slightly for up to 2 to 3 weeks.

Exercise is not restricted after use of fillers.

It often takes a month approximately for the dermal filler to settle in and integrate into the skin. It is not uncommon for dermal filler to look a bit ‘lumpy and bumpy’ while there is swelling, which is more pronounced during the first few days after treatment.  If the area looks lumpy, raised or swollen, it is advisable to commence firm pressure or massage the next day to minimise the swelling and to distribute the product evenly throughout the skin. Continue this for a few times a day until the area settles down. If it does not settle down after three weeks, please contact us.

Mole Removal

What is the process?

We add a little bit of fast acting local anaesthetic to each mole that is being removed, we then use a diathermy machine that uses a radio frequency heat to shave the mole down until it is flat. Once removed will look like a little baby cigarette burn and we will then pop a patch/Band-Aid on it.

What aftercare advice do you offer?

Keep the wound covered with either a coverplast blemish dot or a compeed coldsore patch for two weeks straight 24/7 including in the shower. Change the patch when needed – if it is falling off, looks mucky, or comes off just pop another patch on. The wound should heal in 2 weeks and then using the anti-scarring silicone gel applying it twice a day and using firm pressure. The area may be a little lighter in colour when first healed however will slowly fade in the following months

What are the risks/complications?

The risks that can be associated with Cosmetic Mole Removal are scarring (rare but can occur), the mole regrowing (will do a half price revision)

Does It Hurt?

The local anaesthetic can sting a tiny bit; however, we add bi-card to our local to take the sting out and use ice and a vibrating massage tool to help distract your pain receptors. Once the local is in you will not feel the removal at all.

How much will it cost?

Consult: $70

Removal per mole: $160 each for the first 5 moles, $120 each for the next 5 moles and $80 each from 10 and beyond

Medicare Rebate of: $91.05

Aftercare: $18 for coverplast blemish dots + $30 for anti-scaring silicone gel