Some of the most common myths about Botox revolves around what you can and cannot do after receiving Botox injections. In fact, there are many mistruths that claim what you should and shouldn’t do after receiving a Botox treatment, especially regarding jetting off on holiday and flying after Botox. So, can patients fly after Botox injections?
A scan through search engine results and there are pages of results that tell you that you need to wait from anywhere between two days and two weeks after having Botox injections. All of them show a different story; however, none are backed up by scientific proof.
Why are we waiting?
Some practitioners recommend waiting after Botox injections before flying as there are false claims that the changes in air pressure in plane cabins can cause the Botox to move to other areas of the face. This misconception comes from a concern of the migration of the toxin through the orbital spectrum. However, the air pressure in a plane cabin is made to be similar to the air pressure on the ground. It is only the air pressure outside of the plane that is substantially different. With this in mind, there is no reason why air pressure changes should cause anything to move in the cabin, particularly not a dose of Botox in your facial muscles.
Secondly, the research that has been conducted has shown that the toxin is taken up by the facial muscles and nerves in just five minutes. This means that five minutes after the injection, the toxin should be fully in place and you are free to carry out your normal activities, including flying if you wish.
One thing that is recommended is to avoid applying pressure on the face straight after treatment, while the air pressure in an aeroplane cabin should not cause your Botox to move, physical manipulation of the face may not be entirely beneficial for your face and ensure the best results for treatment.
So yes, you can have Botox immediately before and after flying.
The lunchtime treatment
Botox has won the hearts of many fans for being the ten-minute wonder treatment. Unlike facelifts that require invasive surgery and extensive recovery time, Botox injections can take less than ten minutes to complete. After which, individuals can continue with their normal activities. The term of a lunchtime treatment is apt because clients can visit their practitioner during a lunch break and return to work, or hop on a plane, following the treatment without any adverse effects or noticeable differences.
It is important to note that while Botox treatment takes just ten minutes to carry out and again just ten minutes for the toxin to be taken up by the nerves in the face. However, this is only when the toxin can begin to take effect. As a result, the best results of your treatment will not be immediate and will not be seen after ten minutes.
Once Botox is taken up by the nerves, Botox then gets to work in paralysing the muscles in the face, enabling them to smooth out the wrinkles. This will usually start to take shape in a couple of days, although there may be more immediate signs. The best results will usually take around 14 days after treatment to take effect.
However, you do not have to wait a fortnight before you fly. Your treatment will develop while you are away.
Flying after Botox
While it is safe to fly straight after receiving Botox, flying can affect your skin in other ways. If you are on a long-haul flight, then you may notice that the skin’s appearance worsens. If you want to see the best results of your face, after any form of treatment, including Botox, then there are things you can do during a flight to protect and enhance your skin. There is nothing better than arriving straight off a plane looking fresh-faced and beautiful and, importantly, ready for action.
If you want to arrive on a trip looking fresh-faced, then these steps can help you to improve the look of your face after a flight and ensure you enhance your Botox treatment through your skincare regime.
As you get on a flight, it is a good idea to remove any makeup, and a flight is an excellent opportunity to deep clean and nourish your skin. After all, you’ll have several hours to while away, it is the perfect opportunity for some skin TLC.
Protect and Moisturise
The air in a plane has less oxygen and is recycled, which can cause free radical damage to the skin. Furthermore, the recycled air can dehydrate and deplete the moisture in the skin. Mist sprays are great for moisturising the skin regularly without heavy creams. However, a serum full of antioxidants can reduce the risk of free radical damage.
Apply a mask and sleep
If you want to really indulge your skin, apply a face mask. A rub-in cream mask can help if you do not want to draw attention to yourself and keep your beauty regime discreet. Getting some shut-eye can help improve your skin too and keep you looking refreshed when you arrive.
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Harbour Medispa Wilston is one of Brisbane’s Premier Comprehensive Skincare Clinics. Cosmetic Nurse Jo Wilson and the team of Doctors provide an effective range of Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures and Holistic Skincare Solutions to rejuvenate, enhance and amplify your natural, radiant beauty.
Founded from a ‘functional skin’ perspective, our medical team work to tailor individual skincare treatments right for you, for your season. Above-all, we believe in creating ‘the natural look’ (so you’ll still come out looking like you).
