What is Botox?
BOTOX® is the commercial trade name for Botulinum Toxin Type A.Botulinum Toxin is derived from the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. When injected into muscles, Botulinum Toxin has a local effect. It blocks transmission between the nerve endings and muscle fibres around the injection site to cause weakness of the nearby muscle.
What is Botox used for?
Botox is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment for moderate to severe frown lines. It is typically used in people aged 18 to 65. Botox works by blocking nerve transmission to temporarily reduce the contractions of the facial muscles that cause frown lines. It has been proven to be a safe and effective treatment for wrinkles, and botox injections are becoming increasingly popular.
Who can have Botox treatment?
Your doctor will decide if you can have cosmetic treatment with botox. Before starting treatment, tell your doctor if you have any disorders that affect your nerves and muscles, if you are breastfeeding, or if you are planning to become pregnant soon.
The Botox injection procedure
Your doctor will administer several tiny injections of botox directly into the muscles of your face. Prior to injection, your doctor will determine where to administer the injections by examining your ability to move certain muscles in your brow area. The entire botox injection procedure takes approximately 10 minutes and does not require anaesthesia. Discomfort is usually minimal and brief.
After the injection
You should notice an improvement in your frown lines within 3 to 7 days, the effects of which can last up to 4 months. However, results may vary.After a period of time, your frown lines will begin to reappear as the effects of botox wear off.
Do not have botox treatment if you:
There are also a number of medicines that may interact with botox (eg. quinidine, some antibiotics). It is important to tell your doctor if you are taking any medication.
The Juvéderm® Collection takes naturally-occurring hyaluronic acid, using a proprietary technology, to achieve a long-lasting, smooth, natural looking result.
In its natural form, hyaluronic acid exists in a liquid form, and has a short-life of approximately 1-2 days. The Hylacross™ technology in Juvéderm® Ultra™ XC and Juvéderm® Ultra Plus™ XC, and Vycross™ technology in Juvéderm Voluma™ with Lidocaine increase this by prolonging the time it takes for the hyaluronic acid to be degraded. This process also optimizes the natural hyaluronic acid to create a firm gel that can easy be sculpted and molded.
How does ageing affect the skin ?
As the skin ages, its natural ability to retain moisture diminishes.
The skin also loses natural sugars ( hyaluronic acid ) and proteins, that decreases the volume
of the tissue under the surface.
Hyaluronic acid, in its natural form, exists in a liquid form and lasts approximately 1 to 2
days. Facial muscle movement can also cause wrinkles.
How can we treat the affected areas ?
Wrinkles, folds and loss of volume can be treated by injections of HA, whic is known to be a
well-tolerated and effective treatment.
How does Juvéderm® treat these issues ?
Juvéderm® Voluma® with lidocaine restores volume loss from deeper areas of the face.
Juvéderm® Ultra™ XC adds definition to the lips and reduce any fine lines.
Juvéderm® Ultra Plus™ XC lessens the appearance of laugh lines.
What side effects can be expected from Juvéderm® ?
Potential side effects associated with implantation of this product ( redness, pain, swelling,
itching, etc. ) which may occur immediately or with delay, and may last for a week.
If such symtoms or any other side effects which develop and persist for more than one
week, please have the patient contact the doctor.
How long is the procedure and is it needed to take time off work ?
The procedure involves injections using a fine needle and may only take 15 to 20 minutes, hence there is no need to take time of work. The appointment can be set up during lunch hour and then return to a normal routine. There should be minimal downtime, however, if there is any unusual symptoms or side effects, please have the patient contact the doctor
Dermapen Utilises multiple needles to vertically pierce the skin with patent-pending AOVN (Advanced Oscillating vertical Needla) technology. Dermapen Glides over the skin, creating millions of fine channels. These channels can carry up to 80% more tropical nutrients.
Dermapen systematically creates micro-punctures in the skin and body naturally respond by launching processes to reapir the physical damage. The result is an increased production of normal woven collagen, similar to that achieved by fractional treatments, but without the side effects and downtime. Practitioners find dermapen treatments to be more effective and more beneficial than most microdermabrasion and chemical peels.
When compared to traditional dermal rollers, Dermapen causes less epidermal (skin) damage, reducing levels of pain and discomfort. As a result dermapen is a safer, more comfortable and more effective micro-needling treatment. Dermapen single use cartridges eliminate risk of cross-contamination, whilst the adjustable needle depth allows for a treatment that is fully tailored to your individual needs. Dermapen is so advanced, it is even suitable and safe to use in delicate and hard to reach areas such as around the eyes, eyelids, earlobes, neck, lips and on the nose.
