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Frequently Asked Questions

Botox®

What is Botox®?
Botox® (Botulinum Toxin Type A) is made from a modified protein. It is not derived from animals. A part of its production involves a specific type of bacteria, much like penicillin is created from mould. Botox® is a relaxant that acts on muscles that cause wrinkles in the frown, chin, forehead and crows area.
Is Botox® safe?
Botox® is one of the safest treatments available in the cosmetic industry today. Any side effects, such as ‘droopy eye’, redness, minor swelling and possible bruising are always temporary.
Is Botox® treatment painful?
A Botox® treatment has minimal discomfort and often the small needle is not felt at all.
How long does a Botox® treatment last?
Treated facial muscles will gradually return to their normal action three to five months after treatment, depending on the individual. Our bodies regenerate neuromuscular connections, which means that all muscle activity will return to normal over time.
How long does a Botox® treatment take?
Botox® treatments take an average of 30 minutes to administer. Within two to five days your skin will start to appear younger and smoother.
How much does a Botox® treatment cost?
Botox injections are given in units. Each area that requires Botox® will need a certain amount of Botox® units to make skin appear youthful and unwrinkled. Frown lines, forehead lines and crow’s feet will all require a different number of Botox® units. The total estimated amount of units required will be specified in your free consultation.

Dysport®

What is Dysport®?
Dysport® (Botulinum Toxin Type A) is made from a modified protein just like Botox®. Dysport® acts the same as Botox® and relaxes the muscles that cause wrinkles predominately in the frown, forehead, chin and crows area. It’s long-lasting effect and competitive pricing have seen Dysport® increase in popularity with our SKIN PLUS clients.
Is Dysport safe®?
Dysport® has been approved for use for over 25 years globally. As with any cosmetic medical treatment, occasional side effects can occur. These can include headaches, pain, bruising, swelling, itchiness, a feeling of pins and needles or redness at the injection side. Muscle weakness such as drooping eyelids or eyebrows along with swelling of the eyelids may also occur but are temporary only.
Is Dysport® treatment painful?
A Dysport® treatment has minimal discomfort and often the small needle is not felt at all.
How long does a Dysport® treatment last?
Treated facial muscles will gradually return to their normal action three to five months after treatment, depending on the individual. Our bodies regenerate neuromuscular connections, which means that all muscle activity will return to normal over time.
How long does a Dysport® treatment take?
Dysport® treatments take an average of 30 minutes to administer. Within two to five days your skin will start to appear younger and smoother.
How much does a Dysport® treatment cost?
Dysport® injections are given in units. Each area that requires treatment will need a certain amount of Dysport® units to make skin appear youthful and unwrinkled. Frown lines, forehead lines and crow’s feet will all require a different number of Dysport® units. The total estimated amount of units required will be specified in your free consultation.
What is the difference between Botox® and Dysport®?
Overall Botox® and Dysport® are very similar. Both are a type of botulinum type A used to relax the muscles that cause frown lines and other over active muscles of the face, like forehead lines and crows feet. Dysport® is a smaller-sized molecule so its unit measurement is different than Botox®.
Both have been in use for years and have a high safety profile, both can be used on other parts of the face and body, and both Dysport® and Botox® must be injected every 3-6 months to keep their effectiveness. Dysport® may be slightly less expensive but it depends on the total amount needed to accomplish your goals. Both show similar efficacy and side effects.

Dermal Fillers/Restylane

What is Restylane?
Restylane dermal fillers are clear gels made from a substance called Hyaluronic Acid (HA). HA is found naturally in the body, where its main role is to attract water and provide hydration to the skin. Our levels of HA diminish as we age. Restylane is designed to resemble your own body’s natural HA and used to help softly enhance your facial features.
Is Restylane safe?
Restylane, developed in Sweden, has been well researched for 20 years, with over 30 million treatments performed worldwide. Serious side effects are not common. The most common post-treatment reactions are slight skin redness, swelling, itching, bruising or slight pain and tenderness at the treatment site. These reactions usually disappear shortly after injection, within a few days.
Is Restylane treatment painful?
Some people may experience the treatment as a mild discomfort. Many Restylane products contain an integrated local anaesthetic, lidocaine, to provide you with a more comfortable treatment experience, and Restylane also comes with special needles for easy skin penetration. You and your clinician may decide whether additional pain relief is needed.
How long does a Restylane treatment take?
A treatment with Restylane does not take long. Depending on the area and indication, it takes approximately 15-45 minutes. A touch-up treatment is sometimes performed approximately two weeks after the initial treatment to optimize the results.
How is Restylane administered?
First, the clinician disinfects the area to be treated. A small amount of Restylane Fillers or Restylane Skinboosters is then injected into the skin through a fine needle or blunt micro-cannula to fill wrinkles or add volume, shape your face or lips or rejuvenate your skin. After injection, your practitioner may gently massage the treated area to even out the result.
How long do the effects of the treatment last?
As Restylane is a non-permanent injectable product, the effect gradually diminishes with time. In order to maintain the aesthetic result, top-up treatments are recommended. Results may vary depending on treatments areas.
What is a maintenance/top-up treatment?
Since Restylane treatments are clinically proven for gradually improving skin quality, it is recommended to have top up treatment for maintaining the results achieved in the initial treatment. Top-up treatments will most likely require lower volumes of Restylane, depending on the injecting area and the time gaps between the treatments. It has been shown in a clinical study that with just two maintenance (top-up) treatments Restylane is proven to last up to 36 months.
How much does a Restylane treatment cost?
Restylane injections are given in units. Each area that requires treatment will need a certain amount of Restylane units to restore a healthy, youthful appearance. The total estimated amount of units required will be specified in your free consultation.