We offer a mindful treatment menu, curated after years of experience in the team.
Anti-Wrinkle Injectables include common areas such as Crow’s Feet, Forehead lines, Frown Lines, Bunny Lines, Dimpled Chin, Downturned Mouth, Lip Filler, Lip Line Filler, Chin Filler, Cheek Fillers, Marionette lines Filler, Jawline Filler, LED Light Therapy, Acne Treatments, Medical Chemical Skin Peels, Skin Needling, Fat Dissolving Injections for spot reduction of body fat, Double Chin Fat Dissolving Injections, and Australian Made Medical Skin Care.
Harbour Medispa Wilston provides the highest quality cosmetic injection procedures in Brisbane, Queensland where your safety is our number one priority.
Find Cosmetic Nurse Jo in Wilston’s own Phytomer Le Spa Luxury French Day Spa, 99 Kedron Brook Road, Wilston.
So which is better Kybella™ or LipoDissolve™ for fat reduction? At Harbour Medispa, we treat stubborn pockets of body fat that are resistant to diet and training. LipoDissolve™ and Kybella™ are the names of the treatments of choice for us to melt small, unwanted fat deposits. We understand the struggle of trying to lose fat in a stubborn area and also understand that some people are genetically predisposed to carry fat in certain areas while others experience body shape changes due to medical conditions and as they mature.
Kybella™ is the injection of deoxycholic acid, which is a molecule occurring naturally in the body, that has the ability to break down fat cells. Similarly, LipoDissolve™ is the injection of two enzymes called Phosphatidylcholine and Deoxycholate Acid or PC/DC for short. These ingredients are found in the body in abundance already and have been found to be very safe by researchers around the world. PC is a key component to human cell walls and has been used for years to help lower cholesterol and promote cell health. It is commonly called Lecithin and is synthesized from soy. DC is a synthetic bile salt like your liver makes to break down fats that you ingest. It is what researchers have proven is the active ingredient in the fat melting process.
Kybella or Lipodissolve?
Whenever you are trying to decide which is a better treatment option for your cosmetic needs, the best thing to do is to seek professional advice. Fat removal from face, whether using injectable treatments, CoolSculpting or liposuction can be complicated. The biggest thing to realise is that everyone’s face is different, and we all have different facial dynamics. Our priorities also vary, so while you may find the fastest results with liposuction, the recovery is one of the worst. At the same time, while Kybella may require a few treatments; it can be far more manageable and have less impact on your current routine. It is critical to have your face assessed by someone with experience in facial anatomy and aesthetic treatments, that way you can make an informed decision on which of these fat removal treatment options are the best for your goals.
Non-Surgical Alternatives to Liposuction in Brisbane
At Harbour Medispa in Brisbane, we offer a wide range of non-surgical treatment options. This variety allows us to address even the most niche of requests with ease. Whether you are looking for double chin injections, chin sculpting with dermal fillers, or want to know how much does Kybella or Lipodissolve costs for you, book an appointment for a consultation with the team.
Kybella™ & LipoDissolve™ Pricing Differences
Kybella being a newly approved medication is commanding a hefty price tag whereas LipoDissolve is modestly priced. We encourage you to come in for your complimentary consultation at Harbour Medispa before beginning treatment under the chin and allow us to explain the process and give you an accurate estimate of the number of treatments you will need.
Multi-country trials performed by the pioneers of Lipodissolve ‘Network Lipolysis’ claimed the patient satisfaction rating to be 93%. This means that the majority of people will achieve their desired outcomes. It does not guarantee that everyone will achieve their desired outcomes, in that it needs to be combined a weight loss & exercise program to achieve the best results.
Who is suitable for Lipodissolve?
Lipodissolve is a safe & affordable body shaping method, suitable for many, people – and helps people of all shapes and sizes. It is ideally suited to people who have problem fatty areas and would also like to lose weight. It is also ideally suited to those with lean figures desiring refinement of one or more problem areas. Lipodissolve provides satisfaction without having to undergo a more invasive liposuction procedure and is often used to improve post liposuction irregularities. Indeed, liposuction is not suitable for as many people because it tends to exacerbate skin laxity, whereas Lipodissolve tends to improve skin laxity. The only people who are not suitable for Lipodissolve are people suffering from anorexia nervosa and the extremely overweight who have a medical or psychological impediment to their weight loss.
