Q: Are Antiwrinkle treatments Safe?
Antiwrinkle treatments are TGA-approved and injections are safe when performed by an experienced injector. It has proven to be a successful and valuable therapeutic protein when dosage, frequency of treatment & variety of treated clinical conditions are considered. The best way to ensure you receive the results you are looking for is to only receive injections from a highly experienced provider, such as the medical and nursing professionals at my rejuvenate.
Q: What can be treated?
Forehead (surprise lines) Frown or worry lines Crow’s feet or laughter lines Masseter area - ‘Re-sculpting’ a square jawline, softening your appearance and preventing and treating the grinding of teeth Hyperhidrosis - Excessive sweating of the underarms
Q: When will I see results?
You may begin to notice results within 4-6 days with the maximum effect visible at 2 weeks. Results may vary.
Q: How long does antiwrinkle treatment last?
For most of our clients, the effects of the treatment can last anywhere from 3-6 months. Many factors can influence how long the effects last. As the product wears off, muscle action returns gradually, & the previously treated lines & wrinkles may begin to reappear and need to be treated again. With repeated treatment, the lines and wrinkles often appear less severe than before, as the muscles are being trained to relax. Some of these factors that may shorten or lengthen the effects include: Your age The condition of your skin and level of sun damage Your facial structure and expressions Your diet Past experience with wrinkle relaxers And more.
Q: Who should NOT receive antiwrinkle treatments?
While most people aged 18 to 65 are excellent candidates for antiwrinkle relaxers, you should not use this treatment if you meet any of the following: Are pregnant or breastfeeding Have a skin infection or other condition in the area to be treated Are allergic to any ingredients (botulinum toxin) Have difficulty swallowing And more... If you have any concerns as to whether or not you may be a good candidate, our cosmetic nurse Marjan will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Q: What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are substances injected beneath the skin’s surface to smooth wrinkles and add volume and contour. The products are composed of stabilised hyaluronic acid (HA) which occurs naturally in the cells of the skin. It works by drawing in water and therefore augmenting the skin, thus reducing wrinkles.
Q: Are dermal fillers safe?
There are minimal risks associated with dermal fillers, most of which can be avoided by choosing an experienced injector, such as our nursing professional at my rejuvanate. All our dermal fillers are TGA-approved for adding volume to the skin in patients over 18 years of age
Q: What areas can dermal fillers be used for?
Our face loses volume and contour as we age, the bones and the soft tissue dissolve increasing the appearance of sagging. Dermal fillers can be used to replace this loss of volume and restore the structural support, giving a more youthful appearance. The aim of filler is to rejuvenate your face. For example, lips can be injected to improve their shape, size, symmetry and proportion. Cheek area can be injected to improve definition and improve the appearance of heaviness and sagginess in the lower face. An underdeveloped chin can be injected to make it appear more projected and proportionate.
Q: What does the procedure entail and is it painful?
The procedure is generally not painful if you choose a skilled injector. Most of the time, basic dermal filler procedures don’t require anaesthetic as the filler already contains local anaesthetic. It is a straight-forward procedure involving a few tiny injections directly into your skin, taking between 15-30 minutes. You may return straight back to work.
Q: When will I see results and how long does it last?
Results can be seen immediately after your treatment and will gradually improve over the following 2–4 weeks. Results can last between 6-24 months although optimal results can be maintained over a long period of time through regular repeated treatments, so you never have to stop looking and feeling your best. The longevity of the treatment varies from person to person depending on your individual requirements and the particular dermal filler being administered.
Q: What does a Pure PRP treatment involve?
After a thorough consult about your concerns, we firstly draw some blood from your arm. As part of your pre care, we advise you to be well-hydrated when you come in for your treatment as this makes the process easy and comfortable. Your blood is then processed under sterile conditions using the Emcyte Pure PRP system and yields 7mls of platelet-rich-plasma (PRP). This is then injected back into the skin. The injections are done manually using a needle or a blunted needle (cannula). Depending on the treatment area, we finish the treatment by some complimentary microneedling of your own PPP which is rich in electrolytes.
Q: What areas can be treated?
Face, neck, décolletage, hands and vaginal rejuvenation (O-shot) Pure PRP can also be used to help with both male & female-pattern hair loss of the scalp.
Q: Can Pure PRP be used for hair loss?
There is emerging evidence that PRP can be an effective and non surgical and minimally invasive procedure for male-pattern and female-pattern hair loss (androgenic alopecia). Results are variable.
Q: How many sessions are required with this PRP method?
Initially a course of three treatments is recommended spaced over 4-6 weeks.
In order to counteract ongoing ageing of the skin, a maintenance treatment of once or twice a year is recommended.
At Coco Cosmetic, we individualise our PRP treatment for each patient and so your Pure PRP journey will be planned with you at your initial consultation
Q: How long do I wait to see results?
Many clients notice improved hydration, skin texture and quality within a week of treatment. Changes such as improved skin volume and structure generally occur within 1 month and improvements can continue for up to 3 months