Q : How many treatments are recommended for rejuvenation, acne scarring and stretch marks? (General guide)
A: Rejuvenation: 4-6 treatments, 4 weeks apart
Acne scarring: 6 treatments, 6 weeks apart
Stretch marks: 4-8 treatments, 4-6 weeks apart
Q: Should I prepare my skin before having a Dermapen™ Treatment?
A: For optimal results, a period of effective active treatment creams, such as
Vitamin A, C or Resveratrol & Procyanidin is recommended to allow the skin’s strength to build-up (especially for thin or delicate skin areas). Consult your clinician about the recommended DP Dermaceuticals™ Pre- and Post- procedure protocol.
Q: How long should it take before I see results?
A: Typically, you will see results after the first treatment. Lasting and more significant results will occur after 4 to 6 treatments (spaced 4-6 weeks apart). Your skin will continue to improve over the next 6-12 months after a course of treatments and when combined with the recommended post treatment care.
Q: Is the treatment painful?
A: For minimum needle depths Dermapen™ Treatments are painless. Treatments over 0.5mm deep, may require a topical anesthetic cream to be applied for 15-40 minutes before the procedure. This will render the treatments virtually pain free.
Q: Is there any downtime after treatments?
A: Generally no, but you may experience facial redness for 12-48 hours after the treatment. Most people are able to return to normal daily activities immediately
after the treatment. Application of a breathable camouflage will seal the skin and cover any redness for an immediate return to work.
Q: How soon after filler injections can I have a Dermapen™ Treatment?
A: It is recommended to wait at least 7 days after filler injections, so that any post treatment bruising from the fillers can settle. It is also possible to have your Dermapen™ Treatment several days before having fillers injected. Consult with your practitioner prior to determine exactly how long a wait is best in each particular case.
How to care for your skin between treatments
Your clinician will apply a suitable topical treatment to compliment your advanced skin needling. Between treatments, continue using recommended product as directed to maintain result. DP Dermaceutical microderm Exfoliant is one option for gentle but effective resurfacing between treatment.
Hydrate and strengthen
For best result, it’s important to keep your skin hydrated and protected from the harsh environment to make it healthy and strong. DP Dermaceuticals vitamin rich repair cream was specially creates to enhance the result of your dermapen treatment, by promoting intensive rebuilding and repair of the skin pre and post treatment. If you will be exposed to the sun, always wear appropriate sun protection.
Cover, recover and protect for beautiful skin
It is unlikely that you will experience any side effects after your treatmen. However, if you do experience redness or sensitive skin, you may use a breathable post procedure camouflage make up.
Doctor say Dermapen can be used to treat the appearance:
What is PRP?
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is “harvested” from your own blood. This is done by collecting a small volume of your blood (much like having a blood test) and spinning it down to separate the red blood cells from the platelet cells. This resulting PRP is introduced back under the skin by a series of tiny injections. Treatment with PRP is not new to the world; it has been recognized for its accelerated wound-healing properties in surgery and sports injuries for some time.
Platelets are the “sticky glue” that stop bleeding when you hurt yourself. Their other job is to promote wound healing and repair by attracting growth cells.
PRP treatment produces a rejuvenating and tightening effect on your skin, giving it a healthy, youthful glow.
It is ideal for:
Fine lines and wrinkles
Dull dry skin
Hair-growth stimulation (in those with thinning hair)
and is used in the following areas:
Eye area (both upper and lower eyelids)
Backs of hands
Other body areas
The process takes around an hour. The skin area(s) to be treated are numbed with a topical anaesthetic cream.
You can expect to have some redness, swelling and bruising, subsiding quickly over the following 4-7 days.
The initial treatment for PRP is one treatment a month for 3 to 4 months, then repeat treatments either 6-monthly or 12-monthly, depending on your skin and results.
As PRP is made up of your own blood products there is no risk of allergy, rejection or serious long-term side effects.
PRP is contraindicated if you smoke, have cancer, a poor diet or lifestyle, have chronic disease, or a poor platelet count.
How long do results last?
Treatment results vary, but once tissue has been regenerated and remodelled, that benefit may be permanent. However, as we continue to age, the problem areas eventually reappear. It is thought that this occurs over 9-18 months after a single treatment (although everyone is different). Touch-up treatments will maintain the results.
What is the treatment process of facial rejuvenation with PRP?
The nurse/doctor will assess the degree of skin aging, perform a skin analysis, and recommend a sensible treatment plan, discussing expected treatment outcomes, efficacy and safety. The number of treatment sessions that will be required is discussed, as well as the cost of those sessions.
