CAN I HAVE WRINKLE RELAXERS AND DERMAL FILLERS AT THE SAME TIME?
CAN I HAVE WRINKLE RELAXERS AND DERMAL FILLERS AFTER NEEDLING?
WHAT IS WRINKLE RELAXER?
Wrinkle relaxer otherwise known as botox relaxes muscles to smooth lines and wrinkles.
WHAT IS DERMAL FILLER?
Dermal filler is like a gel made up of hyaluronic acid. It also helps to smooth out lines and wrinkles and to create volume in the face such as the cheeks, chin, forehead, nasolabial folds, lines around the mouth and eyes and of course, the lips.
WHAT AFTER CARE SHOULD I BE AWARE OF?
Keep the area clean and dry.
For botox, no lying flat for 4 hours, no vigorous exercise for 24 hours.
HOW SOON CAN I GET WRINKLE RELAXER AFTER MY LAST TREATMENT?
Whenever you start to see wrinkles coming back movement in the muscles. Usually between 6 weeks and 3 months on average.
WHAT AGE CAN I START GETTING WRINKLE RELAXER?
Most patients typically start using botox in their early to mid-twenties, some in their thirties. It is possible to benefit from preventative botox when you're young. If someone is starting to notice fine lines developing on any part of their face and they want to prevent them from turning into larger folds, then you are our ideal botox or filler patient.
WHAT SHOULD I DO BEFORE MY APPOINTMENT?
Avoid any blood thinning medications ie aspirin, ibuprofen, fish oil/krill oil/evening primrose oil etc. Avoid alcohol for a couple of days prior if possible as it thins the blood and has a tendency to bruise more.
HOW LONG WILL MY WRINKLE RELAXER LAST?
Everyone is different. On average, 6 weeks to 3 months.
HOW LONG WILL MY DERMAL FILLER LAST?
Again every is different. Anywhere between 6 months to 18 months.
HOW MANY DERMAL NEEDLING TREATMENTS DO I NEED?
It depends how deep your lines are. More filler = more plump lines.
WHAT IS DERMAL NEEDLING WITH RADIOFREQUENCY (RF)?
RF microneedling uses tiny needles and RF to cause controlled skin trauma to rejuvenate skin. This damage stimulates rapid growth of healthy new skin which improves wrinkles, fine-lines, scarring, pigmentation, skin-tightening, collagen stimulation, acne scars, rosacea, pore size and overall skin rejuvenation and freshness.
RF is recommended for faster results than normal needling to enhance the overall tone and texture of the skin. It better facilitates the production of collagen and elastin.
It's recommended you have 1 treatment every 4-6 weeks for the first three, then 1 every 3-6 months.
Is RF microneedling safe?
Yes, very safe as RF has good depth control and delivers energy directly into a precise target area.
Will it hurt?
No! A specially prescribed, triple-strength, doctors-only numbing cream will be applied to your face beforehand.