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Your practitioner will advise you at the time of consultation on the best before and after care specific to your treatment.

Yes. The muscle relaxant has been used safely for many years to soften deep wrinkles and frown lines and will be performed by a highly trained practitioner.

If the relaxant is not administered properly or if the patient pushes or massages the treated area within the first few days, there is a very small risk of this happening. Should this happen the effects are not permanent, lasting up to 4 weeks. To avoid this always consult an experienced practitioner.

Many people may benefit from a dermal filler treatment as it has a broad range of applications.

If you’d like to either

  • reduce lines and wrinkles
  • create more defined or fuller lips,
  • define the contours of your face, such as chin or cheek,
  • boost your skin’s vitality, for a healthier more hydrated skin tone (e.g.
    face, hands, neck or décolletage)

These are ideal indicators for treatment.

The results are immediate. This is why dermal fillers are such a popular choice. Occasionally treatment may be given in 2 or 3 stages for a complete result.

Clinical studies have proven that the Pellevé treatment is a safe and effective way to reduce wrinkles without surgery. The side effects and discomfort are minimal, and no drugs or anaesthetics are used during the procedure. This treatment has no downtime.

There is no recovery time needed after a Pellevé treatment. You may be slightly pink with mild swelling for a few hours; you can wear makeup right away and resume normal activities, so it fits easily into busy schedules.

It is possible to combine Pellevé treatments with other cosmetic treatments such as wrinkle relaxing agents and dermal fillers. Your practitioner can recommend the best treatment plan for you, based on your skin type, age, and your cosmetic goals.

Each pulse of light feels like a slight sting or pinch, similar to the snap of a rubber band. No local anaesthesia is required and most people tolerate the treatment well.

IPL’s unique design offers you a customised treatment according to your hair colour, texture and the location of body hair. Any hair with some black or brown pigment in it can be treated effectively.

A person must be aged 18+.

Although you may have been suitable previously for IPL we need to ensure that your current skin condition is still suitable for IPL treatment. It will also help us to agree on the appropriate settings for your skin type.

In contrast to all ablative techniques like Lasers and Fractional Laser treatments, the Dermaroller stimulates new collagen formation – it acts constructively and the skin remains intact. The skin does not get damaged (unlike other needling devices) and therefore will not go into a wound healing response. The Dermaroller significantly improves atrophic scars & improves skin texture.

The inflammatory reaction of the skin is extremely short and fades significantly within hours from redness to pinkish that may last for 12 to 24 hours on average. In order to reduce visible redness, we recommend healing minerals, peptides or hyaluronic acid after the procedure, and to protect the skin with zinc based sun screen. We also recommend the use of mineral makeup to help with the healing.

Some patients may experience mild discomfort or a slight burning, itching, or tingling sensation followed by a feeling of warmth in the treated area. The Rioblush Carboxy Therapy system allows for heated gas, which improves patient comfort.

Depending on the type of treatment, effects can be permanent (stretch marks) or last for several years (skin tightening), but the treatment does not stop the ageing process. Regular maintenance treatments will extend the benefits.

No. It is a minimally invasive treatment.

Maximal treatment comfort, optimal results and short treatment time.

Multiple treatments are required to achieve permanent hair reduction. This is due to the increased effect of the laser on hair in the early growth stage, not all the hairs are in the same phase at a given time.

Transient redness and swelling around the hair follicle may appear immediately after the treatment, but are in fact, positive results indicating the follicle's response to the treatment. The hairs will shed from the follicles in the few weeks following treatment. This does vary from patient to patient.

Cryotherapy is relatively low risk. There are a few side effects that may occur, including: Pigmentary Changes - if this happens skin colour normally returns after a few months & Nerve Damage - normal sensitivity usually returns after a few months. Discuss any concerns you have with your clinician. 

Cryotherapy is a relatively low-risk procedure. CryoPen™ delivers N20 directly to the area, and not the healthy surrounding tissue. CryoPen™ is both CE and FDA registered. 

There will be a small pain sensation similar to a stinging nettle on the skin when the nitrous oxide reaches the bottom of the treated area. There might be a little residual stinging for a few minutes after treatment. 

It is suitable for patients who do not want the more invasive liposuction or laser lipo treatments, who do not have large amounts of fat to remove and who are over 18 years of age. The treatment is not suitable for pregnant or lactating women or those with a pathological condition.

No, Aqualyx® and Aqualysis are aimed at reducing stubborn pockets of fat.

Aqualyx® is the only product available for Aqualysis with a registered medical CE mark.

The unique formulation of Radiesse® forms new collagen by neocollagenesis, which results in increased volume that may last a year or more in many patients. Individual results are dependent on age, skin type, lifestyle, metabolism and, of course, the area treated.

For a holistic treatment of individual folds and selected areas of the face, it may be advisable to combine Radiesse® with other products. Radiesse® can be safely combined with some other dermal fillers, such as hyaluronic acid. You may want to have your lips contoured or mimic wrinkles treated as well to complement your regained youthful appearance.

After injection, you may experience redness, bruising, swelling or other local side effects. Most side effects of treatment resolve within a few days.

For the face, these would be lifting of the eyebrows, naso-labial folds, marionette lines, cheeks, jaw line and jowls. For the body, the skin texture on the abdomen can be improved and even tightened.

These threads are 100% Polydioxanone which is a clinically proven bio-compatible and bio-absorbable material that is already widely used in medical suturing. 

PDO Thread Lifts can be used alone or can be combined with other treatments to deliver optimal results. For example, fillers, anti-wrinkle injections, Sculptra, PRP, Micro-needling, Peels and Radiofrequency.

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