A photograph of the skin is taken to assist the follow-up and grading of the improvement.
Prior to treatment, a blood sample of 10 or 25mls is taken from your arm. The blood is immediately placed in the centrifuge for 8 minutes. When centrifugation is complete your plasma will be separated from your red blood cells. The plasma, rich in platelets, is then extracted.
The PRP is then injected into the skin. Adequate pain relief is usually achieved with local anaesthetic cream although anaesthetic injections or anaesthetic gas can also be used.
PRP facial rejuvenation can be a one-off treatment, but for the best results a course of treatments is performed at 4-12 weekly intervals to inject fresh platelets and restart the regeneration.
What are the side-effects of PRP facial rejuvenation?
Expect some swelling and redness for 12-24 hours. Expect some small bruises. A bruise at the blood-taking site may be visible for 2-3 days.
How do I prepare for PRP?
If you want results then DO NOT SMOKE. Do not use illegal drugs, avoid excess alcohol and definitely stay off aspirin and anti-inflammatory drugs such as Nurofen® and Voltaren® for two weeks before and six weeks after treatment. If you supplement with omega 3 fatty acids (such as fish, krill or flax seed oil), you should also stop them during the same period.
Expectations and after-care for PRP
Immediately after treatment, you will see and feel swelling from the injected fluid. Once the swelling has subsided you will see a slight improvement in your skin. Over a few weeks the platelets will stimulate growth factors, and you will start to see improvement in the tone and texture of the skin. The neck is slower to improve than the face.
Results become visible at 3 weeks and increase gradually over ensuing months with improvement in the skin’s texture and tone.
Light dermal rolling will enhance the results. A needle roller can be used at the time of treatment and should be used every day for six weeks. An extra charge for this applies.
Minimal improvement can be expected if you are a heavy user of drugs, alcohol or tobacco.
Advanced wrinkling and severe scarring may not respond well.
Who cannot use PRP?
Smokers, Drug and heavy alcohol users all get poor results. The tar from cigarettes in particular inhibits growth factor production.
This treatment is not recommended for people with platelet or clotting disorders; sepsis or any form of acute or chronic infection; or if you have severe systemic disease, metastatic cancer or severe liver disease.
Anyone on anticoagulant or anti platelet therapy – if you use aspirin, warfarin, dipyridamole (Persantin® / Pytazen SR®), clopidogrel (Plavix®) or tranexamic acid (Cyclokapron®).
Who should NOT have PRP treatment?
The ProYellow laser is a unique wavelength for skin rejuvenation that treats uneven skin tones, brown spots and redness caused by fine vessels.
Pulses of laser light are absorbed into the dermis to treat the aging support structure. Then the body’s natural healing process rebuilds skin tissue with fresh, new collagen and elastin — the crucial building blocks of smooth, youthful skin.
The ProYellow laser can be used to treat both light & dark skin types and for a wide variety of problems, ranging from sun damaged skin to aged skin.
Why is the ProYellow ideal for skin rejuvenation ?
The ProYellow laser is able to remove unsightly reds and browns on the surface of the skin while also being absorbed into the dermis to induce the production of new collagen & elastin with minimal risk of side effects.
Am i candidate ?
You may be a good candidate if you have any wrinkles, fine lines, uneven skin tones or brown/red spots. Please consult with your provider.
How long it will take ?
A treatment typically lasts between 10-40 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area.
Will it hurt ?
The ProYellow laser does not require as much energy as other lasers. In turn, treatments are much more comfortable.
How many treatments are required ?
Results can be seen in as little as 1 treatment, with optimal results typically being seen after 4 monthly treatments. Outcomes depend on proper diagnosis of your skin condition and chosen treatment parameters or laser settings.
How quickly will i recover ?
Patients typically resume daily activities the same day. Recovery periods vary on an individual basis and are best determined by your provider.
Over time, the sign of aging creep up with a range of symptoms that effect the skin; including wrinkles, lines, texture, blood vessels and redness. Our pores look more open and the wrinkles around our eyes each tell a story about where we have been. You want a treatment that gives your skin a fresher, more natural youthful look but don’t want to undergo surgical procedures that leave you out of commission for month
The Right Solution
FirmFx is the treatment for you! It’s safe, non-invasive ad effective with immediate and long-term result for facial rejuvenation concern about skin laxity, texture, lines and wringkels. See inside for what we can do for you.
What Is FirmFX?