Is Lipodissolve safe?
Lipodissolve has safely treated hundreds of thousands of people. Here is how it works. Lipodissolves major ingredient Phosphatidylcholine (PC), is a natural product derived from soy that is used orally for many medical reasons. PC has been used medically for many years. PC is already in your body and is found in abundance in your fat cell membranes. When injected into your fatty tissues the PC concentration destabilizes the PC membranes of some of your fat cell membranes, resulting in cell destruction and the release of their fatty contents into the fatty tissue. Another natural component within Lipodissolve, Deoxycholate (DC) dissolves the fatty contents into a “milky” emulsion. Your body’s scavenging cells slowly remove this milky emulsion over the next 2-3 months in the same way that they also remove a bruise. The removed fat is partly eliminated from your body via the intestines but it doesn’t cause any discomfort, nausea or diarrhoea. It is also partly used as preferential source of fuel for your body. In our experience the people who obtain the maximum treatment results are always those who simultaneously take advantage of this period and follow a weight loss diet. This appears to amplify the improvements.
How is Lipodissolve administered?
First we decide which of your fat we are going to treat, take photos and record the thickness of your fatty tissues. We then inject the Lipodissolve solution directly into the fatty tissues using microfine needles, similar to acupuncture needles. Injections take around 10 to 15 minutes and are easily tolerated. We have treated thousands of patients and have only had four patients who have not been able to tolerate the injections. There can be some mild injection discomfort, redness or itchiness, though these soon pass. Unlike liposuction – no special pressure garments need to be worn.
Treated areas can become slightly tender and swollen for a few days, as your body prepares to remove your dissolved fat. The amount of swelling varies between patients in the same way that people respond differently to a mosquito bite, but it is never serious. The swelling is only noticeable to others on exposed areas such as the face and upper arms. The treated area feels similar to mild sunburn and is easily controlled with simple analgesics.
Do I also have to diet to lose weight?
Patients often report to us that dieting is easier after their Lipodissolve. The mechanism behind this is not known but it is known that increased ketone bodies caused by dieting decreases hunger. Our patients have not reported nausea. The effects of Lipodissolve are greater for those who simultaneously improve their lifestyles during the 2 – 3 month fat dissolving period. The greater achievers are always those who conscientiously improve their diets. Apart from lean people who are simply using Lipodissolve to remove an annoying fatty lump or two, we encourage all patients to actively follow a weight loss diet. We feel so strongly about this that we urge patients to only consider Lipodissolve when they are at a stage in their lives when they can dedicate some time and effort towards themselves. It is also important to not think of Lipodissolve as a magic wand. The people who achieve the best results are always those who are ready to make a concerted effort to improve their lifestyles. The number of treatments required varies for each individual and the degree of improvement that is desired. Our experience has been that one-third of patients achieve their goals with one treatment, one third require two and one third require more. You will know if this treatment is effective for you after your first treatment.
When will I notice results?
Within 2 weeks the treated areas slowly begin to soften, any minor bruising resolves and the fatty tissue thickness gradually begins to reduce. At this point you might have noticed a loss in body weight if you have been decreasing your calorie consumption but your contours will not have improved at this stage. Most people begin to notice contour improvement around the 4th week. The maximum fat loss occurs between the 4th and 8th week, and this is when the maximum changes in contours are noted. As it takes your body up to 12 weeks to fully remove the dissolved fat, improvements continue to occur up to this time. Slight lumpiness due to the body preparing the fat cell contents for elimination can sometimes be felt (but not seen) in the treated areas during the first 10 weeks. Lipodissolve offers a very gentle and simple solution to permanently improve unwanted fatty deposits.
Who should not have Lipodissolve?
Lipodissolve is not recommended for children, pregnancy, breast feeding or if you suffer from (active – cancer, HIV AIDS, Hepatitis B or C) or a severe end stage metabolic disease. We don’t treat people who in our opinion suffer from a body dysmorphic disorder or those with a psychological eating disorder.
What are the side effects?
