What are Facial Fillers & Relaxants?
Women wishing to enhance their facial features and soften lines have seized upon this more affordable, ‘softer’ option. For some, injections are an alternative to a facelift, without the pain, additional expense and permanent commitment. For others they are used to enhance and prolong the effects of a facelift, often on the advice of their surgeon.
This is not to say cosmetic injections aren’t painful. Any injection hurts, and some areas of the face, such as the forehead, lips and between the eyes are very tender. Some injections, contain a local anaesthetic in the solution and for lip treatments a dental block is usually given.
More detailed information on the extremely effective and professional non-surgical procedures we offer at The Lotus Institute can be obtained by calling and speaking to our friendly staff who will assist you.
Phone today: 07 5509 4488.
Our Highly Qualified Staff Include:
After over 30 years as a Registered Nurse, Marie embarked on her career in aesthetic medicine in 2006, pursuing her passion to make her patients look the best that they can. Marie is highly regarded for her attention to detail and prides herself in achieving natural looking results. Marie is highly trained and experienced in the administration of dermal fillers and anti wrinkle injections.
Patricia Hampson has over 20 years experience in cosmetic nursing and injecting. She has also spent several years training other Doctors and Nurses in the field of injecting for a Sydney company. Patricia believes that “softening” and “natural” are the key words in cosmetic injecting. She is also trained in the use of permanent fillers, which she has been injecting for over 15 years at The Lotus Institute.
What should I expect after having dermal fillers?
While you’ll feel a slight pinch or sting during your dermal filler treatment, side effects are minimal and subside shortly after treatment. You may experience some of the following:
- Redness and swelling
- Bruising and tenderness around treatment areas
- Hypersensitivity and numbness lasting for a few days
You can minimise the discomfort associated with dermal fillers by icing your face, which will also reduce swelling and bruising. As with all surgical or non-surgical procedures, there are risks and complications. However, in the hands of a certified and experienced practitioner, the possibilities of complications are rare. When you choose The Lotus Institute’s team to perform dermal fillers on the Gold Coast, you can expect real results that are long-lasting and natural. Our team of highly trained surgical, nursing and patient care staff will ensure you achieve the transformative experience you’re after. During your dermal filler treatment consultation, our friendly nursing and patient care staff will discuss possible risks and complications so you can make an informed decision.
What should I avoid after a dermal filler treatment?
To ensure a successful recovery after you undergo treatment for dermal fillers on the Gold Coast, keep the following information at the top of your mind:
- Avoid sun exposure for at least two days. If you need to be outside, apply SPF 50+ to protect the delicate skin from damage and hyperpigmentation.
- Refrain from applying pressure to the injection site — dermal fillers need time to settle, and pressure could cause the filler to move. Sleeping on your back for the first few nights is recommended.
- Avoid strenuous exercise for at least 24 to 48 hours post-treatment.
- Avoid blood thinners, as these could increase the chances of bruising.
- Do not drink alcohol or smoke for 48 hours after your treatment.
- Avoid spas and saunas for 48 hours after the treatment.
- Skincare products with active ingredients such as AHAs, retinol, and glycolic acid should be avoided two weeks post-treatment.
Can I wash my face after getting dermal fillers?
It’s recommended not to touch, pull or massage your face immediately after dermal fillers. If you need to wash your face, do so six to eight hours after the treatment. Ensure you avoid harsh scrubs and use a gentle cleanser to clean your skin.
How long do dermal fillers last?
When you choose to get dermal fillers on the Gold Coast at The Lotus Institute, you can expect results to last anywhere between 6 and 12 months. The longevity of your results will vary depending on your lifestyle, and metabolism.
Along with dermal fillers, our clinic offers a range of long-lasting surgical and non-surgical treatments that are performed by our resident plastic surgeon alongside our registered nurses — who are also experienced and trained injectors in aesthetic medicine. If you have any questions regarding dermal fillers or would like to book a consultation for another non-invasive treatment, contact us today — we’d be happy to help.