Hyperhidrosis

What is hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is a condition in which the body sweats excessively and inappropriately. Usually this sweating happens for little or no reason and can be so profuse as to dominate the sufferer’s life because of the amount of wetness produced.
It is not the same as the excessive sweating which occurs in association with medical conditions such thyrotoxicosis or carcinoid syndrome, and it is not the same as the hot flushes which occur during a woman’s menopause.
Classically the person with hyperhidrosis will tell of lifelong difficulty handling paper at work or school, problems using keyboards, difficulties holding on to sports equipment, and terrible embarrassment in social contacts. Where the feet are affected there is inability to wear loose sandals like thongs and slipping on tiled or polished floors is a daily hazard. Other sufferers have huge problems with wetting their clothes and bedding due to nocturnal sweating.
Treatment with Botox® or Dysport®
Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) can be treated using Botox® or Dysport®.
Botox® or Dysport® temporarily stops the message between the nerves and the sweat gland in the area that has been treated – underarms for example. After a period of 3-5 months the message system is restored and the sweating will begin to return.
The treatment takes approx. 30 minutes. Botox®or Dysport® are injected where it is required. The treatment involves multiple tiny injections in the affected area that enter only the skin. Most people find the treatment a bit uncomfortable rather than painful.
What results can I expect?
You should notice a significant reduction in underarm sweating within two weeks of your treatment with Botox®/Dysport®. Most people get a greater than 80% reduction in perspiration for around seven months, although for some it may be less.
How much does the treatment cost?
A reasonable amount of Botox®/Dysport® is required for effective treatment – much more than is required to treat wrinkles. We will discuss this at your free consultation.

Microdermabrasion

What is microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a gentle non-invasive treatment requiring no downtime. It combines
diamond tipped wand with vacuum suction. The device is being passed over the skin, breaking down dead, redundant cells to reveal fresher, smoother, softer, brighter skin.
What is microdermabrasion used for?
Microdermabrasion is the perfect treatment for any skin type looking to improve skin texture, unblock and clean the pores. It improves overall skin appearance. This type of skin rejuvenation is used to treat light scarring, discolouration, sun damage and stretch marks.

Dermal Needling

What is dermal needling used for?
Reducing scars (including hypertrophic scars)& pore size caused by acne, surgery or thermal burns, fading (stretch marks), reducing fine lines and deep wrinkles, dyspigmentation and tightening of sagging skin, treats & improves alopecia, improvement in capillaries
What is dermal needling?
Skin needling is also called micro-needling therapy or collagen induction therapy. It is a minimally-invasive non-surgical and non-ablative procedure for facial rejuvenation. A sterile roller with hundreds of tiny 1mm micro needles makes tiny pin pricks when passed over the skin. This causes skin cells to make new growth factors, collagen and elastin, which in turn make skin smoother, firmer and more radiant.
Unlike some other treatments it treats the entire face and is gentle enough to be used around the eye area.
Results can be visible within a week of treatment. Your skin will progressively improve over the next few months as the healing process that rebuilds your own natural collagen and elastin continues and replaces your damaged tissue.

Light Therapy

What is light therapy?
Light therapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses narrow band, non-thermal LED light energy to trigger your body’s natural cell processes to accelerate rejuvenation and repair of the skin. The
light causes the development of oxygen radicals that kill bacteria without damaging healthy skin. When used consistently, over time, LED lights are thought to penetrate your skin at different depths and cause various reactions, such as fighting acne-causing bacteria, plumping skin and reducing wrinkles.
What is light therapy used for?
Light therapy is used for skin rejuvenation, sun damage, acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, sensitive and inflammatory conditions, wound healing and scarring as well as anyone looking to restore skin’s radiance. It is also used for anti-inflammatory purposes for post dermal needling.

*Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person and can not be guaranteed

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