Side effects include – mild bruising, itching, swelling and tenderness. Swelling is usually very minor but can rarely be of concern if your wardrobe only contains tight, figure hugging clothes. Any swelling that does occur usually resolves over the first few days, Aside from mild swelling and bruising there is virtually no ‘down time’ so you can return directly to your work and social life.
What areas can be treated?
Any area of the body from the knee up can be treated. The most common treated areas are – abdomen, thighs, hips, saddle bags, love handles, flanks, buttock, arms, neck, jowls and lower third of face. Post Lipodissolve local collagen production causes the skin and tissues to contract after treatment; unlike liposuction where they tend to sag. We also treat areas of cellulite.
How much does it cost?
Lipodissolve at Harbour Medispa is a fraction of the cost of liposuction. The cost of a Lipodissolve treatment is usually $450 per 10cm radius of the body fat, and $550 for treatment of the double chin.
Can I keep on exercising after having Lipodissolve?
You can exercise straight away after having your Lipodissolve treatment. Extreme sports that wobble or hits your treated fat will be uncomfortable as your treated fat will be tender for up to a few days. This can be lessened by wearing tight garments such as bike pants or skins. It is a good idea to swap high impact exercises with low impact exercises for a few days, until any treated fat tenderness subsides.
Can I still have Lipodissolve if I have fake tan or tattoos on my skin?
We cleanse the skin with an alcohol based cleanser before treatment. Our injections deliver the lipodissolve into the fatty layer and so it is irrelevant whether you have fake tan or tattoos. One slight complication is that when lipodissolve comes into contact with fake tan it removes it, so you will need to have your tan reapplied after your lipodissolve treatment.
Can I have Lipodissolve if I am taking medication?
Lipodissolve doesn’t react with medications. Please, however, tell us what medications you are taking as certain medications might interfere with some local anaesthetics.
Can I go back to work after the procedure?
Most people return to either their work or social life immediately after having Lipodissolve.
How does Lipodissolve differ from Mesotherapy?
Lipodissolve and Mesotherapy are often confused. The major difference is that Lipodissolve is the treatment of the body’s fat layer with PCDC to permanently dissolve away fat cells, whereas Mesotherapy is the treatment of the hypodermis with various, pharmaceuticals and vitamins, usually to improve the overlying skin.
Is Lipodissolve permanent? Will the fat ever come back?
Lipodissolve permanently destroys and removes some of your unwanted fat cells. Once they have been destroyed they don’t come back. And as we do not grow or develop new fat cells after puberty, the results are permanent.
If I put on weight will the fat go to other areas?
The aim of Lipodissolve is to permanently remove fat cells from areas of your body where you have excessive fat cells, compared to the rest of your body. The goal is to have a more even fatty layer, rather than a disproportional one. Once this is achieved, if you gain weight then you will gain it more evenly than you did previously.
Does it hurt?
Lipodissolve is injected through microfine injections in the skin, there can be mild pain or discomfort.
Where does Lipodissolve come from? How is it made?
Lipodissolve’s major active component is derived from soy. Local anaesthetic is added to decrease treatment discomfort and a small amount of adrenaline is added to minimise bruising. Our lipodissolve main active ingredient, phosphatidyl choline is prepared here in Australia under strictly sterile nitrogen chamber conditions by a registered compounding pharmacy. This way we are assured of the strength, quality and safety of our product.
Can I have Lipodissolve if I am pregnant or breast feeding?
Even though the Lipodissolve preparation is natural and safe, we don’t provide any cosmetic treatments to pregnant or breast feeding women. On the other hand, there is no problem if you fall pregnant any time after having Lipodissolve.
Book A Consultation at Harbour Medispa for Lipodissolve Double Chin and Body Fat Treatment.
Cheek Fillers – Why Choose This Cosmetic Treatment?
Do your cheeks look more hollow than they did when you were younger? As we age, our face can change as we lose some of the natural elasticity within the skin, and this could cause a loss of volume to the cheek area. This could cause lines, folds and wrinkles to appear and become more visible.
Cosmetic Nurse Jo Clinic offers leading cheek enhancement treatments in London, adding contour and volume to the cheek area, smoothing out lines and providing a more youthful, refreshed appearance.
Injections of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are administered into the areas under the skin around your cheekbones to give a more defined appearance to the cheekbone – a treatment that could leave you looking years younger.