FirmFX by Venus Viva is safe for all skin types and operates with the revolutionary NanoFractional Radio Frequency (RF) and SmartScan.
How Many Treatment will I Need?
The number of treatment required will be approx, 3-4 for one area, but ultimetly will vary patient to patient. Please counsult yor medical practitioner to determine the right package for you.
Are The Treatmment Safe?
YES! Radio Frequency has been used in medicine for many years and is a proven, safe and effective technology. Your treatment provide will review yor medical history and your aesthetic goals to see if the FirmFX treatment is right for you.
Is There Any Downtime?
With minimal downtime and no pain, a treatment to one area can take kess than 30 minutes allowing you to enjoy the immedlate and long term benefit shorty after a treatment.
As the baby boomer generation continues to age, the popularity of aesthetic procedures that aim to turn back the clock continues to skyrocket. Brown spots, broken capillaries and other fallout from photoaging are easy targets for laser systems that use broadband light to repair these defects through a process called photorejuvenation. Additionally, facial wrinkles can now be treated non-ablatively, contributing to a more youthful appearance.
Alma Laser using relatively low-energy, short-pulse broadband light, imperfections such as erythema of rosacea, superficial telangiectasia, dyschromia, age spots and other discolored signs of photoaging can be gently heated and eliminated, replaced by newer, younger looking skin. Patients prefer use Alma Lasers’s because each treatment is gentle with no downtime. In fact, laser skin treatments for wrinkles and other signs of aging can be done during a lunch hour and no one will notice any sign of treatment, just a gradual improvement in the skin’s appearance.
Technology in use
Alma Laser is the next generation of intense pulsed light. It takes formerly unused short-wavelength light and converts it into part of the usable spectrum through a special filtering system. It increases emission and penetration for safer and more effective treatments.
What is involved with Spa SSR™?
The procedure can be uncomfortable, but it is not usually painful. The length of a laser session may be a few minutes to an hour or more, depending on the size of the area being treated. Any redness and swelling of the affected areas usually disappears in a short time. And most people return to normal activity right away.
You should limit exposure of the sun and need to protect your skin with an effective sunscreen for several weeks.
Are there any risks associated with Spa SSR™?
Spa SSR™ is a safe procedure if carried out by an experienced person.
Possible complications include:
How many treatments will I need?
Most treatments require 4-6 sessions for the good result. The procedure can be repeated at 2 – 4 weeks interval.
The unique HydraFacial philosophy of Skin Health For Life is about not just improving the appearance of the skin, but truly restoring youthful, healthy skin. It uses advanced, patented vortex technology to deliver botanical ingredients with the most desirable nutrients such as hyaluronic acid, horse chestnut seed extract, red algae extract, copper zinc and magnesium peptides.
It is also packed full of the most powerful antioxidants which work to counteract the damage of free radicals – caused by pollution, sun and stress – which can damage the skin, accelerating the aging process.
How does it work?
The main treatments consists of a six stage process which helps to detoxify the skin, remove dead skin cells, extract any debris and provide long lasting hydration and essential nutrient support that protects and rebuilds collagen levels.
Who is it for?
The HydraFacial is a treatment that everyone can have. The great news is that because it restores and rebuilds the health of the skin it will give everybody an immediate visible improvement and what’s more the treatment can be tailored to treat any specific skin concerns you may have
OXYGENEO™ Technology, is inspired by the renowned healing powers of natural hot springs. Hot springs are known for their high concentration of carbon dioxide that helps stimulate oxygenation of the skin.
By simulating this phenomenon, OxyGeneo triggers a body response that sends oxygen to the treated area. At the same time OxyGeneo exfoliates the skin and creates an optimal environment for infusion of essential nutrients both during and after treatment. The OxyGeneo effect saves time by performing all 3 actions .
How does OxyGeneo work ?
OxyGeneo™ exfoliates the upper skin layer, preparing it to receive active nutrients.
Through our exclusive Capsugen, OxyGeneo™ cleanses the skin while infusing essential nutrients.
OxyGeneo produces countless minute CO2 bubbles which gently burst on the skin surface.
The OxyGeneo applicator is designed to degas the CO2 bubbles from the gel and infuse them into the epidermis through a kinetic force that optimizes the reaction.
After an OxyGeneo session your skin should feel smoother, fresher and look brighter with a more uniform tone. In addition you might notice a general improvement in skin texture and in fine lines appearance.
Facial massage can help prevent new tension lines and wrinkles from appearing. Massage does this by relaxing the muscles and by stimulating the blood vessels under the skin.
This treatment can combine with :